Great place to stop after a night of drinking!! Amazing pizza and a friendly no-nonsense staff! Love it.
drfear- youre obviously a complete idiot. do yourself a favor and dont talk unless your gonna speak the truth. The owners dont work there? rightttt.. considering the owners (2 of lorenzos children now that he has retired) work their assses off there. They keep a low profile so you dont know they own it but i promise you they are there working the counter- how do i know? lorenzo is my uncle. Considering i grew up in there and used to help out I can guarentee you there is nothing cheap about the sauce or cheese you ignorant twerp- "a laundry mat for mob cash" youre funny and thats ridiculous.
also for everyone wondering why there arent seats- there were seats for years but legally if you have seats in a restaurant you have to also have a public bathroom. When they had seats little idiots (probably like drfear) used to go in there and shove paper towels in the toilets and sinks causing it to flood. The thing that made them remove the seats was someone set the bathroom on fire one time (a drunken idiot trying to smoke in there) and it caused a lot of damage to the upstairs of the building- it also ruined the old mural of lorenzo on the front.
Lorenzos is a family owned and run business. Theyve been around for decades for a reason- because its great and a great value for the amount of pizza you get.
South Street Sushi.
South Street Sushi is a mirage, a hallucination, an eruption of passion lined thinly with a nightmarish hue. Like a tribal rite of passage, its essence cannot exist outside of the hours of 2:00 am - 4:00 am, as if a greasy, grungy Brigadoon bloomed and blossomed from the bitter sidewalks of South Street every night.
To attain this level of enlightenment, the subject must consume enough alcohol that they would be considered a "crying out for help" by certain audiences. Next, after a confused, sometimes frightening trek through the shadowy South Philly streets, the subject must obtain one cheesesteak from Jim's Steaks, at 4th and South streets. The cheesesteak is carefully transported to Lorenzo's, one block east, and kept in its wrapping while the subject purchases any one slice of Lorenzo's gargantuan pizzas.
The subject carries the two items outside, and in a fit of gluttony, drunkenness and shame, wraps the jumbo slice of pizza around the cheesesteak, and shovels the sickening combination down its throat like a snake swallowing a helpless mole.
But like a river in the deep, dry desert, it is but an illusion. For when the feeling is gone, and the day is new, your life-changing accomplishment sends you spiraling back to Earth with a long, long lecture - courtesy of the porcelain god.
Only those who truly with to live their lives to the fullest will experience this miraculous disaster. It will change your life.
Eh. Often undercooked. Often overhyped. It's okay if you're wasted and need something in your belly. Otherwise, avoid.
NOT BAD IF U R DRUNK.
AND TO CORRECT MISTAH "PHILLY FOOD CRITIC" DIS AIN'T DA SAME THING AS LAZARO'S ... AT ALL!!!
LAZARO'S IS GOOD SOBER AND DRUNK.. LORENZO'S FAIR SOBER AND AMAZING DRUNK...
DA SERVICE IS LEGENDARY AND U CAN MAKE SOME GOOD CONVERSATION IN LINE WHILE WAITING.. A WORD 2 DA WISE SLASH HIP...
DO URSELF A FAVAH AND ONLY GET IT BY DA SLICE AS DA ENTIRE PIES AREN'T AS GOOD..
YO I KNOW DA SECRET RECIPE BY DA WAY... AND NOT TELLIN YO :-)
Same pizza as Lazaros, but no where to sit. Love the pizza--- good sauce, giant slices, nice and thin. I guess the location is good(being on south street), but its literally the same pizza as lazaros at 18th and south. Both pizzas are great, but I like to sit down to eat
Best Pizza...On the weekend. This is a place to go if you are a pizza lover. The slices are huge and the price isn't bad. This is one place you get what you pay for. you can get one slice and walk away satisfyed. I just have one issue. For some reason the puzza here is always better on the weekends
Love the giant pizza. I try to get out to Lorenzos once a week if I can. The pizza doesn't taste like cardboard and has the right consistancy always. Of the many times I've been there, I had one pie that was so so and it was still good. There is no need for toppings when the pizza is that good. As for the mirrored back room... I personally think its kinda cool. Kind of a throw back to the quirkiness that South Street used to have. Price is right and the staff moves everyone through there very quickly even if there is a line. I can only eat one slice and my bf can only eat two. Thats saying alot for two people that love to eat and have a huge appetite.
Fabulous pizza! The perfect midnight snack.... The pizza here is outragously good. No, there really isn't proper seating, there is always a line, they charge for boxes, BUT THE PIZZA IS SO DAMN DELICIOUS! Take it home to enjoy or eat it on your way home. Huge slices of mozzerella goodness. Yum!
The opposite of good is South St. Lorenzo's.
first off, you can't trust any pizza place that the owners don't actually work in, but who can blame them, being that the place is clearly a converted public restroom, which is fitting, since eating the half-assed pizza is something like munching on a sopping handful of used toilet paper. Weak sauce, and too little of it, gobs of cheap, flavorless cheese, and a thick, gummy, barely-done crust make it tedious going after the first few bites. It seems like a laundromat for mob cash, the pizza being an afterthought. So if you're in the area, and are really desperate for pizza, go for it. I guess you can always imagine that it's good.
The person who recommends the Italian Market Lorenzo's is dead on, except it's on 9th and christian.
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