- Fresh Mussels
- Soup of the day
- Risotto Funghi
- Melanzane parmigiana
- Pork Belly
- Gnocchi Dolce
- Veal Milanese
- Fresh Sea Bass
- Risotto Pescatore
- Crespoline Vegetariana
All Major Credit and Debit Cards Accepted.
Welcome to Lorenzo's Ristorante in Crystal Palace / Benvenuti al Ristorante Lorenzo a Crystal Palace
"For a culinary flashback to the days when good food is what really mattered in a restaurant , get down to Lorenzo in Crystal Palace and enjoy cheap, hearty food the Italian way."
Situated near the Crystal Palace Park on SE19's trendy Westow Hill, Lorenzo has stood its ground since 1985 and has been increasing in popularity over those 30 years. The restaurant is set over three floors, the Ground floor, the basement and Capri on the first floor.
Lorenzo is a family-run Italian restaurant and friendly is its middle name. The staff are fast, efficient and helpful. The value lunch brings in the local workers for a hearty meal and busy mums feed broods of kids the Italian way. The evenings are mainly dominated by local young professionals and cash-strapped students out for a cheerful supper.
The food is consistently good and you won't be disappointed. The lunchtime menu served until 5pm is exceptional value. The pizzas are big and crispy with a heavy hand of mozzarella, similarly the pasta dishes are all expertly cooked and very fresh. The fiery Arrabbiata positively smokes with fresh chillies which are barely contained by its vivid tomato sauce. The vegetarian Crespoline is a fine example of a great dish, thin pancakes filled with a creamy mushroom, spinach and bechamel, then doused in a rich tomato sauce and baked. The desserts offer good value, but you need to get in early to grab a taste of the heavenly, home made tiramisu.
Whether you are poping in for a quick meal or out in a crowd to celebrate there is is something to suit your pocket on our varied and comprehensive wine list.
Authentic Italian digestivi are always available.
The Last Word
Lorenzo is a delightful throw back to when quality Food was at the centre of the Italian restaurant. A bag-load of kitsch coupled with plenty of charm go a long way. So go, eat pizza, drink Chianti and sing O Sole Mio all the way home. You will wonder why you didn't visit sooner.. Arrivederci !
First floor Roof Terrace,Dining, Drinks and Smoking permitted