Lorenzano’s Italian Restaurant in East Indianapolis, from the Old Country

The well-respected Indianapolis Star newspaper had this to say about Lorenzano’s Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis: “It’s always exciting to discover a ‘hidden gem’ restaurant … the kind you discover on an idyllic day exploring a new part of town… Lorenzano’s awaits you with mouth-watering Italian family recipes handed down through generations.”

Lorenzano’s Italian Restaurant is unquestionably just such a gem. Situated on the southeastern border of Indianapolis proper, close to the suburb called Beech Grove, Lorenzano’s is close enough for an easy drive from any part of town, but far enough away to give you the feeling you discovered a little treasure of an out-of-the-way place.

Lorenzano’s bills itself as a family restaurant, and so they are, in the great Italian tradition. The family dining room is warm and comfortable, sporting a wrap-around mural, as Italian restaurants are wont to do. They go out of their way to create specials to entice you back, such as the half-off for kids day every Thursday, or the five dollar off coupon you can print right off your computer. Lorenzano’s regularly schedules Indianapolis Colts specials on game days, as well as fascinating, flavorful wine-tastings in their bar.

This well-established dining establishment bring the light and noble warmth of Calabria, Italy to the New Country, and they brought all the family recipes with them. The Nunzio Laurenzana family now respect their heritage and the great traditions of Italian cuisine by offering authentic Italian delicacies, with a great dollop of amore, to every patron who comes through their doors.

Some favorites on Lorenzano’s menu are their Shrimp and Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana served on a bed of spaghetti with homemade sauce; the Italian Chicken, grilled and boneless with Lorenzano’s spaghetti on the side; the house’s Hot Italian Stew, a Sergi Family special; Spaghetti with Italian Sausage or Meatballs; Meat- or Cheese-Stuffed Ravioli to make your mouth water long afterward; and Nana Lorenzano’s meat or cheese Lasagna.

Desserts at Lorenzano’s are likewise enticing. Try the melt-in-your-mouth Turtle Cheesecake and you, too, will become a believer.

Many families, long-time friends and groups of various types have discovered the Tuscan Room at Lorenzano’s, where a party is not simply a gathering, but a memorable event.

The IndyStar also had this to say about Lorenzano’s Italian Restaurant: “At the heart of the restaurant is family–theirs and yours.” Visit Lorenzano’s in the Circle City, and experience their zest for living, a la Italiana.


Lorenzano’s Italian Restaurant
7153 Southeastern Av
Indianapolis, IN 46239

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