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Lorenzo of Shirley

136/138 Wickham road, Croydon CR0 8BE, England
+44 20 8654 5622
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good12%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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136/138 Wickham road, Croydon CR0 8BE, England
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Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times but must say I'm not overly impressed. Food was okay but not a huge menu and fairly small portions. Thought it was expensive for what we had on both of the occasions I visited with different friends.

Thank alfies
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to go to the original Crystal Palace restaurant a lot in the late 1980s and it served unpretentious Italian fare, however it was impossible to get a table without booking at weekends so the formula clearly worked. Over time, they've acquired the very...More

Thank The_Running_Tenor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Lorenzo restaurant in Crystal Palace since it first opened back in the 80s and had to try the new one in Shirley. I was incredibly impressed as I expected to be. Nowhere in London do you get food of this...More

Thank MAZIAR10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Collected two Calzone pizzas Friday evening and I couldn't ask for better. They were fully filled and great tasting.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would try this place after the refurb and were not disappointed. Although we arrived after 9pm without a reservation, we were told it's "never too late". Everyone loved their food, and our favourite was the aubergine parmigiana! When we told them we...More

Thank Anchala R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant with wonderful food. Fast service and great menu, a must for food lovers. Every plate went back empty. Great staff and nothing was to much trouble. We will be back! Wonderful evening!

Thank Colincarlos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on Friday night. Very busy . Food was poor. Pasta with bacon tomato sauce and cream I can prepare myself. Waiting staff have poor knowledge of menu and Italian food. Wine list uninspiring. Manager was nice.Probably best for a quick lunch but...More

1  Thank sarahappleby1970
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got turned away this evening at 8:40! Despite people still in the restaurant. We were regulars at Bella Vita and was delighted when it was reopened as an Italian restaurant but so disappointed. This would have been our fifth time there and with different...More

1  Thank SurreyJanice
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Average food let down by very slow service. The restaurant was packed and is fairly new but my food was no better than buying a ready meal from M & S.

1  Thank Mick522
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Recently reopened after change of management and refurb. Great little place, bursting when we went there. You may need to book ahead as can get full quite quickly (Friday evening). Sunday afternoon quieter and good for those with kids. Food is sound restaurant Italian with...More

Thank mattbandc
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Mercia N
17 October 2017|
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Response from Cigar W | Reviewed this property |
Not that great choice, just about ok.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136/138 Wickham road, Croydon CR0 8BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8654 5622
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