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Orlando’s Italian Restaurant

2402 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411-2228
+1 806-747-5998
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2402 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411-2228
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1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must say this place was great with there food and great service the pizza was great and then the staff is great here great place too eat

Thank Sherif J
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your business and writing such a nice review!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I did not want to write this review because it is not so much about the food but the management of the place. I know the staff works extremely hard, however, management under-staffs and mistreats their employees. Particularly the kitchen staff. I found out that...More

Thank Idget
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While the restaurant business is without a doubt hard work, we do not "mistreat" our staff. We have several employees in that very kitchen who have worked for us for over two decades, since they were practically kids. Many others with tenure over five years....More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is our go to restaurant in town. It's the original location from eons ago and their food is consistently good. We prefer this location to the one on Indiana Avenue. The one on Indiana Avenue has watered down spaghetti sauce and is way too...More

Thank Marlis B
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks for the kind words and your business! Nothing like an original!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

The atmosphere is nice although a bit loud for my personal taste and the food was decent but nothing spectacular. I was disappointed after hearing rave reviews thought it was going to be just fantastic and it was mediocre at best.More

Thank Riverbabe60
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

I am sorry you did not have a better experience. We have served Lubbock our family recipes since 1965, most of our customers love our food, and many get the same thing every time. If you decide to come back, I suggest you try the...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: great service and atmosphere, low cost food and wine, good starter salad and garlic bread Cons: main courses have at least twice the salt they should have, the chicken parmesan was nearly impossible to eat due to fried chicken being over-salted with salty meat...More

Thank ChzHeadTX
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thanks for letting me know. I have alerted the kitchen manager at that location to see if something happened. We've served the same recipe of meat sauce for 50 years now, and it does tend to taste a little salty, which is good on pasta,...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I heard of "Northern Italian" food, but this menu makes you wonder how they combined southwestern style spices and ingredients into Italian food But they do....and not really successfully You need to skip most of the specialties and order carefully and you can get some...More

Thank davefoshee
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Texas Monthly coined the phrase "Tex-Italia" to describe Orlando's "fusion" menu. Back in 1980. When Mike Cea opened Orlando's in 1965 he brought green chilies from New Mexico along with his family. Orlando's has always been a little different, and that has enabled us to...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I love their pizza, and now that in gluten and lactose intolerant, I can still partake by bringing a gluten free crust and have them leave off the cheese. It's still as yummy as it always has been!More

Thank Nancy H
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

That's innovative, bringing in your own crust! We looked at providing gluten free pizza and pasta but given the scale and volume of our restaurants we were very concerned we would slip up and get flour on the GF products. I'm glad we were able...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had lunch here and 2 ordered salads, 1 ordered minestrone soup, one had cheese soup & salad and one ordered cheese ravioli. We waited over an hour to receive our food. The waiter was very apologetic but for some reason the kitchen staff just...More

3  Thank Terrie P
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

I am sorry that you had such a poor experience. It's not our norm.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great Italian food choices plus a few extras. The mafia Queso is fantastic and the blue cheese dressing for my salad is always the best I get anywhere. Pizza, and pasta are always tasty.More

Thank 106leeannw
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Every once in a while we get a complaint that our blue cheese dressing is not "real" blue cheese dressing, but 99% of the comments love the blue cheese crumbles that are visible. Hard to please everyone, but I am glad we pleased you! Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

OH, my. We ate here two nights in a row. The first night the food and the service were so superb we decided to go back again. The second night the food and service were just as good. What a delightful treat. We split an...More

Thank Carolyn M
Loyd T, Owner at Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thanks for the compliments! We try very hard to create a nice place to go. We've been in Lubbock 50 years, but we never take anyone's business for granted. We live here too! Next time try the Green Chile Chicken Pizza! Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2402 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411-2228
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-747-5998
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Description
Orlando s Italian Restaurant has been serving our "Tex-Italian" (Texas Monthly gave us that moniker) cuisine since opening its original 24th & Ave. Q location in 1965.
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