Laurienzo’s

Laurienzo’s Brick Oven Cafe in Mount Airy, MD

I had lunch here yesterday, and I would definitely recommend it. It is not a cheap restaurant, but it is also not expensive ($13+/- for pasta and $12 for 12 inch pizza).

The inside was a little dark for my taste, but they also have tables outside, which would probably be better, but on to the food.

We started off with a garden salad, which is enough for a full meal. They were more than happy to provide extra plates for sharing.

Here was my portion of the salad.
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My mother and grandmother split a pizza, which I also got a bit of.
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The crust was delicious, as was the sauce. I have gotten used to fresh mozzarella on pizza, so this cheese was a little disappointing to me, but it was also good. Over all, it was a very good homestyle pizza.

My meal was a lunch portion (cheaper at $8) cavatappi, which is pasta with chicken, onion, mushroom, tomato and garlic oil.
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Even having just gotten back from Italy, this was delicious, especially the garlic oil sauce.

To me, Laurienzo’s exemplifies the best side of Italian cooking: simple, honest dishes, made with fresh, good ingredients. I highly recommend stopping by for a meal.

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One response to “Laurienzo’s

  1. The food looks delicious, especially the salad. Thanks for the restaurant review.

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