Lorenzo & Sons Pizza

305 South St (at 3rd St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 800-1942
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am
11:00am - 4:00am

Native Philadelphians have a love/hate relationship with the tourist trap that is South Street. The drinks are overpriced, the shops kitschy, but this is where they spent teenage years seeing bands, visiting novelty shops, and getting a slice from Lorenzo’s.

A no-frills, all-flavor pizza joint, Lorenzo and Sons wouldn’t hesitate to toss you to the curb if you asked for anything other than a cheese pizza. There is nowhere to sit. You can’t use the restroom. And most likely, you waited for 30 minutes before even ordering. But when you’re selling slices the size of a customer’s face for three bucks a pop that are absolute perfection every time, you have some wiggle room to be gruff.

In 2012, the beloved pizzeria burnt down from what the fire department said was an issue with the wiring in the ceiling above the oven and grill exhaust duct on the first floor, but has since been rebuilt and is still selling those cheap, delicious slices (with the prideful worst service).

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015





  • Feeling gluttonous? Grab a slice and wrap it around a nearby Jim's Cheesesteak for what locals refer to as "South Street Sushi." Be sure to bring your own antacid.
  • Boo hoo you lorenzos haters. It's busy and done one way there way so quit your crying they may be rude to serve you quicker you drunken cunts!
  • Don't even think about coming to lorenzos if you enjoy slices with topping or need a bathroom! Gosh
  • Their slices are HUGE and only 2.75 a slice. What a deal!
  • The biggest slice I've seen!
  • After the fire and remodel, slices are now $3.00. The largest you'll ever find.
  • You can't sit because it's THAT GOOD. Everybody comes.
  • Some great pizza. Don't listen to mikey
  • The pizza is now 3 bucks a slice. Things have certainly changes from when you could use their bathroom and get two slices and a soda for 5 bucks.
  • theres something about this pizza that tastes a lot better after 2am and after waiting in a huge line of drunkards.
  • Stay hungry and save $2.75 instead eating this awful pizza, dealing with the drunken South St. crowd and the rude service.
  • I'm craving a giant slice for lunch today!
  • Only go when really really craving pizza... and ask for it well done or it will be nasty and soggy, you won't regret it!
  • HUGE slices at such a reasonable price! Bring cash because that's all they accept.
  • Your pizza box will only be able to hold 2 slices. Sorry, not sorry.
  • Fuck the haters. That is all.
  • To all you on here who don't like the pizza or the service and most of ALL THE DOOR MAN who keeps your drunk ass safe at 2,3,and 4 am go home and eat then .
  • Don't come here if you are expecting toppings or a place to sit down and eat. The pizza is huge with a sweeter sauce..my favorite pizza in Philly!
  • It's only good when you're drunk. But when your drunk it's the best thing ever.
  • The door man talked down to me tonight when I tried to makes conversation and that's why I'm never coming here again and neither are any of the people I'm with.

Nearby places

344 South St (btwn 3rd & 4th)
400 South St (at S 4th St)
901 South Street (btwn Lombard & South Sts)