December 19th, 2015
South Street, Philadelphia always reminds me of high school. It was the cool place to go and walk around and get cheesesteaks on a weekend. Actually, I don’t think I ever had any food other than Jim’s cheesesteaks when I went to South Street. I’m really not sure why I never went to Lorenzo & Sons. I probably walked right by it and didn’t notice it because it is such a small shop.
I also probably wouldn’t have appreciated a good slice of pizza back then, especially a plain cheese slice. But now, having spent time in NYC, we realize what a really good cheese slice is. Lorenzo & Sons makes a really good cheese slice, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the best slices in NYC.
In fact, cheese slices are the only thing you can get here. The slices are HUGE though (just look at the pictures below). They were by far the biggest slices that we had the entire trip. Also, the slices were only $3.50! Toppings are $1, but only available on Tuesdays.
We went here on a Saturday night, before a Christmas party at a friend’s place. One slice was plenty to fill us up for dinner (although not enough to keep Eric from eating plenty of party goodies).
Lorenzo & Sons is also open until 4 am – which makes this your best pizza option if you are out late downtown. I think it is too good of a slice to just be considered a drunk slice, unlike some other pizza slices we know, but either way it is worth a stop.
If you can’t decide between a slice here and a cheesesteak at Jim’s, well, I’ve found this for you. It is called the Philly Taco, and I have not personally tried it, but it seems like many others have.
Lorenzo & Sons
305 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147