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Pizzeria Lola

5557 Xerxes Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
612-424-8338
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Ranked #1 of 1,581 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Wood fired pizza, warm chocolate chip cookies, soft serve ice cream, wine, beer, photo booth
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Wood fired pizza, warm chocolate chip cookies, soft serve ice cream, wine, beer, photo booth
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English first
St.Paul, Minnesota
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373 reviews 373 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great tasting, moderately price food, sense of humor, excellent desserts. Really good (large) caesar salad - unless you want this for an entree, easily sharable. Quite an array of pizzas. We tried sausage and mozarella which was wonderful! Busy so encourage you to arrive early (we arrived at 11:15 for Saturday lunch, by noon it was mostly full. Don't expect... More

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Fremont, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 5:30 PM on a Saturday and were able to get an outdoor table for 8 in under an hour. I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I tried a few different pizzas and I loved them all. Fresh ingredients, great crust, and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere and very professionally operated.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I enjoyed this fine resteraunt with two co-workers over lunch. We started with fresh zuchinni appetizer which was baked with mint and lemon. It still retained some crunch and was a refreshing way to prepare for the main meal. The pizza was really spectacular. Fresh toppings (inhouse made fennel sausage, peppers) a full flavored sauce, and nice crispy/chewey crust. Service... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The pizza is excellent, and the atmosphere is lively and fun. Sit at the counter to be able to watch the way things work in the kitchen. On-street parking if you can't find a spot in the lot. It's in a neighborhood, so don't give up by thinking that you must be lost when you are looking for the restaurant.... More

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Minneapolis
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296 reviews 296 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wanted to eat here due to the rating and they do use superior Ingredients, and the wood fire stove makes the thin crust have a unique flavor. Our wait person was very attentive and surprised at how my plates got cleared so fast. They have to coach he wait staff well as at face value you wouldn’t expect such... More

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Wow, I was blown away when on a Tuesday night there was a 40 minute wait for a table, 2 hrs reported on the weekends... Well worth the wait! We found seats at the bar in no time flat. Grabbed a glass of vino and ordered a salad and the "Sweet Italian". Very good all the way around and enough... More

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Campbell, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Back in the Homeland for a summer visit with the child…on a nostalgic romp through the old neighborhood. What an inspirational, charming, simply wonderful restaurant! Local beers, inventive pizzas, creative decor, accommodating, go-far-beyond-the-requirements servers. There is something incredibly special about Minneapolis and the off-the-charts quality of its food scene, something The Coastal Folk will never get, and that, for you... More

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Minneapolis
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Always great, Pizza Lola never disappoints. Finally tried the Lady ZaZa pizza, with Kim-Chee, peppers, sausage and other unidentified garnishes. Loved it, love the frontal spice and subtle burn of the Korean spice. Daughter had her favorite Xerxes with spinach, goats milk feta, almonds and mozzarella. Veggie of the days was straw zucchini with fresh Parmesan shavings - also wonderful.... More

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Pottsboro, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After hearing all the hype my friend and I decided to give Lola's a try. We were both surprised at the minimal topping and bland taste. We are big fans of Pizza Luce and other restaurants nearby. This visit was noteworthy due to the vast disparity between the hype and the actual experience. Needless to say we won't be returning.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a GREAT pizzeria!!! From the atmosphere to the food, everything was excellent. We ordered to pies off the menu that were phenomenal, plus the special "Sweetie Pie Pizza" which has to be one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten!!! I love this place and will continue to visit every time I go to Minneapolis.

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