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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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Ranked #64 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Maple Grove, MN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a good hearty lunch spot. If you're looking for fancy or Italian traditional, this probably isn't the place. If you're looking for Italian-American traditional, this is ideal. I've tried several items on the menu and they taste like they should (if you grew up in an Italian-American neighborhood). Very satisfying for good prices

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went here with coworkers for a working lunch. I'm avoiding gluten for the time being so knew that my options would be few since pizza is the name of the game. I opted for the Niçoise salad, thinking it would be "ok" at best, since this place is known for its stellar pizza. However, THAT WAS THE BEST NIÇOISE... More 

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iowa city, ia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I visited this past Friday, around 5pm. It was starting to get busy and when I left there were quite a few people in the small front waiting area. I like the laid back casual atmosphere of Fat Lorenzos. Even though I did not enjoy my Picante Grassi, I will absolutely come back and try other dishes. I know I... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I haven't had the pizza yet which I'm sure is outstanding- on occasion when I get the bug for "it" I come the distance for the Fats, hot hoagie !!! OMYWORD. SOOOOOYUMMY- well worth the trip .

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The ambience of this restaurant is that of a street side restaurant in Rome. Charming casual bustle of a busy restaurant. If you have to wait 15 minutes to be seated it is worth it for the meal choices you have to make. Aromas fill the restaurant and the food is just as flavorful. The service was attentive to each... More 

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Omaha,Nebraska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant located in a mix of neighborhood transitioning from industrial/airport setting offers indoor and outdoor seating. On this visit I got the chicken alfredo and a slice of the sausage pizza. First off the pasta is very flavorful. The chicken is very tender and there is plenty of sauce. It can easily be shared between 2 people maybe 3... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You can tell by the wait list this is a popular hangout. It took over 30 minutes for us to get a table on a Saturday evening. The wait staff is friendly and warm. We got our food fairly quickly and it was just as tasty as I remember it being. My only complaint: you need a bigger restaurant to... More 

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minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Came here last nite very crowded and they have sort of weird blackboard table seating reservations. Finally got a table for 4 crammed in a both where the table was not level with the booth and table too far away. Ordered our food lots of food but apparently I ordered the wrong thing it was gawd awful but waiter never... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm a pizza lover, and I have to say, Fat Lorenzo's is some of the best I've ever had! Great flavor! Great sauce, and interesting artwork on the walls! It's a great little place!

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Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I took our friend to Fat Lorenzo's for dinner while he was on a 3 hour layover at the airport. We split a meat lovers pizza and had soft drinks. The service was great, the pizza was delicious, and we can't wait to head back as soon as we can. It was worth the 25 min. drive,... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Lorenzo's

Address: 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
Phone Number: 612-822-2040
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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