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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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Ranked #48 of 1,604 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a fun place with great food and wine. We went there after the Pond Hockey Tournament and it was a ton of fun. The staff is super friendly, quick service, nice little tables, great sandwiches and wonderful wine list. Definitely a must!

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch on the way to the airport. Between us we teied it all... pizza, sandwiches and pasta! Every meal was wonderful. I would highly recommend the pizza. Inexpensive and delicious! Then we tried the gelato which is all home made too. A must stop spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As a former South Minneapolis resident I always jump at the chance to come back for Fat Lorenzo's. Simple but great pizza and an awesome atmosphere every time I visit.

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Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Not fancy, but delicious! Had the pizza Alfrenzo - Alfredo sauce, chicken, artichokes, roasted red peppers, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella and provolone. So much cheese and totally delicious. Hubby saw Niçoise olives on the menu (in a salad) and wanted to try them, so the waitress brought him a small container. Daughter was happy because they had crayons in a holder... More 

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Maple Grove, MN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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