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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My absolute favorite pizza in the city

Fat Lorenzo's is so good, I found myself missing it even when I lived in Italy for a summer. Delicious homemade crust, zesty and flavorful sauce, plus plenty of cheese and quality toppings make this pizza superb. The atmosphere is adorable, and eating outdoors with a view of Nokomis in the summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Bradenton, Florida
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181 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pizza was much too doughy. Inside is a bit dingy, so we ate outside. Unfortunately, the odor of garage nearby was more apparent than the odor of the food. The white clam pizza was OK, but not close to the "New Haven" pizza it's named for. Staff is friendly and gelato is very good. But, we'll go elsewhere for pizza.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fat Lorenzo's is so good, I found myself missing it even when I lived in Italy for a summer. Delicious homemade crust, zesty and flavorful sauce, plus plenty of cheese and quality toppings make this pizza superb. The atmosphere is adorable, and eating outdoors with a view of Nokomis in the summer is great! I go here at least twice... More 

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The best place in Minneapolis for pizza. The atmosphere is awesome. it has been there for a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Great family restaurant . Just stumbled over it. Freshly made homemade food. Pizza is Huge:).loranzos lasagna the best. Will eat here again.super nice server,too.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I used to live in Minneapolis very close to Fat Lorenzo's and I ate here all the time. This is easily the best pizza in the city. This is THE local favorite, and the gelato is really good, too. I can't seem to find real New York Style thick, doughy, crust anywhere else in Minnesota.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our table was outside and a little noisy from the traffic and planes overhead, however it is located just north of the airport. We started with the artichoke appetizer, which was delicious and more than enough for 4 people. We then ordered 4 pasta dishes. We easily could have shared 2 as we all took home more than half our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It goes to show what a shortage of authentic southern Italian spots there are in the twin cities. In NYC or Chicago you wouldn't walk to the end of the block for this bloated fare. It tries, the miss might be that it delivers huge portions of what Minnesotans think Italian should taste like. Pro's great staff and a pleasant... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wow! It's not often you get good food, good sevice, and an amazing price! This place was great! The server kept us laughing! The pizza slices were Big! Don't miss it or the Gelato!

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Minot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I ate here with my family on a trip to Minneapolis in July. The waiting area was extremely crowded and way too warm. Once seated, we felt that the service and price were average and the food was excellent. I'd stop back at a less-busy time and try more pasta varieties!

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Minneota, Mn.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband, daughter and I went here for lunch on a weekend. They were quite busy, but we got waited on right away. I ordered chicken alfredo, my daughter ordered a veggie pizza, and my husband ordered clam linguini. Mine was loaded with chicken and was delicious. My husband and daughter said their food was great also. It's a very... 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 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-822-2040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?