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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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10:00 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, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Huge portions, good food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lorhs
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance
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?