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Fat Lorenzo's

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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Surprised by the quality of a little corner place

I meet a friend there for lunch since it's a half way place. We've always been impressed with the food and I always try something different. It's 'cute' and friendly. Strongly recommended for a good lunch or casual dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Maple Grove, MN
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Maple Grove, MN
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I meet a friend there for lunch since it's a half way place. We've always been impressed with the food and I always try something different. It's 'cute' and friendly. Strongly recommended for a good lunch or casual dinner.

Thank Lomunchi
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit. Pizza order at outdoor seating took almost an hour. Traffic was loud and fast. They could do well with a bigger space nearby- it's the pizza people come for. I haven't ever been inside- envision elbow to elbow. Nah.

Thank Midwestgirl1977
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263 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Fat Lorenzo's: it came highly recommended. We shared a small "Fat's" pizza and it didn't disappoint. It was more than enough for two people. Loaded with sausage, pepperoni, black & green olives, mushrooms and onions. (we had them hold the green pepper) It's a very small establishment but we were seated immediately on a... More 

Thank Curly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just basking in the glow of another really really good meal at Fat Lorenzo's! Our party dined on spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with sausage, a Fat Lorenzo's special salad, and a Fat Lorenzo's special--basically a meat & cheese toasted hoagie-thing. All reported deliciousness. The only bummer in the evening was that a member of our party was not a fan... More 

Thank Roysgirl2014
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Our son took us to this tiny hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant. Oh.My.Goodness!!! Was the food good? YES! Great attentive waitstaff. We had the Garlic Cheese Bread to share; so delicious. We shared two pizzas - one was a Carne Pazza (Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage and sliced meatballs with added roasted garlic); the other was a build your own with Italian sausage,... More 

Thank SCBMichigan
Seneca, South Carolina
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We (family and friends) have been patronizing this restaurant dine-in and take-out for over 25 years. My husband knows the owner as well. This is the first time I can remember not being fully pleased. I am not sure how the breakdown happened, and whether or not this was just a sporadic miscommunication. However, this is how it played out.... More 

Thank Susan R
Green County, WI
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Randomly searched for pizza places in the area on vacation and found this gem! When we walked in, it was CRAZY busy, but we didn't end up waiting long after putting our name on the chalkboard for dine-in. Service was speedy for the amount of people they had there, individual slices of pizza were HUGE, and the chocolate chip gelato... More 

Thank N R
Flagstaff, Arizona
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Authentic italian pizza joint that is small and has the decor to think that you are Italy enjoying a slice. We used to live close to hear and pick up pizzas on Sunday nights...one of the best places in the Twin Cities. Take a walk around Nokomis after you are done to walk off the calories!

Thank Canniff9
Bradenton, Florida
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206 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

Thank Randy K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?