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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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10:30 am - 11:00 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
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Buey
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Minneota, Mn.
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneota, Mn.
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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
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
Top Contributor
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 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
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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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?