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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    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
Italian restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
elkeomaha
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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: Romantic, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?