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Fat Lorenzo's

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 70
    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
Absolutely delicious pizza!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Green County, WI
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Green County, WI
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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!

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Bradenton, Florida
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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48 reviews
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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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31 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?