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Fat Lorenzo's

5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
612-822-2040
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Ranked #61 of 1,584 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Having driven by this landmark restaurant near Lake Nokomis dozens of times, finally we found an opportunity to stop and satisfy our curiosity! The hand-painted Italian-themed murals in and out beckon, and the homey, informal decor inside is rustic, but cozy and quaint, if a bit crowded. But mama-mia, the food! And the prices! And the portion sizes! Wow! Two... More

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We love ordering delivery of Lorenzo's pizza. It's a little pricey but worth it! They have a nice patio outside that is dog friendly and there are options for non pizza eaters. If you go expect a wait, but it's worth the wait. They have a great selection of gelato for dessert too. The perfect night would be a walk... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The latest event we celebrated at Fat Lorenzo's with several of their fabulous salads, pizza and gelato was Father's Day. This is a popular stop in south Minneapolis for lots of people and it is always busy with people waiting for a booth or coming in for their take-out orders. A good place to treat out-of-town visitors!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I came here with my husband and 2 kids and we loved the pizza! The atmosphere was great and so was the gelato!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. Loved the waiter, he gave excellent service. Just the right amount of attention. The couple with us shared a salad and sandwich. They split the salad and sandwich on two separate plates. I had the steak and cheese hoagie. My hubby had chicken lasagna and both were delicious. The restaurant has outdoor seating and it... More

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Thunder Bay
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a great lunch on this corner restaurant that edges a park. Nice place for a walk before or after your meal. Frank Sinatra music in the plays in the background while you dine. Awesome pizza and the price is right. IT is a come as you are kind of place so no need to dress up. pasta on... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've been coming to this place since I was 5 years old. It's a Italian Pizza eatery. There pizza is FANTASTIC. Hands down in my opinion the best pizza around. There small, Medium, Large pizza's are HUGE. They can be greasy but they load it with cheese & giant vegetables, There slices & portions are huge & the Price is... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It seems like a lot of people liked this place, so my husband and I were very excited to try it. We both had a slice of pizza. The sauce was TERRIBLE. It had chunks of tomato in it and tasted somewhat tomatoey. We didn't try the pasta. We wouldn't go back.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I really enjoy this place for delivering savory pizza to our door in the hale/ nokomis neighborhood. Their spaghetti is not that impressive neither is there one slice pizza that has been sitting out however if you stay away from the pasta dishes and steer more towards fresh pizza then you will be extremely satisfied. The atmosphere is very clean... More

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Piedmont, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I had a flight cancel and ended up stuck in Minneapolis. Needless to say, that can ruin any travelers day. When I got to a nearby hotel, they gave me a list of restaurants that delivered. All of which was only pizza or Chinese. I wasn't in the mood for either, but saw this place also had pasta. So I... More

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