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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Small Menu but Powerfull Taste

I been in Fat Lorenzos many times, I love the size of the slice of the pizza, they have a small menu but Powerfull in taste, I like this place because is old wood fashion booths. The quick service, the warm maccademia cookies, the gelato flavors,and size are Huge. the experience in Fat Lorenzos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mario P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I been in Fat Lorenzos many times, I love the size of the slice of the pizza, they have a small menu but Powerfull in taste, I like this place because is old wood fashion booths. The quick service, the warm maccademia cookies, the gelato flavors,and size are Huge. the experience in Fat Lorenzos is unique, the soft Italian music... More 

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Thank Mario P
TX
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

...for how you'll feel after eating one of their pizzas. Plenty of pie for the money. A little heavier on the tomato sauce than I prefer, but tasty nonetheless. Friendly, neighborhood feel.

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Thank tradi_travel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best pizza in the Twin Cities. There is usually a wait, but it is worth it. Salads and gelato are also fabulous. The atmosphere is comforting and service is always superb. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Thank Teacher30
Burnsville, Minnesota
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The food at Fat's is awesome. Great location - close to Lake Nokomis. Convenient to the parks, airport, and numerous office areas. Their pizza is awesome, and the gelato is always solid. Pizza's are a little spendy, but for hand made quality, it is a great place! Would not have given 5/5 as we waited for what seemed like forever... More 

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Thank Mark F
Le Sueur
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We were headed to the cities for Christmas lights and a movie. A friend recommended Fat Lorenzo's, stating that the food was great and they had a great beer selection, and it is all true. We shared artichoke dip, a pizza, a hot and a cold sub. All of it was excellent. I preferred the pizza and hot sub! The... More 

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Thank Hynes57LeSueur_Mn
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Right off let me tell you this is a genuine, authentic Pizza Joint. The moment you walk in the door, you smell all the great food being cooked, and actually watch it being cooked! This is not a big chain restaurant, it's a neighborhood joint. The menu offers a wide choice of pizzas, hoagies and other great food. Ditto for... More 

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Thank ConversationStarters
Maple Grove, MN
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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.

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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 November 11, 2015

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.

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Thank Midwestgirl1977
Midwest
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284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

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 

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Thank Curly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 

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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?
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