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Fat Lorenzo's

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5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here for about 10 years. They have great pizza and a nice atmosphere. In the summer they set out tables outside. They also make their own Gelato.

Thank sloopy79
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place to go for Italian food! My husband and I really enjoyed the ambiance and the waiter that we had. Pizza was what brought us in and we were not disappointed! They make what I would refer to as a "classic pizza" with a medium crust (not thin, not thick). It was loaded with ingredients (we... More 

Thank Kelly B
Hopkins, Minnesota
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169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza, rigatoni and mango Gelato. We were there for an early dinner before the dinner crowd showed up. Also, excellent service!

Thank amu1977
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

So far, my favorite traditional pizza in the twin cities. Think good pizza and Frank Sinatra atmosphere!

Thank WDMMike
Lakewood, Colorado
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been here for the pizza, which was VERY good but very cheesy. I love cheese but if it doesn't like you, ask them to go light on the cheese. We tried their hot sandwiches and they were delicious. I can handle spicy so I thought that the spicy Italian would be mild. To my surprise, my nose ran,... More 

Thank pukefrog
Burnsville, Minnesota
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. You must sign in on the chalk board if dining in. Glad we followed in a regular. Huge portions and yes it did take a bit to get service but the place is crazy busy. Everyone loved their meals. They have huge portions so for tween you might want to consider sharing. I had the... More 

Thank tamaroc88
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have come here before for the hot Italian sandwich . Today I just needed a pizza and have always heard this place is the place for that too. Very good . My mom used to work for a pizzeria. She always put sauce down then mozzarella then toppings. Minnesotans don't do that (?), they put the cheese on top.... More 

Thank Aneesa K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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998 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I met a friend here for a hoagie. It's quaint, you write your name on a chalk board and they let you know when a table is ready. If there are more than 20 tables, I would be surprised. It took a really long time for our waitress to take our drink order, like 10 minutes, I finally went up... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

FIrst a disclaimer: Fat Lorenzo's is not going to complete with any haughty tauty fancy Italian restaurants. That's not its mission. But for our hungry family of 5 pizza loving, pasta slurping adults and children it's worth the time it takes to get there and enjoy. We made a beeline to Fat Lorenzo's in Mpls after a busy afternoon at... More 

Thank Jason L
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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335 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

After a family hike we went to Fat Lorenzo's for pizza and as usual it was delicious. We had to wait awhile to get in and there was a line the entire time we were there. Make sure you write your name on the board and put the number in your party down when you walk in the door as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-822-2040

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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?