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“Lots of new competition but still our favorite”
Review of Fat Lorenzo's

Fat Lorenzo's
Ranked #108 of 1,806 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Minneapolis
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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“Lots of new competition but still our favorite”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We love Fat Lorenzo's pizza - straight-ahead pepperoni, olives on the side. Slices are more like slabs, and folks who can eat half a Carbone's pizza (which is very good),are usually full mid-second-slice at Lorenzo's. The Cedar location is a friendly mix of murals and informality that's busy during dinner hours, especially on weekends; but their still-under-the-radar new location at a VFW in Bloomington has been quiet each of the four times we've visited - they have the same food and flavor, but bad signage and minimal advertising might do them in. While it's nice to get the pizza straight from the kitchen - with the crust always perfectly/just slightly burnt - ordering one to go might be better than waiting for a table at the Cedar restaurant; you're going to head home with a box anyway.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

To heck with the chains. This is excellent pizza. But, don't overlook the pasta and sandwiches. For a local pizza place, this is as good as it gets.

Visited November 2012
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Love Fat Lorenzo's pizza. Great sauce - love the tomatoes. Also terrific salad with cheese, onion, green pepper, green olives, and more - be sure to get the parmesan peppercorn dressing. Really good cheese bread, too. I also like the fact that I can order a can of virtually any kind of pop - including cream soda. Very popular local pizza joint - also very small, so go early and get your name on the wall scroll right away. Also check out their newer location inside the VFW in Bloomington just west of Lyndale and 84th in Cub's backyard. This is a hidden gem with zero waiting to be seated.

  • Visited November 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderfully delicious pizza”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Great family pizza joint. Pizza that actually tastes like something great instead of just the same old thing - it's their homemade sauce. Great sandwiches too. Bring the little ones, they can color on the table cloth.

I've eaten many of their other selections too - I'd say they were good - the hoagies are great - the entrees, just ok. Go for the pizza or the hoagies.

  • Visited November 2011
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“Great pizza and gelato”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Quaint little Italian place with amazing pizza. Top it off with gelato. Have fun choosing which one! They will let you sample.

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