Italian >Fat Lorenzo's
5600 CEDAR AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN | Directions 5541744.900749 -93.247543
M-Th 10:30am-10pm, F-Sa 10:30am-11pm, Su 10:30am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Nokomis, Diamond Lake
User review by aalkins – This is a great little place if you love pizza it always crowded but it worth the the Waite, and would it be crowded if it wasn't good? It has the pest pizza that makes others seem bla and the serves is great once your seated. I would suggest to take it to go on Friday night.
Not a destination Restaurant – If you're in the area, this is a good place to go. Food, service, and atmosphere is slightly above average. It's good, accurately priced, but not worth making a trip to this place.
Fun Little Place – Fat Lorenzo's is a great place to take the kids. The pizza and sandwiches are very good. Service is always excellent. It is amazing how many pizzas go out of the place while you are sitting there waiting for yours. They are busy at times but the food is worth the wait. And their prices are pretty comparable to other good pizza places.
The beer redeems – In general the resturant is cramped, but cozy. The pizza is average, and could be considered a bit cheesy. However, the great selection of beers and the neighborhood atmosphere puts this pizza place in the "reccomended" section. If you're in the south Minneapolis area and need your beer and cheese fix I can't think of a better place. Pizza snobs should look elsewhere.
pizza TERRIBLE here – People do NOT know pizza in this town, thus al the good reviews. Anyway they have other good stuff and great atmosphere. Pizza is WAY OVERRATED and any good piiza reviewer of this place has never had a good pizza. Soggy and greasy and way too cheesy. just disgusting IMOHO.
Just get A bread Stick! – At my work I recommend this restaurant to everyone who comes in from out of town, it is way to close to my office. Then when they say they are going to check it out I always find the time to join them. When my wife and I ride our bikes on the Mpls. chain of lake we stop in frequently. I always suggest starting with a fresh baked Bread stick. It is over 18 inches long and comes with the perfect marinara, caution when eating by yourself this may just fill you up. They have too many quality items on their menu. I have the strumboli appetizer and dont share, or one of their hoagies, so I have never had their Pizza?
You'll Be Glad You Did! – Pleasant setting with "neighborhood" atmosphere. Food was incredible and the friendliness even more so. It's view of Lake Nakomis adds a special touch to its cozy location. The owner, a real "down to earth guy," spent almost an hour talking about his philosphy on his operation, "It's all about people." If you fail to go there, you'll never know the experience you missed.
Finest Pizza in Town – Here's the deal: Awesome pizza, good service. If you plan to eat there you get a great selection of beers and some appetizers. I recommend getting the big cheesy bread-twist deal.
NOTE: If they tell you that it will be three dollars to deliver to you, you are TOO FAR AWAY to get fresh pizza. That three dollars isn't for gasoline, it's to discourage you from ordering because you just ain't close enough.
Family Nights at Fat's – Good pizza, a nice selection of Italian entrees, fresh salads, one of the better bottled beer selections around - all at reasonable prices. Take these and put them into a small, neighborhoody atmosphere with a friendly waitstaff and you have Fat Lorenzo's. Their pizza is way above local chian places, however I do wish they would use a bit more sauce and less cheese. A slice of Fat's Special could easily take you over your daily calorie limit! The entrees are the surprise here. Lasagna, spaghetti w/ sausage (spicy and sweet - some of the best in town) and chicken alfredo are all satisfying and excellent values. Fresh dinner salads are meals in themselves. Also, don't let small dining area keep you away. It's a fun place that buries a night out at some sterile chain meat factory!!
Some Pizza with Your Cheese – Fat Lorenzo's was a place that we went to right before hopping onto 77 after a fun day at Lake Nokomis. What better way to end a day than with pizza?!
We ordered a hoagie and some slices of pizza. The hoagie was OK and the pizza slices were HUGE. The main problem? They try and win you over with cheese. I wouldn't be surprised if there was ONE CUP of mozzarella on my one slice. This in turn made the slice greasy and although I am a cheese LOVER (I always always order extra cheese) this was enough to block your breathing passages.
The flavor would have been much better if they had used less cheese and a different combination of cheese as this was GREASE GREASE and more GREASE.
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