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Fat Lorenzo's, Minneapolis, MN

The outside of Fat Lorenzo's

5600 Cedar Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55417

612-822-2040

 

With a name like Fat Lorenzo's, you know it has to be good. This tiny Italian restaurant is located in South Minneapolis, Minnesota near Lake Nokomis. It serves pizza, Italian sandwiches and other entrees. Let's face it, there's no such thing as bad Italian food, but Fat Lorenzo's is great.  The food is fabulous and the service is friendly, fast and attentive. With music from the Godfather and the Rat Pack playing overhead, it looks and sounds like exactly what it is - a neighborhood eatery that has been around a long time. The only thing missing is the wiseguys.

 

 

Just after opening and before the lunch rush.

The inside of Fat Lorenzo's.

 

 

 

We get pizza by the slice. The slices are so big that one will satisfy most appetites. Top it off with some homemade gelato and you've got a great Italian dining experience. Did I mention it's inexpensive? The day we took the pictures, we had lunch there. Two slices of pizza, two diet sodas and two sides of marinara sauce cost $9.52. If you go during peak hours, be prepared to wait for a table.

There are a dozen geocaches within a short walking distance of Fat Lorenzo's.  Lake Nokomis, which is two blocks away, is one of the premier hiking and biking trails in the Twin Cities.  There's plenty of opportunity to combine an outdoor excursion with Italian food. It doesn't get any better than that.

Buon appetito...i diavoli di Cachemanian