For our third pizza joint in the Twin Cities, the sisters and I visited Fat Lorenzo's in Minneapolis by Lake Nokomis. I knew I had seen the building before, it's kind of hard to miss.
I got to the restaurant before Kayla and Kari so I entertained myself by checking out the giant mural covering the whole restaurant and coloring on the table. Put a blank piece of paper and some crayons in front of anyone, regardless of age, and they will doodle.
We started with a round of beers, which they have a large selection, and their cheese bread. I had read great reviews on the bread and I'm glad we tried it..
Then we decided on their special pizza which was pepperoni, sausage, canadian bacon and sliced meatballs.
It was really good. A large was more than enough for the three of us. I don't have a great picture of the crust, but it looks like a thick crust, which I enjoy, I just don't like a doughy crust. The bottom was nice and crisp, not soggy or doughy and the same with the crust. Our server also gave us a side of marinara and ranch dressing to dip our crust.
There definitely was no skimping on toppings, and just the right amount of sauce and cheese.
When we were done with our pizza, our server asked if we had signed up for their email list. If you do, you get a free gelato. I was on top of my game and did this the minute I sat down. We all ordered the Berries of the Forest and Kari and I added chocolate to ours. I haven't had gelato in a while, but both the chocolate and Berries of the Forest would have totally knocked my socks off, had I been wearing socks.
I would definitely recommend going to Fat Lorenzo's for pizza and a beer and then taking your gelato for a walk around Lake Nokomis.