#64 Fat Lorenzo's, Minneapolis (Classic Cheese Pie)
With its colorful murals and delicious pies, Minneapolis’ Fat Lorenzo’s, the original and a "standard for the Twin Cities," is a unique dining experience that’s tough to match. As its motto goes, it has been "Italian in a big way," proud of serving its New York-style pizza since 1987. While the restaurant offers great pies including the Fat’s (Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black and green olives), the Alfrenzo (with Alfredo sauce, chicken, artichokes, roasted red peppers, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, and provolone), and even the New Haven (inspired by Connecticut’s famous clam pizza, theirs is topped with baby clams in a rich herb sauce and finished with asiago). In fact, Minnesota Monthly just noted it among the 12 Best Old School Pizzerias in the Twin Cities). But when asked, Fat Lorenzo’s named their classic cheese pie as one you can’t beat, and this year’s panel agreed.