Italian Restaurants in Mendota Heights


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Ristorante Luci creates Italian fare with a classica flair and serves it within a warm, intimate atmosphere. Like the color of a slovenly roommate's sweatpants, the menu changes with the seasons, as the ristorante works with as many Minnesota-based farmers as possible to stock its larder with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Prepare for piquant pasta with a curtain-raiser such as the sautéed green beans ($10), partnered with an organic chopped egg and a dabbling of truffle oil. The fusilli alla Luci ($11) mingles its corkscrew pasta with grilled chicken, broccoli, and a garnish of red-pepper flakes. For something meatier, try the dish that's synonymous with Italy—slow-braised New Zealand lamb shank ($16)—which melts in mouths before unleashing stores of tomato and rosemary flavor. Schemes to get one's Iowan cousin crowned King of Malaysia are best concocted over a capper of homemade desserts, coffees, and cappuccinos.
470 Cleveland Ave S
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Lovebirds flock to Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar for Italian cuisine. The chefs at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar, perfect for large groups of revelers. Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar and sit out on their gorgeous patio. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. You can also grab your grub to go. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar offers catering. For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
360 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Cuisine Type: Home-cooked Italian food Established: Before 1950 Reservations: Not necessary Handicap Accessible: Yes Number of Tables: 25?50 Parking: Parking lot Most popular offering: Spaghetti/meatballs, known for our sauce Kid-friendly: Yes Alcohol: Full bar Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only Outdoor Seating: Yes Q&A with the Yarusso Family What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? Well, we are celebrating 80 years this year. [The] third generation is running [the restaurant] now. Freddy, who is one of the owners, his house as a child is where our parking lot is now. Our additional dining room that we had added a few years back is where his front yard was. He literally grew up here. We have always been able to maintain it as a family business, and consider ourselves very lucky to have the chance to keep the dream alive of a poor Italian man that worked his butt off. In your own words, how would you describe your menu? Our meatballs [and] sauce are made with the exact same recipes that our grandfather used when first opening up in 1933. We have also added some new items through the years, while still maintaining that Yarusso taste.
637 Payne Ave.
St. Paul,
MN
US
In 1993, the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building was transformed into an Italian restaurant, becoming the first Buca di Beppo. The owners soon found themselves riding a wave of popularity and marinara sauce as they opened new restaurants across the nation. Today, the eatery occupies 97 locations nationwide, from San Francisco to Times Square. At each location, chefs maintain the northern and southern Italian flavors that made the original so popular, with a few American twists. Then they serve it up in massive, family-style portions, making Buca di Beppo a favorite place for hungry families and groups of friends. For starters, the chefs bake up batches of Cheesy Bread Florentine, a colorful combo of spinach, roma tomatoes, and garlic sprinkled over Italian bread and sealed in place with fresh, melted cheeses. Entr?es are prepared with an eye toward quality and quantity, both of size and selection, complete with Veal Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, and classic Italian-American staples like Ravioli and Lasagna. And in keeping with the convivial atmosphere, they also serve truly decadent desserts. The Colossal Brownie Sundae towers above other sweets with six scoops of ice cream and tiers of sundae trimmings.
2728 Gannon Rd.
St. Paul,
MN
US
Contemporary Italian cuisine can be found at D'Amico and Sons. None of the fare at D'Amico and Sons is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. D'Amico and Sons also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. D'Amico and Sons caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Be sure to check out D'Amico and Sons' outdoor seating when the climate is right. Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in D'Amico and Sons for catering. Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by D'Amico and Sons for carry out, or have them come to you with delivery. null You can enjoy a delicious meal at D'Amico and Sons for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at D'Amico and Sons, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
975 Grand Ave
Saint Paul,
MN
US
Craving pizza? Head on over to Saint Paul's Pizza Luce for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. Score low-fat, vegan and gluten-free fare at Pizza Luce. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Pizza Luce has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Bring the whole family to Pizza Luce, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Bring the Pizza Luce's great food to your place. With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy Pizza Luce's cooking from the comfort of your own living room. Free parking is available to Pizza Luce's diners that need it. Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Pizza Luce. Meals at Pizza Luce are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
1183 Selby Ave
Saint Paul,
MN
US