Over 15 years of serving the Macalester/Groveland neighborhood homemade Italian cuisine in a cozy, romantic bistro dining room. Traditional dishes like Primavera Alfredo, Seafood Cannelloni, Spaghetti & Meatballs. To five different Chicken dishes, Veal, Smoked Salmon pasta, stuffed Italian Steaks.
Pizza Man of Eagan's cooks mix pizza dough fresh each day, letting it rise to perfection, like an airplane ascending to its cruising altitude, before fashioning crusts. On these, they layer toppings such as chicken alfredo fixings or fresh italian sausage that's never been frozen, precooked, or involved in a tug-of-war between chefs. Their cheese comes from a lauded Wisconsin dairy and gets grated fresh every day in the store. To accommodate anyone who wants to stand out from the pizza-eating crowd, the kitchen team also prepares baked rigatoni and four-cheese ravioli.
Whipping up delectable cuisine with a charmingly minimalist approach and often-organic ingredients, the Luci Ancora menu finds ways to delight customers without blasting their frontal lobes with a pleasure laser. Amid a tastefully decorated interior blanketed in gorgeous drapes, pristine tablecloths, and a stately fireplace, diners can snack on homemade mozzarella and bread amid views of St. Catherine University's striking campus greens. Start off with crostini ($10) and steamed mussels ($12) before loading up on a primi piatti of pasta such as handmade ravioli ($12) or fettucini Romana with grilled portobello mushrooms and truffle oil ($11), both of which provide enough energy-fuel to power diners through a triathlon on a tandem bike. For the main course, manzo brasato (braised-beef short ribs, whipped potatoes, and baby carrots, $18) or manzo ai ferri (grilled wagyu ranch steak served with potatoes, arugula, lemon, and olive oil, $19) are both easily ambushed with a knife and fork, particularly when riding along the King's Highway on a moonless night.
From its humble origins as a soda fountain in 1930s Saint Paul, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has grown into a franchise with more than 28 locations all over Minnesota and the Midwest. As TV screens blast sports news in the background, patrons at each eatery dine on a menu of classic American and pizzeria fare. Thick, hand-pressed burgers form bunned towers with hefty toppings such as smoked bacon, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. Families looking to bond can practice fractions on regular, deep-dish, or thin and crispy pizzas or group juggling acts with samplers of 27 juicy wings. In addition to pastas and salads, each location's bar carries a varied drink menu that includes draft beers such as Blue Moon and Samuel Adams alongside wine, martinis, and margaritas.
Paisano’s Pizza's sauce slingers create the menu's specialty thin-crust pizzas, Stromboli, and hoagies. Breadsticks escort 16-inch signature pizzas ($19.99) such as the mediterranean pie, whose artichoke hearts sidle up to olives and feta, and whose sun-dried tomatoes resolve to avoid the sun during their next trip to the beach. The tuscan disk unites canadian bacon and fresh basil, and the taco specialty brims with tortilla chips and seasoned beef under a layer of cheddar. Bright yellow and green walls wrap around group tables, where diners can bite into hoagies ($7.29) and look out wide windows. A high red counter with individual seating supports original, vegetarian, or pepperoni Stromboli ($6.99), and allows guests to bring along their laptops, books, or imaginations.