Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian and Neapolitan fare, beer, and wine at Arezzo Ristorante in Fulton.
At Arezzo Ristorante, which won the City’s Best award for Best Italian Food in 2010, the menu of Italian and Neapolitan cuisine revolves around a hearty hub of sautéed vegetables, aromatic sauces, and thin-crust pizzas. Engage the palate with conversation starters such as the grilled polenta campagnola ($10.95), which comes stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, buttressed by a four-cheese pink sauce. Or, pair one of their nine domestic and imported beers the with the tagliatelle di pollo e pinoli ($18.95), a succulent fusion of chicken, tomato, and pine nuts garnished with goat cheese over a foundation of tagliatelle pasta. Unlike The Three Tenors’ beatbox-metal anthology, the restaurant’s nine disks emanate with melodious combinations, each of their nine hand-pressed, oven-baked thin-crust pizzas prepared in the tradition of authentic Napoli pies. Sauce-and-cheese options include the eggplant-and-zucchini-adorned vegetariana ($12.95) and the mozzarella-and-basil-based fresca ($14.95).
At Arezzo Ristorante, chefs hand-press fresh batches of dough into thin crusts, ladle the disks with sauces made from Italian San Marzano tomatoes, and toss them into a blazing brick oven. This process, which adheres to strict standards of the Associazione Vera Napoletana, earned Arezzo Ristorante the Citysearch award for Best Pizza in 2009. In addition to pizzas, chefs toss house-made pastas with sautéed vegetables and traditional Italian cured meats.
Arezzo Ristorante’s interior pays homage to Italian culture as well: an earth-toned mural of the Italian countryside unfolds beneath marble arches, and stone mosaic floors flicker in the warm glow of the flame-fueled pizza oven.
5057 France Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410Get Directions