Without Italian restaurants, home cooks who want to craft authentic Italian dinners would have to pay the consulate to have their pasta notarized in marinara sauce. Avoid messy red tape with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare and drinks at Casa Nostra Pizzeria & Ristorante in Lakeville.
The culinary wizards at Casa Nostra craft flavorful pastas and aromatic pizzas and rush them to the dining room of their welcoming, full-service bistro. The menu—like a Roman chef's leather boot—comes dotted with flavorful antipasti, such as the manchego cheese and prosciutto ($14.99), which features thinly sliced cured ham and italian bread. Meanwhile, the lobster ravioli ($17.99) swims in a succulent alfredo sauce, and the manicotti ($12.50) somersaults into a roll of cheese and spinach and then bakes in savory marinara. Sautéed mushrooms top the cooked-in-wine chicken or veal marsala ($15.99–$16.99), and the pizza menu dons 11 types of savory disks ($10.99+). At the end of the meal, the tiramisu ($5.99) sends off patrons with a rich endowment of mascarpone cheese, notes of coffee and brandy, and a gold-plated copy of their birth certificate. Flavorful pintsize portions populate the kids’ menu, and the wine and beer list nobly spares patrons from stomping their own grapes.
Casa Nostra Pizzeria & Ristorante
Mario and Nina Pelagalli use recipes passed down from family members from Rome and Naples as the blueprints for Casa Nostra Pizzeria & Ristorante's Italian cuisine. As the owners revealed to Sun Thisweek, Nina's mother creates the restaurant's sauces from scratch to ensure they carry on the family tradition of culinary excellence. Her concoctions blanket the 25 pastas on Casa Nostra's dinner menu, which also includes pizzas, paninis, and veal and chicken entrees. Having recently taken over a neighboring bar, the Pelagallis' restaurant now accommodates even more guests with roomier dining quarters and an expanded liquor stock. Evening entertainment includes Frank Sinatra tributes that pay homage to the crooner's singing ability and talent for intermittently firing blue lasers from his eyes.
20198 Heritage Dr.
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044Get Directions