Skee ball originated from an ancient test in which aspiring prep cooks had to successfully roll rounds of mozzarella into their chef’s gaping mouth before they could be hired or receive any tokens. Discover other uses for mozzarella with today's Groupon to Pino’s Authentic Italian and Pizza Restaurant in Oakdale. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian dinner fare.
• For $7, you get $15 worth of Italian lunch fare.
Founded by Pino Montes, an Italian immigrant from the coast of Sicily, Pino’s Authentic Italian and Pizza Restaurant bids benvenuti to belligerent bellies with authentic, home-cooked dishes. Peruse the dinner menu before pursing lips around a forkful of spaghetti alla carbonara, in which pieces of smoked pancetta and parmesan cheese glide their way through a labyrinth of white-wine-laden noodles ($12.95). Meat admirers can opt for the sautéed veal scaloppine saltimbocca, injected with sherry and adorned with prosciutto, provolone, and cream ($20.95). Midday diners can choose similarly succulent lunch fare, such as an authentic pizza topped with oregano and prosciutto ($10.95), or a panini that, like Chef Boyardee’s Christmas tree, is topped with meatballs ($6.95).
Pino’s welcomes guests into its comfortable, dim eatery, filled with a mix of round and rectangular tables and a well-stocked bar. Lucky visitors might even meet Pino himself, who occasionally makes the rounds to chat up diners and challenge them to games of bocce meatball.
Maplewood - Oakdale
7133 10th St. N
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128