I LOVE PIAZZA'S! This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The food is what you would find in a restaurant in the countryside of Italy. The sauce is very rich, with small pieces of tomato and onion, and a hint of nutmeg. My favorite is their combination, which is spaghetti, ravioli meatball. The ravioli is handmade and filled with a typical Italian meat filling. The meatballs are huge, and the perfect mix of ground meat, bread crumbs and spices. Their sausage is homemade, and the best I've had. They have wonderful manicotti that is also stuffed with an authentic Italian meat stuffing, it is baked and topped with mozzarella cheese. Their dinner salad is like no other, topped with shredded mozzarella and a pepperoncini . . . great stuff!\r
I've been told that the owner of Piazza's was once co-owner of Cafe DiNapoli that was located on 9th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis. He left DiNapoli in the early '80s, and opened Piazza's. DiNapoli was the first Italian restaurant I experienced when I was 12 years old, and continued eating their until they closed a few years ago.\r
So Piazza's and I have a long history. For my taste there isn't another restaurant that can match the quality and authenticity of their food.
Pros: Food, taste and portion size, ambiance, parking
Cons: Had to continually ask for bread refills, water glasses are very small and weren't refilled