Pizza & Italian

Athena Pizza at Pizza Luce. Photo: Sharyn Morrow



350 St. Peter Street
Build your own pizza for dine-in or takeout. $

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

308 Prince Street
A café and workspace serving locally roasted coffee, wine, and beer alongside tasty sandwiches, soups, and pizzas with a focus on organic and local ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a full lineup of live music. $

Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza

512 North Robert Street
Coal-fired ovens and exceptional ingredients create an American pizza pioneer experience. $

Cafe Latté

850 Grand Avenue
Cafeteria, bakery, and pizza wine bar—this Victoria Crossing landmark is three establishments in one. The ambiance is enveloping and the cheesecake unforgettable. $$

Caffé Biaggio

2356 University Avenue
Old Country favorites with family recipes from all over Italy. Pairs well with a glass of Chardonnay. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Cossetta Alimentari

211 West Seventh Street
Cossetta dining options include cafeteria-style classic Italian food at its casual Eatery & Pizzeria, or the new third-floor, upscale Louis Ristorante & Bar. Don't miss Cosetta’s gourmet grocery shop. $

Dancing Goat Coffee House

699 East Seventh Street
A friendly open space across the street from Metro State University, set in a historic red brick building. Serving gourmet espresso or, if you get hungry, pizza ... on naan.

Dari-ette Drive-In

1440 East Minnehaha Avenue
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Italian and American fare, plus ice cream. Family owned and operated from March to October for more than 50 years. $

Dar’s Double Scoop

1048 Rice Street
More than 40 tasty flavors of deluxe ice cream from dairies in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as sandwiches and pizza. $


425 West Seventh Street
Italian restaurant and bar famous for its pasta and a red sauce made daily with ingredients imported from Italy. Catering available. $

Eden Pizza

629 Aldine Street
Many specialty pizza options, including the Gunslinger and Das Kraut, or create your own for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. $-$$

Grand Ole Creamery

750 Grand Avenue
A classic ice cream parlor and pizzeria. $

Italian Pie Shoppe & Winery

1670 Grand Avenue
Deep dish, thin crust, stuffed pizzas, and pasta since 1976. Any way you slice it, you’ll leave full. $$

La Grolla

452 Selby Avenue
Romance infused with garlic on Cathedral Hill. Dine inside or on the patio. Look too long at the menu and you'll begin to weep as if admiring the grandeur of a Genesis representation by Michelangelo. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)

Little Oven

1786 East Minnehaha Avenue
Reasonably priced Italian fare with monthly coupons and specials that are easy on the wallet. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering available. $

Luci Ancora

2060 Randolph Avenue
Fresh, gourmet Italian food made using traditional methods. Featuring handmade pastas, local produce, and sustainably raised fish. $$

Mama’s Pizza

961 Rice Street
Italian and American eatery for lunch, dinner, and takeout. Catering available. $

Mexitalian Pizzeria

1193 Payne Avenue
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New pizza joint serving signature Mexican pizzas, such as the Pizza Poblana, or create-your-own pizzas, plus pasta, salads, and hot subs. $


360 St. Peter Street
Acclaimed Italian cuisine in a stylish downtown location; complimentary valet parking offered. $$

Pizza Lucé

1183 Selby Avenue
Creative, artistic pizzas with vegan and gluten-free options for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. A great spot to kick it with the boys/girls after work. $

Punch Neapolitan Pizza

704 South Cleveland Avenue
769 Grand Avenue
Gourmet pizzas cooked fresh in a wood-burning oven for a smoky crust flavor. A great family and celebratory spot with two cozy Saint Paul locations. $

Red’s Savoy Pizza

421 East Seventh Street
520 North White Bear Avenue
Countless topping combinations on that famous red sauce. $

Ristorante Luci

470 South Cleveland Avenue
Romantic, classical Italian cuisine in an intimate space with a multi-course tasting menu. $$


1806 South St. Clair Avenue
A shared-plate approach to Italian dining. $ 

Skinner’s Pub & Eatery

919 Randolph Avenue
Fun for the whole family with pizza, burgers, fried chicken, and drinks. Daily specials including Thursday bingo and Saturday tacos. Catering available. $

Yarusso-Bros. Italian Restaurant

635 Payne Avenue
Family-owned Italian classic since 1933; famous for its Francesco’s sauce and bocce ball. $

Zamboni’s Pizza

184 West Seventh Street
A cafe/pizzeria/pub to park yourself in for Wild games. $