Rita913
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    August 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Casual dining with great food and great wine to accent your experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fun Wine Tasting Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went to a 5 course dinner, with wine flight from Airfield winery. While we had no choice in food selection, there was a wide variety of dishes, and everything was pretty yummy, with the exception of dessert, which did not quite hit the mark. We started with a palate cleanser of peach sorbet, then salmon mousse with pita wedges, then roasted beet salad with chevre and brandywine tomato dressing, then beef/lamb meatloaf (an enormous portion) with yam and parsnip purees, and finally, a baked apple. The baked apple was difficult to eat, since our knives had been removed, and I felt the white cheddar cheese it was filled with was too sharp for the sweet dessert wine provided. Overall, a wonderful meal, good company and wine."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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In Italy, every meal is a journey… the same is true at Pazzaluna. Start with appetizers featuring a selection of bruschetta and pizza straight from our wood-burning oven; then move on to a traditional Italian dinner menu of antipasto or insalata (salad), to primi piatto (pasta course), to secondi piatto (main course), and finally a delicious dolce (dessert). Discover the truly Italian art of lingering over dinner with family and friends, making conversation, and enjoying wine in a setting that is both urban and relaxing.<br /><br />The award-winning and critically acclaimed Bar at Pazzaluna Urban Italian is an energetic and fun place to meet after work, before an event at the Ordway, Xcel Energy Center, Roy Wilkins Auditorium or just to unwind with family, friends, clients or business associates. <br /><br />During warm weather, relax on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Saint Paul (patio open May through September). See for yourself, you'll be glad you did.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
not as good as before
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Have really enjoyed dining here in the past. Food was inventive and well made. It seemed to have slipped somewhat last night. Bruschetta special was excellent. However my husband was very disappointed in his entree, sea bass with risotto. We have never seen a smaller portion of fish in an entree. Even the risotto was a very small portion, I had ahi tuna with grilled asparagus. These portions were quite a bit larger, and the grilled asparagus was excellent. I would have preferred the tuna to be more rare, but was not even asked for my preference. If ordering wine during the week of your birthday, you used to get $1 off for each year of your age. Now you get a dessert and some "tastes". Will look elsewhere for special celebrations next time."
Dined on 8/01/2014
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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