Saint Paul is known for some classic Italian staples, and DeGidio’s has been one of those staples since it opened in 1933. Spaghetti or mostaccioli with their classic tomato sauce has been their house specialty for more than 80 years. Your biggest decision will be whether to order one meatball or two.
Gnocchi is a beautiful thing, so make sure you go to Pazzaluna and order some. The eatery offers a lengthy list of pastas (and wines).
When Red Rabbit hopped the river to open a second location on Grand Avenue, they brought their fantastic Italian pastas with them. Pair your linguine with a slice of the wood-fired pizza for the full taste experience.
New kid on the block, Hyacinth, serves up fresh and elevated Southern Italian/Mediterranean pastas in a cozy little space on Grand Avenue.
You can’t say that you’ve been to Saint Paul if you’ve never stopped at Cossetta’s. For more than 100 years, this has been a favorite restaurant for fresh pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts, and check out Louis upstairs for a more refined feel.
Buca di Beppo
If you need to bring everyone together for pasta, Buca di Beppo's family style portions are always a safe bet.
For your next Vietnamese food fix, stop by Hoa Bien on University. We’re always up for a big bowl of pho, but we advise you don’t skip over the noodle bowls and lo mein.
All of the dishes at Mucci’s are so simple, yet so unbelievably good. The lasagna is highly recommended, and you’d better get at least one pizza montanara for the table to try out.
Handmade and hand-rolled pasta might be what Highland Park’s Luci Ancora does best. The four-course Taster’s Dinner is offered every night, and you’ll get to try the best dishes on the menu that night, including the daily pasta.