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Pioneer Press

  • 2015 - Best Patio - Readers' Choice Awards

Minneapolis-StPaul Magazine

  • 2015 - Top St. Paul Restaurant - Third Place; Best Italian Restaurant - Third Place
  • 2014 - Best Happy Hour - First Place; Best Italian Restaurant - Third Place
  • 2013 - Top St. Paul Restaurant - Fourth Place; Happy Hour Scene - Third Place
  • 2012 - Top St. Paul Restaurant - Fourth Place; Happy Hour Scene - Third Place; Italian - Third Place
  • 2011 - Best Restaurant - St. Paul - Second Place; Happy Hour - Third Place; Italian - Third Place
  • 2010 - Best Italian Restaurant, First Place; Best Restaurant - St. Paul, Second Place; Top 5 St. Paul
  • 2009 - Best italian Restaurant, First Place; Best After-Work Scene, Second Place; Best Restaurant, Seventh Place; Best Happy Hour Deals, Third Place; Most Romantic, Fifth Place; Most Stylish Atmosphere, Fifth Place; Best Wine List, Fifth Place; Best Bar Menu, Fifth Place
  • 2008 - Best Italian Restaurant, Second Place; Best After-Work Scene, Second Place; Best Happy Hour Deals, Second Place; Best Restaurant, Eighth Place; Best Special Occasion, Third Place; Best Wine List.
  • 2007 - Best Italian Restaurant, First Place; Best After Work Scene, First Place; Best Restaurant, Sixth Place; Best Wine List, Fourth Place
  • 2006 - Diners' Choice Award - Best Italian; Best Restaurant; Best After Work Scene
  • 2005 - Best Italian, Third Place; Most Romantic, Fifth Place
  • 2003 - Best Italian Restaurant, First Place; Best Bar Menu, First Place; Best Dessert, First Place; Best Stylish Atmosphere, First Place; Best Restaurant, Tenth Place
  • 2002 - Best Italian Restaurant, First Place; Editor's Choice - Best Restaurant
  • 2001 - Best Italian Restaurant, First Place; Best New Dish - Gnocchi
  • 2000 - Best Appetizer Sampler, First Place

Wine Spectator Magazine

  • 2005-2015 - Award of Excellence
  • 2006 - Best Wine List, Fourth Place

OpenTable

  • 2007-2015 - Diners' Choice Award

GFREEK.com

  • 2012-2014 - Best Gluten Free Local Restaurant in Minneapolis

Minnesota Monthly

  • 2010 - Readers' Choice Awards - Italian, First Place; Wine List, Third Place; Pre-Theater Spot, Third Place; Happy Hour, Second Place; Dating Spot, Second Place
  • 2009 - Readers' Choice Awards - Italian, First Place; Ambiance, First Place; Wine List, First Place; Happy Hour, First Place; Romantic Spot, Second Place; Bartenders, Second Place; Date Spot, Third Place
  • 2008 - Readers' Choice Silver Spoon Awards - Ambiance, First Place; Late Night, Third Place
  • 2007 - Readers' Choice Silver Spoon Awards - Ambiance, Second Place; Martini, First Place

CitySearch.com

  • 2010 - Best Italian, Best Wine List
  • 2008 - Best After-Work Scene
  • 2007 - Best Italian Food, First Place; Best Group Dining, First Place
  • 2004 - Best italian Restaurant, First Place; Best Happy Hour, First Place
  • 2003 - Editor's Pick, Favorite Place for Night Life; Editor's Pick, Best Italian Food, Second Place; Best After-Work Drinks, 9th Place; Best Saint Paul Restaurant, 10th Place
  • 2001 - Best Italian Food

Where Magazine

  • 2009 - Best Restaurant

WCCO

  • 2007 - Good Neighbor Award

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

  • 2005-2006 - Award of Distinction

Paterno Imports

  • 2005 - Focus on Quality Award

Saint Paul Illustrated

  • 2005 - Best Happy Hour

AOL City Guide

  • 2005 - Twin Cities Best Italian

FoodService News

  • 2005 - Top Ten Chefs

Twin Cities Taste

  • 2003 - Reader's Picks Awards for Appetizers, Décor, Dessert, Italian, Pasta