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Muffuletta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muffuletta.com
  • Phone: (651) 644-9116
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Ellison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join the Parasole Dining Club. It's free and more rewarding than ever! http://www.parasole.com/diningclub/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carter Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Muffuletta
"Chef Matt Ellison ... showcasing some of the best local farmers and letting their beautiful Midwestern products make his contemporary cooking arguments for him." Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
- The daily-printed menu, filled with irresistible flavors and
tempting aromas, is truly a feast for the senses. The wine menu is hand-
picked by the Sommelier and also changes to reflect the seasonal
and ethnic influences of the cuisine. -
Jeremy Iggers of the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes the restaurant
as "a candle-lit chef-driven bistro with an imaginative globe-trotting menu."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food we ate was indifferently prepared and lacked character. The portion sizes were random and small. Three of us ordered the same dish and had wildly different portion sizes with two orders being extremely small. The gnocchii was not fresh, was over cooked, and was surrounded by tasteless vegetables. The salads had limited ingredients and were not fresh. We did not even bother to finish the salads. For the price the food was poor."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I have been to Muffuletta at least 3 times in the last few years. The food is always amazing and the service excellent! This is simply a gem"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Not only did he care about us, but he cared about the food being served. A super server, a knowledgeable foodie, and a great representative for the restaurant"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Muffuletta's is in my neighborhood and I always take family there when they are visiting. Everytime we have a wonderful experience. The menu has something for everyone and the food is well prepared and very good. They have a nice wine and beer list including some very good and affordable selections. The outdoor patio is wonderful on a warm summer night but my favorite spot is inside by the window on a snowy day - so comfortable and welcoming! Service is always great! A perfect little gem to be discovered!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have gone to Muffaletta for over 20 years and it has always been good, fun, food service, for both drop in and celebrations. It now serves excellent local foods."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed in dining here. Weeknight dinner, brunch, Mother's day. It's all good. Great food, great service, and good to the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very nice place. Outdoor seating was perfect. Simple but excellent menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "On our first visit to Muffuletta we were very pleased to find such a marvelous menu of locally-grown food artfully crafted by executive chef Matt Ellison. The duck was our favorite and it was the best either of us have ever had. Service was good and all the accompaniments including the bread, truffled popcorn, special butter, and salads were a delight. We didn't stay for dessert because we had to go but the selections were nice, but there was a lack of chocolate selections."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have been a fairly regulat customer for years. I love this place!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had lunch there with two friends recently. All three of us had the Louie salad and all three of us were disappointed with it. There were just 3 small shrimp (sliced in half so it looked like there were 6), 2 or 3 asparagus stalks (mine were bitter), some cherry tomatoes, a very large amount of romaine, and a skimpy amount of dressing. Disappointing at most any price but especially so at $12.95 and the most expensive item (I think) on the lunch menu. We should have complained at the time and given the restaurant an opportunity to respond. The garlic spread served with the bread basket was delicious. The street side patio is very nice but it is a busy street so expect traffic noise including buses."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We love to come here for all occasions. The food never disappoints us. We plan to come for another 30 years"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "light sprinkle when we arrived, so sat inside which was fine - but this is Minnesota. All umbrellas down, never were put up - the newer restaurants down the street had patios that were buzzing, patios vibrant and full. Where are the flowers? What happened to the fabulous patio? Management should take a walk down the street. Food very good, prices were not out of line, though so glad we decided to split two meals as the peach quinoa salad was artsy but would not be a great meal on its own."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Menu outside of the restaurant and building style remind me of europe. I really enjoy that it supports local products, and lets you know what dishes they are in. Can be a little on the pricy side, but they also have several affordable options that are delicious. Unique and a definite place to bring a friend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Staff graciously moved our party of three to a quieter area of the restaurant when told that one of the three had hearing loss. Food and service were up the quality we expected. A grand celebration."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Muffuletta has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 20 years. We can always count on a good experience: fresh, locally sourced food prepared well, professional and friendly service, and a great patio in the summer. In the past two years we have been impressed that the menu has become more creative and dinners even more delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Never disappointed with food at Muffuletta. The location is pleasantly placed in a quiet neighborhood. Nice to sit on the patio on a beautiful day. Service is hit or miss...this time it wasn't so good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, went with the prix fixe menu and our server had excellent recommendations for food and wine. Excellent service, very attentive waitress with a great knowledge of the menu."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had an amazing time sitting on the outdoor patio. The ambience was great and the food was delicious (homemade pasta and duck). We also enjoyed the cheese platter. The service was a little slow but not horrible. Great date night restaurant, especially on the patio. Will definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Surprised how old the crowd was. Fairly limited menu and a bit expensive. Didn't realize only had beer and wine. Sangria was good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was good, maybe a bit overpriced. The outdoor deck was great, after the hot rod parade went by!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Ever since moving to Saint Paul, I have been pleased with some of the ethnic cuisine available, but at an utter dismay at the quality of restaurants. Finding Muffuletta has given me hope that there is some real food here in town. I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am normally very pleased with the food I have ordered in the past. However, the lightly breaded walleye was a huge disappointment. I like to order something that I don't like to attempt at home. But I could have thrown frozen fish in the oven and they would have tasted better. Sorry, but the honest truth."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Haven't visited for several years. Food and service were excellent but over-priced. May be a while before I return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Our server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the the menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Muffy has lost a step. Always near the top of my restaurant favorites, I was underwhelmed with entrees and the service. Also surprised it ess such an expensive evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've never been here for dinner, but we had a great lunch. I had the chicken salad sandwich, my friend had carrot soup and a salad. Enormous portions, moderate prices. Our spot near a window felt private and fun. The restaurant has a rustic French cafe vibe. The food is really good. Friendly and attentive server."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant. Will definitely keep this place on my favorites list."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Some "old-reliables" lose their reliability as time passes. The Muffuletta has kept fresh and reliable, a not so easy task. Apart from a slightly too-cool dining area, all went well. We were pleased."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My associate and I went for lunch, beautiful Minnesota day, had choice seating on the deck with right amount of sun and shade. Salads were healthy and tasty. Service was responsive and attentive."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful waitress, a beautiful evening to enjoy eating on their deck, and fabulous food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "An enjoyable lunch with friends; not fancy but reasonable prices and a good selection of drinks. I had two if their main items: beer cheese soup (good, rich, not too heavy) and a muffaletta (very good and reasonable version compared to those I've had in New Orleans). My wife and friends had other salads and sandwiches which they enjoyed; my wife's beet salad in particular was a hit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I brought my cousin who was visiting from CA here for dinner. We wanted a quiet spot with great food so we could talk and catch up with each other. After we left, and were chatting on the sidewalk around the corner, our waiter came up to us and returned a bunch of cash that had fallen out of my cousin's pocket! He had noticed it on the bench where he had been sitting and tracked us down. Awesome!!! Oh, and the food is EXCELLENT. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My visit was for my bithday. All around experience was wonderful. Thank you very much for making my birthday special."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We were at Muffaletta for a birthday lunch/ brunch. The service was friendly and very attentive, and I loved being able to make the reservations online beforehand without charge. It was also good to send the secret note about a dessert for the birthday person online--it can be hard to sneak away to do that when you are in the restaurant. The menu choices were a mix of artful healthy plates, and good solid traditional dishes with a twist--all round good choices and something for everyone. It's a very attractive neighborhood, also good for walking around a bit before or after."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Hadn't visited Muffaletta's for 30 years but came back to see if the magic was still there. IT WAS. Good food, pleasant service and reasonable.... will be back..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "REALLY great service and very good food. Appreciated the vegetarian options. My only small quibble is that I thought the prices for entrees were all about $5 too high."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I found Muffuletta will searching for a restaurant idea on Open Table for my husbands birthday. The menu looked interesting to me. We were really surprised to find that it was located on this cute little corner area of town and has an adorable atmosphere. The service and food were also excellent. We will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My guest, who came from LA and was here for a week of dinners, found Muffluletta the most comfortable and easy to enjoy of the various places we went. Of course he had never tasted beer cheese soup with popcorn so was delighted by it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went to have brunch for fathers day and everything was great! Very friendly staff and the food was excellent! Great place tucked away in a quiet neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were pleased with the Salmon special but found conversation difficult, seated in the area adjacent the kitchen. As the meal progressed, perhaps I should say dragged on, our server devoted less attention, finally abandoning us. He appeared with the check and dared ask whether we wanted dessert which we did. He took our order and never reappeared. Dessert took forever and as we were about to abandon, it finally appeared."
    Dined on 6/14/2014