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Muffuletta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muffuletta.com
  • Email: muffuletta@parasole.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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Diner Reviews
  • "My friends and I enjoyed a delicious lunch (salmon cakes, Muffuletta, and Croque Monsieur) and excellent service. The birthday dessert of a banana tart was extra special. Great place for lunch and talking."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Each one of the four of us had a different brunch entree, and each was happily satisfied. The waiter was especially pleasant and accommodating."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner prior to the Grand Reopening of Northrop Auditorium. The food is always consistent and the service friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was a while since we've been to Muffuletta. The food was excellent. It's an exceptional restaurant that can maintain its high quality of food and servcie over the years."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very good food and attentive service, and the menu prices reflect these."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Quiet restaurant with excellent service, fresh farm to table food all at a great value!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have been eating here regularly since it opened. The food is always good, the neighborhood delightful, the staff pleasant and often fun. Great lovely view of the history, lit-up Carnegie Library across the street, fun shops nearby."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was very good! Will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very nice little spot! As it has been for years. The food was prepared well, clean no fake chemical laden ingredients, nice flavors, but the prices were an insult. Would we go again ? Debatable the high $$$$ was really not worth it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We walked in and asked to add another person to our table. They accommodated us, even though our extra guest was late. They brought her another basket of bread and some of the awesome truffle popcorn when she arrived. We were the last people in the restaurant and had no idea they were ready to close because they didn't rush us. Our favorite go-to place for an outstanding dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We took some business clients on Monday and had a wonderful dinner! They were all from Florida, so we wanted to take them somewhere that they wouldn't be able to experience in FL. Walleye cakes were awesome! (A true MN root) I had salmon served on top of roasted potato and apples, it was really good. Others in our group had pastas and soup. Dessert was flour-less chocolate cake with banana, very tasty! If you are someone who is expecting a big plate with a lot of food, this is not the place for you. The portions are an appropriate portion size. There are quality ingredients and the menu changes frequently and seasonally. It's a quaint place with quality food. No leaning tower of nachos at this place! :)"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We went for our Anniversary and loved it. The food was fabulous and our server was so attentive and friendly. We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was not good. Limited selection. $26 for chicken??? Really?"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Every time my wife and I eat at Muffuletta Cafe the fish is done to perfection. I can't say anything about the meat but the vegetarian dishes are also consistently excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming here for over 30 years. We have NEVER been disappointed. It's a very special place for us."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Gramma, Mom and Granddaughter (age 23) all went to have girls night. The waiter could not have been more attentive! He helped us pick out a wine, answered all our questions about what was in different dishes, and was very, very pleasant. The meal included a cheese plate (YES, please!) and an entrée. We were too stuffed to even consider dessert. The service, at least that night, was more European, in that we were not constantly bothered by the waiter asking us if we were "doin' ok" etc. He appeared when needed, but was invisible as we enjoyed each other's company. The prices, I thought, were very reasonable. Not including the generous tip we gave our waiter, the bill was only $72."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We love Muffuletta. It is a wonderful place to relax, dine, and enjoy great food with family and friends. We eat here as often as we can because it offers great home cooking, local atmosphere, and supports local farmers. The food portions and selections are great. You can have an intimate meal here or dine with business partners and associates. They offer great little extras with your meal! The service is always excellent!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was very good. The carrot soup just needed a little more spice. We were there in early afternoon for late lunch. So it wasn't very noisy. Nice atmosphere and server was attentive. Would dine here again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Muffaletta is a gem. Delicious, seasonal food and great service. Always a good choice."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My friend and I met fir a midweek lunch date with our newborns. I made reservations ahead of time and ask for enough room to accommodate our little ones gear. When we arrived they had our table ready with carseat slings:) This was a wonderful surprise!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had a great lunch w my 91 y/o mother. She enjoyed all aspects of the lunch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Visited again after moving back. Same great food and ambience. Service was excellent. Food a little pricey."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The wait staff was awesome! Food was absolutely amazing. Kid friendly! I'm always impressed!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We come here after church at St. Matthew's. Always wonderful service and great food. Easy parking in their lot and quiet seating areas. Low noise level so conversation is easy to hear. One of our favorites."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Loved the neighborhood feel and the the quiet, calm atmosphere. Celebrated my son's birthday and both commented on how quiet and soothing it was to be there for dinner. We could hear each other talk. Lovely!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Loved the Monday night $10 bottle of wine special!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Service was spot - on, food was too. We got there before the dinner rush. One server was going table to table polishing the wine glasses. Fantastic pride and ownership. Food was excellent . Warmed olives to start. I had the duck, medium rare. Wife had beef stroganoff. We both highly recommend our entrees. We also shared a beet salad which was also great. Perfect selection of beers, and perfect sized menu. Didn't have wine, but I'm sure it is well selected. Great value. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch here. The server was fantastic (and my friends and I are servers!) the food was very good also. The only downside was the price, quite high for teeny portions. We still enjoyed ourselves though, and would go back."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "There were many standard choices on the menu that either are gluten-free or just need to swap a side. When I called to ask about it, they put one of the chefs on the phone!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My parents were in town for one day and we went to lunch to celebrate our anniversaries. The staff was very friendly from the time we were greeted until we left. The server made a special effort to recognize our occasions (which I had mentioned in the reservation) and was very pleasant and accommodating. This restaurant was recommended to me and I will be sure to recommend it to others!! Thank you for making our lunch a special one!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had an amazing dining experience this past Saturday. I HIGHLY recommend Muffuletta in the Park in St Paul. Not only just a charming location that made us feel like we were in a northern cottage, but the food is an eclectic mix of genre's with fresh, local sustainable ingredients. The braised beef cheeks I had was so tender - it just melted in my mouth ! And the kale converted my husband into a greens man ! Excellent wine selection & even the desserts (we tried 4 different ones) were scrumptious. Knowledgeable servers, reasonable pricing & an outstanding chef, not to mention they have a wine room, how could you go wrong ?!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The experience was okay...nice quiet snowy Saturday afternoon. I had a salad which was a little spendy for what I got; nothing fancy, just arugella(sp). I wanted a salad on the menu but the waitress said my choice was not available so I ended up with arugella and balsamic vinegar. Also, the waitress seemed a bit irritated by something. Not sure what it was but it carried over into her service to us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a favorite and it never disappoints! The service and food is always very good. Tthe ambience of this long-standing neighborhood restaurant is elegant, yet cozy and comfortable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentine's Day is always a little tricky. Looking for a reservation later than I should, on the clock with babysitting and kids at home, and yet so hopeful of a good time together, to breath, to connect more deeply than the usual how-we-get-done-all-that-needs-to-be- done with the four of us in a given day, and really to remember why we love each other. And Muffuletta totally came through for us, with wonderful food and thoughtful service, a fine bottle of wine, and a remarkably sweet experience. And we will definitely go back, even just to find a little of that Valentine's Day vibe during the rest of our year."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a hidden neighborhood restaurant that is a wonderful dining experience. The server we had was engaging without being overbearing and had good suggestions. The ambience is quaint and romantic, but still a great place to meet friends and not have to yell to have a conversation. Chef Matt always adds his unique touch to all the dishes whether they be the mainstays like the Muffuletta sandwich or new dishes like the pork loin. We thoroughly enjoy going to Muffuletta and bringing new people to share the experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Really the lunch menu is very limited and then no Hamburger which we thought would be good. The waitress didn't seem happy to be there no smiles for sure. We have been at the restaurant before so not a first timer. It was for a birthday celebration so that was a special occasion for us."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Had another great dining experience at Muffuletta for brunch. The wait staff was friendly, attentive, yet patient. The kitchen put together an off menu request for an egg white omelet and the food was uniformly excellent. The experience is always positive at Muffuletta"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "As always - they top the list for fantastic food and fantastic service."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I hadn't been there for quite some time.........................food not as good as I remember...................kind of blah. Not terrible though. Server was great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It's sad when the most memorable part of our dinner was the waiter... more specifically, how bad our waiter was. He started out with, "how is your day going?" It was a bit mumbled so my wife and I didn't clearly catch what he said. After a couple seconds I responded, "pretty good." His response, "mine was too, thanks for asking." He didn't write down our order so the wrong dish came out for my wife, so I ate my dinner "alone" and then she ate "alone." Then the wrong glass of wine came out for me. We will go back because the food was very good and I live close by, but if I have a similar experience with the staff I won't be going back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014