(list of eateries is alphabetical)
Cafe Biaggio --St. Paul, MN
Okay, it's the Midwest we're talking about here so don't get too excited, but this is a great little Italian eatery. Bare and I vigorously tried to find Italian food we are spoiled with (you know, the yummy North Jersey kind), and this was the closest we could find out there. Inside the cozy cafe' or outside on the street-side patio, the service is great and the menu offers up some great flavor combinations. If you're strolling down University Avenue, give it a go!
USE OUR SENSE: The patio is the best; people-watch and get some fresh air on a very cultured street in the city.
SAVE YOUR CENTS: There's so many great things to taste, skip the entree' and split a bunch of appetizers.
Paparazzi --Valparaiso, IN
USE OUR SENSE: The place is adorable. Modern Italian. Went for a private party, so I can't comment too honestly on the service. What we experienced was great; speedy and friendly. But was that because we were a private party renting the place, or is that normal? Not sure. The food was great though. We had the opportunity to have a buffet so we sampled everything, great! Loved it all.
SAVE YOUR CENTS: Would definitely go back. Ask for the Pineapple Tequila. They were brewing a batch up fresh and wow! Delish!