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MSP -New Restaurant 50th st between the Malt Shop and Patina

mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 07:14 AM

There is a new place on this block but it has no signage in front. Clearly a fine dining establishment with the white tablecloths and candles on the tables but I have no idea what this is. Does anyone know? I've only been by it on the #4 or in my car. It looks nice and it's not too far from my house but I guess I'm not cool enough to know what it is.

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    churchka RE: mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 07:30 AM

    I totally know where you are talking about. I've been intrigued by this place for some time. Not helpful, I know, but I'm glad you brought it up. I want to know too.

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      happysnacker RE: mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 07:32 AM

      It's "Pane Vino Dolce" which now, according to the paper, is being taken over by Stuart and Heidi Woodman.

      1. mcgeary RE: mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 08:21 AM

        Yep, the Woodmans are buying Pane Vino Dolce and hope to have it up and running by June 1.

        http://www.startribune.com/456/story/...

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          Nathan_1118 RE: mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 10:05 AM

          Hmm, I wonder if Stuart has learned from the failings of Five and Levain? I hope so, because he's talented as heck, but the word on the street is that he doesn't exactly make it easy to work with/for him.

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            snoboardbabe77 RE: mnitchals Mar 13, 2007 12:17 PM

            It will be interesting what menu items will remain the same and what new culinary skills will be added to already italian menu. The restaurant is quaint and dim lit - the service is mediocre as was the wine list -the prices are reasonable to high - the beet/blue cheese salad was excellent one time, over-dressed the second; daily fish special tends to be a good choice as was the gnocchi - made fresh daily - it's a bit more intimate than say Broders, etc. where you're basically sit on your neighbor's lap - but I would chose broders and some others over Pane Vino Dolce. Desserts were acceptable.

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