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

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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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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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/...

        1. 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.

          1. 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.