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Roman Anthonys WBL

SmartCookie Aug 1, 2010 12:21 PM


Always looking for new places to take my mom in White Bear Lake, we went to Roman Anthony's as I had read about them and saw their ambitious menu on their website. Wow again.

We started with Barata cheese, prosciutto crisp, tomato, pesto cream, and a reduction of balsamic. Delicious.

For my entrée I had house-made gnocchi with lobster, a lemon cream sauce, wilted spinach, and truffles. Rich, rich, rich, though absolutely wonderful.

My mum had the papparadelle with braised veal, wild mushrooms, San Marzano tomatoes, and truffle oil.

Located in a strip mall on 96 just off 35, really, you need to try this place if you are in the area.

My mother had been there the week before for lunch and she and her friend had sandwiches (don't remember what they were), but she said they were delicious.

Service was spot-on without being overbearing.

The tab was $107, but we had $45 worth of wine (!). and I ordered a pretty expensive dish.

Loved it.


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    BigE RE: SmartCookie Aug 2, 2010 07:02 AM

    I work about 2 minutes from this place, but have been a little hesitant to try it.

    I think I might go check it out for lunch.

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      faith RE: BigE Aug 2, 2010 12:30 PM

      Thanks for this, I just looked at the menu and there is very very little for vegetarians on there, seems like they could improve on that for this day and age...

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      b ster RE: SmartCookie Aug 2, 2010 02:02 PM

      I've only had the chance to stop it once, but would absolutely go back. I was in a party of 4. Outstanding meal, everyone seemed very pleased. Salads were excellent (table side caesar was top notch). The sea bass dish was one of the best I've had, the chicken parm was also very good. The ravioli was raved about as well. While limited in choices, the 2 desserts we tried were excellent (tiramisu and I believe the other was some sort of strawberry shortcake).

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        mnfoodie1 RE: b ster Aug 13, 2010 06:51 AM

        My husband and I gave this resaurant a try and we were pleasantly surprised. It seems like nothing has been able to make it in this location. The service was great and the food was very good too. They will definately give Acqua a run for their money. I do like that they have a wider variety of selectios than Acqua, but i do like Acqua's patio since we have such a short summer to enjoy.

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          SmartCookie RE: mnfoodie1 Aug 13, 2010 12:38 PM

          City Pages just had a great review (8/11) of not only RA's but also of their other restaurant in Hudson (Grecco).

          Tried to copy the link but it was broken at the time, so you'll have to go to the restaurant section at www.citypages.com

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