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    1. It just opened and is Parasole Holdings Co. restaurant. From what I see on their web site they are doing all the right things for a wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza. I haven't been there yet but certainly will check it out.

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      1. re: Davydd

        they've got some yummy looking pizza photos. I'm not loving that they are wearing latex gloves though for making the mozzarella........hope that was just for the photo, I'm allergic to latex.

      2. They have a great selection of beer. The food in my opinion is awful....can't really understand why anyone would think people would want to eat a glob (as big as a small fist) of glue-like cold homemade cheese that is absolutely tasteless. They feature the homemade mozzarella as if it were something great--it isn't. The pizza is also odd...it's covered in a cream cheese-like spread instead of red sauce. And, you can forget about ordering just a plate of pasta and sauce--not offered. Menu is limited and odd. I was very disappointed!! It has a wonderful atmosphere...maybe they can fix the menu??

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        1. re: edinamom

          Was it jenniegirl who was looking for pizza with a cream cheese topping like she remembers from Rochester? Hmmmm...I wonder if this pizza would fit the bill? I'm curious!

          1. re: edinamom

            Out of the 10 pizzas on the menu, maybe one has a cream-base sauce instead of a red one. It seems like a strange way to characterize their pizza. Although we found it to be a bit bland. And there were two pastas, we tried a gnocchi with marinara and a penne bolo, which were both rather 'meh' but it was day 2 of operation.

          2. The Minneapolis Star Tribune's Taste section did a review on Mozza Mia today and gave it a generally good review of 2-1/2 stars. We went tonight and tried two of their pizzas. I thought they were very good.

            1. went once. didnt hate it but am not really motivated to go back. edina pricey. fair to pretty good overall but not great

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              1. re: MarkG

                I do not live in Edina and am pretty sensitive to price, and I didn't think this was pricey at all.

                I've been there a few times. I prefer the Italian Tuna with Cannellini Beans Bruscetta over the pizza, but the Margherita is pretty good. I wish they would offer something besides prosciutto rollatini, as I won't eat pork. They recently started opening for lunch. The fries look amazing, but we didn't try them yet. Good house salad. I liked the smaller version of the pizza, it worked well for an appetizer. My friend had the meatball sliders. She said they were good, but she would not order them again.

                I've been there 6 times and never had dessert. I am very much a dessert person, but they don't really appeal to me.

              2. agree with others that the food is pricey and sub-par. The crust has a weird thick, too doughy consistency. The pizzas were very soggy, soggy to the point where one could not pick up a slice and eat it. All very weird for a "wood fired" pizza. Places like Punch and Pizza Nea do a much better job.

                Pizza Nea
                1221 W Lake St # 106, Minneapolis, MN

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                1. re: softserve

                  Parasole uses sub-par ingredients, even at their pricier joints.

                2. I went a few weeks back for lunch. I have to be honest Pizzeria Lola was our party's first pick, but they are closed for lunch (even on the weekends??), so we headed to Mozza Mia.

                  Anyway, I must not be that picky when you throw a pizza (and maybe food in general) in my face because I thought they made a good pizza and the other items that were ordered was good too. We shared the mozzarella "sampler" and that was fun to try, not sure I would do it again because there were some really good cheeses and some not so good. I shared the caprese salad (it's big!) with the house made mozzarella and the tomatoes were fresh and tasty and so was the cheese. The table ordered a few different pizza types (margherita, pep., calabrese), and I didn’t see a bad looking pizza nor did I hear any complaints, guess I didn’t come away with anything bad to say about the place’s food (it definitely wasn’t ‘awful’!).

                  In general I would go back again if I was in the area, there are better pizzas out there in my opinion (and it seems like a few others), but I’ve found you are going to get that with pizza!

                  Some thoughts:
                  -They really gutted the place from the old Tejas look/feel (expected that from the Parasole people), the place feels so much bigger than before.

                  -Service was a little off, for instance we had one pizza come out in the small size, but was ordered in the large (so they could take some home). That was quickly fixed by the staff and we got a free pizza to take home, no questions asked...

                  -Seemed to be a small selection of pizzas, would have been nice to see like 2 or 3 more options, I might try a pasta or something else to just to see what the rest of the menu is like next time.

                  3910 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424

                  1. Mrs. Gutgrease and I went last night, although truth told we were trying to go to the Edina Grill but there was a line. Mozza Mia was pretty much empty. We ordered the garlic bread with black olive spread, the Autunno pizza, and the Polpette pizza. The garlic bread was delicious on it's own, and while interesting, the black olive spread didn't do much. My barbaric taste buds craved a red dipping sauce.

                    I ate the Autunno, which was a new offering made with chicken, butternut squash, buratta cheese, and pesto. The squash and chicken worked well together but overall the pizza was a bit bland for my tastes. I'm also not a big fan of the fancy "splattering" of ingredients, as I'd rather have relatively uniform amounts of cheese and whatever else is supposed to be on the pizza, not a guessing game with each bite.

                    Mrs. Gutgrease had the Polpette, which is essentially a meatball pizza with cheese, red sauce, red onions and red peppers. She liked it in general since she's more of a sausage and pepperoni girl. She also appreciated the bland balance that my Autunno pizza offered. I thought that her Polpette was pretty good as it was more of a traditional style of pizza. I definitely liked the kick that it had.

                    Overall, my better half thought that everything was pretty salty. However, she's 7 months into expecting little Gutgrease Jr. to enter the world, so her taste could be slightly off. In general I liked the different pizza twists and understood why the pizzas (about $14-16 per 10" pizza) are priced as they are. I won't cross town to eat here, but if Barrio and the Edina Grill are busy again I would shy away from giving it another shot.

                    Edina Grill
                    5028 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410