Sopranos Italian hits some high notes

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But if you place the right order, Sopranos is also capable of resembling a small, chef-driven bistro. Several creative, carefully assembled plates might just as well have been served at jP. The paper-thin lamb carpaccio is deftly dressed with pesto, chopped olives, and curls of Parmesan cheese. On its own, the meat is delicate and pliable and offers a slightly wilder flavor than the more typical beef. Three fat diver scallops, seared golden outside and soft within, are equally elegant when served on a bed of chewy faro nubs with tomato and almonds. During its heyday, jP served a tasty ice cream sandwich, and Sopranos revives the concept to even better effect in the form of tiny oatmeal raisin cookies stuffed with cinnamon gelato.

A sophisticated yet versatile menu: The rotisserie duck at Sopranos
Sasha Landskov
A sophisticated yet versatile menu: The rotisserie duck at Sopranos

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Soprano's Italian Kitchen

5331 W. 16th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: St. Louis Park

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Sopranos Italian Kitchen
The Shops at West End
5331 W. 16th St., St. Louis Park
952.345.2400; www.sopranosmn.com

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You can experience Sopranos in all sorts of ways, depending on how you choose to dine. You can hop on a bar stool, canoodle behind the curtains of a privacy booth, or take a table on the sidewalk. (While you're deciding, consider indulging in a sparkling cocktail like the Lady Madonna (cantaloupe, cucumber, Hendricks gin, and prosecco) or an artist themed-martini (the Raphael, made with Jim Beam, Fernet Branca, Licor 43, Aperol, and Cherry Bark Bitters could cut through the thickest fog) or a refreshing, nonalcoholic spritzer like the one that blends lemon and basil with effervescent house-carbonated water. In any case, you're probably going to want to arrive either early or late, or make a reservation. Already, those in the western suburbs are coming to Sopranos in droves, and treating the place like an extension of their own family rooms at home.

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Supr77
Supr77

What an unfortunate name. Welcome to the 'burbs. . .

 
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