Louis Ristorante

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Slurp That Spaghetti! Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in the Twin Cities

    Sure, it's easy to boil some water, toss in some spaghetti, and open up a bottle of sauce at home... but there's something divine about the perfect plate of pasta while you're out on the town. The snap of al dente tendrils of bucatini, the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of ravioli, meaty and rich Bé ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Enjoy the view and the rice balls at Louis Ristorante's happy hour

    If you ever worry that you're missing out on the charms of downtown St. Paul, we're here to help. Let us remind you of things like the roof deck at Louis Ristorante, an amazing spot where you can admire both the Cathedral of St. Paul and the rice balls and still get a deal on your drink. During the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Sgroppino at Cossetta's Louis Ristorante & Bar: A drink of the week for la dolce vita

    Sgroppino Louis Ristorante & Bar $9.50 What's that in the distance, Italy's famous San Marco? Il Duomo? St. Peter's Basilica? Well, no, but the Cathedral of Saint Paul is no less picturesque with the breeze in your face and the sun at your back atop one of the prettiest rooftop patios in the Twin C ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 3, 2013

    Pastry paradise at Cosetta's and Black Walnut Bakery

    Two Twin Cities bakeries craft pastries so good they deserve to last forever

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Top 5 places to drink in the summer solstice

    This Friday, at approximately 5:04 p.m., the earth's semi-axis will reach its maximum tilt towards the sun which means summer is officially here, according to the Universe. It also means you will need a great spot to take in this cosmic event whilst enjoying a seasonally-appropriate beer or cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Dave Cossetta, owner of Cossetta's, sucker punched during parking lot dispute

    Dave Cossetta, owner of Cossetta's Italian restaurant in St. Paul near the Xcel Energy Center -- also known as this guy's favorite lasagna place -- got served a knuckle sandwich Friday morning.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fryPo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: December 31, 2012- January 4, 2013

    Welcome to the New Year! We can't wait to share all the food and drink news of 2013 with you. Here are a few of the freshest stories from the Hot Dish.~Glam Doll Donuts bring some sweetness to Eat Street with night-owl hours and more.~We pay a visit to Louis Ristorante, the newest incarnation of Cos ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 2, 2013

    Louis Ristorante aims to revive St. Paul

    Cossetta's overhaul hopes to wake up the city's sleepy downtown with classic Italian cuisine

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: December 3-7, 2012

    It's been another incredible week here at the Hot Dish, as the spirit of the season fills our hearts and homes. Here are but a few of the week's top stories. ~We visit one of Minneapolis's finest Mexican markets, La Alborada, and have the slideshow to prove it.~Tiny Diner, Kim Bartmann's latest ven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Louis Ristorante: A first look at Cossetta's new restaurant

    Cossetta's is part of the fabric of St. Paul. What was once a tiny family grocery store has been reborn again. Dave Cossetta, who operates the family business, has built an ambitious expansion, including a rooftop patio and an elegant new restaurant named, Louis (pronounced Louie).  We stopped ... More >>