Eagan's dining scene took a big blow with the recent closure of Bibo, the upscale-casual restaurant/wine bar that was a lot nicer than its strip mall digs suggested. Bibo was owned by longtime Italian restaurateur Frank Marchionda, and the Eagan restaurant seemed to hit the sweet spot between his Buon Giorno market, a casual grocery-deli, and his white tablecloth Roman ristorante, i Nonni. One of Bibo's most unique dishes was its mozzarella in carrozza, a.k.a. "cheese in a carriage," which is basically a mozzarella sandwich that's been dipped in egg, coated with breadcrumbs, and fried. (Think of it as a mozzarella stick with slightly less regret.) But the dish I'll miss most is the delicate lasagna, made with bechamel, mozzarella, mascarpone, and ricotta cheeses.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Minneapolis & St. Paul dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.