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“Could have been better”
Review of Muffuletta Cafe - CLOSED

Muffuletta Cafe
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Carter Avenue
Description: "Chef Matt Ellison ... showcasing some of the best local farmers and letting their beautiful Midwestern products make his contemporary cooking arguments for him." Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl - The daily-printed menu, filled with irresistible flavors and tempting aromas, is truly a feast for the senses. The wine menu is hand- picked by the Sommelier and also changes to reflect the seasonal and ethnic influences of the cuisine. - Jeremy Iggers of the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes the restaurant as "a candle-lit chef-driven bistro with an imaginative globe-trotting menu."
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for a nice dinner with family. Place has a good reputation but really fell short this time. Great looking steak was very underdone. Should have been sent back. A shrimp special was cold. A wild rice salad was with undercooked rice. Not sure what happened. Wasn't overcrowded

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank William F
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food is good, service is good and there was no rushing us to serve others. Nice neighborhood that will be fun to stroll around in warmer weather. Friendly wait staff. Not a fancy place to eat but you will be comfortable with good food at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Busygal321
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Reviewed November 15, 2015

The restaurant is warm and inviting, without quite the noise level of many similar restaurants on Grand. There were enough food options, including varying appetizers, that everyone should find something. There appeared to be enough staff on hand, including servers, bus staff and management, but the pacing of the meal was odd. We waited after dinner for our coffee and then we waited more than 10 minutes for dessert for which we had chosen ice cream. Tip: We heard people complaining about finding on street parking; there is a parking lot behind the building that is available to guests.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Thank IrishFrau
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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

A few years ago this was not a very good restaurant. Friends said it was better, but it is not. Service and setting are excellent. The food was not good. Humus loaded with garlic. Beer cheese soup was good but loaded with teeth cracking unpopped kernels of corn. Caesar salad was basically devoid of dressing. The serving of pasta for the three course meal was tiny...a good thing because it was loaded with garlic and not appealing. Coffee, bread and desert were good.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Ander50
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Muffaletta is tucked into a University neighborhood that is very charming - bookstores, tea room, that sort of thing. There is a patio, but it was too cold that day to sit outside. It was very busy during the lunch hour, so service was a little on the slow side. Food was excellent - wild rice turkey burger with cranberry relish, and I couldn't pass up the heirloom tomato soup with fennel. Prices were very reasonable. Afterwards, cruise down to the other end of Como and go to the Conservatory!

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank BluegirlMinneapolis
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