October 6, 2013

Giuseppe's Got Whatever It Is

Just a small town Italian restaurant situated in a strip mall in Rosemount where there's definitely a chef cutting things with a knife and plenty of lips tasting sweet red wine and we're glad someone told us to stop by and try it. This small town Italian restaurant, Giuseppe's Pasta Alforno is just the place to check out if you're looking for some delicious Italian food at an affordable price and not a fan of the chain's. ZBB might even like a small town place like this one!

How small is this place? Well, there wasn't much room for waiting and "the bar" only had about four or five stools as well. But hey, it's about the food here, not the bar and people were willing to wait for a seat, that's for sure! Upon sitting down at your table, you're brought a basket of freshly made bread along with some olive oil, but not just any olive oil. Their olive oil looked like they decided to take every last spice that you would put on a porketta and add it to their olive oil instead - I'm glad they did. It was so delicious and the bread was very good as well, it wasn't stale or rock hard like we've experienced elsewhere. 

Looking through the menu, it's much smaller than most places, but that's just fine. There's no need to have 50 different varieties of pasta on your menu, especially for a smaller restaurant. There was plenty of dishes though that my wife and I wanted to try, but a choice had to be made. My wife went with their Mostaccioli and I decided on their Chicken & Sausage meal. 

The Mostaccioli inlcuded; Hot Italian Sausage, Pearl onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Tomato Sauce over Penne. While this dish was really good and my wife was definitely enjoying it, I wasn't as much of a fan of it as I was my own dish, but the hot sausage was excellent. I would still recommend this dish to try, but there was just something that I wasn't digging. 

The Sausage & Chicken had the following ingredients; Italian Sausage and Chicken Breast in their signature Rose Sauce over Linguine. Now this dish had whatever it is! The Italian Sausage was seasoned and spiced just right and the Chicken Breast wasn't dry either. Their signature Rose Sauce was outstanding and was full of great flavor. 

I'll be honest, I was a little surprised that Giuseppe's could blow me away like it did. If I were you, I would either show up really hungry or consider sharing a meal, well unless you love leftovers as much as I do. They know how to feed you here and you'll definitely leave full, happy and with a doggy bag. So, whatever "it" is...... I hope they keep it in their recipe's! My wife and I are looking forward to trying something new off the menu the next time we're in the mood for some delicious Italian food.

15090 Chippendale Avenue
Rosemount, MN 55068

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