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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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1000 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201-3927
+1 701-792-1960
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We went to this restaurant not expecting much. It was later in the evening and didn't feel like leaving the Canad Inn hotel so chose to come here. What a pleasant surprise. We sat on the patio as it happened to be jazz night (Thursday). A band was playing jazz music outside which was kind of nice. My husband and... More 

Thank MonkeyG
Fargo, North Dakota
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382 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

This is advertised as a Mediterranean restaurant, but it is basically an Italian menu, with lots of pasta and pizza. I had the wild mushroom ravioli and it was way too salty.

Thank Larry P
Dickinson, North Dakota
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The menu is a little on the pricey side but I had the steak and vegetables and it was absolutely delicious. It had a taste that was intriging to me. Interesting spices. It was in walking distance of the Sleep Inn which is where I was staying. Definately great for a little extra treat.

Thank Dixkitty
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Our server had good intentions - polite, clean...and ultimately, apologetic. But a 60 minute wait-time for food, two incorrect orders and food that was challenging to eat followed by an incorrect Check reminded that the place hadn't improved over last year. Decore is fine. Food, when done well, is good. Service is well-intentioned...but for the pricing and accoutrement, the average... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Our server was the friendliest, quickest server I've ever met. I can't remember her name but she was making sure everything was perfect throughout. The pasta was pretty good & the drinks were strong!

Thank TravelinJai
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Good bistro feel. The menu has a lot of gourmet variety style food. We tried few different items from the menu: pizza, salad and a sandwich all were good.

Thank Keith K
Bismarck, North Dakota
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We arrived a little late in the evening (8:30ish). Waited for a long time for someone to notice us. Even looked around the corner and their was a server (must not have been on duty) just staring at us. Eventually we did get seated. Our server was friendly and accommodating. We each had a meal and an appetizer. I was... More 

Thank Amanda R
Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Located next to the Alerus Center, a couple blocks from University of ND and with an inside connection to the Canad Inn (important when its 30 below), this is a casual place with a local flair. Fairly standard italian food that is a step up from Carraba's or Olive Garden but still casual enough to be family friendly and appropriate... More 

Thank La C
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Had the crab cakes and seafood penna. Absolutely delicious! Shane was an awesome bartender/waiter. As I was dining solo I ate in the bar. Would definitely recommend!

Thank walleyefisher
Oklahoma City
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I have eaten here before and I liked it then and now. I got the New Orleans linguine and got it extra spicy. it had sausage and shrimp with banana peppers. I am taking half of it home since it was a good serving portion. At half price Tuesday pastas ... how can you go wrong? I asked for extra... More 

Thank kjou2001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201-3927
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 701-792-1960

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?