Greeting Text

Following twenty years of farmer's markets selling locally grown vegetables, native fruits, and local honey Linda created Marianne's Kitchen in Shoreview, MN, an oasis of good food, conversation and laughter in a suburban food desert. Operating from 2011-2017 the cafe offered home made soups, fresh bread baked daily, great sandwiches and treats and a complete line of gluten-free soups, pickled products, jams, jellies, salsas and locally sourced soups, honey and grains.

The Marianne's Kitchen of sharing, conversation, and learning continues with ongoing commentary, food reviews and food finds as we grow, cook and eat our food and sample local restaurants.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Roseville Pizza Venue

Pizza Luce - Roseville

Visit #1 ...  we always visit places multiple time

Pizza Luce Mostaccioli Not Good Review
Mostaccioli...not as delivered

She says... He says...
Was so hopeful, 
now SO sad, 
Food at the new Pizza Luce was REALLY BAD!  
(so, the 'burbs are still a dining desert)
After several attempts to visit the new pizza/pasta venue we visited on a Tuesday event.  Often I'm looking either for a 'good taco' or 'a slice of good pizza' and we debate 'fast' options.  Walking in I noticed a 'to go' display of pizza by the slice.  It looked much like pizza by the slice at the now gone (appropriately) and neighboring Z it's best time was far gone.  This was a warning.  My thought was to depart but you have to try new options.

Pizza sounded good but I was turned off by the 10" price at $14.99 especially after viewing the 'to go' options.  I settled on the Focaccia Katrina with Goat Cheese, a featured appetizer.  Accompanied with a generic red sauce it was overall, unremarkable.

My partner ordered the Mostaccioli.  Once in a while when I head up north to the cabin I get some sort of Stouffer's frozen pasta and stick it under the broiler and then ponder why I eat such fare.  Bottom line was that the Mostaccioli was a major disappointment, sort of Stouffer's-like, and that's not good when the goal is properly prepared pasta, a featured sauce and mozzarella cheese appropriately melted. 

The server visited our table numerous times without any apparent intent or training.  When offered our comments on the meals the server responded "I'll tell someone."  OK, I guess.

We'll give it another try in a couple of months when they have their sea legs in order.