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1806 Saint Clair Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1936
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Ranked #192 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
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36 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went for a 10 course wine dinner here, so I feel I tried enough items to get a sense of their potential. Many of the items served had something peculiar about them - salami and olives on a stick with a sauce that tasted just like ketchup, shrimp wrapped in proscuitto that was so heavily smoked it tasted like... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Now that it's summer in Minnesota, people are out looking for sunshine and happy hours. This great neighborhood place provides both with excellent wines at a discount from three to six. The bartenter is excellent and personable without being over bearing. You are provided water, fresh foccacia and olive oile with your wine or beer order. The appetizers are excellent... More

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Oswego, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Had reservations tonite for dinner at Scusi - was not disappointed! The wine selection and the food was very good. My husband had the Lamb Ragu, I had the Braised Beef and both were very good! We've relocated here from NY and have been looking for some good Italian places. Tonite, Scusi did not disappoint! Our waiter, James, was excellent... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Scusi restaurant, located in the heart of St. Paul's historic neighborhoods, caters to an after work crowd of neighborhood people. If they didn't have the neighborhood factor, I don't know that I'd go back. The bar is a lively spot where you might run into someone you know. The bartenders are farther than usual away from the folks at the... More

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St. Paul, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While we love all the fresh made pasta, the beet salad (if you're into root vegetables, and you should be) is the best I've had. Loaded with fresh deep purple beets and balsamic reduction, topped with a wonderful thick slice of blu cheese, drizzled in a honey glaze. Even the small salad is enough for two.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Scusi is one of those restaurants that gets an unrealistic local buzz … so much so that you are afraid to speak the truth for fear of ridiculed by those who speak so highly of the place. I may be in the minority, but I don’t like anything about this restaurant. It is pretentious, uninspired and overpriced. The menu offers... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

First of all let me say we have been to Scusi a hand full of times but was our best experience to date. Our server Elizabeth was very pleasant and she made us feel like we had no reason to be rushed even though there was a wait for tables. She did ask us if we would be willing to... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Located between Macalester College, St. Catherine's University, and the University of St. Thomas, this small Italian restaurant is a favorite for small group entertaining and happy hour. The happy hour offers half-price pizza and a discount on the extensive wine list, both by the glass and by the bottle. Other favorites from the menu include the shrimp ravioli and the... More

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St. Paul MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful food, great wine list and excellent service. What more can you ask for? I always take out of town guest here because it is unique and locally owned.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Here with coworkers for happy hour and had wine and pizza. The salsiccia pizza and the wine selection was very good. Recommended for happy hour on the bar side.

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