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1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119-6200
651-735-4944
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Italian Cuisine

So many great Italian entrees to choose from that it's difficult to choose only one. Will definitely be returning. Food & service was top notch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Cindy-Larsky
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So many great Italian entrees to choose from that it's difficult to choose only one. Will definitely be returning. Food & service was top notch.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner for many years. Why? Service is always excellant, large menu and the food is impressive. Italian hotdish is my favorite, next to the home made french fries. A breakfast fills a platter and still leaves money in your wallet. Eat here once and you will be back, I promise.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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300 reviews 300 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Little Oven is an unassuming building on the corner of Minnehaha and White Bear Avenue. It is small and neat, just what you expect from a family restaurant. A group of fellow retirees and I stopped for lunch. The menu is expansive, including the option of breakfast all day. Four of the five of us ordered off the lunch... More 

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MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is Italian at its most friendly and best. Good stuff, well prepared, reasonable prices. One of my favorite Italian places. And I like Italian - I lived there 4 years. OH - they have good steaks too, if you want.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband and I went to the Little Oven today, which we do a few times a year. This is the first time I had ordered the shrimp pomodoro and it was comparable to or maybe even a little better than the Lake Elmo Inn (there, they call it Pasta and Prawns). It came with soup or salad and bread... More 

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Mokena, Illinois, USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We dined at the Little Oven on Black Friday for dinner. The service was good and the main dishes enough for 2 or 3 people! The fresh bread before the meal was delicious, the fried bread sticks were not. The salads were fresh and nicely assembled. I had the French onion soup and it was tasty and hot! The main... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We ordered from the Little Oven to cater my father's life celebration after his funeral service. He loved visiting this restaurant when he was in St. Paul so thought it appropriate. What wonderful service and great food! We selected the lasagna, salad, bread, meatballs and sausage for about 50 people and it was so wonderful! Fresh food, delicious tasting and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went there for the hot turkey sandwiches and they were great! Loads of turkey and mashed potatoes all smothered in great tasting gravy. The food took some time to come out (it was fairly busy) but our hostess, Tosha, was great and kept giving us updates on where the kitchen was with the food and gave us constant water... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were on our way to haunted house and saw that the parking lot was full at this place, typically it's a sure sign of good food, and it was! Their take out business was busy as there isn't a lot of room in there, but the service was relatively quick for a Friday night. The decor was updated and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Small place to eat in but the food is VERY good you Cannot go wrong eating here My Mama loves it and I love her! Treat your Famillie!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-735-4944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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