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Taste of Italy at the Avalon - CLOSED

613 1st Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102 (Formerly Stella's)
(701) 365-0608
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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29 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Fargo, North Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We went on a Saturday, when there were two weddings going on so the service was pretty slow, because they were really short staffed (the chef was even helping wait tables). The food was AMAZING. I definitely recommend going, but try for a weeknight when it isn't so crazy.

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Fargo, ND
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We had dinner at Taste of Italy last night. We had eaten there on occasion since the new own took over from Stella's and then moved the restaurant across the street. Each time it seemed better and last night we agreed it is now one of the best in FM area. We had the duck special with a risotto, and... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is not the first time I've visited TOI. The food is great, the services is pleasant and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

The word "disappointed" is an understatement. I have always enjoyed Stella's, but when they moved and changed the name...everything else changed too. To begin with, there is no sign or direction in the lobby of the Avalon to tell the patron where the restaurant is located. It's up on the third floor, but if other clients hadn't come along at... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and I were staying near 13th ave but wanted to try something different so had come to Tast of Italy based on previous Trip Advisor ratings. This was a real nice place to eat; the restaurant is part of an old building where seating is in different rooms. Lovely decor. I had the Airline Chicken with risotto; this... More

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Fargo, ND
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Lunch here was great. One of the best tomato basil soups! Cesaer salad was lightly dressed with an enormous amount of Greek olives, tomatoes and shaved parmesan. Generous basket of fresh bread. Just started opening for lunch so it wasn't crowded. Definately will be back to try dinner!

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Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I grew up in Fargo and left in the early 2000s before downtown became a hot spot. I came back for the first time in years and dined at the Taste of Italy. We found out about the new staff (exec chef, etc.), and it was even better than expected. I would highly recommend the Taste of Italy to anyone... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our food was top notch,tastefully decorated and great service. We were visiting Fargo to attend a concert downtown and my supervisor at work recommended this restaurant. It was a little difficult to find but once we found it, we were pleasantly surprised. We will be back!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was excited to try this place on my trip to Fargo, but was ultimately just slightly disappointed. I guess the usual restaurant is upstairs but they had a wedding going on so there were tables placed on half of the downstairs. So right off, I was disappointed on missing out on the apparently "amazing" historic decor. Also, our table... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

This is my new favorite restaurant in Fargo. The food is excellent as is the service. I really like the historic atmosphere! On the negative side if the restaurant is full it can be a little noisy.

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