Broder's has won plenty of awards for being so good, but awards aside, it really is the best pasta I've had in the Twin Cities... over and over again. Having said that, this Italian hot spot is all about pasta. The menu includes antipasti, salads and deserts as well, but the main plates are all either more traditional pastas, fresh pastas made in house rissoto and some smaller pizzas. The menu has some seasonal change to it and is available for take out as well (though some pastas tend to do best when eaten right away). For additional Italian eats and dry shop goods, you have to visit Broder's Italian Cucina across the street. As the weather warms up, the outdoor winebar and grill opens up and has a different menu with more grilled selections and less pasta. You can't order from the grill menu when you are eating inside.
Inside, the space is cozy an centered around a central wine bar. Dinner seating occurs at the bar as well as the small tables surrounding it. There is limited waiting space so many people utilize the "call ahead" seating option...though there are no true reservations. The staff is superb, the wine is good and the quality of the chef and his creations are fantastic.
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