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“Oh What Fantastic Fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pig Ate My Pizza

Pig Ate My Pizza
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Robbinsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
MN
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Oh What Fantastic Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are looking for a lively restaurant this is the place. You get seated at long tables and enjoy talking to others you have no idea who they are. The staff is having a great time and the serve is great. Very good beer and wine selection. Now for the Pizza ... you have to give it a go.. fantastic. Definitely would go again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Conn.
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297 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“The Pig Ate My Pizzas - Nope...I Did”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was disappointed when I heard that one of my favorite restaurants, Travail, had closed. This was an incredibly creative group of chefs that consistently amazed me with their talent. But then I discovered that they were just modifying their approach. Of course the normal order of progression is moving from crudos, braises and burgers to pizzas, it is a perfect transition. Happens all the time. I questioned by sanity during the 12 mile drive that took 40 minutes, but my desire to see what this culinary group were cooking far surpassed the movement of Mickey’s hands on my watch.

I sat at the bar and the bartendress pushed the Cider Ham Rules pie pretty hard to all the guests but I first wanted a carnivore’s delight so the first pizza was the Piggie Pie. Normally served with a thick brioche crust, I opted for the thin-crusted alternative. The toppings included large slices of prosciutto, pepperoni and lots of sausage hidden under the cheeses. The flavors were outstanding. Each was delicious on its own with the saltiness and spiciness of the meats perfectly complementing the sweetness of the tomato sauce. Not to be outdone, the chefs at TPAMP used a cheese blend of provolone, parmesan, Asiago, and Gouda (plus one that I forgot) that created an incredibly delicious combination. But the kitchen still had a few tricks and flavors up their sleeves, they finished the pie with a little basil oil and then perked the flavors with a few baby oregano leaves. And let’s not forget the crust. It brought great flavor and texture.

With one down and my hunger not yet fully satisfied I acquiesced and ordered the Cider Ham Rules. Fortunately the restaurant was more filled at this point and the timeframe before #2 arrived was sufficient to regain some internal space. When it arrived, it was not as expected; it was more fully covered than the Piggie Pie. Adorning this pie were compressed apples, a fried apple chip, waffle fries, oyster mushrooms, and various cuts and renditions of pork. As much as I wanted to love this version to the same degree as the first, the sweet-savory combination left the sweet as an “also-ran” component. The flavors of both renditions of the apples were completely lost and the waffle fries were a cute addition but from a taste perspective, not to my liking. The rich, deep flavors of the pulled pork, chunks of pork, hoisin sauce and oyster mushrooms were outstanding and absolutely delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the savory aspects of this pie, but not as a sweet-savory combo.

The staff and service were still Travail quality perfection. Knowledgeable, friendly, always available for a question and were spot on in each aspect of the service. Minneapolis now has another great pizza joint (the fourth on my list), when four years ago there were none.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jfood
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minneapolis
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were in the neighborhood and decided to go in for a try- it was wonderful! Had the pasta special which was out of this world! Also had a margarita pizza which was also fantastic!

Visited June 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pig Ate My Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

A lively restaurant with absolutely delicious food - mainly pizza. A real fun place to eat seated at long tables. Everyone is friendly and jolly. A good wine selection with waiters who will advise on both food and drink. I would definitely go again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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