White Bear Lake Journals

Unknown Italian in the Twin Cities

A May 2005 trip to White Bear Lake by Craig Randall

Quote: About 10 minutes from downtown St. Paul you will find a true unknown gem. Italian food in a fun atmosphere... reasonable prices... and some unique dishes!


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***UPDATE***Donatelli's isn't "unknown" anymore! Guy Fieri of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" has discovered Donatelli's! He did a show on location in 2008. You can find it in the archives on Food network. Or just make your own show and go eat there!!!***UPDATE***First of all, $10 to $20 for a price range is relative. We usually order one of everything, and there wasn't a "Second Mortgage" price category, so I put what was reasonable.So, where to begin? We visit my folks in White Bear at least annually and never consider the trip to be complete without a trip (or three) to Donatelli's ("Donni's" in the local vernacular.) The restaurant...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

County Rd. E. & 120
St. Paul, Minnesota 55110
(651) 777-9199

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Craig Randall

Craig Randall
Meridian, Mississippi