New Minneapolis dining establishments supply Japanese-Italian, pizza, pasta

Chef Daniel del Prado — guiding hotspots Martina, Colita and Rosalia — has two extra to incorporate to his list of eating places, opening two eateries back-to-back again.


Hen Thigh Yakitori and Ribeye Nigiri from chef/operator Daniel del Prado’s Sanjusan restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Sanjusan, a Japanese-Italian restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop, is up and jogging. The spot is on the initial flooring, getting in excess of the Kado no Mise area (chef Shigeyuki Furukawa’s Kado no Mise cafe has moved to the 2nd flooring, which also houses his Kaiseki Furukawa chef’s counter and Gori Gori Peku whiskey bar).

The restaurant marries Japanese and Italian in both equally the food stuff and drink. Appear for a menu of treats and appetizers, pasta and pizza as very well as yakitori, or little bites of grilled meat skewers. Right after a modern spin by the menu, favorites and not-to-be-missed dishes contain tempura calamari, ribeye nigiri and the Verdi pizza with miso pesto. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m.

33 North To start with Ave., Major Flooring, Minneapolis 612-354-7763


Pineapple fra Diavolo pizza from Josefina in Wayzata. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Push)

In the meantime, del Prado’s new downtown Wayzata eatery in the previous Bellecour place is now open. The area has two foodstuff operations — the more relaxed Pizza Fina featuring on-the-go goods this kind of as wooden-fired pizza and gelato as nicely as a total support, sit-down cafe known as Josefina giving pizzas, pastas and little plates that pay back an ode to del Prado’s Italian history.

In addition to the eating place, there’s an aperitif bar that will highlight spirits and cocktails meant to stir the urge for food as perfectly as little plates. Takeout at both equally spots have been underway. And fantastic information, del Prado tells us dine-in as Josefina will roll out on April 14, with reservations now staying taken.

739 Lake St. E., Wayzata 952-208-9568