The fourth largest city in the state of Minnesota, Bloomington more than holds its own against its bigger rivals in terms of cultural delights. We introduce you to 10 of Bloomington’s best restaurants.
Parma 8200 is an upscale Italian restaurant based on the classic Italian tavern model. Previous diners have raved about the food on offer, even claiming that it’s the best Italian food they can find in the entire twin-cities area. High praise indeed, but with a clear focus on traditional artisan ingredients which you would find used in the parma restaurants on which it is based, it is clearly merited. This is a d’amico project, clearly evident in a clean, warm style which is, according to one magazine ‘evocative of a martini bar you’d find in Milan or Rome.’
Parma 8200, 83rd St #100, Bloomington, MN, USA, +1 952 896 8888
As the name might suggest, Tucchi Benucch is an Italian-inspired restaurant which prides itself on good, honest food and excellent portion sizes. Located in the Mall of America, however, you might think this is a standard, run-of-the-mill mall restaurant, but not so. Tucchi Benucch goes above and beyond in their approach to food and emphasis on a romantic, friendly atmosphere which is just the ticket to relaxing after a hard day’s shopping.
Tucchi Benucch, Mall of America, 114 W Market, Bloomington, MN, USA, +1 952 853 0200
Twin City Grill
Also located in the Mall of America, Twin City Grill prides itself on being different from the typical mall restaurant experience. Boasting a contemporary grill serving modern American food, a typical lunch might consist of crispy flatbreads or luscious salads, while the dinner menu provides a full range of sandwiches, ribs, steaks and plenty of sides. Gluten free requirements are also more than catered for, meaning everyone will leave contented.
Twin City Grill, Mall of America, 130 N Garden, Bloomington, MN, USA, +1 952 854 0200
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