Carbone´s Pizza on East 7th Street in St Paul

Carbone´s Pizza

Address:
Carbone´s Pizza St Paul
680 7th St E
St. Paul, Minnesota
55106-5003
Telephone No.:
(651) 771-5553

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Hours:
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tues-Thurs 11: 00 am-10:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location:
Southeast corner of 7th Street East and Maria Ave.
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Atmosphere:
Family Friendly

Cuisine:
Italian.

Parking:
Street

Dress:
Casual

Reservations:
No



Smoking Restaurant:
No

Bar:
No

Liquor:
Beer Only

Wheel Chair Accessible:
Yes

Restroom Wheel Chair Accessible:
No

Handicap Accessible:
Yes

Take-Out:
Yes


Synopsis:
This is the best pizza in St Paul. The staff is pleasant and the restaurant is old time pizza place so don't look for diet food. It definitely is worth the trip.

Sunday September 2nd, 2007

Peggy informed me that she would like a really good pizza. At the same time and much to my surprise she said that she would like to go back to Carbone´s Pizza on East 7th Street.

In the past I used to stop for lunch at Carbone´s and as long as I arrived early, 11ish, or late, about 2, I would miss the heavy smoke that used to permeate the place. I introduced Peggy to the place and she said that she liked it. She didn't’t tell me that she thought it was the best pizza she had had. We finally stopped going there because we couldn't’t plan our arrival during a lull in smoking activity. Time went by and I forgot about it as an eating destination until the illumination.

We arrived at Carbone´s Pizza at approximately 6:00 pm and found that Maria Ave as well as 7th Street East was nearly automobile free. Since street parking is all that is available we were pleased. We turned south onto Maria Ave. and parked directly across from the entrance to the restaurant. A rare occurrence indeed.

We entered the restaurant and found one table of six people. The staff seemed to be absent so we just picked a booth and sat down. In a very few minutes the pizza baker came out of the kitchen, spotted us and returned to the kitchen to notify the server that she had customers.

Mel, the server, came out carrying food and deposited it in front of her customers, went and got those drinks and then came to us with menus in her hand. She asked us what we wanted to drink and left to fetch them. While she was gone we decided to have our usual pizza which consists of Pepperoni, Green Pepper, Mushrooms, Green Olives and Garlic. When she returned we ordered and Peggy added a dinner salad to our order.

Peggy’s dinner salad came first. It was very small and consisted of lettuce, croutons, a small amount of cheese on top and a more than ample amount of dressing. Peggy said it was fresh and tasted good but because it was all lettuce she wouldn’t order it again.

In what seemed a record time to us, the pizza arrived. In less than 15 minutes we reckoned. It was perfect, with a crispy crust, the ingredients cooked just right and the cheese topping a golden brown. We have eaten at several of the other franchised stores around town but none of them quite get it when it comes to cooking pizza. The first and original Carbone´s Pizza is the place to get great pizza but beware. This is not diet food, this is a pizza made the old fashioned way and oh so good.

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