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“Pretty good Italianesque food options. Small Italian market with quality imported Italian products. Family friendly.”
Review of Gannucci's

Ranked #46 of 284 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for dinner last night and overall I would say stop in and experience it if you haven't. My first impression was that it feels very old and dated. The dinning room is old and cold feeling. Not inviting by any means. The old tin plated ceilings are original to the building which would be fine but they are not maintained well unfortunately. The walls are covered in a really bad stucco/plaster job. I understand what they were going for, it just did not turn out well. They should've skipped the bright orange. The murals are beautiful and well designed. The floor tiles were an outdated type of vinyl tiles from a half century ago. The place felt kind of dusty. The food was pretty good for what it was, Italianesque. It was not authentic by any means but the closest thing in town. The pasta was cooked well and was of good quality. The porketta was tender and moist. The marinara was made in restaurant. The artichoke dip was creamy and a tad over seasoned. It was a bit salty and tasted strongly of granulated garlic. The tiramisu was the highlight of my meal. It was very well made. Fluffy mascarpone filling sandwiched between layers of tender lady fingers delicately soaked in coffee liqueur. Very rich beautiful coffee flavor. All topped with the lightest dusting of cocoa powder. Delicious. The price was steep on the pasta but low on everything else. I loved the family pictures on the wall. These really are the only thing that gives it a homey feel. I'm absolutely in love with the giant vintage map of Italy on the wall in the dinning room. The market was small and dated but have shelves filled with wonderful authentic imported Italian products. Ranging from fine olive oils to handmade pasta. They have cold cases filled with wonderful Italian deli meats and cheeses that are rare to come by in this part of the world. Mortadella, Capicola, Prosciutto, Parmiggiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Fontina, etc.. How can you not want to visit this deli?! Overall they have a great space and ingredients that they underutilize. If they did, this place could be one of the best if not the best places in town.

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

All the hype created high expectations for me - and this place didn't live up to it. Nothing wrong with the place overall, but the service was mediocre, and the food options were limited. I want to have an Italian Beef sandwich. They also use the same beef on a couple of other dishes, including a signature sandwich featured on Triple D. This was an early dinner on a weeknight, and they were completely out of the beef. That's not so great. My wife had the Picante Shrimp pasta dish and I had the Porketta sandwich. Both were okay, but not that memorable.

Not trying to rip the joint, because someone else might have a much more favorable experience. We will try it again in a few months. If it is a better experience, I'll be sure to report back.

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Thank Barry D
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a family run business from last three generations, the food is good , we had Ravioli, Hoagie, and cheese pizza and the food was good but it is highly overpriced , we payed $45 for three peoples lunch without drinks or dessert,
They charge dinner price all day and that is why it becomes expensive for lunch .

Thank Gotofly2
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Went to Gannucci’s after a day of golf, hungry and eat but this picked us up and made everything great again. Our server, Mariah, was absolutely the best! Friendly, sweet and said everything with such a sweet smile. The lasagne and the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp were incredible in such a homey little setting. Always makes my day!

Thank eespeck
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Remembered for TV episode and made sure we stopped there. Had dinner with friends and at was like eating at someone's house! Staff was friendly and food was tasty and ample portions.Had to purchase some "stuff" at the deli connected to the restaurant.

Thank minn4cubs
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