To provide information to members of the club of Italian heritage and to others who enjoy great Italian food, I would like to recommend Cossettas in St. Paul, Minn. Those who will be attending the MOA Rally next summer will want to have lunch there at least once.
The restaurant is a short walk from the Science Museum as well.
I recently attended a visual storytelling conference at the Science Museum. I asked a local reporter where to eat lunch. He immediately recommended Cossettas. I had a Hero sandwich made with a whole loaf of bread. You will not go away hungry. There were many flavors of gelato too. I picked Amaretto. So what is the difference between ice cream and gelato? To my taste, gelato always tastes better (except maybe my own home made ice cream). Ice cream has a minimum 10 percent fat. Gelato has more milk to cream and has only five to seven percent fat. Gelato is made with a slower churn speed and that does not put as much air in as ice cream (25-30 percent air for gelato, 50 percent for ice cream). Ice cream is served frozen and gelato is served at a warmer temperature. With less fat coating the mouth, the flavor of gelato is more intense.
With a Hero sandwich for lunch and gelato for dessert, you may just want to drink coffee and wait for supper time to go through the line again. Did I mention homemade mozzarella?
211 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102