New Italian restaurant to replace Lowertown's Trattoria Da Vinci

Nov 24, 2015 617

by Jess Fleming

The former Trattoria Da Vinci space in Lowertown St. Paul won't be empty for long - a new, more modern, yet still rustic, Italian restaurant is moving in. The restaurant, to be called Parco 400, will be helmed by chef Troy Unruh, a St. Paul native who spent 12 years working in New York City under big-name chefs like Mario Batali and Eric Ripert.

"The menu is a combination of foods that people can quickly identify with, and some things for the foodies," Unruh said. He said there will be plenty of approachable classics, from a bruschetta section where the toast arrives separately and the toppings in bowls meant to be shared as an appetizer, to hand-rolled pastas (no extruders in Unruh's kitchen), to meat and fish entrees.

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