Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sister Dinner: Pizzeria Lola

A year or so ago my sisters and I started doing sister dinners. Well, actually we did one and then lives got busy and we let it slip to the way side. We decided that we would pick them up again, only this time do it by categories. Our first category? Pizza!

We had heard about Pizzeria Lola for some time now but none of us had ever been. It also just so happened to be on Diner's, Drive In's and Dives the night before we had planned to go and our local Food Network celeb showed Guy what was up. I loved that Andrew Zimmern said that Minneapolis is the best kept food secret, which it definitely is.

We had planned to meet up at 7:00, but I got there early because I thought we'd have a wait. I was able to put our name down and we had about a 40 minute wait for our table. Luckily for us, the weather around these parts is finally starting to cooperate so we were able to hang out outside.

Lola's isn't a very large space, but when we were there it was wall to wall people and this was on a Tuesday night! I couldn't imagine what a wait would be on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Any wait would be worth it though. I loved that the menu wasn't your typical cheese and pepperoni, or supreme. There were so many unique pizzas, we had a really hard time deciding what to get.

We decided to start with the Lola antipasto plate while we voted on which pizzas to order. It was a selection of cured meats, cheese, nuts, olives and crostini and there was nothing left but the pits of our olives. Delicious.

Just as we were wrapping up with our starter, our pizzas arrived nice and hot. We decided on three pizzas. The My Sha-Roni which was house red sauce, mozzarella, natural-casing pepperoni & house-made fennel sausage. We learned on DDD the night before that the sausage takes 48 hours to make. I'm not usually a sausage girl, but this stuff was really good.

Pizza two was The Xerxes, sauteed spinach, sheep's milk feta, mozzarella, kalamata olives & almonds.

Finally, pizza number three. The Sunny Side. I'm not 100% sure what was all on it, but I know there was leeks and two sunny side up eggs that when cut, spilled out over the top of the pizza!

My favorite was the My Sha-Roni, then the Sunny Side, followed by The Xerxes. I'm a meat and red sauce pizza lover all the way, but I wanted to try some different pizzas and boy am I glad I did.

If you haven't been to Pizzeria Lola and are in the Twin Cities, I highly suggest going. Who knows, you may run in to Mr. Zimmern him self!

In a couple weeks we'll be trying Red's Savoy!


  1. Thanks for the recommendation! I can't wait to start trying new places and taking advantage of all that this cool city has to offer!

  2. YES! Red Savoy is the greasiest pizza in all the world, but I hope you're going to the original one (I think it's the original one) in St. Paul on 7th. I have it once a year and I love love love it. Be prepared for grease.