Spending time in West 7th? Get to know this Saint Paul neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a coffee shop to an Italian restaurant.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in West 7th, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Cafe Astoria
Topping the list is creperie and breakfast and brunch spot Cafe Astoria, serving coffee and tea and more, situated at 180 Grand Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 253 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Cafe Astoria specializes in creative coffee, so much so that it has been named one of the "most instagrammable" spots in St. Paul. The menu offers specialty drinks, smoothies, crepes, oatmeal, salads and more.
2. DeGidio's Restaurant & Bar
Italian spot DeGidio's Restaurant & Bar is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 425 Seventh St. West, 4.5 stars out of 214 reviews.
DeGidio's serves fine Italian cuisine. On the menu, look for the bruschetta, shrimp alfredo, linguine with spicy Italian sausage and roma tomato sauce and more.
3. Mucci's Italian
Mucci's Italian, an Italian spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 206 Yelp reviews. Head over to 786 Randolph Ave. to see for yourself.
Mucci's is a first come, first served restaurant taking no reservations. The menu features pasta, pizza and other Italian cuisine. Look for the lasagna, spaghetti with Mucci's sauce or the chicken Parmesan.
4. Cossetta Alimentari
Check out Cossetta Alimentari, which has earned four stars out of 723 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, at 211 Seventh St. West.
Cossetta Alimentari is an eatery and pizzeria — think à la carte style. The menu features salads, pastas, pizza, sandwiches and more. Look for the marsala chicken, roast beef sliced and dipped in a garlic au jus or your choice of pizza by the slice.
5. Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
And then there's Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, a local favorite with 4.5 stars out of 70 reviews. Stop by 445 Smith Ave. North to hit up the brewery and German spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
Waldmann's is the "oldest surviving saloon building in the Twin Cities," according to the website. The menu offers a selection of German-style beers and food.