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Parella Has Closed

The beleagured Uptown Italian eatery has closed.

The doors have swung shut.
The doors have swung shut.
Joy Summers

First, opening chef and partner Todd Macdonald announced he was leaving the restaurant for a new job with Red Cow's Luke Shimp. On Friday, the restaurant's owner Michael Larson announced an expansion of the bar menu and a mammoth meatball. Today, the Facebook page has been deleted and the restaurant has called it quits.

In what might be one of the fastest flare-outs in recent memory, Parella opened this summer to mostly rave reviews. However, a recent Wednesday night visit had the feel of a ghost town. Asking for an 8:30 seating, the hostess said, "I guess the kitchen's still open."

Seems the Figlio curse of that address rages on.


3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 353-5444 Visit Website