The quaint neighborhood restaurant with the fabulous patio and comforting food in Saint Paul’s Saint Anthony Park neighborhood will close next week, according to a statement from Parasole. The restaurant company that also operates Chino Latino, Libertine, Salut, Manny’s Steakhouse, Pittsburgh Blue, The Good Earth and Burger Jones has made the decision to close down the founding restaurant of the company.
Parasole’s CEO Phil Roberts founded Mufuletta with Peter Mihajlov in 1977. Since then, the restaurant set the standard for chef-driven cuisine and trained and turned out several notable chefs who would go on to change the Twin Cities dining scene. Many dishes changed seasonally, but the restaurant built a reputation on French-inspired brunch dishes, bread with olive oil for dipping, a legendary mac and cheese as well as the namesake sandwich.
The restaurant’s final dinner will be served on November 11.