Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Restaurant Features: On-Site Parking
Location: St Paul
Address: 296 Larpenteur Ave E (and I-35E) St Paul, MN 55117 (651) 778-8786
Hours: M-F 6am-10pm, Sat 10:30am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
Links: Google Map
Atmosphere: Roadside Pizza is located within a strip mall just off the 35E Freeway exit between Wheelock Pkwy and Larpenteur Ave. The large windows brighten up the two dining areas, which consist of both laminate tables and booths. Walls are adorned with a variety of photographs and other local memorabilia.
Menu: Breakfast items include Breakfast Sandwich (choice of sausage, bacon or Canadian bacon, with eggs and either melted American or mozzarella, served on bagel or English muffin), Breakfast Pizza, and Baked French Toast.
Appetizers include Italian Fries, Pizza Pinwheels, Nachos, Nachos Supreme, Garlic Toast, Garlic Cheese Toast, and Chicken Wings (BBQ, Teriyaki, Bourban, Jamaican Jerk, Zesty Orange and Hot).
Salads offered at Roadside include the Super (chopped greens, pepperoni, ham, cheese, veggies), Taco, Oriental, Pasta, Orange & Walnut, Caesar, and Chicken Caesar.
Sandwiches include Hot Dago, Meatball Dip, or Deli Sandwich (Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, or Piled High).
Specialty Pizzas include Special Deluxe, Veggie Lovers, Taco, Oriental Special, Cheeseburger, Chicken BBQ, Hawaiian Special, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Alfredo, Super, and Meatlovers. You can also build your own.
Hot Pastas at Roadside include Spaghetti and Meatballs, Mostaciolli and Meatballs, Fettucini Alfredo, Baked Lasagna. Any pasta may be topped off with sauteed onion, green pepper and fresh mushrooms for $1.50 extra.
Desserts include Cinnamon Fries (baked dough covered with cinnamon sugar and vanilla icing), Apple Dessert Pizza, and Cherry Dessert Pizza.
Price guide: Breakfast $2.50-5 Appetizers $4-10 Salads $8 Sandwiches $7-8 Pizza Slice $2.55 Pizzas $5-20 Pasta $9 Desserts $5-10
Weekly Specials: (Dine in or Take-Out Only)
Saturday- Family Meal Deal (Large Pizza up to 2 toppings,1 side, and 2 liters Soda $19.99
Sunday- Buy One Large pizza, Get One Large Pizza Free
Monday- Free 10″ Italian Fry with purchase of Large Pizza
Tuesday- 2 for 1 Pasta Night
Wednesday- Meatball Dip and Beverage $6.95
What I ordered: I went with one of the Daily Lunch Specials, Lasagna with breadstick and side salad. The salad was served in a little bowl with fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and shredded cheddar.
Here is a slice of Pepperoni Pizza from Roadside. The crust is thin, hand-tossed and covered with a zesty sauce then piled with pepperoni then mozzarella and baked until cheese is golden and bubbly. Not as much grease as one would expect from all the pepperoni.
Service: Everyone at Roadside Pizza has always been very friendly when I stop in for a quick lunch or to grab pizza slices to-go. Food is prepared quickly and with a smile. Delivery is available.
Overall Impression: Roadside is more than a take-out pizza counter; the menu and restaurant offer a good place to stop for either a quick slice of pizza or to sit down and have pasta or pizza with friends and family.