Italian cuisine in Crosby, MN. Why not Northfield?

I’m in Crosby, MN this weekend for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival and the grand opening of the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System in the five-thousand acre Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA).

Jenny Smith, Cycle Path  and Paddle Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli Tony Maucieri and son, Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli
Last night I paid a visit to the Cycle Path and Paddle store and met the owner, Jenny Smith. When I asked for her recommendation on a good restaurant with wi-fi, she promptly referred me to Maucieri’s Italian Bistro, Bar & Deli.

Tony Maucieri has created a terrific little restaurant (and a similar one in Crosslake).  I was pleasantly surprised to experience great food (lasagna, cannoli), fine wines and beers, and great ambiance.

Northfield needs a restaurant like this.


  1. Kurt Larson said:


    If you are still there, try the BBQ/Rib joint in Ironton. Not much to look at but great eats.

    June 13, 2011
  2. Sandra Varley said:

    I highly recommend Augusto’s Ristorante in Faribault. I guarantee it is worth the trip!

    I had a lovely apple Gorgonzola salad with a maple vinaigrette and chicken Alfredo. Everyone in my group enjoyed their meal and the friendly service.

    July 17, 2011

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