Carbone’s Pizzeria coming to River Park Mall. Answer these pizza-related questions

Carbone's Pizzeria  620 River Park Mall

Carbone’s Pizzeria, a chain based in Minnesota, will soon be moving into 620 River Park Mall, most recently the home of 620 Grill. (Source: Norman Butler, leaseholder of the space.) When I was in high school, Carbone’s Pizza on Randolph Ave. in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul was one of my main hangouts. It’s not part of this chain, however. History here.

Their WordPress-based website looks like it’s done well. I mostly like how they’re using their blog and their Twitter feed, too.

Question #1: What are the names of Northfield’s  other pizza ‘operations?’

Question #2: What are the names of the Northfield pizza places that have closed over the years?

Question #3: What other businesses in Northfield serve pizza or frozen pizza dough?

Question #4: What are the names of the other restaurants that have been at the 620 River Park Mall location?


  1. Question #1: What are the names of Northfield’s other pizza ‘operations?’

    George’s Vineyard
    Papa Murphy’s

    Question #2: What are the names of the Northfield pizza places that have closed over the years?

    Bill’s (xounta)
    Phil & Shawnee’s place that never opened
    Pizza Man

    Question #3: What other businesses in Northfield serve pizza?

    L&M Bar (not in nfld proper)
    Kwik Trip

    Question #4: What are the names of the other restaurants that have been at the 620 River Park Mall location?

    Diamond Dave’s
    Butler’s steak & ale
    620 Grill
    Mr B’s Superior House Bar B Q oh scratch that.

    go one door over and a few years back, Lano’s and Marty’s

    BTW, if you want Greek Pizza, don’t come to Greece to get it. Tha apogoitevtheis sta sigoura.

    April 1, 2012
  2. Curt Benson said:

    Much impressed with Nathan’s treatise. A couple of additions:

    Question #1:

    Pizza Hut (Clinton Lane)
    Red Barn Farm (southeast of town)

    Question #2:

    Pizza Hut (where George’s is now)
    Papa John’s (right?)

    Question #4:


    And if you’ve become jaded with all the pizza possibilities in Northfield, there’s a new place in the old Ruby’s Bar in Denison, called Johnny Angel’s.

    April 1, 2012
  3. Susan Hvistendahl said:

    Question no. 2: This goes back a ways. Safari Pizza on Water Street was where I would come down from Manitou to meet my Carleton boyfriend to eat pizza and listen to “our songs” on the jukebox. Strangely, when I moved back to Northfield in 2004 not even townies recalled the name. But I finally found it in print when researching something else!

    April 1, 2012
  4. Griff Wigley said:

    Good to hear from you, Nathan.

    For the non-Greek speakers, according to Google Translate:

    Tha apogoitevtheis sta sigoura


    Will be disappointed for sure

    April 1, 2012
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Pizza in one form or another is probably available at both colleges 24×7.

    April 1, 2012
  6. Jessica Paxton said:

    And there’s also the fantastic flatbread pizzas at the Ole Store (and at the Tavern on Fridays and Saturdays). Northfield — land of pizza palaces and hair salons. Oh, and lawyers.

    April 3, 2012
  7. john george said:

    Probably one of the best pizzas in town comes out of my daughter’s bread machine on Friday nights. Too bad the rest of you don’t get a chance to sample it. Nyah! Nyah! Nyah!

    April 3, 2012
  8. Aramis Wells said:

    Question #2
    Let’s not forget Gary’s Pizza that replaced B & L’s, that replaced Pizza Man. 🙂

    April 4, 2012
  9. Liz Reppe said:

    We had the Sicilian pizza at Johnny Angel’s (Dennison) last night. It was very good and different from anything I’ve had in town.

    April 5, 2012
  10. There wasn’t pizza at the colleges as such when I was there — we just had to order stuff.

    The old Pizza Hut was in the building that’s now George’s; the new one is a delivery/carryout located on Highway 3. Pretty sure Domino’s has been the same all along. And the 620 place was Fieldhouse, Butler’s Steak and Ale, the 620 Grill, and now Carbone’s.

    I’m pretty enthused about Carbone’s. I love the greek pizza places, but I would sort of prefer more variety of pizza instead of three places which do very similar stuff. 🙂

    April 5, 2012
  11. Griff Wigley said:

    And now Gooter’s in Dundas has pizza to go.

    April 11, 2012
  12. jon manners said:

    Whatever happened to Red Barn Pizza? Any word?

    August 20, 2012
  13. Griff Wigley said:

    Jon, Red Barn Farm’s website has an update here. They’re hoping to re-open before winter.

    August 21, 2012

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