Husband-wife duo Eric and Vanessa Carrara’s dream of a neighborhood Italian joint in south Minneapolis came true when they partnered with Shea to open up a spot based on traditional Italian food and values. Set in the heart of the Nokomis neighborhood, building out and designing the space was a true partnership, combining Shea’s vision with the Carrara family pitching in on the industrial-style metalwork. Cork-covered walls offset a jewelbox wine room, and open shelving and plenty of vibrant green plants give the space a natural vibe that resonates Italian charm.

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