Restaurant review: Pinetta's
LSU alumnae who studied—or partied—in the 1960s and 1970s might remember the first run of Pinetta’s European Restaurant. The intimate eatery tucked away next to Cottonwood Books on Perkins Road is now under the care of Diane Baringer, who serves up the same old-world recipes for Italian, German and Turkish favorites that were first created by the restaurant’s original owners: the immigrant Bubola family, who arrived in the United States in the 1950s. The atmosphere is dark and casual, evocative of a longstanding European tavern or wine bar, but the cuisine is upscale. Veal Parmigiana, Spaghetti and Meatballs—with a red sauce that takes three days to make—and Cannelloni are featured along with less-familiar fare like Musaca Potatoes, Schnitzel Holstein and Panzerotti. Click here to find out what our secret diners thought of Pinetta’s.
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