New Italian restaurant keeps with the cozy, theatrical spirit of downtown Anoka

Sep 21, 2022 174


A player piano taps out jazzy tunes while "The Godfather" plays on the television at Barzini's Italiano in downtown Anoka.  The restaurant recently opened on the historic Main Street in the space formerly occupied by G's Cafe. 

Chandeliers and strings of twinkle lights cast a warm glow over the seating and "Johnny the mannequin" is perched at the player piano. "This is a little theatrical of a set up for dining, but it plays well in Anoka," said owner Dan Sweeney.

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