Ditto: Little Venetian, Betty's Pies

Ditto: Little Venetian, Betty's Pies

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 10, 2008, titled Ditto: Little Venetian, Betty's Pies. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The popularity of pasta and pie recently spawned two restaurant spinoffs. The Little Venetian in Oakdale offers the same red-sauce classics that are served at its Little Canada location.

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Average Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 10, 2008
I wish Little Venetian would put one in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. It's my one of our favorite spaghetti joints but it's such a long drive. We've got nothing like them in the northern Mpls (Fridley to Maple Grove) area.
MEL in Saint Paul

Fort Collins, CO

#2 Jul 10, 2008
I visited Betty's Pies a couple weeks ago. The food there was good but the pie was quite a dissapointment. Paying $16 for a pie is a bit spendy but if it's real good, it could be well worth it but the pie was NOT good. I did respond in writing and did receive a refund promptly so I guess the owners DO care.

Hopefully they will improve on their pies; otherwise Betty's will NOT make it.

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2008
Wasn't Betty's going to build a restaurant at 35W & Lake Dr in Lino Lakes? Whatever happened to that?

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 14, 2008
Went to Betty's Pie on Sunday for breakfast, may I say one thing. Dont go save your money!!! I could have had fast food at SA for breakfast and had a better meal. The shoreside potatos are frozen potatos my eggs orderd over easy if there was a yok in that over fried egg I think it was left on the grill. My husband had a Denver omlet that had no peppers was cold and the hash browns that come with the meal never came after the server said five times they are on there way.The food I try to find good in a bad meal but SORRY there was not one thing good about it, and the toast I think they toasted it the day before. I thought there would be caes with pies for a pie shop there were more cookies and loafs of bread than pies. The service a good breakfast I will wait a hour but a bad brakfast?? Almost a half hour just to get a cup of coffee, forget about a refill. I like to see new places make it but I think Betty's pies will come and go. Just do not think they know what they are doing.

United States

#5 Jul 15, 2008
Was excited to try Little Venetian, but didn't even get the chance. The service was horrible. After we were seated at our table, 15 minutes passed and no waitress even bothered to stop by our table and welcome us and ask us if we wanted water or anything. In fact, there was a waitress that glanced our way and never came back. And it wasn't even that busy there! So we walked out and will never go back.

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 17, 2008
I've never understood the hype over Bettie's Pies. THe North Shore location is always busy but the pie is lackluster.
I've gotten better pies from Cub and Byerly's.
C'est la vie...
Hometown Girl

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 25, 2008
I have been in Vitale's (Oakdale) and had some appetizers during happy hour. The portions were excellent, the taste was great. We had the Raviolis, shrimp and garlic cheese bread... simple items- done well, and the price and the service were fine. The double up for a buck seems worth it. I wish these guys the best and will be back... I hear they will open a few more too! Woo-hoo!
Current Employee

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 20, 2008
Be warned! This is from a current Betty's pie employee- The pies here are garbage!! Nothing is homemade save the crust, low quality frozen fruit, packaged low quality pudding mixes, fake whipped cream. Now the Pasty's- precooked meat and packaged salt based seasoning- absolutley nothing "homemade" about any of it. I give the restaurant, and my job approx 6 months.

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