I’ve heard many great things about Spasso in Minnetonka. located next to Lakewinds Minnetonka, Spasso is spacious and has a great atmosphere inside.
the menu is marked with the items that are gluten-free. there are some apps/sides, including scallops and olives, and of course some salad options. but most of the gluten-free menu consists of seafood and steaks. they have salmon, risotto, short ribs, pork chops, a variety of steaks, and prime rib.
an interesting item is the vegetarian lasagna, which is marked as being gluten-free. I’m assuming that means that it’s a noodle-less lasagna, using the eggplant and zucchini for layering instead. they also have gluten-free pizzas! none of the burgers were marked as gluten-free~ I meant to ask but forgot. there’s a chance they may be gluten-free if you forgo the bun. so keep that in mind to ask if you’re interested.
the food is really delicious. when I ate there, after much debate about the short ribs, I decided to try the nightly special: tilapia and potato/ leek risotto. the tilapia was cooked perfectly~ it was very delicate. and while I was disappointed at first that the the potato/ leek risotto didn’t actually contain rice (the potato was the risotto), it was one of the best flavors I’ve tasted. I ended up only being disappointed that I didn’t get more of it! my friends (non-celiacs) enjoyed their dishes as much as I enjoyed mine, which explains why I’ve heard great things about Spasso from many different groups of people. it’s a perfect place for a night on the town or a special dinner.
the happy hour is from 3-6 if you’re interested, with $3 house wines and $2 off pizzas (which basically covers the surcharge for the gf crust).