The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, DeGidio's is a historic family-owned Italian restaurant available to host wedding receptions. The colorful history of its owner can be traced back to the late 1920s, when Joe "Kid Bullets" DeGidio was operating 12 stills as a bootlegger. After the Prohibition was over, he took the profits from his bootlegging days and used them to open what was then DeGidio's Royal Bar. The bar played host to many notorious mob figures in the day. Currently, the DeGidios still run the restaurant as a multi-generational business. With a classy and chic party room for receptions, the space offers great food and a fun environment to celebrate the momentous occasion. For couples who wish to hold their reception in an Italian restaurant, DeGidio's is an excellent option.
The Party Room is a classic banquet space with luxurious carpeting and eclectic lighting. The walls are decorated in gold framed photography of Italy and beyond. There is also a black wall trim around its perimeter. Guests dine comfortably on oval tables and cushioned dining seats. With plenty of space to accommodate parties between 40 and 160 guests, the space is ideal for intimate receptions.
What You Should Know
Catering and beverages are provided by DeGidio's. For the couples who love Italian food, this is a dream come true. Beverages can be presented as cash, open or combination bars. Bartenders are provided and keg beer is not available. The venue rental includes use of the Party Room, private bar and coffee station. As well, the linen and dinnerware are also provided. A dance floor, iPod hookups and TVs are available. If a slideshow is in the works, the room is equipped with a projector and screen. Other audiovisual equipment, such as a microphone and iPod hookups, can ensure a successful reception.
Couples do not need to pay for the room rental, as long as food minimums are met. The minimum is more on weekends than during the week. In addition, there is a minimum per guest and children aged six to ten receive a discount. Setup can begin as early as two hours prior to the reception. Time blocks for rentals are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. to midnight. It is possible to reserve both time slots if desired. For decor, no items can be affixed to ceilings, walls or banisters. Confetti and glitter are not allowed, save an extra cleaning fee.
DeGidio's offers several extra perks:
- Catering manager that helps couples shape the menu
- Reasonable rates
- Free parking
From the Vendor
DeGidio's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Italian meals are synonymous with family and friends. Celebrate your magical day in our private room with DeGidio family recipes, an exclusive bar, a dance floor to get groovy and large flat screens to show those embarrassing pictures your mother kept all these years. We hope to make your big day a memorable one. And affordable; so the gratuity and sales tax is included in our food pricing. Ready to check out our space? Call us at 651-291-7105 or email [email protected] to set up a date & time.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
DeliciousReviewed on 9/30/2014 Layne T
When we went to DeGidio's to try food for our wedding, we were so impressed with the food and with the help Jason provided in selecting the most delicious and crowd pleasing dishes. Our guests LOVED the food (chicken meatballs, bowtie pasta w/alfredo sauce, tortelloni bolognese, breadsticks, salad) and we got compliments on it all night. We did feel like the meatballs served at our wedding were smaller than what we had at the restaurant, but otherwise we were so impressed. Just a note-- DeGidio's does not serve the food you order, so you will need to hire a separate company to serve the food at your venue.
Had a great Wedding Reception hereReviewed on 8/06/2014 Natalie S
My husband and I loved Degidios, the food is always great. I have to give him credit for thinking to look into this restaurant to see if they also hosted wedding receptions. From the very beginning, Jason and the staff at Degidios have been fantastic. The prices are very reasonable and the food is high quality. Jason gave lots of helpful suggestions and if we had questions they always responded quickly. The employees who staffed the reception were efficient, very professional and frequently checked with us to see if we needed anything. We got lots of compliments about the food and were so happy that we chose to have our reception at Degidios! (We were also happy to support a small local business)
AmazingReviewed on 7/15/2014 Kelsey F
DeGidio's is a favorite restaurant of ours. When we saw they did catering, we had to check it out. We were able to go in during the dinner hour for a tasting. The staff brought us many dishes to try. Jason was wonderful. He suggested how much we would need, and explained his reasoning. He was very helpful throughout. The staff came out to our site (a park reserve) and set up the pans in hot boxes. He returned later that evening to pick up his supplies, as well as dish up leftovers. So many people asked us where our food was from. Two weeks later, friends of ours mentioned they were still telling people about the amazing food they had at our wedding. Also, price is very good. Very reasonable when calculated to a per person rate.
OutstandingReviewed on 12/08/2013 Holly
Great choice for the reception and food! Our guests loved the food and drinks. The staff was great and made sure we had everything we needed. Everything about Degidio's was great: the staff, food, the room, and the price for everything. It doesn't get much better than this. We would recommend Degidio's!
Delicious food and wonderful serviceReviewed on 10/22/2012 Carissa S
DeGidio's food was not only delicious (we went with the full buffet- the sausage and bell peppers was my favorite)- but it was affordable and the service fantastic. Jason was our main contact and he was great to work with- friendly, professional and very responsive. The serving service that they recommended (Sensible Servers which is a husband and wife combo (Jay and Janet) that will either have other family members of friends) was also great to work with. Would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone having a wedding and trying to stay within a reasonable budget. Tasty food and wonderful to work with!
Yummy!Reviewed on 9/20/2012 Jaci G
If you are looking for a great value for the cost - look no further. The staff at DeGidio's was FANTASTIC. The food was absolutely AMAZING. The presentation was great as well. Everybody was full and complimented on how wonderful all the food was. HIGHLY recommend them to everyone. Our next big function will definately be there :)
Tasty WeddingReviewed on 9/11/2012 Jennifer K
DeGidio's provided beverage and food service for my wedding reception for 115 people.. The portions were great, the food was great, the bar was great.. I highly recommend them to cater your wedding or event. Jason at DeGidio's is very helpful and timely. Go with DeGidio's you won't be disappointed ever!
ExcellentReviewed on 1/24/2012 Anne M
The event planners are great to work with. They were flexible and helpful. Food quality was great! Many guests complimented us on the choice of reception sites. The banquet room was cozy and fit our needs exactly.
WonderfulReviewed on 1/18/2012 Hilary G
Jason at DeGidio's has been so helpful in the planning process. Really budget friendly and willing to work with you! Great food as well!
AmazingReviewed on 8/07/2011 Erin A
DeGidio's was very willing to work with me on every aspect of the reception. Not only was the food amazing but the staff was wonderful.
The guests raved about DeGidios!Reviewed on 7/05/2011 Raschael M
They were extremely helpful during tastings and planning. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone there let me know it! There was even enough leftovers (since it was buffet style) for the family to take some home. They let us modify the buffet to fit our taste and the price was under $15 per person!