Piccolo, a new restaurant in Minneapolis that is getting rave reviews (recently crowned best new restaurant 2010 by CityPages - read the review here) - and my sister Linh cooks there!
Dinner was fantastic and it was really fun to take my parents here to experience what my sister is so excited and privileged to be doing every day at work. The menu is set up as all smaller composed dishes to mix and match and share. Think of it as a tasting menu you put together yourself. The food was really delicious and Rick and I thought dinner was pretty reasonable for a restaurant doing food at this level - each dish was about $10/dish on average. They also have a great wine list with very reasonable options as well as a full range of prices. If you are in the Twin Cities, or will be visiting, go there!
I don't usually take pics at restaurants but given that it's where my sister works, I did this evening. Some have some funky shadows and by the end of the meal it was definitely getting dark. I missed a few dishes but managed to get most of them.