Punch Woodfire Pizza

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.9 / 13 votes

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Casual & quick version of the local favorite

This location is a quick version of the local favorite restaurant that brought authentic Neapolitan pizzas to the Twin Cities. They specializing in take-out orders and near cafeteria-style eating (order at the counter and seat yourself). The result is a less-expensive (starting at $6!) version of the St. Paul restaurant in an even more casual atmosphere with the same great pizza.

Many vegetarian options, will also make vegan pizzas to order.

Added by Missy on Jan 18 04 (last updated Jan 27 15)

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Actual, authentic, traditional Neapolitan-style pizza!

The boyfriend & I always split the Punch Salad, minus Parmesan & prosciutto (vegan here). The small size is served with two pieces of their amazing focaccia bread; the large is served with four. Then we each get our own pizza. My favorite is the Margherita (minus cheese again) with mushrooms, onions, and roasted eggplant. I have tried many, many times, but I CANNOT recreate their roasted eggplant at home! It is DIVINE. However, in my experience, the Eden Prairie Punch location has much better eggplant, for some reason. It's softer & more flavorful. But still--it is delicious no matter what.

This Mpls location is also more "cafeteria style" than the EP restaurant, in that you order at the register, then wait by the counter for them to call your number to pick up your pizza. (At EP, they bring the order to your table.) This isn't a complaint, though. Service is fast & it doesn't bother me any to carry my own food.

I also love that the pizzas are not boring without cheese. The crust & sauce are perfect, and their toppings nicely balance everything out. I can eat an entire pizza without feeling sick & sluggish afterward. It is perfectly light, yet filling & satisfying.

I would eat here every other day if I could. Seriously. I dream about it, and just writing this review is making my mouth water.

P.S. Don't forget to ask for a Punch Card!! They don't offer it outright, but if you ask, they give you one. You get a card punch each time you buy a pizza, and after 6 punches, you get one free! PLUS, they don't just give you credit for their basic (i.e. least expensive) Margherita pizza; whatever pizza you order, whether it costs $6 or $12, it's free--so don't be shy about the toppings! This is how it should always be, but usually, it's not...

Marry me, Punch?

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I love Punch! Just omit the cheese... its still great pizza! And the foccacia is really good, too.

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11am - 10pm

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