If you are a fan of Neapolitan-style pizza, I have a recommendation. Go out of your way to check out Pompeii Pizzeria in Elk River. A downtown walk-up storefront just above Diamond City Bread, Pompeii is THE neighborhood-style pizza parlor in the area.
Celebrating their 9th anniversary, Pompeii offers a whole host of reasons why you should stop including monthly beer and wine tastings, a gorgeous brick oven, and a mélange of crazy concoctions. Of course, they have the staples like Margherita but go a step further and offer 6 kinds of Margherita. They also have unconventional seasonal pizzas like the Pumpkin Spice pizza with pumpkin butter topped with Italian seasoning, feta cheese, prosciutto, mozzarella, and parmesan, or the Roasted Beet pizza with crème Fraiche, garlic, goat cheese, roasted beets, onions mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese, blanketed with arugula.
While the food is certainly something to write home about, the ambiance adds a little something extra. The dark wood, tall back booths, and high ceilings make it a great place for date night, a place to hang out with friends, or even just to warm up from the cold. Pompeii is a must-try.