There’s not a strong Italian presence in North Dakota, but go to Giuseppe’s Italian Ristorante in Grand Forks and you will forget about that little piece of information very quickly! With a pleasant seating arrangement, images of Italy gracing the walls and smells that will have you daydreaming about the Old Country, Giuseppe’s has something everyone can enjoy. This locally-owned restaurant offers fresh food, good service, and a great ambiance. The Balsamic Chicken is our personal fave. With its perfect balance of chévre and balsamic vinegar, it will give you that tangy taste without destroying your palate. When it comes to dessert, Giuseppe’s offers a decadent twist on a traditional favorite with their famous raspberry tiramisu. Seriously, we wanted to order seconds. So for all of you Italian-loving North Dakota residents, Valentine’s Day would be well spent at Giuseppe’s, but get there early or call ahead! This eatery is on the smaller side, which can mean long waits. Our vote? It’s worth it. Make reservations by calling (701) 757-1020.