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Cossetta's opens 2nd-floor addition in St. Paul: Frank's Levee Tavern

The new spot will serve Italian street food, craft cocktails, wine and beer.

Cosetta's in St. Paul has opened an Italian pub called Frank's Levee Tavern on the second floor of the restaurant. 

The menu of the new pub, which opened last week, features Italian street food, like a Porchetta Cossetta sandwich, and a "new take on some of your favorite appetizers," Cosetta's Italian Market and Pizzera said on Facebook.

There's also craft cocktails, an extensive wine list and Cossetta's "world's coldest beer."

The new pub is named in honor of Frank Cossetta, the past patriarch of the Italian eatery, and is a "push back of the old days of the Levee."

"Just like the taverns frequented on 'The Levee,' which was considered St. Paul’s Little Italy, Cossetta’s hopes this will be a place for families and friends to gather — whether that is before an event at the Xcel Energy Center or just enjoy a casual night out," the post says. 

Owner Dave Cossetta told the Pioneer Press he got the idea to add the bar after watching the traffic flow of customers, who tend get their food on the first floor and then head up to the second level to eat.

Frank's is open 4-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, noon-10 p.m. on Saturdays. It's closed Sundays and Mondays. 

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