Lowertown Restaurant &
Mobile Wood-Fire Catering

Hours: Tues 11-10, Weds-Fri 11-10, Sat 10-10, Sun 10-8
Location: 280 5th St E. St Paul, MN 55101
Call: 651-683-2186

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We are a wood-fired pizza restaurant in Lowertown, St. Paul, MN serving “Minne-politan” style pizzas, beer, wine and small plates. When we aren’t in Lowertown we take one of our ovens on the road to cater your event or meet you at a farmers’ market or local event.


“Minne-politan” Style PIZZA

We are inspired by the style of neapolitan pizza originating in Naples, Italy characterized by a thin, soft crust and spare, but powerful and high quality toppings, traditionally cooked at a high heat in a wood fire dome oven using natural, non-processed, regional ingredients. Instead of using the traditional ingredients sourced from Italy we look to our local vendors for the freshest, closest, most exciting and most delicious offerings to showcase.


Steve credits his success to following the freshness of seasonal locally grown foods, a proclivity born from family farmers’ market outings and street food festivals.  Big River Pizza is the natural evolution from taking that love of simple, vibrant food and putting it into the pizzas Steve sells at farmers’ markets and outdoor venues throughout beautiful Minnesota and ultimately rooting in Lowertown.  We came out of farmers’ markets, so naturally we set up our brick and mortar across the street from the best one in the state.


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Big River Pizza is ready to bring our “restaurant” to your event!

“We recently engaged Big River Pizza to cater our daughter’s wedding. The quality of the food was excellent, and Steve & Ruth Lott and their team provided great service in preparing, serving and cleaning up after the event. Steve’s professionalism was evident from our first meeting right through the day of the wedding. I would not hesitate to use Big River Pizza again for a large group event.”

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