Our team

The Broder Family





Culinary Team

Isaac Plueger

Omar Rosales

Adam Tymeson

Service Team

Lee Knutson

Wendy Mergens

Olivia Jordan

Patsy McNiff


John Anderson

Mary Enblom

McKenzie Adelmann





Welcome to our Cucina! 

The Broder family started this little shrine to Italian food in 1982 and it has since become a neighborhood institution in southwest Minneapolis.   It all began with a trip to Italy that sparked a passion to produce freshly-made pasta for locals to cook at home.  Many trips later, Broders’ Cucina italiana imports fine specialty foods available from all regions of Italy and busily prepares fresh foods, from antipasto to dessert. All of our food is selected and cooked with quality ingredients and care. Fresh pasta and sauces, baked goods, imported and domestic groceries, deli meats, cheeses, pizza, stromboli, sandwiches and lasagna are just some of the options available for your next perfect meal.  Dine in, carry out, delivered to your door, catered, or shipped nationwide, Broders’ has a convenient, delightful, delectable solution for home, parties and gift giving.