About Us

Uncomplicated, authentic Italian cuisine served in a friendly neighborhood restaurant.

That’s what owner Luke Shimp and his family wanted to create when they developed Red Rabbit.

With four successful Red Cow restaurants in Minneapolis and Saint Paul under their belt, Luke, Michael and Peter, wanted to take their winning Red Cow formula and apply it to Italian cuisine. Enter Red Rabbit. Launched in 2016, as a family business in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, the rustic-chic space has a contemporary, yet neighborhood-hangout-like feel. With a beautiful zinc-topped bar, exposed brick, charred cedar planks and dimly lit fixtures, the space has a cool and relaxed vibe. Settle into one of the cozy red booths lining the wall, gather ‘round a table or pull a seat up to the bar - it’s the perfect atmosphere to enjoy Red Rabbit’s craveable Italian menu.

‘Authentic Italian’ implies some staple dishes and Red Rabbit certainly delivers. A selection of perfectly prepared pizzas with a thin and crispy crust - like the Old World Margherita or the Spicy Salami - are always a hit with the entire family. The selection of traditional pastas are no different. From the Lasagna or Spaghetti & Meatballs to the Tortelloni and the Shrimp Garganelli - all are flavorful dishes that will leave you planning your next visit. The approachable menu also includes a sampling of delicious starters like the meatballs, burrata, the cheese & salami board and, of course, the oysters. They’re perfect for sharing with friends over cocktails or as a tantalizing starter for dinner.

At Red Rabbit, every delectable Italian meal requires the perfect beverage pairing. Whether it’s an exceptional wine, a local beer or a wildly creative cocktail, the right beverage is essential to creating a fantastic dining experience. Red Rabbit’s state-of-the-art Le Verre de Vin preservation system allows you to try some of the world’s best wines by the glass. They taste as fresh and flavorful as the day the bottle was opened. And who doesn't love a delicious locally brewed beer with a wood-fired pizza? You'll find the perfect beer for any meal from the large selection of local bottles and taps. If cocktails are more your speed, the book of social lubricants has you covered. With a heavy focus on Amari, you can explore many varieties and other delicious creations from classic to modern - perfect for sharing with friends and family over an amazing meal.

So pull up a chair, explore the menu and discover authentic Italian at Red Rabbit.

Our Team

Luke Shimp


Tracy Bachul


Michael Giacomini

Vice President

Joe Walvoord

Senior Director of Operations

Ian Lowther

Director of Operations

Trevis Langley

Culinary Director

Peter Giacomini


Emily Scheffler

Marketing Director

Adam Lerner

Corporate Chef

Courtnie Neuhaus

Catering Sales Manager

Crystal Lade

Training Coordinator 

Contact Us

Derrick Schrader
General Manager
Red Rabbit • Minneapolis

Jeremy Kanne
General Manager
Red Rabbit • St. Paul

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Red Rabbit

Uncomplicated, authentic Italian cuisine served in a friendly neighborhood restaurant.

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