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1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 625-6776
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Romantic

Took Wife here for our 40th and had an exquisite meal and bottle of wine. Made reservations so they knew it was our anniversary and they did it up right, nice little corner table, background music just enough so that you could hear it if you listened and low lighting. For a local restaurant its a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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North Mankato, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Mankato, Minnesota
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Neighbors serves authentic Italian food along with other choices, and has both an indoor and outdoor seating area as well as a cozy bar. The food is delicious, and the staff is top notch.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Neighbors used to be our favorite eating spot in Mankato. Sorry to say it has gone way downhill. A family-style salad with house dressing used to be included with the meals; not anymore. My friend ordered the salmon and asparagus entree and the portion size for the price was a joke! Our service was all right but this restaurant is... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is one of the more expensive places in town, but they often have specials that make the meal very affordable. The food is always incredible, and the service is fantastic. This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

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MN
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Wonderful food and so enjoyable sitting on their patio on this beautiful spring day! My husband and I shared an appetizer and entree which was plenty. Service was great!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My best friend and I visited Neighbors Italian Bistro for the first time. From the time we entered into the restaurant until the meal was served and walking out we felt welcomed in and welcomed back. The service could not have been better and the food was perfect in taste, serving size and presentation. The mixed alcohol drinks were very... More 

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Indianapolis, INdiana
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very nice spot to entertain clients, special occasions, or just a night out. Excellent service and excellent food. Pasta is homemade, as are the desserts. I had chicken Parmesan, which was a HUGE piece of meat and my friends had a tenderloin special which they said was perfect in every way. We were too full for dessert. Also enjoyed the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At previous visit, I declared that these Risotto Balls would be the one food I would take to a deserted island. A revisit confirmed the declaration! Great service by Kayla.

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took Wife here for our 40th and had an exquisite meal and bottle of wine. Made reservations so they knew it was our anniversary and they did it up right, nice little corner table, background music just enough so that you could hear it if you listened and low lighting. For a local restaurant its a good place to eat.... More 

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Elysian, Minnesota
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to Neighbor's for the first time to celebrate a promotion for my brother-in-law and was disappointed in the quality of food for an up-scale Italian restaurant. I ordered a classic Italian dish expecting a subtle burst of classic Italian herbs; unfortunately, my dish was lacking in flavor as well as basic seasoning. The pasta, however, was cooked to... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food is really good and I do like their menu and the atmosphere, but we quit going due to the lack of good service. The food is quite pricey, even on happy hour, and you would expect really good service in this establishment, but we have found that to be hit or miss (more miss than hit). We had... More 

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Additional Information about neighbors italian bistro

Address: 1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone Number: (507) 625-6776
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: (507) 625-6776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?