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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: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    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:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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las vegas
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243 reviews 243 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

For Mankato and this area of Minnesota "Neighbors" is a very good restaurant. However, when compared to other dining venues that we frequent in our frequent travels it is average. The food was reasonably well prepared with the salads being excellent. Our server was inexperienced and 'in the weeds' due to an apparent lack of staff. You will get a... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We usually go to Neighbor's for our Anniversary but tonight we went so our daughter could try their awesome food. We couldn't get enough of the salad and bread. Their salad dressing is homemade and my daughter wanted even more salad and our main course wasn't even on the table yet. My two ladies had the fettuccini alfredo with two... More 

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Peoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was an awesome restaurant. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place if you are ever in Mankato.

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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: Doing business, Romantic
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?