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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch

Had lunch with friends. The restaurant wasn't busy. One server handled us allow quite well, checking on several times. I ordered the pick two for lunch: a meatball sandwich and the tomato bisque soup. The size of the lunch sandwich was excellent for me & the soup was more than I needed. Both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oronoco, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
Oronoco, Minnesota
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262 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with friends. The restaurant wasn't busy. One server handled us allow quite well, checking on several times. I ordered the pick two for lunch: a meatball sandwich and the tomato bisque soup. The size of the lunch sandwich was excellent for me & the soup was more than I needed. Both were tasty. I also had very good,... More 

Thank richie1732
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet, spacious, cozy upscale italian with occasional elements of menu creativity. Good service. Great for date night or any other kind of relatively quiet conversation. One time, I got there before my table was ready (I was on time but they were running late). They parked me and my friend at the bar and poured us free wine until the... More 

Thank Rich M
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times over the years. My husband & I took our 3 kids & daughter's boyfriend out there for dinner this past weekend. We were seated right away & I thought our server was excellent. I ordered the New York Strip with seasonal veggies. It was good, but not outstanding. The rest of my group ordered pasta... More 

Thank rachelj5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this lovely bistro. We had excellent customer service and attention from our server, Stephanie. I LOVE that she didn't rush us letting us savor each course. All beverages and courses were served with attention to the details - like water in a corked bottle, pretty bottle for dressing, small wine carafe, etc.... More 

Thank Paula B
Draper, Utah
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Cute but not over the top Italian decor and good, interestingly prepared food. Only off note was the 60's rock and roll music on the PA system. I love the Beach Boys, but not in an Italian restaurant. Prices were about $ 18-22 for an entree. Tip: check the bar menu for a slightly lighter meal at lower cost.

Thank James W
Pine Island, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I just ate at Neighbors last night for the first time. I've eaten at the finest Italian restaurants all over the country and I can tell you that their food is fantastic. We had the crab cakes and calamari for appetizers- terrific. I had the spicy penne chicken for my entree and it was out of this world good. I... More 

Thank Kevin H
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were here with my husband and another guest. Patrick T., the manager, is the most exceptional restaurant person ever! Everything was to the t. We ordered the mozzarella (different, yet great!) and the lasagna, a bruschetta also, wow! The size of the plates are HUGE, the house salad was amazing with its dressing. Even the bread was wonderful!!! Definitely... More 

Thank Michelle Z
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Don't order the salmon. Portion is pathetic for the price ($18) Osso Bucco ( Pork Shank braised) is winner with marvelous rissotto though overpriced at $26. Shrimp "anything" typically means four # 16-20 or more likely #21-28 size shrimp that are tasty but painfully inadequate for dinner. Salads/sides are ala carte and rather ordinary all things considered. Desserts are wonderful....Tiramisu... More 

Thank Art C
Mankato, Minnesota
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

Thank cynsha
Mankato, Minnesota
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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