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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian Food in A Private Setting

The food is very good, and it comes with a low price tag.A very quiet setting, good for conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
North Mankato, Minnesota
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is very good, and it comes with a low price tag.A very quiet setting, good for conversation.

Thank Oodey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Per my title I swear everyone raves about this restaurant. We on the other hand had bad service & the food was mediocre. We actually chose to not do a retry, which we will normally do.

Thank minnesota_nice
Oronoco, Minnesota
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274 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

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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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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 

1 Thank Rich M
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

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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3 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 

1 Thank Kevin H
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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 

1 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 

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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: 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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