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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
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Ranked #89 of 1,603 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: 50th & Hiawatha LRT
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English first
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Al Vento's has great Italian food. Full of flavor and nicely priced. They have a good Italian wine list and the service levels are perfect. It's a neighborhood restaurant that exceeded all expectations. We go about once a month.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great food and elegant. Perfect for special occasions BUT don't miss there happy hour from 4:30-6:00 for a great value!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Owner and operated by Jon Hunt Al Vento offers up some of the most flavorful and authentic Italian dishes in town. Located a bit off of the beaten path, particularly if you are staying in either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul, the short drive from either is worth the time and effort. I have visited on a number of occasions... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is the best sort of neighborhood restaurant, with excellent friendly service, comfortably elegant atmosphere, and really nice food. Their Tuesday date night is an excellent value! I don't give five stars for anything but superlative food, and this is just a hair short of that, but it's still much better than what I've had in many a higher priced... More 

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on the road
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is where we go when we dont want to risk any surprises by trying somewhere new, or the latest trend. Top quality food professionally presented and served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Never pretentious, no hint of snobbery. Just the real deal. We always leave feeling good. It's always a good evening if we have dined at Al Vento.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an amazing place with equally amazing food. Romantic, great service and the Sunday brunch was more than I anticipated in selection. Kid friendly and it appears families are seated in the front part of the restuarant so that was nice for us older empty nester folks in back. Reasonable price and can be upgraded to an adult beverage... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

al Vento was our neighborhood restaurant when we lived in Minneapolis; we've been to this restaurant more than a dozen times. We returned here will in town for family business, and were delighted to see that the same great quality of food and service still exists. The Tomato Bread soup was exceptional, as was the ceasar salad; these were split... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Normally my hubbie and I don't get to this side of town but we happened to be in Bloomington at Ikea (that's a whole other story :(.) We were starving and wanting Italian but knew we couldn't wait the 1 hour+ wait on a Saturday night at our usual favorite restaurant, Broder's Pasta Bar. We didn't have a reservation but... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

5 star reviews nail the following: delicious food, efficient service and great hospitality. I am unable to speak about Al Vento's amazing food because the efficiency of seating during a busy brunch time and the hospitality was so inadequate we had to leave. We called in the morning to make reservations, but no one answered the phone so we decided... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went at end of August for our wedding anniversary, and were very pleased with the food, the service and 1/2 price wine on Tuesdays, which I did not know. I had a particularly excellent clam main course which was superb, and when I commented on that, not many people had ordered it. Their loss. The overall food presentation and... More 

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Additional Information about al Vento

Address: 5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone Number: +1 612-724-3009
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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