We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #84 of 1,588 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    82
    43
    11
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnsville, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in town. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. I also recommend the brunch. It is a favorite brunch spot as well. Its a brunch buffet serving an interesting Italian spread. The buffet isn't that big but a great selection of items. Brunch price is around $16 per person. The only thing I would not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have wanted to visit Al Vento for Sunday brunch for some time and finally made it last Sunday. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the variety. We liked almost everything we tried. The service was unfortunately not as good as the food, our waitress did not seem to really care that we were there. We had to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Destin, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the "date meal" last night. It is a great way to try a variety of dishes! The super Tuscan was wonderful! There were 5 of us and all of us loved our apps, salads, and entrees! Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Incredible pizza - best I have ever had outside Italy, NYC, or New Haven. They had a mushroom and squash flower version that was terrific. Rest of menu looked great and nice wine list. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wonderful food wonderful service. Very creative menu, however, the wine and beer offerings need improvement. No good cab or chard. Doesn't everyone offer Summit?

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed al Vento also viewed

 

Been to al Vento? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing