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al Vento

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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (50th Street)
50th & Hiawatha LRT
+1 612-724-3009
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Sunday Brunch!

Served every Sunday from 10 AM until 2 PM. A wide variety of foods from which to choose from their buffet. They offer eggs, sausages, roasted potatoes, pastries, salads, cheese, fresh fruit and even a chocolate fountain. Be sure to make a reservation and go hungry!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Jan H
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Naperville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Naperville, Illinois
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Served every Sunday from 10 AM until 2 PM. A wide variety of foods from which to choose from their buffet. They offer eggs, sausages, roasted potatoes, pastries, salads, cheese, fresh fruit and even a chocolate fountain. Be sure to make a reservation and go hungry!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Tucked away a little bit off of the beaten path on 34th Street in south Minneapolis, This restaurant still delivers on its entire menu. Wait staff is very good and prompt. Half price bottles of wine on Monday night. Good selection of craft beers on tap or by the bottle. Salads for all prepared well without to much dressing and... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The staff and service are excellent. The menu is somewhat limited compared to other Italian places (such as Amore Victoria). Has a relaxed, fun, romantic atmosphere. Bread, appetizers (stuffed mushrooms) were great, the pizza and pasta dishes were good but not outstanding. will go back again to try new items!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An all-around fantastic dining experience! Our first visit to Al Vento will not be our last. We arrived on time for our reservation and could have been seated right away at an inside table. We opted to wait at the bar for an outside table, and were so glad we did. The bartenders were great. We were given samples of... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Another of the great little neighborhood gems that seem to be popping up all over Minneapolis. Southern Italian all the way, but with a substantial foodie flair -- no Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee to be found. We especially liked and recommend the maltagliati and the charcuterie cheese plate, plus a couple of ridiculously tasty specials. Nice wine selection and very reasonably priced for... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

If you love Italian cuisine, true Italian cuisine, this is the place to go. Their happy hour, wine specials, and Tuesday Date Night help make frequent visits financially possible. If you haven't checked it out yet, do not delay. You are in for a treat!

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were fortunate to arrive at Al Vento on an early evening when the weather was perfect for sitting out on their patio. The patio view of of leafy green trees that are calming and lovely. Road noise is minimal. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing a bottle of La Maialina Gertrude, a lovely Super Tuscan wine. Pairing that with the parmesan... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was a great place to have hearty Italian pasta dishes; the gnocchi was fabulous and the wine selection was good. The server was not that fantastic and we got our bread after the meals came. Not the best service for the inflated prices.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife, daughter and I ate brunch here when we visited Minneapolis over Easter weekend. They have a very nice brunch and you can elect to pay extra for unlimited mimosas, bloody Marys or screwdrivers. The brunch offers a lot of variety but doesn't overwhelm you. It was perfect for us.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Stopped here with friends the night before flying out for vacation. Small and cozy place. Brought our own wine, corkage was reasonable. Food was exceptional. Sauces were bright and flavorful. Kitchen and management flexible. Good value. If I lived closer, I would be a regular.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (50th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 50th & Hiawatha LRT
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-724-3009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?