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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
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic upscale Italian, Patio in the summer

I made my first visit to Al Vento the other week and I was glad I did. I sat down and enjoyed the freshly burnt edges of my menu as I decided on a glass of wine to start things off. After settling on a Cabernet, it was onto the food menu. Not being a regular here and understanding the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TryppAdams
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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563 reviews 563 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I made my first visit to Al Vento the other week and I was glad I did. I sat down and enjoyed the freshly burnt edges of my menu as I decided on a glass of wine to start things off. After settling on a Cabernet, it was onto the food menu. Not being a regular here and understanding the... More 

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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161 reviews 161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This visit was my 2nd time to Al Vento and it was not disappointing. As it was a Friday during lent I was surprised to see only 1 regular menu item and 1 special that did not contain meat. (Christians fast from meat on Fridays during lent.) I ordered the fish special and it was great. The restaurant has a... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?