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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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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
Easter Brunch

Great Italian food, very nice staff. Just an excellent experience! The offerings were very authentic and my family enjoyed the entire meal

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
pjkaren
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I went with a group of my girlfriends for brunch this Sunday. It's all buffet style, which was limited, but very good. The ambiance of the place is romantic italian, so we were eating brunch in a very dark corner, which did not feel right on a nice spring day. All of us were very disappointed with the service. Our... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great Italian food, very nice staff. Just an excellent experience! The offerings were very authentic and my family enjoyed the entire meal

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My family and I had dinner here for the second time in three weeks. We all had pasta. I had the pappardelle with braised chicken again. It was so good, perfect al dente consistency with just enough spice . I had two more meals the following day with the left overs. The Caesar salad however could be improved on. The... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The ambiance of the restaurant was endearing on the inside. The hostess brought us straight to our seat and the waiter came over a few minutes later to check on our party. The service throughout the meal was decent, but nothing extraordinary. Sometimes our waiter was very attentive and filling drinks, and other times he was missing for long durations... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Always hard to deicide what to eat here...the meatballs w mother sauce is always delicious. Pizza is great. Special entrees are terrific, too. Restaurant is clean, pretty, and often crowded. Nice service, too. You can't go wrong!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
576 reviews 576 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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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

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