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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 - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Company Management Group Dinner

Had a table for 14 and this was an excellent location for a fun-filled relaxed dinner. We ordered from a wide selection off the standard menu. Expected that to cause some food delays, but the service was excellent and everyone's entree arrived all at the same time with no indicators that any of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Atpbai
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a table for 14 and this was an excellent location for a fun-filled relaxed dinner. We ordered from a wide selection off the standard menu. Expected that to cause some food delays, but the service was excellent and everyone's entree arrived all at the same time with no indicators that any of them had spent time under the heat-lamps.... More 

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Thank Atpbai
Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant. My group consisted of three couples, who ordered a wide variety from the constantly changing menu. As cliché as it seemed, I ordered the spaghetti & meatballs, as I often like to try a restaurant's specialty. It was delicious, and the spaghetti was cooked to perfection. My wife ordered the bucatini which came... More 

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Thank TriNicolino
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour. Expected to grab a drink and a quick app and ended up staying for a light dinner. The kitchen messed up and gave us the Brussel sprouts with chorizo instead of the Brussel sprout bruschetta. What a delightful oops! We were so impressed we ordered the bruschetta sampler and the sausage and goat cheese pizza.... More 

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Thank MNWineLady
Nahant, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I love to review really good places, but I'm sorry to say I didn't really find the food here to be very good. My dish had way too many flavors mixed together...you couldn't taste any of the ingredients. The 'regular' spaghetti and meatballs were about average... not terrible, but not spectacular either. The risotto was better, but i wouldn't run... More 

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Thank Bea409
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Delicious eggs Benedict! Most delicious brunch I've ever had. Highly recommend. Great ambience, a little dark, but not if you sit under the glass wing. Interesting variety of food-eggs, fruits, breads, dipping oils, and a chocolate fountain! A very fun experience.

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Thank Jennifer A
Jupiter, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the dishes available. Everything we had was really good and the service was great. We will definitely be back on our next visit to the area.

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1 Thank Ontheroad825
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Having lived in and traveled throughout Italy extensively I have never eaten anything like this. The focaccia was nothing but white bread, the bruschetta was soggy toasts with two inches of unrecognizable glob on top, the pasta was overwhelmed by a too red sauce. The only thing possibly redeemable was a lamb ragout if served on the proper pasta and... More 

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Thank SandyC70
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I went with a group of people and one is a vegetarian and the other can't eat dairy or gluten. I couldn't believe how patient the waiter was with them, trying to help them figure out what to get (esp. the one that can't eat gluten OR dairy at an Italian restaurant where almost everything has cheese or pasta). He... More 

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Thank Sherrill P
St.Paul, Minnesota
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700 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a distinctive brunch with excellent Italian food, including eggs florentine (think eggs benedict with yummy spinach, distinctive sausages and oh yes - chocolate dipping with fruit. Unusual brunch - also includes some non alcohol and alcohol included options. Recommended.

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Thank Seniordad
Burnsville, Minnesota
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214 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have heard nothing but good things about Al Vento and I have looked forward to checking it out forever. We wanted to go somewhere special for our anniversary and that led us here in February. First, it was charming and adorable. I can't express how much I love romantic little places like this and I was so excited when... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?