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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, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    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
A neighborhood treasure

This place is located in a Minneapolis neighborhood that is not commonly travelled even though it is very close to 62&77 and the airport. This place is a great find where all the pastas are made fresh daily with careful sauces, great service in a refined but casual setting. Highly recommended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
apgoop1
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Hudson, WI
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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213 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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Hudson, WI
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is located in a Minneapolis neighborhood that is not commonly travelled even though it is very close to 62&77 and the airport. This place is a great find where all the pastas are made fresh daily with careful sauces, great service in a refined but casual setting. Highly recommended. Food, service, ambience. Outstanding and a very good value.

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Naperville, Illinois
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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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 92 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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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104 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions
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?