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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
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Nice local, family owned restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Mary K
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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 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 via mobile

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

5 star reviews nail the following: delicious food, efficient service and great hospitality. I am unable to speak about Al Vento's amazing food because the efficiency of seating during a busy brunch time and the hospitality was so inadequate we had to leave. We called in the morning to make reservations, but no one answered the phone so we decided... 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?