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Osteria I Nonni

981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109
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Ranked #94 of 785 restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 35e
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62 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our server was arrogant and indifferent to his job. The two managers loved talking to a couple tables but basically ignored everyone else. It took 1 1/2 hours to finally get our entrees after I tracked down the server. He disappeared after that and sent over a manager, who blamed the kitchen, instead of taking any responsibility for their poor... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It seemed to us if you are not a regular you don't matter at this restaurant. We drove across the Twin Cities to eat at this restaurant and what a waste of time! Our server left us sitting several times to chat with other customers and not once did he serve us and come back to check and see if... More

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Not a wannabee, not make believe, not processed foods: Osteria Nonni is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Twin Cities featuring great food and an impressive selections of wines. Tucked away off of I-35E and Sibley Memorial Highway in the SW corner, this family-owned restaurant serves up scrumptious entrees and appetizers! Just to get a taste, linger over... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We frequent i Nonni fairly often because it's close and they have a great happy hour. The service is great (especially Jay!). The wine list is decent, but they are pretty stingy with their pour of wine by the glass. Their calamari is the best in the cities (for fried calamari) and the burrata is delicious. The pasta is good,... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I had a superb experience at I Nonni. Our waiter, Jay, was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We tried a variety of items including the calamari, the arugula and honey crisp apple salad, the wild boar ragu, the lasagnette, the grilled lamb chops, and carrot cake with mascarpone. Everything we ate was excellent and we... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Our friends who live in Minneapolis chose this restuarant during our visit. The decor is beautiful, the restuarant quiet si we could catch up with each others' lives, the service attentive, and the food superb. Three of us had the tasting menu which was smaller portions from three areas of the menu plus from the specials. I loved the octopus... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had a excellent dinner the atmosphere was excellent very good service the food was very tasty and well prepared overall a very good dining experience

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Minneapolis Mn
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202 reviews 202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our third visit to I Nonni for the four of us, and it gets better every time! The tasting menu is a bargain, at $45 for three courses (Antipasti, Primi, Secondi), but they are not little tasting portions, they are the regular menu items. As before, we couldn't begin to finish our courses. (Thank Heavens for to-go boxes.)... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

A group of 6 had dinner on the patio. Our server was condescending to say the least. I will say our food was excellent but can't get past the service. The Mosquitos drove us inside at the end of our meal. Inside some other server literally tossed dessert menus on our table in the bar and disappeared. We had to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a great Italian and Happy Hour as well. A little early since happy hour is from 4 to 6pm but very popular with the people who live nearby. Everything is good and priced well. The pizza is very thin crust. Everything on this menu is excellent. Regardless of how many in your group order a number of dishes... More

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