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Osteria I Nonni

981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109
651-905-1081
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Ranked #111 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $31 - $40
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 35e
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The short answer for the three-point rating is this: Of the five food items we ordered, only one was good enough to be considered 5-star -- the other four items did not "wow", and a couple of them were not prepared well. And for the prices you pay, there is no excuse for anything being less than "wow", especially to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant 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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Edina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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