We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 784 Saint Paul Restaurants

Osteria I Nonni

981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #104 of 784 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 35e
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I guarantee you will love this place. So many people do not know about it and it is worth the 10 minute drive from downtown St. Paul. It is off the beaten path, but in a very safe location and the food, service and ambiance are amazing! We go here frequently and highly recommend it! If you like Italian food,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited on a weeknight for a special occasion. The menu was a bit difficult to decipher, as there are two prices listed for most dishes and no indication if the lower price is a smaller portion or a lunch pricel. However, our server was knowledgeable about the specials and gave us a nice description of those. Despite the restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmington, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Happy hour with great wine choices and a nice patio. Try cheese platter and calamari. Good attentive service. Tried many dishes but the Best item on dinner menu is osso buco. Will return again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Osteria I Nonni also viewed


Been to Osteria I Nonni? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing