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Osteria I Nonni

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981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109 (35e)
651-905-1081
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Italian food in suburban setting

I like the happy hour and wine selection. The menu is interesting and seasonal. Always something on the menu for my Italian tastes. Good people working here and always an interesting crowd.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Montana1967
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the happy hour and wine selection. The menu is interesting and seasonal. Always something on the menu for my Italian tastes. Good people working here and always an interesting crowd.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Company meal arranged here, but in the separate wine area. The wonderfull Karan was nothing short of perfect and really made the evening special. Food was fantastic, wine even better. Eat here, you won't be disappointed.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We usually get the tasting menu. Everything is superb, including the wine pairings. Wonderful experience! Recommend!

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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

Nonni was chosen by the father of the groom to host a rehearsal dinner. There were about 45 of us, including children. The menu selected for us was incredible, with a variety of antipasti, lovely pastas and main courses. Especially memorable was the salmon and asparagus, as well as (for vegetarians) the potato gnocci and fresh mozarella. Service was seamless... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

For $$$ per meal one would think the food would be good and that the chef wouldn't, when finding out he ran out of your ingredient, make his own choice as to the substitute without asking the customer, wouldn't one? Also, wouldn't one expect that for $$$ per meal that one would get enough to eat? When one chooses a... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109
    (35e)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-905-1081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?