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“Delicious Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of al Vento

al Vento
5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
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Ranked #113 of 1,619 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: 50th & Hiawatha LRT
San Diego, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Delicious Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was our third time to experience the Sunday Brunch at Al Vento. It was our anniversary, and we hoped to spend a nice time enjoying delicious food-As previously, this cozy neighborhood restaurant did not disappoint! On Sundays the place is busy, but we have always found the service to be excellent-very attentive and professional wait staff. We had the "Regular Brunch" which includes "bottomless non-alcoholic beverages" ($14). The other brunch ($16) includes "endless" mimosas, screwdrivers and bloody Marys.
Besides the regular "breakfast items" of eggs, meat, waffles, there is an array of meat/cheese choices, Italian salads, and breads. Fresh fruit and desserts follow with this Sunday offering the chocolate fountain. There is some variety each Sunday and always the display of choices is well presented and the amount just right-everything is so tasty it's hard to decide what to take.
I would suggest making a reservation because there were a couple of large groups and the restaurant was full by 11:30. There is also outdoor seating in warm weather. The regular menu offers great Italian dishes and pizza, with a Wednesday special "sandwich night". This is our favorite place for wonderful Italian food and a special neighborhood feel.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Brunch for your Bucks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Went there for Brunch, Called same day before they opened and left a message to make reservations. They didnt have anything until 1:00PM( So call the day before I guess). They close at 2:00 pm. They have what you expect in a brunch plus an eclectic twist of interesting things llike crepes with fluffy spicy whipped cream inside, crunchy, almost raw green bean salad, an array of cheeses and bottomless scredrivers, mimosas, bloody marys coffee and OJ.
The place is packed and the crowd is young. The servers are super busy and it seemed they barely could keep up with refilling the buffet and people`s drinks.Their spirits were up but overworked. It was loud and small though. Call it a diner with an upgrade.So go eat and keep going on with your life.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wayzata, Minnesota
1 review
“Wonderful wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Took my spouse there for his bday on 1/19/21. Started at 5:15 which allowed for 1/2 price bottle of wine. Food was delicious. Wonderful. Go early :) We highly recommend it. The menu changes daily.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Best brunch deal ever. Great food selection. EggsFlorentine are delicious. Unlimited bloody marys and mimosas. $16.00!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The restaurant is on the small side, but they do take reservations. We enjoyed a beverage at the bar while waiting for our table, and had a pleasant conversation with both the bartender and the patrons on either side of us. Our table in the dining room was near the front door so we enjoyed the stream of people arriving (we went during Resturant Week). Our server was top notch; friendly and full of suggestions. The food was wonderful. We will be back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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