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al Vento

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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (50th Street)
+1 612-724-3009
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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st paul
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128 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had reservations for 6pm. After we had been seated15 min., and just ordered dinner, a loud group of 10 people were seTed next to us. There were many other deuce tables available-- why did they not show more consideration in selecting our spot? We didnt know how loud these 10 folks would be, until our food was arrivng. We... More 

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Thank kirbyfredstpaul
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The 4 of us had a great meal. Their service was the best I've ever experienced. The braised short ribs were like butter! We're definitely going back.

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Thank Murray H
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The tasting menu that gives you four courses for US$25 proved to be a wise choice, some of the dishes featured some wonderful mushrooms and the gelato for dessert was a perfect ending to the meal. Servers were attentive and this is a place I would return to in a heartbeat.

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Thank AnnG122
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

My husband and I came for Restaurant Week and did the prix fixe menu. We were overall very happy with it and would definitely come back. The good: Service was excellent. Quick but not rushed and very friendly. We asked our server for a wine recommendation and we were very happy with his selection. The mortadella packet appetizer was absolutely... More 

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Thank Kaitlyn A
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My wife and I recently went here for a date night. We found the vibe to be intimate, the staff to be very helpful and pleasant, and the food was super good. An all around great experience. As others have said the prices are on the high side. The glass top heated patio is really awesome. I can't wait to... More 

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Thank Jguitarman
Morristown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Al Vento never fails to impress. Brought friends from NJ for dinner during the Ryder Cup. Outstanding evening. Louie provided us great service, meatballs were fantastic as always. Linguini with bison meat sauce and mushrooms was spectacular. Park friend had was delicious. Spaghetti always a hit. Bruschetta sampler was very good. One of my favorite spots!!! Will continue to visit... More 

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Thank Clubber64
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This little gem in Mpls is wonderful~ super good food and wine. a tad pricey. Love the ambiance. Fun dining experience. yum, Yum will always stop back~

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Thank _cjcarlson27
Twin Cities
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great ambience. The staff is wonderful. The decor is simple, yet very classy. This place just reminded us of a special memory on a visit to Manhattan. We consider this a special occasion restaurant. I only wish this was a neighborhood restaurant in our neighborhood, but then again, we could not afford to hang out at al Vento on a... More 

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Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were taking friends to dinner here because they are moving to Italy!! They heard good things about Al Vento, so we met them. The food was delicious, and very fresh. Our waiter suggested a wonderful Sangiovese! Half-price bottles of wine on Monday night was awesome! Three of us ordered the "sampler" menu, which was really good because we could... More 

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y0ungatheart58
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

"Do we need another Italian restaurant?" my friends ask. "Yes, we do!" I always reply. A cosy neighborhood place, delicious food and great service. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (50th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 50th & Hiawatha LRT
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-724-3009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?