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al Vento

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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (50th Street)
+1 612-724-3009
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank Jguitarman
Morristown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Clubber64
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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~

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 

Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank JoKoss
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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!

Thank y0ungatheart58
Excelsior, Minnesota
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Our anniversary was the most recent reason to sample the flavorful Italian offerings at al Vento. On this occasion, the four of us decided to try the tasting menu and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. From the half-price bottles of wine to the creative courses included in the tasting menu, all contributed to a splendid celebration. Included in the tasting... More 

Thank 1whosearches
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Six of us had dinner here on a Monday evening in August, starting with complimentary focaccia, caprese heirloom tomatoes fresh mozzarella basil and the mushroom walnut pesto- a very good beginning. Pasta was favored by our group, selecting the lasagna, the gnocchi broccolini bread crumbs with chanterelle mushrooms, the ravioli, the pappardelle fennel sausage tomato basil ricotta salata, and the... More 

Thank RSfromPriorLake
Eagan, Minnesota
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Went back again last night to enjoy their half price wine at happy hour, which is every afternoon. A bit frustrating that they were out of our wine pick, but still found one we liked. Had the walnut pesto brushetta, which was just ok. The sausage fennel flat bread was delicious, but they should leave the tomato slices off, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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?