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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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Twin Cities
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"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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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sue B
Moorhead, Minnesota
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678 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant. The best thing is the daily tasting menu of four courses for $25. Wines are at half price on Sunday and Monday. The food is attractive and well made. Service is good. Plenty of outside tables too. Highly recommended. Corkage is $15.

Thank kawidd
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the $25 taster. It is four courses. Not huge servings in each course, but delicious none the less. I sat at the bar. The bartender was attentive. The main course I had was shrimp and mushroom linguini with capers. Delicious.

Thank Brian F
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It does not get much better than this longtime neighborhood restaurant. A friendly and attentive staff serves up with pride high quality food and drink at reasonable prices. We tried their four course tasting menu and are glad that we did. Unique flavors were presented with each course. The pork loin was exceptionally good. You will not be disappointed.

Thank ThePuba
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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291 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I was disappointed the took my favorite appetizer off the menu, the pecorino cheese packets. Oh well, we found other things to eat just as delicious.The stuffed mushrooms (Arancini) and a flatbread pizza (fromaggio). We also had a nice bottle of rose. They have such a nice wine list always.

Thank Elizabeth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?