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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
10:00 am - 2:00 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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270 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here two Fridays in a row For Minneapolis very good Italian food they have a tasting menu But the wine selection is very good from varied regions of Italy The pasta dishes are excellent made in house Very nice for Minneapolis did not find the service slow

Thank 1210tgho
Minneapolis - South of the River
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor patio with retractable roof and windows makes this establishment stand out and the food is on par. The fresh mozzarella n prosciutto bruchetta was excellent, toasty n tasty, the tableside bread moist with understated yet attentive service unobtrusive of our conversation. My sausage and chicken butini tasted delish yet more meat would be suggested and the pasta cooked a... More 

Thank WilderE
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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557 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had good service here but the food is the best Italian in the neighborhood so I guess it's your call. Just don't plan on impressing someone by taking them here.

Thank Rachel C
Paris, TX
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Eat here if the restaurant is your destination because you will be here for a while. Food is delicious. My husband and I shared the tasting menu, and we had plenty of food. Others in our party of five commented on the tasty food. There were few diners there that evening. Our waiter didn't comment on the slow service, and... More 

Thank azurerusse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A great place! Cozy, buzzing with happy customers and excellent pasta, homemade, and bruschetta. We went for a change of pace and will go back.

Thank Claire89092014
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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369 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I was visiting my oldest in the Twins. Having just returned from a trip to the coast, I was not interested too much in sea food. We went with the fixed price four course meal. I had mussels(I just had to), a caesar salad, wild boar sausage pasta and gelato. My oldest, being a vegan went with the eggplant pasta.... More 

Thank TLV007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a Saturday night. Service was great and we got in right away. I ordered the Gnochhi and my husband had the eggplant Parmesan. Both were extremely delicious but The serving size on the Gnochhi was very small--appetizer if not smaller. For the price $16, it wasn't with it. I was still hungry afterward.

Thank Nicole S
Columbus, Indiana
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We met several friends here on a Friday night, with a reservation. There is not much parking nearby, and you need to find a spot on the street once there tiny lot fills up. I felt the service was a bit careless and unconcerned, the food was less than amazing, the portions small, and the value lacking. We were packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went there for Valentine's Day dinner and it was terrific. Probably the best bruschetta that we have ever had. The two dishes we had, bucatini and gnocchi, were savory and delicious. And the gelato was a good end to our meal!

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?