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Osteria I Nonni

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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STUZZICHINI​
$13
baccala crocchette
salt cod-potato croquettes, cucumber crema, aleppo, celery leaf3
$14
carpaccio di manzo
thinly sliced raw beef, arugula, lemon, tuscan oil, parmigiano
$14
calamari fritti
lightly fried cape cod squid, lemon, sale marino
$13
crostini misti
house-made charcuterie, grilled bread, peroni-cran mustard
$13
polpette al i nonni
meatballs stuffed w/ house-made toma cheese, tomato-fennel
$15
stinco maiale
grilled marinated micro pork shanks w/ chive creme fraiche
$19
salumi misti
selection of italian & house-cured meat, olives, aged cheese
APERITIVI / COCKTAILS​
$10
vecchione
nonno nick’s milwaukee style old fashion
$10
manhattan di tomasso
bulleit rye, cocchi torino, luxardo sangue
$10
carrozzino
vecchia romagna brandy, tuaca, lemon, sugar rim
$10
amalfitini
stoli citros, house-made limoncello, lemon twist
$10
siciliano
stoli oranj vodka, cointeru, chambord
$10
i nonni negroni
death’s door gin, aperol, cocchi torino
$10
chinato manhattan
maker's​ mark, cocchi chinato, maraschino
$10
perfecto
junipero, sweet & dry vermouth, orange twist
$10
aperitivo spritz
prosecco, luxardo maraschino, cappelletti, aperol
$10
amaro aperitivo
amaro del capo, seltzer, lemon twist
BIRRA / BEER​
16oz draft $6
12oz bottle $5
peroni nastro azzurro
roma. italy italian pilsner
passage ipa 22oz bomber $9
angry planet epa 22oz bomber $9
cygnus x-1 porter 22oz bomber $9
flat earth brewimg co. st. paul, mn northwest
stir crazy winter ale $7
midnight ryder black ale $7
day tripper pale ale $7
indeed brewing co. minneapolis, mn
$6
lift bridge brewing co. stillwater, mn
farm​ girl saison
$6
fulton brewery co. minneapolis, mn
lonely blond ale
$5
rush river brewing river falls, wi
bubble jack ipa
origanal lager $5
la rossa $5
birra moretti udine, italy
$6
smith & forge memphis, tn
hard​ apple cider
$5
heineken brouweruen amsterdam
buckler (non-alcoholic)
grapefruit-chamomile $5
ginger-apricot $5
orange-jasmine $5
joia all natural soda
st. louis park, mn
DEGUSTAZIONE​
$45.00
traditional three course tasting menu
choose one item from: antipasti, primi, secondi, some items may carry an up-charge, custom wine flights are available, please inquire
ANTIPASTI​
$12
insalata di testa
warm brussels sprouts salad w/ house-cured testa, sour apples, sweet onion, pecorino & lemon-butter vinaigrette
$17
supplement $+4
cacciucco alla livornese
house specialty…three minute spicy crustacean stew w/ shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams & tomato brodo
$15
insalata di culatello
warm corona beans w/ thinly sliced culutello, shaved sweet onions, grapefruit segments, tuscan oil, black pepper & shaved parmigiano
$14
fegato di vitello
lightly breaded pan fried veal liver, crispy thick sliced smoked bacon, caramelized onions & barolo vinegar pan sauce
$11
insalata romanesca
hearts of romaine, anchovy-lemon vinaigrette shaved pecorino, sliced tomato-cucumber
PRIMI PIATTI​
$13
$18
linguine con vongole
long​ thin pasta w/ manila clams, house-cured nduja, garlic, parsley & white wine brodo
$14
$19
gnocchi alla sangue
house-made potato dumplings in boars blood stew w/ roasted boar shoulder, pickled shallot, thyme, pecorino
$14
$19
paccheri alla norcina
large tubular pasta, house-made sicilian sausage, wilted rappini, fennel pollen crema, white truffle oil & parmigiano
$13
$18
farro con anatra
emmer wheat grain risotto style w/ duck sugo, confit leg of duck, caramelized pear mostarda, crispy duck skin & parmigiano
$15
$20
spaghetti nero con alice e calamari
squid ink pasta w/ squid, anchovies, local tomatoes, white wine brodo, garlic-parsley breadcrumbs & sicilian oil
SECONDI​
$27
tacchino scaloppine
duck fat fried breaded turkey breast w/ wilted roasted garlic rappini greens, turkey leg-panatone bread pudding & caper-lemon pan sauce
$28
anatra con lenticche
pan roasted duck breast w/ house-made cotehcino umbrian lentils, fig butter, seared foie gras, cherry mostarda & green mustard oil
$29
spada alla siciliana
pan seared swordfish w/ browned garlic-orzo nero risotto, olive-sweet onion-citrus salad & tomato saffron brodo
$36
agnello scottadito
cast iron seared local lamb chops, porcini mushroom-pea risotto, bone marrow-charred red onion marmallatta
$31
supplement $+4
guanciale di manzo
horseradish-beetroot braised beef cheek w/ celeriac puree & charred scallion-yellow carrot salad
About
I Nonni is a lively and award winning Italian restaurant nestled in the heart Lilydale, MN. Our chef acquires the freshest and finest ingredients to craft the seasonal menu. The dining room offers our patrons an intimate and classy atmosphere with superb, attentive service. For the casual guest our bar has ample seating and allows the diner to choose from the same seasonal menu. I Nonni specializes in authentically inspired Italian cuisine that changes with the season. An extensive all Italian wine list along with a full bar featuring regional Italian spirits and grappe, I Nonni truly offers their patrons a complete and delightful dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews calamari lamb chops pasta dishes favorite dish special dinner wine selection great wine done perfectly love this place for special occasions slow service vino servers tom event
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Visited with the in-laws last night to one of our favorites. Tommy helped me select a superb Barolo, which he decanted for us and brought to the table. The calamari appetizer was perfectly cooked. The pasta meals were all excellent. Service was super without being...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We go here for special occasions, but last night was just a sweet date night. Their food is superb! High quality! Love the wine selection, they have wines we can’t find anywhere else. Lastnight we had the Salumi Misti, cured meat plate for starters. Our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KaralenaB
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I try to be as positive as possible when reviewing. We went for a birthday dinner. The wine selection was limited for us anyway because we like a Cabernet. The calamari was pretty good. We enjoyed it. The tri tips were chewy. Not flavorful. All...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bigjude007
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had dinner here a few nights ago. We ordered the Romanesca salad. The lettuce was just okay (usually it’s fresh and crisp). I also had to ask for more dressing as it just didn’t have enough on it. The bartender said other people have...More

Date of visit: March 2018
4  Thank mksim0n
Reviewed March 20, 2018

I requested dinner out here for my birthday, as it is almost always wonderful. Service was good but we were a little disappointed in our pasta entrees. They gave a new meaning to al dente and were almost chewy!. The carpaccio starter was awesome however,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank bgmsp
Reviewed January 20, 2018

If you can get Jay as your server, you'll have a perfect meal. Let Tom pick the wine to go with your meal.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Christin Croll C
Reviewed January 17, 2018

We went to I-Nonni's for my son's 25th birthday on Saturday, January 6th. We had reservations for 7PM. First, it took us a half hour to get our drinks. We then decided to order since the drinks took so long. Salads took an HOUR! The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank nfbbm
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Had a separate room for a holiday event with clients. Food was delicious. The servers were really really attentive. Overall a great experience. I didn't get to sample the actual menu as a typical diner would, though I'd come back to do so.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank danders1999
Reviewed December 27, 2017

The 3 of us had, likely, the best Italian dinner we've ever had--in the U.S. or in Italy. We started with three excellent cocktails, moved on to wonderful calamari and steak tartare (which were definitely the best we've ever had), and ended with pasta dishes--the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed December 13, 2017

our reservation was for 5:45pm. We did not receive our food until 7:15pm -- whats with that. Slow service.

Date of visit: December 2017
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