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“Very nice happy hour meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rinata

Rinata
Ranked #184 of 1,790 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 25th street
Minnesota
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very nice happy hour meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Here's what we had for happy hour: Tormesca, a nice cheap red wine from the heel of Italy, made cheaper by the half price bottle before 6:30. Good bread with olive tapenade and olive oil for dipping for the two of us to share. Split a nice pizza with sausage. Split the molten chocolate cake with house made vanilla gelatto. Cost: all this for under $50 including tip. The ambience was very nice, darkly lit, romantic. We had a nice time and we will be back. We really liked it.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • Russian first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Reminds us of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is where we go for special occasions--birthdays, Valentine's Day. Very good food, good service. Rinata does not disappoint.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Edina, Minnesota
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“best italian in uptown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

the food and the wine were excellent. the quality of the food was excellent and prices were reasonable. not cheap but reasonable. i had the chicken parmesan and and patti had the sea scallops. both were very good. we had the crab bruscheta to start and the caesar salad. the crab could have used more seasoning - basil? - but the salad was very good. wine was good and reasonably priced, kind of. no dessert.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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186 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I took my daughter out for her last dinner prior to moving overseas to Rinata. The plates are on the small side but the quality of food was very good. Add a couple of glasses of wine and a cocktail and you have a great meal.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Thought it would be better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Really thought this would have been a better experience. I have usually enjoyed al vento, but this place is nothing like it (maybe that's the point?). Food was either too salty or too bland, pasta was gummy, and the service was spotty. We never got bread the entire meal, and when we finally asked for it, it came after we finished everything and our plates were pulled. Who wants bread at that point? The ambiance is nicely decorated, but it's REALLY dark and closed in for dining. In fact the blinds were closed and the AC units were the kind you put in your bedroom window. No fun to feel so caved in the summertime. I may try it again in the winter, but definitely won't be rushing back anytime soon.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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