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al Vento

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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (50th Street)
+1 612-724-3009
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Today
16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for couples. Small with a warm atmosphere. Many tables are close to each other so if you want privacy make sure to look for an open spot and ask for it. They are very accommodating and the service is spot on. Started with the bruschetta (white bean), next the beet salad and I had the spaghetti entree. Hubby... More 

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Thank Tracy H
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been to alot of Italian restaurants in the twin cities, and usually come away disappointed. Not this place! Havent had an Italian meal this good since Venice Italy 5 years ago. Noisy neighborhood restaurant, nothing special about ambience, but the food and service were off the chart! We both had the tasting menu- 4 courses for $28. a great... More 

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Thank Elaine F
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Al Vento has been a favorite of ours for many years. Their menu is always evolving. The tasting menu is usually a winner. Always ready to back for more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going here for years - it's wonderful southern Italian cooking, but with bit of an update. Great red sauce, freshly made pasta, with sauces like wild boar ragu; fresh mussels, a nice, affordable wine list. The house-made bread and fruity olive oil for dipping are worth the calorie splurge. Service is friendly, non-pretentious, and even though it's usually... More 

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Thank Gretchen T
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a large group on a Monday night. The service was attentive, and the food was very good. Had a 4 course tasting menu with three choices for the appetizer, soup/salad, and main courses. Wine list has 1/2 off wines during certain hours, but our first four choices were all sold out.

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Thank KidDocDMC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the spaghetti/meatballs, goat cheese pizza, and cranberry dessert. All cooked to perfection but it took awhile for me to decide on this combination. Great taste, excellent desert, limited menu. That's the only reason that this place gets 4 stars.So I would like to see a more robust menu for the full 5 stars.

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Thank Bryce P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I believe this local hideaway tucked away in South Minneapolis offers some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in the Twin Cities. Al Vento is one of our "go to" options when we don't feel like waiting for a table at Pizza Lola on busy weekend nights. They also have excellent pasta and a nice selection of... More 

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Thank Scsven
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Al Vento is lovely. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, especially with the Christmas tree all lit up. The service was spot on and the food was delicious. The winter patio is a must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had reservations for 6pm. After we had been seated15 min., and just ordered dinner, a loud group of 10 people were seTed next to us. There were many other deuce tables available-- why did they not show more consideration in selecting our spot? We didnt know how loud these 10 folks would be, until our food was arrivng. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The 4 of us had a great meal. Their service was the best I've ever experienced. The braised short ribs were like butter! We're definitely going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
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?