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al Vento

5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“bruschetta” (20 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
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All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I often go to Al Vento for a quick evening visit. The staff is always so attentive and friendly. Most of the bottled wine is half price from 4:30 -6:30 P.M. and the pizzas, which are delicious, are served at a reduced...More

Thank Tamra754
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit for lunch today; loved the food, but the service needs a complete overhaul. 1. Asked for lemon with water - never came. 2. Had to ask for either butter or olive oil with the bread that we paid extra for (not offered). 3....More

Thank TQHerbie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After rave reviews, my husband & I stopped in for dinner on a weeknight. The place was not crowded by any means so we opted to sit on the (enclosed patio). We sat & sat & sat until finally our server stopped by. We asked...More

Thank Sharpeipup
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place!!!! Food and service is always spectacular!!!! Staff is friendly and accommodating. You can not find a better neighborhood restaurant. Veal meatballs are out of this world. I visit here every time I'm in Minneapolis!!!! Simply the best!!!

Thank Clubber64
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife picked this restaurant for a family meal. I'd never heard of it. Now I can't wait to go back. I could make an entire meal of the duo olive bruschetta with goat cheese. My entre was the bucatini all amatriciana, a classic dish,...More

Thank scribbler1961mn
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Al Vento has been in business for 13 years. That's quite a tribute to the food and service. This was our first time there and for an out of the way restaurant, it was quite a surprise. The food was fresh and the menu was...More

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This spot is a little hard to find. Exceptional mood setting. Great selection of wines by bottle or glass. You can cork it and take it home if you can't finish. Food very very good. Great happy hour. Meeting someone for the first time easy...More

Thank kevinsold
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had been wanting to try Al Vento for quite a while, so we took the opportunity to have brunch with a friend who lives on that end of town. We were greeted by the manager, who told us how excited he was about having...More

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This used to be a restaurant I would brag about, but it seems it has gone downhill a bit. Six of us went to Al Vento for dinner last night and not only was the service very slow, the peaches in the prosciutto-wrapped peaches were...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My husband and I visited this restaurant last night for the first time to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It was an excellent choice. The interior of the restaurant is small/cozy/nothing particularly special. They haven't put a lot of effort into the ambiance but the...More

Thank adventureswith3boys
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Curtis P | Reviewed this property |
they make there own bread and pasta , not sure about gluten-free. However if you are in that neighborhood Sassy Spoon a few doors down . They started as a gluten-free food truck and joined the neighborhood about 3 years ago... More
margie s
11 March 2016|
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Response from Bea409 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but I'm sure they have their hours on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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