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406 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2006 (Fourth Street)
+1 612-378-1747
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really good Italian American place to eat. This is not some Italian Fusion/Authentic Italian place. It's an old school Italian American restaurant that serves old school Italian American food. This is the kind of Italian food your grandparents/great grandparents ate years ago. There is lots of good stuff on the menu and they have many sauces to... More 

Thank Eric A
Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is genuine Italian food. The family comes from Italy and brings their family recipes with them. They have a pizza crust second to none. Relatively thin and amazingly crunchy and soft at the same time. (I'm getting hungry again just writing this). They have SO many 'secret' recipes... their sauces, their meatballs, their sausage, pizza dough, ravioli, and on... More 

Thank jack123456589
Standish, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The homemade pasta is amazing! We have went here numerous times. The spinach salad was great! It has a family feel to it. They are very nice to kids. If you are craving authentic Italian food, this is the place to go!

Thank Lisa S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

5 stars all the way. On rare occasions it can get busy and delay things a bit, but that's just the way it goes. ANYONE who says the food here is average is either lying or a bit naïve about good Italian food.

Thank haug0099
Ventura, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Wow. What valued for great food. Super casual and comfy. Great Service. Homemade gnocchi with meat sauce to die for. Meatballs best ever and the alas dressing on the Caesar is light with a touch of citrus! Would love to take it home to CA! Will be back next visit to Minneapolis! Bonus Dinkytown is a great area to wander... More 

Thank Irish1986-15
Vail, Colorado
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here ever since I can remember. I make it a tradition to try and come on my birthday every year and it never disappoints! I absolutely love the home town feel and service. The pizza bread is a good starter. I'm a creature of habit, I get the rigatoni & meatball, so good! If you're in... More 

Thank Lindsey J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful evening! From the smiles when we walked in, the enthusiastic service, and the delicious meal! We also appreciated the extra discount for the three student we brought! Your restaurant had been a family tradition for many many years. It looks like it will continue for a third generation! Thanks!!!

Thank Kim M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent Italian food and wonderful service! Went twice while family member was in hospital nearby. Everything my sister and I had was delicious, esp the homemade gnocchi!! The Ryan was awesome waiter!!!

Thank Lynette W
New Brighton, Minnesota
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

My fist date with my husband was at Vescio's. We brought our children there, and gave them meatballs which eventually found their mouths, after a few false stabs at their foreheads and ears. Vescio's catered my daughter's wedding. On hot summer nights, their antipasto salad supreme is the favorite go-to meal so no one has to cook and heat up... More 

Thank Barbara M
Kimberly, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

The food is good. Homemade pastas and other dishes for a good price. Service is a little lackluster. Our server didn't seem to care if we were there or not. If you can handle sketchy service, the food is worth it, especially for college kids.

Thank Csmith89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2006
    (Fourth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are in the Dinkytown area within on block of our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighbourhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-378-1747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?