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Osteria I Nonni

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981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109 (35e)
+1 651-905-1081
10:00 - 20:00
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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200 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Despite the name, the restaurant has some Italian plates. The pasta is fine, but you can eat same pasta some where else. For example the pasta with Italian sausage very spicy which does not belong to the Italian cuisine. The chicken was lukewarm and insipide. The wines are extremely expensive. Dessert is OK but not as expected for such a... More 

Thank cetobler
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Always top shelf. The seafood soup is the best. Great suggestions on wine pairings. Fantastic menu. Impeccable service. Must have reservations but also fun to sit in bar.

Thank Coolmom8
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for Italian that is not the ordinary spaghetti and meatballs, then this is the place. I Nonni's food is always, fresh, inventive and extremely tastey - your sophisticated taste buds will thank you. Their pastas are served in small and large plates so it's easy to try multiple items. Their spicy sausage orecchiette or the ragu... More 

Thank Kim H
Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place was great. I can't believe I had never heard of it prior to eating there. Was a little pricey, but food and atmosphere was really nice. Got the veal shank ($46), porchetta (which ended up being more like a really good huge 2 bone pork chop), oxtail, and carpaccio plate. All said and done I think it was... More 

Thank jon p
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was the worst dining experience I've had. We went for their Restaurant Week menu (3 course meal for $35 and wine flight for $20). From start to finish we were there for over 2.5 hours. Our server "forgot" about us (yes - his words). Then we waited another 30+ minutes for bread. We didn't have our first course until... More 

Thank mjbell44
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This review is long-overdue because, though we are residents of California & Hawai'i, we visit Minnesota twice a year. During our extended stays, we frequent this restaurant multiple times during every visit! Whether it's a quick bite to eat sitting in the bar, out on the patio or in the formal dining room with a crowd, I Nonni never fails... More 

Thank Cindy B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We started with excellently made cocktails--Manhattan di Tommaso, and i Nonni Negroni. (Having published a book, "Damn Near Perfect Cocktails," we're very fussy--and these are excellent.) The Pancia di Maile (pork belly) was one of the most tasty pork bellies we've had. And, the Chitarra al Arabesque ( black tiger shrimp with orange, roasted tomatoes, basil, and lobster star-anise cream)... More 

Thank Doug B
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I have eaten at I Nonni many times in the past but recently dined at the restaurant and noted a few changes. The food was excellent, even better than what we remembered. The appetizer salad of heirloom tomatoes and the fresh Maine scallop appetizer were both complex in taste and excellent. We had two pasta dishes, one... More 

Thank Gregg V
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went there for a Birthday celebration with 11 people family and friends. The place was so hot inside that everyone was sweating and fanning themselves, they finally brought a fan over to our table to help the situation. The place wasn't very busy to begin with but it took almost an hour to get our food which was below average... More 

Thank Grobe
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Wonderful restaurant, waitstaff is polite,friendly and accommodating. Food is incredible!!! Hands down the best Italian meal I have ever had. The Figgy Pudding is to die for. Fine dining at it's best! Be prepared to leave well fed!

Thank pamelat716

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 981 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Saint Paul, MN 55118-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-905-1081

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