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“Creative and sumptuous dishes”
Review of al Vento

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Ranked #73 of 1,998 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 50th Street
Transit: 50th & Hiawatha LRT
Reviewed 21 August 2018

where else could you find greens and dark chantrelles on the menu ? we had a sampler plate of bruchetta that was a mixture of fine tastes and new combinations - corn, pesto and such. wonderful. the meatballs are made of veal and absolutely delicious. a beet, gorgonzola and cucumber salad with balsamic vinegrette dressing was a meal in itself. everything was perfect and we wish al Vento was closer to our home! do yourself a favor and enjoy a dining experience there.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank JoAn P
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Food was very fresh and delicious. I had the gnocchi with burrata. Service was also very nice. Menu to me is over priced. A pasta dish and a drink should not cost $40.

I really like the idea of the the menu changing weekly and using fresh/local ingredients.

The wine btg list is a little lame so I ordered a cocktail. The manhattan I had was also lame, tasted watered down.

Bottom line is great food but crappy drinks. You have to have both to be a good restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank OysterAddict
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a spectacular time. Staff was great with accomodating changes. Service was excellent, Lu was great. My gnocchi was great, those who got pizza loved it. Really want to come back soon. Thank you for making it a great time for us

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank katherineb370
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Could pass on this place next time. Nothing special, over priced, slow service, had to ask for coffee refills, meal with eggs and goat cheese was so so. LOUD on patio!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bonsai5807
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Everything is made from scratch at this gem of an Italian restaurant. The food can't be beaten. Visiting on a weekend, you will find boisterous, engaged parties at adjacent indoor tables, but the enclosed patio area is nice in every season, and it is quieter on weekdays. Prices are what you might expect for such quality and display. Waiters are friendly and not overly formal. Nice wines, too.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Dhaivyd H
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