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neighbors italian bistro

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$$ - $$$
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1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
+1 507-625-6776
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We loved the ambiance and lighting. We were there to have a wonderful meal with our family. They selected this restaurant and it was a pleasant surprise. Being from out of town we didn't really know what to expect. From the presentation, the customer service, the staff and of course the food we couldn't have been more pleased. I loved... More 

Thank Vesta H
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Never knew about this gem. Went for dinner with family as a treat. Excellent meal for 4 people. Servers do a terrific job. Would recommend without hesitation. Pricey but worth it. Casual atmosphere and very comfortable.

Thank MinnAvidTraveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after our River Ramble 26 Mile bike ride. We were quite hungry.. had the peach salad, flat breads (I had the polo house favorite) and damn was their bread and butter tasty! The butter was a mix of bacon, walnut and butter mix. Smooth and creamy! We had a nice waitress and ate outside on their patio.... More 

Thank Matthew D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

All I can say is yummy, their lobster ravioli I's the best, the service is always good, I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The bread, salad, entree is exceptional.

Thank Cathi C
Lewisville, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I have visited Neighbors several times for dinner, but only recently tried it for lunch. During lunch the atmosphere is loosened up from elegant/romantic to bright and nice. Lunch menu was great and I only spent about 17 bucks.

Thank Cody W
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a celebration. Our group of four had various entrees. The NY steak was fantastic and cooked to perfection. The Cajun pasta flavor was incredible. My husband loved the pork shank, but the saffron rice was a bit bland. Avoid the Pad Thai. It was very dry with no sauce. Very disappointing for a celebration dinner.

Thank andrealee6
Lake Crystal
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Italian food that is very good. Fast setting and excellent local wines. Unique building design. Homemade gelato and mozzarelli cheese.

Thank charlessS4888GP
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went there for dinner and our group of six all loved their orders. I have been here in the past and it seemed like they may have read the reviews here that said portion size needed to be increased, I had some great lasagna left to take home this time. If there was a knock it is that service... More 

Thank Moparjim
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I had heard terrific things about this restaurant. I went for dinner with family on a Friday night. Although it was not busy at all, we had to wait to be seated and the service was extremely slow all night. My first choice for dinner was not available. Then they ran out of tomatoes. What kind of an Italian restaurant... More 

Thank 5usan720
Guthrie Center, Iowa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

While attending a buisness conference in the area we had a group of 22 people attend dinner at the Bistro. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the wine list had something for everyone, and the appetizers and entrees were served in a timely manner. Our group ordered a wide variety of selections from the menu, and everyone was happy with... More 

Thank Chris B

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1812 So. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-625-6776

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