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al Vento

5001 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“bruschetta” (20 reviews)
“gelato” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5001 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Thank Dhaivyd H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Al Vento! We sat in their covered patio and enjoyed excellent Italian cuisine on a beach evening. A great glass of wine, good bread, and pasta cooked the way it’s supposed to be cooked! I had the bucatini and my husband had lasagna. Both...More

Thank karenb75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend hoping the place would not be too crowded and it wasn't crowded but they were doing a good business. The acoustics aren't the worst but there was a child screaming in the next room...More

Thank Zotvana1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not such a good experience. Sat outside on patio which was nice. Drinks came (no ice in water unless you ask specifically) Sat with drinks for 15 min before our order was taken. Food came out, delivered by someone other than waiter. Waiter never came...More

Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Once again, we ended our spring break vacation with dinner at Al Vento. We had spaghetti and meatballs and it was delicious. The bread came out of the oven hot and fresh. It is so good. It’s romantic and everyone is so nice and welcoming....More

Thank Curtis P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Started out strong then slowly withered. We placed our order for the family brunch. Cold plates came out quickly and dishes were very good. We then waited for over an hour for eggs...everyone around us was being served. We finally asked for the check and...More

Thank toomanyteens
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Al Vento is a 👍 neighborhood restaurant serving delicious Italian food. It is always a great to go there and I would highly recommend it.

Thank djj47
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Was there for restaurant week for our first time. Small place up front with back room and side room with summer seating. Had 4 courses including soup, entries and desserts. Soup was new to us, good, different. May not do it again, but wouldn't turn...More

Thank vintnerdons
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My husband is always looking for a new restaurant for us to try and we love Italian. Last weekend we tried al Vento based on recommendations (based on apps since we lack enough friends). The parking is terrible but we parked up a snow bank...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I've been to this restaurant four times and I've never been disappointed. They waitstaff makes you feel welcome, the food is spot on every time and they have a great wine selection. This restaurant is a solid treasure.

Thank Annie-MN
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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
US$9 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 S, 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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