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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5001 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My family went to Al Vento to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was our first time there. All of us ordered something different so I tasted a wide variety of dishes and all were excellent. I ordered off the tasting menu and found it to be...More

Thank Sudie0112
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere: low light, warm, cozy. Noise level: totally manageable. Food: surprisingly phenomenal (I was expecting it to be good, but it was GREAT). Best Caesar salad I’ve had in a decade; it had some kick! The bolognese tasted like it came straight from a kitchen...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 19 December 2017

More than any place I go in the Twin Cities, Al Vento makes me feel like I'm actually in Italy. What a great place. They are open for lunch now, which expands the options. I love the Caesar salad and the goat cheese sausage pizza...More

Thank ezekiel951
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We ate here last week after looking for a new-for-us Italian restaurant to try. They have a modest parking lot behind the restaurant and, because we arrived early, it was easy to find a spot. On-street parking doesn't look too difficult to find after the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My husband and I stopped in a weekday evening. It was busy, but not too crowded. As always the food was fabulous and great value, especially during Happy Hour. Our waiter was great - I ordered a cocktail that I ended up not liking and...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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