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al Vento

5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
+1 612-724-3009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“bruschetta” (20 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank drallen2014
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My friends and I often go to Al Vento for a quick evening visit. The staff is always so attentive and friendly. Most of the bottled wine is half price from 4:30 -6:30 P.M. and the pizzas, which are delicious, are served at a reduced...More

Thank Tamra754
Reviewed 21 October 2017

First visit for lunch today; loved the food, but the service needs a complete overhaul. 1. Asked for lemon with water - never came. 2. Had to ask for either butter or olive oil with the bread that we paid extra for (not offered). 3....More

Thank TQHerbie
Reviewed 19 October 2017

After rave reviews, my husband & I stopped in for dinner on a weeknight. The place was not crowded by any means so we opted to sit on the (enclosed patio). We sat & sat & sat until finally our server stopped by. We asked...More

Thank Sharpeipup
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place!!!! Food and service is always spectacular!!!! Staff is friendly and accommodating. You can not find a better neighborhood restaurant. Veal meatballs are out of this world. I visit here every time I'm in Minneapolis!!!! Simply the best!!!

Thank Clubber64
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife picked this restaurant for a family meal. I'd never heard of it. Now I can't wait to go back. I could make an entire meal of the duo olive bruschetta with goat cheese. My entre was the bucatini all amatriciana, a classic dish,...More

Thank scribbler1961mn
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Al Vento has been in business for 13 years. That's quite a tribute to the food and service. This was our first time there and for an out of the way restaurant, it was quite a surprise. The food was fresh and the menu was...More

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This spot is a little hard to find. Exceptional mood setting. Great selection of wines by bottle or glass. You can cork it and take it home if you can't finish. Food very very good. Great happy hour. Meeting someone for the first time easy...More

Thank kevinsold
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had been wanting to try Al Vento for quite a while, so we took the opportunity to have brunch with a friend who lives on that end of town. We were greeted by the manager, who told us how excited he was about having...More

Thank Curt C
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Questions & Answers
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, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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