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al Vento

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5001 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (50th Street)
+1 612-724-3009
16:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Blaine, Minnesota
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant, al Vento, sits on a corner lot at the intersection of 34th Ave and 50th St in South Minneapolis. It has a parking lot and there is ample on-street parking. al Vento is a comfortable sized eatery with inside and outdoor patio seating. The patio is covered to protect customers from adverse weather. We went inside and were... More 

Thank Peter H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't let our vacation conclude without a happy hour on Al Vento's patio in our hood. We always feel so welcomed and today we tried a chicken dish rather than a pasta dish. They split it for us and it was beautifully presented and delicious. Alex, Keith and Noah were knowledgeable and attentive. We enjoy bringing out of town guests... More 

Thank Curtis P
Crosslake, Minnesota
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here close to a dozen times and recently tried their pizzas. They are fantastic! I won't be going to Punch ever again. Their pasta dishes are excellent, as are the appetizers. Try their crostini. They have a nice selection of beers and wines by the glass. Highly recommended.

Thank CLbeerguy
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This lovely little local restaurant is great for friends, couples, or families. They had a four course special (appetizer, soup/salad option, entrée, and gelato) with a bottle of wine for $28 per person. The butternut squash ravioli and the basil pesto gnocchi were delicious, but the showstoppers are the stuffed mushroom appetizers. The staff was gracious and personable, very accommodating... More 

Thank JODENE2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is delish, the service is great & the weekly tasting menu is a fantastic change to the day by day menu.

Thank Elizabeth L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our First time. We arrived early on a Saturday evening and were seated in the back corner. Nice and quiet so the 2 couples could talk. It was quite loud by the time we left at 8pm.as there are a lot of tables close to each other( I would suggest the Owner remove a few to improve service) Reservations recommended.... More 

Thank westwood21
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for couples. Small with a warm atmosphere. Many tables are close to each other so if you want privacy make sure to look for an open spot and ask for it. They are very accommodating and the service is spot on. Started with the bruschetta (white bean), next the beet salad and I had the spaghetti entree. Hubby... More 

Thank Tracy H
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Ive been to alot of Italian restaurants in the twin cities, and usually come away disappointed. Not this place! Havent had an Italian meal this good since Venice Italy 5 years ago. Noisy neighborhood restaurant, nothing special about ambience, but the food and service were off the chart! We both had the tasting menu- 4 courses for $28. a great... More 

1 Thank Elaine F
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Al Vento has been a favorite of ours for many years. Their menu is always evolving. The tasting menu is usually a winner. Always ready to back for more.

Thank Tomactii
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been going here for years - it's wonderful southern Italian cooking, but with bit of an update. Great red sauce, freshly made pasta, with sauces like wild boar ragu; fresh mussels, a nice, affordable wine list. The house-made bread and fruity olive oil for dipping are worth the calorie splurge. Service is friendly, non-pretentious, and even though it's usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
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

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