Osteria I Nonni
Osteria I Nonni
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Osteria I Nonni

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.inonnirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6519051081x7
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinning Room Begins Service at 5:00pm Monday-Saturday Bar Opens at 4:00pm Monday-Friday 5:00pm Saturday Reduced Price Wine and Drinks 4:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday With Limited Appetizer Menu Available
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Walter Buffalo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining events for up to forty guests available in our wine cellar.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom 6519051081x7

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 35e
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Spacious Lot Adjacent to the Restaurant.
A word from Osteria I Nonni
Osteria I Nonni, the Twin Cities premiere Italian fine dining destination has been recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine's editors and readers as the top Italian table in the region seven years running. Our cuisine is contemporary and innovative focusing on central and southern traditions. Specialties include fresh seafood, house-made pastas, local and organic ingredients as well as desserts made from scratch. Our menu changes five times annually to offer the freshest most seasonal dishes possible. I Nonni's wine program has been nationally recognized with over five hundred labels gathered from Italy's finest wine artisans. Our bar offers twenty fine wines by the glass as well as grappa, amaro and other Italian distillates that highlight a deep, superb selection of spirits, aperitivi and cocktails. I Nonni's intimate setting makes it the perfect dining experience for special occasions as well as everyday enjoyment.
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Osteria I Nonni reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I love this restaurant! The
    JipatroVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I love this restaurant! The food is wonderful, and so it the staff. They are extremely accommodating.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food served well. A
    Snick
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Great food served well. A true Italian dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Our favorite place in the twin cities - we love this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am not a foodie and don't
    FamilyTreks
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I am not a foodie and don't go out to restaurants of this caliber often. The food was very good, they served good portions, and best of all, service was very friendly and not at all pretentious, which is something I hate in upscale restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Special Occasions
    oxval
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Great place for special occasions. Pricey - - but you get what you pay for.....
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unimpressed
    palpay
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    All four of us were unimpressed. It was apparent from the start that our waitress wasn't happy or just didn't want to be there. The food was average and the steak my friend chose had a lot of fat in it and was very expensive. The bread was good but we all expected more. My wife likes everything and rarely voices her displeasure but was quick to tell me that we will never go back which I already knew. Our friends said they will not return either.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A top 10 meal of all time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    My wife and I have been to Euope several times. I consider I Nonni one of our 10 top meals ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We had their tasting menu. The only reason we didn't go 5 stars on food is that we tried something new, the pan fried crab, which we've never had before and didn't really care for it. That may be all on us though as we really didn't know how to eat it and the texture was not to our liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High noise level lessens the whole
    Berky64VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Food is great, although I would rate Parma and Campiello higher. Service was excellent! The space is big, echoey and creates an unlovely ambience. We had to shout to hear each other. The outside dining area is lovely, but we were told that it gets impossibly buggy in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There were two for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    There were two for dinner. One person's meal was almost inedible. The other meal was excellent. The service, however, was universally very poor. The waitress was barely civil and would disappear for prolonged periods of time. The wait between our salad and our main course was ridiculously long. We would not go there again.
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  • Italian done exceptionally well
    papakuma
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Looking for pizza and pasta? This is not the place. This is nouvelle cuisine in Italy done exceptionally well. The flavors are so well blended and prepared and the presentation is magnificent to say nothing about the exquisite Italian wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasting tuesday
    piekham
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Menu for tasting Tuesday was ok. Regular menu was much better. If you go and have never tried the menu good selection but if this is Not your first time there and want to get a good deal just do their regular tasting menu for only $6 more. Waitress was much more engaging to other tables but was very quiet towards ours. If i come back with the same group of people would just suggest the regular tasting menu selection instead and with that you don't really have to schedule for a specific night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something changed -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We haven't eaten here since last summer and were extremely disappointed. Our first 2 choices of wines ($50 plus) were not available. They server finally suggested something they actually had in the restaurant. Our salads were very nice, but that was the only nice part. Our entres were very bland -- the gnocchi with tomato sauce tasted like something out of a can. Honestly, no seasoning. I love gnocchi and was very surprised. The lasagne tasted like goulash with ground sausage. Not as described. The desserts sounded good but after getting tricked into thinking the main menu would be good we decided to skip our usual cappuccino and dessert. We won't be back for a while-- And we plan to check the blogs for reviews before we return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Wonderful drinks and food! My wife and I enjoyed the different menu options and the tasting menu was a great deal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening!
    Starving
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We brought out of town friends here from Nashville. They mentioned they don't have good Italian restaurants there. I Nonni was wonderful! Our server was attentive and didn't rush us. The food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service dissapointing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    The restaurant entrance was hidden which made it hard to find. However once we were inside the restaurant, it was very nice. We enjoyed the decor and lighting. The service was hospitable and one of the best parts of our experience. Our server had trouble answering a few questions, yet overall very pleasant. The food was the problem. The cuts of meat (pork and steak) were cheap. The amount of gristle and fat was not acceptable for money we paid for the entrees. In addition, everything was coated in pepper. There was no mention of pepper on the menu for either of the dishes we ordered. I would not recommend this establishment to my friends or family. The food was unsatisfying and practicably inedible.
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  • I Nonni is consistently excellent
    Alid
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    They have a great chef who is making some of the most delicious and innovative charcuterie around. Everything this guy does is absolutely delish. The wines at iNonni are FAntastic, probably one of the biggest selections of Italian wines in the US. The prices are actually very reasonable, given the quality of the experience. The staff and management are very kindly, professional, and are very well educated about the food and wines that are served. I Nonni isn't really what I would call a hip restaurant - and that's what I like about it - no gimmicks. They are just doing really, really good food, wine, and service, and they are keeping it pretty classic and classy. So, you should go! Go to I Nonni!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food at I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The service and food at I Nonni is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Osteria Nonni is a good place, but it's place is little far and as far as I recognize, nowhere close to any landmark. The service is lovely, however the portions are very small and quiet frankly, a bit pricey than what its worth. Nonetheless, it is a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • everything was great but we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    everything was great but we keep coming back for the wonderful calamari appetizer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expecting a lot and getting less.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food preparation was far too trendy and rich in seasonings. I hate to need a dictionary to order. The noise level when the dining room became full was not conducive to conversatioon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    An elegant restaurant with gormet food competitively priced.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Osteria I Nonni is our "go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Osteria I Nonni is our "go to" place for special celebrations and world class food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our fifth or sixth visit here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Our fifth or sixth visit here. Food was salty. The "crudo" platter was not enjoyable to anyone of our party of four. Service seemed marginal. Hostess actually said to us. "your guy-zez table is this way" (guy-zez?). Server recommended an obscure $80 bottle of wine as her only recommendation ( I'm a sommelier and that's not how one does it!). Found wine list unnecessarily awkward and very pricey. If your going to comprise a list of esoteric wines...perhaps write easy descriptions and don't overprice based on believing the customers are clueless. The dining room is loud and unappealing. Service seemed judgrmemtal & unfriendly - unseasoned female server who didn't like interacting with us in a professional manner. Disjointed place.
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  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary dinner here and it was delightful. They greeted us and congratulated us upon our arrival which set the stage. they made us feel very special the entire evening and of course the food was outstanding. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    This was our first time at I Nonni. It's a beautiful restaurant. The wine list was terrific. The most memorable dish was the gnocchi and sausage, which was truly outstanding. The cheesecake was unusually good. The food is expensive, but overall a very nice experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • First time for my wife and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    First time for my wife and I - server didn't seem to care. I asked for recommendations and told everything's good. I asked follow up questions and felt like I was talking to a wall. We had a booth that overlooked the main dining room but was on a main walk way making it feel very chaotic. Food was good but nothing extraordinary given the price. Will not go back and i will tell my friends.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buon Appetito!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We had a very nice time dining there. It really did remind us of meals in Italy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overall dining experience
    MelMel
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    The overall dining experience was outstanding. The ambiance was lovely with warm flattering lighting and just enough of a buzz without being too loud. The service was spot-on. Our server, Matthew, made great recommendations for our wine, appetizer and entrees. He was knowledgeable without being overbearing. The presentation was good, the food was delicious and the portions were large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Consistently a great experience -- in my mind the true mark of a great restaurant. Warm and welcoming staff, excellent bar service, menu that varies seasonally with new items yet retains some favorites, quality food presented professionally and always delicious! Make it your go-to for Italian cuisine anytime--we have for years. Never disappoints. And one of the most wonderful (maybe the best) Italian wine lists in the Twin Cities. Enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • I Nonni only gets better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    I Nonni only gets better. We eat here several times a year, and we've never been disappointed. Wonderful food, a great wine selection and good wine advice. Our server was impeccable, just attentive enough, kept a nice pace, and was very helpful. An excellent experience all around.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was perfectly prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    The food was perfectly prepared and served timely.....calimari is best in city and the ossobucco e risotto was special and found nowhere else....one would have to go to new york where we originated from and with great Italian cuisine to find as good....this is a special place. Very few NY restaurants would be in their league.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Two friends of mine from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Two friends of mine from the west coast were in town and I they wanted to take me to dinner. I wanted to impress them with a great local dinning experience because they are used to excellent restaurants in San Francisco and Seattle. I knew I Nonni was good but I wanted the impression of someone with high expectations. Well they were very impressed with the food and service and said when they come back they want to eat there again. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow! Can't think of a better
    FoodrusVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Wow! Can't think of a better way to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. As always the food, wine and service were fantastic. Get the tasting menu along with the wine pairings and you'll leave with a smile. Hopefully the patio will open soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Osteria I Nonni is our go-to
    Roberto
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Osteria I Nonni is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. It lived up to our expectations once again last week when we took our sister-in-law for dinner. As is my custom, I had the three course degustazione menu. Jay, our favorite waiter, was unavailable, but the restaurant's manager filled in admirably as sommelier for the evening, recommending a wine from Mt. Etna in Sicily which all three of our party found delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu. Food OK. nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Limited menu. Food OK. nothing exciting about the place for the prices.
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  • Osteria I Nonni is the best
    macl
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Osteria I Nonni is the best restaurant in the Twin Cities. We try and go monthly because we love it so much. The seafood stew is the best dish i have ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • I Nonni is consistently one
    GRH1
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    I Nonni is consistently one of the best restaurants in the MSP metro area. Tonight we had the Tuesday tasting menu and the 6 of us would all give an outstanding review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Expensive, too expensive.
    EpicuriousVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Expensive, too expensive. Discovered that one of the members in our party had ordered a $20 glass of wine, but not until we got the bill. I don't like surprises when I get my bill. We have eaten at I Nonni many times, but this meal was the most expensive we've ever had there and we didn't have anything exceptional. And another thing, you have to fight your way through the bar crowd to make it to the desk to be seated and to get out when you leave. Although we've eaten at I Nonni's many times, this last time convinced me it was time to eliminate it from our list.
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  • A little over priced. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    A little over priced. Very nice experience but have had others that were more unique and not as costly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic