A pleasant surprise
My family came to Spazzo for dinner and found the entire experience very enjoyable. The food was very good, and were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere in the outdoor dining area. The gelato sampler for dessert was a treat for all.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Better Way to Wine and Dine!
There is nothing better than being able to leisurely pick out and buy a bottle of wine next door and bring it into a good restaurant without having to pay a corking fee. The food and ambience are far better than Pairings (a place that used to offer the same service) and the new car service makes Spasso a win-win no matter how you look at it!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and wine. A bit noisy. Great waiter service.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a Visit
Excellent waiter. We hit a beautiful day with outdoor dining. Extensive wine list. Dishes were very tasty, could have been a bit more generous for the price.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like thie menu choices, variety of prices, and late night happy hour offerings. I always love the idea of buying a bottle of wine, at liquor store prices, drink some, and take the rest home. For wine drinkers, it is the best deal in town.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Food, Great Wine List, Noisy
Enjoyed our dinner for four.Copper River Salmon prep was interesting and excellent. Service was timely and good. Server could have been more knowledgable about preparation but did get the answers after checking. This restaurant is loud but it is loud everywhere now so I guess thats the current trend. Energy is one thing, shouting is another to talk in a booth! Wine store next door and no corkage fee is a great deal. Given the overall ambience and noise level I think the value is lacking with prices a bit on the high side. However will recommend and will return.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food and great experience
I continue to be impressed with Spassos. The Food, the ambience, the service have all been great.
We specifically ordered a couple of Spasso specials we had not tried before , the Farfelle Di Mare and one of the Pizzas and both were flavorful and delicious. We sat outside and still had great service. Thank You
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed Spasso! A few hiccups.
1st table was uncomfortably close to the wait staff's comp. station. So obnoxious to have staff standing on top of us every 30 secs. Felt my convo was being invaded. Requested to move & we were but not until after they checked with management? Our waitress wasn't at work yet so another one filled in. This may have been why certain things were missed, e.g. we noticed other tables had bread & we didn't 'til we asked-not a big deal. Throughout the meal, our server was super nice & friendly, but slow! Slightly annoyed as we waited almost 15 mins for change on the bill. Food came from the kitchen quickly & was wonderful. No complaints, only praise, on food. LOVE that you can bring wine from next door! Not stuffy & obnoxious, cheery & energetic.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal since Vegas
We made reservations on Open Table not knowing a thing about Spasso. Wow! We will most definitely be back. I've already recommended in Facebook and Twitter. Love it!!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique take on Italian Fare
Love the polenta fries, find that every time I've been at Spasso the food has been excellent from this foodie and who knows Italian food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time At Spasso
Even though we live in the city, my wife and I have driven by Spasso countless times over the years when in Minnetonka. We had our first experience there last night (8-3-13). OUTSTANDING is the first word that comes to mind. From the moment we walked in, we were impressed. The host seated us at a great table. We met our waiter quickly when he came by for drink orders and assisted in making a wine choice.
Love the menu - something for eveyone and everytaste. Bottom line, appetizer was fabulous and the entrees were out of this world! We both had steaks that were grilled to perfection!
We'll be making the 18 mile drive back to Minnetonka just to eat at Spasso again very soon!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
wine/drinks are great, good
wine/drinks are great, good prices, favorite neighborhood place.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thought the food was very
We thought the food was very good and the service was excellent. The crab cake appetizer was out of this world, my wife had the pine nut encrusted walleye and loved it and my filet mignon was perfect. We will definitely eat there again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Car Service
If you want a great meal and taking advantage of their great wine list / wine shop use their free car service. Great idea more places should offer that.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Imprompt Dinner Delight
Spasso nails it again... the food is consistently very good at this local GEM... The Mussels were excellent, as was the Penne Bolognese such a great size to split for two... The Chocolate gelatto I always like too, I encourage my wife to get her own....
We typically stop at the wine store next door to the restaurant to sample what they are serving, and then make our dinner choice based on the wine...I have always thought that this is such a great touch... I have seen this before but only in Baltimore....
Thanks for the great dinner.....
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was friendly and
Our server was friendly and professional and accommodating when I forgot to give her my coupon and she had to re-ring my payment. Love the outdoor dining area.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good value- good goof & wine
Wine can be bought from wine store next door and brought to table without a corkage fee. Excellent gluten- feed pizza!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We used the car service this past weekend - we live in Minneapolis. This is a super idea and we loved it. No worries about having that second glass of wine. Everything else was great as well.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch and had
Had a great lunch and had great wine. company was super.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have driven by this place for awhile thinking it looks like a cute place and finally we went! It was cute and charming, maybe a little loud but nice. They had a good mix of items and price points and even good options for a gluten free girl like me. I had the steak salad and it was the perfect size. Nice staff and they had my favorite liquor so that was a bonus too!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The establishment was noisy , but the food was excellent. Service was ok but could be improved.
Overall a good experience!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous outdoor dining
A beautiful evening to eat outdoors. Server was very accommodating to our group that grew as the evening progressed. We were even allowed to stay out on the patio drinking wine while they cleaned up. (Bar area was still open)
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
My wife and I stopped in to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary and were very happy that we did. We tried two of their "bites" as appetizers. We picked the house made meatballs and their olive dish. Both were good, but nothing incredible. For a main dish I picked the 10oz sirloin with sauteed mushrooms and bearnaise sauce and it was incredible. My wife picked the mahi-mahi and it was even better than my sirloin, which is high praise. Our waiter recommended a Rombauer Chardonnay, and it was very complementary with our dishes. Right after dinner we went next door and bought two bottles we liked it so much.
Spasso is definitely one of the better restaurant choices in the western suburbs and I know we'll be back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Spasso for my wife's birthday and were treated like royalty! Our server was incredibly polite, encouraged our meal selections as some of his favorites (even if they weren't, but at least he reassured us our decisions were good ones), and helped make it a memorable birthday celebration.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needs New Menu
Really enjoy Spasso, but it is time for some menu changes. I come often and bring guests regularly. I advertise Spasso to people and am hearing all to often that the menu never changes. I agree !!!! I especially would like to see the tomato soup leave the menu and be replaced with some great new fall soups. (the only item on the menu that I really dislike is that soup which has been on the
menu for years !!!!!!!! Years ago there were nightly specials; now its a rare night for a special. Please bring on some new ideas !!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Spasso. All four of us ordered different food, and we all thought the food was excellent. We didn't know that they had wine tasting next door in the wine shop. That would have been fun to stop in before our dinner.
The restaurant was quite noisy. Not many booths... mostly hard wooden chairs. But, since the food was so good, we would definitely go back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great lunch date
Once again, I chose Spasso for lunch because the food and atmosphere are great, the staff is professional and friendly. I've never had a less than terrific experience at Spasso.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised by Spasso
I have been aware of this place since it opened. This was my first visit. I had never been there because I thought it was supposed to be upscale and spendy. Turns out it was very lively and had a menu with lots of variety and price points. The appy hour wine for 3 bucks was very drinkable too!
Service was friendly and attentive enough.
I will go back again soon!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Gretchen was the best server I've experienced in a long while. Would definitely go back. Only issue is noise. It'ss really loud. And not a romance choice because there were a lot of kids. Still a good event choice.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
second time around
This was our second time at Spasso but first time for dinner. We made reservations for 7pm on a Friday night. Spasso was very busy and I'm glad we had reservations. Going to the Wine shop next door was a nice option. First time we came for a Sunday brunch just like then the food was excellent and service very good. Service was little slow but considering they were busy with a large party too.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for our Anniversary and it was a great choice. The food, wine list and service was excellent! It was not real romantic but it is a great special occassion place since the menu offers many different choices and price ranges.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night to Celebrate
My husband, daughter and I went here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Normally, he does not care for Italian food and it took some persuasion to get him to go to Spasso. However, after seeing the prime rib on the menu for Friday/Saturday nights, he perked right up! He ordered the prime and said it was the best-tasting prime rib he has had in quite some time! My daughter and I both had the filet and agreed the meals were excellent. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and noticed that there were many offerings on the menu that were not necessarily Italian. This would be a great place for varied appetites! It is a bit noisy, so a quiet conversation could be difficult but we had a great time here. Will definitely go back!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I went to Spasso's
My friends and I went to Spasso's for a kind of girls night. The wine was fantastic and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought Guests from Out of Town
We loved Spasso so much the first time we had brunch, that when my parents came to town, my boyfriend and I knew that we had to bring them to Spasso. Again, amazing service, quiet atmosphere, with warm ambience. It was delicious food as always, and our waitress was amazing! The Family Style Breakfast was perfect, and we all walked about full. Thanks Spasso for making a great impression on my parents, who were in from out of town, on a rainy weekend. Brunch hit the spot!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, very attentive
Good food, very attentive service; great wine selection with the bottle shop next door. A favorite meeting place for our book club or girls' night out!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out! Every time we go!
We really enjoy dinners at Spasso! Whether you go the pizza and burger route or steak and seafood way it's all yummy!
Interesting wine list, love the truffle fries!
We would vf lost without this neighborhood gem.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
We moved to the Minneapolis area a year ago from Seattle. This is one of the few restaurants we have found that serves wild Alaskan salmon (not farmed, Atlantic or Norwegian salmon) and the only one that knows how to prepare it properly. It was not overcooked or undercooked. We also tried the lasagna, which was excellent.
Our server was very friendly and attentive. When I was not sure which of two beers to order, she brought out a sample of each so I could decide.
We feel we have found a new place to dine regularly and we plan on returning.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here a few times, but usually for a light dinner off the happy hour menu. Today we went for a late Sunday brunch. The place was fairly quiet, the menu and food was excellent (no damn buffet) and the professional, experienced server did a first class job. Great experience. We'll be back.
11/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out
Met a friend there for wine. Great wine choices and knowledgeable server. Would def go back.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very good experience
We had a very good experience at dinner. The restaurant was busy and had a warm happy vibe to it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Neighborhood Spot!
This was our first visit to this neighborhood gem. Great happy hour specials, and dinner was delicious. Especially recommend the wild mushroom ravioli topped with goat cheese. Perfect date night spot. Prices are reasonable with a flexible menu for favorites (burgers, pizza) or more special dishes (steaks, walleye).
We were too full for dessert, but the gelato looked amazing!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new menu items
New Happy Hour/appetizer menu is great !!! Loved, loved loved the eggplant item. A great healthy vegetarian option ! I will be back soon to try some of the other new items. Thanks !
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to have been able to
Great to have been able to relax for 3 hour lunch without feeling rushed ! Nice to see specials on lunch menu !
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though we had a reservation,
Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes to get a table, but the wine tasting next door made it easier to wait.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable and tasty
I am a frequent diner at Spasso and we consider it to be our neighborhood go to restaurant. It's perfect for a relaxing dinner after a busy week. We especially love the wine store next door where we can grab a bottle and bring to our table! The food is tasty, nothing special, but always tasty. I do love the polenta fries......
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, casual, Friday night out
Spassos in Minnetonka is a neighborhood gem, with an energetic atmosphere, comprehensive menu (pizza, pasta, burgers, steaks, and seafood) and a wonderful wine list (you won't believe the prices!). It was crowded on a Friday night so even though we had reservations, we waited for about 30 minutes. Good thing they have an adjacent wine store...we spent a few minutes enjoying the free wine tasting while we waited. Once seated, the servers were efficient and friendly, and our food arrived very quickly...so quickly we hadn't even gotten our bread service yet! We loved the Muffaletta Pizza, and the Osso Bucco was generous with a tasty and traditional side of creamy risotto. We'll definitely be back for another visit soon!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am never disappointed
Spasso remains one my favorite restaurants in Minnesota. The food is excellent, the service is impeccable, and the wine list is second to none
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our crab cakes were wonderful
As were our other entrees. The fish was well prepared as was the pasta. We love that they have happy hour on Saturday . The wine shop next store and being able to buy a bottle for dinner is what continues to draw us back time and again. Our server was very attentive.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food (I love that they have gluten free options), great happy hour menu and great wine!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
i did not care for the pressed turkey at the Thanksgiving buffet. loved the dressing. also a nice selection of non meat items for my vegetarian son. desserts were average. The food is good at Spasso, the ambiance is awful but we like it because it doe not have loud hideous music like Redstone, Jimmy's et al.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM