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Rinata Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rinatarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (612) 374-8998
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-10:00pm Friday and Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tim Allen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: There is a beautiful small dinning room that seats up to 12 people. Reservations required by phone for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan Hunt (612) 374-8998

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 25th street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in the rear of the building.
A word from Rinata
At Rinata, you will be served Italian fare that comes from your back yard. Going along with Italian tradition, Rinata cooks what is around them and what is available. Taking the simplest ingredients and making them work together. So please come in tonight and enjoy a piece of Italy in your back yard!

To learn more about our happy hour, specials and any upcoming wine dinners please CLICK HERE. Continued

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "your date night menu was a great adventure thank you I've been getting your emails for a long time and finally made it over. I would consider reviewing the salad choices which were banal or overly strong but overall the meal was excellent and a true value. I've been craving something creative with eggplant and your appetizer was stellar"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We dined here with my parents and we all loved our experience. The food was superb and our server was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. We ordered the bruschetta with burrata to start, then we each had a pasta dish: bucatini al amatriciana and rigatoni with elk sausage. Everything was very good. Bucatini was a hair firmer than al dente, but still nicely done. No music playing, which seemed a little odd in the quiet room."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Rinata. My husband and I were on a date night - dinner and the Guthrie. Our dinner was wonderful. The pasta was cooked to perfection. My husband commented that the sauce tasted just like his grandmothers. A compliment of the highest regard! The service was wonderful. The waitress made some recommendations and she was spot on. We couldn't have had a better experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was great. Had the prosciutto wrapped peaches w/ goat cheese as an app. Wife got the sausage pizza and I got the spinach ravioli in smoky tomato sauce. The only possible negative was we went in the early evening, when the sun was beating against their windows and their AC wasn't able to keep up."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian food, just like Northern Italy. Wonderful clams, and appetizers."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Rinata is a gem. The atmosphere and the food made for a lovely dinner"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love the scratch made pasta and smoked tomato sauce. Great ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great Food and excellent service. However, the restaurant was SO HOT. Hot to the point where we didn't linger for dessert. I would recommend going after the sun goes down (the evening sun comes right in the window), or go on a cooler temperature day."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The fresh baked bread was SO delicious! It came fresh out of the oven so it was soft and the seasoning was divine. For dinner I had the ravioli with spinach and cheese in a smoked tomato sauce which was also very delicious. I would dine here again. My only complaint would be the temperature of the dining room on this particular evening. It was extremely warm and bordering on uncomfortable. When we left and walked past another area of the restaurant it felt much cooler as of the air conditioner was not working properly in the area in which we were seated."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food, moderately priced, nice atmosphere and the service was excellent . . . . . after we had a 30+ minute wait for the understaffed wait staff to take our order. Portions perfect sized, not too small, or too big. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Rinata and we win again! We were given "our" table per request and spent a relaxing 2 hours catching up while eating wonderful food, drinking great wine, and trying out some tasty desserts. Ambiance is subdued and quiet...at least where we were. We will definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Reserved a table for 10 post college graduation, family from area, Oregon, New York and Chicago..all were very pleased with the food, half ordered the 'date night special' others off the menu. Loved the bruschetta with garlic and asparagus. Great mixed micro green salad with beets, goat cheese, pistachios with a tasty vinegarette. Pasta with calamari had a nice kick from chili flakes. Excellent vanilla gelato as well as light tiramisu. We were a large group for a small establishment but felt welcomed, excellent attentive staff."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times, and I have never had a bad meal. This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Kristina was a great waitress. food was terrific. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, server was kind and attentive, hostess is a little young and needs some training."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Rinata is consistently a good experience. We had reserved a fairly early dinner - 6:30 - and were surprised at how crowded it was already. We got a good table though, and received lots of special attention from our server. We like to order to two different things, and share, and, picking up on this, she actually arranged for the kitchen to bring the food out pre-divided! Nice touch! We had two pastas but you can't go wrong with anything!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Not a fan of the garlic aioli/asparagus Bruschetta... the taste wasn't there and overpowering garlic. The mussels were OK but also quite a bit of garlic flavor, so after having the Bruschetta, couldn't really enjoy the mussels much. the gelato however was really good."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was our second time there. Food was outstanding! Nice atmosphere, good wine list, great food - highly recommend Rinata!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Good food and outstanding service in a romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants & have been many many times. But this night the server was incredibly inadequate. After a half hour from ordering dinner, she came back to the table to ask two out of six of us, "what was it you ordered again". Does that mean she didn't even put our order in yet?!!!! YES, she had not. We waited another 30 minutes until the food came. Food is always excellent, love the bread. It will be awhile until I go back. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The ambience was cozy and fun. The food was delicious. My wife and her friend got the ravioli with smoked tomato sauce which was delicious. For the price, we all felt that the portion size was too small. I got the Prince Edward Island mussels with fettucine and a spicy, garlic sauce. This was an incredible dish-well rounded with a Southern Italian kick. Again, their was a paltry amount of fettucine with the mussels. Even with a salad and delicious focaccia, the four of us left hungry."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Upon arrival, our server knew we all had the Living Social Coupons (there were 3 couples). When she came with the bill she said that she could only take a total of 2 of the coupons because we were a group of 6. We explained that we were 3 couples, which meant 3 bills- she was reluctant to do that for us. We talked to a manager - even she said it was at not their fault, but living social messed up the coupon, its the people above her fault, it that we are sitting as a party of 6 when we really were 3 couples having dinner together, that we are not at individual tables, etc) No where on the coupon does it say ant of this! Overall, it was just not very classy how they handled it. A lot of excuses that made us feel awkward!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was my first time at Rinatas. Although my first impression was that it was small and tight, I never noticed it once my dining experience began. The food was excellent. Service was great. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I thought the portions were rather small for the price and was disappointed with my Margerita pizza as it was not hot. I expected it to be like Pizza Nea, but it was not. The crust was tasteless and more like a cracker. There was red color on the crust but no sauce or tomato taste detected. My husband was happy with the taste and temperature of his spaghetti and meatballs but was very disappointed in the small portion. It seemed that perhaps the pizza was made first and then sat there and cooled off completely while waiting for the spaghetti and meatballs to get done. For the cost of the meal I expected so much more!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and the server was knowledgeable, but I would rate this restaurant as only having "potential". In other words, the effort is there, but it could be taken up a notch, specifically in terms of distinctive, predictable flavor profiles. Dishes tended to be over spiced or under spiced, indicating an issue in kitchen execution, not in the dishes as originally conceived."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I've eaten here several times, and it's very hit or miss. The food is fantastic but staff can be awful. Most recently I made reservations for a table away from the windows, as Rinata is notoriously freezing. When we got there the hostess said "I saw your request, but its not that bad today" and sat us next to a window and a door, despite several open tables which would have met my request. It was freezing. Then our waitress comes. We order drinks and they don't come for a half an hour. Later, she asks if I'd like a refill on my coffee. I say yes. She says "just a minute," it never comes. The night continues, and our service worsens. In short, the service was beyond terrible and completely ruined the dining experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Love this little intimate place where the food is always awesome. It's always our go-to place."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "If you're looking for an unassuming spot with exceptional food, neighborly elegance, and terrific service, Rinata is the hands-down choice. I crave the eggplant involtini on a weekly basis, and the rest of the dishes on their menu always feature fresh ingredients in unique and inspiring combinations. It's perfect for a quick bite alone or celebrating a special occasion with friends. No matter what brings you in, I trust Rinata will meet your expectations: They always exceed mine."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "if you are looking for the perfect date spot go here, good soft music, candles on the table . if you reserve with open table , request to sit by the window"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We stumbled onto Rinata some years past and it has remained one of our favorite places to eat in the Twin Cities. We drive in from west Plymouth to eat there. We bring everyone we like. It is cozy, romantic, the service is always good and the food is simple but very interesting, and delicious. The wine is also very good. My adult kids have been going there with us since there were teens, and now take their friends there, too Don't change anything. And stay in business!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Every time we go to Rinata to eat, it's a great experience. The food is excellent. The service is wonderful. The atmosphere is inviting. We'll be back. Again and again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food is very good and prices reasonable. They were understaffed and there was a hassle when the computer did not automatically drop the price of the wine by half for the Monday special- they had no idea what to do....."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I love this place - have been many times and am never disappointed. Nice, cozy neighborhood vibe with delicious food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Saturday night's dinner fare was spectacular. All three dishes (Spinach/crab ravioli, the gnocchi, and spiced-walnut pasta) were devine. And thanks to Christy for the yummy petit syrah recommendation!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great local dining option with high quality food and great service. Interesting food choices and preparations so not your hum drum italian neighborhood spot. If you haven't been there, definitely give it a try."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were very disappointed by Rinata. Although we liked our server, she was the only server for the entire room! There were about 10 tables and she couldn't meet our needs. The menu was very limited, and did not offer many selections (especially in the fish or vegetarian category). The portions of pasta were extremely small and the risotto was so smokey tasting it was in edible. We had to go home to eat after our night out at Rinata...... On the positive side it had a warm and charming atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have yet to have a bad experience at Rinata. My boyfriend and I like to go on Sunday nights for the date night menu. Great value and amazing food! For the date night menu you receive a 4 course meal for $20. We have gone three times now and plan on returning with friends."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "It would be easy to walk right past Rinata's--it looks like an abandoned storefront from the outside. But then you would miss out on an awesome dining experience. There were four of us in our party and we decided to work our way through the majority of the menu, sharing bites of everything. Everything we had was fantastic, from antipastis to salads to our entrees. The bucatini and spinach ravioli were especially good. The pecorino pockets (app) were our least favorite. It was also surprisingly reasonable. For the four of us with multiple appetizers, entrees and desserts, plus cocktails and a bottle of wine it was only $200. We left happy!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Rinata is my favorite restaurant in uptown. The food is amazing! I've never been disappointed. Service is always good. Very fair price points too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014