Rinata
Rinata

Rinata

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rinatarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6123748998
  • 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.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Rinata reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (82)romantic (66)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (43)notable wine list (19)late-night find (7)good for groups (7)hot spot (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Really great place
    dugefresh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Most of the food is made from scratch everyday, pasta, cheese, bread, etc. The food was some of the best I've had, service was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian find
    traveler
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Small and unpretentious this restuarant had wonderful Italian food with a bit of a gourmet twist. We sampled a few of the appetizers as well as the home made pastas and all proved to be delicious and fresh. A relaxed environment with a good bar gave the place a cozy feel that is missing in all the new trendy industrial style restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rinata Me Anytime
    racheatsVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Just got back from Italy and was craving some Italian carbs, and I left happy. We ordered a nice wine, shared a fab appetizer, indulged in delicious bread and oil, and shared a pasta and pizza. They also let us improvise on the pasta and made it with chicken, it was very good. I had never tried their pizza before, and I must say, I was very impressed - it was sooooo good. I'd definitely come back and do the same, don't miss out on the pizza! I really wanted to try some of the dessert, but we were too stuffed - next time. Also, our server was very attentive and pleasant, she made it a very pleasurable experience. We shall be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beth
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is incredible! A little cramped at times but well worth checking out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been to Rinata several times, but this time it was so bad, we won't be back. The waitress was slow in getting to us. All the food (except the bread), was WAY too salty -- my pizza so much so that I could barely eat it. The waitress never came back to ask us how our meals were, and our water glasses were empty for a LONG time (due to all the salt). I finally went to ask her for water (which she DIDN'T bring immediately), and, even though she didn't ask, I told her how bad the pizza was. She did take the cost of the pizza off the bill, but since we had a Living Social voucher, it only saved us $2, and meant that we didn't get to use $8 of our voucher. It would have been nice if she had come earlier and offered me something edible.
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  • Too spicy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love spicy food,don't get me wrong. but this is over the top for Italian. SOME chili flake is really good in a nice sauce,but not this much. If the toned it back a bit,it would be a home run. Good quality food,and I will probably be back,but I will have them omit about 3/4 of the chili flake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rinata
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is my third visit to Rinata. Each time, I have thoroughly enjoyed the menu, the service, and the friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining room
    TonyT
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was excellent. My wife found a new favorite red wine, Barbera! The decore was good. I wish they wouldn't have packed all the custmers into one of the two rooms - would have been nice to spread out alittle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food always... But
    Chezanimalhair
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We go here a lot. The staff and service are fantastic always. The food consistently great as well. But on a summer night it's so damn hot in there we nearly passed out, and it was a struggle to eat. Please improve AC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked with reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Rinata yet felt a bit taken. There were two different wine menus on the table. The wine we ordered from one menu was not on the other, the waiter ended up picking the wine for us and it was the most expensive bottle on the menu. When we alerted him to this error he had no comment. We were disappointed with the response. Our meals were very good so we would still recommend Rinata for its food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables too close together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good food but too crowded. Our table was on the end and was way too close to the next table. To leave the table, I had to move sideways to fit between the tables. And I am not a large person. It was awkward to carry on a conversation with any sort of privacy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying it Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had been here before and found it very similar, except the service was slow. It appeared that they were short staffed since we were being waited on by someone we are pretty sure was the owner. So we will give them a pass on the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday 4 Course
    Pawnie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Overall I really enjoyed my dinner! The Fettuccine alla Congolese was amazing!!! And the micro green salad was good, but a bit on the sour side due to the lemon vinaigrette. The braschetta was on the bland side and the texture of the gelato was grainy. But flavor was prefect. Serve was a bit slow, but it was really busy. All-in-all, I enjoyed it and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Spaghetti in Town!
    CLRHG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rinata has the best Spaghetti in town. My whole family loves it! (I don't even bother making spaghetti at home anymore.) The meatballs are fabulous - tasty and not too heavy. The tomato sugo outstanding, heavenly! The bread is awesome too along with the olive oil and tapenade for dipping. Top it all off with sambuca tiramisu and it's a meal that will make you float home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful llItalian food
    artmstoneVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The serve pasta with clams that is genuine, and is wonderfull. Everything on their menu is wonderful, and the servers are as nice as any I've ever met.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Intimate atmosphere, amazing food! Could not have asked for better service. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was spectacular.
    kashka
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had the perfect dining experience at Rinata. The menu was wonderful as were our choices. Our service could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful Italian food
    artmstoneVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and ambience reminding me of so many resturants in Italy on my last visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night menu
    HennepinCat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place is great for an intimate dinner. The dining rooms are small, it's a quiet place and the wait staff is pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommended!
    tiah
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dined here with my parents and we all loved our experience. The food was superb and our server was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Pasta
    goodeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Amore4cibo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is good, but this place is not really for me. It is very small inside so the tables are very close together. No el fresco dining options at all in summertime. It seemed really dark in the restaurant for early evening. But I know a lot of people who really like this place and find the food top-notch, so if you like Italian, give it a try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great everything
    artmstoneVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Wonderful Italian food, just like Northern Italy. Wonderful clams, and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    joey
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Rinata is a gem. The atmosphere and the food made for a lovely dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance & Food
    MAS81
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Love the scratch made pasta and smoked tomato sauce. Great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Critter
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will dream of the warm bread
    MangerMegan
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Anniversary Dinner
    PRJR
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Win!
    Layla
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grad mom
    Dinnerdiner
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Eddie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jack
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Kristina was a great waitress. food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was wonderful, server was kind and attentive, hostess is a little young and needs some training.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 17, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 919 reviews are from the Rinata reviews archive.
  • Good meal as always
    djs0404
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Garlic
    mamkdo
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This was our second time there. Food was outstanding! Nice atmosphere, good wine list, great food - highly recommend Rinata!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mark
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food and outstanding service in a romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet