Spasso Minnetonka
Spasso Minnetonka

Spasso Minnetonka

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spassomn.com/
  • Phone: 9522249555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francewae Calmeter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us cater your next event. Our staff can work with you to plan out your perfect menu.
  • Special Events: Reservations for Wine Dinners and Special Events must be made by calling the restaurant, NOT through Open Table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 101
  • Public Transit: Free Round Trip Car Service in our new 2010 Cadillac Escalade. Up to 6 people
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Don't worry about parking, use our Free Round Trip Car Service. Call us at 952-224-9555 and we will pick you up in our Brand New 2010 Cadillac Escalade. Should you choose to drive we have a free parking lot.
A word from Spasso Minnetonka
Spasso is a contemporary Italian/American restaurant with wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees, and daily specials. With a selection of over 140 wines by the bottle and 40 wines by the glass all at retail pricing. Full bar also available with a great happy hour from 3-6 and 8-close daily. Sunday brunch from 10-3.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Spasso Minnetonka reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)notable wine list (52)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (23)special occasion (23)romantic (19)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)Show More
  • All around awesome!
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We love Spasso's for its great food, ambience, friendly staff and good wine. Eat, drink and be happy could be their motto
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was OK - service was great!
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a few items for lunch (crabcakes and mussels) - they were only OK. But the service was great! Saw the wood burning pizza oven and will try a pizza or flatbread next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, sad service
    RM80VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food was great, we loved everything we had. Really disappointed with service. Came for my dad's birthday & wanted to preorder dessert - let the staff at the counter know, was told I would need to do that from my waitress. (What's the point if the birthday person sees you ordering dessert?) All food - apps and dinner were brought out at once - odd. Waitress was very inattentive - checked on once during dinner when I got her attention to get some pepper. She didn't come back to ask for dessert and my dad got up and paid for the meal. This should have been properly handled by staff in at LEAST letting the waitress know it was a birthday and she probably would have thought twice before letting him pay and not asking for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but Room for Improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall the restaurant was good. The wine list is fantastic, especially for the price they charge for a bottle. The meatballs were fantastic, we split a small order for an appetizer. In addition, the bread was wonderful...very light and nice and warm. The wild mushroom and chicken risotto had rubbery chicken but the risotto itself was wonderful. I had the Farfalle di Mare and unfortunately the pasta was way overcooked so it would barely stay on the fork. Ambiance was nice but the tabletops need to be refinished. Condensation from cups has caused the finish to peel of so the tables look a little warn. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was so noisy we could not have a conversation. The couple next to us left about 5 minutes after they were seated because of the noise level. If we hadn't just placed our order we would have left too. Unfortunate because the food was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast options
    out4bfast
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Brunch menu had plenty of choices and reasonably priced. Loved the option for an endless plate at a very reasonable price vs an expensive all you can eat brunch. Great Bloody Mary bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary (57) Brunch
    Dinnersofold
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed Spasso when they first opened. After this almost unfriendly Sunday AM will not return. The hostess was seating us at the bar dark bar area, and we requested a table in the window area that was half empty , she led the way and dropped the menus on the table without a word or a look. The food was off the menu and good. The Bloody Mary had extra $1 for Vodka even if no brand was requested. The staff seemed unhappy about something for a sunny Sunday morning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    Tony
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We met another couple Saturday; first my wife and I had a drink and appetizer at the bar, then dinner. Vibrant atmosphere, good food, and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect night out
    RestaurantExplorer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience here. The decor and the ambiance really brought it all together. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. This is a great place for a date or a group gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but TOO loud
    XtyEats
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was delicious, the wine excellent, the service great; way, way, way too loud. We spent most of our meal saying "What??!" to one another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine w/old friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great place for our group of friends (both past & present) to catch up, when one came back to the area for a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Yummy appetizers, yummy food, yummy yummy...great spots for casual elegant dining
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food choices and great servers a little disappointed that even with a reservation our party had to wait over 15 minutes for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    fiestaboy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food. At first we were seated at a table and noticed right away how loud it was....I could hardly hear or make myself heard to my dining partner. After a bit, a 3rd joined us, and it got louder, with the table next to us having a "reunion" of sorts with a much larger group that had just come in. I asked our server if we could move to a booth, but she said no, there was nothing available...when clearly, there were two booths opening up. How's that for customer service? Very disappointing. Once we moved to our booth, it was much easier to converse, especially since our 4th had just joined us. Service here was much better and attentive. All food was excellent, served hot and very promptly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than most downtown spots
    Tempoman18VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love this place, and the food is amazing. We had the filet with Gorgonzola crust, and the steak was better than Burch steakhouse in Mpls. You can buy wine next door and have it for your meal which makes it that much more appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best wine values around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the fact that you can buy your wine next door and they will pour it for no extra charge. This gives you a huge wine list. The restaurant offers a huge very reasonably priced wine list. For example, one of my favorite vineyards is Mollydooker. They offered the Blue Eyed Boyz for $68 which is ~$50 in wine stores. At 6Smith the same week, they had Mollydooker's Boxer Shiraz for around $68 and it's price in the liquor stores is usually around $24. So you get twice the value in wine. They had good quality wines below $30. Bruschetta and scallops were delicious. The only negative was the noise level. Made it hard to have a good conversation especially since my husband's hearing isn't the best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local place
    Bill247
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Convenient. Extensive wine list. Good food. Service was not rushed, so the meal was relaxed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limiited menue med price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    service slow not enough servers. had to get up from table to ask server for bread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Spasso is a neighborhood favorite for us. Convenient and welcoming with fresh satisfying salads or rich pasta dishes. The summer outdoor dining is a great place to relax.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family get together
    LynspaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was good. They need more entrees around 12-16 $$$. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    emcgilli
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great brunch. Food was good and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minnesota hot spot
    KCFoodGuy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This places should be standing room only and a wait list for a month, but it is not. The food was incredible. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta try at least once
    Spasso1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went with freinds to celebrate two occasions. Got seated outside. Menu offers a lot, but no veal Parmesan to our surprise. Appetizers were good, but they forgot the bread for the mussels. If you get the olives, you get quite a variety. The Spiedini was excellent along with the spicy sausage and noodles. The gluten free chocolate cake was fabulous. Best part is picking out your own bottle of wine and bringing it over from the store to uncork,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spasso is solid!
    donnybaseballVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love to eat here. It's local, great wine list, food is exceptional! Bon Appetite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    BobJohasselson
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the attentive and professional waitstaff. The food was good. The atmosphere was quite loud due to poor acoustics. Hard to have a conversation over the drone of other diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food as Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We go here every couple months and have yet to be disappointed. Food is always great. Inventive but not too "out there". Service at times is a bit slow at peak times but we are rarely in a hurry. Waiter are always knowledgable. Their outside patio is very nice and they have added beautiful umbrellas and a fire pit. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Alternative to Chains
    KeroseneVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu is surprisingly varied, with an emphasis on Italian dishes but with some nice specials. I had the halibut on a bed of risotto, which was delicious. What really attracts me are the reasonable wine prices. Most restaurants have an exorbitant premium on wine, whereas I found a lovely glass of Earthquake Zinfandel for only $9 which would typically go for $15+ at other "nice" restaurants, if they even served it by the glass. You can really experiment with wine at a reasonable cost with different types of food. We sat in one of the dozen or so booths, which I prefer to the tables. However, it can get a bit loud if you're located near the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service but too noisy
    Fredo
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The hard surfaces made for a noisy ambiance. Our server was very nice and efficient. The wine list is extensive and at "retail prices" was better than the usual inflated restaurant prices but prices weren't Liquor Boy retail either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aej123
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Walleye was bland, dry and crust overcooked. Unfortunately sat next to a disruptive table which made it challenging to talk and enjoy meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Overall Experience at Spasso
    12fordinner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant was nice & smelled great, but it was clear right away that the manage was unhappy with the wait staff. We sat at 7:08 & got water by 7:20. We finally flagged someone down as she hurried past our table. "Can you tell us who's waiting on us?"we asked. "I guess I am now!" she replied with annoyance. Our reply: "It's okay if you're not, we just need someone. We've been here awhile." She argued, "I saw you sit a few minutes ago and get your water. When you're waiting, it always seems longer." Our reply, "Actually, we sat down at 7:08, and it's past 7:30 now." With that, we got an apology, and our drinks paid for. However, we got attitude the rest of the evening, & the food did not make up for the poor service, unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    Jackie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great Friday Night Date Night. Good food, great wine, good customer service. Enjoyable end of work week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Spasso
    MtkagirlVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is a great value, and my boyfriend thinks they have the best bread anywhere. We went for a late dinner, and took advantage of the late night happy hour apps and drink specials. Yum!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has improved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The last couple times we have eaten at Spasso ( we done there frequently) we noticed an improvement in the quality and freshness of their selections. They have changed the menu slightly as well..for the better
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • darrenw
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was very slow and limited menu was offered (Sundays - brunch menu only - but should allow use of regular menu) so a bit disappointing compared to previous visits
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine shop!
    Foodie123
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time here. Food and service was very good. Get to your reservation early and buy a bottle of wine from the wine shop that is connected! There is no corking or other fees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vicki
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was good. I thought there would be less kids there and it was noisy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our outdoor group had to leave early because the fire pit smoke was bothering several of the people. I love the idea of a fire pit, but would be great if someone would learn how to use/control it. There is no reason to have smoke billowing toward tables for more than 5 minutes. this went on for a long time til it became intolerable. Thank you !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 944 reviews are from the Spasso Minnetonka reviews archive.
  • Fun!
    parentsnightout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I had some time following a party and stopped in and were very happy with our decision. It was a great atmosphere, variety of fresh foods for both palates! Our waitress was a gem and told us about the great happy hour specials and Sunday brunch. We will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    NYmom
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We went out for a friends birthday and the dinner, beverages, and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but slow service
    Gabi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is the 5th or so time we have been to Spasso's for brunch and it is the second time that the service was very slow. Yes it was Father's Day and yes it was busy BUT I think that situation should be planned for. Food is always good and I love the location which is why we'll be back - but will try to avoid Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate