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Spasso Minnetonka
Spasso Minnetonka

Spasso Minnetonka Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spassomn.com
  • Phone: (952) 224-9555
  • 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: Italian, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was good. I thought there would be less kids there and it was noisy"
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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 !!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went out for a friends birthday and the dinner, beverages, and service were great!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went for brunch; waited 15 minutes between being seated with a reservation and a waitress coming to take drink order. Another 15 minutes to get a diet coke, a water and mimosa. Another 20 minutes before we see her again; finished drinks before we were able to order food. Took 30 minutes to get our food. My husband ordered their "endless family breakfast" and when he got the second plate, they downgraded the food. Very disappointed. Won't be going back."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food, waiter was a little aloof, a bit loud and crowded tables."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7pm, showed up and was told we'd have to wait. Hostesses both were rude about it and talked down to me. Was other after 20 minutes only to be told we were accidently paged. After we finally got our table it was nearly 8pm. Service at the table was okay, and the food was alright. Not in any hurry to get back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "went to Spasso for their walleye - had in the past and enjoyed. not this time, over cooked and burnt on one side. also did not like the vegetarian lasagna. won't be back any time soon waitress was not attentive at all"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The wine list is abundant at retail prices. Buy the bottle, re-cork then bring home with you! No commitment."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love the j wine! Will be back just for that but loved the happy hour menu. The servers were all friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We decided to try Spasso one more time, as the last time our experiences was disappointing. We'd made reservations and had asked for a booth. I know that booths are not always available. When we arrived, the restaurant was busy, but not crowded. We were led to what I determined was one of the worst tables in the dining room. I asked if there was anything else - and I was met with a heavy sigh and was told that we "would have to wait". We did and we were ignored by the same hostess for the next 15 minutes while others without reservations were seated. None at that same table by the way. We finally got a booth. service OK and food OK, but not great. It is our last time at Spasso."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "You have a whole wine store to choose from with no corking fee! This allows you to have many price and quality options! The restaurant is very loud, so kids won't disrupt anyone. We had a 4 month old and the waitress loved her! The food and service is also great!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It took almost an hour from the time we arrived until we got our food. I'm not sure if they were short in the kitchen or what. Our waitress was not very attentive. I would have left her a smaller tip, but 18% was already added to our bill because there were 8 of us. That really bugged me."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Love the new added outdoor space. Looking forward to new menu next week !"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We arrived for our reservation at 6:30 and were told our table was not ready. After 20 minutes of waiting we were seated. 15 minutes after that our waitress finally acknowledged us and took our drink orders. Did not see her for another 20 minutes when she returned to take our dinner order. 30 minutes later we received our dinners. My walleye was fine, The Risotto was overdone and had very little chicken and my husbands steak was overcooked and cold! No apology was given and she did not even ask if He would like them to redo it. They just ignored the fact that it was inedible. In addition, the noise level was extreme. We could barley hear each other across the table. We will not be going back since there was not one redeeming quality."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I truly enjoy my experiences at Spasso everytime I am there. The menu is outstanding, wine selection is large and the service is always great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. Just I think they keep th thermostat on the cool side even during winter season. Could be adjusted a little. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ate here on 5/14. Place was packed and had a good vibe. Sat down at a high table and started off with the Bruschetta. It was delicious. I am from NY, and it was just as good as I have had in NY. I then had the grilled meatloaf. It was very good. Service was great as my waitress was very attentive to me. Would definitely go back again. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Overall it was a very good dining experience -- service was great, menu had a wide variety of Italian dishes, appetizers, pizzas, steaks at reasonable prices. Kind of a loud place. The flatbread served with the artichoke dip is fantastic. Steak was juicy and cooked perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family went to dinner, we ran into some friends and had a fantastic time with those friends... Our children (boys) were under our watch, but not under our thumb. Our dinners were fantastic, Beef tips, Brushetta, Scallops wrapped in bacon. Then my favorite, the Penne bolongese."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went there for Mother's Day and ordered a bottle of wine off their specials menu. 20 minutes later the server tells us they are sold out. Meanwhile, she had told us what they were already sold out of that day from the food menu and by the time she came back several more things were sold out, including what my mom wanted to order. We were hoping the manager would come by but nobody ever did. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Usually I love this restaurant but on Mothers Day they were out of both entrees I tried to order. This was very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "When I am looking for a good restaurant-I usually go downtown-but it is so nice to have Spasso available. Great pasta-great service -and great wine choices! It is though-really noisy-and hard to have conversation -but it seems to be a very common problem with lots of great restaurants-so they are in good company-besides that-it is a great spot !!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food. Excellent beer and wine selection. Wonderful liquor store next store that allows you to bring a bottle in. Noise level is difficult for good conversation (only neutral to neg note). Otherwise excellent!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went to Spassos with my hubby for my birthday - the host knew it was my bday but never mentioned it to the waiter. No greeting from him, other than, did we want a drink. After he brought a bottle of wine, he asked if we were ready to order. I, the customer, had to ask him if there were any specials! He grabbed a small menu from the host stand and preceded to read it to me verbatim. Our waiter also interrupted our evening by frequently re-filling our glasses when they were still nearly full! The food was also disappointing, the salmon I ordered was well overdone and it was laid across some very tough artichoke leaves. My husband and i concluded the "spassos honeymoon" was over and we will likely go elsewhere next time. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Pleasant people, great food, priced as expected, on the middle high side.. Loved it. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I did a reservation on Open Table for Spasso for 6:00, got a confirmation e-mail that I was all set but when we got there, there was no table for us...We had to wait 20 minutes before we could get a table. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food is great -- service done with attention to detail and a dose of good humor. But the noise level is so high that one can't converse across a table unless you're sitting in one of the booths. We won't go if we can't reserve a booth."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have gone to Spasso for several years because of the wine store, with a great selection, great food and service and a lively separate bar area. We go back because we always remember the good things and then walk in and recall noise level. It really detracts from all of the other good reasons for going there. We were there last Saturday night and it appears that there has been no attempt to quiet things down with acoustic methods. Tables are fairly tightly placed, so needing to talk loud across the table by all, makes the experience much less than it could be. Again, we love this "neighborhood gem", but would be back more often and bring others if the noise was toned down a bit. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My only critique would be I prefer my calamari a little more done than ours was. And the scallops were not as good as I remember them from a previous time at Spasso. The Mahi Mahi was excellent! We enjoyed our evening as a whole. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Took my team to lunch at Spasso. The restaurant was almost empty at noon. The service was really good, and the food was excellent. I ordered the Veggie Lassanga; normally, I avoid eggplant as most places overcook it to mush, but this was cooked perferctly and the flavor was out of this world. The combination of mascarpone and fontina complemented the pesto sauce well. Other people have the chicken alfredo and really liked it as well. The bruschetta app was very good, but seemed a tad small for $9. The only down side to the experience was that the restaurant pumps the aroma of wood burning smoke into the dining room (probably intentionally for effect). I went back to work smelling like a camp fire."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Private ride added such class to special 40th bday celebration ... Thanks Jeff for making it happen. Everything was fantastic and classy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had a great time with great food. Love that you can bring wine in from the shop next door!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We made a reservation and were seated right away and on time. The restaurant shares the same space with the bar so it was noisy inside and difficult to have a intimate conversation. I would rate the food I ordered as good, however my wife felt her order was average to slightly below average. The service was attentive, but at times we felt a bit rushed. This is a good bar place to meet, but not sure about anything more formal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had an Italian cousin visiting from New York and she wanted Italian... Go figure. .. here in one of the whitest States in the US.... known for their Polish and German food but not so much the Italian. Anyway, I remembered Spasso and decided to take a shot. .. And it payed off. Wonderful Italian cuisine and great service. She was very impressed, as was I. When you have an Italian mother that had cooked you the most wonderful meals growing up, you set your standards pretty high and I can say, even Ma would be impressed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant for a couples night out, and it was great! Wine list was large, and reasonable and the food was outstanding as well! Overall a very fun evening!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014