Osteria I Nonni
Osteria I Nonni, the Twin Cities premiere Italian fine dining destination has been recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine's editors and readers as the top Italian table in the region seven years running. Our cuisine is contemporary and innovative focusing on central and southern traditions. Specialties include fresh seafood, house-made pastas, local and organic ingredients as well as desserts made from scratch. Our menu changes five times annually to offer the freshest most seasonal dishes possible. I Nonni's wine program has been nationally recognized with over five hundred labels gathered from Italy's finest wine artisans. Our bar offers twenty fine wines by the glass as well as grappa, amaro and other Italian distillates that highlight a deep, superb selection of spirits, aperitivi and cocktails. I Nonni's intimate setting makes it the perfect dining experience for special occasions as well as everyday enjoyment.
Carpaccio di Manzo
raw beef, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano, olive oil
Kahlua dipped lady fingers, espresso, crema, cocoa
Always enjoy dining here. Food is exceptional. Lucky we get first night new menu lots of tasty choices.
Service was wonderful, the best we've ever had, food was excellent. Will be back!
The food was spectacular, particularly the carpaccio!
Incredible food, great service and we sat outside enjoying our beautiful weather.
Very attentive and informative but not intrusive. Lovely time with our family celebrating our anniversary.
Delicious food, great service as always. We'll be back.
Most folks were outside, so there were only two tables of us in a large room. Well, at first, then others filtered in. The food was really great.
Great wines, unique drinks and delicious food especially the pasta and lamb.
Also be sure have bread it’s fabulous. Atmosphere is very cozy and service was excellent.
Charming bar for great happy hour
My husband and I had a lovely wedding anniversary dinner. Romantic setting. The wait staff and sommelier were gracious and very helpful with their suggestions. We will be back and request the beautiful outdoor seating!
Osteria I Nonni is consistently fantastic. Great service, wonderful food, nice wine list with affordable options and their outdoor patio is one of my favorites in the Twin Cities.
I Nonni has been my favorite metro area restaurant for years. Last night’s dinner was no exception. The Romanesco salad dressing was a too heavy on the anchovies and capers compared to past times I’ve ordered it, but otherwise the food was exceptional, as always. We sat outside where there were no bugs at all, and the atmosphere was glorious. Lovely service. Everything wonderful.
We thoroughly enjoy Nonni every time we visit. Their is really nothing Not to like. The people are professionals, the food is superb, the ambiance is warm and inviting. Whether for a special occasion or just a night out with family and friends…you can’t go wrong!
Bravo, Well Done Team.
Menu has become very limited. Our guest ordered a simple pasta with sausage. They forgot the sausage. Did not offer to remake the dish. Took 15 minutes to bring the hot sausage to put in the cold pasta. Did not offer to take it off the bill and barely apologized. Will not go back. Used to be much better.
Celebrating our birthdays! Wonderful experience.
Service was terrible. Long waits for our waitress to get to our table. Yet another meal impacted by COVID is my guess. I just might stop eating out until things return to pre-covid normal.
Such an amazing, welcoming, and delicious restaurant! Dinner is always top notch and Todd the bartender makes a mean drink!
Even with the limited COVID menu, there was a lot to choose from, our waiter, Daniel was great with suggestions and sommelier, Hoyt (?) was right on with his wine recommendation! Add to that, the wonderful ambiance, it was a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!
The food was outstanding! The service was great. So much selection on the menu. Highly recommend.
very good food quality. Authentic Italian food, with a very nice romantic environment.
My partner and I went here for date night and the food/service was incredible. Our server was very helpful in understanding the menu and what all of the dishes were like, and his recommendations were very good. I absolutely recommend going here.
We sat on Patio which was perfect as beautiful view not too close to other tabels and was nice and romantic. The food was all unbelievable and the wine they recommended was fabulous.
Food and service were great. We ate inside, however, next time we will definitely try out their patio. It looked lovely!
Our waitress was the best!! Good food, very clean plus everyone was so accommodating.
Thank you for such a great experience.
The ambiance, service and food were exceptional!! We were sad the calamari wasn’t available but our server, Alissa, suggested the cauliflower and bruschetta which were incredible. My husband and I fought over the last piece of cauliflower. We had the scallops and fettuccine which were both bursting with unbelievable flavors. We also had the salted caramel tart for dessert which was delicious. Always feel transported to Italy on the lovely patio, wonderful service and incredible food. Thank you!!
Menu has changed, no more small plates on patio. Salad was disappointing, bag lettuce vs. pieces of romaine and was not good. Out of calamari. They did not add any extra shrimp or mussels to seafood dish, not a good value for a couple of shrimps, a couple of mussels and two clams. Mushroom pasta was good but small portion for small amount. The new changes the owner has made was disappointing.
We go regularly to this restaurant for their Happy Hour which has hitherto been fabulous!
However, we learned yesterday that the Happy Hour menu has been drastically changed, and not for the better! The server said they had changed it 3 weeks ago, and it was the first time we had seen the restaurant almost empty, especially on a Friday evening. Very disappointing as this was previously a 5 Star venue.
Thanks for listening.
A wonderful evening with a dedicated server who was also the bartender and excellent food!
Made reservation for patio, but unfortunately wasn’t available due to staffing issues. Restaurant did proactively inform me and chose to move reservation to indoor dining room. Although quite loud, food was delicious and enjoyed.
We ate dinner on the patio. Beautiful view of a pond with a fountain.
The carpaccio is outstanding.
The limoncello spritz was just as good as the ones in Italy.
Our entrees we also delicious
Very attentive service. The patio is really nice with the water feature next to it and the trees nearby shading it.
The best calamari in town. Always delicious food, perfect service and a cute patio.
Dined outside, beautiful evening, great experience. Will return soon
Very good experience. Next time I want to try the outdoor patio. It is beautiful inside. But, it was a bit noisy.
They were very understaffed, which is not their fault at this time.
The place could use a good organizing. Looking out onto the patio you see a garbage can, linen bag and a used propane cylinder...
The food was solid and the bartender/sommelier took his time with us- even though he was slammed.
We will be back for sure especially when everybody gets staffed up!
We had a really excellent experience. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing and the food and drinks were excellent. The portion size was much bigger than expected too.
Osteria I Nonni offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 905-1081.
Osteria I Nonni is rated 4.7 stars by 1594 OpenTable diners.
Osteria I Nonni does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.osteriainonni.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.