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Osteria I Nonni, Lilydale, MN

Osteria I Nonni

4.5
4.5
1454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Currently, we are seating both inside and Patio.
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 905-1081

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerson Gerold

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining events for up to forty guests available in our wine cellar.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley: (855) 807-4010

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    35E & Hyw 13

  • Parking details

    Spacious Lot Adjacent to the Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,454 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. VL

    VL3sticks

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining here. Food is exceptional. Lucky we get first night new menu lots of tasty choices.
  2. DM

    DebraM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  4. M

    Mimi

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular, particularly the carpaccio!
  5. SD

    SueD

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great service and we sat outside enjoying our beautiful weather.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and informative but not intrusive. Lovely time with our family celebrating our anniversary.
  7. B

    Britta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, great service as always. We'll be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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.
  9. D

    Drpat

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicely done!
  10. PJ

    PJgrammy

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. M

    Mortes1

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming bar for great happy hour
  12. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  13. MM

    MarciMF

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  14. BM

    BettyMcGill

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. j

    johns

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our birthdays! Wonderful experience.
  18. SC

    SavvyCritic

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    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.
  19. MS

    MonicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing, welcoming, and delicious restaurant! Dinner is always top notch and Todd the bartender makes a mean drink!
  20. p

    pouchpoet

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! The service was great. So much selection on the menu. Highly recommend.
  22. AB

    AbbasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good food quality. Authentic Italian food, with a very nice romantic environment.
  23. 2

    2pzluna

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good!
  24. CP

    CalebP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  25. T

    Tundradude

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  26. K

    Karen

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. We ate inside, however, next time we will definitely try out their patio. It looked lovely!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was the best!! Good food, very clean plus everyone was so accommodating. Thank you for such a great experience.
  28. l

    lorip

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  29. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    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.
  30. JM

    JimM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    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.
  31. MC

    MaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening with a dedicated server who was also the bartender and excellent food!
  32. W

    William

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muto bene!
  33. K

    Kate

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  34. SH

    SusanH

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  35. CN

    CherylN

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service. The patio is really nice with the water feature next to it and the trees nearby shading it.
  36. DS

    DondiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The best calamari in town. Always delicious food, perfect service and a cute patio.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined outside, beautiful evening, great experience. Will return soon
  38. RG

    RickG

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good experience. Next time I want to try the outdoor patio. It is beautiful inside. But, it was a bit noisy.
  39. PD

    PhilipD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    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!
  40. V

    Vlad763

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

FAQs

Osteria I Nonni offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 905-1081.

Osteria I Nonni is rated 4.5 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    35E & Hyw 13

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Spacious Lot Adjacent to the Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerson Gerold

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 905-1081

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining events for up to forty guests available in our wine cellar.

  • Private party contact

    Ashley: (855) 807-4010

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