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.
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fried Point Judith squid, lemon, Trapani salt
Carpaccio di Manzo
raw beef, arugula, Parmigiano-Reggiano, olive oil
Pizza del Giorno
Chefs daily creation
We enjoyed a lovely, leisurely anniversary dinner by the fire on a quiet Monday night. The sommelier picked out a dynamite cab for us, our food was delicious, and the service was exceptional.
Fabulous food and service!
Excellent COVID procedures seem to be in place. Arancini was delicious in a spicy tomato sauce. Duck had nice seasoning and sauce, but was fatty and tough. Risotto with the duck was overcooked and mushy. Lamb chops also delicious and seasoned well, but a bit too rare. Asked for assistance on choosing red wines for entrees and server advised she'd check with the sommelier to see what he would recommend. Two full glasses were chosen for us and brought to the table. Would have preferred a couple suggestions from the sommelier, have those choices described to us with a few sips to try to help us choose. We had asked for suggestions, not for someone to simply choose for us without and description of the wines.
Nonni was a lovely little restaurant and a perfect place if you are looking to have a nice quiet date night! The food was outstanding! We had the Bruschetta for an app and then the Squid Ink Pasta and the Duck Breast which were both delicious! The Tiramisu was a nice way to end the meal with some sweet and coffee!
Would highly recommend Nonni for a couple looking for a very nice date night idea!
The I Nonni crew is absolutely fantastic in every facet. The food was amazing and the service we received from Alyssa and Dale was perfect.
We ate in the dining room. Decor and ambience are very nice. Noise level is a bit on the uncomfortable side. We were at the fireplace end of the dining room-farthest point from the bar, which was full. We were alone in the dining room for awhile, but even so the nearly full bar created a noticeable din’.
Our service was good and food excellent. As the dining room filled we noticed every table but ours had a bread basket of some sort. We did not see this on the menu. ???
We like I Nonni and will be back!
It was just right for my wife’s birthday.
Fantastic food! Would recommend the mushroom ravioli and add steak.
Started with mixed salad and the cauliflower. The salad dressing was a bit acidic, however the lettuce was fresh and overall good salad. The cauliflower was wonderful! Both of us had pasta—one with the fennel and sausage, one with the bucatini and meatballs. Both were delicious, although the fennel and sausage was a bit salty.
Menu seems to have downsized, not sure if this is in response to the change in ownership or the pandemic. Miss some of the traditionals, such as Clam Linguini.
Service was very pleasant. Well paced.
FABULOUS as always! We had Stephen serve us in the wine room and he could not have been a better server! So gracious and answered all our quesitons about food and drink. We could not have asked for better service! Amazing food always.....!
Love the happy hour. Good food. Easy to chat. Great service.
Food was amazing, great service, patio was perfect for pandemic dining.
The margarita pizza was delicious! The happy hour white wine also delicious!
And the serve was perfect. Looking forward to coming back.
Our dining experience was incredible! Amazing food and service on a fairly quiet patio. Can’t wait to return!
Salumi platter was outstanding! Cheeses were excellent!
Disappointed with the lamb chops, the quality of the meat was not good, and considering the $42 price, they should have been better! Portion of actual meat was very small, meat was tough and very fatty. I ordered the entree medium rare based on chef recommendation. I enjoy medium rare and these were cooked medium rare but the little meat there was was just tough and not tender. The sides accompanying the lamb chops were delicious, and the other entrees we ordered at the table were all outstanding. I would have rated outstanding for overall experience if this entree would have been better - but instead I left very disappointed. The $14 pizza at the table was better tasting than this dish.
Another successful Happy Hour on the patio 😍. Love their carafes of wine 🍷 and carpaccio platter!
Delicious food but the service was strange. We had 2 servers? Confusing and we had to ask twice for bread. Our entrees came but no silverware. I will chalk it up to reopening challenges. On a previous visit the service was attentive. Squid ink pasta was delicious
Still the finest calamari and carpaccio in the Twin Cities! Restaurant is as beautiful as ever. Ownership has made the proper adjustments to make you feel safe and at ease during your dining experience. Dale is doing a wonderful job as manager along with Gerson in kitchen its a tough to beat match-up. If you do make a reservation request Alyssa or Steven as your server and you won't be disappointed. Salut!
Was disappointed in our last meal/experience. Received the wrong sides with my entree and when our party was finished with meal it took our server forever to remove plates. Totally uneven experience across food and service.
As always, a wonderful experience. Service was fabulous. Very friendly and efficient waiter. Food was great. Love going to this wonderful place.
This was our first dinner out since my wife’s birthday six months ago, thanks to Covid 19. 😷
It had to be Osteria I Nonni. This restaurant, menu, and the service never disappoints. Once again, we are delighted customers. 🙂
Artichokes were delicious as were the pasta dishes and pizza and the tiramisu and wines never disappoint. Portions were large. Service was excellent.
Beautiful space and food! Thank you for the wonderful service. Will be back!
It was the perfect background for a double date. Great atmosphere, wonderful food, and service was impeccable. We have been there before, but our guests had not, and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about it! We will be back!
Fabulous meal and wide selection of Italian wines.
Great Happy Hour! Great food
We just had drinks & the charcuterie board. It was so good & I can’t wait to do it again. But now I am always going to want that charcuterie & will have to push myself to try something else.
Despite the slow process of opening, under the Govenor's changed Covid rulings, the restaurant, even at 5 pm was filling up.
The service was outstanding, despite having a brand new server, and he was polite and professional. The General Manager stopped by to greet us and discuss changes in the new menu as they began re-opening.
They did hire a new chef over at the end of 2020 and his changes have really changed the quality of the options and brought it up quite a few notches.
It has always been one of our favorites. Now it is a must!
Great as usual!
Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Excellent wine list. Nice variety on the menu. Tried several and they were all very good.
Had a lovely dinner. Absolutely delicious food and the staff is super friendly! My favorite restaurant of all time.
It was a wonderful experience just a busy day but they were great about handling all their customers
Really excited to try the food but found that it fell way short of our expectations.
Jason was great and I Nonni’s was at its very best- Will be back soon-
Love the high top tables added to the bar. Food was excellent and service too.
We enjoyed a great evening, celebrating Valentines Day! Service, food and wine were excellent- just as we expected from previous experiences.
I was a grey experience with friendly staff and great food!
Wonderful date night. Staff did a great job timing the courses to come out and helped us find a wine we liked.
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 1556 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.