Osteria I Nonni

4.6
1490 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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NewToTown
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating on the patio was an excellent option during these trying times, and the experience was excellent in all aspects.

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sesquipedalian
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable service, excellent food and wine. Overall a lovely evening.

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Fava
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Great food. Great service.

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viprusstar
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another beautiful afternoon on the patio: great HH wine and food!

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Btrfly
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Honestly, it was not great. I had been there before and it was excellent but obviously has changed.

Service was VERY slow and there were only 3 tables. The salads two of us ordered were forgotten and one of the entrees came out cold (gnocchi) and two others were lukewarm.

For a bill that was over $200 for 4 people, I would have expected a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new tasting menu and wine pairings are excellent. Highly recommend.

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SueM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the service is the best! What a wonderful dining experience in great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday that night and it was amazing! Our server was attentive and we bantered and joked around. The manager came and checked in on us and treated us to some house made lemoncello. Amazing place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!!!

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vipGiacomominneapolis
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service: the wait staff was very accommodating and the server was attentive!
The food was superb. Portions generous. Needed a take home box.
Had one of the best Negroni in the USA.
Definitely we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. We visit 2-3 times per year. In the past, I’ve experienced the food being too salty at times and I love salt.
This meal was great and seasoned well.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the pasta dishes had an extremely smoky taste, server could have been more informed of that, was overwhelming and not enjoyable.

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Suzanne
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Delightful patio with pond and fountain in back. Ordered rib eye steak and it was too fatty. Wouldn’t order it again. Flavor was good, however

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KedarK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner on their patio. It was very good.

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AnnD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really surprised by how large their outside patio was. Great area to eat.

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DennisF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, wonderful patio seating.

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RichB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and have never had anything that was just good - everything is exceptional. I particularly appreciated the expertise of the staff in helping us select just the right drinks to compliment our meals. Thank you.

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wspmn
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience, and they go the extra mile to make things comfortable for those with covid concerns.

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CharlotteJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a bit for our table, but the staff was very sympathetic and gave us a free appetizer. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I sat outside on their beautiful patio and enjoyed a lovely meal. We had course choices and excellent wine pairings selected for us by our awesome waiter, Steven. It was a wonderful evening and will definitely go back to this gem of a spot!

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PeggyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting outside on the patio. Great service. Food was great but rather pricey.

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vipFoodiemom
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Terrible, terrible dining experience. Of the four meals ordered, only one was satisfactory. Pasta came stuck together in a solid, overcooked lump. Beef was ordered medium, only slightly pink, and came almost raw with pooled blood on top of the slices. Lamb chops were ordered medium, slightly pink, and arrived so rare they actually were cold. Everything was so over salted it was like eating salt brine. The service was excellent and we were compensated for two of the meals. But we likely will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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EricaH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love I Nonni! The food is always beautifully presented and well prepared from high quality ingredients. You can tell the chef has a high standard for every plate that goes out from the kitchen. The service is always welcoming and attentive. The ambiance is elegant and comfortable. We consider it a hidden gem of the Twin Cities culinary scene.

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vipTimmAnnie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, a really nice Italian option when you want the experience. We arrived on time for our reservation and were sat within minutes - a great start. The dining room is warm and inviting and the fireplace at the end really provided a nice focal point and contrast with the high vaulted ceilings. We ordered 3 apps and 2 were not great - the calamari was super salty but I suspect isn't their breading, but rather their oil to fire it from frozen. The carpaccio was tasteless - it was lacking acid, oil, and any sort of taste. I think the meat was too thick, too cold, and the dish had an identity crisis between being carpaccio and an upside-down salad. We shared our observations and moved on. The entrees were a major comeback from the appetizers! Gnocchi special was just that - special! Wifey had the squid ink pasta with all kinds of crustaceans - she was happy. Kid #1 got a pizza - crust, and flavors were excellent and kid #2 for the wild boar pappardelle - so well done. Tiramisu and Key Lime tartlets for dessert. The Pre-tip bill was $212 including wine for parents. We will return!

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stephenb
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

1st time ever disappointed in the food. Pasta under cooked, didn't make it to el dente.
Sauces bland, both the Guanciale, and Amatriciana. Not sure why, new chef maybe?

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DeR66
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful patio!

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HeidiB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating in the back on the water. Nice lights as the sun goes down. Servers were wonderful accommodating us as one of our guests was unavoidably late. Dinner and wine was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and on top of service. Food came out very quickly. The food was incredible, everything was absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to come back.

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Cassie516
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and apps were great. Wonderful salad and brucetta. We had mussels and the meat and cheese platter (enough for two). Everything was beautifully presented with excellent service. The have a nice wine selection by the glass too.

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LarryM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We have been dining at I Nonnis' for years. It was alway a 4 star. Now we were surprised to see baseball hats on outside, people wearing jeans, etc. It has become a non4star for us. We will go somewhere else for fine dining. So sorry to see our escape to fine dining go down the hill, but yet the menu prices remain high. Waiter was really good. Steven.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant

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TomS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best calamari we've had-- and we've tried many! And as usual, great service by the staff.
A very pleasurable dining experience.

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glaydoni
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my date & i had a terrific evening at your place. will come back again.

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MarieG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the restaurant. And it won’t be my last. It was delicious.

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vipHawkStevens
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for a great celebration. Couldn't have been any better.

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vipLovelyrita
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the patio at the restaurant is a delightful place to dine. The service is impeccable as is the food. Hopefully, during COVID, they will add heat lamps in the winter so we can continue to enjoy their amazing food and extensive wine list.

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marvinr
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Most of the people dinning outside appeared to be celebrating anniversaries. The quiet setting was perfect.

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KENS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As close to Italy as you can get in St. Paul. Service was okay, but friendly. Food was very good. Great selection of wines.

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vipphyllise
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is amazing- the service the best and the ambiance topnotch

FAQs

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

Osteria I Nonni is rated 4.6 stars by 1490 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.

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