Osteria I Nonni

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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EW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

SH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the noise level does make it difficult to talk unless seated right next to one another - - - the atmosphere, food and service are outstanding!!!

J
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite and relaxing experience. Wonderful food, well worth the expense.

JE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend it to anyone who likes authentic Italian food.

BM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the calamari and wine. We were not disappointed. Delicious

CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great experience everytime we go there

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and a beautiful wine too. Probably the best caprese salad I have ever had, and I have enjoyed them in Italy and Switzerland. We had the cheese tray aa an appetizer, which was also fantastic. When our main dishes arrived, even an average experience would have averaged out well, and the dishes for all four of us were flavorful and beautifully presented. My birthday special flourless chocolate cake was amazing. I can’t say enough good about this place.

PS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1 st time guest and was delighted to get a glass of wine and dessert on our anniversary. Great and informed staff.
Terrific FOOD. Will go back. Special occasion venue as pricing was highish
A bit loud but added to the ambiance if you like that sort of excitement.

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! The food was fresh and delicious! The spicy soup was made to order and they brought down the spice to my low tolerance. The service was outstanding.

g
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful congratulatory dinner. Appetizers and salads were spectacular! Entrees were equally amazing. I Nonni never disappoints!

S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service

ML
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a birthday, and are so glad we did. The decor and seating were really very nice. We had a booth that looked out on the rest of the dining area and wee were able to sit next to each other and converse with no difficulty. Our server, Alyssa, was very professional, efficient and friendly. She patiently answered all of our questions and her recommendations were spot on. We started with Salumi Misti and the man who brought it to our table described each of the different meats, which we appreciated. The Peroni was as cold as it should be, and the Vecchione was a very nice rendition of an Old Fashioned. We had the soup of the day which was a salmon based soup. It was very good, especially on a cold night. My wife had the Torchio Alla Sorentine and I had the Ravioli Di Costine. The Ravioli was great and even though I'm a carnivore and rarely eat a meal without meat, the Torchio with the smoked tomatoes was outstanding. I would order that myself the next time we visit, it was that good. I need to mention here that Alyssa's timing was perfect. She allowed us enough time between courses to fully enjoy each of them. She also recommended a very nice glass of wine for my wife's meal. The woman who cared for our water glasses was very attentive and never allowed them to get too low. Alyssa also provided us with a complimentary slice of Tiramisu for desert. A very nice touch to end one of the best dining experiences we've had. Well done!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love I Nonni! Excellent food, great ambience and wonderful people waiting on us all evening!

JP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had great service, good food, a good table near the wall and were never rushed.

P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice find. Worth the extra drive. We all loved it including the kids. 5 stars.

JM
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved my ravioli and drink. My husband thought his pizza was fine, but he prefers a crispier crusted pizza.

d
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and wont be the last! Great service; bar side and table side. The food was exceptional in a delightful environment. Looing forward to our next visit.

F
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place. Rated it down one star cause we got our dinner as we were finishing up salad. Expected better timing for a nice place. We don’t like to rush a nice dinner

K
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was delicious and the ambiance was nice to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Thank you, Osteria I Nonni. We will be back soon!

JW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. All of our dishes were very well done.

RR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh flavorful dishes. Knowledgeable wait staff. Very accommodating

H
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant that offers a very classy dinning experience. The food was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

c
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing ambiance ...as if no one is in a hurry, but every need is immediately attended to without talking. The best wine service from a most expert sommelier. All our dishes were delicious... the ravioli stuffed with short rib was exceptional!
Absolutely great for any special occasion.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection food was superb

JP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service! Gave us an incredible education in Italian wine!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a wedding anniversary there and were treated really well. Food was also excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Used to be great. Now “meh”.

GC
Manitoba
415 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The calamari fritti was delicious and the lamb entree was good but the the Fregula pasta dish was superb!

j
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant made our anniversary very special and even had our names on the menu. We had the Wagu beef special for the night and it was incredible. Plenty left for an entire 2nd meal. The Scallops appetizer was delicious as well. The warm figgy desert topped off our evening. We love this restaurant and would recommend it for any time, but it's exceptional for special occasions. It's a bit pricy but we had a true dining experience!

BS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place we would consider for special occasions, will probably return.

PC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary night couldn't have been better! Special menu, special greeting, everything you could ask for. This was our 32nd anniversary and one of the nicest evenings over the years. Thank you.

DF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a special birthday. The greeter , the wait staff all knew it was her birthday. The personalized menu with her name on it was a fantastic surprise. The food was awesome, and the service matched it! A bit spendy....but perfect for special occasions!

DS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening on the outdoor terrace was enjoyed by our party of four.

g
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Good food but completely disorganized service, from front of house to bartenders to wait staff. Still an enjoyable night, but not high marks to the staff.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Birthday, was a bit loud and service was slow.

TB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Osteria I Nonni as a surprise birthday dinner with some hesitation of going to an unknown restaurant. However, the experience met our very high bar with every aspect exceeding expectation. A true hidden gem.

S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful Italian restaurant with great ambiance. Restaurant was crowded and noisier than our prior visits, though. Also, one of our pastas was not what we ordered. But the food is always high quality.

LR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Expensive I did not expect miss behaved children after 6 p.m. which took our waitress away from us. We will come back the lamb was fabulous. I'll decide next time if we come back. A night out to me is a night out there's always McDonald's for kids at night.

MD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Very helpful. Food was good Portion was a little short for the prices paid.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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