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Sat, 2/17
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Al Vento

3127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Al Vento is a romantic Southern Italian bistro with fine dining at affordable prices. The relaxed decor and elegance by candle light provide the perfect setting for friendly banter, family outings, or simply staring into the eyes of your lover with a fine Italian wine in hand. With notably some of the most knowledgeable and friendly staff in the Twin Cities, Al Vento is the perfect dining experience for you this evening. Specials offered daily!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation

Open Daily 11am-9pm

Lunch Menu: 11am-2pm
Happy Hour Menu: 2pm-6pm
Dinner Menu: 4pm-9pm

Sunday: 4pm-9pm
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm

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Phone number
(612) 724-3009
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Hunt
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Off-site catering is available upon request.
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Cross street
50th Street
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Parking details
Public parking lot located behind the restaurant. Entrance on 50th Street E.
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Public transit
50th & Hiawatha LRT
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Special events & promotions
To make a reservation for a party of 5 or more, please contact the restaurant directly at 612-724-3009.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Al Vento can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 3127 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Charming place with a friendly staff......Groovy atmosphere too

ProfGizmo (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We have eaten at Al Vento several times per year for many years, but this was the first time we decided to try their special menu for Valentines Day. My wife had the crab crostini, Ceasar Salad and Salmon while I had the Beef in Tomato juice appetizer, the Ceasar and the Braised Short Ribs. We very much enjoyed all of the courses in our respective meals. Despite every table being filled, the serving staff was very efficient and were always just a step away whenever a course needed to be served, a water glass refilled, a dirty dish cleared. They provided great service and always did so with a smile. Al Vento continues to be one of our favorite restaurants and we highly recommend it to all who are seeking great Italian food at good prices.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was an amazing time!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great place to grab a quiet, fancy dinner with your SO. Food was great, service was friendly and amazing - manager made sure to ask us a few times how the night was going so you can definitely tell they care about their patrons. Definitely recommend.

vipTara (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our dining experience started off great. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation due to a snafu in our plans before dinner. They were able to seat us right away which was aweomse and much appreciated. Things went downhill from there. We ordered the calamari to start and it came out overly breaded and over fried. Our server never stopped by to see how it was or how we were doing but a very courteous assistant/busser inquired and we told her we didn’t want it and why and asked her to relay the message to our server. She asked if we wanted a fresh order and we said no, but maybe 7 minutes later another order arrived (not much different from the first), we didn’t eat much at all. Then our entrees came out and my husbands was cold. A man in a sport coat came by and asked how everything was, we told him my husbands meal (spinach ravioli and meatball) was cold and they sent it back to the kitchen to heat it up. Again, our server never stopped by to see how our meal was and didn’t acknowledge the disappointment with our appetizer or entree when she brought the bill. And the bill included the full cost for both of them. Our total bill for an appetizer, soup, two entrees and a glass of wine was around $78 (before tip). We’re used to paying that for a night out but not for underwhelming food and poor service. I must say the assistant/busser was great, just not our actual server. If you’re looking for consistent, tasty Italian food and great service - I’d direct you to Broders, Prima or Bar La Grassa.

4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were disappointed in a couple of the entrees. Unfortunate for us the hanger steak was very salty and half our party ordered it and weren’t able to eat it. My husband however was very pleased with his tasting menu and the appetizer of shrimp and calamari was fantastic. Love the atmosphere and will go again and maybe be a little more cautious and ask more questions when ordering.

3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I had been here previously for date nights and it was amazing. This past time, was just okay. Our server was impeccable and the food was great, but we were there (a group of six) celebrating a special occasion and were crammed up front near the hostess desk. There were people hitting my mother in law with their coats and forcing themselves in the small space between her and the hostess desk waiting for their tables, as there isn't an official waiting area. I had only sat in the back room previously and this was my in laws first time visiting the restaurant, so we were all taken aback by the experience. It was just frustrating because reservations were recommended and the hostess continued taking walk-ins when there was no space for them to wait. During this time, she never apologized to our table for our inconvenience. My advice, request a table in the back room, otherwise, it'll ruin your experience.

5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We really enjoyed our evening here. The building is beautiful and cozy and the menu had some fun cocktails and amazing food choices.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great from the service to the food...we will be back

Rita913 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

4 course wine dinner was great. Food was imaginative, and paired well with the wine. Portions were generous for that many courses.