Italian Eatery

4.8
1254 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
ie is a neighborhood eatery at heart. Conveniently located on the Minnehaha Parkway nestled between the lakes of south Minneapolis. It is inspired by the dining traditions of the Italian family; community, laughter, and conversation. We welcome you to join us for a meal at our table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1254 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartinT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first experience. Calder did a fabulous job guiding us through wine, entrees, drinks/desserts - all fabulous.We will definitely return. Thank you.

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vipKrisN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only meatballs I've found that are like my Italian grandmother used to make. The shisito peppers, grilled octopus, and root salad are crazy good appetizers. And 3 of us had the ravioli and are still talking about how fresh the tomatoes and basil were. Really incredible food and service! Wish it wasn't so noisy inside but we sat in the bar side as the dining room was closed for a private event.

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DoreW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outside seating nice however street noise difficult!

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vipLoniK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely homemade pasta dishes, nice craft cocktails, and shareable. The olive oil chocolate cake with pistachios, cream, and sea salt was divine. Very light and fluffy

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Mtrichards
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was stellar ! Thank you for yum food & excellent service.

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything about food and service were great, but the noise and the music were at times overbearing. Not terrible, but a distraction..

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MargoF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service are consistently great, even when they’re super busy. We love i.e.!

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Golfer14
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both amazing! One of my favorite places to get dinner.

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KelseyD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back at one of our favorite spots. IE did not disappoint! Delicious food and great service...not to mention the infamous Angry Calabrian 🍹

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meatballs, mussels, and bread.

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BPinMpls
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance at IE. We had a great table in the bar. Our meal was outstanding (that citrus root veg salad —
So good!) and our server absolutely made the night. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Amazing food and drinks and our server was extremely attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place. Can’t wait to come back and try the patio.

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SuziS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta every time. Loved the root salad, meatballs, and their fresh flavors.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Requested a special table celebrating a birthday.
Crappy table with view of dirty dishes.
Why ask if it’s an occasion if you get a view like that.
Again, food was excellent.

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Geri
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like that you have the bar open to outside but it made it a bit hotter in the restaurant and we had several flies at our table.

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Lsanty
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Everyone was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was great and food was even better! We celebrated a friends birthday with two other couples and had a wonderful time! I would recommend ordering family style with so many great dishes it was a fun way to dine and get to try a variety.

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AbbeyV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service! We’ll happily return here often.

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Andypandy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambience. Nice drink menu. My meal was bland plus the scallops were dry and rubbery. My husbands meal was very salty.

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vipPammy
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. There’s enough choices on the menu but not too many. The cocktails are amazing! It’s a little noisy, but I would definitely go back…

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vipAnneLouise
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal on the patio to celebrate a birthday! Adam was our server and was outstanding! He made superb recommendations, made sure the meal was perfectly timed, and provided just the right level of attentiveness.
The menu has changed slightly since our last visit in May, and it was fun to try some new dishes. Our i.e. favorites include: the 720 DAY DRIED PROSCIUTTO & IMPORTED BURRATA appetizer, INSALATA BACCHE, MAFALDINE, RIGATONI, MUSHROOM CAPPELLETTI, and DRY RUBBED BEEF SHORT RIB, ROASTED ASPARAGUS. Appetizers, salads, and sides are shareable.Italian Eatery is a neighborhood gem and one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities!

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AlbertP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all extraordinary and memorable. I want to come back soon and order the exact same things. Can't wait until our net visit.

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vipBEdiner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. We always get the mushroom capitelli as one of our entrees

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BobB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome patio for dining! I highly recommended IE!

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ladyk
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Overall we enjoyed our time at Italian Eatery. The patio was pleasant. Our server was gracious and helpful. The food and drink were excellent. But it was SOOOOOO difficult to hear. We requested a low table, which was right under the speaker blasting (at least to my ears/hearing aids) music that made it impossible to hear very much of what my table companions were saying. The traffic noise was sometimes an issue also, but it was primarily the music from the speaker right over our heads that made it extremely difficult to enjoy conversation. Please consider lowering the volume or simply foregoing the music on the patio for the sake of your no-longer-young and hearing-impaired customers. I would also suggest more lower tables as high-tops are also difficult for older people.

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DiscriminatingTaste
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! Frustrating 11% Mpls H and B tax of $19! Hard to want to return. Very sad as this is one of our favorite local Italian restaurants.

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KathrynS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate and enjoy our visits to IE. Now that we have a little better grasp of Un dito we definitely want to return there as soon a possible. One suggestion that might make the visit even more wonderful would be the outdoor seating. For us older folks, high barstools are not the best. And on sunny days a larger umbrella would be nice. (One of our group has skin cancer problems.) But all in all, it's a great place!

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jenniferc
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful gal pal dinner, our service was great! Thanks

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DebW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, everything about it was enjoyable! The food, lively atmosphere and Henrique was our waiter! he was knowledgeable, fun and provided excellent service! I would highly recommend IE for a night out!

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GinaB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will definitely come back!!

JB
JohnBMinneapolis
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for its unfussy neighborhood vibe, great food and kind attentive service. The patio is great.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food, & service. Couldn’t ask for a better combination. We love it here and will be back!

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pauls
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambience to go along with great tasting food!

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AnnS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Great meal! Wonderful experience

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best Anniversary dinner! The muscles were fabulous! followed by the scallop entree and mushroom pasta.
The limoncello was a delightful after dinner drink.
Shaya our sever was very knowledgeable- she picked a lovely wine to pair with my pasta.
The desserts were yummy!
The food and service were fantastic! Looking forward to going back soon!!

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vipGeorgeB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group all agreed that our waitress Shaya may have been the best waitress we have ever had in all of our many years of travel. The outdoor seating was just perfect. The food was amazing (and my wife is Italian so she’s a true critic). The dessert chocolate torte may be one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Overall we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, service, and ambiance.

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MargiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the service by Sarah, the food, drinks and dessert were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our first time dining here was a wonderful birthday celebration. Our server guided us through multiple menu options with recommendations that were simply outstanding. Excellent service and food. My only complaint was the music was too loud, causing me to strain to hear conversation at the table.

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ColleenH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This was the perfect choice for my birthday dinner. My husband and I had talked for awhile about going to IE. We had been for a holiday event and enjoyed the little bites we tried. We were blown away by all the food we had: muscles, rigatoni, wild boar meat balls, Calabrian cauliflower and the zepole. Every bite was delicious. I believe our server was Johann. His approach was friendly and well paced. Always around when you needed some thing but not hovering. Thanks for the lovely evening. We will be back.

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DanD
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was outstanding! Great to see old friends after 6 months apart. We asked our server Antony for a wine recommendation and he nailed it. My wife and I each ordered the Garganelle. OMG! Truly delicious meatballs, covered in melted cheese with pasta beneath. Very rich but we had ordered the Calabrian Cauliflower and it was the perfect antidote to the richness. It had a splash of spice followed by a wonderful aciditythat balanced out the meatballs. Oh so goood. Be sure to ask for some bread to clean up the sauce at the end. Definitely a memorable meal and night out!

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vipLucyG
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, lots of different flavors, octopus and the bursts/procuito share plates had great flavors. The Mafaldine pasta was different and delicious with the corn, scallops and bacon. We had a great wait person.

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You can order delivery directly from Italian Eatery using the Order Online button. Italian Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 223-8504.

Italian Eatery is rated 4.8 stars by 1254 OpenTable diners.

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.