Italian Eatery

4.8
1179 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 1179 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. I highly recommend this place.

LM
LauraM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!

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RyanMPLS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time. Food was perfect. Great ambiance. Service started off rocky (25 mins before getting a cocktail in hand) but more than recovered. Server was wonderful - she made amazing recommendations on cocktails, food, and wine, and capped off the experience with some “birthday limoncello” on the house. Will definitely be back and will recommend to others. Thanks!

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BonnieR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed being back at Italian Eatery. The pasta dishes were excellent as always!

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MikeK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Celebrated my birthday and Fathers day with the family. The food and service were outstanding.

JL
vipJustinL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at IE. The food was wonderful and our server had a great dry sense of humor. I would recommend sharing an appetizer, salad, pasta, and main.

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vipBlake
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in the flight path of MSP airport. Nothing they can do to make it quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been many times before and the experience just keeps getting better!
Can’t wait for our next trip to enjoy the cocktails and fine cuisine!

CW
CyWinsh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend's birthday there and had a wonderful evening. Our server, Aubrey, was a delight and very helpful. The food was delicious, especially the cauliflower and artichoke appetizers!
We have been several times and truly love the neighborhood feel and warmth of this place.

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vipBrianK
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a decent place and I wanted to like it more. The service was great. We actually had a server in training and frankly I thought she was amazing. Consistency with the food was an issue. The octopus was dry and spongy. The mussels were decent but maybe 25% were dried up. My wife’s mushroom stuffed pasta was really good, as was the tiramisu. The spaghetti was average and very expensive. I’d probably go back but it’s not at the top of my list.

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LeighM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a few different special occasions in one dinner. We were not disappointed. Everything from the drinks to the complimentary gelato was delicious. Our server was friendly, helpful and her timing was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

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vipharris
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Short ribs are amazing. Aubrey was a great server. Always great food.

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NanceLeeM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I'm a regular here. This was my 1st indoor restaurant meal for 15 months. I did notice a lot of new staff; a lot being trained. So a little bit of inconsistency on the service side but nothing big. Food as always was divine.

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StPaulieGal
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful service. Great pasta. Beautiful restaurant.

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jnordstrom1002
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a pleasant dining experience from the cocktails to the dessert. Our server, Jennifer, was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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BarbaraO
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy appetizers - just enough for a meal on a warm night.

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ElliottLB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I very much enjoyed my evening at i.e., the server was very friendly and nice, and the food was amazing

JM
vipJackieM
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Service phenomenal, food awesome, people are wonderful! Highly recommend it! Need a right turn only sign though. Traffic is bad.

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Albertom
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, drinks and service. One of my favorite places.

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Bryce
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing as always. It was a pretty busy night and it's been a hell of a long year so the good but not amazing service was totally understandable. Will be back soon.

JT
vipJayT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful except the dessert. Tiramisu was ordered to go - when we opened at home, we found nothing but whipped cream and a few nuts. Very disappointed.

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Leah
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had a great experience every time we’ve been to Italian eatery. We celebrated our anniversary and they gave us a card and some gelato.

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Paul
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We missed this place during covid. After more than a year it was great to be back. They haven’t missed a beat on food quality or service. The expanded patio is great.

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EdHo
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very nice dinner! Great food, sitting outdoors…our server had great ideas! I will definitely return…

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decent service but ambiance was hectic. Good was pricey and didn’t have great flavor. Just tasted like normal pasta, couldn’t taste anything special.

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Neighbor
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Shocked at how small the portion of pasta was for the price. Flavor was excellent but the portion was petite. After working in the restaurant industry it makes me wonder if they are in financial trouble. Petite portions were one of the tell tail sign of financial issues in a restaurant.

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Nanny
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It was too loud to talk and hear with 6 of us. Only will come back if we can eat out side. It was too hot to be outside yesterday, we tried.
Thought they would do something nice for our birthday celebration, but nothing happened. Why did they ask?

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JuanC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First I get a dirty silverware and then I order a beer and I do not get it untill i receive my last dish was warm beer who want a warm beer? Everything else was perfect this is my second time and I like it

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LilaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I wouldn't say the noise level was energetic. It was LOUD. I get that the type of building it is, is not the best for muffling noise. That is my only ding for the evening

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MARLAINEO
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommended IE to my friend from the Bay Area and she loved it!! So did her son from Massachusetts! Was proud of IE and so happy it exists! Great ambiance, personable servers and food!

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ShellyB
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was our server and was pleasant and attentive our entire stay. Had a nice smile. We had the crispy potatoes for an appetizer and it was delicious with the dipping sauce. We all ordered something different - several pastas and the short ribs and everything was excellent. Loved our entire evening. I had the afogato for dessert and it was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Definitely would come back. Food and service was awesome!! I had a mule hands down very good!!
Can’t wait to come back!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so went there for husband’s birthday. We sat outside on the newly enlarged patio and even tho it was a very hot day, we were out of the sun and comfortable. With the new apartment building and Lund’s Byerly’s across the street there is a lot going on around there and fun to see! The food has always been excellent as has the service! We’ll keep going back.

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viplmm1
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was really good. our server was great. nice vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. Good spot to enjoy excellent food and celebrate a birthday.

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Kevin
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive but not overbearing service, and amazing food.

JM
vipJackieM
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We absolutely love this place. The ambiance and food is wonderful. It never disappoints. The service is almost always spot on. I gave it a 3 which is very unusual. Quite a few people that night. Patio is fab.

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ALLENV
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very tasty and the service was great. Very nice bar.

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RitaR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Relaxing wonderful experience. Staff was awesome, made our night perfect.

SJ
SusanJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always amazing at i.e!

FAQs

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 1179 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.