Italian Eatery

4.8
921 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 921 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Albertom
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, environment and drinks. I go every chance I can.

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JanelH
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great from Enrique, our server and all of the staff. We had a starter, side and 4 main courses and they were all fantastic. Great birthday celebration.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian Eatery never disappoints....it is always delicious! It was so nice to get out and go to dinner. It felt safe and conscious of social distancing and the food was amazing and we had great service.

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Kate
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The octopus is one of the best dishes. However, it was a tad too well done. The baked garganelli was not up to our expectations. Meatballs were delicious but the sauce was watery and it did not have the depth of flavor that we envisioned. Beer list should be expanded with more variety.

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JenniK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the vibe of the restaurant, and felt very safe while dining at I.E.
All of the food was delicious, and next time I’ll save room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and have been here several times since this summer. The food is always great. This was our first time sitting inside. I believe our server was new and perhaps a little uncomfortable. While professional, it was a bit of an awkward experience where he would linger over us in silence until he finally spoke. It became more noticeable as the evening progressed and eventually was front of mind by the time our coffee arrived. All in all - fabulous food l, but the weirdness totally took away from what otherwise would have been a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect way to celebrate my friend’s birthday! We both loved the ambiance, food, and service!

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vipMaureenM
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Our servers were awesome. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Justina
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so delicious, it feels like a special occasion to go!

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vipBrianS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably wonderful every time.

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vipCarol
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. The food was sooo good. We enjoyed both wines and delicious cocktails. I appreciated the ability to have gluten free pasta and still enjoy an incredible entree. I'm so glad we tried out this wonderful gem!

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JulieS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and service was good while being COVID compliant.

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Allie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to eat with a great staff. They're so knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. They've created a great outdoor space with heaters and everyone is very well distanced.

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DianaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, unique menu, great service, I love this place!

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JamesF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great ambience on the patio.

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TinyDiner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ie always delivers on every front. And we felt very safe on the patio during the pandemic. BRAVO!

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MplsReview
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ie is our favorite place in Minneapolis! The menu never disappoints and the service is top notch. They are extremely safe, taking all the appropriate precautions to reduce the potential spread of COVID.

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vipCharM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love IE! We went there to sit outside for our anniversary and had the most delicious meal, served up my a great server named Enrique. And the gave us champagne and an anniversary card! Support this treasure this winter. They do great takeout .

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DonW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our experience. Our wait person was very attentive and provided us with excellent service. We appreciated the staff efforts to keep everyone safe and comfortable. The heat lamps and fire pit were put in use in a timely manner. Our dinners were delicious. We had a wonderful evening.

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LhagyalS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked it.. One of favorite spot and will come back again..

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vipMNFoodFan
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the "patio" in the heated storage container. Really fun and comfortable way to enjoy one more outdoor dinner as we head into winter. Great food and service. Will be back.

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vipTracyK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fantastic drinks. Love the fire and the heat lamps!

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Mary
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian Eatery is consistently great. We had a wonderful dinner with great service.

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EvanP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night out with some amazing food and awesome service! I would highly recommend!

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DanM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would have given five stars had the seating been better. Wooden benches, and small tables don’t make for a comfortable dinner experience. Food and service were great. Just hope you’re lucky enough to get a good seat.

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vipCAF922
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica and Erin are usually my server when I go. They always make it a wonderful experience! The food is amazing and the drinks are outstanding!!

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Michele
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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AllieB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in MPLS. Service is unbelievable and atmosphere is cozy and fun!

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DaisyF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great dinner. I didn't love the chocolate cake but my friend did.

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vipHilly
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing patio!

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rileym
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the lamb scottadito, meatballs, and prosciutto with burrtta as starters. All 3 are amazing. I've had the other cheese starter (its not as good). Then we got the corn ravioli (my favorite pasta dish after trying everything on the menu over 4 visits) and the wild boar meatballs. all the pastas are perfect everytime. The servers are very knowledgeable, feel confident asking them for sugestions. My favorite drinks are the seasonal shrub and capucino. I don't drink, but everyone I've gone with has ejoyed their cocktails (oh, except the 30 day limoncello, its fairly harsh which must be why the 90 day is usually gone). I E is the best resturaunt on the southside.

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vipDinnerGuest
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a five star experience-even out on the patio in mid October. We love this gem.

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CardiB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The last two visits the food has been subpar......

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Beeber
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Banging food. Sat at the bar. Had to ask if we could order each time and I work in the industry so I was super patient. My water stayed empty the entire time. Felt so annoying being like “can umm we order some food?” We were the only ones at the bar. For $170 I’d like to be asked and helped a little.

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vipjenniferl
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an EXCEPTIONAL meal and experience. The mushroom pasta can't be beat!

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PaigeB
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our visits here! Great food and wonderful staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The restaurant did a great job of adhering to COVID protocols and was very clean. Great atmosphere as well. Biggest sell was the food which was delicious. My biggest complaint was the service. Our waiter was slow to check in with us and made several negative comments about the amount of food we were ordering. He kept telling us that we were ordering too much food due to the portion size and richness of the food. I would understand if we solicited his feedback and asked if it was too much but we didn’t. He said it at least 3 or 4 times and we were actually going to order 2 desserts but I felt bad (actually ashamed) so changed my mind while he was at our table. I get that it’s not a waiters job to force people to order things they didn’t want but he made no attempt to suggestive sell anything. When I asked for recommendations he couldn’t really speak to anything except when talking us out of getting 2 desserts and saying one was better. What was supposed to be a reunion of two friends catching up over a great meal turned into 2 people feeling bad about themselves. Just disappointing.

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vipLorelei
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service in town!

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KimR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- great times- great service-great restaurant!

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 921 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.