Martina

4.8
1238 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Martina is located in the charming Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills, nestled between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. Martina—which is inspired by family ties to Argentina and Italy—offers a wide variety of dishes featuring wood fire-grilled cuisine, an incredible seafood program and house-made pastas. Start your meal with empanadas or cinnamon fried calamari before warming up with a bowl of fresh fusilli pasta and lamb sugo or handmade gnocchi with carrot-tomato sauce. Enjoy crab-stuffed trout from the grill or go big and share a seafood platter with friends. We are excited to offer you a full bar with an extensive wine list and craft bottled beers. Martina is taking the flavors and culture of Argentina and the sophisticated drinking history of Italy and Spain and adding American innovation to present a cocktail program that is unique and approachable. The space is warm and welcoming. We have a rustic feel complemented with modern finishes.
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LauraE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly, authentic relationship focused vs formulaic service/server, great recommendation for naughty ballerina cocktail with peacock feather accent !, roasted Brussels sprouts, great rustic bread and lobster pasta. Nice table by kitchen made for interest. Recommend.

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Steve
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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JamieA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and outstanding service! My husband and I have been there for many occasions- birthday parties, date nights, Valentine’s Day, etc. Every single time we left we were blown away with our experience at Martina!

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viplacosecha
Minneapolis
96 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Creative food - grilled octopus, grill beef tongue bruschetta - outstanding cocktails. Next time we’ll order the mussels and the stuffed trout!

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StephenE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fabulous, the dishes came out fast, the drinks were excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipBetsy
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service; great food.

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CeliaH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were so tasty! From start to finish it was a great meal. We definitely will be back to try the other items on the menu :)

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vipYumyum
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual, amazing food and presentation. Great atmosphere. Nice staff. Our sever fir brunch seemed a bit swamped even though it wasn’t - but maybe she’s knew? Pleasant though! A favorite for sure!

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Yummy6
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had! Going with a group and being able to try much of the menu was a huge perk. Great service, great drinks and amazing food!

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vipFrancieS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beverages were delicious! A bit overpriced, but I'd go back for sure!

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vipsued
Minneapolis
153 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We waited 30 minutes beyond our reservation which is annoying. It was packed and the restaurant squeezes way too many tables and reservations in the place. Feels like you are sitting in one big communal table unless you are lucky enough to get a booth. It was too loud for an easy conversation. The server was fantastic and spot on with her recommendations. We ordered a couple of things on our own and were disappointed. This was our third visit and I'm not sure I'll be back.

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Hillary
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wine list is exceptional and every dish we tried was delightful. The beef tongue bruschetta and brussel sprout salad cannot be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susanne our server was amazing. Food is always delish.

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vipHeather
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Food is delicious. Every cocktail I have ever had here is a stand-out. I wish they made more frequent menu updates to encourage me to come even more often.

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RoseDish
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Martina! Celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday & it was such a treat. The drinks were out of this world! And everything we ate was unique & delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Very good quality. We got a few entries to share.

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vipMindyM
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a missed step. We ordered three different apps a d three different desserts (for 5 of us) and all were perfect. The flourless chocolate cake was the best all if ya ever had. The potato curtis were so yummy a d the steaks were cooked perfectly. I understand that the octopus was really special. Can't miss at Martina.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my daughter

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TimothyS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent, server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Food was okay, not as good as our first visit last year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual!

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Foodie
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was our second visit to Martina. On our first visit, both the food and service were outstanding. On the second visit, our food was disappointing. Although the mussels appetizer was very good, both the fried calamari appetizer and the potato churros were very salty. In addition, the cinnamon added to the fried calamari was unnecessary. For entree, the hanger steak was outstanding. the potato churros on the plate were also too salty. The gnocchi dish was good but overwhelmed by the serrano peppers. Finally, the panqueque dessert was very disappointing. There were only two to three slices of banana inside the crepe. On a positive note, the cocktails were outstanding as was the service.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved this restaurant. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. My only complaint is that the hostess placed us in the corner of the smaller room so I felt like I didn't get to experience any of the ambience. I made reservations five weeks ahead of time for a special occasion so I was hoping for a better spot.

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vipAmyL
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very loud but great service and interesting food.

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MNFoodie
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. The menus selections are unique and all of our meals were well presented and tasty. The pasta dishes were very good and the potato churros were delicious and a must have with your meal. Our server was attentive and the restaurant was comfortable and had a good ambiance.

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AbbyO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Martina for New Year’s Eve. The service was patient and thoughtful, the ambiance was fun, and the good was fantastic. We had the mussels with country bread, the pork chop with potato churros as a side, and the panqueque for dessert. All wonderful.

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DanMPLS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy the food and drinks. Great atmosphere. Save room for dessert.

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vipHonda
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our latest dinner at Martina. Our server was fantastic - attentive, informative, friendly. She knew we were celebrating special birthdays, so brought a few "extras" throughout our dining experience. And, the food was fantastic!

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vipWesleyB
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've had multiple visits with other couples and the menu usually has additions as well as standbys. The food is uniformly excellent and the service excellent. The only complaints are that it can be too loud when busy and the wine list could include some less expensive choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Casey went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. The house vermouth was one of the most delicious spirits I’ve ever tasted. The hanger steak was exquisite, and was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. Everything about our experience was perfect!

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Linda
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch for guests out of town to gather

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Chris
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right up there with the best meals Ive ever had. Seafood entrees were incredible as were the appetizers. Scallops are a MUST! Wasn't nearly as loud as other reviews made it out to be. Cucumbers were crazy good, so was the trout and spaghetti lobster. Cant wait to go back!

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NatalieL
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We are routine customers and love this restaurant. We sent our family who were in town for the holidays for a date night and they said the service was poor. They were training someone and the timing of things were off. Also plates were assumed finished with more than half of the food uneaten. We are disappointed in this review as we were confident we would give family a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our service was terrible. Cocktails served after the appetizer. Interrupting our meal. Everything was too salty. It was like a different restaurant than our previous meals there!

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JohnZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

there was one mess up- my sister ordered the trout and it was way undercooked. we showed the server and she brought it to the kitchen- they comp’d the trout and offered her any other dish complimentary of the house.

all of the other food was excellent- would definitely recommend the pork chop, the mussels, potato churros, squash and the trout when it’s cooked correctly.

our server was clearly over worked though and was running a little late at times. when we had her attention she was great.

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vipRafaelM
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night!

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vipSteph
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. Drinks awesome. Romantic and trendy. Our table was a little late getting set for us so we had to wait 30 minutes but the staff was so nice that they gave us a free mini drink while we waited and found us a spot by the bar!

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Cookie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday celebration with family!

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Martina is rated 4.8 stars by 1238 OpenTable diners.