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1230 reviews
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$30 and under
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Rinata is an intimate trattoria that offers a simple menu that features house-made pastas and pizzas, in addition to an extensive alcohol menu of wines, beers and cocktails. There are happy hour specials Monday through Friday with select beverages and food items available half off. This restaurant also offers a date night special every Sunday, with a four-course dinner.

Start with the bruschetta with Brussel sprouts or pancetta, Mediterranean olives or the steamed PEI mussels. For entrees, try one of Rinata's specialties, like the seared red snapper, lamb osso bucco alla Milanese or the chicken scarpiello. End your meal with a dessert. Try the tiramisu, molten chocolate cake or the cannoli. Rinata is good for families, small and large groups and other special events. Gift cards and delivery are available.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erik Weed
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Private party facilities
There is a beautiful small dinning room that seats up to 12 people. Reservations required by phone for private parties. We also have our main dinning room that can fit up to 35 people.
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Private party contact
Erik Weed: (612) 374-8998
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No Catering is currently available.
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Cross street
25th street
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Parking details
Parking is located in the rear of the building.
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Public transit
The number 6 stops on the corner of 25th and Hennepin ave.
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Sorry we only entertain mouths.
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Special events & promotions
Please check our website for special events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

Well kept secret which I am passing around as this Italian restaurant is divine. Nice cozy environment with wonderful food. Still thinking about what a delicious meal we had!

vipDavos (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

The food is always good. I've never had a disappointing meal.

vipWonderful (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Food is always outstanding❤️

vipSanFranVisitor (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

The food at Rinata is always fresh and flavorful. They make their own pasta, and when I want a true Italian flavor this is where I come. Their wine selection is decent and they use good wine glasses (important). They also have a full bar.

vipMama (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Ravoli outstanding!

vipJRMF (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Rinata is a family favorite. Especially during the winter, when the Italian style interior feels warm and cozy. The menu lends itself to cozy dishes that feel like they may have been braising all day. It is like a warm bear hug on the most brutal of winter nights. And when temperatures dip a score or two below zero...that is no small thing.

vipChelsea (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

I was so impressed with everything. Everyone at our table ordered something different and we all enjoyed every single bite. The service was great. The ambiance was great. It was a fabulous experience. Definitely would encourage everyone to visit.

viptea42 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Rinate, with it's tasting menu, is a great deal with gourmet ingredients and preparation. The rigatoni with elk was very flavorful. What's in that sauce? The bucatini Amatriciana was the best I've tasted in the Twin Cities, bright and spicy. We'll be back!

vipknighttime (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

I am a Rinata irregular. Given that I live 15 or more miles from it, that is. And that we like to cook ourselves. But when I want food I can count on, an informal vibe, zero attitude and good value wines, Rinata is my favorite place for going out.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

We sampled a number of menu items, and all were very good. Quite frankly, what we liked best was the was QUIET, although much of the restaurant was filled while we were there. Very nice setting for an anniversary dinner, as we could easily have a conversation. We will go back!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2016

Fantastic, homemade pasta! Rinata elevated their spaghetti and meatballs to a whole new level.

KarenA (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Every trip to the Twin Cities includes a dinner at Rinata's -- an authentic Italian bistro. The food is sublime -- nearly everything us made from scratch from the bread (which is truly out of this world -and I never eat bread at restaurants) to the pasta to the tiramisu (another item I rarely eat but which is redefined here). Even the house wine is great. Enjoy!

vipRobyne (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

Loved the Prosciutto wrapped melon... The salmon was overcooked: the top 1/3 of the fish was fried. Rinata could use a makeover... Starting to look a little dowdy.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

I love rinata. A hidden, seemingly secret neighborhood gem, this was the first time i had sat at a table and seen how the dining room really fills up! I am happy they are thriving. We were having a low key five person birthday dinner and even though the room was full of other large parties it wasnt too loud or crowded. I only felt bad for the server having to manuever through the tiny walk ways. Food is great and well done especially considering the price. We shared a couple apps and everyone finished their pastas. Cocktails seem ok, however i usually go for wine. The soave is amazing. Dessert w house made gelato is also lovely. Our server was so sweet and as attentive as she could be while still serving every table in the joint. She often checked in to let us know shed be with us soon and we didnt mind the leisurely pace. Adding one WA might benefit the dinner rush. I have also sat at the bar for date night which is a great deal and a lovely atmosphere. Will be back again when i am craving pasta :) also random but their mussels are amazing and i hope they return to the menu sooooon!!

FishingNut (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Nice and quiet. Can easily chat without having to yell across the table. Food was good. Will definitely visit again.