Spasso Minnetonka

4.5
1903 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Spasso is a contemporary Italian/American restaurant with wood fired pizzas, pastas, entrees, and weekly specials. With a selection of over 140 wines by the bottle and 60 wines by the glass all at retail pricing, we also have a full bar with a great Happy Hour from 4-6 daily.

Note: our patio is seated on a first come, first served basis. You may indicate on your reservation if outside seating is your preference, however; we do not guarantee availability outside.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1903 people are saying
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TerriP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came here for a date night and food was meh. Got the steak fondue to start with and it was okay, definitely not worth the price. We both got a pasta dish and honestly both were pretty bland. It’s like they didn’t season anything. We got the shrimp scampi and the chicken parmigiano, which both sounded really good but alas, not the case. It’s a nice looking restaurant but unfortunately the food was not great so we won’t be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service….

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Stone411
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! They also made one of the best espresso martinis I've had in a long time. I would definitely recommend Spasso to family and friends!

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vipTomB
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

HH mussels were very tasty and in a nice sauce. Can’t beat liquor store prices from their wine store in the restaurant. Nice to get a good bottle of wine at half the price of most restaurants.
Many pasta dishes under $20.

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Kate
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy Spasso and bring out of town guests there.

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vipKarenG
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great! They gave us free desserts since they were late seating our table which was very nice. Love that place

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Mommajoy17
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Spasso & always enjoy our time spent there.
As with most dining establishments post-Covid they are short staffed and service is slow. It’s a nationwide issue.
If you don’t have a reservation call before showing up; wait times can be 1.5+ hours.

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DaveKim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spasso is our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Food and service are both excellent. Staffing is tight but Susan was amazing! She really kept in touch with us and had great menu recommendations. We love this place!

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vipRegular
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reserved table several weeks ago and specified outdoor large oblong or if weather bad indoor round table. Called night before to confirm and changed 8 people to 7 and confirmed round table. Arrived early and was told table too small for 7. I had to convince hostess we could snuggle. She was not friendly about it and table was fine for 7 people! Sue was server. She was excellent and apologized for hostess.

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eats and service. Everything we ordered was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They seem to suffer from the same staffing issues as other restaurants, however our waiter seemed very inexperienced and barely said anything to us other than asking how our meal was. The food was average and the pasta was very salty. To me this does not fall in line with the price. Walked away thinking Olive Garden would have been just as good.

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michellej
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Mussels were miniature- most were empty.
Lighting was so bright it felt uncomfortable.
Server was amazing and apologetic.
Salads and mains were good.

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vipMichael
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, homemade food. Great service and beautiful surroundings. We’ll be back!

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vipJohnnyT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable even when H.S. Homecoming is being celebrated while you're there!

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bclc
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and attentive! Our waitress was helpful in making a wine selection. The Walleye broiled was well prepared with a delicious sauce done lightly and crisp skinned roasted potatoes and greens. I would order again. The patio provided a lovely atmosphere to enjoy dining...Spasso's has done a great job of making it a beautiful area to sit.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for hosting us. Had some serious topics to discuss and were hoping for a quiet atmosphere. Egan managed our needs well even though we were at the table for 3 hours plus.

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SophisticatedDiner
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Spasso had a nice patio. Server greeted us Proman’s took our drink order. Came back several times for food order as we were busy talking. Overall food was very good. The pizza we ordered came like warm. Obviously had been sitting a while. We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us a free desert. It would have been special if they had put a candle in it.

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Marianne
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and our server was delightful. Unfortunately, she was having to bartend AND be a server. I’m sure it was just a case of short-handedness that all places are experiencing. She was, as I said, lovely.

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CarolE
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor patio option during COVID! Occasional loud traffic noise from adjacent street, but otherwise pleasant atmosphere, with brightly colored floral planters along the patio edge.

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PamF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My shrimp scampi was delicious but I sure miss chicken Marsala!

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TMoe
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it a truly memorable evening. Champagne on ice, cheerful and accommodating service, we will be back most definitely. We’re so grateful!

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TCDiner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had 6 people for a family dinner. The chicken parmigiana was over cooked and dry with not enough sauce. The pasta was so-so. My wife had ravioli Which was not served hot. The service was mediocre at best, with the server being inattentive and unaccomodating. The only highlight was the outdoor patio seating area which is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value. Outstanding service.

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IE8212
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Until they solve their noise issues, hectic environment, and speed of service, I will not return.

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Craig
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the Italian favorites. We had pizza and salad with drinks and caught up from old times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine. Not a spectacular place.

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vipColleenF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Order a pasta that I had last time and it was completely different and not nearly as good. Too much balsamic! There was a group of Moms & kids that nearly ruined our night. We were on the patio and the kids were crawling over booths being super loud and disrespectful and no one said anything to them. Service was not great. Waited a long time for everything. A bit disappointing when my experience is usually great at Spasso.

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BethN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are what we keep coming back for! Parm truffle wings are AMAZING! And then there’s the wine…great wine for a great price.

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Susie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The interior is worn and feels run down. Shutters are broken on windows, tables are worn with scratches and paint missing. It is not an inviting place when you walk in. The windows haven't been cleaned and the whole place looks tired. We had a reservation and wasn't seated til 30 minutes later.

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JulieB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first visit to Spasso was last week for our anniversary. We loved it so much we brought 2 of our 3 adult children this time. Sat on the patio on a perfect Saturday evening. The food was outstanding.....the server was great, though stretched a bit thin. He was very pleasant and very apologetic for any small delay that we experienced. I would recommend this place any day of the week.! Loved it!

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vipanny
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We arrived on a Wednesday before 5 with a reservation and asked for a table in the main dining room - pretty much empty and the hostess said they would prefer to seat us in the bar area - not wanting to be viewed as “that diner” we agreed and proceeded to have an awful experience. Our server was also the bartender who ignored us most of the time and when he did come to the table was not necessarily rude but short and could not muster a smile or any indication that he cared if we were enjoying our food or experience at Spasso. This will deter us from thinking of Spasso when we want to go out to dinner in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly. Social distancing measures were being used for tables. The scallop appetizer as well as the salmon and lasagna entrees were very good.
I can always count in Spasso to be a good spot for every day or anything else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent !
Service was amazing.

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vipBears
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy having meals here. I usually have walleye but decided on a pasta dish this time. Really good.

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JenniferA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience! Went for 30 year anniversary and the service, the food and entire evening was wonderful. The homemade pasta was delicious! And the wine selection was perfect. Will go again.

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KittyH
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was great as was the service. we sat on patio-inside was CHILLY! great restaurant

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vipChaleenA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy this place! We do miss their Turkey burger and Gorgonzola fritter balls. We do appreciate the happy hour too! Glad this has kept. 😊

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Cheryl771
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. It was very warm but enjoyed their patio.

CC
ColleenC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, friendly service, outdoor patio was lovely!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Spasso Minnetonka using the Order Online button. Spasso Minnetonka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 224-9555.

Spasso Minnetonka is rated 4.5 stars by 1903 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.