Spasso Minnetonka

4.4
1623 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 3-6 daily and 8-close Sun-Thurs, 9-close Friday & Saturday. Sunday brunch is from 10-4.

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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Houston
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love the food and great service!! New items on menu too!!

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The rainbow salad was delicious and it was a pleasant surprise to see the Bella pizza back on the menu. Our server, John was excellent, A++! The dining room looks a bit tired and is in need of a makeover but
overall it was a great night. We'll be back!

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PG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I called to schedule a 4th of July reservation for Spasso on June 10. The woman who answered said she thought they were open, but to go to open table and if there are openings they’re open. Went to open table & booked a reservation.

4th of July came went to Spasso & they were closed. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary.

The guy working the Wine Shop next door was amazing. Super friendly, knowledgeable about champagne, and very sympathetic to the situation.

I don’t know if I’d recommend Spasso or not as we didn’t eat there, they were closed. I know I wouldn’t trust that they’re open just because you have an Open Table reservation.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I recently had dinner one day and lunch the next. Both were very good. Servers were friendly, attentive an helpful both day. The only negative is the noise level with music and other diners.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our wait person was delightful! She moved us to a both so the cold air from register was not hitting us and was patient with two old gals deciding on what to have to lunch.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! We sat out on the patio - it was nice and comfortable.

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LO
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The whole family loved it. Quick friendly service. We had two little kids who loved the food. Not the usual kids menu with the meatballs and spaghetti
Get the big meatball for appetizer and the pork chop for entree

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Yay! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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M
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Always had great meals and service at Spasso...but not this time. Made reservations for a family birthday, arrived ready to celebrate. Guest of honor ordered his birthday drink, only to be told that each item requested was not available (no Stella, Fulton, Absolut Citron, etc etc). After 10 minutes of this we find out they haven't been able to order alcohol for awhile due to tax issues and are out of almost everything. We should have left, but waiter was doing his best so we decided to stay for dinner. Food arrives and most of it is lukewarm-even the pizza from the oven directly behind our table. We left as quickly as we could-definitely not much of a birthday celebration after all. Just a dismal experience all around.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

We are very sorry that we dropped the ball on your evening. This is not how we want our reputation to be. We are striving to improve in hopes that our guests will enjoy their complete experience. Please feel free to email our manager, Amanda (amanda@spassomn. c o m) and we'll do our best to make it up to you!

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ED
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spasso is always wonderful, the wait staff and hostesses are great, the food is delicious and the wine is also good. We love Spasso.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for your positive review Ellen! See you again soon!

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MF
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Spasso - it's one of our local neighborhood favorites. Over the years, it's been a reliable value, especially for trying out excellent wines at reasonable prices. Food is also great, and the menu has changed with the times. We keep coming back.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and years of support MplsFoodie! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and served quickly.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed are meals very much. Two in our party were recently in Italy and said this was very comparable.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Fabulous! Thank you so much for your feedback! Great to hear!

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EY
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a wonderful meal with such great service. The food was so delicious and cooked perfectly.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Eric! We hope to see you again soon!!

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CL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We have been to Spasso many times, but never had an experience like this one. We had a reservation, but the table was not ready. Beverage service was horrible. No bread was served. Salads were delivered after the entrees were served. Put in a booth for 4 people with a party for 5. Completely embarrassed to have brought our good friends here. Only apology to us was that it was prom night - really? prom kids cannot drink adult beverages or mess up the service or the order in which a meal should be served.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

We are very sorry that we dropped the ball on your evening. We are constantly striving to improve and make our guests enjoy their complete experience. So we are thankful for the feedback and we will look further into your review. We will definitely be talking about this situation and training staff on how to improve. Please feel free to email our manager, Amanda (amanda@spassomn. c o m) and we'll do our best to make it up to you!

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JF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, very good food and wine at very reasonable prices and great service!

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Jane! We hope to see you again soon!!

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JA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a wonderful experience to have our delicious meals remained hot to the end! Thanks.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the feedback JABGroup! We hope to see you again soon!!

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B
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The mussels were great but had a kind of Italian bacon in them so be careful. The crabcake was so so but at least it was not dry. The Walleye had bones in it and was pretty good. The tiramisu was large soft all the way through and lousy.

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MD
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and we will be back. Friendly service, nice outdoor seating, good salads and pizzas.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Melanie! We hope to see you again soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in for mother's day dinner our server was Mack and he was spot on and awesome! Mushroom chicken risotto was delicious and my mom loved the spaghetti! Thanks for a great night!!

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hope you Mom had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner with us! Thank you for your kind review.

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R
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would like to see more small plate and vegetarian options

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JW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Our server was quite dry and impatient, looked frazzled. The top three beers my husband tried to order were out of stock, this info delivered with zero apologies. If the service was great, it would have been five star.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback Jessica. We are constantly striving to improve in hopes that our guests enjoy their experience, so we appreciate your information from your visit. We’re sorry we were out of the beers that your husband wanted to enjoy! We hope you guys do give us another try in the near future.

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MN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mother's Day was the first time we had visited Spasso. We had a 1:45 PM reservation for their Mother's Day brunch. I noticed that the brunch only went until 2:00 PM so I called to make sure that we would have time to partake in the buffet and the man I spoke to assured me that the buffet would remain open until at least 3:30 PM for those who had reservations.
When we arrived the restaurant was only about half full. It is a beautiful restaurant, and even though it was a busy day, there was plenty of parking. We were greeted kindly and brought to our table. We had a reservation for 5 and we were brought to a table that was set for 8, which was a little odd as there were plenty of tables in the restaurant that would have sat just the 5 of us.
The food at the buffet was really delicious. A lot of wonderful options both breakfast and lunch items. The carvery station had a beautiful selection, but it was rarely staffed so we had to keep an eye on when there was someone there in order to be served.
Overall we really loved the brunch and all of the options, I just feel that we may have arrived too late. The buffet was messy and some of the food was cold. The dessert selection was clearly more abundant earlier in the day. We noticed that many of the serving utensils had sticky handles which made the food they were used to dish up a little less appetizing. There were several families enjoying the buffet at the same time as us, but it was clear that the staff was trying to breakdown as much of the buffet as possible so that they could start setting up for dinner.
I would go back for dinner as their menu looks delicious! I would not suggest the brunch buffet again. Although the food was good, it was managed poorly and dirty. It was clear that if you want to enjoy the buffet you shouldn't make one of the later reservations. We hoped that since we paid full price for the buffet ($30 per person) we would have been given the same treatment as someone who arrived at 11 AM.

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P
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for a Sunday lunch for Italian but they only had brunch with breakfast food. All was good but not Italian.

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VS
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a large party in for Mothers Day and were happily surprised when we were brought back to a party room that we didn't know existed! It was nice and quiet despite being full of people. The food was delicious, as always, with two exceptions this year, (we have had Mothers Day brunches at Spassos several): the bacon was nearly raw when I went through the line, and I didn't care for the sausage this year- it was dry and tasteless. The server did a great job keeping up with all of us and our needs.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi Virginia - Thank you for coming in for Mother's Day! We appreciate hearing where we succeeded, but also how we can improve. Thank you for the information. Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day Brunch

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although we had a reservation, we waited over 30 minutes while tables were empty. Wait staff were wonderful and the food was delicious. The bistro ambiance makes for a very loud dinner.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for you patience and we are apologetic for the wait. We are happy you enjoyed the food and our staff. Hope to see you again soon!

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SJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pizza crust was burned and toppings were sparse. Long wait for food. Expensive salads for the size.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi Sarah - We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected, nor what we like to provide. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Please email us at customerservice@spassomn dot c o m so that we can make things right. Thank you!

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the fact that they have a wine shop next door - a thousand choices. The food is very good, too, at a reasonable price for this neighborhood.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MN
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place used to be good, but it has gone downhill. Understaffed, harried servers, more than half the taps were empty, food was mediocre. Meh.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

MNFoodloMama, We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected, nor what we like to provide. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Please email us at customerservice@spassomn dot c o m so that we can make things right. Thank you!

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t
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok. Server was good, but service was super, super slow.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for your review Twils. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely be talking about this situation and training staff on how to improve. Please do come in to try us again!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for dinner before the theatre. The food was good, service excellent. It was a nice evening and we could be seated outside.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you for your positive reveiw SherryM! We look forward to seeing you again!

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was very good but the service was very slow. We had an event to get to and were late due to the slow service.

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Mindy - Thank you for your review. While we are happy you enjoyed the food, we apologize for the slower than anticipated service. Please do come in to try us again!

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KB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This used to be our favorite place to bring friends who haven't been to Spasso. This time was a disappointment as the food was just sub par (the menu changed since our last visit). Also, only having 5 beers on tap was a letdown. My husband loves to try new ones and he wasn't able to do that with only a few to choose from. I'm not sure we will return anytime soon. It was truly quite a difference.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

KariB - We are very sorry that we dropped the ball on your evening. We are constantly striving to improve and make our guests enjoy their complete experience. So we are thankful for the feedback and we will look further into your review. We will definitely be talking about this situation and training staff on how to improve.

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R
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was full. We had a table of 6. We had no trouble carrying on conversations at the table. Food was excellent. Service was spot on. We will be back again very soon.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Roxygirl! Awesome...we are so happy your evening was a success! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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J
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food used to be great but the quality has decreased. The pizza and steak fondue was alright but the side of Mac-n-cheese was cold when it arrived. Then when brought back was warm but not very good.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations when you dined with us recently. We appreciate hearing where we succeeded, but also how we can improve. We will definitely be talking about this situation and training staff on how to improve. Please feel free to email our manager, Amanda (customerservice@spassomn) and we'll do our best to make it up to you!

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PS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sully (our waiter} was a great addition to fun evening with old friends.

Great food, great evening!!

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you Patrick! We will share this with Sully!

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PA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always! Love that we could purchase a bottle of wine next door, bring it to the restaurant and not be charged a corking fee! Awesome!

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on April 17, 2019

So happy to hear! We love that you enjoy that option for wine. Cheers!

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JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Extremely noisy--could not hear across the table. Meatball in spaghetti raw and cold in the middle--had to send it back. Not a great experience in this price range. 1st time, and probably last time there.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on April 17, 2019

Hi Jim, We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations the other evening. We are constantly striving to improve and make our guests enjoy their complete experience. We will definitely be talking about this situation and training staff on how to improve. Please feel free to email our manager, Amanda (customerservice@spassomn) and we'll do our best to make it up to you!

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J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine class after dinner

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on April 17, 2019

Fun! Thanks for joining us!

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SJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Spasso. The only critique we have is that the food could have been hotter.

Spasso Minnetonka
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you Sheri! Our apologies that your food wasn't as hot as you would like, next time please let us know and we will do our best to fix it. See you again soon we hope!

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