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About Spasso Minnetonka

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. Full bar also available with a great happy hour from 3-6 and 8-close daily, 9-close Friday & Saturday. Sunday brunch from 10-4.

17523 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 101

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 224-9555

Website:
http://www.spassomn.com/

Catering:
Let us cater your next event. Our staff can work with you to plan out your perfect menu.

Parking Details:
Don't worry about parking, use our Free Round Trip Car Service. Call us at 952-224-9555 and we will pick you up in our Cadillac Escalade. Should you choose to drive we have a free parking lot.

Public Transit:
Free Round Trip Car Service in our Cadillac Escalade. It can accommodate groups up to 6 people!

Executive Chef:
Kevin Giffin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Reservations for Wine Dinners and Special Events must be made by calling the restaurant, NOT through Open Table.

Private Dining

Ideal for rehearsal dinners, business luncheons, intimate dinners, holiday parties, weddings, business meetings, luncheons, graduations, wine dinners, etc.

Spasso Minnetonka Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
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Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We were greeting warmly and seated at the time of our reservation. The food selection is quite good and the quality is fine. Long wine list! and the service was good though a 2nd glass of wine fell through the cracks.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food for the price point. Cocktails were overpriced and very mediocre - but lesson learned.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Spasso was lively as usual- very nice atmosphere. Hostess and wait staff were very friendly and caring. Drinks and food were excellent. I have been there several times and have not been disappointed. Great place to meet friends for drinks and appetizers, dinner and special occasions. I had a birthday party there. No negatives here except it is so popular that it is often very crowded.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first time dining at Spasso and we won’t be back nor would we recommend this restaurant to anyone. The price of the cocktails wasn’t listed but the waitress told us everything was $8/each - when the bill came though, drinks were $10/each. I ordered the chicken parmesan and my husband ordered the gnocchi. Both had zero flavor and relied on the heavy cream sauce way today much. I didn’t want a creamy dish and the waitress said the chicken parmesan and the pasta it sat on were covered in a red sauce. The chicken had a very small amount of red sauce and the pasta was covered in a creamy Alfredo sauce. Last, we were rushed in and out of our table within 30 minutes start to finish. We pay partly for a dining experience. We would have been better off going to a fast casual place. Dishes were overpriced for the poor quality being produced. We would happily pay their price or more if the food was better. Will not go back here again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We've been here several times and in the past really enjoyed our food. This last time though the food was not good. We ordered the $14 tenderloin tips appetizer and they were tiny and over done. A shame because we've had them before and they were large cuts and juicy. Hopefully this is just a one off. The truffle fries were pretty good though. Their kids meals are all $8 which seems high for a tiny bowl of pasta, but they do get gelato with it so I guess that helps. We will be back and hopefully the food will be better again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was truly outstanding for the price point. We got there before the dinner rush so we had about a half hour of quiet conversation before it became difficult to hear each other. The service was poor. Our server had difficulty remembering the menu, never came back to fill water glasses, and overcharged us for happy hour drinks and dessert. Thankfully Spasso's style is to support each other's tables when you have time, so the other servers were able to help and were awesome. We'd definitely come back but we'd make sure we aren't served by the same man.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My husband and I often go to Spasso on Friday evenings. We get there in time to take advantage of the Happy Hour specials. One thing we love to do is pick out a bottle of wine next door and bring it in the restaurant to enjoy. We have yet to have anything but great service! My husband's burger was a bit overcooked last time, but nothing horrible. My parm truffle wings were perfect!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The two of us checked in a few minutes apart and were led to different booths on either side of the divider. We texted each other after 15 minutes to check on ? arrival and discovered we were both already there. The young guy at the check in desk needs to be more attentive....
Food, service and ambiance were all very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious dinner with good service and good ambiance. My husband and I split the chicken parmesan with fetucine noodles. I had a caesar sale and he had minestrone soup.
We are definitely coming back.
Thank you.
Linda R.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

From start to finish everything was great, service, food and noise levels. Our first time at Spossos, but will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great girls night out. Warm, cozy, good wine, good food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love Spasso. Kid friendly. Good food and the BEST wine prices. Great service tonight. Can typically get in last minute too. We love this place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food! Love the walleye! Great value on wine!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall great experience. Only (minor) issue was our reservation was for 7:30 and we didn't get sat until 7:45ish. Not a huge deal but a little surprising. Overall, great time and we will be back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fun time with my sisters! The food and drinks were delicious!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food and lots of choices for most pallets. Very friendly service. Look forward to going again

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

we go there every few months, always good and meals are priced right

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Salad I ordered was delicious, but smaller than expected.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Its olive garden with smaller portions and better ambience. Service was good food was adequate.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a group of seven celebrating a birthday at Spasso. It was a busy Friday night, and our table was ready for us when we arrived. Our server was friendly and prompt. Every one had something different, pizza, salad, burger, sandwich, fish, pasta, and we shared desserts. Everything was delish, and the atmosphere was perfect for our group!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Spasso is a fair value and great atmosphere. We enjoyed our time here on a Saturday evening. We will return.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We passed by many times since it opened but after looking inside, its psuedo-pub interior suggested this was another formula type restaurant that didn't have fish and chips. Well we tried it finally as a Sunday evening alternative for ourselves, our son and daughter-in-law and our two teen age grand daughters. A small pizza divided nicely into 6 pieces as a starter. All of our mains were well prepared, tasty and the portions generous. And there were a large number of choices. The wine list was amazing for this type of venue, but most amazing was how reasonable the wine list markups were. I am hesitant to write this (lest they figure this out before our next visit) , but we ordered a wine with approximately a 33% mark up over retail in contrast to the usual 300-400% mark up frequently encountered in restaurants for wines in the $30-40 wine list range. Deserts--Ok the Key Lime pie was good, but not as great as one of my wife's friends said it was. The flourless chocolate cake tasted like a piece of fudge rather than a cake, but our teen age chocolate consumer was still hesitant to allow anyone a taste. All in all, a very pleasant surprise indeed. We will be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love the food at Spasso! But, the restaurant is too cold. Bring a sweater!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Terrible service would like to rate 0. After sitting there for over 20 minutes without a server stopping by at all we asked the host station if we would have a server soon & they said they would send someone over. No one....there were a lot of servers & it wasn't very busy. Finally decided to leave. Went to Samba in Hopkins where we were warmly greeted and our business very appreciated!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had the bean & sausage chowder, both my husband & I loved it. Would come back just for this. Also had an excellent salad with it. Good service too. Was a little too cold in the dining room.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Spasso has been a favorite of ours in the past - great service, great food. And we have always enjoyed Jeff the driver of the car service - he's always great!!

But this time, we were less than impressed. We had 8pm reservations on a friday night. The place was half empty, yet the service was beyond slow. We picked out two bottles of wine from the store - one a chardonnay that needed chilling. Our waiter arrived after waiting far too long. He saw we had wine and we asked for a bucket to chill the chardonnay. He disappered for over 10 mins., so we asked the hostess to find him. He returned with waters - but no bucket. He proceeded to take our food order.....our wine is still not chilled. We reminded him of a bucket and he responded with a very rude, "yea. I know. I'll get it: I'm very busy". WHAT?!?!? To say we were taken aback is an understatement! He FINALLY returned with a bucket, then FINALLY opened our wine....mmmm...warm chardonnay! We kept our exchanges brief after that. Besides, we really wanted to enjoy the ambience created by the waitstaff who were cleaning the restaurant around us. Nothing makes you feel more welcomed than waitstaff mopping floors around you. I'm sure they had a long day and wanted to get home, but 9pm on a Friday night shouldn't be the bewitching hour for a restaurant that closes at 10:30.

The overall experience was disappointing. My parents were in town, and my dad recalled liking Spasso, so we went for a nice relaxing dinner. Their food is wonderful, but not worth the experience we had. So unless Spasso trains their waitstaff on how to be more welcoming to their guests, I doubt we will be back anytime soon.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I ordered a dish with shrimp, lobster and scallops. Sounds good, right? The lobster was 1/4 of a lobster tail, the shrimp and scallops were so salty I had to try to rinse them off with my water. I left a shrimp, I never leave shrimp!!!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was my fathers birthday and the food nor the service couldn't have been better!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We enjoyed our evening. The food was good and portions were appropriate. Maybe a little over priced so I'm uncertain about the value as nearly every dish is close to $20. At that price point my expectations begin to rise and this meal and service fell a little short. That said, we will likely be back at some point in time.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

It can be a bit noisy with all the open space, but it is the meatballs that keep me coming back! I nearly got a second order for desert. The service was great and the lasagna is amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great bruschetta and a friendly staff. Patio was nice and quiet. Overall had a great dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Took 15mins to get a server which we had to ask for, then our drinks took another 15mins and after waiting a 1/2hr we got incorrect drinks. Then ordered appetizers with meals and appetizers came last. Nobody cared that we were even there. Place wasn't even busy. What a joke. Don't go.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great patio! Incredible service and value! Best tomato soup in town. Fabulous wine selection!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Nice local establishment. Good service and drinks. Take along a sweater as the air conditioning makes the place a bit cool for some.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Hamburger dry and tasteless, husband's ribs with an odd flavored sauce and friend's prime rib cold

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This restaurant is over priced for very small portions. Also, while some of our selections were tasty, most was pretty bland. A big disappointment.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always love the food especially the Vegetarian Lasagna and Key Lime Pie!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food is consistently good. Like having wine shop next door and ability to bring into restaurant and not incurring a corkage fee.
Service was slow on Saturday night before 4th of July.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The dining experience was good. Will definitely go again. Strongly recommend it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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