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Permanently Closed - Tucci Benucch

4.5
1363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Classic Italian, Antipasti & Wine
Tucci Benucch is a longtime local favorite featuring classic Italian antipasti, pizza and pasta. From the beginning, Tucci has focused on using the highest quality ingredients in our scratch kitchen to produce authentic italian fare in a lively but relaxed Italian villa in the Mall of America.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(952) 853-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Asher Miller
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Private party facilities
We offer private and semi-private dining, with rooms accommodating groups of 6-150 people. We would love to assist you in planning your dinner, whether it be a groom's dinner, baby shower, birthday party or corporate event. Please contact Jillian Ormiston for inquiries.
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Private party contact
Jillian Ormiston: (952) 853-0200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mall of America
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Parking details
Ample parking available at the Mall of America, use the West parking ramp between Nordstrom’s and Macy's anchor stores.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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viptraveler (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This was one of my favorite restaurants and had been going there weekly since they opened. I was disgusted to hear that the Mall of America doubled their costs on their lease forcing them out of business. Given the size of the mall you would think there would be ample choices fir dining, but there aren’t. Crave has horrible service and Margaretaville is pretty blah.

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Mcgoo (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It is a HUGE shame they closed this restaurant. A loss for the Mall of America.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

my sisters and dad have been coming here every year for 25 years and are so very sad to see it close. I understand because of lease increase, what a sad reason to close. Boo to MOA for doing that to one of its first restaurants to make more money. Tucci is the reason I ever came to MOA as its food and service was always wonderful. I truly hope you think of a new location as you would have a full restaurant daily.
I will miss it greatly.

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Jechoc (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Sorry to see it close, it was a nice option at the Mall

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is the only restaurant we eat at when at MOA. I can’t believe they are closing. I can’t believe MOA wanted them to move and increase the rent 20%!! I hope they find a space to rent or purchase somewhere else and reopen! We love the food!! My family will surely miss going there!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Simply wonderful. Our service was spectacular and the food was great except the italian sausage. Indeed the baked spaghetti is out of this world good. Shame on MOA for not giving them fair terms to renew their lease. This venue will be greatly missed.

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This was in the MOA and was packed due to Super Bowl week. We made rez. Had great service. Good food. Thankful for the gluten free options. Good wine. But heard the mall is shutting down this restaurant because they have other plans for the space.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We are so sad that this restaurant is closing. We have had many good meals here over the years and the service has always been very good. Please reopen in another spot in the MOA, Tucci!

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Ovalbore (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I am very saddened this place is shutting its doors for good at the end of this week-end.

we've been going for about 12 years, at least 2-3 times a year and this place is the single most consistent quality restaurant I've ever been to. service has always been top notch. The beer and wine list is small but contains good options, the food variety is narrow but all scrumptious. Their attention to detail is phenominal, ambiance is spot on, albeit looking a bit dated as this was an original tenant of the mall at opening back in 1991.

Thank you Tucci and staff. We'll always fondly remember this place, and hope your plans to not bring a new location elsewhere change!

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Sarah (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Been wanting to visit this restaurant for years, so happy I got to go! Loved the service, the wine, and my husband's baked spaghetti. So glad they were able to feed people and offer great experiences for 25 years! Only knew their food through this one visit, but I will certainly miss them after February 4th.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Our meal was delicious.Sad that they are closing. Wish they would stay open.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

So sad they are closing

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Really enjoyed my last time going to Tucci. It is very unfortunate that the mall went up on the rent so much and now they're closing after 20 years of being there. Hopefully they'll open up another location in the twin cities.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had to enjoy one last time! This restaurant will be greatly missed.

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TheOFamily (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a great time and are so sad that the Mall Of America has made the decision to close down this original restaurant of theirs!

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vipAnonymous (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was fine, but the waitress did not pay attention to us and there were several loud groups nearby.

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vipAnniveddie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We all had to take one more trip to Tucci as we all loved this MOA original. Every meal was great and our server was an absolute delight! Tucci - great job! MOA - don’t like you anymore for chasing them off!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Too bad they are closing

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Tucci never disappoints. We went for the last time as it is closing soon. I hope another location opens up somewhere in the Twin Cities or maybe even Mankato.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We have eaten here for 25 years. Sorry to see them close

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We went to Tucci Benucch for one last dinner/birthday celebration before the restaurant closes for good. We are very sad to see it go. We would love it if they would open a new restaurant outside of the mall. We had great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I’ll miss my favorite place! Baked Spaghetti is the best I’ve ever had! Thank you!

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vipNormochka (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This was a goodbye visit since Tucci Benucch is going to close on February 4, 2018. We have been longtime customers and regret its departure from the Mall of America. Tucci was one of the original tenants and has been there for 25 years. I had to decide which of the specialties to have on this visit.
We had a good experience and it will be a pleasant memory.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food as always. It was quite busy with people who were obviously wanting to get in one more time before they close . We will miss it!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Tucci is my favorite restaurant at the MOA – it's very sad to see it go :(

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful meal as always. Incredibly sad this restaurant is closing down! :(

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Sarah (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Long wait for food.
Noisy and difficult to Have group conversation

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I’m super sad this place is closing! We’ve been twice in the last 30 days because we will miss it so much!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Shelby, our server, was fantastic!!! I am sorry that you are closing and we will have to stop by again and hopefully she will be working!

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