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“Twin Cities' best Italian ”
Review of Osteria I Nonni

Osteria I Nonni
Ranked #109 of 952 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 35e
Description: I Nonni is a lively and award winning Italian restaurant nestled in the heart Lilydale, MN. Our chef acquires the freshest and finest ingredients to craft the seasonal menu. The dining room offers our patrons an intimate and classy atmosphere with superb, attentive service. For the casual guest our bar has ample seating and allows the diner to choose from the same seasonal menu. I Nonni specializes in authentically inspired Italian cuisine that changes with the season. An extensive all Italian wine list along with a full bar featuring regional Italian spirits and grappe, I Nonni truly offers their patrons a complete and delightful dining experience.
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is lovely with the kindest staff, manager and waitresses/waiters. We love it there. The food is excellent. They have the best carpaccio in the whole entire world. Very romantic and perfect for couple's dates or business meetings. Excellent selection of Italian wines. Lovely outdoor dining as well.

Thank Lune B
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We started out w happy hour on their lovely patio. Had an app of Beef Carpaccio- a steal at HH price of $10. Excellent! Tender slices of beef tenderloin atop arugula, v tasty and tender, and a large serving. And, the house red wine was v. Good, esp at HH prices. Went inside for dinner, where we shared a salad and pasta. This was average, or better. Not as exciting as our HH experience. Service inside was spotty... Our waiter inside, dropped our wine order- after waiting 10 minutes, we tracked down another waiter to complain. Then our wine came quickly, with an apology.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

we have been to i nonni on a number of occasions and have always liked the place. they have a wide variety of price choices with the food in each choice being substantially above average. we always get the basil gimlet, wine and armagnac. il bruciato is a very good wine. we have had pasta, seafood and meat dishes and all are very good. this can be an expensive place but we keep going back for the food and the liquor which has always been highly rated by others.

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Thank artsmith147
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Very nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff. The menu is a bit different, than usual, but you should be able to find something good to eat there.

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Thank 542bernadettew
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Native American Chef Walter Buffalo has a wonderful take on an italian themed Menu but is not afraid to add his own touches to his dishes. I Nonni was recommended by locals and we weren't disappointed. Impressive wine list too.

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