Rinata Restaurant

★★★★★
Piece of Italy in your neighborhood
  • 2451 Hennepin Ave.

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Map & Directions
  • 612-374-8998

About Rinata Restaurant

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Hours
Sun-Thr 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm Fri-Sat 4:30pm -11:00pm

Food

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A neighbor suggested this restaurant to us so we went there this Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised to find out they had a special "Date night" on Sundays. We were presented the special menu as well as their regular menu as we were

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A neighbor suggested this restaurant to us so we went there this Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised to find out they had a special "Date night" on Sundays. We were presented the special menu as well as their regular menu as we were

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Walking down Hennepin Avenue; this was a spur of the moment choice for dinner. When my party walked in, I was asked if I had reservations. I said no but they were able to seat us promptly.

I believe the first sign to a good restaurant is

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Walking down Hennepin Avenue; this was a spur of the moment choice for dinner. When my party walked in, I was asked if I had reservations. I said no but they were able to seat us promptly.

I believe the first sign to a good restaurant is

Pros: Fresh Pasta, Wonderful flavor

Cons: Space a bit tight

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My friends and I had the best time at Rinata last night! The food was fabulous and so was our server! Leah was smart, timely and perfect at her job. All of our dishes were wonderful too.

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★★★★★

My friends and I had the best time at Rinata last night! The food was fabulous and so was our server! Leah was smart, timely and perfect at her job. All of our dishes were wonderful too.

Pros: Service & Food

Cons: Small

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I chose to go here for my birthday dinner since I had heard such wonderful things about it. The place is a tight fit but I still found it cozy and comfortable. Our server ( I only wished I could remember her name right now) was awesome. We

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★★★★★

I chose to go here for my birthday dinner since I had heard such wonderful things about it. The place is a tight fit but I still found it cozy and comfortable. Our server ( I only wished I could remember her name right now) was awesome. We

Pros: Eggplant involtini

Cons: ceasar salad

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The person who seemed to be the owner plays favorite, playing nice with people he knows and ignoring the others.
But more importantly, the food wasn't good at all. We ordered three different entrees, and none of them were good. Dry, no

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★★★★★

The person who seemed to be the owner plays favorite, playing nice with people he knows and ignoring the others.
But more importantly, the food wasn't good at all. We ordered three different entrees, and none of them were good. Dry, no

Pros: tapanade served with the bread

Cons: everything else

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The food is decent, but I have been quite unimpressed with the staff.

Recently a friend received a couple of coupons for free wine. When we tried to redeem them, our server quite rudely chastised us for using them "incorrectly." I paid

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The food is decent, but I have been quite unimpressed with the staff.

Recently a friend received a couple of coupons for free wine. When we tried to redeem them, our server quite rudely chastised us for using them "incorrectly." I paid

Pros: decent food

Cons: Downright vitriolic service

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My husband and I ate here recently and were disappointed for the most part. Upon entering, the place definitley got a face lift from Giorgio's, however the rooms are so small it is hard to manuver through the restaurant. \r
Well on to

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My husband and I ate here recently and were disappointed for the most part. Upon entering, the place definitley got a face lift from Giorgio's, however the rooms are so small it is hard to manuver through the restaurant. \r
Well on to

Pros: Salads were good

Cons: Main course, desserts, atmosphere, parking

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A wonderful menu at a great price! The gnocchi melts in your mouth. One of the best meals we've had in a long time and we didn't have to pay $25 a plate for it. Can't wait to go back again. Great ambience for a date night. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. All in all, how a night out should be.

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A wonderful menu at a great price! The gnocchi melts in your mouth. One of the best meals we've had in a long time and we didn't have to pay $25 a plate for it. Can't wait to go back again. Great ambience for a date night. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. All in all, how a night out should be.

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This restaurant is fantastic. My wife and I have had two meals here and enjoyed them both greatly.

On my last visit, I had the lamb shank special. It had been slow-cooked to the point of falling off the bone. As good as the gigot a sept heures I had in Paris! Served on a bed of whole-grain couscous, with harissa. Just very very interesting and tasty without being overwhelmingly salty (which is the way most Twin Cities restaurants achieve taste).

The service is friendly, informative, and attentive.

The room is definitely crowded ... but so are the trattorias in Rome!

I think that this is - right now - the best restaurant for the price in Minneapolis.

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This restaurant is fantastic. My wife and I have had two meals here and enjoyed them both greatly.

On my last visit, I had the lamb shank special. It had been slow-cooked to the point of falling off the bone. As good as the gigot a sept heures I had in Paris! Served on a bed of whole-grain couscous, with harissa. Just very very interesting and tasty without being overwhelmingly salty (which is the way most Twin Cities restaurants achieve taste).

The service is friendly, informative, and attentive.

The room is definitely crowded ... but so are the trattorias in Rome!

I think that this is - right now - the best restaurant for the price in Minneapolis.

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I have been wanting to check out Rinata for some time, seeing as how I live in the neighborhood, and had read excellent reviews about it. It was obvious from the start that our waiter knew we were not the type to order a four course meal with a bottle of wine, and therefore paid no attention to us at all. I had ordered a salad before my meal, and never received it even though the table next to us was receiving their orders with no problem. When I mentioned this to the waiter, his explaination was that "he thought since it had been so long, that I had already eaten my salad" I was not about to let a salad spoil my night, so I told him I did not want it, just as long as it was not on my bill. Finally, our entrees came, and not one bite into it, another waitress came by, took our plates, and said that they had forgotten to finish them. She returned after a few minutes with our "finished" plates. I do have to say that both entrees were excellent and almost made up for the poor service until..... we get the check, and guess what item was still on it? The salad. Without even apologizing, the waiter huffed and took it away and came back with the modified bill. My fiance and I left the restaurant, went to the local coffeeshop to enjoy our after dinner coffee and dessert and laughed about the whole thing.
I thought we had put all of this behind us, until today, when I checked my bank balance, and found out that I had gotten charged twice.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been wanting to check out Rinata for some time, seeing as how I live in the neighborhood, and had read excellent reviews about it. It was obvious from the start that our waiter knew we were not the type to order a four course meal with a bottle of wine, and therefore paid no attention to us at all. I had ordered a salad before my meal, and never received it even though the table next to us was receiving their orders with no problem. When I mentioned this to the waiter, his explaination was that "he thought since it had been so long, that I had already eaten my salad" I was not about to let a salad spoil my night, so I told him I did not want it, just as long as it was not on my bill. Finally, our entrees came, and not one bite into it, another waitress came by, took our plates, and said that they had forgotten to finish them. She returned after a few minutes with our "finished" plates. I do have to say that both entrees were excellent and almost made up for the poor service until..... we get the check, and guess what item was still on it? The salad. Without even apologizing, the waiter huffed and took it away and came back with the modified bill. My fiance and I left the restaurant, went to the local coffeeshop to enjoy our after dinner coffee and dessert and laughed about the whole thing.
I thought we had put all of this behind us, until today, when I checked my bank balance, and found out that I had gotten charged twice.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Horrible customer service

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Try the eggplant involtini with goat cheese! The small bites of cheese and sauce followed by the sweetness of the eggplant were fantastic. We tried the mussels which were fantastic. Lots of garlic with the right amount of spice. Everything was 2 dollars off after 10pm! What a great deal. We will go back again and again!

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★★★★★

Try the eggplant involtini with goat cheese! The small bites of cheese and sauce followed by the sweetness of the eggplant were fantastic. We tried the mussels which were fantastic. Lots of garlic with the right amount of spice. Everything was 2 dollars off after 10pm! What a great deal. We will go back again and again!

Pros: parking lot in the back was very convienent

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