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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.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
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
$30 and under
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Free Round Trip Car Service in our Cadillac Escalade. It can accommodate groups up to 6 people!
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.
Ideal for rehearsal dinners, business luncheons, intimate dinners, holiday parties, weddings, business meetings, luncheons, graduations, wine dinners, etc.
Spasso Minnetonka Ratings and Reviews
Booked a reservation. Got table right away but asked for a booth at time of seating and was told they were reserved . Special request. I will remember that if I ever go back . We sat at a table by front door , floor was soooo sticky I put my feet on the leg of the table to avoid being stuck there all night! Food was fine.
We went out for my birthday dinner. Spasso has a huge wine list and good beer selection on tap. I had the vodka sausage ravioli. The sauce had tons of flavor and a mild heat to it, and the portion size was just right. My husband had the bacon and white cheddar burger, which was huge and he said had good flavor. We also got a side of the brussels sprouts, which had thick chunks of flavorful bacon mixed in. We live nearby, and we'll be back.
I had made an online reservation about 10 days before Valentines Day. So far so good. Reservation for 7:00pm.
During the week I received a myriad of confirmations and reminders of my 7:00 reservation.
When we arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation, a bit chaotic. Rather than 7:00 we were directed that it would be a few minutes. They suggested we go to the liquor store for some wine tasting as table was not ready.
Finally at 7:25 table was ready.
I may be wrong but a 25 minute wait was not what I had in mind.
For the very first time, we were unable to get the seating we requested on OpenTable. My wife kept reminding me it was Valentines Day and the waitress kept telling us the couple in our booth were taking their time in leaving. We ended up sitting at the pizza bar in the back. Not romantic but over all good food.
This was our first and last visit to Spasso. We were interested to try something new for our early Valentines Day date and Spasso had decent review scores. For us, Spasso did not deliver.
Our appetizer (the wild mushroom fritters) came on the lukewarm side; definitely not hot. The sauce was very thick/sort of congealed on the plate. Looked as it was sitting under the heat lamp for too long. Definitely not very appetizing.
We ordered two different entrees, the lasagna and vodka sausage ravioli. Like the appetizer, neither was very hot and both were served on fairly cold plates. While the taste wasn't terrible, it wasn't anything memorable, either.
For our beverages; the beer glass was a little sticky/not clean. The wine glass was acceptable.
Given the above; Spasso falls short. It's not the worst Italian meal you'll have but you could do far better.
Spasso is always a lively atmosphere and fun for a night out with friends or family. Their great advantage is the next-door Wine Shop, and the diversity of wines available by bottle or glass, priced the same as next door (no mark up!). Also a terrific beer list. All of these options pair well with their menu, and servers are very knowledgeable about beverage-food pairings.
We go there at least once a week but are questioning ever going back. Certain staff wants to rush you out at 10:00 PM even though they are open until 11:00. We have come to the conclusion that it is a management problem versus the wait staff. It's too bad as they have a lot going for them but this is becoming their reputation across town.
Spasso is very nice, absolutely wonderful service. First time visiting before the Old Log Theater.
The food was very good, drinks were good. A few different requests at our table and all came with perfection.
A little nosier than I expected, but not to bad. I thought it would be quite, but there were families there and that was okay, good to see little ones with parents.
This was our first trip to Spasso for an early New Year's Eve dinner. No. 1 we were glad we could make a reservation - check. We were seated in a wonderful booth, perfect for talking and being close - check. Our drinks came quickly and actually tasted like they had some whisky in them - check. Dinner was amazing...we both enjoyed our meals of lasagna and the seafood pasta - check. We had leftovers! - check. All in all it was a perfect meal and we'll be back!
Been here a few times, and it's always very consistent - the place is hopping, the food is tasty, and the family leaves happy. Love the wine / beer / cocktail list too. Short ribs are a winner, as is the vodka sausage ravioli. Lasagna is awesome but bring your appetite for that one. I always look forward to the gelato selection. Overall Spasso is a nice neighborhood option in Minnetonka, not fancy exactly but a well-run restaurant with options to satisfy everybody.
The Open Table reservation process failed. I received a confirmation the day before and thought everything was in place. When we arrived (reservations for 6) they said there was only 1 reservation on the books and they had already been seated. This was a business function and had it been busy, our day and plans could have been delayed if not cancelled.
It's unusual, but I don't have any suggestions for Spasso. Quality food, top notch presentation, and great service. Seafood items are always great, I had Spiendino, and not small portions. Fresh fish is properly cooked, Bolognese is authentic. Being able to buy your wine at the wine store gives you so many more options and your can bring it to dinner. That is great! Will make this a regular destination.
Went for a prime rib. Received a lukewarm piece of meat draped over a pile of lukewarm mashed potatoes. Sent the plate back to the kitchen to get reheated. Came back in same lukewarm to cool condition. Like eating next days leftovers, but not warmed up enough from the refrigerator. Called the manager, told him I would not pay for the three bites of prime rib but paid for the salads and a side of spinach.
Service was poor, too. Waited over ten minutes just for the waiter to bring glasses and open the bottle of wine sitting on our table.
All in all a very bad experience .
Spasso used to be good. What happened?
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