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.
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
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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
Went for a prime rib. Received a lukewar ...
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?
Another great Spasso experience. Love ...
Another great Spasso experience. Love the energy and ambiance. The food doesn't ever surprise you. It's just good comfort food. We'll keep going back. The manager even stopped by our table to see how our night was going. Thanks.
We had dinner with friends (party of 8) ...
We had dinner with friends (party of 8) and got stuck in the private dining area. The ambience in this area is lacking and we were disappointed we were not in the main area, given that the restaurant was not that busy. Service was just ok, our server must have had other tables in the main room, because we ended up feeling a little neglected. Food was decent. Overall, we probably won't be back anytime soon.
We love Spasso especially for the wine s ...
We love Spasso especially for the wine shop next door. I enjoy going there before dining to pick a bottle and bringing it to the table with us. The wine staff are very helpful and know their wine and liquor. Good food, great service. Most recently I had the spiedino which was very good but the lobster was a little overdone otherwise I've never had a bad meal.
It's a fun local place...but IT'S SO LOU ...
It's a fun local place...but IT'S SO LOUD that it makes dinner conversation hard. The menu hasn't changed in years, so if you're a regular, you don't get to try anything you haven't had a million times before. The salads are good, the wood-fired pizzas are good, and the gorgonzola burger is good (though it used to be better--they changed the cheese). I used to love their risotto, but the last two times it's been extremely extremely gummy. For the prices, the entrees really should come with a side salad or veggie. Great wine list and great prices. Get a bottle next door at the Wine Shop and take it to dinner--no fee. Service is friendly but spotty. PLEASE update the menu, Spasso! And surely there's something you can do about the noise level.
I took my grand daughter there for dinne ...
I took my grand daughter there for dinner before going to a show. The service was timely and accommodating. She ordered spaghetti and meatballs and I ordered a salad and soup. The food was fine, however the chicken on the salad was pretty dry. It was packed (Friday evening at 5:30) and noisy.
We've been to Spasso several times and t ...
We've been to Spasso several times and the food/service has been somewhat uneven. During this particular visit, we were celebrating several birthdays in the group. Even though I made a point of mentioning this to the host upon arrival, absolutely no effort was made to recognize the celebrations..
Our server was either over-tasked or indifferent.. We had to flag him down several times and his approach could have been a bit more friendly and engaging as well. The food was good - we ordered the beef short ribs and steak with potatoes. The beer selection was a highlighted...maybe good to go just for happy hour at the bar. Opted not to stay for dessert. While a decent choice for a meal, given the selection of restaurants available in the Lake Minnetonka area, I might recommend others options ahead of this one...
We ordered the chicken flatbread and a C ...
We ordered the chicken flatbread and a Caesar salad. They split the salad onto two dishes for us to share.
The chicken on the flatbread pizza was not as tender and juicy as the chicken on the salad, but both were flavorful.
The food was not as good as I remember w ...
The food was not as good as I remember which was unfortunate. A drink was forgotten when we first ordered, then a meal was forgotten later on. It was a somewhat busy night, but we felt like our waitress kept disappearing on us for long periods of time - not her fault I'm sure, but perhaps they need more staff for busy weekend dinner rush, especially on Homecoming weekend! Atmosphere is really nice so it's a shame the food wasn't good and service was lacking.
I was very disappointed, our server was ...
I was very disappointed, our server was inattentive, we couldn't get milk, we couldn't get bread, you were out of 2/6 desserts. We are not high maintenance but you seemed to struggle w/ the basics. The restaurant was pretty quiet so I'm not sure why it was so difficult...
The service was very nice, and I enjoyed ...
The service was very nice, and I enjoyed the crab cakes. The caesar salad had very little flavor. Chicken parmesan was very good, not at all dry like at many restaurants, actually quite saucy. Chocolate cake for dessert wasn't great, but it could be because I wasn't told that it was "gluten free", which I'm assuming means it was flourless. Either way, it was pretty dry, but the fresh berries served with it were delicious. Overall, I had a nice experience, even if the food was only ok.
This is a neighborhood restaurant with s ...
This is a neighborhood restaurant with slightly wider ambitions. The wines by the glass list is extraordinarily comprehensive and extremely well priced (I note the bottles are priced at around retail, without the usual huge markup). The menu is somewhat limited, uneven, and, we think, priced at 10% more than it should be. We were all satisfied with our meals, but they lacked even an attempt at finesse. It is also very noisy when full. We return because of location, wine list, and some very good dishes.
If you like steak we think it's one of the overpriced plates. If you like walleye, it's a bargain. The seafood is a mixed bag--skip the crab cakes and pasta with seafood.
Extremely poor service. Waited very long ...
Extremely poor service. Waited very long time for order to be taken and for food to arrive. When food arrived it was cold so we sent it back. We did not get an apology from server or manager. Again took very long time to arrive only to find our portion size had been halved. Ordered mushroom risotto and got 4 tablespoons worth - for main course!!!!! Server was unfriendly and borderline rude
We have visited Spasso prior to this visit and always enjoyed our experience. But, this visit has turned us away.
This was only my 2nd time here and I enj ...
This was only my 2nd time here and I enjoyed as much as the first. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. There were 2 of us so we shared a couple of items and they split the salad dish in the kitchen which is really great. Trying to do this at a table is not fun. We sat on the patio on a beautiful day. Highly recommended. My next trip will be to experience dinner. I have to eat gluten free and they have a really nice menu with gluten free options that are easily noted.
It had been over a year so we decided to ...
It had been over a year so we decided to try Spasso again since it's so convenient to our home. Sadly, we were once again disappointed and this time made the decision not to return in the future. Service was awful. Server literally rolled his eyes when asked if there were onions in one of the salads. And once the food was delivered he never came back to check on food and my grilled chicken on my risotto was so under-cooked it was inedible. I pushed it aside and the mushroom risotto itself was good. When he finally did come back, I explained when he went to clear the plate that the chicken was seriously under-cooked. No apology, just took it and walked away. Meatballs were tasty. Skip the truffle fries, salty and just oily and not truffle oil, no discernible truffle flavor. We eat out several times a week and the food is a lot more expensive then other similar restaurants in the area and there's simply no excuse for bad service. No manager stopped to see how things were. They have a beautify patio area, it's a shame really, it would be great to keep them in our rotation. Back to the Cov in Wayzata, which never disappoints!
Terrific risotto and lasagna. Creme brul ...
Terrific risotto and lasagna. Creme brulee and key lime pie also very good. Lovely to sit on patio in padded booths. Some street noise but it did not distract from conversation. I've been to Spasso three times in the last month and a half. A great alternative to nearby lakeside eateries that are SO overcrowded.
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