Il Gatto Uptown Italian

(612) 822-1688 | View Website

3001 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions   55408

44.948344 -93.298275

Open Hours

Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11:30am - 1am;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 2am

 
Restaurants, $$, Bar Scene  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night Dining, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Uptown, Calhoun Isles

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Reviews for Il Gatto Uptown Italian

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

$2 Happy Hour!!! – I love this place!!! During happy hour its way too busy, but at their prices its worth it- $2 menu. I love their $2 mini burgers and $2 top shelf beers. Go- but go early if you want to sit. They have a great dining room and menu if you dont want to deal with the crowded bar (but no happy hour prices).

The food in the main dining room is so delicious! This is one of my favorite uptown happy hour hangouts.

over a year ago

A bustling bar scene and a classy Italian bistro collide at the intersection of Lake and Hennepin. – In Short
One side of this trendy Calhoun Square joint is a crowded bar with fluorescent signs glowing in the windows and a tragically hip crowd. The bistro side is softer and more polished, with smooth, light woods and brown leather booths where couples and groups of friends relax and chat. The kitchen turns out elegant, contemporary Italian fare like crispy calamari tangled with pepperoncini slices, cavatappi pasta with chicken and beef tenderloin carpaccio.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food! – We ventured out to find something new and non-chainish for dinner last night, and were more than pleasantly surprised by the experience. Everything we tried was outstanding and the server was super patient with my indecisiveness, suggesting a couple of different options and helping me figure out exactly what would be the perfect entree for the evening.

We will definitely be back!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

User review by rate – Figlio's used to be one of my favorite places to dine at. The food has changed from good to below average. I've given the restaurant 3 last chances, thinking maybe it was an off night. I'm sorry to say it seems to be the norm. The seafood has been fishy tasting and smelling. The chicken has a grey color to it with a bad aftertaste. At $50.00 for a light dinner, I'm definitely not spending my hard earned money there any more.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our favorite spot – Were married & over 30. You can keep hip-trendy w/ indifferent service, thank you.

Figilos is our favorite restaurant. We go there roughly once a month. The saliciccia pizza and the garlic pasta are always popular. Prices are fine -- theres always a few entrees at the $10 point, including the huge bacon-cheese burger with rosemary fries (a fave!) with prices up to the mid-$20s or so.

Short wait times, generally we head there anytime were looking at the dinner rush everywhere else.

Menu isn't real deep (15-20 items?), but they do rotate 3-4 items every day; we've always found new items each time, and theyve generally been very good.

The service has been fine-to-good, the complementary bread w/ hummus always evaporates within a matter of minutes, and weve always found something delicious to inhale for dessert esp. the tortufallos or the crostada w/ cinnamon ice cream.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

At best, not great – Pro: Open late. The food took a long time to come - some kitchen snafu. The pizza tasted good, although it was soggy and hard to cut. The tuna burger wasn't bad. The fries that came with it were too greasy and soggy. Our first server took our order, said she was off, and that we'd have someone else the rest of the evening. The next server wasn't great either. When she brought the pizza for us to share, she didn't bring plates. Plate clearing was equally bad. I had one plate removed without my knowledge, before I was done. One other person at my table was asked if he wanted his plate cleared while he was actively involved in eating from it. Getting in and out is hard if you don't like smoke, because the entire sidewalk and entry way area is filled with people smoking.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Improved – Figlio's used to be our favorite restaurant until it went down the tubes in service and food, see my negative review was removed After not returning to Figlios for a year due to poor food and mediocre service the last visit, we were pleasantly surprised to find the fare vastly improved. The bread is served with a nice spicy arrabiato sauce, with a good kick. The wait staffs were very pleasant and efficient. The two dishes we received were so hot and fresh as to almost burn the tongue. We had the portabello cannelloni and the pollo matone. The cannelloni were so flavorful that your eyes rolled back into your head with pleasure. The chicken in the other dish was so tender that you had to make sure it wasn't a fish fillet you were biting into. We now plan to make Figlios once again one of our favorite restaurants.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

$2 Bucks – Theres added competition now to the $2 happy hour but its creator in Uptown is still the ruler. Two bucks is the price for either a pint, a glass of house red or white, or a small but tasty mini-appetizer. If you can manage to elbow your way to a table seat in the lower bar, and add a few friends, its sure to bring people-watching beer-buzzing fun. This has to be my favorite bar, and the several times Ive had dinner in the restaurant, the food and service has been top-notch. I highly recommend you check it out.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Excellent food – Love the location and the atmosphere. Had a pasta dish which was my favorite thing I have ever eaten.

I've been there 3 times this past year and love it. Interesting design/layout. Cool bar area, especially when the windows/doors/walls are open to Lake St.

Highly recommened. Park at Calhoun Square, or try to get a spot in the street

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Favorite Restaurant – Figlio is my favorite restaurant! The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful so it results in an all-around pleasant dining experience. Reservations are a good idea on weekends, but despite the other reviewer's experience, I've never had to wait when I had a reservation! It can get a little cramped when it's crowded, so it's not ideal if you want to be alone, but I enjoy making new friends!

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