After over 60 years of proudly serving our community, Vescio’s Italian
Restaurant in Dinkytown will be closing our doors in March. It has been one heck
of a run. We have had the pleasure of serving multiple generations of families
over the years. We have even had five generations of our own family working at
Vescio’s in Dinkytown !!!
The Vescio family is very grateful to our past and present employees who have
worked alongside us. You are all family and we can’t thank you enough for your
countless hours of hard work and dedication.
A special thanks goes out to all of our customers. Many of you have become
good friends throughout the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve
everyone and be a part of your lives.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In March, our family will
move on to new beginnings, adventures and opportunities. Once again, thank
you to all of our customers and friends for so many wonderful memories. We will
certainly miss all of you.
Beware all you walleyes, crappies and sunfish out there.... here comes Frank!!!

- The Vescio Family

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The Vescio Family has been touched by the overwhelming response to our closing.
Please know that we are trying our best to accommodate you. We and our incredible staff are putting in long hours.Thank you for your patience. 

Please redeem Vescio’s Dinkytown gifts cards. They cannot be redeemed for cash. Please note SLP gift cards may not be valid if our machines cannot read them. We are not offering any previous specials or discounts. There are a limited number of available reservations and menu items may be limited. It is our hope that March 6th - 9th will will be working on selling our sauce and dressing.
We will be offering a limited menu. Hours TBD

Starting Tuesday February 20th, we will be going to a "Retro Menu"

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Call us Today!

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Family owned since 1956. Once inside the restaurant, you can see we are a restaurant of tradition.

One can hardly dine at Vescio's and not know we are huge fans of the University of Minnesota.  Whether a fan of Gopher sports or of great Italian food, Vescio's welcomes you.

Tues - Sat 11 - 8
Sunday 3 - 8

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  • Dine In/Group Dining
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    Private Room Available for any size group!

    Athletic Banquets & Training Tables

    For years, Vescio’s has been proud to serve many teams a pre-game meal or celebrate a great season with a year-end banquet. Personalized menus for your team are available.

    Groom’s Dinners

    Grad Parties

    & More!
  • Catering
    Let us Cater your next event!
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    Let Vescio’s cater to you! We deliver our signature Italian specialties, as well as box lunches, party trays and dessert trays.
    Personalized catering off of our full menu to meet any size group or budget.
    Breakfast catering available
    For parties at our restaurant, click here.

    Click here for our party tray menu

    Lunch Catering Special  $9.95 per person + tax Stuffed shells and Rigatoni or Lasagna and Cheese-Filled Tortellini Both include Lettuce & Tomato Garden Salad, French Bread & Butter (11 am – 2 pm)

    Any event you can imagine!
    Retirement Parties
    Bridal Showers
    Baby Showers
    Business Meetings

    We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, FPA, checks, purchase orders. FPA members receive a 10% discount on all catered orders.
    Contact Frank or Tony Vescio at (612) 378-1747 or email
  • Take Out
    Our entire menu is available for Take-Out, Delivery and Catering.

    Call our restaurant for more information. Prices subject to change.
  • Delivery
  • Contact us
    Vescio's Italian Restaurant

    406 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


    Adjacent to University of Minnesota Campus

    Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-8:00pm

    Sunday: 3-8:00pm

    Closed Monday
  • Getting Here
    For Uber or a Taxi, our address is:
    406 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN

    From the North: I-35 south to the University Ave./4th St. Exit. Turn left on University Ave. and proceed to 14th Ave. and turn left. We're on the right side after you cross 4th St.

    From the South: 1-35 north to the University/4th Street Exit. Turn right on University Ave. and proceed to 14th Ave. and turn left. We're on the right side after you cross 4th St.

    The Blarney Bus
    On game nights, you can spot the big Blarney bus driving patrons to and from Blarney’s on 14th Av. SE, and TCF Bank Stadium or Ridder/ Mariucci/Williams Arena areas. Jump on for free rides back and forth before and after games.
  • Parking
    Street Parking
    Dinkytown meters enforced Mon-Sat, 8 am-10 pm $1.25 per hour (payable by credit card or quarters) On street parking w/out meters north of 5th St. SE, (6th St. and Higher) west of 13th Av. SE (12th ave. and lower)

    Valet Parking
    Southwest corner of 14th Av. SE & 4th St. SE (by Loring Pasta Bar) Tue.-Thur. 5:30 pm – 9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:30 pm – 10 pm

    Public Parking Lots & Ramps
    Dennison Lot: 1315 4th St. SE (right side of west bound 4th St. in the middle of the block, between 14th & 13th Av. SE)
    12th Ave. SE Lot: At the corner of 12th Av. & 6th St. SE
    4th St. Ramp: located on right side of west bound 4th St. SE, between 17th & 16th Av. SE
    University Av./Oak St. Ramp: on University Av., west of Oak St. Just east of the Field House and across from Williams Arena.
    Lots 37 & 33: Adjacent lots on the 5th St.& 6th St. bend, near TCF Bank Stadium, on the north side of Ridder & Mariucci Arenas.
    Additional public parking lots are located on University Ave. as well as near the TCF Bank Stadium area. Availability & rates subject to change during Gopher/U of M events. For more info. on 3c-3f visit UMN Visitor Parking

    (Click on map to enlarge view)
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  • Our History
    Since 1956...
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    Vescio's opened its doors in 1956 in Dinkytown and has been at that location ever since.

    Many famous people including local athletes, sportswriters, coaches, actors, singers and more have dined here. Vescios has been a part of the rich history of Dinkytown for decades...
  • Dinkytown
    A center of culture
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    Dinky town has a long history of amazing culture. From Bob Dylan to Yanni, Hubert Humphrey to Walter Mondale, many famous and influential people have spent time and been effected by Dinkytown's amazing atmosphere.
  • The U of M
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    The University of Minnesota has been a leading University in the nation for many decades. Its campus dates back to the turn of the 20th century and the enrollment is still in the top 10 in the country even today with over 50,000 students.

    Vescio's resides just a block away from the entrance to the historic University area and many students visit us regularly.

    We are also a popular spot to eat after many of the U's athletic events as the Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Tennis and Swimming facilities are just blocks away, making it very convenient to visit before or after an event.

    Students: Look at our Student Menu for special discounts for any U of M student.