Dog Friendly Italian Restaurants in Minnesota

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great Italian restaurants in Minnesota that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Aster Cafe
Aster Cafe Aster Cafe is pet friendly! They allow dogs on their outdoor patio seating during the summer. See Details
Pet Friendly Campiello Ristorante & Bar
Campiello Ristorante & Bar Campiello is a great value for a genuine taste of Tuscany. Plus, they will even provide your dog with a water bowl at their outdoor tables. See Details
Bacio Authentic Italian dishes served in an elegant setting. Well-behaved dogs are welcome outdoors. See Details
Prima This intimate neighborhood eatery serves traditional Italian favorites, such as handmade meatballs in roasted red pepper sauce, Tuscan chicken salad panini, rigatoni bolognese, and pan roasted grouper. Great sidewalk service for you and your pooch(es) and the food is excellent. Sidewalk seating is dog friendly during the summer months. See Details
Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano The authentic Italian cuisine and extensive wine list are sure to impress patrons of Nonna Rosa's. Beautiful European style patio welcomes leashed Fidos. See Details
Valentini's Vicino Lago Valentini's Vicino Lago is dog-friendly. The original Valentini's was opened over eighty years ago, at Vicino Lago, they continue the tradition. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it doesn't matter when you and your furry friend want to head to Valentini's on the lake there will be something to eat on the menu. Choose from pizzas, pasta, and salads. Gluten-free options are available upon request. Valentini's Vicino Lago is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Chapati Authentic Indian cuisine with a dog-friendly patio. See Details
Acqua Restaurant Acqua Restaurant & Bar serves Italian-driven food to their 25 dog-friendly tables. Located on Forest Lake, Acqua chefs strive to source out local ingredients. You can enjoy your meal while looking out across the lake from their patio area. They serve dinner, brunch, and three-course tasting menus along with many other classic dishes. Their walleye dish is cooked with smoked paprika and served with crushed Yukon gold potatoes and broccolini. Acqua is open Sunday from 10am to 8pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, and Friday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. See Details
The Woods Restaraunt and Bar The Woods Restaurant and Bar is a popular pet-friendly restaurant just minutes from downtown Brainerd. They have plenty of outdoor tables to choose from if you're planning on bringing your pooch. The all-wood interior gives the restaurant an interesting feel. Check out their extensive menu of American classics, Italian, and more. If you're lucky, you might even catch one of the live shows they host. The Woods is open for lunch and dinner. Their opening times are Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm, open Friday and Saturday from 1:30pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Bonicelli Kitchen Bonicelli Kitchen prepares all its dishes from scratch using the finest locally sourced and imported ingredients. The seasonal menu changes weekly and is never repeated, drawing influences from Italian, Spanish, and other Mediterranean cuisine. A spacious green patio with pergola for shade is perfect for enjoying a meal with your pooch. See Details
Delicata Located adjacent to Como Park, the dog-friendly Delicata serves Italian style favorites in a casual neighborhood setting. Patrons can dig into arugula salad, cheesy garlic bread, antipasto platter, shrimp and pesto pizza, and for dessert, gelato and macaroons. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the spacious outdoor seating area. Delicata is open from 4pm to 10pm seven days a week. See Details
Parma 8200 Parma 8200 is home to a market-fresh menu. They pride themselves on their dog-friendly seating and have lots of tables to choose from. Enjoy pasta and local cheese with a Parma cocktail, focusing on classic Italian and American recipes. Parma is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm, and dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. See Details
Barrio Barrio is a dog-friendly restaurant and tequila bar. The staff at this popular haunt are proud of the authentic, scratch-made Latin cuisine and bold cocktails on the menu. You can sip a Macho Camacho cocktail, while your dog sips from his specially provided dog bowl. Behind the bar, Barrio has over one hundred varieties of tequila and mezcal and ten house margarita variations. The dinner menu includes their Pacifico Beer Battered Mahi Mahi Taco, lightly battered and served with citrus-cucumber Pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, and shredded cabbage. They are open weekdays from 11am to 2am, Saturday from 12am to 2am, and Sunday from 12pm to 1am. See Details
Zuppa Cucina Zuppa Cucina, located in Shakopee, MN, is a casual Italian deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty dishes. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at their single pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your meal. Try the Ham Sandwich with capicola ham, prosciutto, turkey, salami, tomatoes, forest greens, smoked gouda, and basil-Dijon mustard. Or go for the Chicken Sandwich with marinated chicken breast, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, artichokes, red onions, forest greens, and red wine vinaigrette on focaccia. Zuppa Cucina is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am to 8pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm. See Details
Tutto Bene Tutto Benne is an Italian influenced restaurant providing lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. They offer dog-friendly seating outside. The restaurant's aim is to cook locally sourced food from scratch in an Italian style. The in-house Italian extraordinaire, Davide, will take you on a tour of Italy with his wine suggestions. Tutto Benne is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch from 11am to 2pm. They serve dinner between 4pm to 9pm. See Details
Sweet Taste of Italy Sweet Taste Of Italy is a dog-friendly restaurant offering American twist on Italian favorites. They make food from scratch every single day, from the bread baked fresh in store, hand-sliced meats and cheese, homemade dressings, to their freshly-prepared meatballs. There are two tables outside to sit at with your dog. Sweet Taste of Italy is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 8am. See Details
Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant Well behaved dogs can join their owners at one of the fifteen pet-friendly tables at Pazzaluna Urban Italian. Their motto, it's not just the size of the meatball, it's what you do with it that counts, rings true with their varied menu. Whether you are in the mood for a traditional pizza baked in a wood-burning oven or some stuffed pasta, Pazzaluna has you covered. Pazzaluna Urban Italian is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. See Details
Dave's Pizza Dave's Pizza has been serving the people of Bemidji traditional Italian pizza since 1958. With dog-friendly tables available, your pooch can come along to enjoy your individually crafted, brick-oven cooked pizza. Dave's Pizza is open at 4pm daily. See Details
Broadway Bar & Pizza Broadway Pizza is a dog-friendly pizza restaurant that combines the Twin Cities' finest traditional pizza with a slice of local history. At this location, there are six different tables that seat twenty people in total. Offering a gluten-free menu upon request and many vegetarian options on the menu, means there's something for everybody. You can build your own pizza or try a super-hot Ghost Chili Burger. Broadway Pizza is open every day of the week from 11:30am to 12:30am. See Details
Yarusso Brothers The outdoor patio the Yarusso Brothers Italian restaurant offers five dog-friendly tables great for dining with Fido. The restaurant is family-owned and is currently run by the third generation. Their menu reflects a long lineage of traditional Italian dining with signature pasta dishes, sandwiches, pizza, and specialty entrees. You might try the Italian Hamburger Steak made from Yarusso's meatball meat or a classic plate of eggplant parmesan. Sunday brunch is served from 10am to 2pm with a selection of breakfast staple and lunch dishes. Yarusso Brothers is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Andiamo Andiamo Italian Ristorante is dog-friendly. The restaurant is owned by Ramon Ruiz and family. Ramon has spent over 30 years cooking Italian cuisine for the people of Minnesota. On the menu is a range of pasta, antipasti, and pizza. If you don't eat gluten, they offer gluten-free alternatives and are happy to work around most dietary restrictions. Andiamo is open Sunday to Monday from 11am to 9pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Caffe Biaggio Caffe Biaggio is a restaurant serving its interpretation of simple, homestyle Italian food in a dog-friendly environment. Visitors to Caffe Biaggio with Fido in tow can head to one of its five outdoor tables--three, four tops, and two, two tops on the patio--to enjoy Mediterranean Kofta Flatbread, served with red pepper hummus and cucumber yogurt sauces, alongside their furry friend. The Italian restaurant's menu includes appetizers, soups, sandwiches, bruschetta, calzones, salads, pasta dishes, pizzas, and entrees such as Grilled Sirloin Steak, Veal Medallions, Chicken Limone, Lamb Shank, and Cioppino. Diners can wash down their meal with a drink from its full bar, or choose from its all-Italian wine list. Caffe Biaggio is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, Friday from 11:00am to 10:00pm and Saturday from 4:30pm to 10:00pm. See Details
D'Amico & Sons D'Amico and Sons is a dog-friendly restaurant serving Italian fare to Edina locals and tourists alike. Visitors to D'Amico and Sons with Fido tagging along can head to one of its many outdoor tables to dig into a plate of made-to-order pasta alongside their pooch. The restaurant's menu is comprised of salads, pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas, grilled Italian piadina sandwiches, soups, and entrees such as Duroc Pork Chop and Calabrese Sausage, Chicken Scaloppine, Salmon, and Sirloin Steak--Italian Style. Those with room for dessert can indulge in cookies, gelato or bars. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Speak Easy Detroit Lakes Speak Easy Detroit Lakes is a family owned Italian/American restaurant with dog-friendly seating outside. With many Italian twists on American classics on the menu, there is plenty to choose from at Speak Easy Detroit Lakes. Shrimp, lettuce wraps, and drummies are all found in Fat Tony's Trio. As an added bonus, kids can choose something from the Baby Face Menu. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 10am to 2am. See Details