Reviews of Tinucci's (Restaurant)

396 21st St, Newport, MN 55055, United States

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REVIEWS OF Tinucci's IN Minnesota

Jeffrey Kurschner

I wish I had known this place existed prior to researching caterers for a wedding. What a great atmosphere! The staff are FANTASTIC, and the food is AMAZING! Such a great hidden gem!

Joyce Bolduan

Food good. Sitting on deli to small.

Rosemary Kleven

We were there for Sunday brunch and everything was lovely. The food was great and we did not feel rushed. We were a group of 8 and sat around talking and visiting after we were done eating. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

paul Vanselow

Great buffet, we were there for a Cottage Grove Lion's benefit.

pearl B

They have very good food.

H.S. Bramanti

They have a pretty good fish buffet during Lent. It is on the pricey side but the food is very good and the service is great.

Laurentia McIntosh

Hands down one of my favorite restaurants, anywhere. Some of my favorite dining memories have taken place at Tinucci's. Their great food and service, and the awesome Tinucci family hospitality brought my parents, us kids, and our own kids there, for years. It's hard to say which buffet night was the favorite - Wednesday's Italian night, Friday's Fish night or Saturday Prime rib. In fact, I've never ordered off the menu - the abundance of wonderful dishes on the buffet is always the way to go, imo. Their family recipe bread pudding is a favorite; years ago, when my sister was in hospital and couldn't join us all for dinner, Mrs. T. sent a couple of slices for her home with us. Also, they make a great Bloody Mary. I may have to make a trip to St. Paul, soon just to dine there.

Michael Lange

Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Amazing staff.

Joyce Yoswa

Big variety of foods

Catherine Perkins

Always a treat to eat here, delicious!!

J Carl

Okay buffet. Desserts are not great. Rest of it was fine.

Nancy Werner

Good food a little expensive. Not as good as it use to be. But still good

Jennifer Wright

I got a rack of ribs which I didn't love. They were very fatty!. I'm waiting to try something else before I make a final decision about this place.

Nancy Nygaard

We enjoyed the Prime Rib Buffet on Saturday evenings. The food was excellent- the salad bar had endless choices. The featured meat was prime rib, but there was also beef short ribs and chicken. There is also an appetizer table filled with many delightful choices like mozzarella balls with tomatoes, pickled mushrooms, fresh homemade breads, to name a few. We were seated right away and the staff was attentive. It's a great dining experience.

Ryan Sweet

Best fried chicken around.

Karen Sonnee

The first time we ordered fish sandwiches on a Friday they were amazing! I went back the next Friday and they were so bad I felt sick after eating it. Tasted like they were fried in old oil.

fatboiwithoutfood -Drake

Good stuff

Patrick Cammisuli

Great food and great service, love this place and so do a lot of others

Mark Struve

If you're 80 years old and have lost your sight and taste buds, then this is the place for you. Otherwise I suggest getting better food in an army chow line or prison cafeteria.

James Green

Very good buffet breakfast price is very reasonable

Jenny Webb

Best prime rib buffet in the Twin Cities! Price is worth it. Salad bar is great. Look for Groupon type coupons.

Carson Koehnen

good buffet

David Ronken

Excellent food great service. Buffet was great.

Julia F

I had inquired about Tinuccis catering service, and I was beyond impressed with their quick response to my inquiry (under an hour when the business was closed!). The communication I had with Mark, he was easy to work with, and seemed more than willing to work with us (they would have had to travel about 45 minutes to our venue). I have ate at Tinucci’s before, and experienced their catering through other jobs. Their food is divine, and their customer service is even better. If you choose to hire them for catering (or even just stop in for a meal) you will not be disappointed! I highly recommend them.

Mary Z. Birdy

Awesome food and awesome service

Carl Peterson

Clean establishment people really nice did was great service was as good

Pixi Pince

Can't get a better buffet in Minnesota. The absolute best food and service. Definitely a favorite restraunt.

Kimberly Maas

Had a Wedding Shower in banquet room. Room was beautiful! Service was great. Food was really tasty. Experience was amazing. Highly recommended!

Lindy Lou Schwarze


Rich Whitney

Great Saturday prime rib special. Buffet with great sides and all you can eat prime rib. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Les Hill

Great food! Amazing service and affordable! Thank you!

Catherine Griffin

This is my second visit to Tinucci's, but why I don't come here more often, I really couldn't say. This place is an old, outdated supper club and I LOVE IT. This is exactly the kind of place I want to come to for a prime rib buffet. It's not pretentious. The service is good. The prime rib is terrific. The salad bar and buffet are just what you expect from an old supper club--ranch dressing, jello, and cheesy potatoes. (That's not fair, the charcuterie/olive station was unexpected!) The price was very fair. A man making the rounds (manager/owner?) spoke to guests as if they were old friends (some of them probably are!). We'll be back!

jeremy lafrance

Generally my favorite place to eat on Sat night..all you can eat prime rib...not casino beef rib cut to jus. Plus a nice Buffett as well. Try the deep fried cauliflower covered with Alfredo sauce. Only complaint is the weak horseradish, but I may be an outlier on how strong I like it.

Jennifer Toepper

Great food. Chicken ceaser notch!

Tom Hartman

Great food and if you leave there without being stuffed you haven't done the right thing. The price is pretty average may be on the high side.

Robert Dahlstrom

Wednesday night's for burgers at the deli are well worth the visit. Customer service is top notch and the you can get just about any burger you can dream up.

Lisa Swast

Picked up multiple lunch items for coworkers. I've been there once before. Took a little while before asked if I needed anything and felt very rushed and like I inconvenienced the man who helped me. Good food not great service.


Great food great staff

Jerry LaBathe

Great baked chicken.

Kyle Hoffman

It's a wonderful small-town-feel restaurant. Cheap burgers on Wednesday and an amazing prime rib sandwich on Saturday for specials.

Mike R

Was here for a banquet, the hall is really nice, great atmosphere and most importantly well lit but not too bright. Food was actually really good for a buffet style dinner. Service was excellent as well and very polite.

Keith Grover

Best food and great service

Shirley Dahl

Went there for an Easter Buffet. All the food I tried was excellent. There was something for everyone! One of the best buffets I have ever been to. Only thing I didn't like about it is you pay an extra $3.50 if you want coffee and that is way overpriced. Otherwise everything was perfect!

Chris Demko

Sunday brunch is fantastic. Great laid back atmosphere.

Scott Grossmann

Excellent all around!! Been in business for many years, and there's a reason. They know how to treat a customer, every single customer!

marilyn ploessl

Excellent food and service will go there every time I am in Minnesota

Jeff Lewis

Good food with an old-style flavor to it

Margarita Martinez

Very good food.

Vicki Fastner

Saturday night buffet was great. All dinners come with the salad bar which is huge... about 10-12 different salads... cheese and crackers...wings....olives....breads.... fruit. Food was great

Dylan Putirskis

Very over priced for what you get.... Only went once, but will not be returning.

Brianna Egge

We were there for a wedding tasting, and the few meals we tried were amazing. So flavorful and delicious! The staff are very pleasant and Mark is very helpful with our planning!

Joyce Vitek

A very good place to go for lunch..we like the cafeteria area best.

Janet Dufour

Did not do the buffet did deli and it was excellent.

Scott Roeller

Don't waste your money with the brunch. Take out is still good. Been coming here my whole life, the brunch is a horrible RIP off. No selection and what is there is nasty. Turkey sausage (gross), chicken and rib from the previous night(gross). Never again will eat at this thing they call a buffet.

Zachery Christensen

Great food and great service. Well worth the money.

Brian Williams

Best chicken I have ever had.

Sara Pierre

Easter Brunch was amazing! Ribs, cheesy potatoes, spinach dip. So good!

Timothy Olin

Comfortable atmosphere, great service, and friendly people. Food could be better, flavor was just off. It's a buffet with plenty of choices, I just didn't find anything that I liked. To be fair, I've been there before and it was great.

Julie phenicie

Great customer service. Good food.

Ed Karow

Great food, great people!

Angie Huggar

Their lunch/deli food is AMAZING! Menu and prices change daily so check the menu PDF menu before you go.

Damon peterson

Awesome place for an easy dinner. Check out their burger special on Wednesday and fish fry on Fridays, it's definitely worth the trip!

Dawn Finch

Great food

Dede Demko

This has been a family favorite for special celebrations for many years for Sunday Brunch. They are so accommodating and great to work with. Even a slight mix up/misunderstanding is quickly resolved. We will be continuing our family celebrations here for many years to come. Thank you Tinucci's for great food and staff. You made our Anniversary celebration a memorable one!

Steve Moses

Great food and an outstanding take out Thanksgiving dinner.

E. Buzz Wysocki

Prime Rib Saturday night, Em and the deli ladies always kick it into high gear. My meal was the best, service with a smile and make you feel like family. Great everything!

mike Lynch

A very special place will you take great people too. I enjoyed her take out very much always good. To take a date out tinucci's number one. Great great food every time.

Emylia Stickler

Great food buffet style

Alyssa Tietjens

We absolutely love their Sunday brunch buffet. The food is always great!

Tammy Lundberg

Excellent food all the time

Cindy Reische

Wednesday night burger night in the deli. It was great, as alway.

bubba gump

One of the best buffet style supper clubs in the area. All you can eat Prime Rib night is seriously the best Prime Rib deal in the twin cities. Walk up and tell the server how thick and how well done you want and he carves you up juicy slice after slice. They have an awesome pasta bar with every pasta imaginable, huge salad bar with all the fixins, huge selection of fresh baked breads, and dont forget the dessert bar! They also have a take out dine in deli attached, best fried chicken I have ever had..... Seriously go there.... stuff yourself, enjoy a serious supper club and eat like a king. They have a decent wine and beer selection too. Family owned and operated, this place rocks and will not disappoint.

Ed Severson

Always a good place to eat! You know it's good - been there since 1958 !

Rose Hoye

We enjoyed the huge salad bar. Staff were very friendly. Our waitress was awesome!

Rick Nelson

Excellent food and atmosphere.

Janice VanReese

It's Lent so Friday is no meat day. Tried Tinucci's for the first time. The food was amazing. All you can eat buffet. So many different salads. Fried and baked fish. Butterfly shrimp, seafood chowder soup and cheesy potatoes. The best part, the food was hot. They also have delicious desserts. A little pricey but worth it. Get there early if you don't want to wait in line.

Micha Faucett

Great ! Nice Supper Club. Great Service. Charming Atmosphere. Brunch was nice enjoyed the salads, the fresh fruits, the pastas, the carving station roast beef was great. Loved the bread pudding the poinsettia drinks the meal comes with a little orange juice as well. Friendly Service we will definitely return for a dinner service and Prime Rib Night.

Robert Noguchi

What a wonderful meal! Had the Prime Rib Buffet ($32.95) and it was worth it. Great spread of appetizers and salads, but the prime rib is the star. Perfectly prepared and a healthy slice! Service was top notch.

Ronald Spychalla

The best buffet ever. The prime rib was so tender and there's so many options on the Buffet.

Justin Bongard

We went for brunch. Great service but no real standouts as far as the food went. It was good for a buffet. The menu is way better during regular service

John McCutcheon

One of the best all you can eat fish fry. Buffet style

Jose Iturrino

Fabulous place to eat!!!

ivan calkins

Way overpriced food and incompetent service. Wouldn't recommend it.

cindy chinis

Great food, great staff...they went the extra mile to makes us feel welcomed. Will go back and visit again. Their deep fried cauliflower is a must try item on their menu!

Tom Pitra

Great food large choice of meals

Mary Olin

Not as good as it used to be. Potatoes were under cooked, meat was cold, coffee was too strong...

Troy Vietmeier

No good heartburn City

Dustin Peterson

Always a fantastic taste of Americana

Lisa and Steve Keen

Delicious food. Staff was very attentive.

Paul Kyser

I always like stepping into Tinuccis for lunch, theyvhave great portions. Ibreally likebthe ceasar salad with rotissary chicken ifnim not going to get the buffet.. i always roll myself out of there thinking... should i have ate all that. Very helpfull and friendly staff that know their customers by name.

Andrew Lindloff

Old supper cloud club feel. Good buffet with plenty of choices.

Tracey Fredrick

Love the brunch here. Wednesday night Italian buffet also awesome. The deli can be a little slow sometimes, but the food is still great. Be aware they are closed on Mondays.

Tracy Monack

Always fabulous food!

Marian Smith

Awesome food and service

Kent Nelson

The food and service here have had me coming all my life! I usually come into the smaller deli/carryout part of the restaurant. I have been ordering the Chicago Beef for ever. The fried chicken is always fresh and tasty as well. I appreciate that most of the employees have been staples with restaurant. You feel like part of the family.

Joy Bliek

The food was delicious!

Bob Nelson

Saw Booker T. Great venue 3 out 4 liked their dinner.

Sheri Stone

The food is so delicious! I couldn't get enough of the Thai Sweet Chili Chicken wings!!! Yummy!

Sue Hughes

We were a group if 5. We ordered off the menu. Filet mignon was perfect, shrimp scampi was good, walkeye was ok, but tasted like it was sitting out for a while. Servers were excellent. Prices a little high.

Russell Brightblade

Delicious food and very good service overall. My one complaint is that nothing is labeled so you don't know what the pasta salads are.

Michael Michael

Great food, super price. This place has a Wednesday hamburger special that is to die for. Then you have to come for the broasted chicken or the deep fried chicken again two of their specials. they also have their famous banquet Hall where on Saturday night's it's all-you-can-eat prime rib. Definitely get your ass down to two new cheese it's great food.

Henry D. Hood

I loved it

Oleksii Lysenko

Amazing! Very good food and decent stuff! Got a pasta, chicken and chillie there! All food was fresh, tasty and decent! I like it! Will come there next time I will pass through that area again!

steve goering

Awesome food....

Don Kline

There Saturday all you can eat prime rib buffet is excellent.

Jeffrey Ackerman

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. I'm a bit bummed I came under dressed and it was slightly embarrassing. I'd recommend wearing some nice trousers and a collared shirt! Will be coming again!

Charles Lott

Great place for a Sunday brunch.the food and service is excellent.will return.

Faye Bell

Friendly atmosphere, delicious food and great buffet selection!

cc larson

The deli is very good, order something and they will make it. Their 5 or 6 item 'buffet-like food in deli is very good. Usually the meat is chicken, fish and another, depending on day of week. Their dining room is next door. Call for hours or look on their website for more info. They cater also.

Skyler Kanegi

I had the Chicago beef sandwich. Good bread, good flavor, meat was quite dry. Overall solid sandwich.

Eric Wilson

Good food!

Rob Nelson

Great as always. Hadn't happened to be in the area for a while. Saw it and had to stop. Chicken and ribs were better than I remembered.

Debby Hudella

I have never had bad food here. The food is always wonderful. The staff is friendly and very efficient. The atmosphere of the place makes you want to take your time eating and relaxing with friends and family. Have used their catering business also. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Corey Cole

Mark Jr and his staff catered our wedding this past weekend. We have received so many compliments on the food. Things such as "best food we've ever had at a wedding". And they're not wrong. We were a little concerned at how it would be compared to our tasting due to the fact that it had to travel. But it was absolutely perfect. We are so happy with everything from the planning stages to the final dinner. We can't sing their praises to everyone enough. Corey and Krystal.

Briana Falb-Joslin

Mother's day brunch was fantastic. Especially the cheesy hash browns. We also get our Thanksgiving dinner from here. We are never disappointed. Their deli has amazing subs. You just cannot go wrong. The staff are friendly and treat you like family. This is one of my favorite places to go.

Karlin Hofelman

The food is good, and that's what's important, but the interior really needs to be updated.

nick wilson

Great food and such friendly service, they make everyone feel like family!


Always solid food. Good value considering corporate offerings. I grew up on this place and have seen it change very little over time as far as menu. I appreciate not reinventing what works. Younger staff could use a little bit of work. Great place.

David Lovell

Been going here since 1959! Always good.a great hometown atmosphere. Many employees have worked here for many years.

Joe Frits

So much, great food to choose from

Roger Rodriguez

. The food is great but a bit pricey. However, if you're looking for something different with great dishes, this is your place!

Paul Fisher

Buffet was good. High buck for average. I would go to other places for prime rib.

Tom Palmer

Good food, excellent service.

Bob K

12-15-17 Got there at 5 pm today. Restaurant temperature was cold and the ribs were even colder, tuff and appeared to have been sitting out for a while already! The barbecue sauce is so average like cheap stuff. Clam chowder was terrible. Runny with very little clam in it. Shrimp was very skimpy and all batter, fish was pretty good! If you want to pay 19.95 on a Friday night for some fish go there and eat only fish or rabbit food salad. Very disappointed!! Definitely not what we expected again. Nothing worse than a meal that disappointing. Second time this way for us and not going to go back for a third time. Years ago this place was great but has gone downhill.

dave mohr

Great food and people.


Went for Friday night fish fry. Fish was decent. Not amazing, but decent. They also had ribs, chicken and shrimp. Shrimp was good (hard to mess up frozen breaded shrimp ) and ribs were meh. Salad bar had a lot of interesting pasta and vegetable salads. Probably the best part. Mac and cheese taste like knock off velveta. Clam chowder tastes straight from the can. Overall I did enjoy the visit. At the price point, a little bit of improvement would make me a regular.

Robyn Diamond

Went for Lion's Super Breakfast. I grew up in Newport and we used to go to Tinucci's at least twice a month for dinner.

Abi Mohler

Great staff all around from the hostess to the wait staff. Super friendly and kind to the all customers.

David O'Ryan

Excellent food and the staff is outstanding. Randy Moss is clueless.


The food is amazing here. For a place that's off the beaten path it's worth the trip. They have hot food and wonderful salads to take home as well, plus I'm a huge fan of the chocolate cream pie (number one ingredient is cream, which is why it's so delicious). The only reasons I gave it four instead of five stars are because Fox news is always on. I do love the news, and watch it a lot, but not Faux News. I feel like they're trying to convert patrons. Then also today while I was there for lunch two parties came in after me, and were asked if they were looking for the restaurant. They replied that they were. The people were told, rather abruptly I thought, that it didn't open until 4:30. Now I don't know if I was eating in the regular or the small, little restaurant area. It's way bigger than what I've ever seen. My problem with the whole scenario is that the people weren't apologized to, and weren't given any other options. If they could have ordered off the lunch menu and sat where I was they should have been told, and if that wasn't an option than the hours posted here on Google and on their doors should change. When I left several people were gathered by the door, that had been told the restaurant wasn't open until later, discussing where to go instead, and looking confused. I expected better customer service for people who decide to make the trip out there.

soso syria

I gave the star for the nice staff and clean place. Way too over priced for what you get. Food was tasteless, cold, and clearly not fresh. Definitely I will never return.

Marv Jarvis

Fantastic multi choice Sunday buffet. Great service, reasonable price!

Peggy Dupre

Wed is burger night. Deli food is fantastic. Love it.

Steve Adams

Great food. The Friday fish buffet is awesome. The staff is friendly and service is phenomenal.

Patrick Callies

Our favorite food stop!

Amanda Correa

No, way too expensive for a hamburger you could have went to Culver's for a far better one. We do wonder about the buffet and the private area tho.

Edwina Halverson

Friendly staff,nice pasta salads, poor quality food that was supposed to be hot was barely warm, over priced and disappointing.

D Peters

Beef Ribs were so-so.

Gregg Wilwert


emmeline siegler

Great food!

Kristen M

The oven roasted chicken is second to none. Food is always fantastic here whether you eat in or get take out!

Tom Duffy

Food here is good as it's always been I'm glad it stayed in the family

Robert Tate

Great buffet style service of great food Get there early though because the seating is tight

Darin65 Lynck

Deli rotisserie chicken is worth the trip alone, lots of delicious sides. The restaurant is casual dining with a menu for all. My personal favorite is the buffet on Easter.

Richard Bourn

In my opinion the interior has definitely seen better days. The buffet was overpriced in my opinion for the quality of the food. Was also disappointed that their American flags out front were tattered and torn, and even after my email pointing out that this was illegal,they continued to fly them anyway. As a veteran who respects our flag and country, I would not go there again.

Phillip Hankland

Excellent food and service this restaurant treats you as family

Darin Dalida

Prime buffet is epic. Worth every penny. Great staff.

Wayne Butt

The best ribs, chicken, potatoes, and more in the entire Twin Cities! If you haven't been here, then you don't know what you are missing! Quick easy freeway access to fill your belly full!

Rori Hoskins

Oh my goodness the burger was amazing!

Robert Axberg

Good food and service. The buffet was excellent.

Stringfellow Hawk Stunek

Prime rib buffet is awesome!

Marsha Schaak-Johnson

It is always excellent

Thomas Wood

Great as always. Bloody Mary is one of the best!

Joe Rothbauer

Great prime rib


Great Food, and Outstanding service, and Hospitality. The Tinucci Family does it up right.

Mac Maccc

Great food. Great atmosphere. Family friendly. Wonderful place to share stories over a meal.

Truly Samantha

Love the atmosphere and of course the food! Went to brunch on Father's day and the buffet was amazing. The staff was very nice and helpful. Very clean and organized set up. The food was delicious. Big variety and the kids loved it as well. I also love the deli/takeout as well. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes are the best! We take out from here very often as well as dine in and will continue to come back! Highly recommend!

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