612-455-1080
308 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

T-Th 5pm-10pm | F-S 5pm-11pm | Sun 5pm-9pm
Closed Mondays

Welcome to The Butcher Block Restaurant!

"The only passport required is your love of great Italian Food!"

The Butcher Block, where meat is our passion; organic, grass-fed, and sustainable are our principles; and serving great-tasting food – with or without meat – is our priority. We're inspired by the cozy neighborhood trattorias you find in Rome and throughout Italy, but we're located right here in Northeast Minneapolis. We chose the name "Butcher Block" in honor of Filippo Caffari, our executive chef, who was a skilled master-butcher in Rome for almost two decades, before moving to Minneapolis to become head chef at I Nonni in Mendota Heights. Chef Caffari is one of the finest Italian chefs in the Twin Cities. To accompany our remarkable Italian meals, we offer an extensive Italian and international wine list, as well as many fine domestic wines and beers. Our goal is to fuse the best of Italian culinary skills with the freshest ingredients, so you can experience authentic Italian dining.

Please click below to reserve a table online and call us for additional availability or special requests if necessary.
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Butcher Block Special

Four course tasting dinner chef's selection of: appetizer, salad, pasta & entree. (38)

Antipasti

Antipasti

Start your meal with a delicious Italian appetizer such as pork & ricotta meatballs or eggplant saporite to whet your appetite for what's to come.

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Insalate

Insalate

Insalate is the perfect complement to any of our dishes; give our classic Caesar a try, or sample the radicchio balsamico for something new.

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Pasta

Pasta

Our fresh pasta can't be beat--you'll taste the freshness in our squash risotto, spaghetti limone, or a classic gnocchi.

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Secondi

Secondi

Get to the meat of the meal with a secondi dish such as our veal picata or New York strip--we specialize in the best main courses!

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Contorni

Contorni

Sometimes, the sides make the meal. Try an order of roasted potatoes with horseradish aioli or sautéed mushrooms!

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Dolce

Dolce

Nothing's better than topping off a meal with creme brûlée, tiramisu classico, or zucchini cake for a sweet finish.

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