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Loring Pasta Bar

327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003 (University / Dinkytown)
612-378-4849
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Ranked #113 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We recently were in Minneapolis as guests and arrangements were made for us to stay at the Days Hotel. There were restaurants nearby but we asked if there were any of special interest with really good food. The Loring Pasta Bar was recommended and we were not disappointed. We shared the Saalade Sauvage. I had Couscous and Butternut Squash and... More 

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WI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Loring Pasta Bar is a Dinkytown classic.The building itself dates from years gone by and has an old downtown feel to it..The upstairs gives a great view of the entire place. Usually there is some type of jazzy band playing with a dance floor as well. The food both times I have been there however, has been mediocre at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

At it's glance it seemed like a really nice restraunt but then our server came to the table wearing what looked like a bathing suit and a cut up shirt. Not the most professional of choices for an outfit. Then we were placed up on a terrace that seemed romantic, but we were completely forgotten about. I never got my... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went out to dinner here with my teen-aged son yesterday. The salmon on the specials list was excellent...I was very happy to have it suggested to me despite almost being committed to another entree. The entire experience was great - from the atmosphere to our personable server. Thank you!

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Loring Pasta Bar is well worth the trip from the suburbs to downtown Dinkytown as it is called. For me the draw on Tuesday night is the fantastic Cafe Accordion Orchestra, it is a fun way to spend an evening with friends. The band plays from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday nights only. The Café Accordion plays mix of... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good food, good atmosphere, family had good time 10/17/14, food was good, timely served and no problems with the waitress

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stopped here after a Vikings game as we were killing time waiting for the light rail traffic to dissipate. The restaurant is beautiful. They had a limited menu selection because it was late afternoon. Happy hour menu was great. Tried the salsa italiano which was amazing. Wish we would have had a chance to try their dinner menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I tried the squid ink seafood pasta. It was AMAZING! The wife had the fettuccine carbonara; also equally as delicious. I was, however, a bit distracted by the yonic decór. Has anyone else noticed this?!? It earned bonus points from me for this; the wife was less than impressed. Apparently she prefers more phallic decorum. Overall, we will return for... More 

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I ate at this restaurant Oct 4 2014. The food was standard. It had a lot of garlic, which I liked but portions were small. If you go to an Italian restaurant it is a sin to come away not satistifed after paying $100 when everyone got water. At first we did not get any bread but it eventurally came... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The atmosphere alone is why you should go to Loring Pasta Bar. They have live music most nights which sets the ambiance. The food is also really good. Even going to the bathroom is an experience. It's like a piece of art! Great for date night or just out with friends.

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Additional Information about Loring Pasta Bar

Address: 327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
Phone Number: 612-378-4849
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Italian

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