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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 #129 of 1,582 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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English first
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 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had dinner with our grandson who is attending U of MN. I was delighted when I walked in - an old drugstore converted to an eclectic restaurant. First impression is Alice in Wonderland, but there is so much more than that. The dining area is open, yet the sound is not overwhelming (restaurant was very busy); the wait staff... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked to the Loring Pasta Bar after moving our daughter into the U of MN. They were quite busy and our waiter informed us that they didn't expect the busyness on a Monday and they were somewhat understaffed. He was very apologetic. Despite this, the service was excellent! The kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant so you... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was wonderful. they offer a full bar, the service was both timely and friendly, but what's most memora ble is how they converted an lod drug store to now look like a trip into an "Alice in Wonderland" set. Sit in the balcony and your eye wil lconstantly find something new and captivating in this place.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for a dinner a couple of days ago. Ordered Lamb Loins with Risotto and Warm Beef Salad. Had to send the salad back as neither one of us was able to chew thru the steak, we actually had to spit the shreds of beef out (sorry for the details). Lamb was overcooked, risotto was too salty and dry. Service... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a great spot on the University of Minnesota campus Dinkytown area with sidewalk tables and a funky interior, but the food is really the main attraction. We had lunch here with another couple. I had the Portabella Mushroom Ravioli with tomato and corn salsa, double smoked ham and it was fantastic. One of the best pasta dishes I've... More

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