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Loring Pasta Bar

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$$$
University / Dinkytown
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327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
612-378-4849
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
an experience

So, I was told when going here to definitely check out the bathrooms- I did, they are so unique! Quirky and classy are the best way to describe the ambiance of this restaurant. The service is fabulous, attentive and friendly. The food is tasty! Not going to lie though... the decor and vibe of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
little_rigger
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So, I was told when going here to definitely check out the bathrooms- I did, they are so unique! Quirky and classy are the best way to describe the ambiance of this restaurant. The service is fabulous, attentive and friendly. The food is tasty! Not going to lie though... the decor and vibe of the place is what will draw... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Of all the restaurants, bars, fast food etc in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota, the Loring is by far the best and most interesting. Great ambiance and whacky decor. with a versatile menu that include moderately priced pasta for the student crowd as well as upscale nightly specials. So it is also good close to the U. to bring... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We arrived at LPB around 5:00 as our dinner spot before a 7:00 show at Varisty Theater. Interestingly enough, I called LPB the day before to inquire about reservations. I was told that show nights were insanely busy and reservations were not available. As it turns out, LPB was not busy at all - I would guess they were about... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to the Loring Pasta Bar again because of the music. We follow the Cafe Accordion Orchestra and they play there on Tuesday nights. It was just before New Years Eve so it was an early celebration. Our meals were very good. The Pork I had was tasty and moist. My wife had a seafood special. It can get... More 

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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: 612-378-4849

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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