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Loring Pasta Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
University / Dinkytown
Italian, American, Pasta
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327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
612-378-4849
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A very enjoyable and delicious evening

Visiting the area a friend took me there as the restaurant has lots of character. The intention is very unique and the was a live band that did not overpower the table side conversation. The mussels in a bourbon cream sauce was very good, highly recommended. A very fun evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Neil M
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting the area a friend took me there as the restaurant has lots of character. The intention is very unique and the was a live band that did not overpower the table side conversation. The mussels in a bourbon cream sauce was very good, highly recommended. A very fun evening.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

They had great food and menu choices plus a local band playing that was outstanding. The jazz pianist was a real pro!

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

On most Tuesday nights you'll find my hubby & I dining & dancing at the Loring Pasta Bar. The menu offers delicious options and is changed frequently throughout the year. The chefs are accomplished & imaginative. The atmosphere is unique and fun! Reservations are recommended as it is a popular place for celebrating. We enjoy dancing to The Cafe Accordion... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 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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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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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 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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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 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?