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Pino's Authentic Italian

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1403 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 702-0964
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Terrible Service

Hi, When I went - didn't use groupon or Living Social. Had terrible service. Was slow in there. Food was ok.

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
Tina L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Hi, When I went - didn't use groupon or Living Social. Had terrible service. Was slow in there. Food was ok.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We decided to give Pino's a try for lunch on Monday the 14th and decide for ourselves after reading all the less than flattering reviews. We met two friends there and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was clean, waitress friendly and accomodating and Pino even made time to visit with us. We were all satisfied and will be back again.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

the review below mine (the only good one) is a lie. Although the giagantic sign on the restaurant says "now serving mexican" and "variety latino music" when asked the waitress said "well, we are actually just trying to decide if we should serve mexican food or not. we don't have mexican food." The waitress was so bad (we actually had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

My husband and I visited on a Wednesday night and we were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet and nicely lit. The server was very friendly and patient with us. They had Italian Food along with Mexican food. We had 2 Italian dishes that were both delicious and paired with bread and salad. The chef thanked us on our way out... More 

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Oakdale, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We arrived and seated ourselves per the waitress. There were just a few tables filled, three or four, and next to us was an empty table. The waitress listed the special, half spaghetti with a red sauce, half with a white sauce (we found out later it was a gloppy mess, salty and bland and gluey) but we asked for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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164 reviews 164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

When we first arrived at Pino's we were told that there were two large tables that they were trying to fill so it could be 30 minutes before we were served. Not a problem. When the waitress asked us what we wanted I ordered water and my husband asked what kind of beer they had. The waitress pointed to a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Terrible food, very slow service, a big disappointment. I would not ever go back and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Oakdale, MN
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We have been to this restaurant in our neighborhood several times, we like to support locally owned restaurants. We have enjoyed their food but the service has always been a little questionable. Last night my husband and I and another couple came to have a nice dinner using a restaurant.com coupon. When we arrived we were told there would be... More 

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Saint Paul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We purchased a "Daily Deal" Groupon for Pino's and thought we'd enjoy a Friday out. I previewed the menu on their web site and was pleased to see the large and varied choices. Beware - appearances can be deceiving! My husband and I both ordered $16.95 meals. His was Pollo con Asparagi that turned out to be an over salted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We should of known being the only people in the restaurant.... Salad was plain....what a rabbit would eat...only received about 10 leafs of lettuce on a tiny plate if that...no dressing......bread was gross. Balsamic tasted old....got the food...tiny plate for the price. Flavor was okay but I could of cooked better at home for half the cost. We got to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1403 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Oakdale
  • Phone Number: (651) 702-0964

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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