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La Minestra

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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
605-224-8090
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently excellent food and service

The menu choices are excellent. I particularly enjoy their pizza lunch special with a Cesar salad. Supper is a bit pricey ($25ish) but again, it's excellent fare. The lobster Rockefeller is mouth watering. Couple nits...While the atmosphere is clean and classy it desperately needs some booths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
green32
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Pierre, South Dakota
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Pierre, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The menu choices are excellent. I particularly enjoy their pizza lunch special with a Cesar salad. Supper is a bit pricey ($25ish) but again, it's excellent fare. The lobster Rockefeller is mouth watering. Couple nits...While the atmosphere is clean and classy it desperately needs some booths along the wall instead of a 50' bench seat. Kind of feel like you're... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is probably the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to in the United States. It is a true gem for the city, if not the state as a whole.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food here is consistently good. The crostini appetizers are amazing. Service is always friendly and attentive. It is spendy, and it starts to add up when they charge for horseradish to accompany the Prime Rib....??? After having been there several times in the last few months, I can wait awhile before going back. Was looking forward to something I... More 

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Appleton, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My 3 star rating is only because I compare this place to places I've eaten around the world. Our dishes were all very tastey. My suggestion to the restaraunt is to develop a drink menu. Also we ordered the two pasta dishes with lobster and they ran out of lobster just before our order went in so we had the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is as good as some of the best restaurants in DC, New Orleans, and New York. This restaurant puts Pierre on the foodie map. This restaurant alone is enough reason to visit Pierre. It is a hospitable western city made for those that love the great outdoors.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Okay, okay, living in Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with an outstanding selection of restaurants, we must admit we can be a bit picky. We certainly did not expect as awesome a meal as we got in this little gem in downtown Pierre. (Sorry, Pierre, for underestimating you!) Outstanding menu and the chefs turned out what might be the best duck wing... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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208 reviews 208 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Working in town, we asked for a good place for dinner. My Customer - without hesitation said La Minestra!! And I could see why, as we dining, there were several folks who walked in for dinner and found friends and co-workers visit from table to table. Obviously close knit dining community!!! Very cozy relaxing atmosphere, staff was wonderful as we... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to this restaurant based on the suggestion of colleagues. They raved about their pizza! We drove the few extra miles into town to try it out. We got there just in time - it filled up just after we placed our order. The waitress gave us our menus but we couldn't find any pizzas on it. I found... More 

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Austin, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It's always fun to stop in here and try the daily special. The waitstaff are friendly and the service is quick. I'm told the owner makes all the ingredients from scratch. There's an interesting assortment of people who stop in here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Amy is awesome! One of the best servers I've ever had and very helpful with recommendations. The atmosphere is just what I look for in a relaxing night out. Great job!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Pierre
  • Phone Number: 605-224-8090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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