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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great food at a neat local place

We enjoyed our visit here. Their kids meals are very reasonably priced, and our main meal was tasty. Server was friendly and good came out relatively quickly. It was a good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Katie M
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Washington, IA
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Washington, IA
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit here. Their kids meals are very reasonably priced, and our main meal was tasty. Server was friendly and good came out relatively quickly. It was a good experience.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a friend in the state for a quick tour, and thought La Min would be about the best we could find in Pierre that evening. A Wednesday, we didn't eat til about 8, and it was quiet, but efficient and the nightly special hit the spot. At one time I felt the quality was slipping, but with this visit,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The service was very good. My daughter had the lasagna and would have it again. My husband and I had the Marks Special (pasta and sausage) that we did not enjoy and wished we had ordered the roast beef. The restaurant was lively with a happy local atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I ordered baked ricotta for appetizer and sausage and pepper pasta dish for entree. Sorry I cannot remember the name of the entree. It is a little spicy but delicious. Also I was in the mood for something spicy. My waitress, marlin(?) was good. If I am in town again, I will visit here again.

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Appleton, Minnesota
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We order the specials often when we are in town for work. The city water is not good nor is the bread. The rest of the food is delicious. Probably the cord on blue ravioli was my favorite thing so far. I like that you can watch the kitchen staff cook from where we sit. We've eaten there often for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

LaMinestra never disappoints. Excellent fresh-made pasta dishes; great beef; and nice wine! An award-winning restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love everything on the menu and have never had a bad meal at La Min. I usually don't even need to open the menu because the specials sound so good. Lunchtime is great because I can get in and out in under an hour and the price is very reasonable. I eat here at least once a week!

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Big Rock, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

4 of us had dinner with a bottle of wine. It was great! Everyone was happy with their pasta dishes. The pasta was prepared properly and served fresh.....not re-heated Good service. Nice home type place

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Longmont, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I'm not a fan of Italian cuisine and rarely eat it but pickings in Pierre are slim unless you're a fan of chain restaurants so we gave it a try. We were on a fishing trip and only in Pierre for 3 nights but ended up eating here twice. Duck wings as an appetizer was good and the main courses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fair lunch prices (specials). There was a mix up on the food order. They brought the correct food out promptly. Food was great, neat atmosphere. Would stop again if we'd come back to Pierre. Good job.

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Additional Information about La Minestra

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

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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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