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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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  • 78
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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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
Best in Pierre, SD

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Big Rock, Illinois
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Big Rock, Illinois
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46 reviews
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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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210 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped in on a quiet Saturday, so glad we did! House bread is delish with big chunks of garlic. Baked ricotta app is really tasty. My hubs LOVED the nicoise salad, said it was one of the best salads he's ever had. I had the salmon which was great, very tender and flavorful. Pineapple mascarpone cake was excellent. Service was... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went out to La Minestra for our Anniversary. The waiters were friendly and attentive. The food, as usual, was very good as well. This is probably the only restaurant in Pierre that serves unique Italian meals. The spices and taste are always a treat to the taste buds and something we don'[t otherwise have in our smalll town. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great food, friendly service! We had pasta dishes that were nicely spiced. Generous portions will provide another meal!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our first time in South Dakota and we were happy to have tried this restaurant. The small area around it is very cute, and the people-staff and patrons alike- were so friendly and wonderful! Crab and asparagus pasta was very delicious and the salmon was perfectly done. We very much enjoyed our evening.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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