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La Minestra

106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
605-224-8090
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Ranked #1 of 31 restaurants in Pierre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is our first time, we had a shrimp & penne and a sausage & penne, portions were good, food was served very hot, service was friendly, I would recommend.

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Vila Nova de Milfontes
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were due to eat in Mad Mary's but they closed on July 3rd in recognition of July 4th!!!! However because of that we found this gem next door, hence "our gain". our server was wonderful and enjoyed good conversation. the wine choice was first class and although they had steaks (16oz) it is primarily Italian. I had the chicken... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lived in Pierre for three years, and La Minestra was always a top choice for date nights. La Minestra specializes in Italian food with Mediterranean flair: lots of dishes accented with feta and kalamata olives. The Greek Salad is a killer addition to any meal, and the atmosphere is great for a romantic date out, gathering with friends, or even... More

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Chamberlain, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This has great food and a good atmosphere but pretty pricey. The lunch specials are the way to go and are around 10 dollars. This is good Italian food and can tell it's homemade.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Enjoyed the tasty Italian food. Portions not massive by American standards which I view as a very positive thing as a European visitor. Tiramisu was good although coffee flavour was light. Would recommend as a place to eat in Pierre if you want to avoid the countless chains in the city.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We recently moved to the area and had our first night out and decided to try La Minestra. The atmosphere, food, and service was outstanding. Expect to pay what first class service costs because it is well worth it. This is fine dining at it's best. We will definitely return.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Since opening many years ago, this remains the best fine dining experience in the city and arguably among the best in South Dakota. The food, drinks and service are great and the specials really are! Perhaps the best wine selections in the State of South Dakota.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

They have three lunch specials and they are always amazing! The prices is on the higher side, but the food and atmosphere make up for it. They also book parties and other functions.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We searched for a great place to eat as we went to visit our capital to share with our italian friend. WoW great atmosphere and good service.i ordered the chicken salad in a melon delish and light. My italian friend ordered baked sausage penne. She said that was the 1st great italian meal she has had in America. Mark the... More

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

La Minestra is run by a father and son team who are passionate about food, and it shows. As a resident of Pierre, I've eaten their lunch specials, taken dates here for supper, and eaten pizzas with friends. The staff is always friendly and available, and the food never disappoints. They also have several beers on tap, along the lines... More

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