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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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  • 84
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
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  • 5
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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
A bit expensive but yummy

Nice atmosphere, easy laided back environment where you can stay awhile without being bombarded by noise and tvs everywhere. The food was pricey but very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere, easy laided back environment where you can stay awhile without being bombarded by noise and tvs everywhere. The food was pricey but very tasty.

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ordered the Thai chicken (without the chicken) and were surprised when the bill was reduced by a modest amount per person. This was a first for us - a thoughtful gesture that we appreciated. Our dinner was flavorful and generous. With a pleasant atmosphere and congenial staff, we'll eat at this family owned restaurant whenever we're in Pierre.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

They create amazing daily lunch specials, the atmosphere is very relaxing, and the evening meals are creative and scrumptious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Awesome lunch specials. Love the chicken tort. Good wait staff. Neat atmosphere. Fun drinks. Romantic place for date night.

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Washington, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?