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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
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Pierre, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Been there many times, best restaurant in Pierre and arguably, the State of South Dakota. Always the best and freshest ingredients and excellent service.

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Rapid City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had the most amazing meal at this awesome place!! We were working at a store set up so we were hot and gross and sweaty and were treated like royalty. Food, service and surroundings were fabulous!!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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
2 reviews
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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