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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
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Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Pierre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amy is awesome! One of the best servers I've ever had and very helpful with recommendations. The atmosphere is just what I look for in a relaxing night out. Great job!

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Marksville, South Dakota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Average food at above-average prices, the staff and decor make up for what may be lacking in culinary satisfaction and value.

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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Everything is made in-house in this popular restaurant. The wait staff are friendly and the food is good. It's popular with the local crowd.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent hand made pizza. They were out of the salmon so my wife had to order something else unfortunately. Great place to eat, though.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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