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Loring Pasta Bar

$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
+1 612-378-4849
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Williston, North Dakota, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great family dinner here. The food was impressive as usual. Not huge portions , just right to fill us up. The service was top notch from valet to the waiter who helped us have a great night. His recommendations were spot on and his beer recommendations were perfect! The atmosphere makes this place a fun incredible night... More 

Thank Cami K
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. The food was ok but the portions were small and the prices were high for what you were getting. Also, our server had too many tables so were were lacking in the service area. The server was very nice but he was able to cover the table.... More 

Thank ralstonChicago
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on Saturday night. The service was terrible from the moment we entered the restaurant. The hostess was annoyed that we arrived before our reservation time. The host seated us without saying a word to us. We waited forever for a server to take our order and even longer to get our food. He wasn't sure if the... More 

Thank Alexander G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Loring Pasta Bar in years, but decided to go recently because it was close to the concert we were attending. Because of the concert, they were busy... and apparently woefully unprepared. There was ONE bartender servicing the entire space (which is large). It took about 30 minutes to get a drink and then when we did,... More 

Thank JBDinMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Awful. Four of us dropped in for dinner last week; they were not full/pretty quiet. It took 40 minutes to get our drink order and a glass of wine that was ordered was bad; she sent it back. The second glass was also bad. Odd, as I watched the bartender pour (at least from a bottle); he swore it was... More 

Thank cafcode
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were going to a concert at the university. We looked up some potential places to eat in the area and chose The Loring Pasta Bar. We could not have been happier with our decision. Stepping into the restaurant and seeing the original and interesting decor we were blown away. It is definitely one of the coolest... More 

Thank Jaime E
Rochester, Minnesota
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Love this place. Really interesting architecture inside-unique place, with consistently great food. Had salmon the last time we ate here-it was amazing, done perfectly. The pasta is consistently good-done to perfection. A little spendy, but worth it.

Thank gmh5758
Roseville, Minnesota
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I come here about once a month or so - always on a Tuesday evening. Tuesday in the night when one will find Dan Newton and his Café Accordion Orchestra performing their magical mix of French, Latin, and American music onstage in the main dining room. There is a small space in front of the stage where couples take a... More 

Thank jimdryden
Collierville, Tennessee
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Large group for dinner started extremely poorly. 10 Minutes to get drink order, another 20 minutes for appetizers (where were ordered main dishes as well). After that food was quickly delivered and was great. Enjoyed the goat cheese ravioli and the Spaghetti and meatball. Very good local beer menu and very good wine list.

Thank Chris B
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting his brother in downtown Minneapolis for the weekend. He gave us the local tour and this was one of his tour stops for Sunday night dinner (08/28). The hostess told us it would be about a 20 minute wait so we decided to sit at the bar and order some drinks while we waited.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-378-4849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?