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Loring Pasta Bar

$$ - $$$
University / Dinkytown
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327 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2003
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 20 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 

Thank Ali R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is probably our favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities area. Love the food, love the music, and the decor is fantastic! You can sit up in the balcony above the open kitchen, or on the floor closer to the music and occasional dancing, or outside on a nice summer/fall evening. If you stop in make sure to try the... More 

Thank Kristin L
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The food is great, but what really makes the restaurant stand out is the way its decorated. It has a very unique vibe, there is a lot of metal and brick used but in a way that isn't industrial, but more artistic. The bathrooms look like something out of the Hobbit and are very interesting. I would highly recommend this... More 

Thank Audrey A
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Had a group event upstairs. Staff did a great job serving nearly 80 people in the upstairs room where Bob Dylan lived. Pretty cool space and the food, drinks and service was excellent.

Thank Cpujock
Chatham, Illinois
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went to dinner as a big group (made a reservation) and were seated at two tables next to each other. The building has an unusual decor and nice atmosphere. Interesting menu and good selection of drinks. Everyone in our group was happy with the food they ordered (I had lamb and it was well prepared). The service was a... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 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?