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La Minestra

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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An award winning restaurant for those who want something special. Mostly Italian but some good variations on classic midwestern steaks and fish. Highly recommend. I put down Not Sure for kids. If your kids are extra fidgety I would steer clear as a meal can last 45-6 minutes.

Thank Dawson L
San Tan Valley
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place...food is pure tasting with lots of levels...enjoyed the tortellini and sausage with peppers. Flavor galore. My husband had the beet salad and soup....our server was friendly and sweet. Thanks for the amazing lunch

Thank Mine70
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a local, and it did not disappoint! Ordered "Mark's Favorite" which consisted of homemade rigatoni, sauce and sausage, and it was outstanding! Split the dish with my husband, as we were travelling, and it was just the perfect portion. Compliments to the chef :)

Thank Tammy S
Racine, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at La Minestra's! Our server, Erin, was very attentive and kind. Her wit and humor were very much appreciated! Our meal was absolutely delicious...that's a big commendation since we come from an area ripe with great Italian restaurants. Next time we are in Pierre, we are definitely coming back!

Thank Nasha1229
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Greek salad(ya I know it's an Italian restaurant) asked if it would be possible to had lobster claw meat to it and the chef did it no problem!! The waitress was funny and very hospitable with us!!

Thank Stephen S
Pierre, SD
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The service is always the best and I would recommend the regular fare from the menu rather than the specials. The portions are huge so I would suggest that if you are not a person with a big appetite, you might want to split a meal with your companion. Anything you order will be delicious.

Thank Merrie M
Deadwood, South Dakota
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Stopped in for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. Even if you don't come for the food come for the service!! Everyone was friendly and very attentive

Thank Sean B
Cold Spring, Minnesota
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great place to eat. The food was fantastic. The service was also excellent it exceeded my expectations in every way. It also had a great ambience. I highly recommend this when you're in Pierre!

Thank Kevin B
Rapid City, South Dakota
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222 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

I hosted a group of guests for dinner here while we were traveling to Pierre. The service was not the most attentive, but the food was good. Those that ordered from the favorites menu seemed the most pleased with their meals.

Thank leojtracnik
Garland, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I called ahead to make reservations for my wife and I to celebrate her birthday. When we arrived, we were greeted with a beer sampling. What a pleasant surprise! They also provided masks and beads for their Mardi Gra Celebration. The service was a little bit slow due to the volume of customers in the restaurant, but food quality was... More 

Thank Dan N G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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