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La Minestra

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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
+1 605-224-8090
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We searched for a great place to eat as we went to visit our capital to share with our italian friend. WoW great atmosphere and good service.i ordered the chicken salad in a melon delish and light. My italian friend ordered baked sausage penne. She said that was the 1st great italian meal she has had in America. Mark the... More 

Thank Nealmarie
Pierre, South Dakota
1 review
Reviewed May 7, 2014

La Minestra is run by a father and son team who are passionate about food, and it shows. As a resident of Pierre, I've eaten their lunch specials, taken dates here for supper, and eaten pizzas with friends. The staff is always friendly and available, and the food never disappoints. They also have several beers on tap, along the lines... More 

Thank Stonewall_Gary
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant in downtown Pierre. I had the Chorizo and Mozzarella Bruschetta as starter followed by the Penne with Italian sausage, both of which were excellent. Great food, great value and great service. What more do you need.

Thank AAID
Level Contributor
58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of the best places in Pierre to eat. The chef keeps the menu updated and definitely the best Italian food in town. The atmosphere is nice but relaxed enough for anyone to dine.

Thank Darin H
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've been coming to Pierre from Denver, CO for over 15 years. I like to catch walleye and kill pheasants. :-) And I ALWAYS go out for dinner at La Minestra. What to say? Outstanding owner (Mark), staff, service, and did i mention the food? I like to cook - and my favorites are Italian and Mexican, in that order.... More 

Pierre, South Dakota
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The owners, Mark and Stacy, have a great restaurant. The menu is full of delicious entrees, some that change over time and others that remain. Always a good meal at LaMinestra.

Thank TurquoiseWaters92
Pierre, South Dakota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Son likes to go there for the variety of cuisine as he calls it. Steak is good, but the potato selection lacks. Does make very good soups at lunch time.

Thank pview1
Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We travel to Pierre often for our work and never pass up an opportunity to eat at this fine restaurant. The good is great and the restaurant staff are very accommodating. Requests for things like "more vegetables, less potatoes" are answered with a smile. La Minestra is run by a family and they treat you like family.

Thank Marsha L
Fort Pierre, South Dakota
1 review
Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I do lunch here a lot. Service is always friendly and Mark does a great job with the food. Recently they began baking their own bread for some of the specials and before the meal and it's always good. Also try the soup specials or pizza specials for lunch. Great. Service is also always fairly quick no... More 

Thank BnEinSD
Lower Brule, South Dakota
1 review
Reviewed February 11, 2014

There are 2 reasons why I dine at La Minestra every time I'm in Pierre: 1.) The food is tremendous. I lived in Italy for a while, and I've got to say I feel like I'm back in Italia when the foot hits my taste buds. 2.) The people and atmosphere there is fantastic! The Mancuso's really are one of... More 

Thank drapeauxb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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: +1 605-224-8090

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