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“Not worth the drive...”

La Pasta Italian Eatery
Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in Park Rapids
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
Description: In the fabulous town of Dorset, Minnesota located near Park Rapids, known as the Restaurant Capital of the World. La Pasta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from May through September. Specializing in Italian cuisine for the evening menu. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The decor is attractive, with many artifacts and local collectibles on the walls. The restaurant consists of several small connected dining rooms.
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Description: In the fabulous town of Dorset, Minnesota located near Park Rapids, known as the Restaurant Capital of the World. La Pasta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from May through September. Specializing in Italian cuisine for the evening menu. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The decor is attractive, with many artifacts and local collectibles on the walls. The restaurant consists of several small connected dining rooms.
Reviewed August 30, 2014

Poor quality start to finish....
Noodles were very watery & both our entrees were not worth the money.

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Thank AMinnesotagirl
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Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

From the first time we had dinner in 2005 to just last week we have had the best food and service each and every time! The owner prepares and oversees every meal served so there is never the "new chef" excuse. The staff is always friendly and welcomes you back like family!

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were blown away by the quality of the Italian food here in the middle of nowhere. The pasta was perfectly cooked al dente, and the fresh asparagus was crisp and delicious. Prices were more than reasonable, and the service was friendly and good. We drove almost 50 miles to eat here, and it was worth the trip.

Thank Pointski
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nothing really fancy, but the buffet is worth the trip. They have a variety of foods (chicken, pizza, pasta) for a reasonable price. The ice creams were good - lots of variety.

Thank GreatLakesTraveler13
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Worst Italian in decades. Ordered fettuccine Alfredo. Fettuccine was limp, soggy with a sauce that was overpowered with a taste of raw garlic and no distinguishable cheese. Had questions before meal and had specifically requested the pasta "al dente". Waitress ignored us as I sat not eating. No attempt to ask about meal even when I chose not to box the entree to take home after trying two bites. Stay away.

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Thank Popeemom
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Kathleen S, Owner at La Pasta Italian Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy anything about our restaurant. We sincerely apologize for that. We try to provide an enjoyable meal and sometimes fail.

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