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Little Oven

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1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119-6200
+1 651-735-4944
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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352 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Little Oven and it was a great find. The menu is extensive so difficult to decide what to try. I had the Mezo Mezo, which was a combination of ravioli and spaghetti with meatballs; delicious and enough to share. The Italian dinner was the choice of two in our party and was a good... More 

Thank Curly
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lifelong East Sider, Little Oven has always been a go-to place for pizza, especially when ordering for large groups. An annual tradition at one of our winter Boy Scout camping trips was that our go-home meal was always Little Oven, and boy, did it always taste so good as we ate it in that cold January wind! I... More 

Thank Luke K
Ashland, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant works well for 2 and up. The staff is friendly and breakfast was great. We wanted to meet up with family here and it worked out perfectly. There isn't a huge parking lot yet you can park on the street. I felt the prices were very reasonable and for 4 it was like 42.00 and that is with... More 

Thank Debra S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lasanga which people raved about is really overated. It was served cold, and the noodles were tough , plus there wasn't any flavor at all. VERY DISAPPOINTING. If you ar egoing to eat there try something else. This is the 3rd time I was there and all 3 visiy=ts have been disappointing.

Thank JOE E
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding dinner and great service to boot! It's very rare for me to give 5 stars for any place I've been but the food and service were both fantastic!! Our lasagna was amazing and the various breads were terrific! Out of our table of 4, each person was thrilled with the flavor and quality of the food! Our waitstaff, Adrienne,... More 

Thank Peggy P
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not the most romantic place for a Valentine's dinner but the menu that was offered the Saturday before appealed to us so we decided to try something new. The restaurant itself could definitely invest in some new chairs as many of them were ripped. Other than that the food was excellent, service was great and we won at pulltabs! We... More 

Thank go4gal
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ample portions are cooked to perfection. Friendly service in a restaurant with a great atmosphere. There appear to be many regulars, and why not? You really couldn't cook it better yourself.

Thank Radish1000
Apple Valley
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114 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered the biscuits and gravy. Hardly and sausage in the gravy and lots of flour in the recipe. Biscuits are home made and are good. Served on a plateful of barely cooked hash browns. There are much better options out there. I won't be back.

Thank mah7925
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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315 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a lot to like about our dining experience: Free bread and breadsticks Friendly, quality service Huge portion sizes From 11-5PM they have the 6 Lotto Menu Special with $6 meals Great atmosphere The not so good: Medium well steak was served medium rare. When they made it again it was still much closer to medium rare than medium... More 

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch and had the Lasagna, it was the special for $6.99. You get a great big chunk and it comes with bread sticks. Both were real good and you won't leave hungry. The parking lot and restaurant are small, but we had no problem parking or getting seated when we went around 2:00 pm. Good place, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1786 Minnehaha Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55119-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-735-4944

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