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La Minestra

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$$ - $$$
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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
+1 605-224-8090
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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South Dakota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the nicer restaurants in Pierre. The food has always been good and service staff excellent. It would be a nice place for an intimate dinner.

Thank torque
Pierre, South Dakota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The meals here are perfectly crafted with care and if you want to substitute gluten free noodles, add a meat, vegetable, or cheese that isn't listed in the meal they are eager to please as your meal is crafted for you and not some previously prepared and warmed up batch meal; as such it comes fresh, perfectly seasoned, and designed... More 

Thank 62kateyl
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff could have been friendlier, had to wait for seating and service, even though the restaurant was not full. They seemed busy, and hurried. Interesting food selections. We tried the Marsala Chicken. It was served plainly, but was a generous portion. A bit bland, but with added salt and pepper ok. I would have liked some grated cheese on top.... More 

Thank Betty S
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The risotto was nice but wish for more vegetarian options, not much to choose from. The service was great and the place looked and felt nice.

Thank Donald W
Show Low, Arizona
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Higher price point than anticipated but food was good. High end wine selection but you pay for the premium selection. Service was lite for a busy night ( opening weekend of SD pheasant season. Portion size was reasonable and flavor ok.

Thank R H
south dakota
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are looking for a good place to eat with a good atmosphere, this is the place. It is really hard to go wrong with La Minestra. If you are in the mood for Italian this is the place

Thank switch88
Rockford, IL
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285 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Enjoyed the local venue with an Italian theme. Lots of pasta and unique combinations. Variety of salads, wine list was ok, good service. Negatives, the room was cold, had to wear my jacket during dinner, room very dark, not great for conversations.

Thank BossRino
White River, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I read the bad reviews and they are clearly on drugs. Two trips so far and perfect. Great service and food. Family type cooking

Thank CoryRizz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Lobster Rockefeller was amazing! Alissa and the cooks did a great job. Nice environment as well. We will be back.

Thank Dina R
Atlanta, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I decided to eat dinner here and the food was great! My eggplant Parmesan was cooked just right with great flavors from the robust sauce. Service was excellent, I wish it was a little cooler inside, found it a tad bit warm for summer. But that won't stop me from going back!

Thank tlamar14

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?