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La Minestra

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106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3110
+1 605-224-8090
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Donald W
Show Low, Arizona
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

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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

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Thank switch88
Rockford, IL
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278 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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.

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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

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Thank CoryRizz
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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.

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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!

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Thank tlamar14
Pierre, South Dakota
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This has been my favorite business meeting location for years and the past two times I've eaten here were poor to terrible. The last meal here was my usual, slice of pizza and caesar salad lunch special and when it arrived, the pizza was flat as cardboard and just as dry. I mean it took quite a bit of effort... More 

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Thank Thankyouhaveaniceday
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Salmon was the "special" the night we were there with friends. It was good but the portions were small and the price was high. Place to see and be seen in Pierre.

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Thank MaddieFairmont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent friendly staff nice service great meal relaxing atmosphere Would recommend sweet wine and relax

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Thank Eric L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?