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Loring Pasta Bar

Italian Restaurant and Music Venue$$$$
Dinkytown, Minneapolis
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  • Jennifer C.
    "Great service, fun atmosphere on Tango Sundays."(5 Tips)
    Brad
    "Beware of the student discounts."(5 Tips)
    Karol C.
    "Latin nights are awesome"(2 Tips)
    Gia R.
    "30% off with student ID!"(2 Tips)
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  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SheppardJanuary 26, 2016
    Kind of a cheesy theme restaurant vibe but I did love the live jazz. The house red wine is good.
  • Eugenia Y.
    Eugenia YeoDecember 10, 2015
    Good food, but perhaps a bit too expensive for college students! They offer a 20% student discount on weekdays, so if you're a college student looking for Italian food, definitely visit on a weekday!
  • Brent L.
    Brent LassiSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    An amazing room. New menu is promising. /summer2015
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It is a great place to get married.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyMay 19, 2015
    If you enjoy key lime pie, you'll really enjoy their key lime martini
  • Courtney
    CourtneyMay 19, 2015
    Dude. The seafood pasta is awesome.
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanMay 11, 2015
    Don't get the flounder unless you like a lot of marine smell at table.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BartzApril 22, 2015
    The food is definitely good, but a little too "gourmet," even for a relatively experienced foodie. It almost seems like they're trying too hard to make unique dishes.
  • David Eliott G.
    Friday and Saturday nights are Latin night. Dance the night away with the DJ mixing Salsa, bachata, Cumbias, merengue and Reaggeton
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannJanuary 19, 2015
    The food is nothing special and way overpriced. The atmosphere isn't even that cool and neither is the bathroom (contrary to popular belief.) + it's kind of in the hood so avoid
  • Karol C.
    Karol CalderaNovember 21, 2014
    Latin nights are awesome
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HehlAugust 23, 2014
    Wedding time
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LawrenceAugust 21, 2014
    Dinner with my ladies before I head off ! Cinci and New York here I go !
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 15, 2014
    Tasty but small portions. Al dente
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    The food isn't much, since this was designed as a cheap, fun restaurant for University of Minnesota types. But put a bottle of wine on the table, and baby, Nicole Kidman never had a prettier dinner. Read more
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ClementeAugust 4, 2014
    Great service, fun atmosphere on Tango Sundays. Food is good and yes the bathrooms are amazing!
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JohnsonJuly 13, 2014
    Chicken viv... Was fabulous, also salads great... Very cool bathrooms. But only 3 basic dessert options so heading back to EP for pie at Wildfire.
  • Tami C.
    Tami CabreraApril 22, 2014
    My favorite menu items are the meatballs and their carbonara! I just wish they had Muddy Paws Cheesecake for dessert :)
  • Callie P.
    Callie PankowApril 7, 2014
    Our server was very slow and made me get a different entree because he said my choice was too boring. But then the entree I ended up with was boring as well. Beautiful restaurant but won't go back.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They serve Hopslam by the pint here.
  • Brad B.
    Brad BakerDecember 31, 2013
    Don't bother with a reservation. They'll take it, but you're essentially just putting yourself on the waiting list.
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherDecember 2, 2013
    By far one of the classiest spots in Twin Cities. Every Sunday is a tango night.
  • Brooke R.
    Brooke RaekerNovember 22, 2013
    Awesome food and drinks. The atmosphere is amazing, it's so authentic.
  • Leah H.
    Leah HonseyAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday brunch is awesome!
  • Larissa G.
    The potatoes are instant. Don't get them.
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria ManeevAugust 1, 2013
    Delicious! And great service :)
  • Evva K.
    Evva KraikulJuly 20, 2013
    Great place for a first date - saffron chicken linguine is to die for. Free dessert on your birthday!
  • Casey A.
    Casey AustinJuly 20, 2013
    Try the Dirty Bird
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SabyanJuly 18, 2013
    Our entire table thought the food was delicious. Wonderful decor. People of all ages were eating.
  • Kola B.
    Kola BelloMay 6, 2013
    Starters were better than the entrees. Requested medium steak came out well done. They were very pleasant about the situation and offered another. Ravioli, mussels and prawns are a must!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayMay 4, 2013
    Bathroom's as cool as people say. Food is pricey, but you're paying for service and atmosphere.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconFebruary 16, 2013
    Amazing bathroom.. check this out
  • Erica H.
    Erica HeblFebruary 16, 2013
    Took 45 minutes to get our food. The meal was so small it only took 2 minutes to eat.
  • David M.
    David MartinezFebruary 16, 2013
    Don't get spaghetti, it's 15$ for the smallest portion.
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FilloFebruary 13, 2013
    Food can be interesting sometimes, but the device is always terrible.
  • Mpls D.
    Mpls DrinkerFebruary 13, 2013
    Bathrooms are amazing!
  • Alli K.
    Alli KahleFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday brunch here is where it's at. Great selection of apps, entrees, and desserts and only $18.95 with coffee and orange juice included. Plus $4 bloodies and Mimosas.
  • Carolina
    CarolinaJanuary 20, 2013
    I went last year and was not impressed, my friend and I paid about $50 for our meal (even with the student discount). The food wasn't bad but the portions were tiny and we left hungry.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyDecember 22, 2012
    The student discount is only 25% now (as of Dec. 20, 2012) - still worth it, though.
  • Patrick
    PatrickOctober 17, 2012
    Terrible, they didn't have the tickets I wanted
  • Sidney B.
    Sidney BOctober 9, 2012
    The waitresses here wear RIDICULOUS outfits. I thought this was a nice restraunt?
  • 2 GINGERS® Whiskey
    2 GINGERS® WhiskeyAugust 12, 2012
    If you're here for the #MNFringe closing night party on 8/12, send a pic of your friends and your #BigGinger to @2gingerswhiskey!
  • Days Hotel on University
    Unique and delicious food choices in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere! Located in the heart of Dinkytown, about a mile from our hotel. Make sure to ask for a student discount on weekdays!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BalfourJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's nice outside try sitting on the rooftop patio.
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JalabertMay 20, 2012
    Very nice decor.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EichhornMay 15, 2012
    Check your ticket to the varsity for 10 % off at Loring Pasta Bar!
  • Karie M.
    Karie MerkwanApril 27, 2012
    Weeknights = 1/2 price entres!
  • Heather B.
    Heather B.April 24, 2012
    Seafood pasta is fantastic!
  • Robert V.
    Robert VoigtlanderFebruary 16, 2012
    Vegetarian Orzo, order it...! Derrrrrrr
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeachJanuary 18, 2012
    The SW chicken sammy is the bomb!
  • McKayla P.
    McKayla P.December 31, 2011
    Spaghetti and meatball was amazing so was the calamari everything was perfect portions too. Can't wait to go back.
  • Shelley H.
    Shelley HuotDecember 18, 2011
    Free music most nights. Friday and Saturday are salsa nights. Delicious food, fabulous atmosphere. Check out the loo, one of the most unique in the city!
  • Brad
    BradOctober 28, 2011
    Beware of the student discounts. They only apply to certain items and the potions are cut back.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MoretAugust 6, 2011
    Their bruschetta is A-mazing!!!
  • Rachael W.
    Rachael WagenpfeilJuly 27, 2011
    Come during the summer on a warm day. They open the windows and birds come and go as they please. Fantastic.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 14, 2011
    Voted as having the Best Bathroom by City Pages in 2011! Come for the pasta, stay for the chance to pee
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BurtisJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the potstickers. Seriously the best I've ever had.
  • Hans G.
    Hans GerwitzJune 28, 2011
    Climb up to the upper patio. Not all views, but very charming.
  • melissa t.
    melissa taJune 17, 2011
    30% off with student ID!
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KaneMarch 8, 2011
    Harley is the bomb. Hot server. Nice tattoos. Was totally hazard about fore square.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertFebruary 10, 2011
    Summit IPA is the way to go! Any college I.D. gets you 30% off.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby McIntyreDecember 30, 2010
    The cheese tortellini nuovi is a must-have. And you better check out the bathroom. They are so cool.
  • Julie
    JulieDecember 23, 2010
    Fabulous artichoke dip.
  • Gia R.
    Gia RassierAugust 23, 2010
    AMAZING brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Great selection, live music and super chill atmosphere. 30% off with student ID! Read more
  • Mark W.
    Mark WagnerJuly 30, 2010
    Check out the bathrooms! Its a must
  • Christine T.
    Christine TaffeMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Orecchiette + green beans + button mushrooms + lemon herb and garlic sauce. Oh, and go in the evenings on weekends when there's live music. Surreal.
  • Bryan R.
    Bryan RichgruberMarch 19, 2010
    Beet-infused tagliatelle with duck confit... YUMMY!!!
  • Niko
    NikoMarch 11, 2010
    Dance Argentine Tango to Live Tango Music - Mandragora Tango on Sunday evening from 6-9 pm!
  • Ameer H.
    Ameer HashwJanuary 19, 2010
    Red snapper special is delicious.
  • Lucy B.
    Lucy BauerAugust 19, 2009
    Check out the bathrooms. They are SWEET!
  • Ali K.
    Ali KarbassiAugust 7, 2009
    Ask for Lil' Nick! His fashion rocks!!
  • Anna H.
    Anna HernandezMarch 11, 2013
    El ambiente es totalmente agradable
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