Loring Pasta Bar

327 14th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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  • Sun 5:30pm-1am, Mon-Sat 11:30am-1am
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Like a movie set, like a stage set, like a fantasy with tapestry costumes and professional lighting, the Loring Pasta Bar is inarguably one of the prettiest restaurants in the history of Twin Cities dining. Two rooms: one a long grotto of a bar made of undulating, Gaudi-like writhing snakes of brick; the other, a three-story soaring cathedral of post-Industrial Revolution romance. The food isn't much, since this was designed as a cheap, fun restaurant for penny-pinching University of Minnesota types. But put a bottle of wine on the table, and baby, Nicole Kidman never had a prettier dinner.

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  • Guess where I'm eating?
    5 years ago by Rachel Hutton

    Every Monday, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant--it's up to you to guess which one. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address--it won't be visible), will be en...

  • Loring Pasta Bar's fruit punch packs a punch
    6 years ago by Michelle Leon

    Aly's fruit punch $7.50 Loring Pasta Bar 327 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis 612.378.4849 Nothing says summer like a fruity drink, and it doesn't get any fruitier than this. Reminiscent of the drinks we made as teenagers, raiding the pa...

  • For Your Eyes Only
    15 years ago by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

    Dear reader, if there's a prettier place in North America to get a $7 bowl of ramen, I'll eat my hat. Which I'll be happy to do instead of facing another round of Loring Pasta Bar appetizers. Loring Pasta Bar, Minneapolis


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