• Top Places
  • All
10 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

Loring Pasta Bar

Map & Directions 327 14th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • American, Health
  • Sun 5:30pm-1am, Mon-Sat 11:30am-1am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Valet


City Pages' Description

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.

Member Reviews

  • RedOne
    RedOne wrote a review for Loring Pasta Bar
    on 11/24/13

    The atmosphere and service are wonderful. During the busy hours, it is BUSY. Expect to stay awhile and enjoy yourself. Affordable for the college student and fun for the sophisticate, the menu has a good selection of items with reasonable portion sizes. They don't give the heaping portions that many places do.
    The bathrooms, oh the bathrooms. Can't miss them, I've checked... More >>

  • efixsen wrote a review for Loring Pasta Bar
    on 07/05/12

    Service was good, food was good -- but portions were small. My husband ordered the small plate of a New York Steak, which was supposed to be 10 ounces, but was more like six ounces. So order the full-size portion.

    We came expecting to hear jazz. There was a solo sax player, playing jazz standards in a slow, rubato style. Eventually he was joined by a guitar, bass, and... More >>

  • Meredith178 wrote a review for Loring Pasta Bar
    on 09/09/10

    Great food, good wine selection, wonderful atmosphere! This is a great place for a date, especially if you're worried that conversation might falter. There is always something to look at. Make sure to check out the bathrooms while you're there too. I especially recommend going on an evening where there is live music.

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • City Pages on 07/14/11

    Voted as having the Best Bathroom by City Pages in 2011! Come for the pasta, stay for the chance to pee

  • Lucy B. on 08/19/09

    Check out the bathrooms. They are SWEET!

  • Gia R. on 08/22/10

    AMAZING brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Great selection, live music and super chill atmosphere. 30% off with student ID!

  • Christine T. on 03/19/10

    Orecchiette + green beans + button mushrooms + lemon herb and garlic sauce. Oh, and go in the evenings on weekends when there's live music. Surreal.

  • Metromix on 05/17/11

    Home to 1 of our picks for best bathrooms in the Twin Cities! Be sure to peep the whimsical walls, sinks and grotto of the Loring loo’s

Check out Loring Pasta Bar on Foursquare


More American Restaurants in Minneapolis / St. Paul

See More American Restaurants in Minneapolis / St. Paul

Reviews and News

Best Of Awards


Upcoming Events Here

  • 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu.

  • Recommended
    6:00 p.m. every Fri.

  • 10:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat.

More American Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

5 Growler fills at Vine Park Brewery ($60 Value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Movie Theaters Nearby