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La Pasta Italian Eatery

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20470 State 226, Park Rapids, MN 56470
+1 218-732-0275
08:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 21:00
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

In addition to be a Top Contributor for TA, I now own the Chick'n Coop Restaurant and Bar next to La Pasta. As a result, I do not get to eat at La Pasta as much as I would like. Kathy, the owner, is an amazing chef! I had a great dinner with the Italian food last year. Today, my... More 

Thank CarterJonErickson
Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were a party of 5 and everybody liked their dishes and the wine was very good and reasonably priced. Also, we were served a large green salad family style with lots of vegetables mixed in. The service was also very good. A very enjoyable evening at this cozy restaurant in Dorset.

Thank b0raas
Alexandria, Minnesota
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This our favorite summer breakfast and dinner place. Food and service consistently Great! We've been coming here for years!

Thank GrannyN56308
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Went with friends to try out the breakfast menu, having had dinner here before. Service was a bit slow, and the food was unremarkable. Too many other options in the area to come back.

Thank OliverandLisa
Marshalltown, Iowa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good Italian with an "UP-North" twist, variety of choices great salad and fresh breadsticks. pleasant wait staff.

Thank David T
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Our group of 5 ate dinner here after having it recommended by a local. A great surprise. We all ordered different dishes from a wide variety of choices. I ordered asparagus lasagna. It was wonderful. Arrived very hot and perfectly seasoned. Everyone loved their choices.

Thank Marcia O
Moorhead, Minnesota
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738 reviews
611 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast menu mostly between $5 and $7. Wide choices and cute interior. The place is part of the Dorset General Store complex. Across the street are several cute shops forming a nice strip of touristy retail during the summer months. Recommended but we don't know the dinner menu at all. Service was good and attentive.

Thank kawidd
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Poor quality start to finish.... Noodles were very watery & both our entrees were not worth the money.

Thank AMinnesotagirl
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

From the first time we had dinner in 2005 to just last week we have had the best food and service each and every time! The owner prepares and oversees every meal served so there is never the "new chef" excuse. The staff is always friendly and welcomes you back like family!

Thank Lynn M
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We were blown away by the quality of the Italian food here in the middle of nowhere. The pasta was perfectly cooked al dente, and the fresh asparagus was crisp and delicious. Prices were more than reasonable, and the service was friendly and good. We drove almost 50 miles to eat here, and it was worth the trip.

Thank Pointski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20470 State 226, Park Rapids, MN 56470
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Park Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 218-732-0275
In the fabulous town of Dorset, Minnesota located near Park Rapids, known as the Restaurant Capital of the World. La Pasta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from May through September. Specializing in Italian cuisine for the evening menu. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The decor is attractive, with many artifacts and local collectibles on the walls. The restaurant consists of several small connected dining rooms.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?