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Broders’ Pasta Bar

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5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
+1 612-925-9202
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place. The pasta bar is great for my wife and I. It's very intimate and cozy. The wine choices are many and flavorful - all from Italy as you expect from an Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They will help you through a menu that goes way beyond what you will find in an... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I may be biased as Broder's Pasta Bar is only a mile from my home. I have eaten there a minimum of 4 times per year for the past 25 years. So should know it well. Broders has never disappointed us. Positives: 1) Pasta dishes that don't disappoint and perfect portions. 2) Very extensive wine list and aperitifs; owner selected... More 

Thank Taylo102
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really loved the whole experience! Great people and great food! We were seated right away and the wait staff are awesome! The atmosphere and the temperature were comfortable. No cold drafts, great company helped!

Thank Katie S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I came here a few weeks ago for dinner and had a great meal. We've been before and had to wait a long time to be seated, but we ended up going really late on a Saturday evening after a friend's party and this time were seated right away. The food was delicious and the service was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Small, indoor space centered around a wine bar; cozy, but not too loud. Generally very busy with lots of pasta options, almost too many to choose from. Haven't been blown away by the food, but it's always very good. Good wine and beer selection, but for a place that takes care to have wine poured at the correct temperature, they... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Meal: Excellent Ambiance: OK While waiting, you can sample and purchase a glass of wine. There are tables and you can also dine at the pasta bar. Unusually, good food. Always a surprise, as they offer seasonal variations. A 'must' dine experience, when in the MSP area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place has hands down one of the best Italian food in the cities and cozy environment is like a cherry on top.

Thank FNU S
Hugo, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely wine during wait. Bread basket scrumptious. Calamari very tasty. Entries very authentic with a wonder variety of fresh pasta Wait staff friendly and helpful. Profiler Olesya delicious. Great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Love the food everything made fresh worth the trip must go again great for fine dining definitely highly recommended

Thank Munky S
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

When a restaurant has "bar" in the name one might expect it to have a bar. To my disappointment Broder's does not serve liquor, just wine and beer. Wine selection in terms of quality wines was disappointing. On the plus side, the food was fantastic! Next time I go I will find a local bar for a pre-dinner martini and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-925-9202
Located across the street from our original deli, Broders' Cucina Italiana, Broders' Pasta Bar has taken the art of fresh pasta one step further. While the Cucina sells pasta to customers who want to cook at home, the pasta bar was designed to delight our customers with pasta cooked the way it is meant to be. Each of the 22 or so pasta and risotto on the menu are cooked to order and served steaming hot. Those seated at the bar get the best view of our pasta chefs cooking their dish, which is always 'al dente' and carefully tossed. This is not a pasta restaurant that ladles on white or red sauce nor is it a chain. Each dish gets an individual sauté of the highest quality fresh ingredients. Great care is taken in the daily production of our fine egg pasta which is also sold to cook at home in our deli across the street. Our menu changes seasonally and there are always daily specials. Many of our customers love to order our pasta for takeout. One caution though - the best takeout pastas are those with macaroni pasta we import from Italy (penne, spaghetti, rigatoni, etc) rather than our homemade egg noodles which should be eaten as close to cooking time as possible. Though the emphasis is on quality food, you will enjoy the charming atmosphere and neighborhood feel of the restaurant and, in summer months, the wine and antipasto bar on our patio. We look forward to welcoming you for dinner.

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