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Broders’ Pasta Bar

5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
+1 612-925-9202
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (123 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“bocconcini” (3 reviews)
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16:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very good experience. I found the menu to be varied enough and quality of the food to be very good. I had a pasta the pappardelle con agnello--with egg pasta, braised lamb, zucchini, black olives, and pecorino Romano. Very flavorful and right...More

Thank stefan0c1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this restaurant - we try to return to it every time we come to town. The restaurant is small, and combined with its popularity and no-reservations policy, there can be a wait. Don't let that stop you - the food is excellent and no...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I thought we would beat the crowd by showing up right as they opened at 4:30. We walked in, were seated, and to my amazement, the place was full by 4:35! That's always a good sign! The food had lots of flavor, and the service...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 19 May 2017

So we arrived at 6:40 pm on a Thursday night, having called earlier and being told wait times were relatively short. We were then told that the wait time was 45 minutes. Checked with the hostess at 7:20, told that we would be seated in...More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Going to Broder's has been one of our standby restaurants for over the last ten years. Last weekend my wife and I visited and found to our disappointment a new menu ( a new chef said the waiter). Some similar items but many newer fare....More

Thank Johndraws
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Been going to Broder's for almost 20 years. The menu changed from time to time but was full of reliable and accessible old favorites. No more. With a new chef few dishes survived, including my go-to shrimp dish. Now it seems that half the dishes...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was another TripAdvisor find. It was was our 1st time at Broders', and definitely would come again. The service was top notch, the dishes were extremely well prepared and flavorful. The tiramisu was the best I've had as of to date. All around we...More

Thank Jackiechard
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

Thank Pgaulke
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...More

Thank Taylo102
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
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26 April 2016|
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Response from Rich P | Reviewed this property |
The Pasta Bar does not deliver. Broders does have another deli across the street that does deliver excellent pizza and other Italian hot and cold foods.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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Since 1994 Broders' Pasta Bar has been serving house made and quality imported pastas and risottos, focusing both on Italian regional traditions as well as seasonal & local ingredients. We source from Midwest farms, when possible, and grow vegetables in our own parking lot garden (weather permitting, of course!) but really, it's about the pasta.

Located across W. 50th Street from Broders’ Cucina Italiana, the original deli and specialty food shop, Molly and Tom Broder opened the Pasta Bar - to cook the pasta they were selling the way it was meant to be: fresh, al dente, perfectly sauced and thoughtfully executed.

Still, and always, family owned and operated, Broders' continually strives to serve great Italian food and wine from our corner in Southwest Minneapolis. We hope to welcome you, whether at the Cucina, Pasta Bar, or the newest addition, Terzo, our contemporary Italian restaurant & wine bar.

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