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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Richard G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Lags812
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
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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 

Thank 777chad777
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Finally made it out to this restaurant after hearing rave reviews. It definitely lives up to their reputation - good, fresh, made to order pasta dishes. This is a tight-quarters type of restaurant - you're so close to your neighbors you can hear every word of their conversation and vice versa. There is seating around the bar if you don't... More 

Thank hey0u812
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Broder's opens their doors at 430, we arrived shortly after 500 prepared to wait for a table. The host team was very welcoming. We waited for an hour, but our meal was worth the wait. The small dining room neatly packs in patrons, almost elbow to elbow. The service is efficient, but not terribly conversational, likely because they're too busy... More 

Thank THartman17
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing but so is the ambience. It's small and cozy. You will have a wait on weekend nights but totally worth it!

Thank TravelQueen1313
Edina, Minnesota
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very difficult to get in and limited parking. We ate on the patio/bar and ordered appetizers and they were not very good. The service was also very slow.

Thank Bob C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Caesar salad to start was remarkable. They even split onto two plates, which many restaurants won't do. Everyone had pasta, surprise. We all had seasonal dishes, one a carrot gnocchi ; very dense and filling, but delicious; another a pork belly with pasta; a classic with made-in - house spicy sausage ; finally one with a tender, perfectly cooked... 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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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