La Pasta Italian Eatery
La Pasta open in 1992 as one of the fabulous dining establishments in Dorset, Minnesota. Owned and operated by Kathy and Jerry Schmidt, they bring to you a sampling of fine Italian food done in a family atmosphere with dining areas designed to give a cozy feeling of your own home. The restaurant is open from May through September, daily from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm, weekends in May and September. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both Kathy and Jerry are there on a daily basis to make sure your stay in Dorset pleasurable. Friends are made and friends are found in Dorset.
Because of health reasons La Pasta is currently not serving breakfast. However, on Saturday and Sunday we have a few limited breakfast style items along with daily specials. We have limited omelets as well as hash browns and potato pancakes, plus a few other unique items. The weekends begin at 10:00 AM.
Lunch begins at 11:00am everyday. Like most of the fare at La Pasta it is another dining experience. A small sampling of the exceptional Italian cuisine can be found along with a large assortment of burgers, salads, wraps and sandwiches. The burgers named after Generals provide an interesting lesson in history plus a tasting experience found nowhere in the area. Salads, wraps and fantastic sandwiches are found throughout the menu. Please note lunch ends at 2:00 pm so don't be late.
Possibly the most exciting meal begins at 5:00 pm daily and that is our renowned Italian menu. The menu consists of Italian food found throughout the world. Portobello & Penne, Chicken Genovese, Cappesante con Pesto are but a few of the entrees plus all of the traditional items to please all appetites. The ever evolving menu promises to be a culinary delight. Each season a few new items are added after much testing and perfecting. With over fifty individual items to choose from we promise to offer quality, selection and value. A few American dishes are available for the not so adventurous along with a children's menu. We also have a full selection of moderately priced wine, plus a large selection of great beers.
The Dorset General Store is located in the same building as La Pasta and can meet all of your needs whether they be souvenirs, ice, groceries or beverages. Why drive all the way into town when all your needs can be taken care of in Dorset? Take a quick break from riding the Heartland Trail, sit on our boardwalk and enjoy a cool drink or snack or join us in the air-conditioned dining room for a great meal. Both the dining room and convenience store are Handicap Accessible. Bike rack available as well as parking. Eat, shop and enjoy!