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“Good substitute for dinner”

Minerva Bar & Lounge
Ranked #312 of 490 Restaurants in Pavia
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Normally, I would never go to Minerva - it is a very average bar regarding design, music and offer. But for apperitivo, you can take whatever drink you want and you can eat infinitely a good warm food, fruits and some sweets. The music is too lound. 7 EUR

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Thank Barbora B
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Bar Minerva seems to be more or less the only 'happening' place in Pavia.
I went there on a weekend night, but early enough to still find free table, which would have
been troublesome an hour later. They serve a very long-lasting 'aperitivo' which was of good quality, and there were choices also for a non-meat-eater as myself. Resonably priced, not exactly cheap, but the price-quality ratio was good. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Pylssy
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Bar Minerva is in a great location of town and despite the fact that evenings there are busy, the experience is lacking.
During the evening, the bartenders are friendly but the servers seem miserable. If you haven't made a reservation, they don't have patience to find you a seat.
The selection of food during aperitif is ample and they are constantly replenishing empty platters. The down side is that each time I've been there, no matter the season, there are always flies landing on the food. That makes me question the cleanliness of the kitchen.
The service in the morning when grabbing a coffee is better, they seem more friendly and patient.
I like the space and the covered outdoor eating area but the respect for clients must be elevated. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting worse.

1  Thank Stefania C
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Beginning at 6:30 and running until 10, happy hour includes a lovely buffet. Pay 7 euro for any drink and graze the buffet. Hot dishes (pasta, rice, farro) are served in huge empty cheese wheels. There are also cold salads (pasta and rice) and some warm foccacia and quiche. Depends on what they are serving that night. One time there were little smoked salmon sandwiches. Other night it was chicken salad with olives and peppers. It can get packed and people make reservations, usually for 8 p.m., so get there early, especially if you want to sit on the sofa or love seat.

Thank The_Schaefers
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

I stayed in Pavia for 4 months and I went to Minerva for an aperitivo many times.
The staff is efficient and friendly. They have good food but it depends on the time you go. Sometimes about 8pm they start to serve more food. The space is also friendly and you can eat in or outside. I always paid 7euros for the drink + all the food I wanted. Is better to make a reservation because they have always too much people, especially weekends and wednesdays.

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Thank ka701
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