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La Grolla

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452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
651-221-1061
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian

We found this restaurant by accident while visiting St Paul. We were very pleased with the food and the service was exceptional. Our server was Christine and she was very well versed on the menu and made adjustments to our tastes. The seafood was fresh and my pasta was hand made. We can't wait to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
cheri s
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident while visiting St Paul. We were very pleased with the food and the service was exceptional. Our server was Christine and she was very well versed on the menu and made adjustments to our tastes. The seafood was fresh and my pasta was hand made. We can't wait to return!

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

On a recent Business trip to the St. Paul area one of my associates suggested we eat at a local Italian restaurant. Was a little hesitant as the previous evening he suggest a place with the best Pizza in town (it wasn't). La Grolla is located in a revitalized area of St. Paul and if it weren't so cold outside... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I came here for a business dinner and was disappointed. The service was excellent, but the rest, not so much. I ordered a cosmopolitan and it was nearly straight vodka, so strong I could barely drink it. I had the special salad which was a caprese. It was very good. For the main course I had a mixed seafood grill.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Nice location with adequate parking nearby. It's one of our "go to" restaurants when we have out of town guests, as it is consistently good. Never disappoints.

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USA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday evening and even then it was pretty full by 7 PM. Had a wonderful dinner of homemade pasta with scallops and shrimp. Very nice wine selections by the glass. Creative salad with pear, blue cheese and very spicy nuts. Dessert was a yummy Nutella cheesecake that was cut as a very large slice. Prices were fair.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have visited La Grolla several times for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. They have a lovely patio. The lobster bisque us wonderful.

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St. Paul
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is on of those restaurants that crams the tables as close as they can get them. My wife and I went for our 5 year anniversary and the food was good but we completely heard everything from both tables next to us because we were sitting on top of each other. When they brought out our food, the server... More 

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Mendota Heights, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My 3 siblings & I had lunch at La Grolla. I had one of the specials on the menu, farfalle with with mushrooms & sausage in a cream sauce. For desert, I had a latte. It was excellent. Joe, our waiter, gave great service. He was personable & witty. We didn't ask for separate bills, so the 4 of us... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had the worst dining experience of my life at La Grolla. The staff was so incredibly rude and combative it ruined the entire evening. Go somewhere where management and staff value and appreciate the customer experience.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have been to La Grolla many times over the years. The food is consistently fantastic. There are staples on the menu and a variety of specials nightly. Portion size is decidedly Midwestern vs European. My wife and I can easily split an entree after enjoying an appetizer and salad. When they have it, the Ossobuco is a must try.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-221-1061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?