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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
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Unfortunate art photo of sexual harrassment at entrance spoils the experience

We have been to La Grolla several times and had a fairly average dining experience.....but on our last visit while waiting at the entrance we actually LOOKED at the large framed photo at the entrance, which is a 1940's black and white photo of an attractive young woman (presumably Italian) being... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
wendelandsue
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Stillwater, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have been to La Grolla several times and had a fairly average dining experience.....but on our last visit while waiting at the entrance we actually LOOKED at the large framed photo at the entrance, which is a 1940's black and white photo of an attractive young woman (presumably Italian) being ogled obnoxiously by several men. She is uncomfortable-- NOT... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

La Grolla is my favorite restaurant...of all time. I used to live a few blocks away. I will make the 45 minute drive it now takes me any day. The pasta is homemade and you can definitely tell. I have tasted several dishes, been there multiple times and have only thought it was okay one time. The service is excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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95 reviews 95 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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: Romantic
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?