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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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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming outdoor patio, broad menu and good price point

While the food was not the best Italian we have ever eaten, the atmosphere on the patio made for a truly delightful evening. The waitstaff was knowledgeable albeit a bit overeager, the drinks took surprisingly long to arrive and we had to wait for the check. But the food was quite tasty, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MisterPlatinum
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and wine. Beautiful patio. Weird music choices for an Italian restaurant every time I've been...early 90s rock?

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our server, Andrew, was the consummate image of emotional economy. He never smiled, frowned, or made one single facial expression. He was as brisk and as efficient as he could be considering he was slammed but he displayed all of the warmth and caring of an absentee mother. That wasn't the real issue at La Grolla last night, however. We... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

While the food was not the best Italian we have ever eaten, the atmosphere on the patio made for a truly delightful evening. The waitstaff was knowledgeable albeit a bit overeager, the drinks took surprisingly long to arrive and we had to wait for the check. But the food was quite tasty, the Mexican scallop appetizer with lobster sauce was... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Make reservations a day or two ahead of time for weekend dining! Our evening started with friendly,knowledgeable wait staff, continued with delicious food in generous portions, and finished with unique desserts with artistic presentation. Overall it was a superb dining experience.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love to eat at La Grolla, especially in the summer, as they have a very nice patio. We have tried many of the items on the menu. My favorite is the veal with an olive tapani.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

La Grolla is a great little restaurant but it's even better in the warmer months when you can sit out on the patio. All their food is great but the thing that sticks out the most is their Capesante - it's unbelievably good! You get Sea Diver scallops with a teepee of deep fried Angel Hair over it with a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice ambience, appetizers were very good. Meal was OK, I think next time I would order more of a pasta dish (I ordered rack of lamb and it was OK). Tasted the lasagna and it was greasy but amazing!! I plan to go back. Waiter was friendly and meal was timely. Make reservations.

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In 2014, while visiting friends in St Paul, we had lunch at La Grolla. The food was fabulous, the service great, and the environment was relaxing. We ate on the patio which made us feel like we were in a European cafe. In 2015, when visiting again, we picked La Grolla for a return visit and it did not disappoint.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Five of us were there to celebrate, unbeknownst to me, my belated birthday on a beautiful summer evening on the patio. Our service was prompt, friendly and appropriately attentive, even though Seth had one too many tables. From the starter - fried gorgonzola stuffed green olives, to the encrusted halibut, the meal was well presented and delicious. The wine selection... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I live in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood and remember when La Grolla opened and was a great little local secret. Now, wow, it's always busy, but the food is as good as ever. My friend and I enjoyed the risotto with giant prawn and a wonderful dessert, both beautifully prepared. The menu has a huge variety of choices, but there... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?