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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
AmyQ49
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food here is delicious. However, after going here for several years, I will not return. The servers have never been great. However, the last time I went the waitress was downright rude and condescending. When I asked her the difference between the caprese on the menu and the special caprese, she responded with "they are nothing alike" and looked... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I must say that the wait staff at this place are some of the best I have ever encountered. They are very attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. I have never had a bad meal here, whether it be pasta or steak. Even when busy it still has that small bistro feel. They have an outdoor seating area on the side which... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were a party of 4. I had the veal scallopini piazolla. The veal was perfect: very thin cutlets in a wonderful sauce with olives and tomatoes. Sauteed vegetables and some fingerling potatoes came with the meal. I started with a ceasar salad, which was good, but I did ask to add the anchovies, which they did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had reservations but decided to sit at the bar. We had heard that the food was amazing and it was. I had the lasagna and it was the best I have ever had. What we found odd is that the restaurant does not employ a bartender. Your waitress is your bartender and they all bump into one another making... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Two friends and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the patio today. I had to share a review because it felt like we were in Italy. The food selection was wonderful balance of small plates, salads and larger meals. We added shrimp and chicken to our salads and they were each perfect. The wine selection was especially nice in the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We dined here early June with a large enough group / birthday party. First things first - off street parking ! YES! I really enjoyed the the restaurant (as did my other half who is incredibly critical of Italian Restuarants) as did the group. No one had any complaints about the meals consumed. The service was efficient and the food... More 

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Additional Information about La Grolla

Address: 452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
Phone Number: 651-221-1061
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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?