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452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Ranked #66 of 791 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We met here for dinner Fri 12/5, a party of 5, with a 6:30 reservation. We were on time, but there was another party of about 15-18 also with a 6:30 reservation, also waiting in the very small front entry area. They were raising some fuss about not being seated and they were told that the staff were pushing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My Gf and I were trying something new since we're new to the area you can tell so much food is homemade strongly recommend making a reservation we didn't. Had to wait half hour not to bad. I recommend to all I know and love to rave about this hidden gem

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had a reservation for 8:00pm and we had to wait for almost an hour because they overbooked the tables. They didn't care about us, no apologies, nothing to make us feel welcome and how sorry they were. They had two young girls as hosts with no sense of what they were doing, no experience at all! Very disappointing!! It... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Waiter was attentive. Went without a reservation on a Friday night and took 45 minutes to be seated, not unexpected. Had a three course meal. The asparagus appetizer was so wonderful I could've had it just for dinner. The outdoor patio is gorgeous. Will go back when it's warmer to enjoy the patio

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

1. We both loved our entree. The house made pasta was excellent. 2. We both loved our desserts. The chocolate ganache was super. 3. We didn't order an appetizer, but everything that was carried past our table looked great. 4. The service was superb. 5. We loved the patio seating. We will return here soon.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

everything on the menu is amazing and the service is attentive without being obnoxious! my favorite restaurant in Saint Paul!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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81 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Walked in without reservation on Sunday evening about 7pm, sat us quickly, though almost full inside and packed patio, several were leaving as we arrived. Attentive staff from hostess to wait staff (Gina) and water man. Extensive menu, so many specials, almost too hard to choose. We skipped appetizer's fort main course of top hat ravioli stuffed with risotto and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We recently celebrated my husband's birthday by sitting on the patio at La Grolla on a lovely summer evening. If you get turned away at W.A. Frost around the corner, come here! The patio is smaller but lovely and the food is delicious. I especially enjoy the salads. I've had the salad bianca which has a mixture of endive, hearts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

What's the name of the waitress with curly black hair? 💜 she was so cute..however the food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly. The menu variety is outstanding and sitting on the back patio is idealic on a beautiful summer day in Minnesota.

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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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