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La Grolla

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small, quaint Italian restaurant. It has lovely outdoor spaces, but sadly it was too cold to experience that the night we dined there. It was definitely busy b/c of the small space, so I would consider reservations a must. It was also a little noisy, but the service was great and the food was absolutely delicious.

Thank Michelle B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It helps to have a reservation. we didn't. We were seated, but the table was directly under some AC ducts and we were cold the entire time. However, service was good, other than that, and the food was truely great. There were some things on the menu that were compatible with my wife's allergies.

Thank T U
Bentonville, Virginia
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy to have dinner in the sheltered garden of this neighborhood gem. The most outstanding feature of our visit was the waiter--an upbeat young fellow with a quick wit who gave attentive service. Our dinners were all good...perhaps not great, but just fine for one of the last warm evenings of the season. We were able to get... More 

Thank Susan D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great neighborhood Italian place. Good wine list, and spot on food. It's hard for me NOT to order the Veal Porterhouse. It goes so well with a Chianti or Barbera!

Thank Mnmattdude
St Paul, MN
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before so it seemed like an obvious choice to celebrate a birthday. All I can say is this: after waiting over an hour for our food after an 8:00 reservation we waited 15 mins for, including them forgetting soup, I received a cold lamb special with cold sides but a hot plate. To add to the flavor... More 

Thank rgrady3
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wednesday evening dining with a few friends; dined inside as evening was stormy; quiet time; overall good food and service; too many specials, provided verbally by server, to fully comprehend/remember.

Thank SwedishForMe
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside patio is beautiful in a garden. The selection was excellent, food excellent and service excellent. Waiter made great recommendations on food and wine.

Thank Fleur112014
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a special occasion having heard wonderful things about the restaurant. We were not disappointed but it was very loud and we couldn't hear the waitress as she explained the specials. We asked if they were written down and she said, "No, just in my head." We may have missed something. My only complaint besides the acoustics was... More 

Thank mitzijohnson
Osceola, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My daughters and I went to LaGrolla for a special special lunch. My youngest daughter was home from Colorado and my other took a day off from a very hectic schedule to be together. Everything was wonderful EXCEPT it took almost an hour for our food from order to receiving it:(((( Sadly nothing was done other than a mother bread... More 

Thank Bruce and Mary S
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Met with previous work colleagues for lunch. There were at least 15 or more people. The staff was excellent, providing individual bills. The lunch was excellent, many choices of soups and salads. Basic salads available and could add chicken or shrimp. Probably as many different orders as people. Everyone pleased.

Thank jammerspot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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