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La Grolla

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452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten at La Grolla three times in as many months. Business lunch. Birthday dinner. Casual Lunch. Absolutely worth the drive across town. From salads to pasta of all types including seafood. All diners thrilled with their selections. Lovely and charming atmosphere. Seating could be a challenge at busy times but we haven't experienced any issues. Reservations are taken. Street... More 

Thank 113marybethf
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is fantastic, the staff are great, food is phenomenal! Ask for Z, she will take good care of you!

Thank 232tmg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to La Grolla twice in the past 2 weeks and both experiences were really excellent! On the first trip we split crab cakes and they were quite tasty, and decent portion. My wife had the pasta with bolognese, and I had a special, which was ahi tuna accompanied by a blueberry risotto. Both were very tasty and... More 

Thank jmac4453
Twin Cities, MN
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155 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and son took me to La Grolla for my birthday. The place is on the highly gentrified Selby Avenue. While parking can be a bit of a pain in that area, it was my birthday and I was blessed with a free street spot by the front door. Yes! The place is small and the bar/host area were... More 

Thank Dead Skunk S
Mesa, Arizona
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, St. Paul is blessed with excellent choices for superb authentic Italian fare. Right at the top is La Grolla on Selby Ave in St. Paul bustling Selby Ave. Getting there can be a challenge with MN's road closures, but well worth the effort. With no reservations we were fortunate to find 2 seats at the small but quaint bar... More 

Thank RTinAZ
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Grolla is my go-to location for a personal lunch, or a place to take business colleagues. The food is excellent, freshly prepared; service is personable and not pretentious; location is on friendly and scenic Cathedral Hill. One of the best patios for dining in spring/summer/fall. My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities.

Thank Kevin E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Exceeded my expectations! The food here was delish! The stuffed olives were the best I've ever had. Dense and flavorful. The crab and shrimp ravioli with lobster sauce were fantastic. The salad pictured were good except the nuts were way too spicy almost ruined the salad with strong after taste. They got carried away with them coated in spice.... More 

Thank AdventurerMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to make a reservation. We go there once a week and have for years. Terrific menu plus daily specials. Professional wait staff and most with the restaurant for years. A great seasonal patio (remember, it's Minnesota)!

Thank edwardh756
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the neighborhood and tried WA Frost which was packed on the patio. Walked down the street and got in here with no problem on a busy Saturday. Great patio and interior ambiance and atmosphere. Service is friendly and knowledgeable if a bit stretched. Pacing was good. Salads were fresh, angel hair paste was al dente and wine... More 

Thank Brando62
Roseville, Minnesota
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife decided that she had to take me out to dinner and made reservations at LaGolla. LG doesn't take reservations for the patio, but we lucked out and got a table and had a good experience. I loved the Zuppa de Pesche -- lots of fish (actually overflowing with fish) and a tasty red sauce with a suggestion of... More 

Thank Thaddeus W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?