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“Arguably the best Italian food in St. Paul”
Review of La Grolla

La Grolla
Ranked #35 of 934 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed July 16, 2012

My wife and I recently enjoyed a late afternoon lunch at La Grolla. This place has amazing food and wine choices. We shared the Panino Italiano and gnocchi, both were excellent. This is a great place to relax on the patio and has a more romantic feel than some of the larger Italian restaurants in the area. I recommend La Grolla to anyone looking for great Italian food on the East side of town.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you want a romantic restaurant with great service and amazing food, this is the place. I've recommended so many people here and bought so many gift certificates for BDays and anniversaries I can barely count. But while it's a little more expensive, it's worth the splurge especially if you have a special night planned.

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Server suggested some wine with our food options and everything was very nice. Staff was great, nice bar if you have to wait for a table and intimate with it's perfect size. Best option in that part of selby

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

A business dinner meal mid-week can be ordinary, but La Grolla is anything but. This very intimate, beautifully appointed restaurant in near-inner city St. Paul lies 200 yards from the gigantic St. Paul RC Cathedral on a quiet street. The resturant positions itself as a little piece of Tuscany in the capital of Minnesota, and it succeeds. The menu is a beautiful assortment of northern Italian dishes (plenty of veal, pasta, salads and cheeses) and some southern Italian classics--"Nonna's Lasagne", for example. An outside deck is open during the warmer months. The specials are invariably fresh fish, fresh pasta and all are beautifuully prepared and presented. We had grouper and veal dishes, accompanied by a fantastic Barolo, followed by a very good Chianti Classico Riserva. Fabulous wine list without going over the top--just right. Fine service accompanied very fine food at very affordable prices. What a gem!

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Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is really good Italian/New American food. It is not inexpensive, but is worth the little stretch beyond the usual nice restaurant because it is just better! Everybody knows about it, so make a reservation. You'll still probably have to wait a little at peak times.

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