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La Grolla

452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-221-1061
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed yesterday

My brother had been in town for several days and offered to take my wife and me out to dinner. We chose La Grolla because of good experiences in the past and the good times continued with this trip. The evening started out right because...More

Thank Thaddeus W
Reviewed yesterday

The service is excellent. The food is marvelous. And if the weather allows outdoor seating, the enclosed patio is stunningly beautiful and romantic.

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is truly the best Italian restaurant in the Twin Cities, and is the first stop with out-of-town guests. I highly recommend the Tagliatelle Bolognese, but the steak and seafood options are also outstanding.

Thank athenas_shield
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Met five people for lunch. Many salad choices as well as sandwiches and pasta dishes. Group had some of each. Service was excellent. Choices of alcoholic drinks and non alcoholic. Salads were excellent as well as chicken sandwich. Excellent atmosphere. Appropriate sized meals. Usually a...More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to La Grolla. As before, the food was very good and in a couple of cases, excellent. My friend had a baked seafood pasta dish that was filled with seafood, but was much spicier than he expected. Nothing on the...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and always had something different and good. Actually, last time I went my entree was kinda mediocre (tortellini with ham and peas) and another friend didn't like her lasagna because it was kind of greasy. Our other two friends...More

Thank Zawmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on a busy Saturday night and was not overly impressed. Our server was inattentive. Three of our four meals came and the fourth came 5 minutes later. The bruschetta was good. Serving sizes for our meals was rather small. The flavor was only average....More

Thank RRH01
Reviewed 4 April 2017

SO GOOD - Really Lovely Ambiance, friendly staff and excellent food. Already planning a return visit w/my husband! La Grolla is located in a quaint neighborhood. Seems like it will busy area when the weather is warmer! Their appears to be some out door seating...More

Thank SMStadnik
Reviewed 30 March 2017

La Grolla is a very popular place, full on a Monday evening when we celebrated our 30th anniversary. Tasty and inspired food, wonderful staff. A neighborhood favorite!

Thank OtooleQuinlan
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I would love to have La Grolla as a local Italian restaurant. It's cozy, but not cramped; a nice buzz, but not too loud; an accessible price point; and a great location in St. Paul. The wine list and menu work for the traditional and...More

Thank BlackBudget
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Bob P
10 September 2016|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
I think having a reservation on the weekend is a must and really wouldn't hurt any other time. But for Lunch and early dinner you might get lucky without one.
Thaddeus W
Is there a private room, or an area to seat 20-25 people for a rehearsal dinner?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Henry H | Reviewed this property |
Ask them, but yes, I believe so, back dining room. Very nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-221-1061
  • E-mail