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La Grolla

452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
+1 651-221-1061
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“capesante” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (41 reviews)
“lobster” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
452 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I arrived for a late dinner on a Saturday night (10pm). When we arrived on the patio there were 4 other tables taken. For anyone who isn't familiar with St. Paul, the town pretty much goes to sleep after 10 pm. This...More

Thank ponsib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A favorite spot in Saint Paul. You had better like garlic, a fog of the stuff when you walk in the front door. Not unpleasant, linen table cloths, great service, daily specials. Nice wine list and good food. Never been disappointed here.

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st time visit with several friends, a beautiful evening outside spoiled by terrible customer service. Went for Happy Hr & arrived @ 5p, waited almost 30 mins before waitress came to the table. We had to ask for Happy Hour menus & drink specials, nothing...More

Thank Doris W
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This restaurant is very popular because it has terrific food and very good, friendly service. One of my favorite entrees in the Twin Cities is their champaign chicken ($20). They also have excellent pastas. And in season, their patio is very pleasant. This place can...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Met 15 People for lunch. That is a large group with individual bills. This was handles very well by staff.Lots of choices for lunch.Thereare appetizers, salad and pasta combination, salad and soup combinations, pasta dishes, salads with choices of chicken, shrimp etcon top or plain....More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The food: Wow. Well portioned and mouth watering. My husband who normally isn't a salmon fan loved my crab stuffed salmon, and the halibut tasted like it had just been grilled on the beach. Delish! Our favorites tho, rack of lamb ( literally nibbling ever...More

Thank NeverStopExplor... X
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The food isn't great, servers are always surly--act as if they are over-educated for their jobs and would rather be anywhere else--and it's too dark to even see the menu. Noisy, crowded, uncomfortable. If you make a reservation on a weekend night, you'll still have...More

Thank Lora18
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

La Grolla has become a regular in the rotation. Food is delicious and inexpensive, service is always good. Staff is friendly, the bar is “cool” and bartenders are fun to hang out with. Reminds me of a sophisticated NYC restaurant, yet located in the cozy...More

Thank Shu123456
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Oh jeez. This food was incredible. Our party had the chance to try several dishes, and we all came away with happy stomachs. The highlights for us were the bolognese sauce, lamb chops, halibut, and lobster sauce. Great service.

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great service and food on a weeknight. We split appetizers and the seafood combo a loved it! Salads are also good for sharing.

Thank NancyVeverka
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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
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 651-221-1061
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