• Top Places
  • All
2 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

La Grolla

Map & Directions 452 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
  • Health, Italian
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


City Pages' Description

Warm, welcoming, and garlic-scented. If there were an encyclopedia of restaurants, La Grolla would be the one pictured under the heading "ideal upscale neighborhood Italian." Servers are cheery, confident, and a joy to work with. Ribeyes in Roquefort sauce are tender, caramelized, rich, and, in essence, a party on a plate. Lunches are budget priced. And while the restaurant isn't all that rigorously Italian (skip the unfeeling osso bucco), it excels at the restaurant-only treats (gorgeous calamari) you want when you're on a cozy date or part of a more jolly celebration. The enormous outdoor patio is a summertime charmer, a perfect place to put a bottle of Pinot Grigio in a chiller and contemplate the fact that the same moon that beams upon Italy beams on your own lucky head.

Member Reviews

  • mdm711 wrote a review for La Grolla
    on 02/23/13

    Waitstaff was brusque overall. When my date's meal came out, it was accompanied with the obligatory "these plates are hot." But it left 3rd degree burns when touched a couple minutes later! The staff's reaction was only "I said it was hot" and to relate that the plate itself was cooked in the oven. Well why didn't the chef or the server replate it?! The server never apologized at... More >>

  • Dave.Kraai wrote a review for La Grolla
    on 07/25/09

    Love this place. the patio is fantastic, the service was fun and the food was very good. A great overall dining experience.

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Matt M. on 06/12/11

    Ravioli with crab/lobster sauce is delicious, especially paired with the salad Isabella. Pretty sure you can't go wrong with anything here though.

  • Nancy H. on 02/21/10

    Great food and great service!

  • Kimberly R. on 11/27/13

    Get the Farfalle (bow tie pasta with Italian sausage). Magnifico! 😘

  • Marty O. on 06/13/11

    Order a good bottle of wine, order an appitizers, split the generously-sized entree, order another bottle of wine, save room to split a dessert & order coffee. Result: great meal.

  • Matt on 09/26/10

    The bread is warm & delicious, so be careful not to ruin your appetite while you wait.

Check out La Grolla on Foursquare


More Italian Restaurants in Minneapolis / St. Paul

  • Broders' Pasta Bar
    Southwest Minneapolis

    Step right up, ladies and gents, see the miracle material molded into a hundred different spine-tingling shapes. You've seen it before,... More on Broders' Pasta Bar >>

  • Bar La Grassa
    Minneapolis (Downtown)

    Chef Isaac Becker, who runs the 112 Eatery with his wife Nancy St. Pierre, partnered with some of the restaurateurs behind Barrio, to launch... More on Bar La Grassa >>

  • Terzo Vino Bar
    Southwest Minneapolis

    The Broder family’s outstanding Terzo Vino Bar is the next installment of their Italian restaurant dynasty, and this time they're letting... More on Terzo Vino Bar >>

  • Trattoria Tosca
    Southwest Minneapolis

    Think of Harvey McLain's Tosca as the Italian version of his Café Levain (he also owns the Turtle Bread empire): both hit the sweet spot... More on Trattoria Tosca >>

  • Pizza LucĂ© Downtown
    Minneapolis (Downtown)

    What makes a city cosmopolitan? Ever-ready midnight-or late-breakfast-pizza slices with artichokes next to a good beer is as good a... More on Pizza LucĂ© Downtown >>

  • Zelo
    Minneapolis (Downtown)

    Splashy, sexy, and great service are the watchwords at downtown's glitziest contemporary Italian joint. Recommended dishes? Skip the big entrĂ©es,... More on Zelo >>

See More Italian Restaurants in Minneapolis / St. Paul

Reviews and News


More Italian Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

E-Cigarette Ultra Kit ($50 value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby

See More Restaurants