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Bar La Grassa

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Warehouse District
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800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (8th St)
17:00 - 10:00
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Sun 17:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our son and his friend Evelyn to BLG. Had 8:30 reservations but could not get seated... they did the right thing and comp us a couple appetizers after a 20 min wait. Nice to be treated that way. We ordered 4 pastas and some perfect broccolioni. Wow, perfectly done and full of flavor. Don't miss the spaghetti in wine... More 

Thank Dan H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am Italian, and, trust me, this is not real Italian food. Italian is the background, the inspiration, but you cannot find the same dishes in Italy. Neverthless, the food is really good and full of flavour

Thank Elisabetta R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to BLG many times and have never been disappointed! Depending on your group or dining styles, you can choose to either have small plates to share a lot of great flavors or larger dinner plates. Bruschettas are all great and the fresh pasta with braised rabbit is amazing. If you're on a date or with small number of... More 

Thank natashasg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited BLG with some girlfriends and throughly enjoyed the evening. Since two of us hadn't been before, we ordered family style so we could all try a few of the items on the menu. We ordered an app, 2 full pasta dishes, chicken & dessert. It was more than enough for all of us and 2 of us brought home... More 

Thank Becky O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very very good. If you can snare a couple of seats at the bar, do it. Bartenders are excellent. You have to try the Anchovy and Avocado Bruschetta. I know - sounds strange but go for it. Everything I've had here is great.

Thank Bruce K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Definitely wander around the area before you eat. Lots of great retail. Mostly local. Service. Fantastic. I especially like eating at the bar. You get everything fast. Drinks. Food. Bam! The food. Order everything. Maybe not at once. You're there to share so order several plates. Don't worry about the portions. You'll want the leftovers. All pastas... More 

Thank shockleesg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat at the pasta bar in the back. It was a Thursday evening and lots of open tables but, we were told that without a reservation that was our only choice.

Thank Mplslisa
Axel, The Netherlands
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428 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant last night. Despite the number of seats it feels great to be here. When we walked out after our dinner, just after seven, we were happy that we made reservations. The service is good, friendly and fast enough, the fusion style Italian food excellent, the staff is honest about the portions and the experience is... More 

Thank DdeKerf
Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were lucky to visit Bar La Grassa for dinner. It's nestled on a pretty tree-lined street and was very busy when we visited. We had to wait a bit for a table but the food was well worth it. The service was very good too! The only complaint would be that there was no parking; we had to park... More 

Thank Ann B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We wanted to experience some memorable dining for our Anniversary prior to our moving away from the Twin Cities and Bar La Grassa did not disappointment. We split a number of small plates - a delectible beet salad and a veal ragu dish among them. Great service and an outstanding evening overall.

Thank anthomay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
    (8th St)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
  • Neighbourhood: Warehouse District

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?