A good friend referred me to La Griglia, so I made a reservation for Friday, 4-21-17. First of all, La Griglia is lively inside. There are loads of people, and they are having fun. Second, the smell of the place impresses you right away. The smell of the wood-fired oven, and the various seasonings, just assaults your senses. Third, the breads are great. My wife is a huge fan of the bread basked, and what fun to have fresh tomato sauce over pizza crust, right out of the oven. Fourth, it's the little things that make a restaurant special. Our waiter was tied up with a large party, so the manager stopped by, took or order, and took care of us. He stopped and checked on us several times. Now, for the food. The diver scallops appetizer with asparagus risotto was perfect. Scallops are easy to over cook, but these were perfect. My wife had the beef spare rib with wild mushroom risotto, and raved about the wonderful flavor. I had the soft-shell crab special, and it was very good. For dessert, we split the chocolate cake, and it was wonderful. It was served slightly heated, with ice cream, and the center was a chocolate ganache. I always am impressed when the pastry chef doesn't over sweeten a dessert. This cake had the great bittersweet dark chocolate taste, and it was so rich the two of us couldn't finish it. So kudos to La Griglia. You made us very happy.
I'm a bit biased because La Griglia is my neighborhood spot! If you're not local, no matter, you will embrace the noise and reverie.
Awesome service, ambiance, and food! I haven't been here for several years. But used to come often. La Griglia is a great place for a wide variety of Italian food done right. It was my birthday and my mom asked where do we go. This was on the short list. It was a Friday and we passed up Perry's Pork Chop Special, and didn't give it a second thought. From the Appetizers to the Desserts everything was spectacular. I drink quite a but of Ice Tea and it was ALWAYS full. Can't wait to go back now that I live in the neighborhood again.
I could literally just eat the pizza bread they start you off with, it’s so delicious! The staff was very friendly and attentive. The appetizers and dessert were delicious. The entree was a little bland but I would definitely try it again. The atmosphere is nice and welcoming and overall a good experience. Definitely recommend the shrimp and crab cheesecake!