For my main course, I opted for the penne vodka. The penne was perfectly cooked to al dente so it still had a bit of a bite to it. And the sauce was lovely. Creamy with a hint of tomato sweetness but not at all heavy or overpowering. Think of a light pink Alfredo sauce without all of the guilt! With some extra Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of pepper, this dish was spot on. The portion size was absolutely giant sized, so I get to enjoy my penne vodka again this weekend. (I'm trying not to think about it while I type this out.....resist the temptation....)
For dessert, we all split some cannoli -- fried pasty dough stuffed with sweet, creamy cheese and dipped into a little bit of chocolate. I thought it was a great end to the meal -- not too heavy and just sweet enough.
Overall, I once again enjoyed my dinner at La Grolla. Great food, fun atmosphere, and good times with the family. Best part? When my sister was reenacting a scene from Portlandia and she whipped her arm out and almost knocked over the bus boy. Good work, sis!