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STL Restaurant on the Hill Needed

Mr Grub Sep 7, 2006 06:23 PM

The Grubs lived in the St Louis area about 30 years ago & haven't had a meal in the city since. Need a classic red tablecloth resto on the Hill for a dinner w a family group of 8 - 10. What say ye?

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  1. bobzemuda RE: Mr Grub Sep 7, 2006 11:05 PM

    I like Guido's for my St. Louis italian on the Hill. Great Spaghetti and Meatballs.

    I mostly don't care for our hill offerings however.

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      Anne RE: Mr Grub Sep 8, 2006 06:32 PM

      The locals are going to groan at my suggestion, but we still make an annual trek to Cunneto House of Pasta. There's always a line---and for good reason. Huge portions, reasonable prices and consistantly good (maybe not "great") food. Service is attentive and efficient, and they seem to prefer serving families. They were probably there 30 years ago, and I doubt if the menu has changed any. With their huge menu, there's certainly something for everyone---my favorite is the canneloni. Get there EARLY---the later you go, the longer the wait. No, they don't accept reservations.

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        DetectDave RE: Anne Sep 9, 2006 10:38 AM

        My daughter and I just lunched there yesterday. As usual, Frank Cunetto was circulating amongst the lunch crowd making sure that everything was just right. A fab Sapphire toonie got things rolling, nice, crisp, dry & dirty .We had the melanzani fritti appie which was perfect. The house salad was nicely done and loaded w/ cheese & crispy prosciutto. My daughter had the Canneloni Bianco which she loved. I had the tortellin bianco which was way more than I could finish...even as a big boy. We had just a fine father-daughter experience as is par for this place. .

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        sarahbelle67 RE: Mr Grub Sep 9, 2006 07:40 PM

        It has been a few years but Lorenzo's Trattoria was nice. Since my visit they have remodled and expanded. The pumpkin gnocci was excellent.

        Not on the Hill persay, but Trattoria Marcella is a very good choice for Italian (Northern and Southern). Don't get sucked into the "house favorite" rissoto. There are much better choices. Call well in advance for reservations.

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          bobzemuda RE: sarahbelle67 Sep 9, 2006 09:17 PM

          or just be willing to dine a little late. I've never had issues calling the day i want to go as long as I was open to when i went.

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          JMEB RE: Mr Grub Sep 11, 2006 08:07 AM

          I haven't been to alot of places on the hill but Rigazzi's has always been a favorite.

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            jrsmoltz RE: JMEB Sep 21, 2006 02:49 PM

            I always loved eating at Rigazzi's when I lived in St. Louis. The food was always great, especially the toated ravioli. And the "frozen fishbowl" of beer is also a nice addition to any meal.

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            kkak RE: Mr Grub Sep 11, 2006 09:13 AM

            I agree with the former post, Cunnetto's is a great place if you are looking for a classic place on the hill. However, if you are looking for really good Italian, I'd suggest Trattoria Marcella on Watson - just off the hill.

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              olunclewiggly RE: Mr Grub Dec 17, 2006 12:47 AM

              First, check out www.thehillstl.com. It's got a great list of Hill restaurants. It's also got an interactive google map to find out where these places are on the hill. I tried out Lorenzo's. It was fantastic!

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