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Sep 7, 2006 06:23 PM

STL Restaurant on the Hill Needed

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. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: Anne

        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. .

      2. 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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        1. re: sarahbelle67

          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.

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

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          1. re: JMEB

            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.

          2. 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.