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St Louis: Anthonino's Taverna

I can't find any Chowhound reviews of the DDD spot, Anthonino's Taverna.

Any opinions in this forum?

Thanks.

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  1. Good stuff. My sole complaint is that their gyro sauce is strangely sweet. And the fire pizza is fabulous. I think it's my favorite DDD spot in town. Family owned, too.

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    1. re: lemons

      lemons, thanks for the reply!

      I may have a chance to go to StL next year, and this spot will be on my list.

      1. re: SimSportPlyr

        More opinions freely offered!

        1. re: lemons

          This is semi-off-topic and probably a shot in the dark, but do you know of any independent reviews of DDD spots? Maybe a Top Ten List?

          Guy seems to love all of the DDD joints, although I'm sure some are better than others.

          1. re: SimSportPlyr

            You might try posting that question in the media section - or maybe someone else has some ideas. I find that several of his choices (or his producers' choices, I suspect) I've been to in various parts of the country are less than exciting. Others are great.

            1. re: lemons

              Hey, that's a great suggestion! I didn't realize there was a Media category.

              I posted a query there.

    2. What does DDD mean?

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      1. re: robt5265

        robt5265, sorry for using jargong.

        DDD is the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diners,_...

      2. I was not aware that Anthonino's was subjected to Mr. Fieri...actually I'm a fan of his.

        We were in St. Louis over Labor Day and Anthonino's was our second dinner. We had the provel/mozzerella pizza and found it interestingly delicious. The toasted raviolis were tasty, but I had ruined my appetite with a Ted Drewe's malt too close to our dinner.

        We four, representing a rather wide palate spectrum, all liked Anthonino's.

        It's open, high-ceilinged, with "boisterous" acoustics and a lot of fun.

        I'm surprised that you've not found any opinions on this board.

        Went to Milo's for a beverage after dinner, by the way. That is a cool place as well.

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        1. re: Monch

          Probably more of a response if they tried the board at the STL Post Dispatch. It's popular enough, as you could tell, but pretty local in its patronage.