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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants Near Clayton

Updated: November 12, 2021

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Clayton. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Clayton. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Clayton!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Louie

Italian, $$, ClaytonItalian, $$Clayton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Riverfront Times, 2019

    Best Italian restaurant

    Riverfront Times, 2019
  • Riverfront Times, 2018

    The Best New St. Louis Restaurants of 2018

    Riverfront Times, 2018

If you travel further

Anthonino's Taverna

Italian, $$, St. LouisItalian, $$St. Louis, The Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020

Cunetto House of Pasta

Italian, $$, St. LouisItalian, $$St. Louis, Southwest Garden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10 Best Italian

    USA Today

Dewey's Pizza

Pizza, $$, University CityPizza, $$University City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sauce on the Side

Italian, $$, St. LouisItalian, $$St. Louis, Forest Park Southeast
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Roberto's Trattoria & Chophouse

Italian, $$$, St. LouisItalian, $$$St. Louis
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Liliana's Italian Kitchen

Italian, $$, St. LouisItalian, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bono's Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, St. LouisPizza, $$St. Louis, South Hampton
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Italian spots in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020

Eleven Eleven

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis, Lafayette Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10 Best Best Restaurants

    USA Today

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Italian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 5278 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Clayton and 147 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what USA Today, Riverfront Times and Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in USA Today - 10 Best Best Restaurants, Riverfront Times - The Best New St. Louis Restaurants of 2018 and Hoodline - The 4 best Italian spots in St. Louis. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    Experts suggest pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • The ideal pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s pasta you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a sparkling water. The bitter flavors of the sparkling water won’t detract from the flavors of your pasta.

  • A long-held tradition

    If you love of pepperoni pizza runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pepperoni pizza? The locals are so proud of their pepperoni pizza that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • All about pasta

    If you’re ever in The United States during October, be ready to celebrate National Pasta Day.

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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