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The 7 Best Pasta Restaurants Near Clayton

Updated: November 19, 2021

Longing for a bowl of Spaghetti and Meatballs or a simple Aglio olio? These are our go-to pasta spots in Clayton. We scoured top blogs and publications and incorporated millions of reviews to find the best pasta for this list. So break out the parmesan and head to these Clayton eateries for luscious lasagnas and perfect puttanesca.

Find the perfect Pasta spot


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

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

Joe Fassi Sandwich Factory

Italian, $, St. LouisItalian, $St. Louis, The Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Onesto Pizza & Trattoria

Pizza, $$, St. LouisPizza, $$St. Louis, Princeton Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Pasta craving shouldn't be so tough. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5441 restaurants, and 153 lists and articles from top sources like Riverfront Times and Hoodline. Yes, we even looked at Riverfront Times - The Best New St. Louis Restaurants of 2018, Hoodline - The 4 best Italian spots in St. Louis and Riverfront Times - Best Italian restaurant to pull this list together. 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. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The ten options above are the best of Clayton Pasta.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Pair mac and cheese with Chardonnay

    To elevate your mac and cheese experience, we recommend some Chardonnay to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine cuts through the rich flavors.

  • The perfect complement to lobster mac and cheese

    Experts suggest pairing a lobster mac and cheese with a glass of Burgundy, a popular white wine.

  • Strongbow and macaroni,cheese and leeks

    Strongbow is dry and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Fun facts about Pasta

  • A match made in heaven: sparkling water & pasta

    Surely you’ve tried sparkling water with your pasta? It’s a classic pairing.

  • A priceless experience

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

  • 17,417 pounds of pasta

    On October 24, 2015, Poland’s Pasta fans celebrated a new world record by the pasta, weighing 17,417 pounds.

Parking tips

Parking in Clayton can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Pasta spot.

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