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The 5 Best Italian Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: October 8, 2021

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in St. Louis are for you. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in St. Louis. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

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Anthonino's Taverna

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

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    Hoodline, 2020

Sauce on the Side

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

PW Pizza

Pizza, $$, Downtown WestPizza, $$St. Louis, Downtown West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Café Piazza

Pizza, $$, Benton ParkPizza, $$St. Louis, Benton Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

John Mineo's Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, St. LouisItalian, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis. We analyzed 5278 St. Louis restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 St. Louis restaurant reviews, and 147 lists and articles – looking closely at what Three Best Rated and Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Pizza Places in St Louis, MO and Hoodline - The 4 best Italian spots in St. Louis. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Cabernet Sauvignon

    When ordering rabbit with sausage, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • The original pasta

    pasta has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from China. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • A popular dish

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

  • The most expensive ever

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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