Cielo Restaurant and Bar
Cielo Restaurant and Bar

Cielo Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cielostlouis.com/
  • Phone: 3148815759x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 06:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday-Thursday, 530pm-1030pm Friday and Saurday; Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gian Nicola Colucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carr
  • Public Transit: Arch-Laclede's Landing Metro-Link Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: COMPLIMENTARY parking through Four Seasons valet only.

A word from Cielo Restaurant and Bar
Cielo (“chee-eh-lo”): Italian word for “sky”
Renowned for our modern Italian cuisine and stunning skyline views from every table, Cielo features simple, elegant dishes, expertly prepared with quality ingredients. Our talented kitchen crew offers their take on Italian classics, from pan-seared veal parmesan with porcini glaze to house-made pizzas topped with smoked BBQ chicken, mozzarella, parmesan and caramelized onion.

Though our food brings a certain creative flare, at its heart, Cielo is about familiar flavors crafted by our expert culinary team and served in a breathtaking atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Cielo Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (108)great for outdoor dining (102)special occasion (89)romantic (79)fit for foodies (46)notable wine list (31)good for groups (30)vibrant bar scene (29)great for brunch (28)late-night find (27)great for lunch (26)hot spot (18)neighborhood gem (16)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Bar and restaurant differ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant--decent food, nice selection, wine list good, service very good Bar--service sucks. Has been the same on two prior visits to the bar. Has been identified in the St. Louis paper as a opportunity for improvement, but obviously not improved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    Troutjelly
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food is crafted carefully. It is a place to try new tastes so prepare for possible new flavors you have never discovered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • class in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Finally, Big City Class has arrived in St. Louis! You dine in view of the Arch and be surrounded by great staff, fine food and good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More a bar than a restaurant
    GoldiVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As soon as we stepped out of the elevator we knew we were not going to be happy with Cielo.Noise level was extreme,music blaring,guests' voices very loud. We were seated at a table with a nice view of the arch. This turned out to be one of the best things about the restaurant; the other was Patrick, our server. Could not hear each other.Ordered corn soup,good taste,not hot enough, and octopus carpaccio, which had a very minimal amount of octopus. Main courses of rabbit filled ravioli and mushroom risotto. The ravioli were average and the risotto was just undercooked rice with mushrooms. The taste was good but it definitely was not "risotto". The Barolo wine was excellent. Dress code should be enforced.Baseball caps and shorts,unacceptable
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food on terrific patio
    Kito3987VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food is good across the board, and wine is good without being outlandishly priced. Go when the weather is nice so you can sit on the patio. It's beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time good time
    ldgaffVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was the first time we had been to Cielo. Service was prompt and the wait staff did an excellent job. The food was very good. We had a selection from the menu that allowed us to choose from a small selection of appetizers, mains and desserts. What we had was very good. This is definitely a place for a special occasion as the prices are on the high side but on the other hand you are at the Four Seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Food
    GreatMealVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is fantastic. If you like the St. Louis skyline and over the top Italian food, then Cielo is for you. The staff is fantastic and the food is twice that. Their wine by the glass is amazing. Where does a restaurant bring the bottle to the table. Let you taste before you buy. Great concept and one I wish more would employ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it but eat indoors
    babyboomtigers
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We loved it. Service was impeccable. They made sure that we had what we needed, but gave us the privacy we needed to celebrate our special evening. While it is pricey, we did not feel that the prices were out of line - comparable to other fine dining establishments that we've been to in other big cities. Decent wine list and sommelier was knowledgeable and unpretentious. the only thing that we did not like was the outdoor seating right on top of the pool area. We were dressed up in business casual as were other couples and there were people dripping wet in bathing suits running around the same area.had we eaten inside, we probably would not have noticed it. Still worth going up for the view and we will be back for dinner sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Klohrman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I went to Cielo for our anniversary and loved it! I had the lamb, and dispite it being a bit under cooked when it initially came out it was delicious! My husband had the dry aged ribeye and cleaned his plate. His steak was cooked perfectly. Our server was excellent. Not too present, but always available if we needed him and have great recommendations. We would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodiemomVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great view, but a little disappointing to be sitting dressed up and paying for pricey dinner with people (hotel guests) parading thru dining area (and some dining in) in swimwear. Service was spotty. We were served almost 30 minutes after the four top next to us and they ordered after us. Also there were many open tables yet they seated us directly next to another party even though we had told them we were celebrating our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth the expense
    Bluewolfmoon
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I decided to have one splurge on my otherwise rather fiscally responsible vacation to St. Louis. So worth it!!. The view from the rooftop was spectacular, and once the maitre d' realised that I was lugging a camera bag around, he set me up with a great table and gave me tips and pointers as to what time the lighting would start to impact the arch. The food was superb and for a change the portions were not overwhelming. I read many reviews say that their portions were small, but in reality they are the correct size that is served elsewhere in the world. The flavour combinations were fantastic and the cocktails matched just as well. Everyone was very attentive, but not intrusive. All in all, a great evening with some wonderful pictures
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    BQueen
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love it here - friendly, attentive service. Food reliably good. Comfortable inside and out. Always satisfied with our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    sunni
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My best friend wanted to go out for brunch on her birthday. I had thought about another restaurant but decided to go to cielo . I was glad I did the food and service was excellent. My friend enjoyed her special day. I give this place two thumbs up and a smiley face. If your looking for a great place its worth it. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food, fabulous view
    Denise
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a great experience. A mini vaca in our own hometown - even if just for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun to Anticipate Dinner
    rabricksonVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have had great so many experiences at Cielo that we now love to make reservations and then savor the anticipation. The new chef lived up to our anticipation again this time. Seafood and beef were both beautifully prepared. The wine list offered terrific choices, and the sommelier knew his list and helped us pick a white (Gaja) and a red (a 1997 York Creek) that we loved. Very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drbridget
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Cielo many times and have had many wonderful experiences there. I was in this weekend several times, twice for breakfast and once for dinner. The food was extremely salty with 2 of my 3 meals. My guests were impressed with their food as well, but there dinners were quite salty too. Breakfast was great, dinner was slighty disappointing as far as the food went.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was excellent
    Jenn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we had a groupon that was only good for the prix fixe menu which they have changed so there wasn't a lot to choose from- not good if you're a pickey eater like me. stick to the regular menu and you'll be very happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    rarelyeatout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very well prepared dish. Small servings. We came for a special music event and chose to sit in the bar area. The noise level was not a good fit. The fish we had was good and plated with artistic flair.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovingit
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. I was part of a group of 8 for lunch. My salad was delicious. I have very specific allergies and the service was very accomodating, and I had no allergic reactions from the food. Love the view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Cielo!
    Ilovestl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The highlight of this restaurant is the atmosphere/view. Their drinks are also delicious and the staff are all so friendly and attentive without hovering over you. Food is great, we usually go for the simple bar menu they have delicious pizza!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cielo is Great!
    Dave
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Cielo has always been my "go to" for business lunches! The food and service has always been consistently great! They recently changed their lunch menu and while prices seemed to increase slightly, the quality of the food and the service continues to be a great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    impressed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our family dined outside and despite the drizzle, it was wonderful to have a view of the Arch and there was a nice breeze. We were under cover so the drizzle did not hamper the evening. The food was great although the lamb slightly overdone. The presentation of the food was wonderful and inviting. The wine mark-up is significant. The waiter and Maitre d' were very hospitable and took care care of us. I would definitely recommend others to this restaurant and I will most certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view, great service
    kmlpageVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Cielo. Food was delicious, but I missed those wonton crackers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The view was gorgeous. It was actually raining (a steady slow rain) and we sat under the overhang. Was a perfect night. Food was very good. No complaints. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed service
    StLouisDinner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Services were disjointed. Table helpers and our waiter not communicating. Helpers were clueless what dishes he was bringing out and for whom. Waiter wasn't around much. We ordered 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. One entree was a multicourse meal. The entrees arrived first. Appetizers were no where to be found. The helpers had no idea. A few min later the waiter came out and told us that they were being prepared. In the end, we were not charged for the 3 appetizers (nice of them). Later we asked one of the helpers for a dessert menu and he said he'll be back in 2 min. He never returned. We asked another waiter and we didn't see it either. Then our waiter appeared and we again asked for the dessert menu and finally got it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab view & very relaxing!
    VizartsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great place to take out-of-towners as the view of the arch & downtown is stunning! Management is hands-on & staff is attentive. The food is good...nothing to write home about with the prices in the high range though, but you feel as if you've been on holiday while dining there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Spot
    lindasue
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Each time that we bring a new couple there, they are so impressed with everything about the unique rooftop dining experience. And this time we all agreed that we felt like we were out of town at a beautiful resort! Food was deliciously prepared, small portions but that was ok, because the 4 course special allowed us to sample quite a bit and made for a full evening of relaxing conversation and enjoyment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When I made the reservation, I included a note that it was my significant other's birthday. There was zero acknowledgement of this. Three hours after cocktails were served - the same glasses were on the table.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • St Louis isn't just BBQ
    DollfaceLVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place was excellent. I had the $50 Tasting menu of scallops (cooked to perfection), nudi with mushrooms (excellent texture an flavor), filet (good temperature and flavor), and tirimasu (decent, but not the best. We sat outside and enjoyed the view and perfect temperature. The staff made this restaurant. They were all so attentive and helpful. Their wine list, though small, has a selection of unusual bottles--well priced and delicious. I will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience
    Donna
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Having read about the restaurant several months ago I decided more or less on the spur of the minute to visit it for our anniversary. We were more than pleasantly surprised with the great staff, the wonderful atmosphere, the superb food and the great experience we had on Tuesday evening. I have gone to a lot of new restaurants that were pleasant but probably a one time experience--this is not one of those. We will definitely revisit the restaurant and I've already told several people of our wonderful experience. It was definitely noteworthy! And considering that it is approximately a 50 minute drive for us to get there you have to know I was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Cielo with a few friends and it was an excellent experience. The service was great, although we choose a table inside the scenic view was really nice. My wife was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time, view and meal.
    preacher
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went to Cielos for our 39th wedding anniversary, food was great, ambiance was great. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointment
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have been to Cielos in the past, but now with the new chef, the food was truly disappointing. The dishes were bland without any flavor. Beautiful view of St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Celebration
    kathymav
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We booked using a groupon offer and were very disappointed with the food offered on the deal. We have been to Cielo before and were looking forward to celebrating my birthday with friends. The restaurant ambiance is wonderful but the food was marginal if not worse. Only appetizer offered(a hot-pocket) was not at all tasty; pasta with meat sauce entrée was small, cold and had a speck of meat sauce; veal was tough. Only redeeming feature was the view. It was not a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been here many times - food and service is excellent always!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view of the city!
    BeauVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cielo offers a great view of the city and beautiful atmosphere. Pools and outdoor seating make this a great find. Inside our food was excellent and service impeccable. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Spot
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was a fantastic find. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the scenery was amazing. The only problem was parking. I recommend spending a little extra on the valet if you are planning on having dinner here. It's just a little safer. All in all, it was an amazing time! RECOMMENDED!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    RandyG
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a nice place for our anniversary and chose Ceilo based on other reviews, but it turned out far better than expected. We dined outside by the 8th floor pool of the Four Seasons' pool with a spectacular view of the river, Gateway Arch, and cityscape. The potato and leek soup was very smooth and tasty. Our main courses, a filet and the veal chop, were both perfect. Our meals were so good and the staff so friendly that we didn't want to leave, so we ended-up ordering cappuccinos, dessert, and finally some port wine. We watched the sun go down while the city lit up. One of the best meals and nicest evenings ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific evening
    Goodfoodfan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food, setting and service were exceptional. We had the $35 tasting menu with 4 courses. There was sufficient choice for each course; the portions were enough to satisfy our appetites; and the presentation was beautiful. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gorgeous location, great service!
    Nomossundermyfeet
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was amazing. We were greeted by name. They remembered that I was bringing guests from out of the country and seated us at an amazing outdoor table. Our server was friendly and informative without being intrusive. None of us wanted alcohol and they did not seem put out by that. However, the only disappointment was the food. A Bruschetta starter was literally three tiny pieces of bruschetta (the kind you buy in a grocery store) with what appeared to be a bit of jam and some proscuitto layed on top. I ordered the Panzanella salad; what I got was chopped tomatoes and cucumber mixed with small, hard garlic croutons (again, the type you get in a bag at the grocery store). Main courses were better. no more room, sorry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet