Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton
Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton

Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dominicsrestaurant.com/trattoria
  • Phone: (314) 863-4567
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please call 314-863-4567 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dominic's Trattoria offers two private dining rooms.

    The La Veranda Room, with its hand painted Italian murals, accommodates up to 30 guests and features a 42 inch flat screen, perfect for your next business meeting.



    The Mark McGwire room can accommodate up to 14 guests and both rooms have a wonderful view of Shaw Park in Clayton; perfect for you special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Galati 3148634567x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bonhomme Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available every evening. Street parking or our parking lot next to Park Tower are available during the lunch hours.
A word from Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton
The food at Dominic's Trattoria in Clayton is the quintessence of what a "trattoria" is all about: authentic Italian regional dishes prepared with care; attention to details; and moderate prices. There is a nice wine list with a wide range of choices. Specialties include lobster ravioli, osso buco, risotto con pesce, fresh fish and other delectable Italian creations. Open for lunch on weekdays, and for dinner Monday through Saturday. Attire is stylish casual. Valet parking is available in the evenings.



Dominic’s Trattoria offers two private dining rooms:

The La Veranda Room, with its Hand painted Italian murals, accomodates up to 30 guests and features a 42 inch flatscreen, perfect for your next business meeting.

The Mark McGwire room can accommodate up to 14 guests and both rooms have a wonderful view of Shaw Park in Clayton; perfect for your special occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (18)fit for foodies (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)scenic view (6)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Lunch with parents
    1BadDayVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We were the first to be seated for lunch, not many people came in after us and our service was still slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SALMON!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The salmon at Dominic's Trattoria was outstanding - the best I have had. Perfectly cooked. My wife had the chicken parmesan, which was a generous portion, very most and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience!
    Upnatem
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Consistently great food and service! Wonderful spot for that romantic memorable dinner, or an enjoyable get-together with friends. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    jeanVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always good food and service. Easy to park and nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner.
    Dondee
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Dominic and Jackie's Clayton location is one of our favorites. Known for their Italian specialties, their steaks, seafood and chops are also great. Best carrpaccio I've had. Their tappenade also is a fave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was terrific! Reasonably priced and cooked perfectly! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Louis Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love going to Dominic's - it is elegant without being stuffy, the service and food are always great. We went to the Clayton location. Several in our party had the cauliflower salad which everyone raved about. I had the classic caesar which was delicious. My husband always gets the veal piccata which he loves and I had a special lobster pasta dish. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. If there is any room for improvement, it would be in the bread - I prefer mine crusty but they have a great olive tapenade that they serve with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Pre-Theatre Dinner
    OlofG
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dominic's is a great place to have dinner before an evening at the theatre. The food and wine are very good and the service is great!! We especially like the tilapia over spinach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just great!
    Pacer
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Delicious food, inviting atmosphere, excellent service. Love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    energetic, comfortable, dressy, older, younger, noisy, intimate, fun, great food, wonderful service. that's Dominic's Trattoria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DenaliVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed dinner for four at Dominic's Trattoria. We were able to get a reservation, and our table was ready upon arrival. The restaurant is run professionally; the food is excellent, and the service is very reliable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of the best spots in Clayton for a business lunch
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dominic's Trattoria
    Patty
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have always enjoyed the food and service at Dominic's but this time the service was soooo slow. and it was not that busy in there. Also, never said what the problem was or apologized.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food Dated Atmosphere
    StLouisDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First time dining here. The food was great, but the service was lacking, and the atmosphere was a bit dated. When we arrived, I told the hostess we had a reservation through Open Table and I was promptly advised that they don't do Open Table. Her english wasn't very good, so I am not sure she understood us. But, as I said, the atmosphere seemed like it was from the 1960's, and it took a long time to get a waiter to take care of us. But, the food seemed to make up for it. It was a good classic italian dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 134 reviews are from the Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton reviews archive.
  • Very good restaurant
    Mike
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding, and very good portions! I had a dish with lobster which was exquisite - in large part because the lobster portions were generous and it was perfectly cooked (not overdone like most Midwestern eateries). Very good service and overall ambiance was great! Very good for a date night. Only negative is that it can get a little loud in the dining area, especially at a table next to the glassed walls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    anonymous1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Loved getting dinner here. The food was absolutely delicious - very fresh and the pasta was incredible! Would definitely recommend a stop in.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Boy
    Woody
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My wife and I selected the restaurant to celebrate our son's birthday. Meals were all satisfying and well-portioned. Presentation and service were great and management checked on every table. Valet was courteous and attentive. Very pleasant decor and comfortable seating. I've come to really enjoy this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but noisy
    tourguide1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Overall, good. However, the toasted ravioli was prepared to hockey puck hardness, and the restaurant was so noisy it was impossible to carry on a conversation across the table for two!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Restaurant!
    Upnatem
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We celebrated our 21st Anniversary with dinner at Dominic's Trattoria, and it was wonderful! The food was outstanding, the service was fast, efficient, friendly and courteous, prices are reasonable, and we totally enjoyed the entire experience! We have eaten at most of St. Louis' fine restaurants, and in our opinion Dominic's Trattoria is among the very best (Top 5). You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • garys
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was our first time there and we were impressed. The food was great and service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Italian dining experience
    EagleriverVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    From the valet to paying the check was a great experience. It was great to see Dominic and his family dining along with the patrons. The food was fresh and delicious. It will a pleasure to go back again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dominic's
    kaw1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was marvelous! We would absolutely recommend it and return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great venue for graduation dinner
    claytonvisitor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We are from out of town and had our daughter's college graduation dinner at Dominic's in Clayton. The food was excellent, as was the atmosphere and service - a special place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently great
    foodfanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dominics Trattoria was fantastic. each of the six of us had a different entree, and each thought their's was the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining Experience
    Alyce
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The menu was good to start with, but what i really wanted wasn't listed. No problem, the waitress sensed my indecision and simply asked what I would like for my main entree. When I told her, she said, we would be happy to prepare that. That is that something extra that makes a good restaurant a great restaurant. We had a excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it very much. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Enjoyed it very much. The Lobster Ravioli was good but not as good as other items I've had here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dominic's Trattoria
    Eater3
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was just so-so. It was obviously a restaurant that is frequented by locals from the neighborhood . It was very expensive for what we had.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spur of the Moment Eating
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We happened to be nearby in Clayton, hungry and wanted to eat before we headed back to our hotel. So, we picked this based upon reviews and availability. The food was excellent. Interestingly, the typical clientele appeared to be "retired" folks", in most cases, retired for a number of years! So, if you're looking for a vibrant bar with a fun atmosphere, this wouldn't be a good choice. If you're looking for a quiet place with good service and really good, traditional fare, it's a nice place to try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been coming to St
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been coming to St Louis for 10 years for the dance COMP at the Renassiance Hotel. Every Saturday of the Competition a group of us go to a local place for dinner. This has been the best one to date. Our server was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Clayton has many fine place but the group agreed, this was the best of the best. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OnADateVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Interior was nice although it seemed old school, not very modern. Wines by the glass were very limited. Overall though had a great meal and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Reedelem
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It has been more than 20 years since we have been to Dominic's in Clayton. We booked reservations on the spur of the moment. We were seated immediately with a view of Shaw Park's ice skating rink. The food was excellent, great fresh vegetables served along with the entree. Extremely tender tenderloin. Great salad, with crisp cold lettuce. While the restaurant was full, the noise level was fine for conversation. We will definitely return - soon...
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and quaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful setting and great food. Service was just right . Variety of wines appropriate. All in all a good place to bring your family or your special someone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster Valentine's Day
    Kwenk
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was disappointed by a couple of things on my visit. First, there was no indication on the website or when I made the reservations that there was going to be a limited menu for Valentine's Day. When we saw the menu, they had taken off all the items we were interested in ordering and they are known for. That extremely disappointed us. My wife ordered the spinach salad and it was oily and flavorless. The bread basket had only 4 small slices of bread and it was not even warm, but the olive spread was good. I got he cannelloni and my wife got the cheese tortellini, which we both thought were good. Finally, I got the ice cream with goldbrick (magic shell) and my wife got the cheesecake, neither that great. We would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wednesday night out
    2out2eat
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Good food and good conversation. Sometimes it was difficult to hear and I don't know if it was because of the children in. A more adult restaurant. We ate around 7:30 so I don't know why they weren't at home getting ready for bed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinda wanted to keep this to myself
    workingLuncher
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Dominic's is a great little hideaway in Clayton. I'm reluctant to tell too many people since part of it's charm is that it seems to be one of those restaurants whose main diners are in-the-know about it and go several times a week. Good food, reliable menu and great service. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. Even when pretty busy, you can hear around your table without straining. The Olive tapenade they bring with your bread is worth going for all by itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transformation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Dining at Dominics takes one away from the stress of the world. My attitude about life is always so positively transformed after dining here. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall very good
    nina
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food & service were very good. Thought $7.95 for a caesar was a little high & a little skimpy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy eating at
    Familydineout
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We always enjoy eating at Dominic's. They have a nice space for a party of 8-10, and a varied enough menu to satisfy everyone in this size group -- from vegetarians to steak eaters. Food is very good and service is nice and unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    hanesmd
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    slow, inattentive, etc.. The service was similar to going toJack in the Box. Nothing was timely. plates sat for 1/2 hour after we finished a course. Drinks were refilled once or twice over the 2 1/2 hour ordeal. The food was pretty good. But when you charge over $300 for dinner, you should deliver on all fronts. They hould reduce the tables be 50% to deliver a better overall dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good First Time Experience
    JCBar
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were seated promptly and attended to immediately. Attendant was helpful, and the food selection was outstanding. We appreciated that there was no loud music blaring, so conversation was possible. We were not rushed at all - in fact, the service might have been thought a bit slow, but the guests with me did not mind. Would come back again with out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.