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Acero, St. Louis, MO

Acero

4.8
4.8
2547 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 644-1790
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andy Hirstein
  • Private party contact
    Adam Gnau: (314) 644-1790
  • Neighborhood
    Maplewood
  • Cross street
    Southwest
  • Parking details
    Acero also shares the parking lot next door.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 2,547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Overall

  • St. Louis

    Best Food

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

2,543 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional. We ordered ala carte and the portions were honestly a little much for me but ugh! you can’t leave food like this uneaten. Next time, I’ll order the 4 course tasting menu. The beet salad and sea scallops with whipped parsnips are not to be missed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food were both top-notch! Definitely one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in St. Louis in sometime!

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  3. MarilynB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant was recommended by a colleague so ofcourse we had to try it 😊 We are a family of 5 and huge foodies! We tried the 4 course, and it was just ok…the egg ravioli was good and everything else was just alright. We love our waiter though😊 He did a good job! For the amount of money we paid (which is a lot) the food is just ok. It could be better.

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  4. kevinD

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of excellent…. Acero always delivers a quality dining experience. Zern did his usual top notch job of waiting on us.. Highly recommend this place

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  5. ksquared2011

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero is one of my favorite St. Louis restaurants. I will be back.

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  6. ElizabethD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero is our favorite restaurant and we always have an amazing experience and this most recent visit did not disappoint. Amazing food, amazing service (thank you JC and Harris) and amazing drinks.

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  7. bethd

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Our server went through almost every dish and told us where they sourced their ingredients from. You could tell he loved his job and took pride in offering the most exceptional experience for his guests. Highly recommend

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  8. JenniferF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My date and I had the four course tasting. We chose different plates for each course, and everything we had was divine. I definitely recommend wine pairings as well!

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  9. ChrisB

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the chef out did himself on the grand tasting menu it was out of this world! The amount of flavor and diverse tastings was perfect

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great ambience. Very cozy atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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  11. Teresa

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Service very professional and friendly. We sat in back room which was cozy and comfortable.

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  12. aaaa

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the 7 course tasting menu was pleasantly surprised. The food was cooked well and tasted good. There was one course that I personally felt was not my style but I cannot fault them for their execution. Staff was quite attentive and the I was able to be seated immediately. Overall, very happy with what I got; I would come back. Side note: the 7 course is quite expensive but one of the few high end experiences like that worth the price in the area. I felt that the food was as good as other tasting menus in that price range that Ive tried on the coasts (and better value).

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  13. KimE

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second opportunity to dine at Acero and it was as lovely as the first time. Our server was attentive and informative. Our dinners were very flavorful and delicious. Drinks were well mixed. The special halibut was cooked perfectly. We were impressed with Acero once again and will definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a friend out for his Valentine’s Day birthday and had an amazing meal. The tenderloin was excellent, service was fantastic, and it was a great experience. One of the best places in St. Louis!

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  15. MaryG

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero never disappoints. Great food ,great service always. Do yourself a favor and go!

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  16. TomB

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Acero was outstanding. The food, service and wine service was excellent.

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  17. LauraF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was AMAZING! He explained every dish and all the wine pairings and everything was wonderful. The dining room could use some work though, wrinkled curtains, chipped paint and post it notes on the walls for the price of the paintings. We'll try the bar next time.

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  18. DanielD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing and so knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious. One of the best dining experiences we have had.

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  19. CraigR

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings and it didn't disappoint. Our server was outstanding and the food and wine was unbelievably good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner celebrating my bestie! Every o was cooked perfectly and our wine selections were also amazing.

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  21. AmyW

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always have an excellent experience at Acero! Their mushroom pasta is one of my very favorite dishes.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place ever!!! Love our waiter, Jean Christophe!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was very rude. He rushed us during our meal and at the end of the meal he threw the check on the table and knocked over the candle in the middle of the table. We asked him if he was trying to turn the table and he unkindly said yes. We understand restaurants have multiple seatings but it’s unnecessary to be rude. We weren’t even done eating our courses and he was bringing the next one out. Fortunately the food was delicious and authentic. We would probably go back if we were guaranteed not to get the same waiter.

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  24. Chris

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great pricing and really easy to get a reservation

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  25. VanessaF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner with 4 decadent courses. Would dine here again!!

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  26. CarsonC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing 4 course dinner option and loved the crudo, tagliani & the fig pudding! Were very nice about a birthday as well.

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  27. Patrick

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Acero consistently delivers their “stand bys” (eg amazing egg ravioli) and seasonal dishes and specials that are amazing. The flexible tasting menu is a great value. Beverage service is excellent in both cocktails and wine offerings. Regardless of the hustle or crowd size service is always relaxed, focused on your needs, and makes you feel valued as a customer (Jessie was the A+ server this time). A STL gem.

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  28. ABSTL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing! Do one of their tasting menus with the wine pairings and let their excellent servers take it from there. Such a gem!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The director of wine made out night. Highly recommended the 7 course meal and a Uber

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  30. Helmut

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything but the steak, which was thin and had too much inedible fat, was great.

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  31. JaniceS

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat before going to The Fox. Food and service were both excellent.

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  32. KateH

    St. Louis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place just never ceases to amaze on every level. Food that will blow you away and a staff that knows their stuff.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Acero personalized our special occasion. Food was amazing. There were 4 of us and we all ordered different items for each of the 4 courses! Every single dish served was over the top flavor and presentation. We will be back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jess was an excellent server. He was so helpful in helping us decide what fantastic dish to pick. The pasta was amazing. My husband had the tasting menu and LOVED it. I recommend Acero and Jess for everyone. The atmosphere was so welcoming and glad to be there. I will be back

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  35. JayL

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. We were seated in the rear dining room which is cozy and normally very nice dining space. However, there was a loud group at a table for 12 that dampened the enjoyment for the rest of us in the room. I would have chosen a different venue for a special dinner had I known a large group of 10+ would have been booked in the room.

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  36. JerryR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. The meal, service and atmosphere was special in every way. Can't say enough about how great our server was. A real professional who knew his craft well.

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  37. Gora

    St. Louis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not disappoint. Have never had a bad dish in this restaurant in the many years that I have been going there. Gem. If you haven’t been, you need to check it out

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  38. PatrickH

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining at Acero - terrific experience. My wife and I opted for the 4-course menu, which offered plenty of delicious choices. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and his input helped guide us to some fantastic courses. The egg raviolo was the highlight of our meal (it is a must try) and I only wish I had left more gnocchi fritto to soak up the remaining sauce!!

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  39. Shoescmk

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent service and food. Loved the 4 course meal option!

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  40. MimiB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful!!! Everything was above expectations ❤️

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Acero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 644-1790.

Acero is rated 4.8 stars by 2547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Acero

7266 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Southwest
  • Neighborhood
    Maplewood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Acero also shares the parking lot next door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Hirstein
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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