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Acero, St. Louis, MO

Acero

4.9
4.9
2061 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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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–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

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What 2,061 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    Notable Wine List

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    Best Overall

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  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Midtown

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Midtown

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JS

    JenniferS

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a special occasion. They acknowledged our anniversary with a special menu and the waiter knew before interacting with us. Great food but the pacing and service was the real icing on the cake.

  2. EA

    EmilyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Did the 7 course tasting menu everything was perfectly cooked/seasoned it was outstanding!

  3. CW

    CWEGirl

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was wonderful. Tasting menu was a great way to try so many different things. Cute little spot. While our waiter did a wonderful job, I do not prefer a 4 minute full history on each of the off menu items, the items I've ordered, and for each glass of wine on the tasting menu. Two sentences or less about each item, then move on, please. I'd rather not feel like I'm at dinner with the waiter or as if I could now help the chef prepare the meal. No doubt, some people are inspired by that type of experience, I find it tiresome after a long week when trying to catch up with friends.

  4. JM

    JulieM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the team here pulled out all the stops to make us feel super special. We did the four coarse and the manhattans are always delicious

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my partner here for his birthday and it was both of our first time visiting. It was so good! Our reservation was at 8p on a Friday and there was a good amount of people there so there were plenty of conversations around us, but it wasn’t overly loud. Our server was very attentive and detailed the menu thoroughly. Both my partner and I had the tasting menu and got to try a wide variety of their dishes. My steak was very good but the lamb shoulder my partner got was amazing—extremely flavorful, tender and juicy. I enjoyed the 3-wine pairings with my meal, I think they were worth their cost. My partner had a few vodka martinis and said they were well made (and filled to the brim!). Overall, a delightful spot great for special occasions, can’t wait to return (once my stomach is less full). 😊

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food

  8. PD

    PeggyD

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary - all the staff went out of their way to make it special for us!

  9. SS

    StanS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    There are lots of good choices in STL for Italian-American food, however now that Il Fratelini is closed, this is perhaps one of the most authentic Italian places you can go to. The food is uniformly great, nothing seems over seasoned and the pasta is cooked just right. My advice is to go for the tasting menu of 4 dishes and you will not go home hungry. Service to very professional and terrific as well.

  10. MH

    MaryH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is excellent, fresh, interesting and attractive. Excellent service.

  11. b

    byrnejay

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From homemade pastas to elegant, but not overwhelming, dessert options Acero consistently pleases. For entrees we've thoroughly enjoyed their pork, fish and lamb offerings - the beef, chicken and vegetarian plates all look good as well. We were so happy this local eatery weathered through the pandemic. We find their four course tasting menu to be a good value and appropriately portioned. The service quality and friendliness equals that of any fine dining experience in the country. We don't often find our favorite eateries to always deliver, but Acero is that exception - only had excellent meals and service. Only regret has been when we waited too long to get a reservation and had to dine elsewhere.

  12. F

    Foodymd

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of our favorite places for special occasions Great service and food quality Pricy and noisy though

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect as always!

  14. E

    Emmalee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The four course meal option with wine flight was outstanding. Our server took his time describing options we might not be familiar with. We loved everything we tried.

  15. B

    Brie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful. Each flavor carefully thought and paired. Served at a lovely pace. Sweet touches for a memorable anniversary dinner. Exceptional.

  16. RW

    RichW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing meal. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend it!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Jesse from Ifratalini, was amazingly friendly, the service was quick, and the food was fabulous! It was too loud inside (I have hearing issues and so do my elderly parents), but heavenly outside. Not loud at all outside and the ambiance was spectacular! Would definitely go back!

  18. AB

    AlexB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent execution. Everything tasted good, appetizers and pasta were outstanding.

  19. CT

    CristyT

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an incredible experience! Haris’s menu knowledge and service made our night even more special. We ordered the 4 course tasting. Every dish tasted like it was handcrafted just for us. All the courses were amazing. Our favorites were the Gnocco Fritto, Egg Raviolo, and Lamb Shoulder Chop. If we were eating these at home, we would be licking the plates. That’s how wonderful the food tasted.

  20. RL

    RonaldL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to this restaurant. The restaurant was recommended by our son who had eaten there previously. Everything was amazing. This was by far the best meal we have had in a very long time. Our waiter Jesse was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. We will definitely go back again.

  21. JM

    JenniferM

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and food matched. We did the 4 course tasting menu and each course was a healthy serving. Well worth the money.

  22. p

    pamelac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding: Beet salad Gnocco fritto Tagliolini Sea Scallops

  23. CM

    CarlosM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La comida es extraordinaria, de gran calidad y sabor, las porciones adecuadas. Seleccionamos el menu de cuatro tiempos

  24. k

    kelleyv

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is amazing. Food is always great. I highly recommend sitting outside on a lovely evening. Perfection.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I do not get enough nights out and acero made it extra special truly amazing we haven’t had that kind of love for food in a while!

  26. A

    Allen

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The egg ravioli & chicken milanese were incredible!!

  27. SL

    StLouisDiner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four course menu was outstanding. Each course was delicious. Wine that had been opened early was also a nice touch.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular service, food and environment.

  29. MW

    MadelineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and quality service! Definitely will be going back again!

  30. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional dining experience. Acero's dining experience was terrific. Great service and delicious food.

  31. SD

    SarahD

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Would have given them a spectacular review but the potatoes with the corvina were so salty that they were inedible.

  32. SB

    SharonB

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, great food in a great atmosphere. Our waiter was terrific. I have only one comment. As our waiter returned our credit cards, etc., he said, “I want to let you know the next guests for this table are almost here.” That was completely unnecessary and, actually, rude. First, we were NOT slow guests — ordered promptly, asked for our check promptly. Second, the next guests weren’t even there yet! It’s not like they were waiting for us to leave. It left a very bad impression with all of us and ended a lovely experience on a sour note.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, service and atmosphere!

  34. AS

    AaronS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, atmosphere and wait staff. Special place for special occasions. Highly recommend.

  35. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal. Great service. Look forward to returning.

  36. JL

    JeffL

    St. Louis

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always makes us feel special

  37. CB

    ChrisB

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Did the 7 course and it was outstanding we will be back again for sure

  38. FF

    FoodieFoursome

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was fabulous and the was were delicious and paired well with each course.1

  39. FR

    FRED

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu is great with excellent service. Quiet enough for conversation at dinner.

  40. GG

    GillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable and courteous waitstaff. Introduction to chef and manager and personalized menu marking our anniversary made the delicious meal even more memorable. The portions were just about perfect as was the timing on each course.

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 4.9 stars by 2061 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Acero

7266 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63143

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southwest

  • Neighborhood

    Maplewood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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