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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.54mi
  2. Distance: 1.13mi
  3. Distance: 1.35mi
  4. Distance: 1.73mi

About Acero

Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.

7266 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

HOLIDAY HOURS
Sunday, December 31: 5:00-close
Monday, January 1: CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday, January 2: 5:00-close

Cross Street:
Southwest

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 644-1790

Website:
http://www.fialafood.com/Jim_Fialas_Restaurants/ACERO.html

Parking Details:
Acero also shares the parking lot next door.

Executive Chef:
Eric Gibbs

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Acero Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Tasting Menu (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (26)
Cozy (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Fun (16)
Authentic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Our meal was wonderful! Creative beautiful food! The mushroom tagliolini is my favorite pasta. The salad with blue cheese was delicious too. We all had either the halibut or sea scallops for our entrees—yummy! Service was exceptional and the atmosphere is so comfy. The tasting menu is a great deal with an opportunity to try several dishes. This was our third visit—alnd we’ll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved the tasting menu and shared with one another. EVERYthing was delicious! It made for a nice evening out!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything we ordered we delicious, and the service was great

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Fiala Foods provide us with both of our go-to restaurants for dates and special occasions. We love Acero and The Crossing, in part because the tasting menus work well for our appetites and are so much fun. We enjoy Acero especially for the nouveau Italian food. Great chefs. Otherworldly desserts. Our waiter, Tom, helped us this time with wine selection and was especially attentive. Wonderful experience!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is ok, but not elegant or fit for a special ocassion. Service is friendly and professional. Food is average, didn’t amaze me. Who knows, maybe I had higher expectations of a more upscale place.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Innovative, fresh, delicious menu. Good value tasting options. Lovely service. Nice ambience but noisy. Good cocktails!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Andy was our server and he was excellent. Food was incredible. We did the tasting menu.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food. Inventive combinations and sides, wonderful cocktails. Helpful friendly service, nice interior. Fish and pasta were amazing. Great limoncello cheesecake...light as air.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Acero is one of the only places in STL to get refined real Italian. Food is consistently spot on (try the gnocco fritto!), admirable all Italian wine list and amero selection. The staff is friendly and helpful, and generally give off the impression that they enjoy working there. The tasting menu is a great deal as well.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have an awesome meal last weekend. The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and the food was absolutely delicious. All of his recommendations were perfect. We will return in the near future!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was absolutely fantastic! Can not say enough about how great of a dinner we had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We all ordered the four-course tasting menu, which allows you to order any four dishes on the menu or among the daily specials. The portions are a bit smaller, The tasting menu option is a very good value and allows you great flexibility when ordering dinner.

Great restaurant, we will return soon.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Best meal I’ve had there, and it’s a regular place for us- probably been there 50 times.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Hosting an out-of-town guest. Couldn't have asked for a better experience or introduction to St Louis.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food. Whenever we have guests in town, we love to bring them to Acero.
Acero has never let us down. It is always a good evening with wonderful food and drink.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the finest restaurants in St Louis! Chef Adam Gnau flat out throws down flavors and unbelievable food each time we dine at Acero. Kudos to the entire staff who are warm and hospitable. You can’t go wrong dining at Acero!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always wonderful in every way!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fantastic as always. Adam and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and have never steered us wrong. One of the best dining experiences in St Louis

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Acero has been my favorite restaurant in St. Louis for a couple of years now. This last visit was a little disappointing. I was happy to see the restaurant was full with customers enjoying their evening, but perhaps because it was so crowded the service was a little slow. I was sorry to see my favorite salad was no longer on the menu (Bibb lettuce with chick peas), but I did enjoy the beet salad. My taglioine pasta with mushrooms was a little on the gummy side, and my scallops tasted a little rubbery. I love the prix fix menu and hope that perhaps this was just an off night and an unusual exception to Acero's usual high quality.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Acero is in a league of its own! Try the cheese and salami plate, easily the best in the city! You literally cannot go wrong with any of their pasta dishes!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great service soup and salads were so tasty. Will definitely go back we had an awesome waitress really on the ball

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Have been wanting to try Acero and it did not disappoint. Will definitely be going back soon.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love Acero. Food consistently good - the gnocco fritto is amazing, salads fresh and interesting, pastas wonderful, especially the chittara and the mushroom pasta. We go often and always enjoy it. Chef Adam is always front of house, spends time with each guest and is really interested in one's feedback. Love Acero!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time visit. Server was excellent. Food was very good. Will try other options next time.
Perhaps martinis could be in a larger glass!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was exceptional and service was very attentive!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

From appetizers to Zeppole Acero will feed and satisfy you. Ask Adam to select some Salume for you direct you through an inventive and locally sourced ( for the most part) truly Italian food experience rather than Italo-American

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Organic, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love Acero. It is truly one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. The food is always yummy and the staff is open and friendly. A couple of our dishes were not as warm as we thought they should have been, but it was very busy and the staff were running as fast as they could! Love to sit at the bar and chat with the staff. I always learn fun things and find them to be very engaging. Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic as always. Wonderful food and service. One of the best places to eat in St. Louis.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Acero continues to be the spot for friends trying new and unique. We love the course tastings. Service with Harris outstanding!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The seasonal grand tasting menu blew us away. 7 courses of surprises, each one expertly crafted and perfect. We can’t pick a favorite and will have to go back soon to try other menu items!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food quality has remained at a very high level for as long as this restaurant has existed.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Acero is my favorite Italian restaurant in St. Louis! If you haven't been, you should definitely check it out. Everything there is amazing but the Egg Raviolo and Gnocco Frito are not to be missed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My husband and I love going to Acero, usually for special occasions, and we're never disappointed!! Mandy has frequently been our server, and we love her! She's friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and is able to make great suggestions based on what you like. The food is always delicious, and we love the atmosphere!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tom is the best waiter i have had ........ informative, helpful, thorough and did not rush at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love Acero but on this occasion we did the Grand Tasting menu. Everything was delicious! We had two people in our party with food allergies and they graciously accommodated their food requirements. Although, some of the dishes had to be altered no one felt they weren't getting a surperb meal. Recommend splitting the wine pairings with dinner. Generous pours and definitely enough for two. Great idea for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always very good food. Waited almost 30 minutes at the bar past reso time of 830. Then waited nearly fifteen minutes at table before server appeared. Very complacent about the wait time, not apologetic. Steak undercooked. Adam brought it back, not overly apologetic either.

Will visit again, just not great this time.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved the ambience, food was good and cocktails were very good. However, we opted for the tasting menu and we left feeling hungry as portion sizes were entirely too small (even for a tasting menu).

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Four course tasting option is wonderful to sample a good portion of the menu. Great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, fabulous service, incredible food. This is an exceptional restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Once again Acero proved to be one of the very best places to dine in St Louis. The food and service are always excellent and it is obvious that the customer is respected and appreciated. Kudos for never disappointing.

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