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  3. Distance: 1.35mi
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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

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
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Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Tasting Menu (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Seasonal (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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 13, 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 13, 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 11, 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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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 11, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 30, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 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 27, 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 21, 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 19, 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 17, 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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·Dined on December 17, 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 16, 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 15, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 14, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always a nice place to have a great dinner! Great cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is always amazing even though I wish the portion sizes were a little bigger. That being said our table that night was way too close to the bar. It felt like we had strangers eating with us Bc they were literally touching our table standing at the bar. Next time I will make sure to request a table away from the bar.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are long term diners w Acero, we have been going since opening over 10 years ago. It is amazing that during that time and usually 3-4 dinners for us at Acero per year, the quality is consistently outstanding, not only the food but service as well. Almost any restaurant can achieve outstanding food daily, it takes a truly great one to do it every time. Cocktails, particularly Smoke and Mirrors, were a great start to our meal. Gnocco fritto, essentially little prosciutto beignets, are a long time favorite for us. The mushroom soup, despite containing no cream, was creamy, earthy and delicious. Wild mushroom tagiolini is always a standout and tonight was no exception. Pasta here is portioned reasonably, with emphasis on wonderful sauce. Roasted beet salad was delicious, light and the feta was not overpowering. Entrees were Poussin Rouge, a cornish hen roasted to perfection and Beef tenderloin, perfect medium rare with a great wine reduction sauce. Roasted brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes were very good as well. Panna cotta and a brown butter cake with toasted meringue, house made, were both great finishers. The Prix Fixe is definitely the way to go at Acero, a good value for what you get, even with some upcharges. Chef Adam Gnau does a great job being present in the dining room, helping at the bar and with cheese and charcuterie, as well as stopping by the tables to make sure the experience is great. I think this has a lot to do with the consistent excellence at Acero, the Boss is not afraid to share of himself, both in the form of working along with his troops, and to visit with his guests, asking for and appreciating sincere opinions about the food and service. One of our favorite fine dining experiences in STL!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Acero reminded us of Italy. The food was exceptional! We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A great favorite. Wonderful tasting menu- delicious food carefully prepared with a good variety of choices. The portions are ample for a tasting menu- you definitely leave satisfied and happy.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On a positive note the food was amazing but the service and pacing of courses was terrible. Between the time the salad/apps were removed and the entrees delivered was close to an hour. Water on the table was out for a very long time until we asked for more.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the expert table and bar service. We brought our own wine from home, and paid one of the higher corkage fees in town ($25). Chosing selections from the 4 course menu, the two of us enjoyed a seasonal salad, squash soup, mushroom tagliolini, short ribs and salmon. Everything was tasty, though the soup was a bit uninteresting. We love the house made breads, but since we can’t resist, they did spoil our appetite a bit for the courses that followed. Very dependable restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great seasonal recipes.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food here is amazing! Everything we ate, from the appetizer to the dessert was great. If you love authentic Italian food with fresh homemade ingredients, this place is a must!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was the perfect spot for taking a date. Delicious pasta choices, great service, and really nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The homemade pasta's are the show stopper! wonderfully done and perfectly cooked.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a fantastic experience and dinner at Acero! We always go to restaurant that is new to us for our anniversary and we were very please with this year's selection. The service was great, our waiter was very engaging and helpful in guiding us through the food and wine menu. They have a 4-course menu option or you can order a la carte. There were 5 in our party so we had a good variety of dishes; everything was delicious. The Egg Raviolo and Lamb Chops were two favorites. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took a friend for a Birthday celebration on a Saturday but left feeling less than thrilled. First, everyone was extremely nice & wished my friend happy birthday. That being said we were shown to a table in the back of the restaurant where the tables & chairs are TOO SMALL. I'm 5'8" & 130 pounds but with my winter coat & me it was crowded. Seriously? We ordered 2 appetizers--we did regular ala carte ordering-- & the chicken liver arrived looking sad & more like something seen under a microscope. It was simply all brown. No garnish, really? Looked yucky & taste was merely 'ok' without much flavor, & I'm a big pate lover. 2nd was a tastier goat cheese but with too much garnish. We split a salad which was also less, rather than more in both taste & looks. The rack of lamb was very good but with 4 pieces, a lot of protein with a very small amount of spinach & sweet potato. I thought $38 was a hefty price. With 1 drink apiece the bill & tip --I gave slightly over 20%-- came to $158. I made reservations for my friend's birthday several weeks in advance but we were seated with 2 large tables of 12 stuffed into a too hot back room. Again, really? I can't imagine ever wanting to eat at Acero ever again & with a menu that looks very promising in all categories it's a shame the food was so 'ordinary'.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and service. This place stands up to the rest of time. Egg yolk raviolo as excellent as I️ remember it

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Frist time but certainly not the last! Amazing food. Meat and cheese platter was incredible and the pasta was ridiculously good. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a fabulous meal! We had the tasting four course dinner, which is fun, choosing your options. Our server, Brett was fantastic!
I had requested a quiet table, we were seated in the rear dining room, which was quiet and romantic! This was our first visit, but will return. Lovely restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our party of 5 enjoyed the 4 course tasting menu on Saturday evening. A great variety of menu items were chosen, with everyone singing praises of each and every course. Great service, cozy atmosphere, an overall perfect dining experience.
Can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my birthday celebration since this is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The tasting menu is both a culinary adventure and a real value.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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