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Candicci's Restaurant & Bar

4.1
4.1
221 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Candicci's has been serving authentic Italian cuisines to the St. Louis region for more than 38 years. They are known for pizza, live music, and the fine-dining atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (636) 220-8989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Ballwin

  • Cross street

    Manchester & Holloway (Behind Dent Devil)

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Private Room, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BobB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had never been to Candicci's before. I really enjoyed everything about the places. The wait staff was excellent; the food very good; prices inline with other nice area restaurants. I will definitely return.
  2. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife's birthday with a few friends. We had a great time. Food was very good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always receive great service and the food is always hot and delicious!
  4. P

    Pkpnthr

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great value, a welcoming staff eager to make your visit memorable...everyone says hello to you!!
  5. CA

    CAROLxe

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Traditional Italian food. We were the only guests there for a late dinner. People were cold in the restaurant.
  6. C

    Colleen

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always awesome, Music during dinner was very good. Not too loud, but was could sing along. Service was excellent! Thank you for a lovely evening with friends!
  7. JY

    JohnY

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiancée and I plus two 6 year old girls had a wonderful Valentines dinner. Food and ambience were wonderful and our waiter was great with our children
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations, however there was a lengthy wait so we ended up going to Massa’s. It was evident that people were seated without reservations or the restaurant overbooked reservations.
  9. HG

    HarryG

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Out-of-towners enjoying some Italian food during our stay. The food was delicious and the service was great. Large portions.
  10. E

    Eric

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We hadn’t been to Candicci’s in many years - since before they moved to Ballwin. We used to frequent both Clayton and Creve Coeur locations and enjoyed both very much. We even had them cater our wedding. Our server was very responsive to us. However, it took over an hour for us to get our food and two of our three meals were cold. The server told us the kitchen got overwhelmed with too many orders at once. Not sure we’ll try them again as there are better, more consistent restaurants much closer to us.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    GREAT service, as always. Food is AMAZING. Everything I’ve had at Candicci’s is excellent. Highly recommended!
  12. KB

    KarenB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday and we were seated in the semi-private room. We all had fabulous food and service. The wine was served in a generous sized glass. Dessert was excellent too!
  13. ST

    StuartT

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I was looking for a place to take a first date. I liked the looks of Candicci's but the reviews on service seemed mixed. She knew someone that liked it there. I'm not sure what happened with the other people but our service was excellent. The server and the bus person were always on top of things and asked several times if we needed anything else. The bread was outstanding. The food was very good. We're going back to try the pizza. It looked awesome.
  14. G

    Gingin

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very slow service
  15. TD

    TerryD

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This was New Year's Eve, might have been noisier than usual. Food was great, but restaurant needs some updating which would make dining more pleasant,
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Christmas dinner and was horrible! We were never told it was a buffet.. will never go again to this restaurant
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was good, but didnt know it was buffet until I arrived at the restaurant. Some of the food was cold. Even cold, the food was delicious!
  18. JT

    JohnT

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Had a Buffett for Christmas Eve. Been there last seven years and was able to order off menu. No warning when we made the reservation. Food was marginal at best. Looks like we will start a new tradition.
  19. AE

    AlisonE

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We visited on Christmas Eve. Was not told at the time that the only thing being served was a buffet. Food on the buffet was cold, taste was mediocre.
  20. D

    Diningdeb

    St. Louis

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointed. Out for Christmas Eve with family. Didnt realize it was a buffet, that was my fault. However buffet food was Luke warm and many of the dishes virtually tasteless. While the salad looked delicious, it lacked any taste of dressing . Pasta dishes were okay but as I said only slightly warm. The desserts were tasty but unfortunately they were warm. Coconut custard and the like really need to be chilled. Prime rib and the shrimp were good. Will think twice before going to the Candicci’s in Ballwin. Sorry for the not so stellar review ☹️
  21. BK

    BruceK

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    one of the guests at our table had to send back his meal. It was not hot and had an off taste. The rest of us were satisfied. the noise level was high and the accordion music added to that.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, great atmosphere, excellent service. Great value – not overpriced at all. Will be back often!
  23. BK

    BruceK

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    nice local place to dine for the entire family as there is something for everyone to eat
  24. b

    bump2r

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I ordered the tutto mare. It was a huge bowl of pasta, but it needed seasoning.
  25. DS

    DebS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Out of six adults, 3 entrees were messed up and horrible. Food came out cold or not as menu described. I had made reservations for a Birthday celebration. Waiter never acknowledged the Birthday and came up with numerous reasons why our orders were wrong. One person went without eating because her entree was stone cold ( shrimp scampi). Horrible experience!!!
  26. MW

    MarleneW

    St. Louis

    89 reviews

    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice evening with friends. Our food was very good, but our friends ordered a pizza with mushrooms and it came with olives. They accepted that because they did not want to wait for another one. However, when the bill came, they were charged extra for mushrooms! They did not take it off the bill either! Disappointing.
  27. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the lunch special - salad and tutumare - both excellent. There were 8 of us and everyone seemed pleased with what they ordered.
  28. c

    chefraecooks

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Too long of a wait for food, clunky large bowls for pasta with enormous amounts for one person, the drink I got was so strong I couldn’t drink it. When I found this place I expected a little more class, but to me it was run down, plastic/rubber like tablecloths. I’m glad I spent my opentable gift certificate here, because I would have been really disappointed if I had to spend the $50. I would have preferred to go to red lobster or olive garden.
  29. ML

    MattL

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and enjoyed the band.
  30. DO

    DonnaO

    St. Louis

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    From the beginning to end, it was a bad experience, except for the entertainment (Mike & Leslie). The hostess was in a tizzy, seemingly confused. She couldn't find 2 menus. It took an hour to get our food. When I asked about the delay, our waiter said several kitchen employees had recently quit and they were short-handed. The pasta bolognese had no meat (apparently someone doesn't understand what "bolognese" means. I ordered a chicken dish which was supposed to have a balsamic vinegar sauce, but the entire dish was black with a puddle of straight balsamic vinegar, instead of a reduction. I could not eat the vegetables, which I was looking forward to. The bread was good.
  31. t

    ty50

    St. Louis

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sat outside, perhaps they could invest fly zapper! Enjoyed the evening...
  32. JG

    JimG

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The waiter tried but just not a place to go back to. Musty smell when you walk in door and you don’t get a sense the place ins clean. Food is average.
  33. DP

    DianeP

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the music also. We dine at Candicci's frequently but do not get a chance to make it on a Wed night too often. Wonderful food, great entertainment.
  34. LW

    LeonW

    St. Louis

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Father’s Day dinner.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Apparently we went for our first time on a BAD night. Made our reservation on open table, went in got seated right away. Overheard the hostess and the waiter arguing bc he didn’t feel like he could take another table. Sat down and waited almost 10 min before anyone came over to take a drink order. Looking around the place was busy but everyone looked mad. The waiter told us they were running a little slow bc two cooks had not shown up. There was no customary bread to offer bc their weren’t enough cooks to keep up. He took our order and it took over an hour to get our food. We noticed another table receive bread right after being seated so we asked if there was bread available while we were waiting for our food and our waiter went to check and came back 10 min later with bread. I thought for sure that for how long they were making customers wait for food that they would offer free drinks or something...but nothing. I’m pretty sure the owner or maybe a manager was walking around and they offered nothing for the poor service. I really empathize with restaurants when they get stuck with low staff etc but I would also expect them to handle it more professionally the staff were all walking around complaining. If they knew they were that slow in food they should NOT have been seating tables.
  36. SB

    SteveB

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Candicci's Restaurant has great Italian food. Our server was, perhaps, overextended due to the number of tables that were in his section. Consequently, service was less than stellar. Unfortunately, we were seated very close to a large party of people, one of whom was overly loud and obnoxious. The accordian player was a nice touch, but the volume at which he was playing was very distracting to carrying on a quiet conversation with our table of eight that evening. We dine at Candicci's regularly, and we really enjoy the happy hour specials. Overall, Candicci's represents a very good choice for dining. The staff and management are very accommodating.
  37. MW

    MikeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and drinks were great and service on point, 5 starts. 2-star ambiance because: 1) food and dirty napkin under our initial table...I smeared the food around with my shoe before figuring out the problem (just have staff check under tables when they clean the top), 2) wife's wine arrived with a fruit fly floating on the top (they replaced it) and we had another fruit fly buzzing around our meal as we ate (google "how to get rid of fruit flies"...they are unnecessary and yucky), 3) decor is showing it's age.
  38. SF

    SFgirl

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and ambience, my only criticism is that my food came out much later than everyone else at my table. It was so late that I had to have mine to go because everyone was done eating and ready to leave. That alone should have prompted the waitress to remove it from the bill or at least comp me a drink.
  39. K

    Kjnuss

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    My pasta was so bland I asked for red pepper flakes and it still was lack luster. Our service was awful. We will not be returning.

    Candicci's Restaurant & BarResponded on May 21, 2019Hi, I want to apologize for your poor experience. Usually our food is not lacking flavor. If you would be willing to, I would appreciate if you would call the restaurant and give us your address and I will send you a gift certificate to come in and give us another try on us. Thanks -Mar

  40. LW

    LeonW

    St. Louis

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Seating for small and large groups.

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Candicci's Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Manchester & Holloway (Behind Dent Devil)

  • Neighborhood

    Ballwin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Private Room, Wine

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