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About Candicci's Restaurant & Bar

To the “Big Hill” in the heart of West County!

We at CANDICCI’S are proud to serve you fine Italian cuisine - pasta, veal, seafood, chicken and beef dishes - made from only the freshest ingredients.

When I first opened CANDICCI’S in 1980, I took as my model the wonderful neighborhood ristorantes that populate New York’s famous “Little Italy” section. I wanted to recreate that special intimate ambience - a blend of attentive, friendly service, casual atmosphere and classic Italian cooking.

100 Holloway Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:

Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00pm

Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;

Cross Street:
Manchester & Holloway (Behind Dent Devil)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(636) 220-8989

Website:
http://www.candiccis.net/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Candicci's Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
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Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Atmosphere was great. The service was good and the food was great. Haven't been there for awhile. They have a new menu with more variety.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was great and food was great. Candicci's was very accomodating to our group of 11 people.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We found our table ready. The hostess sat us and the waiter was prompt with our order.
This was our first time in the restaurant, usually the Chef or owner or the manager would talk to us. But this was not done here that’s why they got only 4 stars.
The food was good and the wine suggestions were appropriate.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been going to Candicci's since they opened and always enjoy the wide variety of Italian dishes. The service is always very good especially with Jeff, our preferred server. When booking through Open Table, we always request him. We highly recommend Candicci's for lunch, dinner or any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Veal was to have a white wine sauce but was more like alfredo. Way to heavy for veal and the broccoli tasted funny. Must have been a seasoning on it. I was there several years ago and food was very good. Don't know what happened

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 26, 2017

good value for quality food. the owner greets you at your table. all you can ask for a pleasant dinner

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Jim was great!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was amazing as well as the service. Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the drive from St. Charles. Great quality and amount of food for the money and clean. Bonus that I could book my reservation through "Open Table" app on my phone. Our third time here and never been disappointed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great always hot food, makes a difference when the employees walk around making sure food is to liking. First class Italian food.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Service was slow and all we needed was drinks since it was a brunch buffet. Adding 20% gratuity must have made the waiter not work as hard since he was guaranteed his too.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Didnt like that the pizza crust was soggy and the hostess was a nervous wreck not a good first impression

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We have dined several times at Candicci's and have never been disappointed. Our server, Jeff, was great. He was attentive without hovering. One of the specials was Grouper served over a bed of parmesan Risotto. The fish was perfectly seasoned, and the risotto was the perfect compliment. It was served hot and delicious! The pasta primavera, the other dish we ordered, was also delicious. The veggies were crisp and plentiful, and the sauce outstanding. A wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very good food. Service was average. A touch loud. Nice to be able to watch the game.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Candicci's salad is great. It could be your entire meal. Bread is good too. Pasta is average.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was ok, but definitely not great. I got ravioli and there was 1/2 bowl of sauce left over. My spouse had a seafood pasta with very little seafood and not good flavor to the sauce. We sat in a booth that was broken on the end; they need to revitalize their menu and their seating.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Three things make dining here much less enjoyable.

1. Live music. This is not a place designed for live music and it tends to disrupt and make dinner conversations difficult.
2. This is not a venue designed for large parties. There is no separate room available. When a celebration of some sort brings a large group in, everyone else in the area is subject to their revelry.
3. The tables in the back section of the dining area are jammed way too close together. There is literally at most an inch between two adjacent tables. It feels as if you are sharing a table with strangers. It also screams greed. Let's see how many people we can jam in to make as much money as possible with little regard to the dining experience of the customer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Dining here for decades; followed restaurant from Clayton, to Creve Coeur, to Ballwin..Still great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nice atmosphere and outstanding food paired with a variety of wine choices. The service however was pretty pathetic, glasses of water set unfilled until you literally grabbed somebody (after waiting 15 minutes +), had to grab my own extra plate and the dirty/empty dishes from earlier courses sat on our table for at least 20 minutes - and we were seated next to the waiter station. Plenty of opportunities to service, but the staff simply ignored. Really a shame as the food is some of the best Italian I've had in St Louis in some time. The staff leans to learn the difference between hospitality and service - and actually could stand to learn what at least minimal service is

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

The food was outsanding and consistant. A very friendly atomphere! Great spot to go!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food and service were fantastic! The amount of food might scare some but you can always take it home...and you'll want to do that! This is NOT the place to go if you're on a diet because they bring more food than a small village can eat!

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The valentine specials were Very good. The staff was attentive and friendly.
The steak was a bit underdone so it was saved for microwave the next day. The pasta with lobster tail was great.
She had wine by the glass and enjoyed it. I had a draft beer , however I felt the pour into the glass was about light in being a full glass. It should have been 16 ozs for a urban chestnut but it seemed to be about 11 ozs
Since it was a special Occasion I didn't make a scene but that's the kind of stuff that happens that hurts the positive effort.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Good food, suggest that you make a reservation on weekends. Good selection of pasta.

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

Took my neighbor for her birthday. She loves the food there but it is too pricey for everyday. Two people with no alcohol and no dessert, 56.00 dollars. Food was great as always. Just too expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was excellent. Only issue we had that night was that there was a problem in the kitchen on getting the food out. I think that they were short handed that night. It took about a hour for our main course to come out. They did comp us on our drinks that night due to our wait.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service. I've been going to candicci's for more than a decade in all of their locations. I've never been even moderately disappointed. Always a good meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our first time at Candicci's and we Loved it! The service was professional and friendly. Our food and drinks were Amazing! We'll definitely tell our friends and be coming back again soon. Thanks for being on Open Table, it made our reservations so much easier to make.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was AMAZING. You don't even need salt and pepper!!!!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Always enjoy Candicci's.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Candicci's is one of our favorite restaurants. Great food, atmosphere, great for families and prices are good, also.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We were there on a Friday night. It was busy, but not overly crowded. They had live music which was a bonus. One guest had salmon, and the rest of us had pasta. Our guest said his salmon was delicious, served on a bed of spinach, with a side of pasta with pink sauce. Two of us had pasta Amatriciana. It is penne pasta in a red sauce served in bowls, piping hot and favorfuI. I had Langusto Supremo which was linguini in a lobster cream sauce, full of shrimp, clams and scallops and a little red, green and yellow pepper for color. Delicious! All three pastas were large portions.
Our server, Daniel, was patient, attentive, and took the time to explain dishes we had questions about.
The owner is always visible, and stopped by our table twice to check on us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. A nice touch!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We all had special requests and the food was perfect as we ordered. Bob always visits the tables to be sure it's all ok. Great hometown local gathering place. Will continue to visit and support him as he supports the community. Join them for Officer Flamion days. Oct 10 and Nov14th.

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·Dined on September 10, 2016

I love the raspberry chicken! Enjoyed the nice musical entertainment.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Good and traditional Italian but with some new twists. The bread was warm and delicious and the olive oil parmesan cheese dip was excellent. Though I'd like a little more Romaine than ice berg lettuce in my salads it was crisp and good. My chicken dish was good, the potatoes done well and the tiramasu delicious. It was our first visit and likely we will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Service was very slow. Food was good as well as selection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Overall bad experience. Food was to not good at all and our server was unfriendly

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 18, 2016

We were at Candicci's to help honor a police officer from our area, and we so appreciated that Candicci's was participating in the eat out event. Great place to meet up with friends over great food/wine at a great neighborhood gem!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 18, 2016

We went to Candicci's as part of the Balwin Police Officer fund raiser. Canidicci's donated 100% of their profit to this fund raiser an awesome act of kindness. While the restaurant was packed with an overwhelming crowd, we were sited immediately, our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding. It was a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Made reservations and was seated right away. Good food and wine. Save room for dessert

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Service was excellent😀, specials were explained in detail. Food was very good as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 27, 2016

I enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place. The food was good, and the service was even better. Plus, the wait time for food was great, so we didn't have to spend 3 hours for a simple dinner. Plus, as they tout, it is one of the only good Italian places west of The Hill. I would recommend this for lunch or dinner, business or otherwise.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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