Candicci's Restaurant & Bar

3.9
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
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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;
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Phone number
(636) 220-8989
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Manchester & Holloway (Behind Dent Devil)
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Private Room, Wine
What 155 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Just seemed like server always had an edge in his voice. Seemed bothered much of time.

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TI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok. The chicken dinner dish I got looked like a kiddie portion. Thankfully a friend of mine decided we would split what she got and I got. Unfortunately the lasagna was loaded with so much ricotta that it wasn't a great consolation.

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b
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

3 of us were celebrating a birthday. We had a reservation on a busy Friday evening, and wdre seated upon arrival. Service was prompt and attentive. We each had wine. 2 of us ordered the blackened salmon (a special). One of us ordered tortellini from the menu. Salads were included with our orders. Food & drinks were delicious. There was live accordian music being played throughout our visit. All was good with one exception. The server consistently served the gentleman in our group before the ladies. Candicci's has been a St. Louis staple for years, and has a well-deserved, excellent reputation. Servers should be instructed to serve ladies first.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was good and the place was very well laid out.

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F
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Don’t go. It was awful. Despite having a reservation and the restaurant being almost empty, we waited at the podium to check in and it took more than 10 minutes and 3 people just to figure out where to seat us, as the hostess was nowhere to be found. While we were waiting and during our dinner, several phone calls came in with people complaining about their take out orders. The only good thing about the meal was the bread and the salad. I ordered veal piccata which came with a side of pasta. The veal was tough and chewy and the piccata sauce looked like loose lemon pudding and didn’t taste homemade at all. The side order of pasta at this Italian restaurant was over cooked curly pasta from a box with sauce that also didn’t taste homemade. The owner asked how everything was as he walked by without even stopping to hear the answer. I’ve had better Italian food at Olive Garden. Overall, it was a very disappointing dining experience.

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M
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each of the four of us ordered something different, and everything was excellent. We also had plenty to take home for the next day. One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to!

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MW
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Saturday night and they were obviously understaffed. Waited almost 5 minutes before anyone greeted us at the check in (we had reservations) seated almost 10 min. before a waiter appeared. Ordered drinks, took about 15 min. ( my martini had to be returned as it had no gin in it) Our waiter took care of it immediately. When our dinner arrived, mine was cold (husband’swas not) Again, the waiter immediately had it reheated. The food was good, as was the service, but very slow.

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J
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Candicci's is always solid. The toasted ravioli combo is awesome. Service is great and it's fun to have a local place with music on a Friday night. Ask for Jim- he is a great server!

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OT
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the Daily special and steak prepared nicely with great tasting roasted potatoes. My wife had the chicken gorgonzola which I sampled and wished I had also ordered...great! The kitchen did send her pasta with red sauce when she wanted the white. Server fixed issue by bringing out a side dish of pasta with white sauce. Unfortunately, the sauce was thin and watery. Salads were spot on. Bread and olive oil dip were also spot on. We live nearby and always say we should eat here more often. We still feel that way. It's a moderately priced restaurant that consistently has very good dishes.

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EP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and the food was great. Our waiter was very helpful and was attentive.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dinner for my Birthday, and I checked their web site several times and they had a group playing music that I wanted to hear and when we arrived No Music...

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LB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable and the food was very good. Accommodated our requests. Service was excellent.

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H
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We had not dined a Candicci's for several years. My wife and I had pasta dishes and the client had the salad. The salads were very good; however, we were embarrassed to send ours pasta's back. I called the restaurant the next day to discuss our disappointment and we were told that the manager would call us. As of today, we have not received a response.

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VK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little garlicky for my tastes, but it is an Italian restaurant. 😏

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M
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we had a party of 12 that turned into , they were very kind with that and said no problem. the server was excellent and the food delicious.

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CJ
St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Candicci's handled a large dinner group flawlessly. The orders were taken on time and everyone got what they ordered. Timely service bringing out bread, water refills, and take home boxes. We all enjoyed our dinners as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food we excellent!

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T
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day dinner great food and excellent service.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Mother’s Day - had problems locating my reservation did eventually find it Sat me in the bar. No waiter service. Good cold - poor overall. - hopefully only because of Mother’s Day buffet

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M
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Very nice time!

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A
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and served piping hot. We have eaten here before so we knew what to expect food wise and were not disappointed. There was beautiful acoustic guitar music coming from the bar area. We should have told the musician how much we enjoyed his playing but failed to do so. We did however mention it to our waiter and the hostess as we left. It was a Friday night. Our waiter was superb - friendly, and just the right amount of attentive. An enjoyable evening on all counts.

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OT
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the special surf and turf. It was tasty but a bit too salty for me but my husband quite enjoyed it. I quite enjoyed my Lemon Drop Martini and my husband really liked his Level 5 Hurricane. We had 2 of both drinks. We will be back.

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CJ
St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good selection of pastas, meat, and seafood dishes. Service was fine. Portions were good sized. And it all tasted very good.

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LW
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday, but Candicci’s is also excellent for everyday lunch or dinner. Always good food and service.

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SW
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Clearly, one of our favs! We are never disappointed at Candicci’s. Jeff, our server, was attentive serving our order in a timely manor. House salad always delicious. Our pasta entrees were served hot, and were large portions. Delicious! And, the live music was a nice touch.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

My fiancé and myself had always wanted to try it decided to take my mother there just spend some time together. Ambience was OK facility was a little old but was clean. Food was Okay My fiancé and mother complained there food was too salty I thought the food was good the value was better than most. Overall I would rate it is good definitely worth trying

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I always appreciate when the owner comes by and checks on you. Highly recommended.

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KC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy Candicci’s. Been there a few times recently and food and service and excellent. Tried numerous items on the menu. I would say an older style Italian. Good stuff!

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T
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Wine very good and on Mondays and Thursdays bottles of wine are $10 off. Great happy hour in the bar

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LH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our anniversary diner. We have eaten at Candiccic's many times and find it a good value. In fact my son enjoys eating there when he comes into town. My wife had the Raimondo’s Tutto Mare and I had the Seafood Ravioli. Both were good. Although, what I found out about there ravioli is that you need to specify that you want it served on a plate with the sauce on the side. Otherwise, it is served in a bowl drowning in sauce. Maybe some like it swimming in sauce, but I don't. John our waiter was very accommodating.

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F
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The lights around the restaurant are LED string christmas lights that really take away from the atmosphere. Either replace them with a warmer/yellow lighting or remove them entirely.

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t
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was okay...

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OT
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and time for Valentine Day. The owner came by several times to ask how everything was going. Our server was prompt courteous and engaging. Will be back for sure.

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B
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for our Valentine's Day dinner

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g
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the servings were very generous. Absolutely loved our waiter, Louie.

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MW
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner with friends. Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Candicci's was a great, quiet restaurant with nice background music on New Year's Eve. Our waiter Jim was fantastic and the manager/owner came by twice to say hi. Perfect dining!

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P
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice dinner on New Years Eve and celebrating a family wedding anniversary.

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JT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We go her every Christmas Eve. Probably not again. I had the veal. Not prepared well. Too thick, obviously not tenderized and way too much breading for a piccata ..not tender as veal should be. Sauce tasted like flour. If family was not there I would have asked it to be taken off bill.

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