Candicci's Restaurant & Bar
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.
Great dinner at Candicci’s with the family. There is always a great special to try. The Surf and turf was excellent. We also ordered at Sicilian steak was very good as well. Excellent service this visit as well.
Everything was mediocre.
We have a Christmas Eve tradition to dine here. So festively decorated. Wonderful lasagna. Waiter was warm and friendly. Like being with family. We enjoy their patio as well in nice weather.
Restaurant was not crowded, but it took a long time to get our food. Once it arrived, one order of their "special" was way under cooked (Salmon) and was returned to the kitchen. Plate did not arrive back until after everyone else at the table finished eating. Waiter and Manager/Owner didn't seem to really care. They reluctantly removed the entree from the bill, after we pointed out that it had not been. But they did not apologize or offer us anything else in return. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
Everything was perfect. Food, Service and value. Even with several large Christmas parties the overall experience for our party was great.
Just seemed like server always had an edge in his voice. Seemed bothered much of time.
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.
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.
the food was good and the place was very well laid out.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
The service and the food was great. Our waiter was very helpful and was attentive.
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...
Enjoyable and the food was very good. Accommodated our requests. Service was excellent.
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.
A little garlicky for my tastes, but it is an Italian restaurant. 😏
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.
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.
Food we excellent!
Mother's Day dinner great food and excellent service.
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
Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Very nice time!
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.
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.
Good selection of pastas, meat, and seafood dishes. Service was fine. Portions were good sized. And it all tasted very good.
We were celebrating my birthday, but Candicci’s is also excellent for everyday lunch or dinner. Always good food and service.
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.
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
Excellent food and service. I always appreciate when the owner comes by and checks on you. Highly recommended.
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!
Food was excellent. Wine very good and on Mondays and Thursdays bottles of wine are $10 off. Great happy hour in the bar
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.
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.
It was okay...
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.
Excellent food and service for our Valentine's Day dinner
The food was great and the servings were very generous. Absolutely loved our waiter, Louie.