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Best Italian Restaurants in Clayton


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A photo of Café Napoli restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Clayton
Booked 32 times today
Located in St. Louis, Café Napoli is a top-rated Italian culinary gem known for its fantastic food and service. This restaurant is celebrated for its authenticity and expertise in Italian cuisine, with customers repeatedly praising it as the "best Italian restaurant by far." Highlighted in reviews for its well-trained staff and meticulous attention to detail, Café Napoli stands out as a destination for special occasions. Highlights from its impressive menu include the veal chop with sage butter, the truffle raviolis, and the Chilean sea bass. The reviews uniformly agree, Café Napoli delivers consistently great Italian food in a wonderful atmosphere and is definitely recommended for anyone visiting St. Louis.
A photo of The Crossing restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Clayton
Booked 23 times today
The Crossing is an exemplary French cuisine restaurant in St. Louis, often hailed as one of the best in the city. Critics and patrons alike laud the tantalizing menu, which heavily features French wines and classic French dishes with innovative twists. The restaurant offers an enviable selection of carefully curated white wines, including Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and Chardonnay from renowned estates. The menu reflects an unfaltering commitment to the essence of French gastronomy, with reviewers citing the flawless execution of dishes, such as French truffles over tagliatelle, seared tuna, and delectable desserts. The attentive and knowledgeable staff further enhance the dining experience, offering expert pairings and insights into the culinary offerings.
A photo of Il Palato restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Clayton
Booked 9 times today
Il Palato offers an exceptional dining experience, serving unique interpretations of traditional Italian dishes. Patrons highly commend the restaurant for its standout dishes, including the "whipped mortadella," and the stuffed Pappardelle. The eggplant appetizer has been labelled as the best in town. Il Palato offers a distinctive menu, significantly deviating from the typical Italian fare, providing a refreshing change to Italophiles. Exemplary service with attentive and friendly staff adds to the overall dining experience. One of the restaurant's strengths lies in its ability to cater to dietary restrictions, notably being deemed as one of the most allergy-friendly establishments. With an elegant and soothing atmosphere, Il Palato is deemed by many to be a hidden gem in Clayton, offering top-tier Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.
A photo of Casa Don Alfonso - The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Clayton
Booked 49 times today
Casa Don Alfonso at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis is widely celebrated for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Reviewers echo a unanimous appreciation for its committed authenticity to Italian flavors, with dishes cooked by Italian chefs. Known for its unique menu items like 'meatballs with raisins and pine nuts' and 'lobster gnocchi,' the restaurant is praised for its variety and quality. Reviewers also note the freshness of ingredients and the restaurant's tendency to go 'above and beyond' in service. The perfect setup for a 'highly enjoyable date night', according to one review, the restaurant's gorgeous interior enhances the overall experience. The establishment's high regard for detail and customer satisfaction marks it as a top-notch Mediterranean dining destination.
A photo of Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • The Hill
Booked 68 times today
Renowned for offering an authentic culinary experience, Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is celebrated as the epitome of Italian cuisine. The restaurant is praised for its old school Italian meals, with guests commending its "authentic taste," as reflected in the reviews. The toasted ravioli, arancini, Fettucine Alfredo, steak, and risotto have been singled out for their exceptional flavor. Reviewers also highlight the restaurant's exceptional service and the knowledgeable, attentive staff. The ambiance is described as classy, and the restaurant maintains this high standard consistently, proving that they've mastered the art of good dining over the years. Most reviewers look forward to returning, considering it the best Italian they've ever had, with phrases such as "a great reminder of what Italian food is supposed to taste like" being commonplace in reviews.
A photo of O+O Pizza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Webster Groves
Booked 33 times today
O+O Pizza is a revered Pizzeria nestled in the lively heart of St. Louis. This place has won the hearts of locals and tourists alike with its delectable menu featuring an array of pizzas, pastas, salads and much more. The restaurant is loved for its spectacular food coupled with perfection in service, as one reviewer gushed, "The food was spectacular and the service perfection!". Another fan raved about their pizza, "Pizza was excellent and wait staff equally excellent". Their creativity shines through the menu – the whipped goat cheese with watermelon jam, crispy rosemary, dates and amazing, oily, burnt-edged toast being one of the most adored dishes. Moreover, the cozy ambiance combined with delicious food and friendly service makes O+O Pizza feel like home to many. As one reviewer rightfully said, "O+O Pizza feels like home! Great for brunch or dinner." With its inclusive vibe, it caters to all - being kid-friendly while boasting moderately upscale food for adults. Undeniably a pizzeria marvel in St. Louis.
A photo of Dominics Trattoria restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Clayton
Booked 12 times today
Dominic's Trattoria, located in the heart of St. Louis, boasts a legacy of delivering outstanding Italian cuisine. Repeatedly highlighted as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city by numerous reviews, Dominic's Trattoria promises an authentic and consistent dining experience. Patrons commend its culinary offerings as reminiscent of the genuine flavors of Rome, with particular praise for dishes such as the Veal Saltimbocca, Pappardelle alla Bolognese, and Lobster Risotto. The atmosphere, marked by its festive bar area and great ambience, is often likened to a cozy Italian home. As noted by one reviewer, "This Italian gem never disappoints!" and another stated, "Not only my favorite Italian in a city known for Italian cuisine, but my favorite restaurant in the city - period." Dominic's Trattoria gives a true Italian quality dining experience right in the heart of the Midwest.
A photo of Acero restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Maplewood
Booked 17 times today
Acero, highly recommended by patrons, is renowned for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The versatility in the menu is marked by fresh and outstanding dishes that cater to every palate. Many admire the four-course tasting menu, an amazing value proposition according to reviewers. Additionally, the restaurant's wine list, offering a wide array of Italian wines, is praised as "stellar" and "mind-boggling". The high-quality service and the cozy, intimate ambiance add to the allure of this dining experience. A patron summed up, "I think Acero is the best Italian Restaurant in the entire Region." With consistent positive remarks for its food, ambience, and service, Acero offers a truly authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of Brio Italian Grille - St. Louis - Frontenac restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Frontenac
Booked 40 times today
Brio Italian Grille - St. Louis - Frontenac is an excellent choice for authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons rave about their delicious dishes, specifically highlighting their Pasta Al Vodka, Lobster Bisque, and Tiramisu. The food is consistently terrific, with reviewers praising the freshness of the salads, the perfect pastas, and the well-cooked meats and fish. The restaurant is also praised for accommodating gluten-free and other special diets. The impressive service and delightful ambiance, including an outdoor patio that almost feels like Italy, are added bonuses. This commendable dining experience is enhanced by the restaurant's convenient location, surrounded by shopping areas and a theatre. The general consensus is that Brio Italian Grille - St. Louis - Frontenac is a must-visit for all those who appreciate good Italian food.
A photo of Madrina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Webster Groves
Booked 37 times today
An intimate venue in the heart of Old Webster Groves, the Madrina team is ready take our guests back to a time where dining out was a cherished experience shared by family and friends. We are proud to showcase our Italian heritage and love for human connection through a menu carefully curated by Chef Max Crask and owners Frank Romano and Stanley Browne. We are so excited to have you!

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Clayton

Discover the charm of Italian dining in St. Louis, particularly in the vibrant neighborhoods of Clayton and Midtown. These areas are renowned for their rich culinary scene, where Italian restaurants shine with their authentic dishes and inviting atmospheres. From classic pasta and risottos to innovative Italian-inspired creations, the restaurants in Clayton and Midtown cater to a variety of tastes and dining experiences. Each establishment reflects a deep commitment to quality, showcasing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Patrons consistently praise the exceptional service, the meticulous attention to detail, and the warm, welcoming environments that make each dining experience memorable. Whether you're seeking a casual meal or a sophisticated dinner, the Italian restaurants in these districts promise a delightful culinary journey through the heart of Italy, right in St. Louis.

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