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Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton

4.4
312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

The food at Dominic's Trattoria in Clayton is the quintessence of what a "trattoria" is all about: authentic Italian regional dishes prepared with care; attention to details; and moderate prices. There is a nice wine list with a wide range of choices. Specialties include lobster ravioli, osso buco, risotto con pesce, fresh fish and other delectable Italian creations. Open for lunch on weekdays, and for dinner Monday through Saturday. Attire is stylish casual. Valet parking is available in the evenings.



Dominic’s Trattoria offers two private dining rooms:

The La Veranda Room, with its Hand painted Italian murals, accomodates up to 30 guests and features a 42 inch flatscreen, perfect for your next business meeting.

The Mark McGwire room can accommodate up to 14 guests and both rooms have a wonderful view of Shaw Park in Clayton; perfect for your special occasion.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(314) 863-4567
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Dominic's Trattoria offers two private dining rooms.

The La Veranda Room, with its hand painted Italian murals, accommodates up to 30 guests and features a 42 inch flat screen, perfect for your next business meeting.



The Mark McGwire room can accommodate up to 14 guests and both rooms have a wonderful view of Shaw Park in Clayton; perfect for you special occasion.
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Private party contact
Maria Galati: (314) 863-4567
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Catering
Catering is available. Please call 314-863-4567 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bonhomme Ave.
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Parking details
Valet parking is available every evening. Street parking or our parking lot next to Park Tower are available during the lunch hours.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

We went to St Louis specifically to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and my had found Dominic's through an on-line search of area restaurants. Our meals were excellent, particularly my Veal Fontina - it was tender enough that I was able to easily cut it with my fork - superb!

Our server, Erma, also made our experience excellent. I don't know whether she's related to the owners family, but her sweet Italian accent and great personality made us feel like we were also part of her family. If you like Italian food, we'd definitely recommend Dominic's.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Too noisy!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Went during Clayton restaurant week. The service, food, and atmosphere could not have been better.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We all enjoyed the different dishes that we ordered. The servers were excellent at explaining items on menu and the service was prompt. We especially like Dominic's Trattoria because it's quiet enough to have a conversation and relax around a table with friends and good food.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

My girlfriends treated me to a birthday dinner. I had lobster ravioli and it was delicious! Our server , Jonathan, was darling and very knowledgeable about the menu. My only regret was that I accidentally left behind a vase with flowers that my friend brought for the occasion. When I called the next day, it could not be found. Otherwise, a flawless evening.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2017

We went to Dominic's for my wife's birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. There were a couple of large groups there that increased the noise level and slowed down the service. I would definitely go back though; it's one of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We always enjoy our meal at Dominic's but Erma (our server) made it extra special. The staff always goes above/beyond and the food never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The food is always good and something for everyone...Mahi on offer Saturday was great, as was Capresi salad...

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Dominic's has been one of our special places for 20 years. Food was always wonderful & service great. This visit was a major disappointment! Took at least 30-40 minutes for server to take order. Lobster ravioli used to be special. What I had could have come out of a box. Tortilonni was bland, we asked for butter for rolls, took 20 minutes &2 requests to get it.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. I tried the waitress it was our first wedding anniversary and she gave us each complimentary sides of cake. Food was great and nice portion sizes. Little pricey but it's authentic.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Everything was prepared to perfection. The carpaccio was fantastic as well as the cannelloni. The service was very good along with the timing, preparation and presnetation of each course. I will definitely go back to Dominic's in Clayton.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We like everything about this place....the people, the food, the atmosphere. It's a changing scene, sometimes hopping with young people, sometimes filled with older adults. The people who take care of you are the best, ever polite and welcoming....and always helpful. Everything on the menu is delicious, whether salads, calamari, carpaccio, all kinds of pasta, anti pasta, eggplant, many veal dishes, many seafood options, steaks, chicken, and so much more. Desserts, including Jackie's cake, all delicious. Come and visit. Then come again and try something else. Dominic's Trattoria is a favorite place!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2017

I made a reservation on Open Table and when we got there a table was waiting. We asked to eat in the bar area but it was already booked for the evening. The hostess made it possible for us to sit in the bar area as someone cancelled. The dinner was delicious and the service was friendly and very efficient.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2017

Wonderful meal. Wonderful service. Looking forward to our next visit to Dominic's.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Fantastic service and fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Outstanding experience. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the service and food were outstanding. A young lady, Besa, was our server and she was top notch, very attentive and engaging.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Dominic's has something for everyone, food is great, recommend Chicken Marsala...

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Great wine, the veal Picatta and veal Milanese were outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food. Very crowded and loud. Short on service staff. They tried but service slow.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

The service at Dominic's was friendly and the lasagna was delicious! I would recommend Dominic's to anyone who likes Italian food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Family gathering! Great food great service and wonderful hospitality!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

delicious food always close to home so easy to get to

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Fresh interesting traditional Italian.....so dependably good!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Nice little Italian restaurant. Good for a quite business dinner or date night.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Steve was great!!! Wonderful service!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Everything was just ok. There was nothing that stood out as better than average. However the staff could have done a much better job. They were inattentive and ignored our requests.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's Day. Service was very good..only lacked friendliness/helpfulness of the greeter and waitress; fantastic job by everyone else! Dinner left much to be desired. Steaks and asparagus lacked flavor/seasoning - very bland. Tarantuffo was out of this world! Lovely place, but I do feel as though the meal was nowhere near worth the price.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Memorable food and service in a warm, inviting setting.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

My husband and I attended here for restaurant week, this was our first time here. The service was very nice, the atmosphere was great, our waiter was very nice. We would come back and recommend to our family/friends.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2017

Dominic's Trattoria, in Clayton MO, is a gem. It is a must-visit for anyone who loves classic Italian food. I go there every time I visit St. Louis and every time I dine there, I am rewarded by a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2017

We went to Dominic's as a special event (birthday) meal, also taking advantage of Clayton Restaurant week and the 3-course fixed-price meal that was offered. Dominic's specializes in traditional Italian haute cuisine. As you'd expect, the veal was exceptional, the first courses (in our case eggplant and cannelloni) were everything you'd expect from a fine Italian restaurant, and the dessert (Jackie's cake) was really special.

The sound level (while moderate by today's standards) was a bit loud for our taste, but we realize that we're decades out of touch with modern norms.

All in all, if you're looking for a fine Italian meal in Clayton, Dominic's is a really good choice.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2017

Dominic's has been a favorite of mine for years. Dominic and his family genuinely
Enjoys hospitality and knows how to present a memorable meal every time I visit.
Always terrific.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2017

Great service & incredible food!!!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Everything was great and we will return and recommended to family and friends

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Best Italian restaurant I've ever been to! I would recommend to anyone to stop by!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Waitress "Ellie" is a sweetheart. "Frank" as busy as he was, parking cars, helped our disabled friend through the door. Can't wait to come back. thx

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2017

Hostess was rude actually very rude. Food was fair at best. I will not be returning there it's too bad because the place is nice
I will find other places for business meals.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2017

Dominic's Clayton was wonderful, relaxing, quiet, great ambiance, equally great service. The food was delicious and each course spaced perfectly and the staff very welcoming. There was a very nice view and a lovely dining room. Highly recommend to friends!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Great experience as always. Wonderful staff, great food and quiet enough to enjoy conversations with your guests.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

We totally LOVE this place.. the food is always fantastic and the service amazing.. we come every time we are in St. Louis.. HIGHLY recommended!

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