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Dominic's Trattoria, Clayton

312 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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 is available. Please call 314-863-4567 for more information.
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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.
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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4.4  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipBell (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Too noisy!!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

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

Anywhere (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined 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.

TJW81 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipMary (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

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

vipDinesoutalot (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipN2LH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 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.

Pacer (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 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!

MKAYT (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 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.

MAH135 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2017

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

vipCONative (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

Fantastic service and fantastic food.