Casa Don Alfonso - The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis

4.5
351 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Renown Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is pleased to invite guests for a taste of the Sorrento Coast at Casa Don Alfonso. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, the menu tells the story of traditions passed down for generations in the family homes of southern Italy. These recipes come from a magical place, ripe with the culture and beauty of the Mediterranean. Alongside an unmistakable commitment to hospitality and service, Casa Don Alfonso brings hand-crafted flavors and carefully chosen ingredients with every bite.

Family of Iaccarino honors the culinary heritage of the Campania region, with seasonal ingredients that closely resemble the sun-kissed produce harvested at the Iaccarino family’s farm. Fresh, handmade pastas create an edible narrative of the Iaccarino legacy, while whimsical desserts transport guests to Naples’ nostalgic bakeries.

From Sorrento to St. Louis, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 351 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was excellent and Brock did a great job as always. We will be back!

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Sully
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waitress didn't have the timing right to ask for input. Seems they had too many folks hanging around - which could explain the high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan Pablo was amazing. Great food and beautiful atmosphere! Definitely recommend for a nicer date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Cool, streamlined decor but very noisy. Food and wine were quite good but not great value for the price. Michelin star prices but not Michelin star food. High end/upscale hotel bar and restaurant (which it is since attached to the Ritz Carlton). We won’t be back.

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RosemaryS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about Casa Don Alphonso; the food, service and beautiful setting. The menu brought familiar dishes to new heights with complex, layered flavors.

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AndrewB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing indoor dining look and feel. Service was exceptional. Food was done simple and well. Good for Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Juan Pablo was a great waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
61 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good But Chain Like

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed the Sunday brunch.
All the food was very good.
Servers were excellent.
No complaints at all.
Bh

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Merilee
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aida was fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience, thanks to her!

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BrettS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Don Alfonso was great, closest thing to Italy we have tasted in the US. Restaurant is beautiful, staff was kind, and a very reasonable price for the level of dining. We’ll be back!

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Jamie
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always love brunch here! The selection of food is amazing and the service is outstanding! Aida always does a great job, and my kids absolutely love her. I definitely recommend getting the hot chocolate--my kids loved it so much!!

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StephanieH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing bread, olive oil, and beef carpaccio. Great place to spend a birthday or anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and all the food was impeccable! We had a wonderful dinner. We will be back soon!

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was not good. The eggs Benedict wasn’t a poached egg, sauce broken, my husband didn’t take more than 1 bite. Scrambled eggs had an off taste, didn’t go past the first bite. All the food was cold. The coffee and OJ were very good, and the service was good. It was the worst breakfast buffet food ever. Totally shocked. Would not go back for breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve with my son

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WilliamS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food the delicious
One of the best breakfast buffets in St. Louis

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was fantastic, very creative and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First review I have taken the time to write.
I have been fortunate to eat at a lot of nice restaurants around the country. Unfortunately this was not one of them. It was very disappointing. The food was not hot, barely warm and everything was bland. We booked several months out with high expectations and anticipated from reviews that we were going to have an amazing dinner. I have had way better Italian meals in the Stl. area.
The ambiance was not what I was expecting. It was brighter than expected and very noisy.
Don’t waste your money! It was not worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We were very excited about trying Casa Don Alfonso. My wife and I are in the travel/hospitality industry and have been to Sorrento and looked forward to the overall experience as the buildup to this restaurant was so positive. The service experience was awful. I understand the current Covid situation may play a roll in that but even taking that into consideration was bad. We waited at least 5-10 minutes before anyone came to the table. Server was a nice gentlemen but gave us poor service. We asked for a wine list and he provided us with one. However, never followed up regarding what we wanted. We started out with a couple cocktails which were amazing. Server constantly was filling up our water but didn’t offer a second drink as our glasses sat empty. He offered me if I wanted a second old fashioned but not my wife. We gave up on ordering a bottle of wine with our mains. At that point we just didn’t want to stick around anymore. We had every intention of ordering multiple cocktails and a bottle of wine but only had one. We sat waiting for someone to come by so we could ask for the check and that took longer when we got seated. Just overall frustrating as I guess we had our expectations set too high as we know there is Michelin star restaurants in this family overseas. The food was excellent and came out super fast. They were out of the burrata which was disappointing. Just the small details about the experience you want to have at a restaurant were all missed. Walking out of the restaurant we were just like what just happened that was terrible. The sad part was just wanting to get out of there and not stick around for an after dinner drink. I did notice another couple at a nearby table that looked as if they had been waiting for anyone to come by so there could have been a staff shortage. I will never return. With the Italian restaurant Louie down the street we will never stray from them again. They understand service and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire team was amazing! Highly recommend Casa for all events and gatherings large and small. Drew, Martin, Dane, Forrester and the entire kitchen provide an incredible experience.

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KerryG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give service a 6+ star I would. The restaurant did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. But the real star of that s restaurant is the staff..

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EricaW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must1 Food and service were fantastic. Decor is beautiful.

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BrittanyK
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I came here for brunch and it was some of the best breakfast we have ever had! Loved the omelet station, egg varieties, and orange juice. Aida was an exceptional server! My husband loved the maple syrup and pancakes. She sent us home with some maple syrup, and was so thoughtful. Thank for for a wonderful day!

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Pops
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just overall great evening - food was excellent along with the service and the overall atmosphere of the place.

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H1245
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a reservation (you’ll need to plan far ahead) for dinner. We were seated next to a loud and over-served group. Not necessarily blaming the staff for the guests’ poor behavior, but overall, our comfort and experience was greatly affected by that. It happens. The food was well-prepared and thoughtful, albeit at hotel-restaurant prices; the limoncello packed a punch, the wine was divine, and each course was artful and flavorful—the chicken Genovese was especially yummy. The interior is fresh, elegant, and shiny. I wouldn’t shy away from going back—just a shame that our dinner wasn’t as comfortable as we’d hoped.

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BrittanyK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My client and I had a lovely dining experience with great service. The buffet was exceptional and I loved the eggs Benedict, chicken sausage, and I had the best fruit I have ever eaten! I also loved the cappuccino, and fresh orange juice. Casa Don Alfonso is a special gem!!

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EricF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience was wonderful and food was delicious. Lisa our server was very attentive. Loved the salmon & capers, fruit, potatoes , charcuterie selections and the omelet bar. Other selections are available so I’ll just have to go again. Great for after worship at church.

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Royal1
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and delicious. Our waitress was outstanding, we look forward to visiting again.

JM
JordanM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for a better brunch experience! Excellent service, food, and environment!

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vipRobertR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The start of a great day celebrating our son’s 5th birthday! Hands down the best breakfast in St Louis! Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. A weekend brunch buffet with an abundance of options that does not minimize any quality. Say hello to Josie - she is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Set between two other tables of two. Sitting so close we could have all shared a conversation together. Not enjoyable if you were wanting to have a private conversation.

PS
PrakashS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

High prices for very average food . Servers are not trained properly and service overall is poor

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast

BK
BethK
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good - not great - but we had to ask for our server multiple times over the course of the meal for more drinks. Our server was very nice but either overwhelmed or unaware of the prolonged time in between table checks.

MM
vipMikeM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The meal my wife ate had way too much anchovy in it. My lasagna seemed light on sauce and cheese. Service was great as is the ambiance. Wine prices high.

PG
vipPriyaankG
Memphis/West TN
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic ! Great food, drinks & Service ! Thank you for making our experience a memorable one !

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GraceH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

First of all, was very disappointed with the service! It was a birthday celebration and they didn’t even offer complimentary dessert to make the guest feel special!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AMAZING! So happy to have some authentic Italian food here in the Lou. Will definitely come back. Especially for that orange frivolezza…. It pretty much melted in my mouth…

FAQs

Casa Don Alfonso - The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 719-1496.

Casa Don Alfonso - The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis is rated 4.5 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.