J.Devoti Trattoria

4.6
891 reviews
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Farm-to-table
A Farm-to-Table Italian Restaurant which concentrates on the flavors of our region by using quality ingredients from neighboring farms. Our mission is to bring our guests back to a time where you knew where your food came from as well as the farmers that worked so hard to raise sustainable and ethical products. The menus change daily to reflect what is in season and available locally. We pride ourselves on everything we do in house:
Pasta, Butchering, Charcuterie, Condiments, Pickles, Bread and Desserts.
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London
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was outstanding! Also loved the extra little treats from the chef.

AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was cozy and relaxed. Food presentation was excellent. Service was right on. Libations were nice and varied.

DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, the atmosphere was good, however. When looking at my receipt at home I noticed that the waiter put some of the items for the other couple on our bill and some of our items on the bill for the other couple. I feel terrible because we probably have a larger ticket. I don’t think it’s that difficult to get two tickets straight

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary date - another fantastic experience at J Devoti. Fresh and innovative food. Personable service. This restaurant is a local treasure.

OT
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been once before during restaurant week with a limited menu. This trip was great. I love the cool , casual vibe and the restaurant is quiet enough that you don't have to strain to hear what your dinner partners are saying. Some things can be pricey, but others are right in line with other restaurant fare...it's just that this food isn't and doesn't feel mass produced. The homemade breads were delicious as were homemade pastas. I ordered pork loin which was fork tender but not mushy at all. It had a great flavor. We also had the gnocchi special with vegetables--unlike other goopy sauced gnocchi-- and it was very nice. The spaghetti had no tomato in sight--just mushrooms and a wine/butter sauce, but it wasn't greasy. The charcuterie plate we started with had a nice mix of ingredients: capicolla, cheese, liver pate, pineapple/jalapeno jam, delicious tender tongue (don't think, just eat) and that delicious bread. Homemade blackberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream was a sweet ending. Great evening--go there!

MN
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of five (mostly) foodies agreed that the house-made raviolis and summer salads were excellent. Dessert of blackberry sorbet with little shortbread cookies was scrumptious. As we were the lone table occupied on the outdoor patio, the noise level was limited to our animated conversations. A computer glitch confused a couple of the checks, but that frustration was minor in light of the excellence of our overall dining experience.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was too pricey for what you got. Tasting menu was way over priced. Had to got get fast food afterwards because it was so minimal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was exquisite.

RM
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful dinner! The burger was the best! I also really enjoyed the deviled eggs we had as an appetizer. Kevin, our server, was attentive and professional.

Only complaint was how close the 2-top tables were - it felt cramped and crowded.

-rmh-

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Bread was great. Service was too fast. Wait staff trying to take plates when not finished eating. The food was mediocre.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious & lovely evening! J Devoti is one of our very favorite restaurants! The food is always fresh & creative. Drinks are excellent! Service is always very good. We are there at least twice a month & always enjoy the experience!

AG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant on The Hill for a nice dinner!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was great. Sat us at table in front of a window would have been great except sun was shining in my eyes for 30 minutes. Took away from the night. Mostly because they had to know that was not a comfortable table at this time of the year. They had open tables. Why do that? No response needed. But definitely not an empathic group.

AG
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Mushroom pizza was delicious. Not enough small plate starter selections, and other dishes were just ok. Drink selections limited too. The service was very good. Nicely decorated. I would go back, but only for specific items.

M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you could lower the noise chatter - insulating the ceiling, walls - it would be appreciated . It was the only negative feature of the experience which otherwise was excellent.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so nice. Elegant atmosphere and good food. Lavioli, Salad, Soup, Bread we ordered and shared. Quality, volume and price was so satisfying. Beer and wine was also good.
There are plenty of parking places on the road.

LT
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table dining at its finest. Quiet enough to have a nice conversation with everyone at the table. Food was outstanding as well as the service. I love how all the servers pitch in with all the tables. Bar dink’s were very tasty and original. They even catered quite easily to my vegetarian friend. What a great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back to this awesome restaurant.

MJ
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Definitely a find
Can't wait to go back
Food was Farm to Table
Creative and so delicious

CE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our dinner immensely. She raved about the crab cake and her spaghetti. My scallops were cooked to perfection. We loved the farm to table approach as well. You can tell that everyone working there is truly passionate about what they do.

TK
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered the large plate of cheeses and meats. When the waitress brought it we asked what something on the plate was. She said was ham, but it looked like turkey. We both took one bite and it was disgusting and mushy. We told the waitress it was inedible. She said she’d be sure to tell “chef.” She came back later and said thanks for letting us know - we are learning. WTF? We both ordered a pasta. They were both 18 dollars a piece. It was okay but I ordered fettuccini. I was expecting a white sauce. It was just a red ragu sauce. It was okay but not something I’d eat again. We were here in January and had a fabulous meal. Not sure what’s happened since January but I don’t think we’ll be back. Oh and the restaurant did nothing to compensate us for the “ham” which was truly awful. I would have expected something ... a free drink or dessert or even some type of monetary amount of our bill.

L
St. Louis
84 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe this restaurant isn't getting more press and notice. this was our third visit in 2 years. There were 4 of us and we had a variety of salads and entrees. The serve an amuse bouche and warm cookies with the bill. All of us really enjoyed our meals and will come back soon.

JP
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a tasting and each course was very different but very tasty. Recommend it!

KP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Both ordered pasta dishes, since the pasta is made in house.
Cocktails were excellent, nice wine list. One complaint-- hand pie for dessert was tiny!
Would definitely go back.

H
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We loved our experience yet
At the beginning we were seated next to a couple with a young child who was struggling in the restaurant. It made our experience unpleasant at the beginning and first course. The child was crying and the mess on the table and floor was handled poorly by the parents.

The bread service, soup, salads, pastas, and dessert were lovely.
Flavors, textures, and a richness of aroma and service were the best.
I will be back soon.
Thank you,
Hope Heller

b
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was absolutely horrible from the beginning to the end the charcuterie platter was $25 with a single meat only and two small pieces of cheese. Caesar salad was good I had the ravioli entrée which was three ravioli for 18 or $19 took just under an hour to receive my entrée Will not return read about a lot of hype and great reviews didn’t get it here

JW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food and service were outstanding. The wine list was very good, and offered some very interesting wines. I will definitely return, it was an overall great experience.

FW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Softshell crabs were very well done and the cold asparagus soup was undeniably the best I’ve ever had. It literally tasted like the asparagus came right out of the garden that day. Staff was awesome as always. Thank you for a wonderful dinner

KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They take the farm to table movement seriously here. Spinach soup was fantastic and my fettuccine tasted absolutely fresh. (But hey, this is “the Hill”, so I was expecting the pasta to be great). I love the room as well.

d
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but a bit short on choices .... outside of that an outstanding experience

SM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining on Friday night, I wasn't sure we'd get a table nor sure how this would go, as this was labeled a "new St. Louis best" in my research. Set apprehension aside, folks! My friend and I found easy parking, got a 6:30 reservation (used online reservation on the same day), and had a spectacular meal and impeccable service in an ambiance that was calming, elegant, and still casual. We started with a glass of delicious chardonnay and a prosecco with a complimentary chef's treat of a little tapenade bite from the kitchen. Then, we ordered the bread plate... a mixed selection of artisan rye, focaccia, and another dark hued bread... soooo incredible...fresh, oooo-yum-crunch and fleur de sel at the right bite...oh wow! Compound butter mixed to a delicious softness...and I never opt for butter on my bread, because I like the bread itself sooo much, but this just made it totally over the top. The special off-menu entree was a perfecto al dente homemade fettuccini pasta alfredo...oh man, it was nothing like the goo you tangle with in other Italian restaurants ... this was plant-your-face-in-it delicious. The caesar salad with the egg prepared to perfection...utterly perfect creamy center and presented elegantly over greens that were growing right outside the window. The gnocchi with morels (OMG) had a flavor that was strikingly salivating-worthy. We split the chocolate dessert with espresso ice cream...deep chocolate with that slight touch of soft (reminiscent of lava cake) was the marvelous kiss at the end. But then, even another complimentary chef's treat: a couple of their little house cookies...little chocolate chip minis that had soft chocolate in the bite...Mmm-mmm. Portions just right, generous enough, but not that big bowl-of over-do that Italian dining dictates we have to be rolled out on a gurney at the end with a Weight Watchers contract taped to our foreheads. Prices were on target for such a wonderful dining experience. Wait staff skilled, excellent.

JE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great food and wonderful service will be back soon..

RF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly the experience I was expecting to have eating dinner on The Hill. Our server spoke very quickly for some reason but overall he was very accommodating and we enjoyed our girls night out. The tasting menu was amazing.

L
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant on the hill. Inventive menu but still Italian. Menu printed everyday. Locally sourced ingredients. Good wine list and personable service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

S
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was excellent. Bread wonderful. Service excellent. This is our 4th. Is it and restaurant never disappoints

CD
St. Louis
69 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food and a talented chef marred by an experience overshadowed by an inattentive and absent server with literally no sense of urgency or memory we even existed. If it were not for another server, who was not our own, we would probably still be sitting at our table waiting for our food. We knew there was a problem when 4 other tables, who had arrived after us, were already on their second courses. Oddly enough, inside our bill was a “how did we do” survey that had already been completed on our behalf with our servers name on it, with all excellent ratings. Coincidence?

JC
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We dined here for Hill Restaurant Week. We were seated in a timely manner but then ignored for 20 minutes. Our server was unaware that we were his despite serving the table not more than 18 inches from ours. The restaurant did comp our drinks. The portion sizes were minuscule, not more than 3 ounces for the entree. The beef I had wasn’t that good, it was shredded and reconstituted to form a patty. Over cooked and served with looked like a deep fried slice of tongue. I chose not to eat it. The tuna my spouse was also very small. Dessert was included in the 3 course meal. It too was tiny. We left hungry.

M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Save your money and dine at one of the great Italian restaurants on the hill. We left feeling hungry.

NK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Great service and atmosphere as well.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very nice dinner overall.
The entree was micro-food...the portion was half of what it should have been.
And for $250 for 4 people (with a bottle of wine), the value is questionable.

DB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I thought this spot was a little trendy for the hill. Food was good. Portions a little small. Did not like that they charged $5 for a small loaf of bread and herbed butter.

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