Sardella

4.7
570 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
An Italian-inspired Osteria and Wine Bar with handmade pastas, unique small plates, and progressive wine list featuring but not limited to natural wines and small producers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-2pm
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00 to 10:00
Sunday: 5:00 to 9:00
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Phone number
(314) 773-7755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashley Shelton & Gerard Craft
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Parking details
We offer valet parking for a fee as well as validated garage parking adjacent to the west of the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 570 People Are Saying
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j
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but our server seemed to have all the tables in the restaurant.

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SK
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time at Sardella and I had a wonderful experience! Our server, Scott, was kind, professional, and knowledgeable. Everything we ate was incredible, but the “fritto misto” was definitely a favorite. It was vibrant and loud inside, but noisy to the point that I couldn’t hear my own conversation! I will definitely be back!

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

Perfect for Date Night, Service and Ambiance truly great. Quality of Fod Serving sizes / portions perfect. Don’t eat to many rolls-. Waitress Jessica hands down the best-

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ED
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were stellar. Tables are close together- patron right next to us was loud and quasi-drunk. We wished server or management had intervened to quiet him down.

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MW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service solid. Highly recommend the eggs benedict ravioli and butternut squash toast. The eggnog doughnut did not disappoint. Coffee - also solid.

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F
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yay, tasty as always—and great service.

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AB
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting food, friendly server, easy parking, pleasant ambience.

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LA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Fun, involved and sensitive service. The dishes tasted and looked beautiful. The crude was inspired, the sausage and beans were a rustic delight. Scallop was very well cooked, I would have liked more olives than the potatoes, but a small quibble. Desserts also very good.

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EE
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, first and foremost. Lots of light in an interesting decor. Our server was pleasant and attentive. We had Sunday brunch 12:30. The ricotta pancakes were delicious! There were several other dishes I’ll be back to try!

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SL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Were there for brunch. The menu is interesting, not the typical brunch dishes, but all very good.

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DS
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and Jessica our server was awesome!

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food was excellent and service was even better. Put it on the list. We’ll be back.

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica was great as well as host greeting us at door.

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F
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner at Sardella's. Our pasta was superb (the butternut squash tortellini), the wine was great, and, perhaps most important, the staff was incredibly nice and attentive. Though it wasn't super-quiet, we had no trouble hearing each other even on a Friday night when the restaurant was full, and we much appreciated the lack of loud music. The space is extremely attractive and gives off great vibes. Only qualm was that the pasta, though delicious, did seem overpriced. However, we happily paid given how pleasant the whole ambiance was. Would be great to have more vegetarian and fish options-- overall, we couldn't have been more pleased and will happily return.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Creative and amazing. Some of the best food I've ever eaten.

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MM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers are very accommodating to dietary restrictions. We had a great meal!

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JP
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I knew going in the food would be awesome and it didn't disappoint, but as many reviews will say that, I wanted to highlight that I was really impressed with the staff. From the way the hostess greeted me to the way the waitress seemed so genuine--not like she was reading from a script. The staff was very attentive but also very unobtrusive--perfect for the elegant casual vibe they were trying to create.

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DS
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! My party was running a bit late so I sat at the bar and enjoyed a coffee while waiting and it was no problem! Such good brunch options!

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m
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food were superb! It was the perfect date night spot! We’ll definitely be back soon!

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CC
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Jessica was patient and helpful ... and very engaging!! The food was terrific, the wine excellent and reasonably priced, the cocktails perfect. All around a great night out!!!

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Sardella and am a big Gerard Craft fan. He has changed the food scene in STL

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wasn't nearly as good as previous visit during the summer.

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RE
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very small menu. over charred octopus appetizer and our scallops were cold. Everyone does short ribs on their menu. The only thing that was unexpected was because we had to have our scallops heated, we were surprised by a free dessert. That was the best thing we ate. Dissipointed in general.

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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sardella is always fantastic. Their pasta is delicious and service is always friendly. The perfect place to take an out of town guest for a good meal or business dinner.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was special. If I lived here this would be my go-to. The Agnolotti was superb! Even though I had a reservation for 1, (thanks for this and note to other restaurants: ALOT of people dine alone) I chose to sit at the bar. Beautiful space, great wine list, everything on point! Every time I am in town I will dine here. Well done!

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KR
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Three of four entrees where very under cooked. Raw beef, crunchy pasta. Kitchen was very slow. Casual dinner took 3.5 hours. Wine was good but overall would not go back.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best and most creative restaurants in the STL! You can taste just how unique the chefs are, I have never had anything quite like it. Highly reccommend!

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s
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sardella was superb.
I hand Arancini to start.
These are crispy risotto balls with an amazingly delicious soft warm ragu on the inside.
Then I had the bass which was excellent.
My husband had the whipped Ricotta with Harissa, delicious.
Then he had the pumpkin tortelli, which just melts in your mouth.
Service was quick, attentive and friendly.

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

My husband and I went to Sardella for my birthday dinner. They were very thoughtful and brought us glasses of complimentary birthday bubbly and specially-prepared gelato with a little chocolate on top that said "happy birthday." The food was yummy - we had the dinner rolls, butternut squash soup, roasted chicken, and ordered a pasta dish that came out a little cold but we were really too full to eat any by that point anyway. The service seemed a little cold and distant and was quite slow, but we otherwise enjoyed our experience.

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EB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, as always! Looking forward to my next excuse to go....

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KL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sardella was great! The brunch menu was very creative. We had the ricotta pancakes and the eggs benedict ravioli, both were so delicious. Service was great as well. If i had to critique something it would be the use of heavy, plastic take out boxes instead of paper ones.

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BK
Mainz
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in St Louis. Excellent food and cocktails. Very accommodating to gluten free requests.

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DS
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was excited to bring in a couple work friends to try out Sardella after the new chef took over. The place is beautiful and warm and welcoming as always, but there is a renewed energy there with Brian Moxey taking the Exec Chef role. Lots of great new menu items including a hamachi crude that was out of this world! Service at the bar from Nika was great and our server at the table was so on with his recommendations and his attention to our empty glasses! I love Sardella and my friends did too!

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WC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best brunch I have ever had, hands down. Food was inventive but accessible, well executed. Had the cacio e pepe eggs, bread pudding french toast, roasted fruit salad, matcha latte with almond milk, and cup of sunshine latte (turmeric/golden milk.)
The roasted fruit salad was good, the fruits should have been larger and slightly less cooked and the greens needed a touch more evoo and salt (they were bitter and astringent, flat.)
Cacio e pepe eggs and bread pudding french toast were absolute perfection. I couldn't have conjured the concept or made them better myself which is often my benchmark for when eating out.
The drinks were interesting, matcha latte was solid, sunshine latte should have a little explanation as that is advance millenialism, and it was very strong but I thought well done. Coconut milk would be a welcome option to offer.

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OT
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I haven't been in a while, and it was disappointing. My husband had the burger and while it was good, it wasn't exceptional. My favorite is the roast chicken. I had eggplant tortellini which were very flavorful but not very filling. OK, but won't rush back.

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DF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, with great options for vegetarians and meat eaters. We all left raving.

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B
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ate at Sardella's for Brunch on a Sunday. We made reservations for a time about 45 minutes before Brunch was over. Many of the menu items were 'sold out'. The breakfast sandwiches we ordered were put on bread instead of english muffins because they were out of muffins. The menu wasn't extensive to begin with and it made our choices rather limited. It was all great, what we had, but just seems like the restaurant shouldn't run out of so many items before closing. We'll try it again, think maybe dinner would be the best option!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Bland food
Extremely small overpriced portions
Left hungry and underwhelmed

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DU
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service at Sardella's was impeccable. Host and waiter were both very kind and helpful. The food was fantastic, and it is obvious their dishes value flavor and quality over quantity which is a nice change in pace. The only complaint I had was my food coming out lukewarm. This was an easy fix though, as the waiter had it warmed up. The ambience was very hip, like a new coffee shop turned nice restaurant. Overall, the experience was well worth the drive coming from Illinois, and their chocolate tart was an absolute life changer!

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EL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and had a great evening! We had an issue with our bill and the bartender took care of it ASAP.

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