Sardella

4.6
501 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 - Thursday: 5:00 to 10:00
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 to 11:00
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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Neighborhood
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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.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 501 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely way to celebrate birthday. Brunch was delicious. Kiddos loved pancakes and French toast. My power salad is a lunch time Fav. For brunch I added poached eggs —- amazing!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Noise level was too loud; overall good experience

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

My date and I were shocked at how bad the food was since it was so highly reviewed. The surrounding tables were also unhappy with their food. The pastas were bland, and the mussels were actually completely inedible.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

The waiter was excellent and we really enjoyed him, as Clayton residents we like to walk to restaurants but we were disappointed in the menu, and we are foodies and have been here, too many bizarre food combos, no fish, no green salad, won’t return

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our server didn’t return to our table after dropping off food. I had a bottomless cup of coffee that was never refilled and we had to track her down to get our check. Very Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great food and great service. Love this place!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Overall a good experience. Food was tatsy, service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We enjoyed the creative and unique food, as well as the excellent service from our waiter.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food is the star of the show, small interesting menu done superbly. Nduja pasta dish is very flavorful, but since it is a rich dish the smaller version might be enough. The mussels are excellent with a very mild curry broth. Nice bar, well made cocktails. Bright, open space, gets a little noisy when full.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Grossly overpriced. $175 including tip for 2 people!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always Crafty and awesome.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Good to Great food as we tried almost all of the appetizers - peppers, burrata & ricotta apps were awesome. 4 of the 5 had the Nduja Agnolotti for the main. They accommodated us and added truffles to the dish for an upcharge. Not sure if there is an easy way to eat that dish, hint don't try and cut the Agnolotti in half, as a we occasionally had Nduja juice spraying everywhere.

Seating was a bit odd and we were in the front corner and it was HOT from the sun.

Nice bar with a few good whisky options.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very good food. I really enjoyed the octopus dish.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fresh, authentic, and delicious Italian cuisine...fantastic and memorable!

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

A very limited menu and very odd things served. Served a Italian meat plate with rolls and butter. The house pasta was very salty and we sent it back.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Restaurant week. Fantastic!

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We have eaten at Sardella’s before and loved it, but this time the food was fair at best. We do not plan on going back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food. Fresh and original. Good healthy choices and pleasant atmosphere

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food. Special was a fish and it was delightful, the cheese was great, and the deserts also tasted amazing!

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was good but not worth the menu price. Seemed a bit steep for such basic choices that seemed lacking. No wines under $11. I thought this place was replacing the higher end Niche to be more of a neighborhood casual spot, but the cost doesn't seem to reflect that, even for the burger or a salad.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This place is one of our favorites!! Delicious food and has the cozy vibe of an Italian cafe

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Loved the food, super service, great location. Highly recommend this place. Will come again

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The meal for all 4 of us was decent. The service was good. The reservation was honored on time. However, the noise level was so LOUD THAT WE COULDN'T HEAR our conversation next to each other. Hard ceiling, hard walls and hard floor contributes to extreme noise level. Wouldn't go back due to the noise!

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The sardine appetizer was heavenly, as was the gelato. My fish special-hake- was too salty, and my fellow diner’s paprika pasta entree was not good enough to eat.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Everything was pretty good. Nothing super spectacular, but everything was pretty good.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food was better than the service. Service bordered on ignoring us a customers. Much too loud to have a conversation - even at our table for 2. Food, while good, had too much "stuff" on it. Thus, it was overpriced, even during restaurant week.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

The food was outstanding and very inventive.
Will definitely return

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Traveling by car on I-64 and needed a place to eat. Had mussels, pasta, and salad. We shared and enjoyed food prepared well and presented beautifully. A great find near the highway. Way better than Chick-Fil-A

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fun evening, service was superb. The food was creative and tasty. We particularly enjoyed the tagliatelle. Dinner rolls are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

My first time in St. Louis and was extremely impressed with Sardella. The service is wonderful and gracious. The food is amazing using seasonal ingredients and very creative. Defiantly is on my list to revisit when I find myself in St. Louis.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Loved the heirloom tomato/focaccia salad and the crispy octopus! Each dish beautifully constructed.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Having only eaten the brunch here, mostly everything that I've tried was beyond excellent. The sweets are clearly made by a skilled pastry chef and are far beyond the quality you'd expect from a regular restaurant. The menu options aren't the most attractive, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by what comes out once you order. There's plenty of fresh veggies and good flavor combinations. However, I do find the breakfast potatoes to be a bit underwhelming. Sardella has a beautiful atmosphere and friendly service. I'd certainly consider it to be one of the better places to dine in Clayton!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sardella's pasta dishes were great! Very tasty. But the portions were soo small that we would have liked more food for the price.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food and service was awesome. Great evening!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This place is so good. The food is divine and fairly apportioned for a small plates place. Loved the rolls and the crispy octopus but the standout for me was the smoked sardine toasts. I know the menu changes so please, if the sardine toasts are on the menu when you visit, you need to order them!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

A wonderful birthday celebration, significantly enhanced by our top-notch server, Micah. We very much enjoyed our start and finish: off-menu cocktails and a decadent chocolate torte. A grilled mushroom and lentil appetizer was tasty but short on mushrooms. The winning dishes, however, were a creative pasta and yellow squash dish ("summer rotolo"), and an entree of hake and vegetables in parmesan broth -- both were superb. Our early arrival time helped ensure a quieter atmosphere. We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Worth it. Menu changes often s it’s a new restaurant every time.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

My wife and I have been here multiple times and love the place. Not a great experience this time as our server barely even spoke to us. Just enough to ask us what food we wanted and to bring our check. Didn’t introduce or converse at all. Food was great and restaurant is still great. Probably a one off!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food....early evening dining yielded relatively quiet experience....loved all dishes and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Every time I go to Sardella, I find something more to love. This visit was for brunch. The brussels sprout toast was really delicious! We can't pass up the cinnamon rolls but decided to shared ONE just to be healthy.

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