Ultima Cucina

4.4
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Ultima Cucina, we’ve created an Italian steakhouse — a true St. Louis experience. Missouri is a melting pot of some of the greatest cuisine throughout the United States. Ultima Cucina represents the finest Italian cuisine St. Louis has to offer — with our fresh cut steaks, homemade pastas, wood-fired pizza and some of the best wine and cocktails in the city.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 90 people are saying
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BrianH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chef Diane is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Not a typical date night scene but the service there is absolutely amazing! They did an outstanding job trying to make it a romantic date night for my girlfriend birthday! I really appreciate the waiter and the head security personnel for going over an beyond their job! Will definitely come back for a lunch date

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food & service! Was a little difficult to find due to being in the hotel but nice setting for a quiet evening

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AlinaY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I unfortunately have to write a negative review but our experience here was bad. Our drinks were forgotten about, the table next to us was complaining about their drink, my husbands old fashioned was not good. Food wise I had the Ragu which tasted great, no complaints there, but portion size was small and left a lot to be desired. Husbands pizza was soggy and floppy. To be fair it looked like they were super understaffed but felt the whole vibe could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Don’t do it. Just go somewhere else. The place has changed names recently and is in the lobby of The Last Hotel. There is absolutely no signage and you might think you are in the wrong place even after you walk in. The waitress tried but it was hopeless. Food was eatable but that’s about it. I don’t think the place has plates because it seems like every dish comes in a bowl. Maybe the pizza is good but I didn’t see anyone in the place eating it.
When you notice that this place is the only restaurant in all of St Louis that has openings you ought to wonder why.

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ElizabethW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place was empty so we had it all to ourselves! Cocktails were great the food was good. Our waitress was very attentive.

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Victoria
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance and the old school feel. The rooftop was beautiful. Our waitress Sierra was very sweet. We will return

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vipKimEatsBaltimore
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shouldn’t be open if it cannot have food that a 4 year old couldnt make. Massively disappointed. Don’t bother going.

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vipfoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best Bloody Mary ever! The potatoes were fantastic! Thank you!

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vipToniG
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Made a reservation and we were seated quickly. The atmosphere of the restaurant is interesting and comfortable. Like many places, I think they were a bit short-staffed, though we ordered and our food was delivered in a timely manner. It was nearly impossible to a drink and when we did order a drink, the waiter forgot to put it in. We were completely finished with our meal when someone checked on us. A guy who seemed like he was a manager did check on us and was incredibly kind about the oversight.

The only other thing I would mention is that the menu is somewhat limited. Again, they may be a COVID think, but there's no website for the menu so I'm not sure we would have gone there if I had been able to see it. The food was absolutely delicious, however; it's primarily Italian. I did see another table had what looked like sandwiches arrive at their table but we were never offered a menu that had anything like that on it. I believe we'll return at some point.

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vipJF07
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Amazing food.
Will return.

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vipDanielR
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant in the Last Hotel. There is a wide variety of seating options and the restaurant is pretty expansive across the main floor level of the Hotel. Went for brunch and the brunch purger was insanely good. The fries are like fancy McDonalds in the best way. Also other party was not disappointed with the standard egg breakfast plate. The bar seems nice as well.

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Dechea
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was my first and mostly likely last visit to The Last Kitchen. Let me preface this by stating I go out to eat quite a bit and give places and staff the benefit of the doubt and I tip pretty well; especially for excellent service. We (myself which we asked him to clean; and he did with hesitation. We should have left then. I must say that the mimosas were excellent but pricy. You actually could taste the champagne. The food we ordered was plain and I asked the person that brought the food out if they could bring some additional dressing for my not so Caesar salad. Never saw the person again. Waiter never came back to check on us. We stopped what looked like a manager to ask for ketchup, salt and pepper and he was not very nice at all, but was very chatty with other guests. I got up and got my own napkins from the bar. As a patron, we have many choices to choose from and maybe I went on the wrong day, but this place will not be a choice for me and I will not refer anyone there.

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vipfoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Elegant, classy and relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and drinks! Thank you, Christopher, for an unforgettable veggie Bloody Mary!

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FrequentSTLdiner
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

They’ve changed the menu from one that was unique and eclectic wi the great steaks and some terrific appetizers to a minimal faux Italian pizza/pasta joint.

Drinks are still $11 apiece but now it’s like you’re at an IMO’s but with a nicer building.

Covid has clearly taken the life out of this place as well. Very sad.

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Ruthersb
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and beautifully decorated restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional customer service. I was struck by the level of attention to detail, keep it up!!

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Kevin
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice casual brunch. Limited menu like most places currently. Great drinks.

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vipSimon
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It's now just a Hyatt hotel resturant. Nothing like what it was.

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vipOzyC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! I love the decor and ambiance of the lobby bar and restaurant. I ordered the Egg plate and it tasted great! Our food arrived quickly after ordering. The staff here are all welcoming, and our server was wonderful, friendly and attentive. A big plus is that it is quiet enough to have a good conversation. Be sure to go!

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vipCaronH
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan took excellent care of me and recommended the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon to go with my Mushroom Rissotto. Both were sumptuous. I'll definitely be back!

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Sienna
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was very calm, cool collected, despite being busy. There was another server who stepped in to help. Very personable and knowledgeable of the menu. Though they seemed short staffed, everyone jumped in to help, food was delicious, ambiance is fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Average burgers (at best), over priced cocktails. Wood fired pizza was ok. The food took over a hour to come out, felt like they were understaffed. Menu pictures on open table don’t match the actual menu— biggest disappointment. First timers here, not sure we’d come back nothing really wowed us.

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MilesK
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The host/manager was very friendly, ended up being our server, he was great. The dining area quickly got busy and seemed to need at least an extra server (only saw 1 for 8-10 tables). Music was so soft, it couldn’t be heard when the restaurant was full, lights were very bright for a dinner experience. Food was delicious and we tried multiple items, risotto was great, didn’t care for the oyster mushrooms though. Will return, although the menu is rather small, hopefully some seasonal changes or features in the future.

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HaleyE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a late birthday dinner, so the crowd level was pretty much empty. Only 1 large group left and a few individuals at the bar, so noise level was very quiet. Server was really nice, talkative, and knowledgeable of food and drinks. Food & drinks came out in a normal time frame and was delicious! We ordered the comeback burger with fries & French dip panini with fries. Would recommend both!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I took my wife here for valentine's day., which happened to be one of the coldest days of the year. We were sat in the back of the restaurant, away from the doors, because we were told it would be warmer. The entire restaurant was extremely cold. The menu was decently priced, but the quality of food was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, great food, & excellent staff.

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vipBQueen
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, great coffee and food, nice servers, beautiful surroundings and quiet enough to have good conversation with your tablemates.

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vipKimH
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was working alone and he was very attentive, friendly and kind. He was great and deserves a raise!😁

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jkf64
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hotel lobby bar and restaurant inside The Last Hotel. Upscale furnishings with a casual atmosphere. We visited during NYE weekend and most places were closed due to Covid - thankfully we found this gem. Great cocktails and food, capped off by Christopher, a wonderful bartender. A must visit if you’re in the area.

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vipRebeccaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The absolute worst service!

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vipRebeccaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving meal was delicious and a great value!

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vipSuzanneB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Menu was not the same as seen online. Service was way too slow and our server seemed unconcerned about us. Also thought it was ok to bring our salad and entree at the same time, after waiting too long. Charged bar price for a dinner Coke, $5!
Definitely not recommend.

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tome
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

When I booked the table on line I was very excited by the look of the menu but when we got there and was handed the menu options were burgers salad and pizza. Being that we were celebrating a birthday it was extremely disappointing. The food was ok but way overpriced for what it was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately restaurant was closed due to COVID even though it was open for reservations via open table . Very disappointing-staff was not helpful at all and quickly dismissed our suggestion to update their open table status .

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vipScott
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a limited menu but the food, service, and bar were awesome.

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vipEricE
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation, was told “sit anywhere” by what appeared to be the only staff there. The next thing we knew, we didn’t even get a glass of water until about 10m in, with no greeting, not a single word from the waiter. At which point, we got up and walked out. I don’t trust the experience was going to be redeemed at that point.

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MichaelM
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu was a bit limited (we assumed it was due to the global pandemic), we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The full service bar in the hotel lobby was quite enjoyable as well. Our bartender, Royston, took very good care of us.

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WonderT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Jordaryl gives the best service in town. He's very knowledgable about cocktails and food menu and he will make you the best drink ever. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic! Recommendations were spot on and I loved the architecture and ambiance. Only downside was that our service wasn’t great. There was only one server and she didn’t have the ability to give us much attention. Took a while to get drinks served.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ultima Cucina using the Order Online button. Ultima Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 390-2500.

Ultima Cucina is rated 4.4 stars by 90 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.