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Ultima Cucina, Saint Louis, MO

Ultima Cucina

3.1
3.1
207 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Under the direction of Executive Chef Montrell Jones, he has created the ultimate Italian steakhouse — a true St. Louis experience. A Farm to Table, scratch kitchen. We make it all fresh. 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. Make your Reservation today at Ultima Cucina.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 390-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Montrell Jones

  • Catering

    We offer full service catering, on and off site.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer endless possibilities to make your event special. Our Events Team will work tirelessly to make sure your event is one of a kind.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Washington Avenue and 15th Street

  • Parking details

    The area offers a variety of parking options, we are close to private parking lots or street parking. meters are $3.00 for two hours and free after 7 PM

  • Public transit

    On Washington Street close to Restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour is now from 3pm to 6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Come join us for Happy Hour(s) at The Last Hotel STL Bar.

Popular dishes

What 207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.1
3.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Kid-friendly

  • St. Louis

    Romantic

  • Downtown

    Kid-friendly

  • Downtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Romantic

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was outstanding and very attentive. We had the spinach dalad, goat cheese appetizer, and the chicken parmesan. We enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. In fact, we are planning to stay at the hotel die to our restaurant experience.
  2. Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    one of 6 people in the restaurant, waited over an hour for our food, came out well-done instead of medium rare, waited 20 more minutes for the replacement. Room service was horrible quality and waited over 80 minutes, manager of the restaurant was rude and no help.
  3. MrMooray

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The simple summary: This restaurant bills itself as an Italian Steakhouse yet did not have a single Italian red wine available. (The online menu showed several, but we were told the wine list was being updated.) Server was polite and competent but overwhelmed with the number of diners. Food was okay, though the white bean puree and carrot didn't pull it off and a $42 steak needs to hit the temperature ordered. Not a lot of options in downtown St. Louis on foot, but we had better luck at our hotel restaurant.
  4. RacheleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The Good would have been delicious if it wasn't so salty. Our waitress was amazing for being the only one working.
  5. Remmels

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This was hands down one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. I foolishly made a reservation to try this restaurant out for Mother’s Day and it truly ruined the entire vibe for us that morning. We arrived to the restaurant on time and after a few minutes, someone came over to the hostess table and asked us to wait “a minute” while they get our table ready. Ten minutes went by of the five of us just standing there confused and waiting. Various people walked back and forth and passed us numerous times with maybe two of them saying something to us once out of what felt like five times they passed by us. The person who appeared to be the manager (because he was standing around doing absolutely nothing) didn’t apologize to us for the wait once and only said that someone would be with us in a minute. Mind you, the restaurant was nearly empty. When we were finally sat at a table near the back, we could see that there was only two or three parties in the whole restaurant. Because we had a reservation, it made no sense as to why we had to wait so long to be sat. There was also clear confusion on which waiter would be serving us because one person sat us and then said someone else would be around to take our order but then he came back and ended up being our server. The server made us extremely uncomfortable because he appeared nervous and very shaky and had a runny nose, was constantly sniffling, with red eyes. Sure, that could have been allergies but we did not feel good at all about someone in that state serving our food. Once we sat down, we saw a party next to us wait for a single mimosa the entire time and didn’t get their drink until they were halfway done with their food. The food itself was okay/decent so the only credit at all goes to the cooks in the kitchen. This was the worst experience and I’m disappointed to have wasted time and money here. There was no ambiance, service was terrible, and it overall was just a horribly-run restaurant.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It a good experience They did not have any off the food on the menu and substituted for basic things Slow service and not ready for Mother’s Day
  7. kristinc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good food and decently priced. Most hotel food can easily be written off as a "not here" but the wood fired pizza was tasty and the Caesar and Italian salads were really good. Salads could have easily been a meal by themselves or shared.
  8. PeggyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent doing all she could to make our dining experience excellent. All at our table really enjoyed our dinners but were a little disappointed that there wasn’t a larger selection to chose from.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited for 1 hour for someone to reach us just for water. That’s all I would say
  10. NaomiD

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. They were desperately short staffed but despite that, our server did the best she could to take good care of us
  11. KaraC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I was very excited to have dinner here after visiting the website and seeing the options. I was very disappointed. I will start off by saying the food was pretty good. We ordered a goat cheese/marinara starter. It was a large potion but had the three smallest pieces of bread. We did ask for more bread and it took over 50 minutes to get them. We had already finished and paid at that point. We had a Cesar Salad and pepperoni pizza and both were very good. The waitresses were nice but it was clear they were understaffed, overwhelmed, or not trained properly (or a combo of the three). It took almost 15 minutes to be greeted at the hostess station, even though the staff was walking back and forth several times. Once seated, it took almost 10 mins for water and drink orders to get taken. Most of the beers on the menu were not available. It then took 45 mins for the beers to come out to the table. One was not correct and when we tried to explain this to the waitress she argued saying, "It's correct because I poured it from the can." The beer we ordered was a German pils and the one brought was an IPA. It took food almost an hour to come out after ordering. We had to ask several times for water to be filled. I overheard the tables next to us complaining loudly that they hadn't been served. The restaurant was about 1/4 full but no one was working the bar. All in all, the service shouldn't have taken this long or been this poor. Also, there was a dress code on the website for guests. The host was in leggings and a tee shirt with tennis shoes and the buss boy was in athletic shorts, crocs, and teeshirt. The staff should have some form of dress code that matches what is required of the guests. Most people were dressed in nicer clothes but the staff looked like they were dressed for a fast food chain. It was very off putting and really killed the vibe of the place. I wish we would have had a better experience. It has the potential, but we will not be recommending.
  12. lorenl

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing was done for the birthday that was mentioned at the time of booking and seating—not even Happy Birthday! Service was mediocre—asking immediately if we were ready to order and then taking forever to bring something. No decaf coffee.
  13. WayneJammon

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived, the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding and the whole experience was perfect from start to finish.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The servers were trying .. they were overwhelmed .. our drinks took at least 30 minutes from the bar each time we ordered … The restaurant wasn’t crowded .. not quite sure what was going on … disappointed because we live in the area and it’s a place we would frequent … the pizza and salad were delicious .. maybe we will do carry out if we try it again … I wish them well
  15. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very underwhelmed. The food was fine but not worth the cost. The ambiance was a typical hotel bar but not what we were expecting for a nice dinner.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overall we enjoyed our experience. The food was good and nice environment. The service was initially slow, but our waitress was working very hard and doing her best. It was clear the manager and bartender were holding things up.
  17. EricaH

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food! We were staying at The Last Hotel so we decided to eat here and we were so glad we did. We ordered a sausage pizza and fettuccine and they were both perfect. The fettuccine was the best we've ever had, not the normal heavy cheesy cream sauce. It had the perfect seasonings. House made sausage on the pizza was so good and the crust was a little chewy and crisp on the edges just the way I like it. We are looking forward to going again.
  18. StLBowler

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Menu shown on OpenTable does not match pasta choices on actual menu. Two choices on both. Fettuccine only on the actual menu. FIVE choices only on the menu shown on OpenTable. I was going to order lasagne only to find it was not on the menu. Disappointing. Also, my wife's fettuccine was extremely salty. We had to send it back, and she ordered spaghetti instead. So, I ate my dinner and then she ate hers.
  19. KrystalL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    The restaurant was very nice. Thought it was weird the door was locked to the restaurant we had to walk through the hotel. The marinara sauce tasted like something out of a can not good at all. They did not say the buttered Alfredo had mushrooms or I wouldn't of ordered it. The drinks were good the service was amazing! Being downtown I definitely thought the food would have been better.
  20. QueenKe

    Northern Territ

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service and food was great. Can’t wait to come again!
  21. Foodie

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I was looking forward to a relaxing dinner with some good wine. The food was good, very good. They”wine list” was dismal. The place has potential but desperately needs upgraded wine list.
  22. GeorgeC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were unfamiliar with St. Louis and wanted to celebrate our 20 year anniversary somewhere nice. We booked a reservation online with no idea what to expect, but it had great reviews, and was listed in the top 10 when I searched for most romantic restaurants in St. Louis. There was one lady working and doing EVERYTHING. We both ordered Steaks which were around $45. They were pre-cut into slices, over cooked, and tough as shoe leather. Very overpriced. Not to mention the $10.95 alcohol tax for 2 - $6 beers!! This place is awful and so is St. Louis for that matter. We will never return to either. Thanks for ruining what should have been a memorable night for my wife and I.
  23. Bohunk

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I recently went to the restaurant with 7 guests to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Both the service and the food were terrible. The waitress on 5 separate occasions forgot someone’s drink order even when only two people ordered a drink. With the bread she bright plates for four people. We had to ask that each person got their own plate and it took 15 min for everyone to finally have one. She completely forgot one person’s dinner order so we all chipped in parts of our so they would have something to eat. We were told that the butchers cut steak was a rib eye. That was far from true. It was a gristly inedible piece of meet. I ordered mine medium rare and it was well done. I ordered a substitution on my side dish and that did not happen. Since it was a party of eight there was an automatic 20% gratuity and no discount for completely forgetting Simone’s meal. All this couldn’t be blamed on being busy since the restaurant wasn’t even half full. Now I know why. Please learn from my mistake and avoid this restaurants at all costs.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    It was okay, the food was great other than the stale bread. The service was okay not the best. No one was there noise was great. The price was too high for a shirley temple. Overall good experience but would not dine again
  25. RaychelleK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WAITRESS WAS ALL ALONE W/ NO HELP, BUT SUPER NICE
  26. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Don’t waste your time. I had family in town and wanted somewhere that I could make a reservation. The restaurant is in The Last Hotel. There was only one other table seated. We could not order a mimosa or Bloody Mary because they had no bartender. I offered to make my own, however they didn’t even have the key to the alcohol. The food was okay. Took forever considering there was only 1 other table. I will say, there is plenty of potential. The hotel is beautiful. It just not hitting the mark now.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Place had so much potential based off the ambiance and first thoughts. However our server was not it. Understaffed it seemed like but the servers weren’t even trying. Just seemed to be in their own world going about everything pretty relaxed which really slowed everything. Waited about 10 minutes to be greeted and there was about 6 tables in the restaurant aside from us. Our server also sat us down right next to a couple even though we passed about 10 open tables. Really odd setting. Eventually the restaurant filled up so it didn’t make a difference. Food was okay. Flatbreads seemed to have been the call based off other reviews but I found it to taste like tostinos pizza. Crust was soft and cheese on it was meh. No spices used in the tomato sauce. I will say get the appetizer meatballs. Very delicious sauce I found myself dipping everything into for flavor. Missed order by server. Then it took 20 minutes for desert to come out. Just a bad experience but so much easy fixes. Hope they get new management that inspires and compensates the workforce enough to get more people in to work for em. Will try this place again in a year if it’s still around.
  28. MrsJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Missing multiple drinks on their menu Took multiple reminders to get a drink 1 dinner entry was forgotten The food that we did recieve was decent but the service was pretty bad.
  29. Tricia

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Best friend of I have had out in a very long time. Absolutely outstanding. Had some hiccups with timing and seemed to be a communication issue with kitchen and wait staff, but nothing terrible.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great Vibes, food was average. Nothing to brag about. Service was very friendly but a little slow for only about 9 people in the restaurant. Goat cheese and pizza is the way to go if you come here. Avoid the black pepper pasta.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Tried calling this place about a reservation (needed to add 2 more people). It felt like this was the busiest restaurant in town the way gave me the run around. Needless to say we show up full party(with the plus 2) and the place is dead. There were a few people but it’s not like a Michelin star restaurant that’s been booked out for 3 months. That’s how they treated it. Food was ok bruschetta is terrible. Manager says they’re redoing the menu. Very nice guy.
  32. RickO

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Went out for Valentine’s Day dinner. First off was not told it was inside a hotel. Had reservations for nothing. Place was not fancy as the ad made it seem. Had a dirty fork on the floor beneath my table. Then one of my dinner forks were dirty. Food was good. Not a long wait time. Cook was making pizzas with his bare hands.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    ambiance is seriously lacking. menu looks good on paper but very shallow. example: we wanted a side of veggies for a type 1 diabedic kid and they litterally had nothing to offer us. nothing. we were told that we could maybe get some spinach but that we’d have to order a steak to get it. really? i would not recommend this restaurant to anyone the bar was the only redeeming quality
  34. JohnS

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Menu was somewhat limited. Food was solid. Fried cauliflower was excellent .Entrees were eh. They were out of many of the listed wines by the glass. Asked for no olives in the salad, still got good amount of olives in the salad. Not bad, but not very good. You can do better.
  35. DavidC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was the worst experence ever. The only plus was the guy that parked us let us leave without having to pay parking. We waited 15 minutes for someone to ven come over and ask us "do you want to get seated, its a mess here..." which was our first warning. At our table we sat for over 40 minutes with NO ONE coming by, even giving us water. The place was dirty and the staff kept going outside to "smoke" - not sure what, but it smelt like skunk. We left and no one even noticed. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The menu is as uninspired as it is unseasoned. The bartender failed to meet standard cocktail expectations. The management tried their best to remedy the poor experience by providing pink Himalayan salt. 2/10 would rather go to Humphrey’s
  37. AliciaW

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and competitive prices. This is a Must Try Restaurant. A.W
  38. Davidh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pizza was very good. Chocolate mousse cake also good.
  39. Lindsay

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They cancelled our reservation when we arrived (on time). It was unexpected and because it was a holiday pretty inconvenient.
  40. DavidW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were perfect

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Ultima Cucina is rated 3.1 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Ultima Cucina

1501 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Washington Avenue and 15th Street

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The area offers a variety of parking options, we are close to private parking lots or street parking. meters are $3.00 for two hours and free after 7 PM

  • Public transit

    On Washington Street close to Restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Montrell Jones

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (314) 390-2500

  • Catering

    We offer full service catering, on and off site.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer endless possibilities to make your event special. Our Events Team will work tirelessly to make sure your event is one of a kind.

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