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Ultima Cucina, Saint Louis, MO

Ultima Cucina

4.2
4.2
159 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Under the direction of Executive Chief 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

    Enoch Simpson

  • 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 - Sat - 4:45 PM - 8:15 PM
    Come join us for Happy Hour(s) at The Last Hotel STL Bar.

What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Really good food but no salad or bread with meal and drinks were $10-$12
  2. S

    Sonje

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant. Had a nice ambiance and great services
  3. Y

    Yorkie

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a bitterly cold night. ...a fireplace would be nice. But the food and wine was great.
  4. J

    John

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Run down restaurant in a hotel. Not what we expected. The food was ok but ambiance was bad
  5. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious! The staff was very nice and made us feel welcome. We will definitely be back!
  6. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, better service. The Butchers Cut stake was exceptional! They accommodated our group with no problems at all. Definitely recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good really enjoyed the goat cheese appetizer and the chicken Parm entree
  8. VS

    VeeS

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was just OK. Limited menu. Felt prices were high for the value.
  9. LH

    LauraH

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monique was very attentive, polite and welcoming. The food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. An absolute beautiful space to dine in. I highly recommend it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The meatballs were very good. We both ordered steaks one was very undercooked and the other was served hardly warm. The potatoes that come with dinner were amazing. Our server was very good and friendly. The restaurant offered new steaks and a discount due to the inconvenience.
  11. IF

    IamnotFred

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I highly recommend this venue. Great food, great service, reasonable prices, nice venue.
  12. G

    Geoff

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Don't let the weathered exterior of the building discourage you. Inside is a delightful dining experience. The baked goat cheese was a delicious balance of flavors, the half salads perfectly sized, and the Braised Ragu extraordinary. Even better was the service from the Manager Misha, who was a little understaffed on a Sunday Night, but rocked the dining room. Highly recommended
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Been here twice, probably won’t be returning.
  14. C

    Chris74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The goat cheese appetizer was excellent as was the Ragu dish. The chefs were so nice to let my son watch how they cooked his pizza in the wood burning stove. Overall a great experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff, facilities, and service were all outstanding. Our server, Nick, and the hostess were extremely efficient in managing a busy day and were fantastic.
  16. G

    Guest1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The ultimate Cucina left a lot to be desired. The food came out over cooked and from the time we ordered to the time we received our food was an hour and fifteen minutes. Was not what we were hoping for.
  17. Y

    Yorkie

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went to have a nice meal, and being English by birth, to raise a toast to the new King. Surprisingly the people (hotel guests) at the next table raised their glasses and joined us. They were Australians traveling across the US to a family wedding. The result was a meal made even more enjoyable by conversation, with strangers, with whom we shared a common bond. BTW the home made pasta tastes extra special. Parking was easy, we were right outside the the hotel.
  18. JV

    JoyceV

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent lots of flavor! Waiter Jonathon was super friendly great waiter.
  19. R

    Rprince

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had fantastic service at Ultima! The food was also very good. Goat cheese appetizer, along with roasted cauliflower. The pasta dishes were good as well. We had three types of pizza and our fav was surprisingly the pepperoni. This location is in a hotel and is right next to the city museum.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    For how understaffed they were, the servers were incredibly graceful. I hope people have a shred of empathy in this regard.
  21. SW

    ScottW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good was really good. Not quite enough wait staff but the staff that was working were very attentive. I would definitely go again
  22. DD

    DeeDeeM

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was FANTASTIC. Food was amazing. The baked goat cheese appetizer and chicken piccata were out of this world full of flavor! Just wonderful!!!!
  23. Q

    Queen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The place was great could have used more seasoning on the food it taste like dietary food. Fort 100.00 dollars could have been much better. The nets and flies was not cool while u eating but overall great place.
  24. BH

    BradleyH

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night. Always food cooked to perfection.
  25. JM

    JoeM

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four different meals and all were fantastic. Pastas and steaks cooked to perfection. Service was great. Will go again next stay at the last hotel!

    Ultima CucinaResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much joe! We’re all very glad to hear you had such a pleasant experience

  26. DH

    DutchH

    Atlanta

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Tori was very attentive and accommodating. Had a great meal. Enjoyed the wood fired pizza and Alfredo. The old hotel is beautiful. Well done.

    Ultima CucinaResponded on August 16, 2022Glad you enjoyed our Food! Super happy for your service experience. Can’t wait to welcome you again Dutch.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food but WAY understaffed as far as servers and bar.
  28. L

    Lasha

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not even open! I made bday brunch reservations and they weren’t even open!
  29. JC

    JandCB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The steak was good. The chicken (piccata) was not, although the sauce was. Chicken was cold and rubbery. The waitress was helpful as she could be, but couldn't answer basic questions about what drinks were available or what the specials were.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We came for a girls trip to St.Louis. The servers were friendly, amazing and very busy!!! We ordered meatballs and cauliflower as apps. Both were surprisingly very spicy. We did not finish the appetizers as they were so full of red pepper flakes it was overwhelming. One person ordered chicken piccata it had very heavy sauce. The chicken was cooked very well! One girl had Ragu. It was good, but the description said gnocchi and it was served with shell pasta. I ordered the chicken Alfredo. Something was missing- it was the right consistency but had almost no flavor! The chicken in the Alfredo was cooked well. I would try pizzas next time, but I would never order pasta here again. I will say that our group became Ill that night after leaving. I am fearful that we got some type of food borne Illness.
  31. WM

    WhiskyMan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Mostly good, but excessive salt was an issue with a couple of dishes. Baked goat cheese starter was the best of the night. Google lists outdoor seating but there isn't any.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We ordered two lunch portion spinach salads. One had apples, the other didn’t, one had chicken, the other didn’t. We hadn’t asked for any add ons or substitutions. Then, our bill listed the salads for $1 more each than the price listed on the menu. I would not go back.
  33. MB

    MarkB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was very bad. Food was decently but overpriced. I got charged $2 for ice in my drink. Bad experience.
  34. S

    Sandman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We booked advance reservations for 4 adults and when we arrived the hostess seated us right away and poured us waters. After that, we sat for 20 minutes without any interaction from a waiter or waitress. When I approached the hostess she seemed unaware that nobody had come by, even though there were only 4 other tables seated at the time. We then waited another 8 minutes while she “found” the waitress. The waitress came over and seemed very stressed as she didn’t know she was our waitress and felt terrible we had been waiting all that time. Once she came over, she was great and the food was great. It was obvious they were understaffed but there were other staff around that could have jumped in to help. For a 6:00 dinner reservation we didn’t see any food until 7:20.
  35. L

    Livleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and environment was wonderful! Highly recommend this place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    I made reservations online for my sister and brothers birthday. The server never mentioned anything about their birthdays, and was overall rude to us. We told her it was our first time there and she treated us like we should have been experts on the menu. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!
  37. BH

    BrentH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately the restaurant didn't post any holiday hours for the 4th of July. Seems like an important step over a busy holiday weekend. Site was closed over the 4th of July. Fortunately a local Mexican restaurant was open and able to accommodate our group.

    Ultima CucinaResponded on July 8, 2022I am sorry sir, but we were open on the 4th of July. We are a Restaurant in a Full Service Hote, The Last Hotel. Our restaurant is open 365 days a year. - Guest Services

  38. l

    lynn

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress was great. Pizza was good. Inside a hotel lobby.
  39. NE

    NashvilleEater

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great meal here on Wednesday, 6/1/22! Started with olives and Caesar salad as appetizers. The Greek olives were tiny and in a house-made brine with a touch of Sambuca -- very good! The Caesar was cheesy and fresh. I ordered the 8 oz. Filet Mignon with a mushroom wine sauce on the side. It didn't need one of the extra sauces they suggest -- it was juicy on its own, and it was accompanied by a saucy Cream of Spinach dish as well as roasted potatoes. (The potatoes were amazing.) My husband really enjoyed his Chicken Parmesan, which came with homemade pasta and a red sauce. We also enjoyed the house red wines. Excellent service from the one server who was taking all tables on this week night. If you're staying at the Last Hotel, no need to go anywhere else! If you're nearby, give it a try!
  40. CH

    CarolH

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Great food and drinks. We felt very welcomed.

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 4.2 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Ultima Cucina

1501 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

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

    Enoch Simpson

  • 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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