Talayna's Italian Restaurant

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60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Oldest existing restaurant in Chesterfield. Serving the St. Louis area for over 50 years. Specializing in Italian Cuisine with the largest variety of pizza selection in the area.
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Milwaukee
86 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went here because I used to go to the original location near Washington U. Not as good as I remember but it was a long time ago. Not the best cannelloni, just OK. Ashed for the salmon to not be overcooked and it came mostly raw. Nice service though. Should have tried the pizza I guess.

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CJ
St. Louis
76 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A simple date night involving some good wine, a chicken piccata dinner and a kabob dinner. Nice house salads and side dishes too.
Sitting in the lower level is fine, but not in the corner booth under the stairway. The footsteps make this very noisy.

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TB
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food great!

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a
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Smelled delicious when we stepped inside, but overall diappointed. Garlic cheese bread was a hoagie roll w/ cheese. Chick alfredo was too thick, not creamy. Salad was ok. Maybe should have ordered the pizza.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. We had a group of 10 people, and everyone enjoyed their meals. We made reservations on Open Table, but when we arrived, the table was not ready. Our server suggested that sometimes Open Table does not work, despite receiving a confirmation. So I suggest if you make a reservation through Open Table, to call the restaurant directly anyhow and confirm. Although this kind of defeats the purpose of reserving on Open Table, a simple call can possibly help avoid delays or not having a table at all.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner here on New Year's Eve and everyone enjoyed it. Our group of 4 consisted of two adults and two teenagers (boy and girl) and we all enjoyed the Chicago style pizza. The service was great and we didn't have to wait past our reservation time. Well recommended!

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SS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is consistent on the numerous trips we have been there. The pizza is one of the best that we have found in St.Louis. From NY, Chicago style to St. Louis style they have it all. No frills, but good food at a reasonable price.

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OT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner personally called to tell me he submitted our credit for dining. Very impressed.

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation an arrived on time, I was seated and my friend arrived a few minutes after me. We sat
at our table for 23 minutes and were not even brought water. The two other tables were served drinks and
food and we were ignored so we left and went two doors down to the Mexican restaurant and were served
immediately.

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BI
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our server must have been high on life or something as she tried to take our order from the podium before handing us menus and getting us to a table. One of the attractions of the restaurant was a Mediterranean menu which was not included on the menu. The food was just OK and my wife, who eats gluten free was particularly disappointed with the narrow choices compared to the menu posted on the website.

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d
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

St. Louis gem.

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SP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was packed on Friday evening. Usually when I am there it is a very small crowd. It took us 15 minutes to get water. They brought our entree before our bread and salad. I sent it back so i could enjoy the salad first. The manager/owners didn't seem to be helping the staff. Just standing behind the bar.
Most of the wait staff have been waiting tables a long time. Our server that night, not the case.

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d
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The host was indifferent to our having a reservation. The waitress was insulted when I jokingly asked for three more place-settings. She continued with the same put-out rude attitude the whole night. (We were polite). The drinks arrived promptly & as ordered. One daughter asked for a recommendation & the waitress stated that she had never tried the soft drinks, but did state what other has ordered (honest). Five meals were ordered - 2 entrees with salads, 2 pizzas & 1 appetizer. Less than 5 minutes after the salads arrived (30 minutes after the order was placed), entrees & the appetizer were brought out. The pizzas arrived 20 minutes later. Now the entrees are cold & the sides were not as ordered
The entertainment was drag racing shown on four tv’s

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DD
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their pizza is spectacular as well as their chicken piccata. Others in my party ordered spiedini and found it different than they were expecting traditional spiedini to taste like. It was good but a little disappointing to the foodies in my group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thank you for accommodating our large party. The food was very good!

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s
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I received a coupon telling me to come out to celebrate Mother’s Day. So we did, and we brought the coupon. I was never told of any Mother Day specials. At the end of the meal, I presented my coupon, but I was told that coupons aren’t accepted on holidays. Even though it didn’t say that anywhere on the coupon, but the coupon did say to come in on Mother’s Day. It was disappointing.
The penne con broccoli wasn’t very good either and everything was drenched in parsley. It wasn’t s garnish of parsley, my whole plate was covered.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did not get to go as I ended up in the hospital but everyone was very pleased with it. They said the food was great and reasonable and look forward to returning.

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SW
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were a party of ten, 8 adults and 2 children. We were under a time constraint, and our server did a great job of bringing our salads, and bread, followed by our entrees. The children had pizza, as did one of the adults. Their plates were cleaned. A clear indication the pizza was good. The rest of us had various pastas, and an Eggplant Parmesan. The pastas were all served hot, and very tasty.
We have been to Talayna’s on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The service Is consistently good and the food is excellent. It’s casual dining at its best!

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A
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talayna’s has the best Caesar Salad, wings and Old World Pizza in the world! I’ve enjoyed dining with them over 35 years!

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DM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy bread with herb seasoned olive oil! Great house salad with provel cheese. A great way to start your meal.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The cheese garlic bread is not the same😞 it eas where we had our first date, down on skinker ave.our 42nd anniversary wasn't so special.

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MB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

F ood was great but we felt very rushed. Our waitress wasn’t very personable but very quick with service. We like to enjoy our meals but felt very rushed. Had a reservation for 7 and was out by 7:30

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I had their Fettuccine Alfredo and it was a little too salty but otherwise great. The pizza is absolutely to die for but I get it every time and decided to mix it up. It was Valentine’s Day so it was more noisy than usual. The service was a little off but usually it is pretty good

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very pretty. I feel like it could have been more options for the occasion but it was nice. Food was very tasty.

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E
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding. They had 2 waitress that called in sick that day and were very short handed. The mgmt. and others did all that they could to keep up with the demand.

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L
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Certainly enjoyed our dining experience. Great home made tasty entrees.

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MS
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had not been to this restaurant before. We had been to the other Talayna's locations in the past and always enjoyed them. I'm glad we came here. Pizza was great and the toasted ravioli was excellent. Nice place for a casual, quiet meal.

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LV
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

They did not have record of my reservation.
Fortunately it was early enough and they could set up a table for 12.
Server seemed disinterested She took our order and our food came out quickly. But she just didn’t seem to want to have our table.
Pizza. Pasta. And salads all very good.

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DT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food

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C
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great Italian meal here. We love the live music on Saturday nights. Their pizza is delicious! Their staff is so friendly. It’s a fun, family-friendly place!

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C
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another great meal at Talanya’s. The food was delicious . We had the ravioli and the Kids pasta with a meatball which was reasonably priced and delicious. We were able to watch a little sports in the big screen too. We always enjoy the paper in the tables so the kids can color. The staff is always so friendly and eager to please. This is such a fun family friendly restaurant.

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C
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another fun weekend with good food at this neighborhood restaurant. We always enjoy the food and friendly staff.! It’s a neighborhood gem. It’s always lively and live music on the weekends!

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FT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

This would have been better if we weren't stuck in the lower room with no acoustics and loud kids everywhere.

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C
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We must have had an off night. We love this pizza! It's Stl style and was great as usual. I had the cannaloni which I will never order again. It's was like manicotti and all you could taste was heavy cheese. That's a good thing if I had ordered nachos or pizza but the dish was over priced , over cooked and just not a good taste. I will stick to the pizza next time. It's a fun place to hang out with friendly wait staff and good sports on the televisions.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Very helpful wait staff. Great food for the price!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The waitresses seemed to be overworked. The food is probably good if your a fan of provel cheese, but for those of that are not originally from STL and do not like provel then not so good. I'd specify on the menu that you are St. Louis Italian not true Italian. The Chicken Parmesan wasn't half bad after I scraped the cheese off of it. The personal pizza specifically says mozzarella on the menus, but came out with provel on it also. Very disappointing outing for others day.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is a great old school Italian restaurant. As my husband says it's a red sauce joint. The tortellini with peas and mushrooms was delicious. They have pizza too but we didn't get the chance to try it. The place is nothing fancy in a strip mall.

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j
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is excellent and they have the best pizza in town. Friendly owners and great atmosphere.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome. The food was excellent, the ambiance at that time was pretty good (I'm not sure how loud it would be if the restaurant was full). We were seated in the lower section, and I was surprised at how close the booths were to the tables. We certainly will plan to come back and bring other people as well.

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C
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another great night of pizza here. The food is great and my son enjoys drawing on the paper table cloth. My husband enjoys having various sports on the televisions.

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