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Saint Louis’ 10 Best Steakhouses


The Top 10 Steakhouses in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO/ (STLRestaurant.News) – With thousands of restaurants in the St. Louis area to choose from, there really is something for everyone.  Whether you want sushi, pasta, or seafood, you’ll find some excellent choices in St. Louis.  But for some diners nothing beats a great steakhouse.  Prime cuts, scratch-made sides, locally sourced ingredients, top shelf service: there’s just nothing quite like a great steakhouse.  The best offer amazing steaks on a diverse menu of dishes made with the highest quality ingredients.  You should find multiple choices of sumptuous beef, including the best prime cuts, because a fundamental quality of a really good steakhouse is a superior steak.  But they should cater to a wide range of tastes, and often offer really great seafood too.

That’s certainly true for the top ten steakhouses in the St. Louis area.  Each offers a terrific menu of steak, seafood, pasta, salads, and sides.  Topping the list is a St. Louis classic, Annie Gunn’s Restaurant in Chesterfield.  The restaurant inside the unpretentious looking Smokehouse Market has been a long-time local favorite.  Annie Gunn’s Executive Chef Lou Rook, III relies on a network of local family farmers for the freshest ingredients around.  He uses seasonal produce, handcrafted artisanal and farmstead cheese, olive oils, and other products to create irresistible, sophisticated cuisine.  The menu includes the great steaks, of course, like the Angus reserve aged filet mignon; USDA Prime aged New York strips and ribeyes; and a 34-ounce American Style Kobe Tomahawk Chop with a marble grade of 9—yum!

Annie Gunn’s is also known for their award-winning wine list.  There are more than 700 labels to choose from.  Annie Gunn’s is a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner—one of just five Missouri restaurants to receive such recognition.  Their wine cellar includes selections from all of the major wine-producing regions, including the most important producers of France, Italy and America.  Their well trained staff can help diners select an excellent wine to accompany their meal.

Annie Gunn’s offers a great steakhouse experience in a laid back, pub-like dining room.  It’s a family friendly environment too, even offering a nice kids’ menu.  This place has the elements that make for a classic steakhouse experience: terrific service, comfortable atmosphere, outstanding service, and of course, amazing food.  St. Louis diners give Annie Gunn’s the #1 spot on our Steakhouse Top 10.

Here is the complete list of St. Louis Top 10 Steakhouses, according to customer reviews:

1. Annie Gunn’s Restaurant (4.49 stars/667 reviews) Chesterfield Valley, 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005, (636) 532-7684
2. J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood (4.43 stars/261 reviews) West County Mall, 17A W County Center, Ste A102 Des Peres, MO 63131, (314) 965-4600.
3. Citizen Kane’s Steak House (4.41 stars/329 reviews) Kirkwood, 133 W Clinton Place, Saint Louis, MO 63122, (314) 965-9005.
4. The Tenderloin Room at the Chase Park Plaza (4.41 stars/192 reviews) Central West End, 232 N Kingshighway Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108, (314) 361-0900.
5. Twisted Tree Steakhouse (4.39 stars/116 reviews) Sunset Hills, 10701 Watson Road, Saint Louis, MO 63127, (314) 394-3366
6. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (4.35 stars/262 reviews) Frontenac, 1855 S Lindbergh Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63131, (314) 567-7610.
7. Kreis Steakhouse & Bar (4.34 stars/331 reviews) Frontenac, 535 S Lindbergh Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63131, (314) 993-0735
8. Andria’s Countryside Restaurant (4.32 stars/106 reviews) Edwardsville, 7415 State Rte 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025, (618) 656-0281.
9. 1818 Chophouse (4.26 stars/210 reviews) Edwardsville, 210 S Buchanan Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025, (618) 307-9300.
10. Carmine’s Steakhouse (4.23 stars/435 reviews) Downtown, 20 S 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102, (314) 241-1631

As generally happens when we try to narrow down a very popular type of cuisine or restaurant to just the ten best, a few notable establishments don’t quite make the cut.  And so we include them as honorable mentions.  Sometimes they don’t have enough reviews.  Sometimes they’re in the outer reaches of the region we call St. Louis.  That’s the case with the first of our honorable mentions:

Popeye’s Chop House (4.57 stars/152 reviews) Clinton County, IL, 17910 Saint Rose Road, St. Rose, IL 62230, (618) 526-7369. This terrific steakhouse is about 50 miles east of downtown St. Louis in Clinton County.  They’re known for their prime steak cuts, including their 16 ounce New York strips and ribeyes, as well as a healthy 10 ounce filet.  They have a sophisticated seafood selection that varies according to the market.  It often includes choices like fresh salmon, large sea scallops, Chilean sea bass, plus fried choices like Icelandic cod, catfish fillets, shrimp, and crab cakes.  Another really popular item you’ll find at Popeye’s that you won’t find at most Steakhouses in St. Louis: jumbo frog legs, fried up golden, crispy, and delicious.  Popeye’s is a little on the casual side, with it’s rustic, hunting lodge decor, complete with large stone fireplace and a black bear just inside the door. Seriously.  It’s sitting in the first booth, and it’s a popular photo op.

An Honorable Mention also goes to:

The Brass Rail Steakhouse (4.23 stars/283 reviews) Weldon Spring, 4601 Highway K, O’Fallon, MO 63368, (636) 329-1349.  This St. Charles County favorite missed the Top 10 by just a few reviews.  This is another rustic venue, but with a pub feel, rather than lodge.  BRS is known for its hand crafted food including dry aged, hand-cut USDA Prime sirloin, and USDA Certified Hereford Beef ribeyes, filets, and New York strips.  And as if great food, great services, and live entertainment weren’t enough, the Brass Rail also opens up TBR Prime Steak Market on weekends from March to October—meaning you can buy their hand cut steaks to cook at home.

Skip to Malou at HIRO Asian Kitchen

HIRO Asian Kitchen, St. Louis, MO

Asian Comfort Experts Host Filipino Pop-Up – HIRO Asian Kitchen

ST LOUIS, MO/January 13, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – One of St. Louis’ favorite Asian Fusion restaurants is HIRO Asian Kitchen, 1405 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis. HIRO Owner and chef Bernie Lee has created a unique menu that blends fresh, authentic Asian fare with comfort food in a sleek, boutique-style restaurant that is beautiful and inviting.  This is an Asian restaurant that does award-winning brunch every weekend.  HIRO’s brunch blends the traditional flavors of Taiwan, Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the islands of southeast Asia with classic brunch offerings, like waffles.

That fusion of fresh Asian fare and comfort food makes HIRO the perfect venue for the ultimate Asian comfort food: Filipino Cuisine.  With pork and sweets as mainstays, it’s the “Southern” cooking of Southeast Asia.  And it is delicious, savory, sweet, and catching fire across the U.S.

Fortunately for St. Louis diners, some of that fire has lighted at HIRO.  Chef Malou Perez-Nievera, the creative force behind the highly acclaimed food blog, Skip to Malou, is cooking at HIRO.  She’s the Chef de Filipino who created HIRO’s Saturday Filipino Brunch menu featuring such tasty treats as Tap-Silong, a sweet soy and garlic infused beef sirloin; Toci-Silong, smoked pork belly tocian (think bacon) marinated in pineapple juice and sherry.  Then there’s the fried chicken and spaghetti—crispy, spicy, Filipino fried chicken.  It’s everything you want fried chicken to be, and then some.  And if you’ve never had Filipino-style spaghetti, then you’re in for a treat.

The creator of that amazing dish has been doing a series of Filipino pop-up dinners at HIRO.  The next one (and last on the schedule) is Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Each Skip to Malou dinner has had a theme.  This one is Kamayan Night.  The term “Kamayan” comes from the Tagalog word kamay meaning hand.  This special Filipino way of eating uses no utensils.  Eating with your hands is part of the local culture in the Philippines and has been tradition for generations.  This is the inspiration behind Kamayan Night at HIRO.

Malou’s cooking is a creative combination of traditional and modern Filipino Food.  She will prepare a scrumptious array of foods served on a long table lined with banana leaves.  There will be no forks, knives, or spoons!  Diners will eat kamayan style, with their hands.  This will be a brand new experience for some, and it’s sure to be a most memorable dining experience.

Tickets for Kamayan Night at HIRO are $55 each and can be purchased online through brownpapertickets.com.  If you can’t make it, you can check out some of Chef Malou’s culinary creations at brunch on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at HIRO Asian Kitchen.

Contact Information:

HIRO Asian Kitchen
Owner: Chef Bernie Lee
Chef de Filipino: Malou Perez-Nievera
1405 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-4476


Picture courtesy of HIRO Asian Kitchen


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Holiday Fun at Josephine’s Tea Room & Gifts

Josephine’s Tea Room & Gifts

Get a Great Meal and Unique Gifts – Josephine’s Tea Room

Godfrey, IL/December 12, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Josephine’s Tea Room – The holiday season can be hectic.  There are parties and special get-togethers with friends, and endless to-do lists.  Shopping can become a chore, schlepping from one big box store to the next searching for the perfect gift.  It’s even harder if your special someone already has all the usual things.  But it doesn’t have to be so hard.  To find unique gifts you have to think outside the (big) box!  At Josephine’s Tea Room and Gift Shops, 6109 Godfrey Road (IL Rte. 111) in Godfrey, Ill., you can have a lovely holiday lunch with friends and get your shopping done too!

Josephine’s is a unique destination, about 30-minutes north of downtown St. Louis.  The gift shops first opened in 1979 in an historic home that was once part of the Monticello College.  They offer a variety of unique items including jewelry and accessories, home decor and florals—including Christmas decorations (on sale now!), and other distinctive gift items.  The Monticello house offers the latest in name brand fashions, specializing in hard to find, brand name, designer handbags, ladies’ shoes, and unique jewelry.  The main house is filled with artisan gifts and decorator accents.  The newest addition is Fred’s Shed, Josephine’s closeout and clearance center.

In 1986, Josephine’s added its famous Tea Room—or rather rooms.  There are three separate dining areas.  Each is elegantly decorated and serves lunch six days a week.  When the weather is nice, there’s also patio dining available in Josephine’s lovely gardens.  Reservations are accepted, and they’re highly recommended during the holiday season.  The rest of the year, you should make reservations for groups of six or more.

The Tea Room’s scrumptious menu offers a nice variety of salads, including garden salad, Caesar, Chef, Cobb, pasta salad, and their famous Fruited Chicken Salad.  This customer favorite is a creamy, savory chicken salad with bits of fruit mixed in.  Have it over a bed of lettuce, or on a sandwich.  Another customer favorite is the Crystal Bowl Salad.  It’s lettuce that’s been layered with fresh fruit and chunks of white meat chicken.  It’s topped with crumbled Bleu cheese and sunflower seeds.  The Crystal Bowl Salad and the Cobb Salad are both available in two sizes.  Adding to the deliciousness, all of the salads are served with a homemade roll or muffin.

In chillier weather, like now, Josephine’s soups are especially popular.  They are made fresh daily, and each has a legion of followers.  The cheese broccoli soup is a warm combination of cream and cheese, with just enough broccoli that you can pretend it’s a vegetable soup.  The “Famous” French Onion Soup is based on the legendary French onion soup served at the old Famous Barr department store restaurants in St. Louis.  It takes two days to make this gloriously cheese-crusted, savory soup.  And it’s worth the extra time and effort.  But it’s not available all the time, so consider it a treat if they have it when you’re there.  The star of Josephine’s soup lineup is the lobster bisque.  It’s a decadently rich and creamy soup, strewn with bits of potato and lobster, and it’s utterly delicious.  All of the soups pair very well with a half-salad or sandwich.

The sandwiches, available whole, or as halves paired with soup or salad, are the sort you’d expect at a restaurant that specializes in ladies’ lunches.  There’s turkey breast, chicken salad, roast beef, and honey glazed ham.  Two standouts are the Ham Special and Josie’s Stacked Club.  The Ham Special is a hot sandwich made with their own honey glazed ham and cheddar, melted together on a homemade onion roll.  It’s dressed with mayo and Freddi Joe’s special mustard sauce. Josie’s Stacked Club layers their fresh baked ham with turkey breast, bacon, mayo, lettuce, and tomato in classic triple-decker, club sandwich style.  The sandwiches are generously sized, so order accordingly, because you’ll want to save room for dessert.

When pastry chef Jacques Torres coined the phrase, “Life is short.  Eat dessert first,” he probably hadn’t heard of Josephine’s Tea Room.  But nowhere is his advice more fitting.  Dessert is an event all its own at Josephine’s.  They have a rotating menu of more than 70 dessert items with at least 16 scrumptious choices offered each day.  Everything is made from scratch, and made fresh daily.  A typical dessert selection will include a couple of different cheesecakes (the Almond Cheesecake is highly regarded by customers), luscious bread pudding, crème brûlée, several pies, layered cakes, cobblers and tarts.  Their meringue-topped pies are especially popular.  If you enjoyed too much at mealtime, they’re happy to package desserts to go!

Josephine’s Tea Room is open for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday (and Sundays in December!)  The gift shops are open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (and Sundays in December).  The rest of the year, they’re closed Sundays.  Weekends in December are some of their busiest days all year, so you will need a reservation, and still may have to wait for a table.  It’s nothing a little chocolate mousse cake can’t cure!  Weekdays are a little less crowded, leaving your more time to shop for a gift for that special someone!  Or give the gift of a great lunch experience with a Josephine’s Gift card.

Contact information

Josephine’s Tea Room and Gift Shops
Owners: Sherri & Fred Whitworth
6109 Godfrey Road
Godfrey IL 62035
Phone: (618) 466-7796


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Spend the Night in a Chocolate Shop – The Chocolate Affair

HIGHLAND, IL: (STLRestaurant.News) – Some people fantasize about swimming in a big pile of money, others dream of spreading their arms and soaring above the clouds.  I dream of chocolate. Dark, milk, white, malted, salted, spiced: it’s all good.  Some days I wish I could eat, drink and sleep chocolate.  Imagine my joy when I discovered I could! And you can too, at The Chocolate Affair at 801 Ninth Street in Highland, Illinois.  That’s because this isn’t an ordinary chocolate shop.  It’s also a bed & breakfast, specializing in chocolate dreams.

At The Chocolate Affair and Tibbetts House Bed & Breakfast, you can literally spend the night inside a candy store!  The Tibbetts House is a 100 year old historic home nestled in the heart of the picturesque small town, of Highland about 30 miles east of downtown St. Louis.  There’s even a town square and a two-screen movie theatre (The Lory) just a block away.  The Chocolate Affair takes up most of the first floor of Tibbetts House.  The bed & breakfast takes up the rest of the house.  There are three guest rooms, each with private baths.

When you book a chocolate retreat at this unique bed & breakfast, you can count on a comfy room, and lots of chocolate!  It begins when you arrive.  They’ll greet you with warm chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa.  In your room, you’ll find fluffy robes and slippers, and of course, a basket of chocolate goodies!  During the night, you can sneak downstairs and sample the handmade chocolates straight from the case.  Really!  They give you the keys to the candy case!  In the morning, wake to the smell of chocolate and freshly brewed gourmet coffee.  Your continental breakfast will include strawberries and chocolate fondue, and fresh, hot “Triple Chocolate Mess” cake.  Plus, you’ll get some chocolate treats to take home too!  They have packages available for ladies nights, bridal parties, and couples retreats!

At its heart, this is a gourmet chocolate shop, specializing in handmade confections.  Some customer favorites include the truffles, chocolate dipped potato chips, s’mores (made with fresh marshmallows), butter creams, chocolate dipped caramels, and caramel patties (turtles).  The premium ingredients and attention to detail make these fine chocolates exceptional.  The variety is extensive, and includes some sugar free candies too.  You can buy a single item, or mix and match to create your own customized box!  One of the Chocolate Affair’s more unique offerings is the chocolate covered wine bottle.  They’ll triple dip the bottle of your choice with a dark chocolate, drizzled with white and packaged in a clear bag with a beautiful bow.

The Chocolate Affair is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Besides specialty chocolates, they also sell specialty teas, foods and drink mixes, as well as gift items made by local crafters and artisans.  You’ll find handmade jewelry, cloth goods, ceramics, soaps and soy candles.  There are also note cards, hand-stitched items, and hard to find seasonal items.  They can customize a gift basket for you including artisan goods and chocolate.

Their “Death by Chocolate” parties may be the ultimate ladies’ night out—two hours filled with all things chocolate.  Indulge in candies, chocolate chip cookies, Triple Chocolate Mess Cake and Fondue.  Finish the party in the chocolate shop sampling from the candy cases and crowning one lucky lady the “Chocolate Queen”, complete with a magic wand to remove all of the calories from the chocolate!  It’s no wonder customers reviews give them 5 stars.  The Chocolate Affair lets you live out our chocolate dreams.  They’ve got a golden ticket waiting for you.

Contact Information:

The Chocolate Affair & Tibbetts House Bed and Breakfast
Owner: Jennifer Libre
801 Ninth Street
Highland, IL 62249
(618) 654-9340


Pint Size Bakery & Coffee Honored by STL Mayor

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Every fall, as the weather turns chilly, I find my own thoughts tend to drift to one idea…warm cookies.  Or if I’m anywhere near Lindenwood Park in South St. Louis, I dream of a warm brookie (a brownie with a chocolate chip cookie baked into the top).  There’s no place better to get that sweet combination of fudgy, buttery love than at Pint Size Bakery & Coffee, 3133 Watson Road, where they’re made every day, all day long.  You can smell the baking as you walk in the neighborhood.  The lines are sometimes all the way out the door—a situation much improved since they moved to their new, bigger location at Watson and Arsenal six-months ago!

Now, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and the St. Louis Development Corporation are recognizing the goodness of this fresh bakery by naming Pint Size Bakery and Coffee as the 2016 Neighborhood Business of the Year for the city’s 23rd Ward.  The honor was bestowed at the Mayor’s 2016 Business Celebration Luncheon last week.  This honor won’t be a surprise to Lindenwood Park residents.  They’ve grown accustomed to the neighborhood pride and sense of civic responsibility of bakery owners Christy Augustin and Nancy Boehm.  They’re frequently involved in activities that promote Lindenwood Park and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Bakery founder Christy Augustin says she and husband Matt always envisioned a shop dedicated to serving the neighborhood.  One look at the original shop (3825 Watson Road) and it’s easy to see why this well-loved bakery had to move to a bigger shop!

Pint Size Bakery is well known for their dedication to baking the old fashioned way, using milk and cream from local, pasture-raised cows; eggs from small family farms; real butter; cane sugar and unbleached flour.  This is the quintessential small batch bakery.  Their motto is also their business model: small batch, from scratch, fresh daily.  That means every morning they bake fresh muffins, cookies, scones, etc.  If they sell a lot of cookies, they bake more.  By keeping the batches small, and baking throughout the day, they’re able to ensure that customers get the freshest baked goods available in St. Louis.  It also ups your chances of scoring warm cookies or scones any time they’re open—which isn’t every day.  Pint Size Bakery & Coffee is closed on Sundays and Mondays. They’re open Tuesday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Customer reviews just rave about this bakery, consistently giving them 4.5 stars since they first opened in 2012.  And their customers can’t get enough of the bakery’s salted caramel croissants (a Saturday-only special) and homemade oatmeal cream pies—like the Little Debbie snack cakes, only so much better.  They’re also well loved for some specialty items unique to Pint Size Bakery, like their savory scones and muffins.  Imagine the buttery, delicate texture of a fresh scone laced with the flavors of bacon, Asiago cheese and just enough kale that you can tell yourself it’s healthy!  Or maybe you’d prefer a sweet and savory fusion, like the sweet potato & caramelized onion.  Have a muffin, if you prefer, like the BLT (that’s local bacon, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese & fresh herbs).  Oh sure, you can get sweets too!  They have scrumptious tea cookies, cup cakes, Lil’ bundts (like the spice cake filled with pumpkin butter and iced with cream cheese glaze), tiny tarts, cakes, and pies too.  They’re now taking orders for Thanksgiving pies!

Pint Size Bakery and Coffee serve Kaldi’s brewed coffee and espresso drinks.  That’s more of that dedication to locally and sustainably sourced products.  Their milk and cream comes from Rolling Leaf Farms in Edwardsville.  And all of their syrups are made in house, meaning their vanilla bean latte may just be the freshest anywhere.

As amazingly fresh and tasty as the food is, the real standout at Pint Size Bakery is the friendly service.  Their warm hospitality is well known by customers, and well loved.  One customer review even suggested that the Pint Size Bakery staff should offer a course in friendly service!  Kind of makes you feel warm all over…like a warm brookie and a honey spiced cup of Kaldi’s coffee with cream.

Contact Information:

Pint Size Bakery & Coffee
Owners: Christy Augustin & Nancy Boehm
3133 Watson Road (at Arsenal Street)
Lindenwood Park Neighborhood
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 645-7142


Taste of St Louis

Taste of St Louis @ Chesterfield Amphitheater

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News)  Budweiser Taste of St Louis began yesterday.  Don’t worry you haven’t missed the best part of it.  While events were cancelled last night, events are scheduled to resume today, Saturday, September 17th at 11 am until 10 pm.  Hours for tomorrow, Sunday September 18th begin at 11 am until 7 pm.

The Taste of St Louis is the food event of the year.  This event has been voted St. Louis’ Best Food Event by St. Louis Magazine’s A-List Readers Choice Poll for three years running.  Additionally, this event supports a number of various charities.  Over the years this event has raised more than $380,000 in donations to benefit worthy missions such as Food Outreach, St. Patrick Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Blues Society, Benton Park Neighborhood Association and Soulard Restoration Group to name a few.

While we are not comfortable suggesting that you attend this event rather than visiting your favorite restaurant, it is a highly recommended event to attend.  You will more than likely find your next new favorite restaurants that will enhance your dining experience.  We obviously love restaurants!  The best restaurants deserve the support of its community.  Restaurants are an important part of our social system.

314 Hot Sauce Restaurant Row participants are – Mission Taco Joint, Steve’s Hot Dogs, Sugarfire, Strange Donuts, Ices Plain Fancy, Edge Wild, Twisted Ranch, Locoz Tacoz, Prsino, The Dam (Slow Food Fast), drunken fish, aya sofia, Pica-Di-Yo, LuLu Chinese Express, Walnut Grill, Oberweis, Cafe Blue, naked bacon, The Rice House, Dalie’s SmokeHouse, Hot Wok, Sheridan’s, Hank’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Anis, Joe Barcardi’s, Riverbend, Rearn Thai Restaurant, Michael’s Bar & Grill, Ruth’s Chris, burger809, Bayou Seasoning & Catering, tazé, Tivanov Catering Company, Tuscanos Brazilian Grill and Volpi American Crafted along with many other events, live music and more.

Contact information:

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis


Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – If you like Italian cuisines/restaurants, St. Louis offers some of the best Italian restaurants in the country as a result of our rich Italian/American population.  The community known as “The Hill” is full of Italian history and is known for its great Italian restaurants, deli’s, bakeries and stores.  Local residents and even famous people, including presidents, from around the world have visited and dined on The Hill.

Our Top 10 Italian Restaurants article was first published June 27, 2016.  It has been referred to frequently, therefore, we updated our information for this month.  This list of participants have not changed, however, the order has changed slightly.  The change is a result of consumer reviews and ratings as of today, July 29, 2016.

Our Top 10 Italian Restaurants in St. Louis, MO are:

  1. Anthonino’s  Taverna – previously rated #1 – rated #7 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  2. Charlie Gitto’s – previously rated #2 – rated #8 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  3. Zia’s Restaurant – previously rated #4 – rated #11 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  4. Roberto’s Trattoria – previously rated #5 – rated #13 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  5. Pi Pizzeria – previously rated #3 – rated 15 of 2292 restaurants  in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  6. Tony’s Restaurant – previously rated #6 – rated #19 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  7. Pastaria – previously rated #7 – rated #22 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  8. The Crossing – previously rated #9 – rated #27 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  9. Trattoria Marcella – previously rated #8 – rated 28 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star
  10. Cafe Napoli – previously rated #10 – rated 29 of 2292 restaurants in St. Louis, MO – 4.5 Star

Restaurants of this quality are incredibly consistent and reliable as you can see.  Obviously, customer satisfaction is a high priority with this elite group of popular Italian restaurants.

We use a popular rating service to create our list as a summary of public opinion.  Who cares what one person might think when you have 389 consumers who have posted reviews for Anthonio’s who is rated #1, or 531 consumer reviews posted for Charlie Gitto’s who is rated #2, or an amazing 592 consumers who have posted reviews for Zia’s who is rated #3.  This is an incredible list!  Who is really the best is simply a matter of personal opinion.  You can’t go wrong with any of these establishments.

The top 2 rated restaurants have been popularized by nationwide television shows.  Anthonino’s has one location while Charlie Gitto’s has three locations, on The Hill, Chesterfield and at Hollywood Casino.  Reaching this level is an honor by anybody’s standards.

Source: tripadvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g44881-Saint_Louis_Missouri.html

Information is subject to change without notice.  Please refer to our source for updated information.


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ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – St. Louis Media, LLC d.b.a. N2 Marketing launched STLRestaurant.News in March 2016 to give St. Louis area restaurants access to a highly optimized blog site and the social media world, which now includes more than 50 top-rated social sites including Google+, Facebook, Twitter (more than 70,000 followers), Google Blogger, Tumblr and many more.

More importantly, last week STLRestaurant.News was approved to be “included” in Google News, which substantially expands their reach to St. Louis consumers.  Their comprehensive list of social sites is no match for the exposure that Google News will provide to their customers.  In addition to being the worlds largest search engine, Google News is the worlds largest news aggregator.

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In addition to STLRestaurant.News, St. Louis Media, LLC has launched STL.News and MOBev.News.

STL.News will publish St. Louis news articles and distribute press releases using the same channels, the major search engines, 50+ top-rated social sites and Google News.  Approval to be included in Google News is pending.  St. Louis Media, LLC expects approval sometime in June 2016.

MOBev.News will distribute news and press releases for the Missouri Beverage industry, evidenced by the name, which stands for Missouri Beverage, which will include Missouri based wineries, breweries and distilleries.  They intend to submit to Google News for “inclusion” sometime in July.

Further, plans are for all sites to also be included in Bing News, Yahoo News and Apple News as well as continue expanding their distribution to as many social sites as possible.

For more information contact:

Dave Myers or Marty Smith

St. Louis Media, LLC d.b.a. N2 Marketing

10 Strecker Road, Suite 1620

Ellisville, MO 63011

Phone: (314) 474-9854

Mobile: (417) 529-1133 (Marty Smith)

Email: Dave@N2.Marketing

Email: Marty@N2.Marketing

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