Meglio's Episode of Restaurant: Impossible Airs February 16

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​The episode of the new Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible featuring Bridgeton Italian restaurant Meglio's Italian Grill & Bar will air on Wednesday, February 16, at 9 p.m. There will be a repeat airing at midnight and also at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 20.

Restaurant: Impossible is a makeover show à la Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares in which host Robert Irvine tries to "rescue" troubled eateries. Here is how the Food Network describes the Meglio's episode:

At Meglio's in Bridgeton, Mo., near St. Louis, Robert finds an Italian restaurant stuck in the past with a laundry list of problems. They claim to cook old family recipes, but Robert discovers that the extent of their cooking involves opening frozen food bags. After getting over the initial shock, he attempts to retrain the cooking staff and explain why they should provide quality food for customers using a smaller menu and fresher ingredients. With a last-minute design dilemma and an unfocused owner, Robert faces tough odds to make this mission a success.

I've never eaten at Meglio's, so I can't compare the menu currently on the restaurant's website to its menu from before the episode was filmed, but it certainly reads as if it has been revised in more trendy food-speak. I have a call into the restaurant to find out more.



Location Info

Meglio's Italian

12490 Saint Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO

Category: Restaurant


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Doug M
Doug M

Went there for lunch this week, just to see how it was due to the fact it was on Restaurant Impossible, will not go back. You claim to be an Italian restaurant, so no better way to test than to get a caesar salad and the spaghetti and meatballs. When they finally set the salad on the table there was an overwhelming aroma of garlic. It was tough to eat with so much garlic. The bread was nice and warm, soft and a treat to eat. The meatball was hard, dry and no seasoning added to meat. The noodles where sitting in about an 1/8 inch of water and the sauce appeared to come straight out of a 5 gallon bucket. If this is the best you can do, go ahead and close the doors.

Kristi K
Kristi K

I really miss the old Meglios--the flat iron steak they used to serve was the best. I am highly disappointed in their new menu. The steak was $25.00 and did not even come with a side--come on this is not Ruth's Chris. It came out burnt. I could not even order a grilled chicken--it was breaded. I will never go back. On the upside, at least they still have free refills on soda.

Bcving
Bcving

Just left there like the old saying goes if you dress up a peice of crap its still a piece of crap. The service was terrible, I ordered the Cowboy stamboli it came to the table burnt, the small cheese pizza was bland

Aubergine48
Aubergine48

Where to begin. I first went to Meglio's about 3 years ago. I go to a lot of different places so have probably only eaten there a dozen times in that time. When I first started going there, it was fantastic! My favorite was their Garden Deluxe salad with Grandma's Vinaigrette dressing. It was huge and had a great mix of greens and other veggies. I'm old enough to have eaten pizza at the old, original Luigi's and the Italian sausage and mushroom with extra cheese at Meglio's was the real deal! Great! If they were opening cans and cracking out frozen stuff I couldn't tell and they were still doing a great job. It started to change about a year and a half in when they started serving the salad with all iceberg lettuce. When I asked them to please mix it up with other lettuces they did so with no fuss but only if you asked. One time when I wanted eggplant and they only had it as an appetizer they offered to turn it into a main dish for me and it was excellent. Hadn't been there for a few months but met friends there on 2/28. The new look is fantastic!!! Slightly less cozy but, Love those great windows!!! But the food was disappointing. The salad my friend and I both ordered (the only salad on the menu) was much smaller (actually a healthier change) but still plenty. Again I requested a nice salad mix, which I got, but my friends salad was all iceberg! The other friend ordered a large pizza with anchovies, green pepper, onion, mushrooms and extra cheese. The green pepper, onions and mushrooms never saw the inside of an oven. I truly am not a picky person but I am heart broken over the food changes. I say go back to serving the menu you started with and to he** with "trendy" food changes. If it's good, I don't care if you got it from a can or frozen. Gordon who?

Smitty
Smitty

We have been to Meglio's for the "Luigi Style St. Louis pizza" on several occasions. It has always been very good. I'm disapponted to hear the assessment about opening cans, I really don't think that is true. Let's see what the "new and maybe improved" Meglio's has to offer.

aa
aa

I went here for lunch about 6-8 weeks ago and it was terrible. Our bread was served nearly frozen in the middle. We waited nearly an hour for lunch items that weren't complicated in a restaurant that was about 3/4 full. Our waitress came once (to server bread) and once to tell us our food would be out in a couple more minutes (40 minutes in). We waited 5 more minutes, left $5 on the table for the tea, and left totally disgusted. I forgot to mention that at one point, someone who looked like the manager or owner did come by our table and nervously ask how we were, but offered no apology for our wait. Not sure they are going to be able to turn much around here...

Rudy Moore
Rudy Moore

Been there for lunch a few times (before the show came around), never tried dinner. Meglio's has decent pizza, rectangular-pan and somewhat St. Louis style. Nothing groundbreaking but better than average, one I find myself yearning for every once in a while when I pass by. Menu's a little on the pricier side. Slightly better than average food overall but I'm disappointed to read the "opening frozen food bags" line. The menu's definitely different from before (especially with the fancy "no cents" method) and the entrees certainly look more interesting now from what I recall. Sandwiches were a main attraction on the menu before with more of a selection, now they look to be a footnote. Shame as the Deluxe is notable.

beth63111
beth63111

I think there are a couple of food world people I like less, but he's low on my list. He looks like he abuses 'roids to get those beach muscles anyway.

Dan D.
Dan D.

There's not a person in the food world I like less than Robert Irvine. He's a liar, a douche, and his food doesn't look good at all.

IanFroeb
IanFroeb

Interesting. Thanks for the info. If you ever stop by again, let us know what you think...

IanFroeb
IanFroeb

I totally forgot about the whole resume-fabrication controversy. Which I guess means Food Network's strategy of taking him off the air for a while worked?

Dan D.
Dan D.

Evidently. Replacing him with Michael Symon and then bringing him back was a huge tease.

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