What Is St. Louis' Most Overrated Italian Restaurant?

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Last month, you voted Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909) St. Louis' most underrated Italian restaurant. Now it's time to put away your Nice cap and sharpen your knives as you recall that overcooked pasta, that plate of floppy T-ravs, that white sauce indistinguishable from paste.

Yes, it's time for your nominations for St. Louis' most overrated Italian restaurant.

You know the drill by now: Leave your nomination for St. Louis' most overrated Italian restaurant in the comments. Be sure to include the reasoning behind your nomination -- the more creative/amusing/vicious, the better.

Nominations are open through Sunday, August 12. On Monday, based on your suggestions and our own arbitrary whims, we'll narrow the field to ten semifinalists.

The Gut Check Underrated/Overrated Hall of Fame

Most Underrated Burger: Dressel's (419 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-1060)

Most Overrated Burger: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (multiple locations)

Most Underrated Italian Restaurant: Filomena's Italian Kitchen (9900 Manchester Road, Glendale; 314-961-9909)


Location Info

Filomena's Italian Kitchen

9900 Manchester Road, Glendale, MO

Category: Restaurant


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eaterSTL
eaterSTL

Tony's. Easily. From its reputation you would think it is worthy of a Michelin star or two or three. In fact, it is reasonable quality, but not outstanding, food; absolutely no creativity or inspiration in the menu; mediocre service; antiquated atmosphere; I could go on and on. 

WillieMac
WillieMac

When I hear people say they are going to dinner on the Hill tonight, I typically roll my eyes. With a few exceptions (Anthoninos!), the best places happen to be just outside of that neighborhood. As far as most overrated, it has to be Cunetto. Haven't been in awhile, but last time I was there the food just wasn't good. And everyone else in my party felt the same way.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing topcommenter

Cunetto House of Pasta.  Easily.  This should almost be unanimous.

 

lucasjosiah
lucasjosiah

Joey B's on the Hill.   The only cheese they have is provel.  WTF  provel on pizza is ok but just leave that goop off my pasta. 

jcthelilly
jcthelilly topcommenter

Cunetto House of Pasta (Not Cunetto's) - truly the winner here. 

Mark
Mark

Anything on The Hill.

scrdn
scrdn

Also any restaurant that uses Provel

scrdn
scrdn

Go to Rigazzi's if you need someone to cook Chef Boyarde for you

milkshakes
milkshakes

Cunetto's.  I had the worst pasta ever there.  Came completely drowned in a boiling hot cream sauce, but the unrecognizable meat mixture inside was ice cold.  Probably won't go back anytime soon.

Mr_H
Mr_H

Zia's. Overly sugared red sauce and "alfredo sauce" that has the taste and consistency of watered-down Elmer's Glue.

AlexCurcuru
AlexCurcuru

Cunetto's is the most overrated in my book. The last time I went, I was craving a good pesto. The ingredients were all there, but the entire dish was swimming in olive oil (noodles and all). I have nearly come to fisticuffs with out-of-towners over the quality of our Italian food. They say, "you're Italian is soooo overrated, I went to Cunetto's, that place everyone told me to go to, and I have to say it is overrated."  I can't fault the out-of-towners for following a recommendation, but I can fault the person making the recommendation. 

eaterSTL
eaterSTL

and by "cook", you mean "warm up" in the microwave. I didn't realize Rigazzi's would even qualify as a "restaurant." 

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