The 5 Best Italian Restaurants (Cheap) in St. Louis

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       Housemade fried cannelloni with tomato sauce at Tavolo V. | Jennifer Silverberg

Italian restaurants can be super-fancy dining. The tablecloths, the expensive wine, the veal. But you can get great Italian food in St. Louis without having to gouge out your paycheck. Go to a traditional (but affordable) place on the Hill or try a new joint from the guys behind the Tavern. Check out our current favorite cheap Italian restaurants to see where you can get some housemade meatballs, Italian wine and good conversation tonight.

See also: The 5 Best Italian Restaurants (Not Cheap) in St. Louis

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       House-made lasagna with pork, beef, ricotta and parmigiano cheeses at Tavolo V. | Jennifer Silverberg

Tavolo V
(6118 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-4333)

Michael del Pietro has a veritable stable of Italian restaurants, including Sugo's Spaghetteria, Babbo's Spaghetteria and Via Vino, among others, but we're loving Tavolo V in the Loop. You'll have to keep a copy of the menu to remind yourself that you aren't spending a fortune for quality Italian. Neapolitan pizzas are only $12, and most of the pastas are too. Plus, the portions are big enough to take leftovers home for yet another delicious meal.


Location Info

Tavolo V

6118 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Filomena's Italian Kitchen

9900 Manchester Road, Glendale, MO

Category: Restaurant

Anthonino's Taverna

2225 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Adriana's

5101 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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28 comments
Tracey Lenz
Tracey Lenz

Cunettos yum worth the wait for sure

Piero Zito
Piero Zito

Paul Mannos and Nick and Elena's!

Kim Talondo-Orf
Kim Talondo-Orf

Erios in St Peters, Vito's in the Valley, Pirrone's :)

Brent Warren
Brent Warren

Roberto's in Florissant. Seriously good pizza.

Dan Ryan
Dan Ryan

Adrianna's without a doubt.

Samantha Shea
Samantha Shea

Thee Michael Ho They have the cheap list and the not cheap list, we shall try them all!

Miranda Coley
Miranda Coley

Erin Retter-Arbogast Nick Arbogast Zac Taylor double date ideas??

Deb Woods
Deb Woods

Which Lou Boccardis? I ate at the one on The Hill about a year ago and it was TERRIBLE!

Shannon C. Dickens
Shannon C. Dickens

If you have that one family member that loves hot gourmet dogs- stop by Steve's on the Hill and pick up a combo meal! Make sure you check the website via Facebook for daily specials & discounts! Yummy *****!

Mary Poletti
Mary Poletti

Lou Boccardi's is pretty great & quite reasonable, too. It is our romantic dinner place of choice. And it is NEVER crowded. (Don't go making it crowded now, a-holes.)

kangoids
kangoids topcommenter

Real Italian restaurants don't serve Greek food!

...or mini-corn dogs, either.


This list is a failure. There are 1000 cheap Italian places in the St. Louis area that manage to get by on actual Italian food. 

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