The 5 Best Italian Restaurants (Cheap) in St. Louis
Veal piccata with prosciutto and a lemon caper sauce at Cucina Pazzo. | Nancy Stiles
(392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400)
Cucina Pazzo isn't strictly Italian (hello, mini corn dogs!), but the housemade pasta is worth the trip alone. The emphasis is on several different courses, not just appetizers, entrees and desserts. Chef Justin Haifley brought many of his fan-favorite dishes over from the Tavern and gave them an Italian twist, like his swordfish. Snag housemade ricotta gnudi with tomato confit, basil and peccarino Romano for just $12.