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

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       The "Pizza Supreme" at Anthonino's: mozzarella cheese, black olives, roasted peppers, red onions and pepperoni. | Jennifer Silverberg

Anthonino's Taverna
(2225 Macklind Avenue; 314-773-4455)

Anthonino's is not a legend in Hill terms, but it will be someday. Opened in 2003, the restaurant combines the Greek and Italian heritage of its owners, Anthony and Rosario Scarato, in a delightful way. The pizza comes with a thick crust, a smattering of sauce under gooey mozzerella and perfectly proportioned toppings. On the Greek side, the gyro features lightly seasoned spit-roasted lamb and beef inside a warm pita, with red pepper and crumbled feta cheese.


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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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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