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

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       Adriana's. | Sarah Rusnak

Adriana's
(5101 Shaw Avenue; 314-773-3833)

Adriana's is only open for lunch -- it's the definition of no-frills. But that hasn't kept it from being one of the best-loved spots in St. Louis. The sandwiches are wonderfully oversize Sicilian favorites like eggplant caponata, mostaccioli and salsiccia. You'll have to wait in line, but trust us, it's worth it.

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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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