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The Top 3 Italian Restaurants In St. Louis

Kyle Smith

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You're crazing some Italian food. But you want the best. Where should you go in the St. Louis area? Should you go the easy route and just hit one of the main chains? No. You want something local and fresh. Here are the top three local Italian restaurants in St. Louis.

Fratelli's Ristorante

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In 1983, Joe and Tom opened Fratelli’s which is Italian for “Brothers.” They were Inspired by their parent's "old world" rural Sicilian recipes. Today Joe & Tom continue their family's legacy by passing on generations of traditions through the food that they love. In 1996 Fratelli's relocated to St. Charles. Their menu features all of the Italian classics such as spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini, and more. Eggplant parmesian and grilled salmon are also featured on the menu. For more info visit the Fratell's Restaurante website here.

My wife and I ate at Fratelli"s for the first time today. The service was quick and efficent. I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and she had the Fettuccine Alfredo. Mine was melt in you mouth good. --tr816 source

Erio's

Erio's is a small, friendly restaurant owned and operated by Pietro (Pete) Pulizzi and his wife, Joan. Pete arrived in the St. Louis area from Sicily in 1960 and in 1970 opened his first restaurant in Florissant. In 1991, Pete and Joan relocated the restaurant to St. Peters. All food is cooked to order and one of the most popular items is Rigatoni Erio's which features large tube pasta with fresh garlic, Roma tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, sliced Italian sausage and red chili pepper flakes in our marinara sauce.

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For more info, visit Erio's website here.

We recently visited Erio’s in St. Peters for the first time in over a decade. Wow, why did we wait this long to go back? Erio’s is a small, but mighty restaurant that has fantastic pasta to go along with its intimate surroundings. Eldon H (source)

Pirrones Pizza

You might think with a name like Pirrones Pizza that pizza would be the sole focus of the resturant, but that's simply not the case. All of the Italian classics are here: lasagna, ravioli, spaghetti, garlic bread and even toasted ravioli. There are specials all the time, such as the two large 1-topping pizzas for $27.99.

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For more info about Pirrones Pizza, visit their website here.

Was looking for indoor dining and something new. Stumbled across this place. Great salad and the Perrone's special pizza was very good. Will be back. --Stlbluesfan (source)

Did I miss any of your favorites in the area? Have you ever visited any of these locations? How was your experience? Share in the comments below!

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