Our stop in St. Louis focused on family, friends, and food. One piece of advice to those visiting St. Louis: you must eat dinner in a predominately Italian neighborhood called the Hill. (For more on the Hill and its history, click here.)
The Hill is known for its fantastic Italian restaurants. Most of them are family-owned and serve traditional Italian food. None of that Olive Garden or Macaroni Grill stuff! This is the real deal.
Our first night back in St. Louis, we ate dinner with family at Cunetto House of Pasta. The name pretty much says it all: you’ll find a wide variety of pasta dishes as well as steak, fish, and veal. I recommend the cannelloni con salsa. The portions are huge. When we asked for a kid’s order of pasta with meat sauce for E., they proudly brought out a massive plate of food for her and told us that this was the smallest portion they offered. (It was an adult-sized portion at a kids meal price.)
Another recommendation–and I can’t state this strongly enough–get the toasted ravioli as an appetizer. Delicious!
Keep in mind that Cunetto’s is a popular place and that reservations are taken for lunch only. You might want to consider visiting on a weekday night, especially if you’re with kids and don’t want to wait for a table.
Please stay tuned for more from our Missouri/Kansas road trip. Next up: food and drinks in Columbia, Missouri.