When founders J. Kim Tucci, Joseph A. Fresta, and John P. Ferrara first opened The Pasta House Co. in 1974, they wanted to elevate pasta to an art form. ?Some artists sculpt, some paint, and some sketch,? they write on the restaurant?s website. ?But, at The Pasta House Co., we create authentic Italian culinary delights.? A few of the locations even have giant, exhibition kitchens so you can watch as pizzas, pastas, and entrees come to life.
Naturally, The Pasta House Co.?s menu revolves around the Italian staple from which it gets its name. There are more than 25 varieties of pasta to choose from, including linguine with chicken livers and the signature lasagna, plus weekday specials such as stuffed manicotti. Meanwhile, the mangia bene menu?which translates to ?eat well? in Italian?showcases the more wholesome side of Italian eating, with dishes low in fat and calories that won?t peer pressure you to break curfew.
Ten flat-screen televisions play sports, sports, and more sports inside Texas Smokehouse and Saloon, and on select nights, the bar treats patrons to live musical acts and haiku readings. Drinks pair with chicken and beef sandwiches and soft pretzels brushed with a Budweiser and garlic-herb seasoning.
Though its name exudes confidence, Great Location Bar & Grill opened in a spot shrouded in doubt. This popular Wentzville hangout has relied on a very precise formula to build a rock-solid fan base: delicious food, cold drinks, and plenty of entertainment. Here, guests feast on St. Louis?style pizzas, stuffed burgers, deep-fired grilled cheese sandwiches and the Porknado: a dish so massive it doesn't fit on the restaurant's twisted bread or in its racecar bed. Between rounds of toasted ravioli, viper bites, chicken wings, friends pass the time while playing darts, shooting pool, watching big games on a dozen high-def TVs, and listening to the live bands that frequently grace the restaurant's stage.