Food & Drink in Saint Louis

45% Off at Fortel’s Pizza Den

University City

$20 $11

Crispy, thin pizzas made from dough prepared fresh daily and topped with dozens of toppings and one of seven rich sauces

50% Off at Burger King

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

World-famous fast-food burger chain flame-broils made-to-order Whopper sandwiches along with fries and chicken sandwiches

Up to 60% Off Pub Food at Big Daddy's on the Landing

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Throw a bash or pub crawl with all-you-can-drink libations and appetizers; enjoy classic pub eats at two locations

Up to 57% Off Drinks at The Office

West End

$44 $22

Enjoy a night out with a group of friends or a date at a sleek nightclub and lounge with regggae nights, DJ sets, and other events

Up to 54% Off St. Louis Storytelling Show with Drinks

Morgan Street Brewery

$60 $30

Storyteller and tour guide regales audiences with tales of St. Louis while joined by a folk guitarist; includes drinks and a food discount

Half Off at Bella's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Saint Louis

$10 $5

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The menu changes often, with frozen-yogurt flavors such as eggnog and candy-bar smash and toppings such as cookie dough and sprinkles

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at El Paisano

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Mexican favorites, such as shrimp fajitas or steak poblano in zesty tequila sauce, served in a colorful dining room with weekly live music

Up to 51% Off Gourmet Pizza at Pizza World

Saint Louis

$36.57 $18

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Guests customize pizzas with choice of crust, variety of cheeses, and unique toppings such as classic pepperoni or sweet oranges

The Hub at Holiday Inn—Half Off Your Bill

St. Louis-South County Center

$20 $10

Casual, comfortable eatery welcomes everyone from families with young children to solo business travelers

Half Off at Eddie's Southtown Donuts

The Southampton

$40 $20

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Freshly made donuts, including old favorites and innovative creations

Half Off at King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza Company

Downtown St. Louis

$10 $5

Deli sandwiches made from Thumann's all-natural meats share menu space with New York–style pizzas, salads, and hot dogs

50% Off Russian Cuisine at Astoria Kabob House

Saint Louis

$40 $20

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Beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and traditional Russian stews are served to diners seated in carved wooden chairs

Up to 56% Off at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

Up to Half Off at New St. Louis Wok

Tower Grove South

$29.90 $14.95

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General tso’s chicken, beef and broccoli, and other Chinese classics available for dine-in or carryout

50% Off at Sekisui Sushi Bistro

Tower Grove South

$50 $25

Award-winning sushi combines the flavors of the southern US with the traditional flavors of Japan

Up to 53% Off Steak and Seafood at Soulard's Restaurant

Soulard

$15 $7

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Steak and seafood entrees such as shrimp and clams or Creole-spiced Atlantic salmon; options for lunch or dinner

Half Off at Smiles Coffeehouse

Lindenwood Park

$12 $6

Espresso drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and lunch food such as salads and chicken focaccia sandwiches

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Ciao Restaurant Bar & Grill

Bevo

$30 $15

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Italian chef piles ingredients such as gyro meat, shrimp, and arugula onto pizzas; entrees range from grilled salmon to hearty lasagna

IHOP – Half Off Breakfast and Diner Food

St. Louis

$16 $8

National brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations; lunch and dinner options include burgers, BLTs, and steak

Up to 52% Off Jamaican Food at De Palm Tree Restaurant

University City

$30 $15

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Akee and saltfish, curry goat, and oxtail stew represent Jamaican delicacies alongside beef patties, jerk chicken, and plantains

Up to Half Off Mediterranean-Style Dinner at Pan D'Olive

St. Louis

$30 $15

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Mediterranean and Californian flavors fuse into delicious suppers in the warm-yet-contemporary dining room

Half Off Local American Food at Water Street

Maplewood

$50 $25

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Local ingredients fill chicken pot pie and top flatbreads of the day; drinks poured in vintage barware

50% Off Breakfast and Lunch at The Barn

Crestwood

$10 $5

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Eggs with bacon or sausage, or hearty black bean burgers topped with melted cheddar cheese and crisp salads

Bevo Mill – 52% Off Sunday Brunch

Bevo

$24.99 $12

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Brunch includes belgian waffles, eggs strata, a rotating carving station, buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, and vegetarian pastas

50% Off Casual American Food at The Choice

Saint Louis

$30 $15

Comforting dishes such as blackened chicken fettuccine, stuffed burgers topped with shrimp-and-crab sauce, and stuffed potato skins

50% Off Modern French Dinner at Franco

Soulard

$40 $20

French cuisine crafted from local produce, cheese, and meat pairs with an extensive wine list

Half Off at Ernesto's Winebar

Benton Park

$30 $15

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Homage to Ernest Hemingway with subtly complex small plates, craft beers, and seafood sautéed in wine sauce

50% Off Frozen Yogurt, Hot Chocolate, & More at Tutti Frutti

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Nora's

Clayton-Tamm

$15 $7.75

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Eatery specializes in fresh salads, soups, and creative sandwiches with meats that are smoked in-house; gluten-free and vegetarian options

Zpizza – 50% Off

St. Louis

$20 $10

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Pizzas can be made with organic and vegan ingredients on gluten-free crusts

50% Off Thai and Japanese Food at Ocha

St. Louis

$30 $15

Menu features pad thai and teriyaki dishes, alongside succulent rolls and fresh selections of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail nigiri

Up to 51% Off Cuban Fusion Tapas at Boogaloo

Maplewood

$20 $10

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Cuban food with a creole and Caribbean twist, such as New Orleans–style barbecue shrimp, crab empanadas, and blackened grouper sandwiches

Up to 50% Off One-Man Comedy

The Pageant

$60 $30

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Half Off at Sawmill BBQ

East Saint Louis

$20 $10

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Tasty beef, pork, and turkey barbecue smoked each day and slathered in housemade sauce, served amid decor of rustic roadside chophouse

Up to 55% Off Mastermind Vodka-Distillery Tour

Granite City

$62.06 $28

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

50% Off Mediterranean Cuisine at Nico

University City, The Loop

$30 $15

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Spanish, French, Italian, and Moroccan flavors create an eclectic menu; dishes include crispy calamari and mushroom ravioli

Up to 45% Off at Manhattan Express

Clayton

$29 $16

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From artichokes to feta, up to 20 ingredients choices vie to top a 16-inch pizza made with a whole-wheat, thin, or New York–style crust

50% Off Fresh Cafe Food at Choice Saint Louis

Clayton

$16 $8

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Chefs whip up breakfast, a selection of sandwiches, fancy salads, soups, pastries, smoothies, and pizzas using fresh and organic ingredients

Up to 53% Off Italian Food at Pasta Plus

Clayton

$15 $7

Casual eatery serves up heaping portions of pasta, Italian subs, salads, and hand-tossed pizzas

50% Off at Fizzy's Soda Fountain & Grill

Webster Groves

$10 $5

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Classic Americana is showcased in the burgers and hot dogs, classic floats and shakes, and nostalgic deocr

Half Off Burgers and Fries at The Concord Grill

Concord

$22 $11

Half-pound burgers pair with heaping helpings of sizzling fries

Up to 50% Off Luncheon Cuisine at Sisters Tea House

Fenton

$20 $10

A historic building welcomes visitors to enjoy elegant sandwiches, desserts, and 20 varieties of tea from around the globe

at 026 Pub and Biergarten

Fenton

$20 $10

Irish, German, and American dishes fill the pub's menu, along with domestic and imported beers

50% Off Barbecue Take-Out at Richard's Ribs

Saint Louis

$10 $5

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Hickory-smoked barbecue takes the form of ribs, chicken, brisket, and pork loin; the smoky flavor is enhanced by homemade barbecue sauce

52% Off at Sushi Bistro

Sushi Bistro

$25 $12

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Sushi includes peanut avodaco roll and Mango Manica roll with spicy lump crab and mango, and entrees such as chicken teriyaki and pork katsu

50% Off at El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Woodson Terrace

$18 $9

Authentic Mexican dishes such as taquitos, carnitas, and tamales coupled with margaritas

50% Off Casual Italian Food at Jonny's Pizza and Pasta

Fairview Heights

$20 $10

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Pizzas slathered in sweet red, alfredo, or barbecue sauce join baked pasta, fresh salads & 12-inch subs

40% Off Hot Beverages

O Fallon

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Gourmet Popcorn at POPtions! Popcorn

Ladue

$30 $15

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Freshly popped corn kernels in a variety of gourmet flavors ranging from traditional to mojito lime; special lids for the upcoming holidays

Up to 51% Off at Pizzarelli's Pizza

Ellisville

$22 $11

Handmade pizza dough creates thin-crust, deep-dish, and New York–style pizzas with fresh sauces and toppings

50% Off at Jonny's Pizza & Pasta

Columbia

$20 $10

Eatery dishes out a variety of pizza and pasta, such as a buffalo chicken pizza and lasagna, as well as subs, salads, and apps like wings

Up to 50% Off Homestyle Food at Gallagher's Restaurant

Waterloo

$30.90 $16

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Fried-chicken dinners voted #1 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alongside burgers with candied bacon, smoke-cured pork chops, and seafood

50% Off Italian Food at Pirrone's Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Cooks craft each pizza to order, piling housemade italian sausage and custom toppings onto fresh dough

Up to 50% Off Casual American Pub Fare at Bemo's

Cottleville

$30 $15

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Wide selection of appetizers, burgers, pastas, classic comfort foods, and a global wine list

45% Off American Comfort Food at Cheeburger Cheeburger

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Amid 1950s decor, 100% all-natural Angus beef with choice of 30 toppings are paired with fries and 378,000 possible milkshake flavors

Half Off Dinner at John Mineo's Italian Restaurant

Saint Louis

$60 $30

Tuxedo-clad servers deliver housemade pastas, veal specialties, and fine wines inside a more than 40-year-old family-owned restaurant

DQ Grill & Chill – Frozen Treats or Three $10 Groupons

Lebanon

$20.90 $9

Blizzards with candy, smoothies with real fruit, Dilly Bars, ice-cream cakes, and more; burgers, fries, and cheese curds round out the menu

$8 for Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

O Fallon

$8 $4

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Frozen yogurt with fewer than 2 grams of fat in flavors such as raspberry, blueberry, and choco mint; fruit and candy toppings

50% Off Pizza Meal from Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza

Plevna

$20 $10

Fresh pizzas such as the Cowboy with red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms wait to be baked at home in customers’ ovens

Big A's on the Riverfront – Up to 50% Off Pub Food

Saint Charles

$24 $12

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Pub serves up award-winning wings, burgers, and certified Angus steaks in casual setting

50% Off Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

Half Off Bike Rental and Cafe Fare at Bike Stop Cafe

Bike Stop Cafe

$10 $5

Organic, vegetarian, and vegan fare with ingredients from patio vegetable garden or Jamis bike rental for nearby trail

Half Off Pizza and Beer at Misty Nights Bar & Grill

Saint Charles

$34 $17

Pizzas baked in a brick oven pair with domestic brews at a pub with free pool tables and karaoke Thursday–Saturday

Up to 58% Off Pizza Tasting at Edwardsville's Pizza Prowl

Woodland School

$40 $20

Friends and families sample cheesy slices from up to 10 different pizzeria's from around the neighborhood

55% Off at Boardwalk Pizza

Ballwin

$33.10 $15

Eatery offers pizza with hand-tossed dough and housemade sauce and cuisine such as wings, chicken fingers, and meatball subs

48% Off a Cookie Cake from Great American Cookies

Chesterfield Mall

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Up to 50% Off Thai Cuisine at Addie's Thai House

Chesterfield

$30 $15

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Award-winning restaurant serves red curry with duck breast and pineapple, vegetarian spicy eggplant, and french-ribbed basil lamb chops

Half Off Frozen Yogurt

Chesterfield

$10 $5

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Selection of more than 50 fro-yo flavors adorned with nearly 60 types of fruit, candy, and syrup toppings pairs with espresso drinks

Half Off Chinese at Mongolian BBQ Asian Buffet

Chesterfield

$20 $10

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Traditional Chinese fare in granite-topped buffet

Half Off at Cowboy Slim's Smokehouse & Saloon

Godfrey

$20 $10

Burgers and barbecue meals cooked in natural-wood smoker

50% Off Italian Food at Cafe Palermo

Pacific

$30 $15

Husband-and-wife team cook timeless Italian pasta dishes and bake creamy cheesecakes in cozy café

Half Off at J.P's Sports Bar & Grill

Eureka

$20 $10

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Grilled-chicken sandwiches, pork wings, and thin-crust pizza at a low-key sports bar with pool tables and dartboards

50% Off Winery Experience at Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

$120 $60

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Tour the winery, taste from the barrel, sip a reserve wine flight, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

Half Off at Redbirds Sports Cafe

Saint Charles

$30 $15

Double beef "Theowich" burgers and "The Larry Bird" chicken sandwiches served against backdrop of HDTVS, 4 pool tables, and arcade

50% Off American and Mediterranean Food at Adam's Café

St. Peters

$20 $10

Classic American breakfasts, such as egg-and-cheese croissants, served alongside Mediterranean lunches, such as gyros and chicken shawarma

Up to 50% Off at Dreamland Palace German Restaurant

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$30 $15

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A historic German eatery serves bavarian bratwurst, a variety of tender schnitzels, and classic potato pancakes

Up to 50% Off Food and Wine at Noboleis Vineyards

Saint Charles

$30 $15

Browse a selection of light edibles including pizza, salads, and soups or visit the wine store to purchase winery's vintages

48% Off Snow Cones at Wash Mo Snow Co

Washington

$25 $13

Snow-cone-ary dribbles tasty syrups to mountains of shave ice for frozen treat and offers soft pretzels made from scratch alongside cupcakes

50% Off at Saucy's Pizzeria

Krakow

$20 $10

Homemade sauce and hand-blended cheese top hand-tossed or thin crust pizzas capped with a range of toppings

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Oprah Winfrey. Frank Sinatra. Bill Clinton. Besides being household names, these American icons all have something else in common––they've all had the honor of dining on Chef Giovanni Gabriele's authentic, award-winning cuisine. While his passion for cooking was born in his native Sicily, it was Giovanni's other great love––his wife, Fina––that eventually led him to St. Louis, where he opened his restaurant in 1973. Just six years later, he found himself cooking for President Reagan at Reagan’s inaugural dinner, and the dish he made––a creamy bow-tie pasta topped with salmon and parmigiano––was renamed farfalline del Presidente Reagan in the commander in chief's honor. Today, it remains one of the most popular items on Giovanni's menu, alongside a host of other Italian pastas named for the celebrities who supped upon them.

But you don't have to be a celebrity or a politician to get the star treatment at Giovanni's. The restaurant has earned an AAA Four Diamond Award for 22 years running, in part due to the careful attention lavished upon each and every guest. Today, nearly 40 years after its inception, Giovanni's son Frank runs the kitchen, blending its iconic sauces and forming the housemade crepes, but Giovanni still commands the show, supervising in the kitchen, greeting patrons tableside, and mining the pepper and salt from nearby mountains himself.

5201 Shaw Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
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Onesto is Italian for "honest," so it's no surprise the owners of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria strive for transparency when it comes to their food. They proudly showcase the list of more than 10 local farms from which they gather their menu's organic and seasonal fruit and antibiotic- and hormone-free meat. They even reveal the secrets behind their wild-mushroom- and Gulf-shrimp-topped pizzas by letting diners watch as each pie is hand-tossed. Pasta, from the housemade fettuccine to the macaroni and cheese served with lobster in a cast-iron skillet, joins elaborate seasonal entrees such as pan-seared wild striped bass, accompanied by a pumpernickel-crusted saffron risotto cake and sautéed spinach and apples in a lemongrass-butter broth. In addition to sourcing its ingredients locally, Onesto strives to reduce its carbon footprint by recycling, serving to-go orders in compostable containers, and asking diners to take off their carbon shoes at the door so as not to leave a footprint.

The gourmet ingredients and eco-friendly attitude seem to overshadow the restaurant's decor, which the Riverfront Times describes as "unassuming … with no obvious flash or flair." But subdued is sometimes best, as the paper named Onesto's "simple" patio as Best Outdoor Dining of 2010, hailing it as "an escape from the hustle and bustle of other St. Louis restaurant patios."

5401 Finkman St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The modern flourishes on Copia's menu are grounded in the kind of American culinary tradition that chef Dave Rook knows best: raised in a family that ran a drive-in burgers-and-root-beer stand in Alton, Illinois, an appreciation for the comfortable side of dining runs in his blood. Globally inspired dashes of red chilies and champagne-goat-cheese cream take off from Midwestern classics, such as slow-roasted rotisserie chicken, house-smoked trout, and pork-rib chops.

Aided by a wine market whose bottles pour into the dining room at retail price, the downtown eatery aims to shuttle city dwellers directly into wine country with 18,000 square feet of exposed brick walls, wood-beam ceilings, and white tablecloths. Elsewhere within the rambling complex, natural light pours into an atrium garden, a glass waterfall neatly partitions off the bar to prevent diners from impulsively ordering every dish and drink they see, and stainless-steel vats age several of Copia's own wines. Much missed after a fire shuttered its initial incarnation, Copia was roundly welcomed back onto the St. Louis scene in 2010: among other praise, St. Louis Magazine called its calamari "as crispy-crunchy delectable as any seafood you’ll find in a New England clam shack" and its smoked ribs "the best upscale version of barbecue in the area."

1122 Washington Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The sausage recipe didn’t start with Helmut and Henry Wanninger, but they were the ones to bring it across the Atlantic in 1965. Sons of a sausage meister, Helmut and Henry left their home in Bavaria and set up shop in St. Louis, where they began spicing, grinding, and casing sausages to the delight of the city’s southern neighborhoods, home to many German immigrants. The popularity of their encased meats continues today, though cousins Bob and Gerhard are now the master meatsmiths. These Wanninger descendants prepare more than 30 different Bavarian-style sausages, including multiple types of bratwurst, specialty sausages such as bockwurst and smoked liverwurst, and Landjager beef sticks. These specialties grace venues all over St. Louis, from Grant’s Farm to Gus’ Pretzels to the Egypt-themed alternate reality that exists on the other side of the Arch.

Bob and Gerhard also apply their expertise to other styles of encased meats, such as andouille and chorizo, and they happily process deer for hunters. In addition to manning the meat counter, the duo stocks the shelves with German goods such as Lowensenf mustards and breads from local bakeries.

4828 Parker Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

According to many members of the close-knit Italian community on The Hill, it was at a restaurant called Oldani's in the early 1940s that a clumsy chef dropped a piece of pasta in frying oil and created the first toasted ravioli. That dish went on to become a Saint Louis specialty, and Oldani's went on to become Mama's On The Hill, rechristened by matron Mama Campisi, who took it over in 1982. When Mama's sons, John and Frank, had to give up the restaurant in 2005, Lance and Andrea Ervin jumped at the chance to take over the culinary landmark. They reopened it in 2006, retaining many of Mama's original recipes as well as the crisp signature pasta.

Ivory and black stripes upholster padded chairs in the understated dining room, where a set of glowing candles are ensconced in a stone fireplace. Here, Mama's special recipes still serve as blueprints for many of the house sauces, including the marinara and parmesan cream. Salmon entrees are drizzled with her chianti-balsamic glaze, and deep-fried shrimp do cannonballs into her cocktail sauce.

Mama's famous fare also lures avid diners to enroll in culinary classes taught by kitchen staff. In the currently running sauces class, up to 20 students set pots a-simmer in groups of five, fueled by appetizers, snacks, and pep talks given by freshly cracked bottles of wine.

2132 Edwards St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Gazing at the Tuscan-inspired murals in La Gra Italian Tapas & Wine Bar's dining room as the aroma of Italian tapas wafts through the air, guests might think they've been transported to the old country. However, while guests haven’t been secretly teleported to a Florentine trattoria, you can hardly blame them for making the mistake. Small plates of tomato-, caper-, and garlic-topped bruschetta or flash-fried Sicilian olives stuffed with gorgonzola cheese map out bite-sized guides to Italy’s native tastes. Fresh Mediterranean-inspired ingredients also populate larger entrees such as four-cheese veal parmesan and pizzas topped with provel cheese, yellow squash, and spicy garlic cream sauce.

Pours of domestic or imported red and white wine add Euro-style complements to meals occasionally accompanied by the strains of live music. More than 20 martinis also showcase the resident mixologists’ creativity, with the Cosmic Sorbet boasting citrus vodka and cranberry juice supplied by the astronauts who lead each year’s fruit harvest on Venus. While dinner is served and drinks flow seven nights a week, guests can also rent the dining room, bar, café, or entire restaurant for private parties that accommodate up to 100 attendees.

1227 Tamm Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US