Mama's On The Hill

The Hill

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Family-recipe sauces slather pastas & entrees at the rumored birthplace of toasted ravioli.

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Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid toward kids' menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.

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  • $25 for an Italian meal for two (up to a $55.90 value)
  • $45 for an Italian meal for four (up to a $111.80 value)

The meal includes an entree from the dinner or lunch menu (up to an $18.45 value) and a glass of wine (up to a $9.50 value) for each guest.

Mama's On The Hill

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.

Customer Reviews

Great Food...we will be back!!
Sharlee T. · January 9, 2013
Thank you.
Michelle N. · December 20, 2012
I had a great night. Just my son and I. Something different.
Caroline W. · December 16, 2012
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    The Hill

    2132 Edwards St.

    St. Louis, Missouri 63110

    314-776-3100

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