The secret to living a fulfillful life is not the amount of money you have, but the amount of pizza toppings you can fit in your pocket. Stock up on sausages and pepperoni with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Italian fare at Rich & Charlie’s, in Crestwood or Eureka.
For more than 40 years, Rich & Charlie’s menu of sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and classic Italian pasta, seafood, and chicken has fostered higher states of romantic consciousness and the ability to communicate with meatballs. Bid hunger adieu with a baker’s dozen of toasted ravioli pieces ($9.99) or cheese garlic bread ($4.29), then scarf a serving of Rich & Charlie’s famous salad with pimentos, red onions, artichoke hearts, and a generous dose of secret salad dressing ($4.39). Lunch specials include eggplant parmigiano drenched with meat sauce and molten Italian cheese ($7.99). During dinner, weigh the spheres on a classic Italian meatball sandwich ($7.59), or calculate the exact circumference of a deluxe pizza topped with sausage, pepperoni, and a slew of health-restoring vegetables ($13.49/small, $15.69/large). After rescuing a plate of fettuccine alfredo ($10.99) from a cheesy mortality, sample the rich ice-creaminess of peanut-butter friazo ($4.49), topped with chocolate sauce, peanut mousse, Reese’s peanut-butter cups, and a signed page from George Washington Carver’s recipe book.
This deal is not valid on holidays.
Rich & Charlie's was featured in Newsmagazine Network's Restaurant Spotlight. Three Insider Pagers give it five stars. Yahoo! Locals give Rich & Charlie's 4.5 stars, and 85% of nearly 70 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- It is said imitation is the ultimate compliment, yet when it comes to food, nothing beats the original. Such is the case with Rich & Charlie’s, the original St. Louis pasta restaurant. – Suzanne Corbett, Newsmagazine Network
- After going to local italian [sic] restaurants, I sort of lost hope in find excellent pasta for a decent price. But then I discovered Rich and Charlies [sic] on Watson Rd. It is the best pasta that I've ever had. – A Yahoo! Local user
- I live in Springfield, IL, and I will drive to St. Louis just to eat at Rich & Charlies. Everything I have tried is GREAT! Even the bread is delicious. – Rebecca M., Insider Pages