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“Great pasta and atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pastaria

Pastaria
Ranked #3 of 68 Restaurants in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great pasta and atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Be prepared to wait a long time as they do not accept reservations. You can however, download the "No Wait" app and check in early to lessen the wait time. All of the pastas and pizzas are made from scratch and are very good. I tried the pizza the other night and it is very authentic pizza you might find in Italy. The kale caesar is a very good salad if you like the bitterness of kale. In terms of pastas, I recommend the pistachio ravioli (although expensive for the portion), the pappardelle, or the cacio de pepe. Also worthy of trying are the risotto balls. They are delicious and very rich!

Overall, the atmosphere has a New York feel to it and is very lively and fun. I will be back to try the different style pastas for sure!

  • Visited May 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great pasta, one of the best pizza's in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I never rave about a place's pasta, mostly because there are few places that actually make it fresh. Pastaria does make it fresh, and you can taste it. Amazing!! You can buy it and cook it at home too (recommended). They have good salads and vegetables (hard to find in St Louis) and the pizza's are great too, so it's a tough choice. The best thing about this place is that it's consistent, which seems to be a problem at restaurants in St Louis. Consistently good, pretty good service, and a fun place to eat. My only issue with the place is that the owners left the City of St Louis and built this in Clayton, so the location and ambiance isn't anything special.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ajia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

OK, Friday night = long wait. I got that.
But, they took care of the 7 of us while we waited.
Staff was very considerate and the food was yummy.
They make their own pasta there (but you already knew that, I hope)
Fun and energetic place.
Only snafu was the waiter took 3 tries to get one of the bottles of wine we ordered correct.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Richard D
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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79 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The Italian restaurant one wants to have around the corner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is the Italian style restaurant that I wish I had nearby. Fairly unpretentious, freshly prepared food in a friendly atmosphere. Try the house made pasta dishes. Make sure to leave room for their ice cream.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank LAkasten
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a fun restaurant with delicious food. We really enjoyed our experience, it was clearly a popular restaurant and I could see why. The service was very good, the bread was excellent, and we really enjoyed our meal. Generally I'm not a huge fan of gelato, but the gelato at Pastaria was amazing. The atmosphere is very lively, and tables are somewhat close together, so a good spot for a family or group of friends, not necessarily a spot for a cozy, romantic dinner.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Michele L
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