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“Fun experience!”

Joe Boccardi's Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Eureka
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: With incredible pizza, pastas, and other authentic Italian cuisine, Joe Boccardi's has been a St. Louis favorite since 1971. Enjoy the casual and family-friendly atmosphere of Joe Boccardi's Ristorante at any of our four locations.
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had a really nice time with friends at this restaurant. It was pretty crowded, it was a Saturday night, but the staff got us our food quickly, were very attentive and my chicken with artichokes was absolutely fantastic as well as my friends steak.

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Thank Rhonda L
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

There's nothing wrong with Joe Boccardi's that a week with Gordon Ramsay wouldn't fix - that is to say, everything is currently wrong with the place.

The service is subpar. Waitstaff stood around gossiping with each other while cleaning silverware and arguing about who was covering which table. Our group was told that one gal would be with us; suddenly, another gal hopped in and took our drinks instead (which they proceeded to bicker about right in front of us). Having the checkout in the middle of the diners is also a thumbs down. Added to the lack of privacy and immersion was the fact that everyone from the back of the house stuck their heads out to peer at the diners. It was very unnerving.

And the food ... the food! The pizza was okay, but the bread they served for starters tasted bland and store-bought. Salads were so-so; and anyone could make better pasta dishes at home. But the real kicker is the Roast Beef with Provel that was plated. Astonishingly bad. The bread was soggy and mushed on the plate. The roast beef was covered with what tasted like mushroom gravy (hence the state of the bread). This in an Italian restaurant, and for the prices they charge!

To cork it, the waitress never even commented on my mostly untouched sandwich. She just mutely dumped unasked-for takeout boxes in front of my husband. Absolute waste of a meal.

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4  Thank beachykeen17
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Food was mostly frozen, fried, and un-fresh. Pizza tasted like a frozen pizza from the grocery store. Chicken Mario was breaded and deep fried frozen chicken. Yuk. Beer selection is very limited. St. Louis is known for good Italian food. Apparently that hasn't rubbed off on Eureka yet.

4  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

mediocre food - overcooked pasta and tasteless sauce. tortellini came out in a big lump on the plate. yet this place is always crowded. shows you folks in eureka don't venture out very far for italian food..

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1  Thank DENNIS A
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed the food at Joe Boccardi's in Eureka since he opened the doors over 40 years ago. From the first pizza out of the postage stamp sized carry-out space till today with the expanded dining space and extensive menu! Joe's pizza remains the authentic St. Louis style made popular by the many Italian immigrant restaurant owners on The Hill, and you can get wonderful pasta dishes that include new items as well as his signature dishes! And more often than not, Joe and Margaret will come out from the kitchen to greet guests at their tables.

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Thank Howard H
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