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“Great Authentic Food”

Amighetti's Cafe and Bakery
Ranked #234 of 2,957 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: The Hill
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, and we were not disappointed. The marinara sauce tasted homemade in the best way possible. If you're not a fan of American cheese, I would advise against a cheese sandwich, but the pasta was to die for. Looking for dessert? Head right next door to the Amighetti's bakery for a cannoli or some gelato.

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Thank TheBigMuffin
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Amighetti's is a bakery that became a restaurant. Where you once stood in line at the bakery entrance on Wilson ave at lunchtime for a sandwich, the business has expanded around the corner and more. This is the home of the "Special" - a large sandwich full of fresh meats, cheeses and veggies in a fresh italian roll. If you're visiting for the first time, try the Special and then branch out into the other great food served there. Note the distinctive colors of the fire plugs in the "Hill" neighborhood - it's a little bit of Italy in St Louis. The food is always good and always fresh and highly recommended!

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1  Thank TravelGuySTL
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Order at the counter, then take a seat and they will bring your food out. The bread is freshly baked and the meats and cheeses were excellent. Chips or other sides are extra. The service is fast. Not fancy, but quick and inexpensive.

Take time to look at the Italian groceries, bakeries, and other shops in the neighborhood, as well as the soaps made at Herbaria.

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Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Whenever I visit St. Louis I eat at Amighetti's at least once. I've been eating here for almost 40 years. When I moved to St. Louis for school it was one of the first places people told me to go, and I was told to get the Amighetti Special. It was great then, and still is. The Special is a baguette with a thin layer of mayo and then filled to the brim with high quality Italian meats and cheeses with onions, tomatoes, and peperoncini, A real delight. The baguette comes from their bakery in the back of the Wilson St. location, and it is a perfect vehicle for this or any sandwich. Crusty outside but soft inside, and bargain priced. We always pick up a few baguettes to go. The meats are Volpi meats and come from one of the first Italian meat producers in the city that happens to be just down the street. The veggies are always top quality, but I can't tell you where they come from. (I'm guessing the Soulard Market, but I don't know that for certain. Even in winter the tomatoes are juicy and tasty, wherever they come from.)

Over the last few years we've eaten at all the Amighetti locations. The food is consistent, but the others are basically fast food shops that happen to serve great sandwiches. The Hill location is an institution. An old brick building that has been enlarged at least twice that I know of, it has an old world charm. It is busy. You order at a window and pick up your food. Sit where you want-- it is a bakery that serves great food, not a fine dining restaurant. So what if you pick up your food or your drink comes in a paper cup.

We've had other items at Amighettis, and all are good. My vegetarian daughter loves the veggie sandwich. It has plentiful cheese and vegetables. And the Little Bit of Italy is also a warm change from the Special, but I always go back to the Special.

If you are going to St. Louis you really should go to the location on the HIll. The Hill is the Italian neighborhood and you have "The Hill" ambiance inside and out. Take a walk around the area to work off the many calories you've just consumed. There are a ton of little Italian shops to be discovered-- groceries, coffee, "trinkets" found nowhere else in town. Across the street from Amighetti's is St Ambrose Catholic Church with a sculpture of the Italian Immigrants outside. This church has been serving the area forever. It is worth a look, but just being able to see it while sitting inside the cafe section of Amighetti's is nice. This location also has a patio that is a pleasure on a nice day. Surrounded by brick walls on all sides, it can be nice on the patio until it gets pretty cold. And, failing that, they have unexceptional seating in the back-- lots of wood and it is nice enough, kind of pub like, but somehow lacks the old world charm of the diner at the Wilson St entrance.

Oh yes, fine gelato as well. If you have room for it, And beer is available too, but only at this location. I would use the other locations only for "take out." The original location is the best even though the food is the same at all of them.

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2  Thank UrbanaProf
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Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

For a well-established sandwich shop, the food could have been a lot better. Shop either is not air conditioned or air conditioning was broken. Visited in late July and group was very uncomfortable. We mistakenly ordered in the bakery (around the corner from the sandwich shop), but the woman who took our order cheerfully sent it to the sandwich side and we got it there. Atmosphere was very tired and dirty bathrooms were in the scary basement. Ate at another sandwich shop on The Hill the day before, and it was MUCH better.

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Thank Karin W
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