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“1 st Time Will be Back”

Farotto's Italian Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbia,IL
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636 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“1 st Time Will be Back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Farotto's on Manchester is a great place for a Friday night get together. A friend all the way from Texas recommended the pizza. We stopped in with a group of six around 6:30 PM and the place was jumping at the bar and the tables full. The bartender was friendly and in no time we had frosted beer glasses and delicious mixed drinks. Our waitress, Mary was a pro for she made recommendations and was quick to tell us about delays that may occur if we waited. Toasted ravioli was smaller than usual but it was packed with meat and the flavor the best they proved a good size portion --- I think it is the best we have had is St. Louis. The pistachio salmon was very good and the cannelloni as good as on the Hill. Our friends had pizza and it was hard to get a piece from them---so good they only shared one little piece :(.

  • Visited August 2013
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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Three of us went there for lunch...our lunches tend to 'stretch out' because we don't see each other that often and 'visiting' is a part of it. At no time did we feel like we were being 'rushed' like happens some places that are after 'turnover'. (If a place is full with people waiting, we cut our visiting short, but they weren't full that day). The Friday special was fish and chips, and the cod was battered and cooked perfectly...and the portion was quite generous. One person ordered the toasted ravioli appetizer as an entree. When she tried it, she mentioned that it was not hot, and asked the server if they could take it back and heat it a bit. Instead, they prepared another order, which was hot when it arrived. All of the employees we encountered were quite pleasant and cheerful. It was a blustery, cold day and the rooms would have benefited from a couple more degrees of heat. To sum it up...excellent food and service! We'd recommend it to anyone looking for a pleasant, tasty lunch. They do have a bar area, too.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank unpaidbill
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great family restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

We went to this restaurant for my girlfriends birthday party. We had a group of eleven with reservations at 7:30. The place was crowded, but the staff made every effort to make sure we were seated at that time. The food, drinks, and staff were absolutely amazing and made the dinner an absolute pleasure. When the check arrived the waitress split everyone's bill to what they ordered. That was nice because most restaurants won't do that with a party over eight. The experience we had at this restaurant was a pleasure and we will be going back, along with recommending here to everyone we know.

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A must......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

My son just moved to the area and we stopped at Farotto's on Friday night because of the crowded parking lot!!! We are so glad that we did. While waiting for a table we were lucky enough to get seats at the bar where we ordered drinks a
toasted ravioli. The ravioli was the best I've ever had. I would return just based on that. My son had a thin crust pizza and I had the manicotti. Both entrees were " order them on another visit " good. ENJOY!!!

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Thank mdavp
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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“Comfortable, friendly, delicious.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

A busy Saturday night, but only a 20 minute wait for a table. Great service - her name is Bridgett - and the pizza and salads were great, as well as the cannelloni and shrimp diablo the other couple had. Farotto's is that special kind of restaurant - family owned, not a chain, down home comfortable, familiar faces, good beer selection, and excellent food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Easyg1
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