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Old 03-02-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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I'm planning to check out The Hill for the first time, looking for a good place for lunch. Would like something on the nicer side that has somewhat contemporary Italian cuisine. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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There are some great places to eat on the hill--none of them really strike me as contemporary Italian though, at least that I can think of. This area is much more old-school Italian. Charlie Gitto's is probably the most upscale.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Try Lorenzo's Trattoria -- 1933 Edwards -- I think it is exactly what you are looking for. They are open Tuesday - Friday for lunch Lorenzo's Trattoria
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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And for others reading this post wanting something more casual for a quick lunch break, I love Gioia's and Adriana's for sandwiches. Guido's and Anthonino's Taverna have good pizza. I'm smiling just thinking about all of this!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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There's an Italian place called Guido's! lol
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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^You nailed it. If I'm eating lunch on the hill (which is often) I gotta hit up one of the small delis. Although not really Italian, I think Five Bistro is definitely worth a stop:

FIVE restaurant, a new american bistro on The Hill. 5100 Daggett Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63103. Contact 314.773.5553
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I'll second the suggestion for Lorenzo's Trattoria. We eat there about once a month. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Their house salad is wonderful with the pistachios, and I usually order the Tortellini.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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Five and FarmHaus just won some epicurean award. I recommend both places.

Gioia's is fantastic. Not exactly healthy eating though.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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For a good quick deli sandwich, try Southwest Market, located at Brannon and Southwest.
Lou Coccardi's is authentic Italian, and really tasty. And they have lunch specials. They're located at Magnolia and Southwest.
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