Rigazzi's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 4945 Daggett Ave

    St Louis, MO 63110

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  • 314-772-4900

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Great Fishbowls and the amount of food you get for the price is how it should be. Keep it up.

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Great Fishbowls and the amount of food you get for the price is how it should be. Keep it up.

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Excellent service! Fantastic Bartending Pizza was Delicious. Pasta; devine! will come again

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Excellent service! Fantastic Bartending Pizza was Delicious. Pasta; devine! will come again

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Great Service Angelina

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Great Service Angelina

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Love your food. We are from IL. but we try to come as often as we can. Very friendly staff.

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Love your food. We are from IL. but we try to come as often as we can. Very friendly staff.

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Always Great! Staff is Awesome!

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Always Great! Staff is Awesome!

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Long time customer, over 30 years food always good, seems to be improving great fried chicken! Always great service from Paul. An enjoyable evening!

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Long time customer, over 30 years food always good, seems to be improving great fried chicken! Always great service from Paul. An enjoyable evening!

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Rigazzi's delivers comfortable Italian food in a casual setting.

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Rigazzi's delivers comfortable Italian food in a casual setting.

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Rigazzi's is a St. Louis tradition for Fishbowls. Appetizer's, Salads, Sandwiches, & Pizza are all great sides to a FISHBOWL of beer. This is a place to go before or after a game. CASUAL Italian fun. If you want to hear wait staff speaking

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Rigazzi's is a St. Louis tradition for Fishbowls. Appetizer's, Salads, Sandwiches, & Pizza are all great sides to a FISHBOWL of beer. This is a place to go before or after a game. CASUAL Italian fun. If you want to hear wait staff speaking

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I have been going to this place for 40 years. When I drank I drank fishbowls of beer. I swear there must have been millions of gallons of beer has flowed into each fishbowl. They just made the beer taste fantastic. When I first went there

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I have been going to this place for 40 years. When I drank I drank fishbowls of beer. I swear there must have been millions of gallons of beer has flowed into each fishbowl. They just made the beer taste fantastic. When I first went there

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We drove from Oklahoma city just to eat at Rigazzi's. It was just as good as the last time we were here 5 years ago. Well Done!!

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★★★★★

We drove from Oklahoma city just to eat at Rigazzi's. It was just as good as the last time we were here 5 years ago. Well Done!!

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I've been coming here since the 70's. Moved away & since we were home visiting I brought the kids to share in the tradition.

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I've been coming here since the 70's. Moved away & since we were home visiting I brought the kids to share in the tradition.

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The food was Excellent! Our Waitress & porter were awesome! Thanks for a great dining experience

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The food was Excellent! Our Waitress & porter were awesome! Thanks for a great dining experience

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We drove from Oklahoma city just to eat at Rigazzi's. It was just as good as the last time we were here 5 years ago. Well Done!!

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We drove from Oklahoma city just to eat at Rigazzi's. It was just as good as the last time we were here 5 years ago. Well Done!!

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Ate here with wife and two kids(2 and 4). Atmosphere was nice and staff friendly. I ordered a stl special. It was ok not quite what I was expecting but was good. Wife ordered ziti pasta pomidoro and loved it. Kids loved their grilled

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Ate here with wife and two kids(2 and 4). Atmosphere was nice and staff friendly. I ordered a stl special. It was ok not quite what I was expecting but was good. Wife ordered ziti pasta pomidoro and loved it. Kids loved their grilled

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I brought my wife there for an anniversary. This place is nothing special. The atmosphere is not great. Our pasta was AMAZING though. We still say it is the best pasta we have gotten in STL.

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I brought my wife there for an anniversary. This place is nothing special. The atmosphere is not great. Our pasta was AMAZING though. We still say it is the best pasta we have gotten in STL.

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We were visiting the Botanical Gardens and were looking for a quick lunch close by. We went to Rigazzis and had a great lunch at a reasonable price. We started with the toasted ravioli and it came quickly and was excellent. We both had

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We were visiting the Botanical Gardens and were looking for a quick lunch close by. We went to Rigazzis and had a great lunch at a reasonable price. We started with the toasted ravioli and it came quickly and was excellent. We both had

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A STL tradition. Good family-style Italian in a unique, blue-collar setting. Great sugo, bread & pasta. A home run for lunch or casual dinner.

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A STL tradition. Good family-style Italian in a unique, blue-collar setting. Great sugo, bread & pasta. A home run for lunch or casual dinner.

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Venerable Italian joint on the Hill. I've been eating there since 1972. Noisy, friendly, not pricey, and good. Get a flavor of vintage St. Louis here!

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Venerable Italian joint on the Hill. I've been eating there since 1972. Noisy, friendly, not pricey, and good. Get a flavor of vintage St. Louis here!

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If you don't want to read all of this, let's just get to it. You would be better off buying a jar of Ragu and a box of Mostaccioli and you would have a better meal and save a ton of money. I brought my 2 out of town brothers to Rigazzi's for what we thought would be a great ""on the hill"" meal. All three of us were disappointed with the meal and could not finish them. We are all big eaters and never have a problem getting it all down but this crap I wouldn't bring home to the dog. I wouldn't even feed this to my x wife. We brought this to the attention of our waiter and all he could say was the cook has been there for 35 years, he needs to reread his cook book. The waiter said he was sorry and hoped that this experiance would not stop us from coming again, it will.
I would not return there even if the price was cut in half. Service was Ok, Price was way out of line and the food just plain terrible. I had a Cheeseburger with bacon and the only thing that had flavor was the bacon. My brother had Veal and the breading tasted like wet cardboard. The sauce tasted flat. I want everyone to know that I have been going to this place for 20 years and everytime I go it just seems to get worst but my last visit was truely my last. We paid every penny of our bill and left the waiter the proper tip for what our bill was but it won't happen again. Our visit was on 5-1-12

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If you don't want to read all of this, let's just get to it. You would be better off buying a jar of Ragu and a box of Mostaccioli and you would have a better meal and save a ton of money. I brought my 2 out of town brothers to Rigazzi's for what we thought would be a great ""on the hill"" meal. All three of us were disappointed with the meal and could not finish them. We are all big eaters and never have a problem getting it all down but this crap I wouldn't bring home to the dog. I wouldn't even feed this to my x wife. We brought this to the attention of our waiter and all he could say was the cook has been there for 35 years, he needs to reread his cook book. The waiter said he was sorry and hoped that this experiance would not stop us from coming again, it will.
I would not return there even if the price was cut in half. Service was Ok, Price was way out of line and the food just plain terrible. I had a Cheeseburger with bacon and the only thing that had flavor was the bacon. My brother had Veal and the breading tasted like wet cardboard. The sauce tasted flat. I want everyone to know that I have been going to this place for 20 years and everytime I go it just seems to get worst but my last visit was truely my last. We paid every penny of our bill and left the waiter the proper tip for what our bill was but it won't happen again. Our visit was on 5-1-12

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If I could give 0 stars, I would. I don't expect much in terms of a service when I go to ""authentic, neighborhood, family place"", I am looking for great food. However, one thing that was OK is service, food was terrible.
My friend ordered Sea Food pasta. The only real seafood on her dish was shrimp, and that was over cooked to the point to where she could not even chew it. The other ""seafood"" on her pasta was imitation crab sticks. How they can get away with calling this food is beyond me. Her plate was drowned in white sauce that tasted like it came from the can. She paid $14.95 for that.
My dish had a bit more flavor in it, it was something in garlic butter sauce, but by the time I got to it, butter separated how it would when it was re-heated in the microwave. On the bottom of my plate I had a pool of butter. That also was $14.95.
Our kids had small cheese pizza. How bad can you mess that up? Well, they didn't eat it. That was $13.95.
This lunch costs us over $50 (tax and tip).

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If I could give 0 stars, I would. I don't expect much in terms of a service when I go to ""authentic, neighborhood, family place"", I am looking for great food. However, one thing that was OK is service, food was terrible.
My friend ordered Sea Food pasta. The only real seafood on her dish was shrimp, and that was over cooked to the point to where she could not even chew it. The other ""seafood"" on her pasta was imitation crab sticks. How they can get away with calling this food is beyond me. Her plate was drowned in white sauce that tasted like it came from the can. She paid $14.95 for that.
My dish had a bit more flavor in it, it was something in garlic butter sauce, but by the time I got to it, butter separated how it would when it was re-heated in the microwave. On the bottom of my plate I had a pool of butter. That also was $14.95.
Our kids had small cheese pizza. How bad can you mess that up? Well, they didn't eat it. That was $13.95.
This lunch costs us over $50 (tax and tip).

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Prices seem slightly high but not beyond reach and they never put out coupons, but I find that to be the only downside. Always the same staff and they remember you everytime, it's great. The white sauce is cheesy and awesome! Try the potato skins..nice touch with the white cheese sauce and pepperoni, they are great and not your typical plain potato skin you can get anywhere. Love the pizza also the personal size is enough for me to even be able and bring some home. If you want a big menu with lots of great items, classic and unique, to choose from, you should try Rigazzis!

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Prices seem slightly high but not beyond reach and they never put out coupons, but I find that to be the only downside. Always the same staff and they remember you everytime, it's great. The white sauce is cheesy and awesome! Try the potato skins..nice touch with the white cheese sauce and pepperoni, they are great and not your typical plain potato skin you can get anywhere. Love the pizza also the personal size is enough for me to even be able and bring some home. If you want a big menu with lots of great items, classic and unique, to choose from, you should try Rigazzis!

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I've lived in St. louis my whole life, after I went to Rigazzi's I thought about moving. The food is horrible, everything is either overcooked or drenched in oil to cover up for the lack of taste. The service is always bad, every time i've been there we wait half an hour to see our waiter and than we don't see him again until he brings the check. The busser's do more work than the waiters as far as I can see and everyone i've talked to about it in my office agrees. The only time I was even satisfied with the experience was because of a young waiter I had named alan, he took great care of us so if you do go into that hellhole ask for him. Save your time and money though, just buy some chef boyardee and a beer and you have rigazzi's, and edible food.

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I've lived in St. louis my whole life, after I went to Rigazzi's I thought about moving. The food is horrible, everything is either overcooked or drenched in oil to cover up for the lack of taste. The service is always bad, every time i've been there we wait half an hour to see our waiter and than we don't see him again until he brings the check. The busser's do more work than the waiters as far as I can see and everyone i've talked to about it in my office agrees. The only time I was even satisfied with the experience was because of a young waiter I had named alan, he took great care of us so if you do go into that hellhole ask for him. Save your time and money though, just buy some chef boyardee and a beer and you have rigazzi's, and edible food.

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Rigazzi's isnt like most of the restaurants on the hill. Here you wont find the stuffy atmosphere and high prices but instead a fun filled evening with a light atmosphere.

The food at Rigazzi's is simply excellent (I recommend the Bakes Pasta Pepperonata or the Chicken Mary) Food always tastes wonderful even more than what i was expecting. The pasta dinners come with salads and under 20 bucks even with a drink (try that at giovanni's) lol

My uncle has been going to Rigazzi's since the 70's and eating the fried chicken... I have personally never tried it but he swears to it. Good service food and prices....5 Stars!

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Rigazzi's isnt like most of the restaurants on the hill. Here you wont find the stuffy atmosphere and high prices but instead a fun filled evening with a light atmosphere.

The food at Rigazzi's is simply excellent (I recommend the Bakes Pasta Pepperonata or the Chicken Mary) Food always tastes wonderful even more than what i was expecting. The pasta dinners come with salads and under 20 bucks even with a drink (try that at giovanni's) lol

My uncle has been going to Rigazzi's since the 70's and eating the fried chicken... I have personally never tried it but he swears to it. Good service food and prices....5 Stars!

Pros: Good Italian

Cons: can get crowded on saturday w/o a reservation

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Rigazzi's isnt like most of the restaurants on the hill. Here you wont find the stuffy atmosphere and high prices but instead a fun filled evening with a light atmosphere.

The food at Rigazzi's is simply excellent (I recommend the Bakes Pasta Pepperonata or the Chicken Mary) Food always tastes wonderful even more than what i was expecting. The pasta dinners come with salads and under 20 bucks even with a drink (try that at giovanni's) lol

My uncle has been going to Rigazzi's since the 70's and eating the fried chicken... I have personally never tried it but he swears to it. Good service food and prices....5 Stars!

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Rigazzi's isnt like most of the restaurants on the hill. Here you wont find the stuffy atmosphere and high prices but instead a fun filled evening with a light atmosphere.

The food at Rigazzi's is simply excellent (I recommend the Bakes Pasta Pepperonata or the Chicken Mary) Food always tastes wonderful even more than what i was expecting. The pasta dinners come with salads and under 20 bucks even with a drink (try that at giovanni's) lol

My uncle has been going to Rigazzi's since the 70's and eating the fried chicken... I have personally never tried it but he swears to it. Good service food and prices....5 Stars!

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I love this place they have alot of food the peperonata pasta pisella , sicilliano are all very tasty they even have some of the best fried chicken in town.\r
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We had a big group we sat in the very back room which they didnt have before, service was fast friendly and funny\r
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Not a real high class place but we had such a good time and they made us feel right at home

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I love this place they have alot of food the peperonata pasta pisella , sicilliano are all very tasty they even have some of the best fried chicken in town.\r
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We had a big group we sat in the very back room which they didnt have before, service was fast friendly and funny\r
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Not a real high class place but we had such a good time and they made us feel right at home

Pros: Strong Drinks

Cons: Bow Ties blue shirts look silly

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Beer was cold apps were great friendly service and dinners were very good size!

We will be coming back thanks!

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Beer was cold apps were great friendly service and dinners were very good size!

We will be coming back thanks!

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I enjoy going there! It's not one of those places where they try to make a silk purse out of sows ear. We go there before games.. the beer is cheaper & colder than the stadium in those big fishbowls.\r
They can get busy on weekends but it's the experience of beeing part of it all i love.\r
The hill pizza is my fav. they have a crispy crust that's different from all the others. My wife likes the chicken parmesan.

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I enjoy going there! It's not one of those places where they try to make a silk purse out of sows ear. We go there before games.. the beer is cheaper & colder than the stadium in those big fishbowls.\r
They can get busy on weekends but it's the experience of beeing part of it all i love.\r
The hill pizza is my fav. they have a crispy crust that's different from all the others. My wife likes the chicken parmesan.

Pros: It's the real thing, not a franchise

Cons: There isn't one in Fenton

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Some people go for the fish bowl beers. We go for the pizzas! Best pizza this side of Naples, Italy! Believe me as I have tasted both! One of our favorite memories is going there for dates with my boyfriend who is now my husband of 33 yrs.

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Some people go for the fish bowl beers. We go for the pizzas! Best pizza this side of Naples, Italy! Believe me as I have tasted both! One of our favorite memories is going there for dates with my boyfriend who is now my husband of 33 yrs.

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My family and I decided to eat there today since we were on the Hill shopping. We entered and were never greeted by anyone, then the bartender noded at us to take a seat. After sitting down we were approached by a server, took drink order and brought them. We all decided to eat there lunch ""special"", that they advertise on their website, 12 different selections for 7.99. After we ordered my dad saw the man behind the serving line eating some food out of the steam table pan.Then the man disapeared for like 15 mins or so, then we saw the same man sitting down at a table talking to some people and touching his hair and head, he then got up went back to the serving line,never washed his hands, and proceded to eat some more food with his bare hands. Then my father saw him cut up some meat, throw some back in the steam table with his bare hands, and then take some for himself, dip it in the au jou sauce and eat it, and then continue to serve food. This was the end for us, we stopped a server and told her about it, she watched him do it too and then she said how gross it was and that she only had 2 more months to work there. She then approaced the man and told him we had been watching him eat out of the pans. Our server came back over and we told him we were leaving and he didnt even say he was sorry. I think he took the man in the kitchen to talk to him but it didnt seem he was too surprised at what we had told him. We then asked to speak to the manager, and our server informed us he was the manager. This is the worst experice I have ever had! I am myself a waitress and I would never dare to the things they did there! Pass them up and go somewhere else, unless you want to get sick the next time you eat out!

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★☆☆☆☆

My family and I decided to eat there today since we were on the Hill shopping. We entered and were never greeted by anyone, then the bartender noded at us to take a seat. After sitting down we were approached by a server, took drink order and brought them. We all decided to eat there lunch ""special"", that they advertise on their website, 12 different selections for 7.99. After we ordered my dad saw the man behind the serving line eating some food out of the steam table pan.Then the man disapeared for like 15 mins or so, then we saw the same man sitting down at a table talking to some people and touching his hair and head, he then got up went back to the serving line,never washed his hands, and proceded to eat some more food with his bare hands. Then my father saw him cut up some meat, throw some back in the steam table with his bare hands, and then take some for himself, dip it in the au jou sauce and eat it, and then continue to serve food. This was the end for us, we stopped a server and told her about it, she watched him do it too and then she said how gross it was and that she only had 2 more months to work there. She then approaced the man and told him we had been watching him eat out of the pans. Our server came back over and we told him we were leaving and he didnt even say he was sorry. I think he took the man in the kitchen to talk to him but it didnt seem he was too surprised at what we had told him. We then asked to speak to the manager, and our server informed us he was the manager. This is the worst experice I have ever had! I am myself a waitress and I would never dare to the things they did there! Pass them up and go somewhere else, unless you want to get sick the next time you eat out!

Cons: Slow service, uncleanly employees

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We went to Rigazzi's on a friend's recommendation, but we also checked out some reviews before hand. The reviews weren't great, but seeing that our friend said it was ""ok"" we figured it couldn't be that bad. It was. The cheese looked like plastic, the crust was hard, and the sauce had absolutely no redeeming qualities.

Would not recommend, will never go back.

Also, the pizza is served cut in squares, not triangles. But that is neither here nor there.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Rigazzi's on a friend's recommendation, but we also checked out some reviews before hand. The reviews weren't great, but seeing that our friend said it was ""ok"" we figured it couldn't be that bad. It was. The cheese looked like plastic, the crust was hard, and the sauce had absolutely no redeeming qualities.

Would not recommend, will never go back.

Also, the pizza is served cut in squares, not triangles. But that is neither here nor there.

Cons: Terrible pizza

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Rigazzi's is solidly good. Their cracker-thin pizza crust is very flavorful. My aboslute favorite on their menu is the toasted ravioli appetizer. I've even ordered it as my main course.

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★★★★☆

Rigazzi's is solidly good. Their cracker-thin pizza crust is very flavorful. My aboslute favorite on their menu is the toasted ravioli appetizer. I've even ordered it as my main course.

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We had previously lived in St. Louis, 14 years removed, spent the weekend with my 3 kids talking up The Hill. This was one of the worst dinning experiences in my life at Rigazzi's last night. Had a 7:00 p.m. reservation, seated at 7:40, waiter came by for drink orders 35 MINUTES after we were seated, took another 20 minutes to deliver drinks to the table & gave a alcohol daiquiri to 17 year old child that was with us and had ordered a virgin daiquiri. After sitting for another 45 minutes, salads were not delivered, no food, no appetizers & left the restaurant without paying. If you are doing the math, we left after arriving for our 7:00 reservation at 8:50 p.m. with nothing in our stomachs. Ordered a pizza that was delivered to our hotel in 20 minutes. I will NEVER go back and strongly suggest anyone that wants to go to the hill to try another dining experience on the Hill.

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We had previously lived in St. Louis, 14 years removed, spent the weekend with my 3 kids talking up The Hill. This was one of the worst dinning experiences in my life at Rigazzi's last night. Had a 7:00 p.m. reservation, seated at 7:40, waiter came by for drink orders 35 MINUTES after we were seated, took another 20 minutes to deliver drinks to the table & gave a alcohol daiquiri to 17 year old child that was with us and had ordered a virgin daiquiri. After sitting for another 45 minutes, salads were not delivered, no food, no appetizers & left the restaurant without paying. If you are doing the math, we left after arriving for our 7:00 reservation at 8:50 p.m. with nothing in our stomachs. Ordered a pizza that was delivered to our hotel in 20 minutes. I will NEVER go back and strongly suggest anyone that wants to go to the hill to try another dining experience on the Hill.

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I've been going to Rigazzi's for many years, and after moving from St. Louis, I always make a point to eat there when I'm visiting. I just ate there when in town for the New Year and it did not disappoint! Rigazzi?s is by far my favorite place on ""The Hill"". I highly recommend any pizza, the toasted ravs, and mostaccioli --always delicious!

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I've been going to Rigazzi's for many years, and after moving from St. Louis, I always make a point to eat there when I'm visiting. I just ate there when in town for the New Year and it did not disappoint! Rigazzi?s is by far my favorite place on ""The Hill"". I highly recommend any pizza, the toasted ravs, and mostaccioli --always delicious!

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If you go there expecting to have waiters that care if you get what you ordered then you will be disappointed. We order a pizza with hardly any cheese and got a Provolone Party, and we didn't get the right wine either. But our waiter was OK with what we got. We weren't so we won't be back.

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If you go there expecting to have waiters that care if you get what you ordered then you will be disappointed. We order a pizza with hardly any cheese and got a Provolone Party, and we didn't get the right wine either. But our waiter was OK with what we got. We weren't so we won't be back.

Pros: Strong vodka tonic

Cons: Needed the strong vodka tonic

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I dined here for my birthday this weekend, and the food was horrible. The waiter was very rude and unfriendly. There was imitation crab meat in my pasta and the sauce was watery. The salad seemed to have been dumped into a bowl out of a bag of lettuce. I would not suggest this place to anyone. There were three of us eating and everyone's food was horrible. My dish claimed to be linguine loaded with seafood. What I got was overcooked fettuccine with imitation crab meat and 3 shrimp chopped into small pieces. I've eaten Budget Gourmet meals that tasted beter

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★☆☆☆☆

I dined here for my birthday this weekend, and the food was horrible. The waiter was very rude and unfriendly. There was imitation crab meat in my pasta and the sauce was watery. The salad seemed to have been dumped into a bowl out of a bag of lettuce. I would not suggest this place to anyone. There were three of us eating and everyone's food was horrible. My dish claimed to be linguine loaded with seafood. What I got was overcooked fettuccine with imitation crab meat and 3 shrimp chopped into small pieces. I've eaten Budget Gourmet meals that tasted beter

Cons: everything about this place

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I visited Ragazzi's on the hill last night. First of all it was so noisy in there. The waiter came to our table and was very unfriendly. He never introduced himself. He was a bit impatient when I took a couple of minutes to decide on what I wanted to drink. They put these cold chunks of bread on the table for you to eat before dinner. My fork was dirty so I requested a new one. The waiter brought me one that looked like it had been through the garbage disposal. The grumpy waiter finally came back to our table to take our orders and I ordered Tuto Mare, a grilled chicken pasta and pasta with shrimp, snow peas and butter sauce. The description of the Tuto Mare on the menu led me to believe that it would be loaded with seafood. This was not the case. There were big pieces of imitation crab meat, and shrimp chopped so small that I could hardly see them. I had never eaten at any restaraunts on the hill before. I had heard such good things about them. This was not what I expected. Everyone was displeased with their food and will never go back to this place.

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★★★★☆

I visited Ragazzi's on the hill last night. First of all it was so noisy in there. The waiter came to our table and was very unfriendly. He never introduced himself. He was a bit impatient when I took a couple of minutes to decide on what I wanted to drink. They put these cold chunks of bread on the table for you to eat before dinner. My fork was dirty so I requested a new one. The waiter brought me one that looked like it had been through the garbage disposal. The grumpy waiter finally came back to our table to take our orders and I ordered Tuto Mare, a grilled chicken pasta and pasta with shrimp, snow peas and butter sauce. The description of the Tuto Mare on the menu led me to believe that it would be loaded with seafood. This was not the case. There were big pieces of imitation crab meat, and shrimp chopped so small that I could hardly see them. I had never eaten at any restaraunts on the hill before. I had heard such good things about them. This was not what I expected. Everyone was displeased with their food and will never go back to this place.

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On Friday December 5th 2008 we met friends at Ragazzi's on The hill for dinner. When we entered it was not really crowded except for some guys hanging out at the bar. After about 10 minutes we were finally seated. Where do I begin. After waiting for several more minutes our server finally stumbled over. Never once did she crack a smile or for that matter no personality. We ordered our drinks. She brought back everyone's but mine. waited several more minutes before it arrived. We finally ordered our food. My husband ordered a 12 inch meat lovers pizza, I chicken Marsala and our friends ordered baked Mostacoli and baked ravioli. We finally got our salads and by this time we were more than hungry and a bit perturbed. After several more minutes after we finished our salads we had to ask where our food was. We had to be somewhere by 8:00. Our server said she would check. After a few more minutes she came back and said it would be a few more minutes. (Getting really annoyed) Food comes out. Baked Ravioli was like eating sand paper. It was awful our friend actually told them it was bad. They eventually took it off the bill. The Mostacoli was no better. The Italian sausage was overwhelming. My chicken Marsala was okay by minimal means. Nothing to write home about. Then we are ready to go had to request the check. Well what a shocker. For a margarita, a fru fru drink, small pizza and chicken mars ala our bill was $65.00. We could not believe it. My husband was charged $16.65 for his margarita. It was not even very good and certainly was not top shelf liquor. Beware before you order. Ask how much!!! Our server should of said something when we were ordering or at least put the prices on the menu. We have made a vow to never go here again along with our friends and to tel everyone we know to stay far and clear from this rip off restaurant with less than average drinks and unhappy servers.

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★☆☆☆☆

On Friday December 5th 2008 we met friends at Ragazzi's on The hill for dinner. When we entered it was not really crowded except for some guys hanging out at the bar. After about 10 minutes we were finally seated. Where do I begin. After waiting for several more minutes our server finally stumbled over. Never once did she crack a smile or for that matter no personality. We ordered our drinks. She brought back everyone's but mine. waited several more minutes before it arrived. We finally ordered our food. My husband ordered a 12 inch meat lovers pizza, I chicken Marsala and our friends ordered baked Mostacoli and baked ravioli. We finally got our salads and by this time we were more than hungry and a bit perturbed. After several more minutes after we finished our salads we had to ask where our food was. We had to be somewhere by 8:00. Our server said she would check. After a few more minutes she came back and said it would be a few more minutes. (Getting really annoyed) Food comes out. Baked Ravioli was like eating sand paper. It was awful our friend actually told them it was bad. They eventually took it off the bill. The Mostacoli was no better. The Italian sausage was overwhelming. My chicken Marsala was okay by minimal means. Nothing to write home about. Then we are ready to go had to request the check. Well what a shocker. For a margarita, a fru fru drink, small pizza and chicken mars ala our bill was $65.00. We could not believe it. My husband was charged $16.65 for his margarita. It was not even very good and certainly was not top shelf liquor. Beware before you order. Ask how much!!! Our server should of said something when we were ordering or at least put the prices on the menu. We have made a vow to never go here again along with our friends and to tel everyone we know to stay far and clear from this rip off restaurant with less than average drinks and unhappy servers.

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What a disappointment! The food at Rigazzi's was over-priced, foul, and not worth the drive. Upon arriving, we ordered an antipasta salad and toasted ravioli appetizers. The antipasta was nothing but a few coldcuts and processed cheese slapped on a plate with whole olives, carrot & celery sticks, and a bowl of anchioves. They shouldn't have bothered. It would have been better if they put a can of Cheez Whiz and an open package of bologna on the table. Boring, no presentation, and no taste. I mean, really, who puts Velveeta on an antipasta salad? Toasted ravioli tasted as if it had been re-heated, and re-heated, and re-heated again. The ravioli was tough and hard to chew and the marinara sauce for dipping was watery..basically some tomato puree' swimming in a bowl of water. \r
I ordered the shrimp scampi pasta and a fellow diner ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce. Neither entree' was edible. The shrimp was way past it's eat by date, and the pasta was bland and hard. Yet again, watery underneath. The spaghetti with meatsauce was just as foul. Bland, boring, and no taste. I've had better at Olive Garden. \r
I don't know anyone in their right mind who would recommend this dump to anyone, ever. The service was fair. But this place is definately one that should be booted from the famous ""Hill"".

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★☆☆☆☆

What a disappointment! The food at Rigazzi's was over-priced, foul, and not worth the drive. Upon arriving, we ordered an antipasta salad and toasted ravioli appetizers. The antipasta was nothing but a few coldcuts and processed cheese slapped on a plate with whole olives, carrot & celery sticks, and a bowl of anchioves. They shouldn't have bothered. It would have been better if they put a can of Cheez Whiz and an open package of bologna on the table. Boring, no presentation, and no taste. I mean, really, who puts Velveeta on an antipasta salad? Toasted ravioli tasted as if it had been re-heated, and re-heated, and re-heated again. The ravioli was tough and hard to chew and the marinara sauce for dipping was watery..basically some tomato puree' swimming in a bowl of water. \r
I ordered the shrimp scampi pasta and a fellow diner ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce. Neither entree' was edible. The shrimp was way past it's eat by date, and the pasta was bland and hard. Yet again, watery underneath. The spaghetti with meatsauce was just as foul. Bland, boring, and no taste. I've had better at Olive Garden. \r
I don't know anyone in their right mind who would recommend this dump to anyone, ever. The service was fair. But this place is definately one that should be booted from the famous ""Hill"".

Pros: no wait to eat

Cons: food

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Our pizzas were delivered covered in a processed cheese product that St. Louisans foundly call Provel. This sliced product remotely resembles cheese in appearance, yet its taste and consistency is closer to melted plastic wrap. The pizzas' traditional oven-baked crust was burned and the thin spread of sauce might have come from a Chef Boyardee home kit. Unable to finish a single slice, we called for the check and a couple of take-out boxes. The $65 tab was incredibly steep for such a miserable dining experience. Back at home, we tested the pizza on our indescriminating teens, who quickly tossed the pizza in the trash after a single taste. As our stomachs rumbled, we checked the Internet for some insight into the mystery of Provel and possible side-effects for injesting such an unnatural product. We were shocked to find that many restaurants on The Hill incorporate this mutation into their pasta dishes as well. Further research revealed, much to our relief, that Provel is rarely found outside St. Louis. In a way, this abomination has been quarantined to the city limits. I have resolved myself to help keep it that way. If the word of such a product being used in Italian cusine spread across the Atlantic, the international outcry would be deafening.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our pizzas were delivered covered in a processed cheese product that St. Louisans foundly call Provel. This sliced product remotely resembles cheese in appearance, yet its taste and consistency is closer to melted plastic wrap. The pizzas' traditional oven-baked crust was burned and the thin spread of sauce might have come from a Chef Boyardee home kit. Unable to finish a single slice, we called for the check and a couple of take-out boxes. The $65 tab was incredibly steep for such a miserable dining experience. Back at home, we tested the pizza on our indescriminating teens, who quickly tossed the pizza in the trash after a single taste. As our stomachs rumbled, we checked the Internet for some insight into the mystery of Provel and possible side-effects for injesting such an unnatural product. We were shocked to find that many restaurants on The Hill incorporate this mutation into their pasta dishes as well. Further research revealed, much to our relief, that Provel is rarely found outside St. Louis. In a way, this abomination has been quarantined to the city limits. I have resolved myself to help keep it that way. If the word of such a product being used in Italian cusine spread across the Atlantic, the international outcry would be deafening.

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Location is difficult to find, restaurant hung up on me 3 times when trying to find it, and it did not show up correct on my navigation. Should have been a sign. Atmosphere was family style Italian, very o-l-d decor, to be politically correct. Our 7 top was herded in. Waiter was brief, never gave his name, no personality, was pushy and scared one of 3 kids. The menu description of the food did not match the product. This was absolutely not just the worst for the money - the worst Italian food I have ever eaten, and I have worked for Frank Grisanti's in Memphis, TN - so I know real Italian. 6 out of 7 in my group actually could not even finish our food, 3 out of 7 got sick from the grease. This restaurant was actually recommended by my hotel, and was packed at 4:30 in the afternoon, so it led me to believe it was a decent place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Location is difficult to find, restaurant hung up on me 3 times when trying to find it, and it did not show up correct on my navigation. Should have been a sign. Atmosphere was family style Italian, very o-l-d decor, to be politically correct. Our 7 top was herded in. Waiter was brief, never gave his name, no personality, was pushy and scared one of 3 kids. The menu description of the food did not match the product. This was absolutely not just the worst for the money - the worst Italian food I have ever eaten, and I have worked for Frank Grisanti's in Memphis, TN - so I know real Italian. 6 out of 7 in my group actually could not even finish our food, 3 out of 7 got sick from the grease. This restaurant was actually recommended by my hotel, and was packed at 4:30 in the afternoon, so it led me to believe it was a decent place.

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I have try many many restaurats and this one was the worst. knif was dirty, fork was uneven, lots of bread (hard, old) food fried and refried. but not only that they say the best seller is shrimp something, which was tons of butter and garlic...

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★☆☆☆☆

I have try many many restaurats and this one was the worst. knif was dirty, fork was uneven, lots of bread (hard, old) food fried and refried. but not only that they say the best seller is shrimp something, which was tons of butter and garlic...

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HORRIBLE LOCATION, DIRTY PLACE, somebody said made him felt at home? it was not fancy not nice, a lot of noise BAD FOOD EGG PLANT PARMESAN WAS DISGUSTING. the otrer meals had tons of garlic. everything but italian .SERVICE WAS OK, BUT FOOD TAKES FOREVER. I don't know how people like it. overprice for what it was.
I will never ever go back again. don't try it

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HORRIBLE LOCATION, DIRTY PLACE, somebody said made him felt at home? it was not fancy not nice, a lot of noise BAD FOOD EGG PLANT PARMESAN WAS DISGUSTING. the otrer meals had tons of garlic. everything but italian .SERVICE WAS OK, BUT FOOD TAKES FOREVER. I don't know how people like it. overprice for what it was.
I will never ever go back again. don't try it

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This cannot be considered good food. The red sauce was bland & tasteless, pasta was mushy..\r
Salads were limp & too cold to have any flavor, the bread was boring like brown & serve rolls....\r
Unfortunately they seem to think serving you a large quantity of this unpalatable stuff makes up for the very poor quality, not in my book it dosent . It translates into having "" a very poor opinion of your customer. ""\r
Who needs that when I am giving them my hard earned cash. Next time I will look for the Olive Garden in St Louis and at least have an edible meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

This cannot be considered good food. The red sauce was bland & tasteless, pasta was mushy..\r
Salads were limp & too cold to have any flavor, the bread was boring like brown & serve rolls....\r
Unfortunately they seem to think serving you a large quantity of this unpalatable stuff makes up for the very poor quality, not in my book it dosent . It translates into having "" a very poor opinion of your customer. ""\r
Who needs that when I am giving them my hard earned cash. Next time I will look for the Olive Garden in St Louis and at least have an edible meal.

Pros: parking , fast seating

Cons: caliber of food was poor

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We were promptly seated, promptly waited on, and promptly served. The food was very good and plentiful. Down home atmosphere, friendly people. Good prices.

PROS: Great house dressing, Great Italian nachos. Reasonable prices.
CONS: None

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★★★★☆

We were promptly seated, promptly waited on, and promptly served. The food was very good and plentiful. Down home atmosphere, friendly people. Good prices.

PROS: Great house dressing, Great Italian nachos. Reasonable prices.
CONS: None

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We have been going to Rigazzi's for over 30 years and still enjoy the dining experience in the restaurant. They provide a quality product for a reasonable price and despite the wait the dining is worth the wait. A good place for a family to go on a limited dining out budget.

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★★★★☆

We have been going to Rigazzi's for over 30 years and still enjoy the dining experience in the restaurant. They provide a quality product for a reasonable price and despite the wait the dining is worth the wait. A good place for a family to go on a limited dining out budget.

Pros: Good value for your dollar

Cons: Sometimes have a long wait for a table due to volume of business

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Rigazzi's is one of the best of the many excellant restaurants in St. Louis. I do not come into town without a visit to the friendliest place on The Hill. The food is wonderful, the service is incredible and you won't find a better tasting cocktail than when it's put in a fishbowl. As usual, can't wait to dine with you again. -ggd-

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★★★★★

Rigazzi's is one of the best of the many excellant restaurants in St. Louis. I do not come into town without a visit to the friendliest place on The Hill. The food is wonderful, the service is incredible and you won't find a better tasting cocktail than when it's put in a fishbowl. As usual, can't wait to dine with you again. -ggd-

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We went to Rigazzi's on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, it was not overly busy at all. We waited over 1 1/2 hours for our food and never did receive it. What we did get to eat (salads and drinks) was less than mediocre. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone! The staff is incredibly slow and rude.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Rigazzi's on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, it was not overly busy at all. We waited over 1 1/2 hours for our food and never did receive it. What we did get to eat (salads and drinks) was less than mediocre. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone! The staff is incredibly slow and rude.

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I went to Rigazzi's on a Friday night with a bunch of buddies. Although there was a wait, it was well worth it. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. I had pasta arrabiata, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. A couple of my buddies had pizza, and they loved it. The beer was cold, the service was good, and the food was well worth the wait. I recommend Rigazzi's to anyone looking for good Italian food at a reasonable price. I will certainly be back there soon.

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★★★★★

I went to Rigazzi's on a Friday night with a bunch of buddies. Although there was a wait, it was well worth it. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. I had pasta arrabiata, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. A couple of my buddies had pizza, and they loved it. The beer was cold, the service was good, and the food was well worth the wait. I recommend Rigazzi's to anyone looking for good Italian food at a reasonable price. I will certainly be back there soon.

Pros: Food, Service, Beer

Cons: Wait Time

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We've been to many Italian restaurants around town, and this one ranks at the bottom. It's sad when we would pick the Olive Garden over this place. Though the menu is large, all nine people in our party disliked their food: including pizza, pasta ala lombardi, chicken parmesan, toasted ravioli, and shrimp scampi. They state that the pizza was ranked top ten in the nation back in 1995; if true, aliens must have abducted the chef and installed an imposter in his place. Lastly, our waiter was rude, and the overall service was poor.

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★☆☆☆☆

We've been to many Italian restaurants around town, and this one ranks at the bottom. It's sad when we would pick the Olive Garden over this place. Though the menu is large, all nine people in our party disliked their food: including pizza, pasta ala lombardi, chicken parmesan, toasted ravioli, and shrimp scampi. They state that the pizza was ranked top ten in the nation back in 1995; if true, aliens must have abducted the chef and installed an imposter in his place. Lastly, our waiter was rude, and the overall service was poor.

Pros: prompt seating

Cons: Food, Service

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Rigazzi's offers decent American Italian food in a comfortable and kid friendly environment. The prices are fair and the service is acceptable, but if you are looking for really good Italian food I would look elsewhere on the Hill.

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★★★☆☆

Rigazzi's offers decent American Italian food in a comfortable and kid friendly environment. The prices are fair and the service is acceptable, but if you are looking for really good Italian food I would look elsewhere on the Hill.

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The Oldest Restaurant On The Historic Hill since 1957

With over 200 items on our Menu along with 12 different Lunch Specials Daily.

More about Rigazzi's Restaurant

Full menu at http://www.rigazzis.com/Menu2001.html , Full Bar, 2 Private Banquet Rooms, Full Catering, Party Trays & Giant Sandwichjes.

 

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