Farotto's

★★★★★
  • 9525 Manchester Rd

    Saint Louis, MO 63119

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  • 314-962-0048

About Farotto's

Categories
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Pizza Restaurants
Hours
M-Th 11am-9:30pm, F-Sa 11am-10:30pm, Su 4pm-9pm
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Year Established
  • 1960

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nbkp2y7 you are ordering the wrong stuff. Farotto's was started by the late Lou Farotto in 1957. For 23 years it was a three table take out pizza joint. The menu featured thin crust pizza, Italian roast beef sandwiches, toasted ravioli, spaghetti and meat balls or meat sauce and dinner salads. That was it.

That is what made them famous. 25-years away from St. Louis, on every visit back my first stop was Farotto's. Those are the items you need to order stay away from anything else.

The pizza comes out of the original ovens installed by Lou. The new upscale joint Villa Farotto in Chesterfield Valley makes the same pizza, but it doesn't taste the same. Most believe it is because of the ovens.

Stick to the original menu items and you will do fine. Stay away from the expanded menu items.

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nbkp2y7 you are ordering the wrong stuff. Farotto's was started by the late Lou Farotto in 1957. For 23 years it was a three table take out pizza joint. The menu featured thin crust pizza, Italian roast beef sandwiches, toasted ravioli, spaghetti and meat balls or meat sauce and dinner salads. That was it.

That is what made them famous. 25-years away from St. Louis, on every visit back my first stop was Farotto's. Those are the items you need to order stay away from anything else.

The pizza comes out of the original ovens installed by Lou. The new upscale joint Villa Farotto in Chesterfield Valley makes the same pizza, but it doesn't taste the same. Most believe it is because of the ovens.

Stick to the original menu items and you will do fine. Stay away from the expanded menu items.

Pros: Pizza, Roast Beef, Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Cons: the other stuff

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Having read the other reviews on Farotto's, I guess that I'm ordering the wrong entrees. The chicken parmesan dinner that I had last week was average, at best. What flavor the rice pilaf HAD was not good and the side veggies were sparce and tasteless. The chicken breast was okay, but with beverage/taxes/tip and after you add extra for a tiny side salad, the average tasting meal was $25. I've had way better food for less $$$. On my last visit to this restaurant, I remember leaving the restaurant underwhelmed, and then my credit card was charged twice for my dinner.

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★★★☆☆

Having read the other reviews on Farotto's, I guess that I'm ordering the wrong entrees. The chicken parmesan dinner that I had last week was average, at best. What flavor the rice pilaf HAD was not good and the side veggies were sparce and tasteless. The chicken breast was okay, but with beverage/taxes/tip and after you add extra for a tiny side salad, the average tasting meal was $25. I've had way better food for less $$$. On my last visit to this restaurant, I remember leaving the restaurant underwhelmed, and then my credit card was charged twice for my dinner.

Pros: Good Location - Courteous Service

Cons: Overpriced

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The toasted ravioli at Farotto's are second to none! There food is awesome, has a good location, and they have a small, but great porch for eating outdoors on a summer night. Definitely a great St. Louis restaurant!

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★★★★★

The toasted ravioli at Farotto's are second to none! There food is awesome, has a good location, and they have a small, but great porch for eating outdoors on a summer night. Definitely a great St. Louis restaurant!

Pros: Ambience, Food

Cons: Busy!

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My Wife and I live nearby in Rock Hill and dine at Farotto's on a regular basis. The food is always great and the wait staff and bartenders usually call us by name. It's warm and cozy in the winter and light and airy in the summer. One of those family owned friendly places where you always feel comfortable. My favorite dish is the Pasta con Broccoli with grilled chicken and extra broccoli. My Wife enjoys the Toasted Raviolis and the House Salad. Some nights they even have live jazz music in the bar area. We have had many large groups there for birthdays, anniversaries, etc and the service has always been excellent.

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★★★★★

My Wife and I live nearby in Rock Hill and dine at Farotto's on a regular basis. The food is always great and the wait staff and bartenders usually call us by name. It's warm and cozy in the winter and light and airy in the summer. One of those family owned friendly places where you always feel comfortable. My favorite dish is the Pasta con Broccoli with grilled chicken and extra broccoli. My Wife enjoys the Toasted Raviolis and the House Salad. Some nights they even have live jazz music in the bar area. We have had many large groups there for birthdays, anniversaries, etc and the service has always been excellent.

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We have grown to love FArottos through the years; the service is always wonderful and the atmosphere very inviting. They accommodate large groups well - it seems like we always have 10-15 in our group and are always seated promptly and treated well. I personally love their pasta dishes but the men in our group tend to favor their pizzas, especially the barbecue chicken variety. Wonderful Italian with a moderate price - we usually spend between $20-25 per couple.

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We have grown to love FArottos through the years; the service is always wonderful and the atmosphere very inviting. They accommodate large groups well - it seems like we always have 10-15 in our group and are always seated promptly and treated well. I personally love their pasta dishes but the men in our group tend to favor their pizzas, especially the barbecue chicken variety. Wonderful Italian with a moderate price - we usually spend between $20-25 per couple.

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Great restaurant! My husband's favorite pizza place. They also have great toasted ravioli, salads, and speciality dishes. Good selection of wines. Stocked bar. Dine in, or carry out. Comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, family owned.

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Great restaurant! My husband's favorite pizza place. They also have great toasted ravioli, salads, and speciality dishes. Good selection of wines. Stocked bar. Dine in, or carry out. Comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, family owned.

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I was born and raised in St. Louis 1938-1971. Every time I go back, I go to Farotto's for pizza. Unfortunately, I haven't found the equivalent in Florida, where I've lived since 1971.
I still get late night cravings for Farroto's pizza to this day.

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I was born and raised in St. Louis 1938-1971. Every time I go back, I go to Farotto's for pizza. Unfortunately, I haven't found the equivalent in Florida, where I've lived since 1971.
I still get late night cravings for Farroto's pizza to this day.

Pros: The best!

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My wife grew up in St. Louis. When visiting friends there, Farotto's is the place for pizza and toasted ravioli that cannot be found anywhere else in the country. The thin crust pizza is completely different then any Chicago, New York or thick, thin chain.

Kids will love it too!

The wait is worth it so don't give up your place in line.

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My wife grew up in St. Louis. When visiting friends there, Farotto's is the place for pizza and toasted ravioli that cannot be found anywhere else in the country. The thin crust pizza is completely different then any Chicago, New York or thick, thin chain.

Kids will love it too!

The wait is worth it so don't give up your place in line.

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Just moved back to St. Louis area and one of first places I had to go to was Farotto's because I missed their pizza's biggg time while in Texas.

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★★★★★

Just moved back to St. Louis area and one of first places I had to go to was Farotto's because I missed their pizza's biggg time while in Texas.

Message from Farotto's

When you dine with Farotto’s, whether it be in our restaurant, a few chef prepared meals-to-go, or for a catered event, you can always be sure you are receiving quality meals with world class service!



Providing great food to our customers is only a half of our mission. We focus on being timely, reliable and efficient for you while making sure every order placed and conversation had is done so with professionalism and friendliness.

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