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10411 Clayton Rd. (Lindbergh Blvd.) Send to Phone
Veteran Italian restaurant is poised to deliver special dishes for special occasions, but it's also outstanding for pasta that is perfectly prepared under a variety of delicious sauces.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Benedetto's Restaurant Review

: Benedetto's is geographically not on the old St. Louis Italian neighborhood known as the Hill, but it could be. Inside a small shopping center-office complex there are crystal chandeliers and black tie waiters, and the suave Benedetto Buzzatta is a charming host. All very civilized, to the point of having a faux sidewalk café in the atrium where diners face shop facades. No one would ever call this a spaghetti house, but pasta here is splendid, al dente and luxuriously sauced with things like lobster and portobello mushrooms. Shrimp de Jonghe leads the appetizer list in a delicious style. Veal is a consistent winner, with a giant chop leading the way, and classics like piccata and Milanese in lovely presentations. Beef filet stuffed with crab and sauced with Cognac is a celebratory dish worthy of a fine Barolo, one of many fine Italian labels on a solid list.


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