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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Leonardo's Little Italy

5801 Southwest Ave. (Hampton Ave.) Send to Phone
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Leonardo's Little Italy Restaurant Review

: In a location at the edge of St. Louis' Italian neighborhood called the Hill, the former Bruno's Little Place has been reopened with a menu of St. Louis standards and a few items beyond. The customers, many of them regulars, range from business diners to family groups wanting something a step above the multiple-location pasta purveyors. D├ęcor is staid, with lots of stained glass and flowery paintings, but it's not oppressive, and servers are enthusiastic about what they have to offer. Standard pastas and veal turn out to have some remarkably tasty versions of tomato sauce, ditto the calamari Russo appetizer. The big surprise on the menu turns out to be porcini soup, incredibly rich and creamy with two kinds of mushrooms and a touch of Cognac, its serving so generous it may dull appetites for what's to come. House-made cannoli have a filling that is smoother than many around town, more sour cream than ricotta.

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