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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Pasta House Co. Restaurant Review: St. Louis' most exclusive shopping center still holds an outpost of this St. Louis favorite. It's also the site of their annual pasta art---the kind of art with frames, not plates and napkins---exhibition, an amusing show of fantasy. The crowds of multi-generational families, friends having dinner before or after a game and office birthday parties all seem satisfied munching on food that must have been pretty exciting in the '70s. Toasted ravioli and cheese garlic bread top the appetizer list. St. Louis standards of pasta con broccoli and the House's trademark, a deliberately soggy romaine salad whose recipe has been reprinted time and again, began here. You can choose from the typical varieties of pasta or hunks of protein topped with sauce and cheese, often accompanied by a bottomless bowl of that salad. Most of the sauces smell much too strongly of garlic powder, but the pasta is usually carefully drained and not seriously overcooked. We're not sure if the food has deteriorated over the years or if our palates have gotten more worldly. Service is above average for this type of place; many of St. Louis' better waiters started at one or another Pasta House branch.