Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Pastaria

7734 Forsyth Blvd. Send to Phone
314-862-6603 | Menu
Gerard Craft’s Italian restaurant in Clayton hits its mark.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

Pastaria, Clayton, MO

Pastaria Restaurant Review

: As you’d expect at a place named for pasta, the noodles must be sampled. Two of the simplest --- one with olive oil, garlic, chili and Grana Padano cheese, the other with black pepper and Pecorino --- are among the best. Pizzas are Neapolitan in style (even on the kids’ menu, which can cause consternation with the younger clientele if they’re not used to thin and crispy). Toppings range from traditional tomatoes, basil and mozzarella to butternut squash and sage. The all-Italian wine list offers a large diversity of regions and varietals. Because there are no reservations for parties of fewer than six, you’ll probably have to start with wine, a cocktail or local brew at the bar. But the food is worth the wait, right down to the cannoli, gelato or tiramisu for dessert.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.