4945 Daggett Ave, St Louis, MO | Directions 6311038.616493 -90.268717
Mon-Thurs> 8:00am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat> 8:00am - Midnight
Neighborhoods: The Hill, Saint Louis
Horrible – I dined here for my birthday this weekend, and the food was horrible. The waiter was very rude and unfriendly. There was imitation crab meat in my pasta and the sauce was watery. The salad seemed to have been dumped into a bowl out of a bag of lettuce. I would not suggest this place to anyone. There were three of us eating and everyone's food was horrible. My dish claimed to be linguine loaded with seafood. What I got was overcooked fettuccine with imitation crab meat and 3 shrimp chopped into small pieces. I've eaten Budget Gourmet meals that tasted beter
Disappointing and Disgusting – What a disappointment! The food at Rigazzi's was over-priced, foul, and not worth the drive. Upon arriving, we ordered an antipasta salad and toasted ravioli appetizers. The antipasta was nothing but a few coldcuts and processed cheese slapped on a plate with whole olives, carrot & celery sticks, and a bowl of anchioves. They shouldn't have bothered. It would have been better if they put a can of Cheez Whiz and an open package of bologna on the table. Boring, no presentation, and no taste. I mean, really, who puts Velveeta on an antipasta salad? Toasted ravioli tasted as if it had been re-heated, and re-heated, and re-heated again. The ravioli was tough and hard to chew and the marinara sauce for dipping was watery..basically some tomato puree' swimming in a bowl of water.
I ordered the shrimp scampi pasta and a fellow diner ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce. Neither entree' was edible. The shrimp was way past it's eat by date, and the pasta was bland and hard. Yet again, watery underneath. The spaghetti with meatsauce was just as foul. Bland, boring, and no taste. I've had better at Olive Garden.
I don't know anyone in their right mind who would recommend this dump to anyone, ever. The service was fair. But this place is definately one that should be booted from the famous "Hill".
Disappointed Beyond Belief Part II – Our pizzas were delivered covered in a processed cheese product that St. Louisans foundly call Provel. This sliced product remotely resembles cheese in appearance, yet its taste and consistency is closer to melted plastic wrap. The pizzas' traditional oven-baked crust was burned and the thin spread of sauce might have come from a Chef Boyardee home kit. Unable to finish a single slice, we called for the check and a couple of take-out boxes. The $65 tab was incredibly steep for such a miserable dining experience. Back at home, we tested the pizza on our indescriminating teens, who quickly tossed the pizza in the trash after a single taste. As our stomachs rumbled, we checked the Internet for some insight into the mystery of Provel and possible side-effects for injesting such an unnatural product. We were shocked to find that many restaurants on The Hill incorporate this mutation into their pasta dishes as well. Further research revealed, much to our relief, that Provel is rarely found outside St. Louis. In a way, this abomination has been quarantined to the city limits. I have resolved myself to help keep it that way. If the word of such a product being used in Italian cusine spread across the Atlantic, the international outcry would be deafening.
worst restaurant in my life!!! – I have try many many restaurats and this one was the worst. knif was dirty, fork was uneven, lots of bread (hard, old) food fried and refried. but not only that they say the best seller is shrimp something, which was tons of butter and garlic...
poor on all levels – This cannot be considered good food. The red sauce was bland & tasteless, pasta was mushy..
Salads were limp & too cold to have any flavor, the bread was boring like brown & serve rolls....
Unfortunately they seem to think serving you a large quantity of this unpalatable stuff makes up for the very poor quality, not in my book it dosent . It translates into having " a very poor opinion of your customer. "
Who needs that when I am giving them my hard earned cash. Next time I will look for the Olive Garden in St Louis and at least have an edible meal.
A really fun place to eat. – We have been going to Rigazzi's for over 30 years and still enjoy the dining experience in the restaurant. They provide a quality product for a reasonable price and despite the wait the dining is worth the wait. A good place for a family to go on a limited dining out budget.
Killer toasted ravioli – Rigazzi's is one of the best of the many excellant restaurants in St. Louis. I do not come into town without a visit to the friendliest place on The Hill. The food is wonderful, the service is incredible and you won't find a better tasting cocktail than when it's put in a fishbowl. As usual, can't wait to dine with you again. -ggd-
Terrible Food And Service Is Even Worse! – We went to Rigazzi's on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, it was not overly busy at all. We waited over 1 1/2 hours for our food and never did receive it. What we did get to eat (salads and drinks) was less than mediocre. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone! The staff is incredibly slow and rude.
Great Experience – I went to Rigazzi's on a Friday night with a bunch of buddies. Although there was a wait, it was well worth it. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. I had pasta arrabiata, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. A couple of my buddies had pizza, and they loved it. The beer was cold, the service was good, and the food was well worth the wait. I recommend Rigazzi's to anyone looking for good Italian food at a reasonable price. I will certainly be back there soon.
Worst on the Hill – We've been to many Italian restaurants around town, and this one ranks at the bottom. It's sad when we would pick the Olive Garden over this place. Though the menu is large, all nine people in our party disliked their food: including pizza, pasta ala lombardi, chicken parmesan, toasted ravioli, and shrimp scampi. They state that the pizza was ranked top ten in the nation back in 1995; if true, aliens must have abducted the chef and installed an imposter in his place. Lastly, our waiter was rude, and the overall service was poor.
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