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I Fratellini

7624 Wydown Blvd. Clayton, MO 63105 | Clayton | 314-727-7901

Location Description:

If regulars could keep this place a secret, they would. Dining at I Fratellini, the second venture of Zoë Robinson (of the eponymous Zoë Pan-Asian Café in the CWE) and her executive chef Ny Vongsaly, is one of the St. Louis dining scene's singular pleasures. A meal can begin with warm baguettes and pistachio-studded butter and segue into a arugula salad with toasted pine nuts. Then comes the entrée -- snapper with kalamata olives, perhaps, or beef medallions -- and then, of course, dessert (fresh offerings from La Dolce Via). Everything here, from the Modernist light fixtures to the tabletop roses to the gracious service, is just right.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    Dinner: 5:30-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Business-casual attire
  • Features: Catering, Takeout

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