Cucina Pazzo

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    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants for Fresh Pasta in St. Louis

    Pasta is one of the world's most cherished foods. St. Louisans certainly love their pasta and there is almost one Italian restaurant on every block in some neighborhoods. You may not be surprised to learn that there are several restaurants that offer fresh pasta made daily, going that extra mile to ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014: The Menu

    Iron Fork is tomorrow night(!), and we can barely contain ourselves. We hand-picked 39 of the best restaurants in St. Louis, and they'll all be in one place for one night only. Iron Fork will have everything from chicken liver pâté to khao soi noodle soup. Check out the full menu after the jump. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    The Full List of Iron Fork 2014 Participants Plus $5 Off Your Ticket

    Iron Fork is just over a week away, and we are looking out for you, loyal Gut Check readers. Not only have we finalized the list of participating restaurants and competing chefs, but we have a special deal for you. See also: The Chefs of Iron Fork 2014: John Perkins, Juniper

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    February 13, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: Cucina Pazzo

    In a city that takes pride in its Italian culinary scene, it's funny to learn that the chef behind the hottest new Italian restaurant cut his chops doing Hawaiian fusion. Justin Haifley, executive chef of the Central West End's Cucina Pazzo (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400) doesn't think it's ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Review Preview: Cucina Pazzo

    A few years ago it would have been unthinkable to imagine the Central West End without Duff's. Then the St. Louis icon shuttered its doors last July, and Cucina Pazzo (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400) stepped in to fill the void. See Also: Cucina Pazzo Brings Rustic Italian to Former Duff's ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    The 5 Best Italian Restaurants (Cheap) in St. Louis

    Italian restaurants can be super-fancy dining. The tablecloths, the expensive wine, the veal. But you can get great Italian food in St. Louis without having to gouge out your paycheck. Go to a traditional (but affordable) place on the Hill or try a new joint from the guys behind the Tavern. Check ou ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    2013 Openings & Closings: A Year in St. Louis Restaurants

    Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, s ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Corner Pub & Grill Orders Check Presenters with Logo on the Front, Gets These Instead

    Corner Pub & Grill (13645 Big Bend Road; 636-225-1300) co-owner Brant Baldanza couldn't stop laughing for about an hour last night when he saw the restaurant's newest case of check presenters. Why? Instead of the logo imprinted on the black folders, 64 of them literally say "Restaurant Logo Here." ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

    As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, barbecue joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: November 2013

    This month was fairly under-the-radar as far as openings and closings go. There are many openings set for December, but a few took the leap in November. Katie Lee finally opened her artisan pizzeria, separate from her father, and the guys behind The Tavern brought some Italian goodness to the Centra ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Cucina Pazzo Brings Rustic Italian to Former Duff's Location in the Central West End

    Cucina Pazzo (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400), the Italian restaurant from the team behind The Tavern Kitchen & Bar (2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, Kirkwood; 636-825-0600), is now open. Steven Caravelli, formerly of Euclid Hospitality Group, took over as executive chef recently at The Tavern so J ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Chef Shuffle at Winslow's Home, The Tavern

    Cary McDowell is leaving Winslow's Home (7213 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-7559) for a job as corporate executive chef at Euclid Hospitality Group, which owns Pi Pizzeria and Gringo, as first reported by St. Louis magazine. He's replacing Steven Caravelli, whose final day was last week ... More >>