Friday, February 16, 2007

Tip o' the Cap: Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:15 AM

Tip o' the Cap is a regular feature showcasing the newest capsule reviews. Check back often to see what's opened recently and what's new at some of your old favorites. You can browse more than 350 capsule reviews here.

Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas 5046 Shaw Ave, 314-771-4900. The Carretero family brings a little bit of Spain to the heart of St. Louis Italian country. Have a glass of sangr�a and feast on a big plate of paella, or nosh on several of the excellent, authentic hot and cold tapas: a platter of Serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese; croquetas; tender alb�ndigas (meatballs) in a buttery, garlicky white-wine broth; calamari; mussels; and many more. Those wanting a more traditional Hill experience will find satisfying, affordable pasta dishes and one of the better versions of St. Louis-style pizza (Provel optional). A great value, and a terrific place for families: Everyone will find something they like — and maybe something to try for the first time.

The Skinny: Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.-Midnight Fri.-Sat. Price Range: $-$$

-Ian Froeb

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