Pietro's, St. Louis June 5, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

The St. Louis tradition lives on! Jackie and I were in our favorite summertime city geared up for our Busch Stadium weekend. We were headed to a recommended restaurant not far from Forrest Park, St. Louis' Central Park, but it was closed for lunch. We passed by a busy Pietro's and made our way back there. We walked in to what we felt like was a senior citizens lunch hour. The place was packed with blue hairs. We asked to be seated outside on the patio that overlooked a sidewalk on busy Watson Road.

Caitlin was our waitress that quickly brought water and bread to the table. Jackie loved their bread that was soft and slightly warm with no butter. He commented that he preferred my bread served this way but I always butter my french bread and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. I haven't toasted bread since. I ordered toasted ravioli for an appetizer which is against my religion but religion changes when you're in the city that is famous for toasted ravioli. It was good, not the best, but good ravioli. Jackie ordered the veal Parmesan sandwich that was outstanding. It was hot and smothered in marinara. My ravioli was deliciously covered in a meat sauce that was steaming too. We loved the warm temperature on the patio and watched the traffic and the locals come and go from this well-established neighborhood restaurant. I had Chianti and Jackie had a Michelob Ultra. No dessert for us, we were stuffed and excited about going to our downtown favorite before the game.

We loved stumbling across this family owned restaurant that was doing well supported by the neighborhood. I love Italian food and Pietro's did not disappoint.

Pietro's, 3801 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 314-645-9263

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