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Acero

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7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood, Saint Louis, MO 63143 (Southwest)
314-644-1790
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rarely does one find a *perfectly* satisfying meal

From start to finish, one of the best meals I've had. I grew up in Europe and have had plenty of great food but our meal at Acero was flawless. We both ordered the chicken liver mousse crostini which was a dream. Mine was the starter of the four course tasting menu, a real steal at $35!! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Kate K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

From start to finish, one of the best meals I've had. I grew up in Europe and have had plenty of great food but our meal at Acero was flawless. We both ordered the chicken liver mousse crostini which was a dream. Mine was the starter of the four course tasting menu, a real steal at $35!! The homemade pasta... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants we have encountered in some time. We came for early dinner. As one of the first tables we thought were getting some extra attention, but as the evening progress, and the tables filled, we found our server giving the same personalized service with style to other tables. We found a good wine list... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The greeting when we arrived by none other than the executive chef told us that this was going to be an experience not to be forgotten. Although we had dined here previously it had been quite awhile ago. This was a wonderful experience - the food was delicious, the service great and the drink and wine selection extensive. We all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not sure how my partner heard about Acero, but we gave it a try and I'm very glad we did. The menu is not same typical crap most mid westerners are looking for. It's very varied, and has a few price fix multi course dinners. The dinner was great, our waiter took the time to explain everything on the menu.... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Acero is simply one of the best restaurants in St. Louis, and the best Italian restaurant, in our opinion. The atmosphere is intimate, quality but not pretentious. Gracious service and the food is simple superb. We loved the Pappardelle with mushrooms when we visited last. We miss this place from our sojourn in "the Lou"

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I were in St. Louis this Saturday and wanted to try Italian, so we went to Acero for the first time. Simply put – it was the best meal we’ve ever had. Our server, Olivia, was incredible. She went through the menu, highlighting antipasti dishes and exhaustively (in a good way) describing each pasta dish and entrée,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

To call this an "Italian" restaurant doesn't seem fair, as it's not like any other in town. This isn't a spaghetti & meatball or toasted ravioli kind of place; it's foodie quality ingredients and unbridled kitchen talent without a hint of pretense. You really can't go wrong with anything here, but two standouts for me are the egg raviolo and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This is not your usual Italian restaurant. Instead it offers fresh, local ingredients prepared in the hearty Tuscan style. Try the tasting menu and the egg raviolo.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Once in a while you are lucky to find a restaurant with great food, & a wonderfully friendly staff that makes you want to hurry back. We always look forward to dining in this cozy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is our go-to place for a sumptuous dinner. The raviolo is a favorite, as are many of the small plates. Relaxing, inventive, great service, good advice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood, Saint Louis, MO 63143
    (Southwest)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: 314-644-1790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?