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“ponticellos is CLOSED, OWNER RETIRED!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ponticello's Italian Garden - CLOSED

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Ponticello's Italian Garden
12260 Bellefontaine Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63138-1446
(314) 741-3637
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“ponticellos is CLOSED, OWNER RETIRED!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The place has been in business many years, always great food and service. Ponticellos is CLOSED now, owner retired and no family members were wanting to continue operation.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“The best thin crust STL style pizza in STL, and the best fried chicken in the area, family friendly also.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

My father worked here as a teenager in the 60's and the place done great business. Been able to stand the test of time due to food quality, service, value, atmosphere. Excellent pizza baked in a fire brick oven with home made Italian sausage and provel cheese, awesome. The best fried chicken in a 50 mile radius of STL. The house salad dressing is amazing. Ludwig and his wife offer an excellent dining choice. Thank you for the many years of excellent dining.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful family style Italian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I've been visiting this restaurant since I was 4...(I'm 56) and I've never had a bad meal there....fantastic home made pizza...delectable onion rings and my mother swore by their fried chicken...(it is great)...the wait staff are clean and very pleasant....my son and his girlfriend were very surprised at how good it still was...I am just grateful

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Frequent visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

After moving out of town, I stop by Ponticello's for their special salad and thin crust bacon and pepperoni pizza nearly every time I pass through. I've never been disappointed with the food and the pizza is fantastic! If you don't like pizza, you have to try their fried chicken. The onion rings are also a treat. Ponticello's uses a sweet onion along with a crispy batter. If you haven't been to Ponticello's you need to try it out.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best hidden treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

It is such a great place, my wife and I are planning a weekend trip from Des Moines, Iowa just to savor the great food and enjoy the atmosphere there!! It was a spectacular choice in the '60's and continues to be a great choice to this day!! If you know great pizza - this is it!!
Great food - great prices - great atmosphere!!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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