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“Wonderful find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Massa's Restaurant

Massa's Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 98 Restaurants in Ballwin
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kansas City
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful find!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

I was visiting the St. Louis area, meeting up with family. We grew up in the Chesterfield/Ballwin/Town & Country area. We know good Italian St Louis food, but had never heard of Massa's. We were staying out west in the Wildwood area, so found this via Yelp.
We loved it!!! My husband often orders the tortellini in cream sauce with peas, etc, and he did again here. It was nearly the best he ever had. I had the combo spaghetti/ravioli/mostaciolli and it was pretty good. The teens shared a chicken fettucini alfredo and had plenty to eat! It was also delicious. The bread was served warm and was tasty and the inexpensive house red wine was very good with a generous pour.
It has a (good) old, small, dark, dated, comfy St. Louis Italian restaurant feel. The wait staff was very experienced and friendly.
All in all, I really enjoyed it and would definitely go back.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention they have a cute little booth with curtains that would make a very nice spot for a date night or special occasion. Otherwise, not too romantic!

  • Visited June 2013
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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“Wonderful Evening!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

To begin with, the food was awesome! I had the tutta mare (sp?) and it was soooo good! We met our niece there who we had not seen in awhile and talked for almost two hours. Even though it was approaching closing, the waitress never acted frustrated with us. She was so nice and accommodating. The service and food were top notch. It is a bit dark in there and it makes it harder to read the menu when you're older but everything else makes up for it!

  • Visited June 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Love the Pizza (but HATE the Decor)”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Once you get past the fact that you're eating in a black hole, the food is actually really good. We always get a pizza and a large salad, and have never left hungry (or with leftovers). The servers have all been there a while and know the menu well. Good place for a mid-week family dinner out.

  • Visited April 2013
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St. Louis
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Love Massa's food...good service - a bit cramped and crowded. Their pizza, spaghetti and chicken dishes are wonderful!

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Massa's”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restuarant has been here for many years. The decor has not changed and neither has the food and service! I recenly have been bothered by eating garlic-- a bad thing when eating Italian! We were out with friends and they had picked the place. The server was so nice and double checked with the chicken to help me to order. They were so accomodating and we had a wonderful time.
The Chicken Spedini is the best thing on the menue, even tho I could not order it. The other people in our party did and loved it. I went with the chicken picatta and it was great.
Only negative is the house wine is not very good.
We all wiill be going back.
They do not take reservations, so if you go on Sat. night, get there early!

  • Visited March 2013
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