I've now been to Mad Tomato 3 times and I'm kicking myself for not having gone more often. This restaurant that's in one of the unluckiest spots in town (I think 4 different restaurants have been there in the past 15 years) is a standout not just in Clayton, but all over St. Louis. Owned by one of the Raccanelli brothers, of pizza fame, this unpretentious spot should not be missed. From the shrimp salad to the pasta with pork ragout, the amazing foccaccia served with everything, the food is outstanding. Everything is made from scratch, the service is attentive and friendly and the prices are actually reasonable. I've only eaten there for lunch and it's never crowded (this worries me as I don't want it to close) but can't wait to check it out for dinner. Forget Pastaria or the "scene" at Libertine and Five Star, do yourself a favor and check out Mad Tomato - you won't be disappointed.
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