We went to Roberto’s restaurant for the first time, and I must say that my husband and I were very impressed. We have been going to Tony’s downtown for 30+ years and have hesitated to try a new Italian restaurant. However, after the passing on of our beloved friend Mr. Vince Bommarito we decided to try a new Italian restaurant in St. Louis County where we live. We arrived early for our 7:00 o’clock reservation, and while briefly waiting for our table we noticed that the lady at the front desk was cleaning the menus. I was very impressed by that. They may do that in other restaurants but I have never seen it. She and the owner were particularly accommodating when we asked to be seated at a table not next to a large group, as our friends who were joining us are elderly and somewhat hard of hearing. The owner went to great lengths to accommodate our request. That was greatly appreciated as we were then able hear each other talk throughout the dinner. We were very impressed with the food we ordered. My husband and I chose to split the Rigatoni Alla Vodka which was exquisite. The homemade rigatoni was cooked perfectly (all their pastas are made in house). As a frequent visitor to Tony’s it definitely rivaled any of Tony’s pastas. The sauce was delicious and the “goodies” in it, lobster, shrimp, and mushrooms were delicious and perfectly cooked. I would like to have the same dish with extra “goodies” added as an option on the menu. We then split the Veal Saltimbocca which was served with prosciutto, cheese, and a white wine/sage sauce. The dish is expected to be salty because of the prosciutto. My husband liked it a lot as he loves salt. Despite knowing that the prosciutto would be salty I found it saltier than I would like, so I will not order it again. To be fair, I do not like much salt on any of the dishes I choose. As a dessert we ordered the Tiramisu which is one of our favorite Italian desserts. It was very good. To accompany the dessert, I ordered a cappuccino. I must say that it was ok but not the best, as it was too dilute for my taste. The wine list is quite extensive and reasonably priced. We had the Chianti Classico Riserva-Gabbiano which was very good, especially after we asked for it to be chilled a bit as it was served at room temperature. As for the service, the waiter who said to call him BB or bald Brandon was great, amicable but polite, and he served the dishes at the pacing we requested. However the busboy was a little too quick in removing the dishes our friends had not finished with. To be fair, he did ask them if they were done, but as there was food still on the plates he should have waited a bit more. Obviously, there is no harm it waiting a bit to see if more food is eaten from checking a first time to checking a second time. Nonetheless, we did not feel rushed and took our time to talk to our friends. As a side note, while the waiter asked us if he could pour more wine for us, we had already poured a second glass for ourselves. It may sound snobbish but in a fine establishment such as Roberto’s the wine in the glass could be checked more frequently so that we would not have to pour it ourselves. On the whole this restaurant is definitely quite the Tony’s of South/West County. In summary, we highly recommend this restaurant and we are looking forward to going back often and trying new dishes.
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