I know that I write apostasy, but this well known restaurant was, at best, OK. I had never been there but had heard how good it was for years. In St. Louis with my wife for a meeting (hers, not mine), we invited our daughter and her boyfriend to dinner at Cunetto's.
My wife and I waited in the bar for the rest of our party, and the service was great, the wine fine, and the apps OK. We had eggplant parm which was so sauced I barely knew there was any eggplant. Also tried the famous toasted ravioli which was prepped well, but tasted and looked factory made.
The large dinner menu was pasta heavy, and given the name of t he place I was not surprised. I should have stuck withe pasta.
First the service, which was spotty. Our server was good, but her assistant was forgetful.
My wife had fettucini carbonara, which was very good, creamy and flavorful. My daughter's spag w/meatballs was good but nothing special. Her boyfriend's cannelloni was so heavily sauced I couldn't see the pasta, but he said the flavor was good. I ordered saltimbocca which was served with such a heavy white sauce that I had to try hard to find the veal, much less taste it.
Cunetto's is one of those places that if you grew up going there, can't be beat because it's the taste of growing up. Coming into the experience in (ahem) late middle age, I just didn't see or taste anything special.
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