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“Nice family restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frank Papa's Ristorante

Frank Papa's Ristorante
Ranked #341 of 2,874 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level Contributor
328 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Nice family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

A real feel of a family restaurant for families and run by a family. Probably don't want to bring my 4-y-o granddaughter here, but great for adult families. They offer 1/2 siz on the pasta dishes which is good since they're all generous (and staff gently wrapped up all our leftovers to take home).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barb H
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tampa fl
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful long time restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I started going to Frank Papas in the 1990s because my daughters went to Washington University at that time. We don't live in St Louis, but to this day when we are back in the city this is where we go for the best food around. Being Italian and being from a northeast city where there is plenty of "good Italian" I think I know what that is. This is it!
The service has always been wonderful and food can't be any better. For the person who complained about a one time bad experience with the waitstaff, give it another try, otherwise you will be missing out on the best food experience.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank frequenttraveler1954
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Frank Papa's Ristorante ST. LOUIS MO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Starting with the relaxed atmosphere and hospitable staff, this restaurant is open for lunch on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and dinner every night but Sunday.
The Steaksm veal, seafood, chicken and pasta are first rate. My favorites are the Eggplant Parmesian and the Pasta con Escarole. Mussels Diavolo with their warm breads or Carpaccio are great appetizers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank arnie j
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st. louis, missouri
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175 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great evening very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Our party of eight arrived after a play for a Saturday night dinner. The place was packed. We had a reservation and were seated right on schedule. We asked our waitress for wine suggestions ans she came up with a nice Chardonnay and a nice chianti both of which worked very well. Cannelloni is sort of the special of the house and several in our party had it and raved about it. I had the veal diana which was in a brown sauce with lots of mushrooms and a little bite. It was very good. The restaurant was still very busy even as we finished our inner around 930. The food was great but the service was slow. It seemed like they were short handed because our server was hustling all the time and was very good. The prices seemed a little high but the quality of the food justified it. The relatively slow service kept me from rating the retaurant higher

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Thank ldgaff
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Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Frank Papa's has great ambience, good food with friendly, but slow service. The chef came by the table, however he was very unfriendly, even after a member of our party game him a compliment about his entree. Not sure we'll be back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Birdlegs52
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