You think this is good Italian Food. Don't call it food..
If you don't want to read all of this, let's just get to it. You would be better off buying a jar of Ragu and a box of Mostaccioli and you would have a better meal and save a ton of money. I brought my 2 out of town brothers to Rigazzi's for what we thought would be a great "on the hill" meal. All three of us were disappointed with the meal and could not finish them. We are all big eaters and never have a problem getting it all down but this crap I wouldn't bring home to the dog. I wouldn't even feed this to my x wife. We brought this to the attention of our waiter and all he could say was the cook has been there for 35 years, he needs to reread his cook book. The waiter said he was sorry and hoped that this experiance would not stop us from coming again, it will.
I would not return there even if the price was cut in half. Service was Ok, Price was way out of line and the food just plain terrible. I had a Cheeseburger with bacon and the only thing that had flavor was the bacon. My brother had Veal and the breading tasted like wet cardboard. The sauce tasted flat. I want everyone to know that I have been going to this place for 20 years and everytime I go it just seems to get worst but my last visit was truely my last. We paid every penny of our bill and left the waiter the proper tip for what our bill was but it won't happen again. Our visit was on 5-1-12
Not going there again.
If I could give 0 stars, I would. I don't expect much in terms of a service when I go to "authentic, neighborhood, family place", I am looking for great food. However, one thing that was OK is service, food was terrible.
My friend ordered Sea Food pasta. The only real seafood on her dish was shrimp, and that was over cooked to the point to where she could not even chew it. The other "seafood" on her pasta was imitation crab sticks. How they can get away with calling this food is beyond me. Her plate was drowned in white sauce that tasted like it came from the can. She paid $14.95 for that.
My dish had a bit more flavor in it, it was something in garlic butter sauce, but by the time I got to it, butter separated how it would when it was re-heated in the microwave. On the bottom of my plate I had a pool of butter. That also was $14.95.
Our kids had small cheese pizza. How bad can you mess that up? Well, they didn't eat it. That was $13.95.
This lunch costs us over $50 (tax and tip).
Yummy!. Prices seem slightly high but not beyond reach and they never put out coupons, but I find that to be the only downside. Always the same staff and they remember you everytime, it's great. The white sauce is cheesy and awesome! Try the potato skins..nice touch with the white cheese sauce and pepperoni, they are great and not your typical plain potato skin you can get anywhere. Love the pizza also the personal size is enough for me to even be able and bring some home. If you want a big menu with lots of great items, classic and unique, to choose from, you should try Rigazzis!
Best slice of STL on the Hill.
Rigazzi's isnt like most of the restaurants on the hill. Here you wont find the stuffy atmosphere and high prices but instead a fun filled evening with a light atmosphere.
The food at Rigazzi's is simply excellent (I recommend the Bakes Pasta Pepperonata or the Chicken Mary) Food always tastes wonderful even more than what i was expecting. The pasta dinners come with salads and under 20 bucks even with a drink (try that at giovanni's) lol
My uncle has been going to Rigazzi's since the 70's and eating the fried chicken... I have personally never tried it but he swears to it. Good service food and prices....5 Stars!
I love this place they have alot of food the peperonata pasta pisella , sicilliano are all very tasty they even have some of the best fried chicken in town.
We had a big group we sat in the very back room which they didnt have before, service was fast friendly and funny
Not a real high class place but we had such a good time and they made us feel right at home
I enjoy going there! It's not one of those places where they try to make a silk purse out of sows ear. We go there before games.. the beer is cheaper & colder than the stadium in those big fishbowls.
They can get busy on weekends but it's the experience of beeing part of it all i love.
The hill pizza is my fav. they have a crispy crust that's different from all the others. My wife likes the chicken parmesan.
Worst Experience. My family and I decided to eat there today since we were on the Hill shopping. We entered and were never greeted by anyone, then the bartender noded at us to take a seat. After sitting down we were approached by a server, took drink order and brought them. We all decided to eat there lunch "special", that they advertise on their website, 12 different selections for 7.99. After we ordered my dad saw the man behind the serving line eating some food out of the steam table pan.Then the man disapeared for like 15 mins or so, then we saw the same man sitting down at a table talking to some people and touching his hair and head, he then got up went back to the serving line,never washed his hands, and proceded to eat some more food with his bare hands. Then my father saw him cut up some meat, throw some back in the steam table with his bare hands, and then take some for himself, dip it in the au jou sauce and eat it, and then continue to serve food. This was the end for us, we stopped a server and told her about it, she watched him do it too and then she said how gross it was and that she only had 2 more months to work there. She then approaced the man and told him we had been watching him eat out of the pans. Our server came back over and we told him we were leaving and he didnt even say he was sorry. I think he took the man in the kitchen to talk to him but it didnt seem he was too surprised at what we had told him. We then asked to speak to the manager, and our server informed us he was the manager. This is the worst experice I have ever had! I am myself a waitress and I would never dare to the things they did there! Pass them up and go somewhere else, unless you want to get sick the next time you eat out!
Worst pizza ever!.
We went to Rigazzi's on a friend's recommendation, but we also checked out some reviews before hand. The reviews weren't great, but seeing that our friend said it was "ok" we figured it couldn't be that bad. It was. The cheese looked like plastic, the crust was hard, and the sauce had absolutely no redeeming qualities.
Would not recommend, will never go back.
Also, the pizza is served cut in squares, not triangles. But that is neither here nor there.
Consistently the best. I've been going to Rigazzi's for many years, and after moving from St. Louis, I always make a point to eat there when I'm visiting. I just ate there when in town for the New Year and it did not disappoint! Rigazzi?s is by far my favorite place on "The Hill". I highly recommend any pizza, the toasted ravs, and mostaccioli --always delicious!
Rude is Service. If you go there expecting to have waiters that care if you get what you ordered then you will be disappointed. We order a pizza with hardly any cheese and got a Provolone Party, and we didn't get the right wine either. But our waiter was OK with what we got. We weren't so we won't be back.
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