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“Excellent salad & pizza”

Grassi's Ristorante & Deli
Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Frontenac
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Deli, Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Its original location was on "the Hill" and served the local community from the corner of Kingshighway and Potomac. In 1976, Grassi's opened its second location in what was then "West County" on the southwest corner of Route 66 (Lindbergh) and Conway. A few years later, Grassi's third location was opened in the "Central West End" along Euclid. The original location and the third location have been closed for many years. The second location has endured "the test of time" and is thriving amongst the lively "midtown" communities of - Frontenac, Creve Coeur, Olivette, Westwood, Huntleigh, and Ladue. In 1996, Grassi's second location moved from the corner of Lindbergh Blvd and Conway to its current niche at 10450 German Blvd. Over the past 40 years, Grassi's has had five different owners - Frank Grassi ("the Hill"), Jerry Watts (Central West End), Vito Agnello ('76 - '93), Glen Pariani ('93 - '12), and Frank Dyer ('12 - present). Grassi's unique location has it surrounded by many of St. Louis' most recognized private high schools - St. Joseph's Academy, MICDS, Chaminade, Villa Duchesne, CBC, and John Burroughs. In addition, Grassi's proudly serves the many employees of Monsanto's World Headquarters. Grassi's menu is simple Italian and the service is fast. Grassi's cafeteria style lay-out could arguably be the original Italian "quick service restaurant". The Italian salad and hot ham and beef sandwich ("House Special") are memorable and the most popular menu items. The dressings, sauces, meatballs, and roast beef are all made fresh from original family recipes. Grassi's proudly maintains its "from the Hill" roots. Our bread is baked daily by Joe Fazio's Bakery, our pizza shells are fresh from Vitale's Bakery, our cheesecake and "gooey butter cakes" are baked locally, and when available, we buy our produce from local farmers. Grassi's is a constant in an ever-changing world!
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Get extra olives in your delicious St Louis style tossed salad with a different tast and get extra olives. Then get any of their pizzas. You can't go wrong.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This place is no frills with great food & wonderful service. The pizzas are great and the salads are fresh. I enjoy business lunches and family dinners here.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

It was my first visit, will not be my last. Very good simple food, excellent pricing. If your going for lunch, get there early as it gets very busy by 11:45 ish. Service is very fast and efficient.

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Ate here for the first time today. Didn't expect much at first when I realized it was a counter-service restaurant, however I was pleasantly surprised. The food was amazing. I will definitely be back here next time I'm in the area.

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Thank paul s
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This modest place is more like home than a night out. Simple Italian fare, such as pizza, ravioli, sandwiches, beer and cheap wine. We live nearby and often go to Grassi's for a simple meal. One gets a tray and orders sandwiches, pizza, from a hot table. I almost always get a small veggie pizza, and my wife gets a hot roast beef sandwich. If you don't want fancy or expensive, this is your place. They do a big business at lunch time, but we usually go for dinner.

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Thank HalH344
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