Searching for a place to eat on St. Louis famous hill on a Sunday turned out to be a challenge until we found the delectable Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas which fit the bill before our viewing of Ghost at the Peabody Opera House. The Hill is always a place we want to go whenever we head to the city.
The Hill is home to any great Italian restaurants. There is an official website https://visit.hill2000.org/tours-of-the-hill for the Hill and the history they offer states, “Once called Fairmount Heights, the highest point in the City, The Hill had German and Irish immigrants working the clay mines. Italians seeking a new future in America came to the area to work those same clay mines and made The Hill their neighborhood in the 1890′s. The Hill has been home to some of Saint Louis City’s most nationally known residents, including baseball heroes Joe Gargiola and Lawrence “Yogi” Berra”.
I was fascinated to note that they even give tours of the Hill. I think this would be great fun and that if a native of the area conducted the tour I would find hidden gems in this historic area.
As for Guido’s, the food was great, my daughter Carrie ordered fettuccini Alfredo, I ordered manicotti and my mom stuck with her favorite spaghetti. Together we all three shared the Guido salad and it was amazing. The restaurant has an interesting twist with a Spanish and Italian menu. It was a great family place and many family combinations came and went while we dined and enjoyed before heading out to our show. Located at 5046 Shaw Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, call (314) 771-4900 for more information!