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While nearby St. Louis has its famous barbecue, Wentzville, Missouri is proof you don’t have to go to the big city for first-rate eats. We take in some of the best local restaurants in and around Wentzville, from gourmet burgers to authentic Italian fare.
A local dining haunt since first opening in 1996, West Allen Grill has been serving its fresh and casual American eats for more than two decades. A cozy, welcoming space decked out in locally inspired memorabilia entices guests to try appetizers like loaded potato skins, coconut shrimp with sweet-and-sour marmalade and toasted ravioli (practically a local St. Louis dining tradition), followed by an array of mains. These include a range of burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, pasta and dishes like meatloaf. They are served with mashed potatoes and green beans or BBQ baby back ribs basted in West Allen Grill’s homemade sauce.
West Allen Grill, 9 West Allen Street, Wentzville, MO, USA, +1 636 327 3030
Galati’s Pizza, Pasta, Grill has been delighting local diners with its deliciously traditional Italian cuisine since Rome-born owner and namesake Mauro Galati opened its doors in the small town of Foristell in 2010. Meat lovers will enjoy the carnivora pizza loaded with pepperoni, ham, cheese and sauce. Other tempting dishes include spaghetti pescatora with shrimp, mussels, calamari and scallops in a light white wine sauce or fresh, homemade gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and cream. Finish your meal with an equally authentic dessert of tiramisu, panna cotta or cannoli.
If Tommy D’s Pizza‘s rave reviews of its delicious pizza are anything to go by, it was certainly a successful year in business for this pizza joint. Choose from signature pies like the meat lovers or spinach alfredo, or build your own from a variety of sauces (marinara, BBQ and buffalo ranch included), cheeses and a smorgasbord of toppings like banana peppers, Italian sausage, black olives and pulled pork. Appetizers include toasted ravioli, meatballs and cheesy garlic toast, and a range of salads and hearty, oven-toasted sandwiches are served too.
Tommy D’s Pizza, 708 South Church Street, Wentzville, MO, USA, +1 636 327 9200