Saturday, June 27, 2009

Erio's Ristorante

A co-worker has been telling me about Erio's Ristorante for some time, but they are only open for supper. Recently both of us were working the late shift and decided it was time to order from Erio's. Erio's Ristorante is family owned and opened for business in 1970 in Florissant, MO. They moved to St Peters in 1991. Their menu has all items you would expect at an Italian restaurant, appetizers, salads, pizza, steaks & veal, chicken & fish, pasta, sandwiches and desserts. Their hand tossed pizza's come in 12" and 14", for an extra charge you can get a thicker New York style crust. For cheese, you can choose between fresh mozzarella and provel cheese.

We started with a Erio's House Salad, it had Mixed fresh greens with artichokes, Italian Volpi salami, provel cheese, red onions, peppercinis, Sicilian green olives and Erio's House dressing (Italian vinaigrette). The salad was very good, but the salami was just a bit more than I needed. I would get the dinner salad next time, it's the same minus the salami.

For pizza we ordered a standard hand tossed large with pepperoni, hamburger, onion and yellow peppers. The crust was was similar to New York style, but of uniform thickness all the way across. The bottom had a fair bit of char (pizza lingo for the black bits on the bottom) but didn't taste burnt. The crust would droop a some when it was still hot, but was quite chewy. the pepperonis were sliced thin the way I like them, and the small nuggets of hamburger were lightly seasoned. Both the onions and yellow peppers fresh. Oh yeah there was sauce in there also. The combination worked well. I have to say that I was awestruck by the crust, it was exceptional!

Over all the food was great, the crust warrants a return trip alone. The Sicilian salad and the Pizza di Palermo are both on my list for the return visit. The downside of Erio's is that they are only open for dinner (4p.m. - 9p.m. later on weekends) and they don't deliver the delicious pizza. So if you find your self in St Peters after 4 p.m. you can't go wrong with Erio's.

Erio's Ristorante is located at 951 Jungermann Rd. in St. Peters, MO. You can reach them at (636) 928-0112, for more information check out their web-site(click on the title link).

Highly Recommended.


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