Posted in Missouri August 15, 2017
Missouri’s Little Italy is in a small neighborhood, south of Forest Park, in St. Louis. The area is known for having exceptional Italian restaurants, groceries, and bakeries. With endless opportunities for great dining, unique architecture, and rich history, The Hill is one of St. Louis’ best destinations! So grab your friends and head to Missouri’s Little Italy for the perfect day trip destination.
The Hill – named after the neighborhood’s location near the highest point in the city – was created by Italian immigrants who moved into the area during the 1830s.
More than half of the neighborhood’s population are of Italian descent. The neighborhood is notoriously close-knit and homes rarely go on the market.
The Hill is home to some of Missouri’s most famous and well respected eateries making it a great place to visit.
The Missouri Baking Company is one of The Hill’s most iconic establishments.
Be sure to stop in for some sweet treats for breakfast and get a box of goodies to take home!
Just try not to eat them all in the car on your dive back.
A great way to get a taste of The Hill is to take the 3 hour EAT St. Louis food tour.
This tour showcases the unique history of the neighborhood as well as highlights the many distinct foods that have originated from the St. Louis Hill. To register for the next tour, visit their website
You can’t visit St. Louis with out getting some toasted ravioli. This popular dish originated from The Hill.
St. Louis style pizza is often credited to the Italian neighborhood as well. You can find this amazing thin crust square cut pizza at many of the great neighborhood establishments.
Many of the local shops have served this St. Louis community for multiple generations.
You’ll love visiting the local shops, groceries, and bakeries. These family run, neighborhood staples are truly what makes The Hill such a unique and timeless neighborhood.
Getting an authentic Italian deli sandwich is a must when visiting The Hill.
Milo’s Tavern is a great place to have a beer and try your hand at Italy’s most popular recreational sport…
Bocce ball leagues, tournaments, and open play take play year round at Milo’s.
Play at game of Bocce ball at Milo’s located at 5201 Wilson Ave., St. Louis.
Zia’s is one of the most popular restaurants on The Hill.
Their Italian salad is considered one of the best in the area with their sweet and tangy house dressing.
You can find their salad dressing and pasta sauces in the aisles of local grocery stores or at their restaurant.
The pasta is always delicious. Their portions are very generous so you can usually take home enough for lunch the next day!
Zia’s is located at 5256 Wilson Ave., St. Louis.
You can get authentic Italian gelato from Gelato Di Riso on the tour or just pop in on your own.
Find Gelato Di Riso at 5204 Wilson Ave., St. Louis.
Have you taken the EAT St. Louis food tour or visited any of these amazing Italian eateries? Let us know in the comments below!