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One of St. Louis’ Oldest Italian Restaurants To Close

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Effective at the close of business on Saturday, August 27, Del Pietro’s House of Pasta, a landmark in south St. Louis on Hampton, will close after 35 years in business.

Originally opened in September of 1976, the popular restaurant became known not just for it’s Italian menu, but also as one of the most popular places in St. Louis for special family events, receptions and luncheon programs. Customers came from all over St. Louis and the Metro East area to enjoy the good food and family atmosphere.

Since 1986, Del Pietro’s has been operated by Mary Rose Del Pietro, the widow of Michael Del Pietro, the founder, who passed away that year.

However, the facility is not being shuttered permanently. Mathew Ungar, the Executive Chef of the Missouri Athletic Club West Club West, will open a new restaurant at that location on October 1 called Mathew’s Kitchen.

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