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Ultima Cucina, Saint Louis, MO

Ultima Cucina

4.2
4.2
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

At Ultima Cucina, we’ve created an Italian steakhouse — a true St. Louis experience. Missouri is a melting pot of some of the greatest cuisine throughout the United States. Ultima Cucina represents the finest Italian cuisine St. Louis has to offer — with our fresh cut steaks, homemade pastas, wood-fired pizza and some of the best wine and cocktails in the city.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 390-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Enoch Simpson

  • Catering

    We offer full service catering, on and off site.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer endless possibilities to make your event special. Our Events Team will work tirelessly to make sure your event is one of a kind.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Washington Avenue and 15th Street

  • Parking details

    The area offers a variety of parking options, we are close to private parking lots or street parking. meters are $3.00 for two hours and free after 7 PM

  • Public transit

    On Washington Street close to Restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Pastries$2.50

    daily assortment

    • Granola Parfait$7.50

      granola, vanilla honey yogurt, seasonal berries

      • Egg Plate$12.00

        toast, scrambled eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes, honey butter, homemade jam

        • Steak and Eggs$14.00

          breakfast potatoes, toast

          • Pancakes$9.00

            seasonal berries or chocolate chips, maple syrup

            • Brioche French Toast$10.00

              strawberries, whipped mascarpone

              • Breakfast Sandwich$8.00

                english muffin, choice of bacon or sausage, cheddar cheese, egg with breakfast potatoes

                • Breakfast Tacos$12.00

                  choice of (2) carne asada, sausage, or bacon, scrambled egg, cheddar, pico de gallo, sour cream, hot sauce breakfast potatoes

                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                  What 116 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.2
                  4.2 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.1Food
                  • 4.3Service
                  • 3.9Ambience
                  • 3.8Value

                  NoiseModerate

                  Loved For

                  • Downtown

                    Good for Groups

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                  1. J

                    Josh

                    Unspecified

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    My wife and I stayed at the adjoining hotel for our 10th anniversary. The food was delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly, and my wife enjoyed her pasta very much. She drank wine and I ordered a Manhattan, which was a featured drink on their menu… I got an old fashioned instead. That was odd, but I rolled with it. Overall, good experience.

                  2. RF

                    RobertF

                    Naples

                    11 reviews

                    5.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Hidden gem of St. Louis! The ragu was to die for and the service was fast and friendly. Cool atmosphere in the chic and charming hotel lobby.

                  3. MG

                    MickG

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                    Wait staff short handed, but once we were noticed after waiting for a bit, things ran smoothly. Great cocktails, good wine. Steak was great, wife’s pasta was simple but well executed.

                  4. C

                    China

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                    The food is ok. I don’t eat meat so it was difficult to choose from the menu. The fried cauliflower was delicious.

                  5. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Chicago

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                    overall3food2service4ambience1

                    The restaurant was dead. I think there were other people there possibly two tables but I can’t recall. I was hoping for a more energetic and lively restaurant ambience, but all that was offered was some low-key hotel dining experience almost like a cafeteria. The restaurant didn’t feel like a standalone operation end it just seemed like an extension of the hotel as the people working in the restaurant all had on hotel uniforms rather than restaurant uniforms. This was evident as some of the employees were doing other hotel duties and then meandering into the restaurant and doing some of the restaurant duties as well. My fault, I should have researched more before I decided to book a reservation in this restaurant. The server was very very nice a real cool guy, very personable and you can tell he likes to interact with the guests.

                  6. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Chicago

                    35 reviews

                    3.0

                    35 reviews

                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                    When we get to the area of the hotel where there was seating we were greeted by somebody friendly who seated us immediately. There were only a few people sitting in the area. It is an open area and a hotel lobby so I can imagine that if it got crowded that this would maybe be a concern to some people. We got our water pretty quickly and were given the menu. The menu is very minimal and all the things that were on the menu I did not feel that I got A good selection to choose from. We tried the ribollita soup and it was super salty and honestly not very tasty at all. It’s beans and bacon in a very salty base with Parmesan on top. Very lackluster. The best part of that appetizer was the bread. We then ordered fried cauliflower which was very lumpy and not crispy at all. It was well seasoned but I did not like the seasoning it seemed like it had way too much lemon or vinegar or whatever that really strange taste was. We then ordered hot honey wings and they were very grizzly and not very tasty. The best part of this meal was that it came with french fries and they were amazing. The catch-up and aïoli sauce were the best parts as that’s what we dipped our french fries in. So in all outside of the water the french fries and the bread, this was a very expensive and disappointing dinner. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

                  7. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    St. Louis

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Food was amazing! Service was awesome! I didn't expect it to be inside a hotel- but discovered it was kind of a hidden treasure! Will definitely visit again. Brioche French toast is to die for!

                  8. DF

                    DonnaF

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Delicious Filet Mignon! Service wonderful! John was very pleasant and attentive.

                  9. TB

                    TrentB

                    Jackson Hole

                    1 review

                    vip
                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    very Nice quiet place, the food was great and our server was very friendly!

                  10. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 1, 2022

                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                    Dirty stained chairs No side with my pasta

                  11. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    New York Area

                    10 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    10 reviews

                    Dined on March 20, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Nice brunch

                  12. a

                    ashleys

                    Indiana

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Stayed at the Last Hotel & decided to try the restaurant which was listed as a steakhouse online. It was almost empty which made me nervous but we had great service and awesome food! It is a small menu and a little pricey but that’s expected. Overall great experience!

                  13. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    St. Louis

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 11, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The Service and everyone’s food was great! I Highly recommend the Chicken Alfredo.

                  14. M

                    Matt

                    Washington DC

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    1.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on March 8, 2022

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    Made a reservation for Tuesday night and showed up and no one was there. No host, no servers, etc. it was in a hotel so we could just walk in. Had to go find someplace else to eat

                  15. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                    overall2food1service2ambience2

                    I reserved a table for 2. Immediately I noticed that the well dressed staff were gone and replaced with green polos which changed the ambiance for me right away. Then we bypassed several 2 tops and zipped to a table next to a family with kids while 2/3rds of the restaurant sat empty.

                  16. MC

                    MattC

                    St. Louis

                    4 reviews

                    1.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on February 12, 2022

                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                    This is a bar lobby restaurant, which is actually a quiet area at the back of the bar. To say it was casual was correct. The hostess/server was in sweatpants. The service was adequate, but the food was inedible. We like the hotel, and have stayed there several times, so we thought we would give the restaurant a try on an evening when we didn't feel like going out. However, we are used to eating Italian on The Hill, and with so many other choices available, we wont be back. It was just bad.

                  17. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                    overall5food2service5ambience5

                    Nice and quiet. Staff was pleasant. Food was okay. Came out very fast.

                  18. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    St. Louis

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on January 2, 2022

                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                    The food was pretty good The pasta could have been cooked a little bit more other than that the experience was good

                  19. r

                    rayt

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on December 26, 2021

                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                    no oven so limit on food sparce staff was good food ok nothing special

                  20. DK

                    DavidK

                    Tucson

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Real nice dinner. Excellent server Home made posta Great drinks Top value! We’d go back anytime. 👍

                  21. N

                    Night

                    New England

                    15 reviews

                    3.0

                    15 reviews

                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                    Very strange experience- Empty dining room - high ceilings compounded sense of being only table- we had Friday eve reservations Server was not wearing mask (we’re still in mode with every restaurant we’ve been to in last 2 months, waitstaff is wearing masks Restaurant off lobby of hotel Menu ok, almost like the hill restaurants Lasagna was not Hill like Pizzas were greasy Salads ok Presentation pretty basic

                  22. B

                    Bear66

                    St. Louis

                    8 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on December 4, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This came up on OpenTable and we are always willing to try a new place. Parking was easy and it was not busy inside. The food was amazing as was the service. I had the Brioche French Toast and the strawberry marscarpone cream was delicious! The restaurant is enormous! We stayed and watched the hockey game and ate a late lunch as well!

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Las Vegas

                    3 reviews

                    vip
                    2.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on November 25, 2021

                    overall2food1service3ambience1

                    The food was ok

                  24. AA

                    AmberA

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                    Mostly empty and needed some music playing to liven the place up but the food and service were incredible!

                  25. P

                    Puglover

                    Washington DC

                    12 reviews

                    1.0

                    12 reviews

                    Dined on November 8, 2021

                    overall1food2service1ambience2

                    One server who spent more time chatting with patrons at the bar than serving us. Pizza was soggy and had been sitting. Chicken piccata was okay. We were the only people in the restaurant so it’s not like the server had a lot of tables he needed to serve food to. Would not recommend.

                  26. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Antonio

                    5 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on October 29, 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                    Pizzas here are excellent. Our family enjoyed eating here.

                  27. BH

                    BrianH

                    St. Louis

                    5 reviews

                    4.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on October 10, 2021

                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                    Chef Diane is fabulous!

                  28. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on October 9, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                    Not a typical date night scene but the service there is absolutely amazing! They did an outstanding job trying to make it a romantic date night for my girlfriend birthday! I really appreciate the waiter and the head security personnel for going over an beyond their job! Will definitely come back for a lunch date

                  29. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Northern MI

                    10 reviews

                    5.0

                    10 reviews

                    Dined on October 7, 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Great food & service! Was a little difficult to find due to being in the hotel but nice setting for a quiet evening

                  30. AY

                    AlinaY

                    Atlanta

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on September 11, 2021

                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                    I unfortunately have to write a negative review but our experience here was bad. Our drinks were forgotten about, the table next to us was complaining about their drink, my husbands old fashioned was not good. Food wise I had the Ragu which tasted great, no complaints there, but portion size was small and left a lot to be desired. Husbands pizza was soggy and floppy. To be fair it looked like they were super understaffed but felt the whole vibe could have been better.

                  31. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    New England

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on September 11, 2021

                    overall1food1service2ambience2

                    Don’t do it. Just go somewhere else. The place has changed names recently and is in the lobby of The Last Hotel. There is absolutely no signage and you might think you are in the wrong place even after you walk in. The waitress tried but it was hopeless. Food was eatable but that’s about it. I don’t think the place has plates because it seems like every dish comes in a bowl. Maybe the pizza is good but I didn’t see anyone in the place eating it. When you notice that this place is the only restaurant in all of St Louis that has openings you ought to wonder why.

                  32. EW

                    ElizabethW

                    St. Louis

                    3 reviews

                    3.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on July 2, 2021

                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                    The place was empty so we had it all to ourselves! Cocktails were great the food was good. Our waitress was very attentive.

                  33. V

                    Victoria

                    St. Louis

                    3 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on June 11, 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    We loved the ambiance and the old school feel. The rooftop was beautiful. Our waitress Sierra was very sweet. We will return

                  34. KE

                    KimEatsBaltimore

                    Baltimore

                    22 reviews

                    vip
                    1.0

                    22 reviews

                    Dined on June 8, 2021

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    Shouldn’t be open if it cannot have food that a 4 year old couldnt make. Massively disappointed. Don’t bother going.

                  35. f

                    foodie

                    Washington DC

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on May 9, 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                    Best Bloody Mary ever! The potatoes were fantastic! Thank you!

                  36. TG

                    ToniG

                    St. Louis

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    3.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on May 8, 2021

                    overall3food5service2ambience4

                    Made a reservation and we were seated quickly. The atmosphere of the restaurant is interesting and comfortable. Like many places, I think they were a bit short-staffed, though we ordered and our food was delivered in a timely manner. It was nearly impossible to a drink and when we did order a drink, the waiter forgot to put it in. We were completely finished with our meal when someone checked on us. A guy who seemed like he was a manager did check on us and was incredibly kind about the oversight. The only other thing I would mention is that the menu is somewhat limited. Again, they may be a COVID think, but there's no website for the menu so I'm not sure we would have gone there if I had been able to see it. The food was absolutely delicious, however; it's primarily Italian. I did see another table had what looked like sandwiches arrive at their table but we were never offered a menu that had anything like that on it. I believe we'll return at some point.

                  37. JF

                    JF07

                    St. Louis

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on May 7, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great service. Amazing food. Will return.

                  38. DR

                    DanielR

                    St. Louis

                    14 reviews

                    4.0

                    14 reviews

                    Dined on April 18, 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                    Nice restaurant in the Last Hotel. There is a wide variety of seating options and the restaurant is pretty expansive across the main floor level of the Hotel. Went for brunch and the brunch purger was insanely good. The fries are like fancy McDonalds in the best way. Also other party was not disappointed with the standard egg breakfast plate. The bar seems nice as well.

                  39. D

                    Dechea

                    St. Louis

                    29 reviews

                    2.0

                    29 reviews

                    Dined on April 11, 2021

                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                    This was my first and mostly likely last visit to The Last Kitchen. Let me preface this by stating I go out to eat quite a bit and give places and staff the benefit of the doubt and I tip pretty well; especially for excellent service. We (myself which we asked him to clean; and he did with hesitation. We should have left then. I must say that the mimosas were excellent but pricy. You actually could taste the champagne. The food we ordered was plain and I asked the person that brought the food out if they could bring some additional dressing for my not so Caesar salad. Never saw the person again. Waiter never came back to check on us. We stopped what looked like a manager to ask for ketchup, salt and pepper and he was not very nice at all, but was very chatty with other guests. I got up and got my own napkins from the bar. As a patron, we have many choices to choose from and maybe I went on the wrong day, but this place will not be a choice for me and I will not refer anyone there.

                  40. f

                    foodie

                    Washington DC

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on April 4, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Everything was wonderful! Elegant, classy and relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and drinks! Thank you, Christopher, for an unforgettable veggie Bloody Mary!

                  Safety precautions

                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                    • Contactless payment available
                  • Screening

                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                  FAQs

                  Ultima Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Ultima Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 390-2500.

                  Ultima Cucina is rated 4.2 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                  Booked 7 times today
                  Google Map for Ultima Cucina

                  1501 Washington Ave Saint Louis, MO 63103

                  Additional information

                  • Cross street

                    On the corner of Washington Avenue and 15th Street

                  • Neighborhood

                    St. Louis

                  • Hours of operation

                    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                  • Cuisines

                    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress code

                    Smart Casual

                  • Parking details

                    The area offers a variety of parking options, we are close to private parking lots or street parking. meters are $3.00 for two hours and free after 7 PM

                  • Public transit

                    On Washington Street close to Restaurant

                  • Payment options

                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Executive chef

                    Enoch Simpson

                  • Additional

                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                  • Phone number

                    (314) 390-2500

                  • Catering

                    We offer full service catering, on and off site.

                  • Private party facilities

                    We offer endless possibilities to make your event special. Our Events Team will work tirelessly to make sure your event is one of a kind.

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