Il Palato Follows a New and Welcome Path in St. Louis Italian

Aug 15, 2019 206

BY: Cheryl Baehr

By now, chef Timothy Adams doesn't bat an eye when he gets the inevitable question from one of Il Palato's confused diners: Where's the spaghetti and meatballs? Such questions are bound to happen. After all, the restaurant is owned by Michael Del Pietro, a prolific restaurateur whose surname carries the weight of decades in the business and the expectations that come with it.

The Del Pietro family has had a major role in defining what is meant by St. Louis-style Italian food. Since 1976, when Mary Rose and Michael Del Pietro Sr. opened the iconic Del Pietro's on Hampton, the family has been synonymous with the red sauce dishes the city so deeply loves.

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