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Ultima Cucina, Saint Louis, MO

Ultima Cucina

3.9
3.9
133 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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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

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DH

    DutchH

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Tori was very attentive and accommodating. Had a great meal. Enjoyed the wood fired pizza and Alfredo. The old hotel is beautiful. Well done.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food but WAY understaffed as far as servers and bar.
  3. L

    Lasha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not even open! I made bday brunch reservations and they weren’t even open!
  4. JC

    JandCB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The steak was good. The chicken (piccata) was not, although the sauce was. Chicken was cold and rubbery. The waitress was helpful as she could be, but couldn't answer basic questions about what drinks were available or what the specials were.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We came for a girls trip to St.Louis. The servers were friendly, amazing and very busy!!! We ordered meatballs and cauliflower as apps. Both were surprisingly very spicy. We did not finish the appetizers as they were so full of red pepper flakes it was overwhelming. One person ordered chicken piccata it had very heavy sauce. The chicken was cooked very well! One girl had Ragu. It was good, but the description said gnocchi and it was served with shell pasta. I ordered the chicken Alfredo. Something was missing- it was the right consistency but had almost no flavor! The chicken in the Alfredo was cooked well. I would try pizzas next time, but I would never order pasta here again. I will say that our group became Ill that night after leaving. I am fearful that we got some type of food borne Illness.
  6. WM

    WhiskyMan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Mostly good, but excessive salt was an issue with a couple of dishes. Baked goat cheese starter was the best of the night. Google lists outdoor seating but there isn't any.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We ordered two lunch portion spinach salads. One had apples, the other didn’t, one had chicken, the other didn’t. We hadn’t asked for any add ons or substitutions. Then, our bill listed the salads for $1 more each than the price listed on the menu. I would not go back.
  8. MB

    MarkB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was very bad. Food was decently but overpriced. I got charged $2 for ice in my drink. Bad experience.
  9. S

    Sandman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We booked advance reservations for 4 adults and when we arrived the hostess seated us right away and poured us waters. After that, we sat for 20 minutes without any interaction from a waiter or waitress. When I approached the hostess she seemed unaware that nobody had come by, even though there were only 4 other tables seated at the time. We then waited another 8 minutes while she “found” the waitress. The waitress came over and seemed very stressed as she didn’t know she was our waitress and felt terrible we had been waiting all that time. Once she came over, she was great and the food was great. It was obvious they were understaffed but there were other staff around that could have jumped in to help. For a 6:00 dinner reservation we didn’t see any food until 7:20.
  10. L

    Livleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and environment was wonderful! Highly recommend this place
  11. BH

    BrentH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately the restaurant didn't post any holiday hours for the 4th of July. Seems like an important step over a busy holiday weekend. Site was closed over the 4th of July. Fortunately a local Mexican restaurant was open and able to accommodate our group.

    Ultima CucinaResponded on July 8, 2022I am sorry sir, but we were open on the 4th of July. We are a Restaurant in a Full Service Hote, The Last Hotel. Our restaurant is open 365 days a year. - Guest Services

  12. l

    lynn

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitress was great. Pizza was good. Inside a hotel lobby.
  13. NE

    NashvilleEater

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great meal here on Wednesday, 6/1/22! Started with olives and Caesar salad as appetizers. The Greek olives were tiny and in a house-made brine with a touch of Sambuca -- very good! The Caesar was cheesy and fresh. I ordered the 8 oz. Filet Mignon with a mushroom wine sauce on the side. It didn't need one of the extra sauces they suggest -- it was juicy on its own, and it was accompanied by a saucy Cream of Spinach dish as well as roasted potatoes. (The potatoes were amazing.) My husband really enjoyed his Chicken Parmesan, which came with homemade pasta and a red sauce. We also enjoyed the house red wines. Excellent service from the one server who was taking all tables on this week night. If you're staying at the Last Hotel, no need to go anywhere else! If you're nearby, give it a try!
  14. CH

    CarolH

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Great food and drinks. We felt very welcomed.
  15. JC

    JoanC

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food but pacing of the courses was off with inexperienced staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ! We are from Europe and not easily impressed .
  17. S

    Shalyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciated that they went out of their way to accommodate my large party, even giving us a private area.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Dirty stained chairs No side with my pasta
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice brunch
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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. 👍
  38. 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
  39. B

    Bear66

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The food was ok

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ultima Cucina using the Order Online button. Ultima Cucina also offers 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 3.9 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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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