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Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Adriana’s On The Hill

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Topping the list is Adriana’s On The Hill. Located at 5101 Shaw Ave. in the Hill, the deli and Italian spot is the highest rated inexpensive Italian restaurant in St. Louis. Serving lunch only, this eatery offers dishes like pizza and sandwiches. Boasting 4.5 stars out of 328 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

2. Gioia's Deli

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Next up is the Hill's Gioia's Deli, situated at 1934 MacKlind Ave. Offering sandwiches like the hot salami and Italian poor boy, the place has proven to be a local favorite. With 4.5 stars out of 284 reviews on Yelp, the deli and Italian eatery is a choice spot for those looking for a cheap option. 

3. Mama Toscano's Ravioli

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Mama Toscano's Ravioli, an Italian spot that offers hand-rolled ravioli, sandwiches and more in the Hill, is another much-loved, affordable go-to spot. With 4.5 stars out of 69 Yelp reviews, head over to 2201 Macklind Ave. to see for yourself. 

4. Joe Fassi Sandwich Factory

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Over in the Hill, check out Joe Fassi Sandwich Factory, which has earned four stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the deli and Italian spot by heading over to 2321 Sublette Ave, where there are twenty eight sandwiches to choose from.

5. Imo's Pizza

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Finally, there's Imo's Pizza, a Dutchtown favorite with four stars out of 38 reviews. Stop by 4780 S. Spring Ave. to hit up the Italian spot, which offers St. Louis style pizzas, sandwiches and toasted ravioli, next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. 


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