Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Town and Country has quickly become a local favorite, packing in the crowds like its Rock Hill counterpart.
The beautiful space elicits an authentic Italian osteria with its open floor plan and sundrenched rooms. Once you’ve been seated, the moderately priced menu is bound to make you drool in anticipation. Recently, I enjoyed the hearty lunch special. Come spend the afternoon with me!
The Suburbs Need More Restaurants Like Katie’s Pizza & Pasta
Finally, a hip new restaurant in Town & Country has arrived. This suburb is known for quiet streets, strip malls, and chain restaurants. However, its residents often crave more authentic fare, locally sourced ingredients, and exciting ambience without having to leave the bubble. Since Town & Country is a suburb, locals dine out mostly on the weekends (aside from fast food). Without enough foot traffic, this makes it difficult for new restaurants to succeed.
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria is one of the few non-chain restaurants to make it big in the area. What it gets right: a modern setting that’s still family-oriented, high quality food, and affordability. Hopefully, Katie’s will lead the way to other success stories that will help our neighborhood thrive. (And selfishly…create more exciting options for my social life.)
Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Menu
The Katie’s Pizza and Pasta menu is extensive. It’s better to go with a group so you can try as much as you like. But for lunch they give you two options for under $15: a half salad and an entrée. Since they’re encouraging me to eat healthy with a salad, I’m only too happy to indulge in my second course.
The hand crafted pizzas have inventive toppings like brussels sprouts, pears, figs, and caramelized leeks smothered with fresh cheeses like mozzarella, parmigiano, fontina, and goat cheese. The pastas and sandwiches are equally as enticing with options such as lemon strozzapreti and a crispy smoked salmon panino.
Although a tough decision, I opted for the fried artichoke salad, which Katie’s is famous for, and the Fiori Arrabiatta pasta made with a spicy sauce. I couldn’t pass up the chance to try a Joia all natural soda so I sprang for Pomegranate and Ginger. It was the perfect refresher to complement my food.
The Ambience at Katie’s Pizza and Pasta
Katie’s Osteria brings a bit of Europe to Town & Country. The decor delights the senses just as the food does, which creates a place diners love to visit again and again.
Wide-open, light, airy rooms set the mood with plants blooming in all corners. A gold accented bar shines, bringing a touch of glamour to the space. Tables are lined with mismatched chairs, which make this place feel a little more like home. Plus modern artwork by Katie’s parents adorn the walls for a little added color.
About My Look
This colorful and comfy look makes me long for a vacation. If I were in Italy, I’d wear this outfit for a stroll on the piazza. But since I’m not, a lemon and striped breton with a flattering bow midi skirt looks perfect for lunch at my local osteria. Cute pops of color from head to toe make it easy to tie contrasting pieces together. I’m all about yellow, particularly lemon motifs and bright mimosa sandals.
If you’re looking for other gorgeous Italian restaurants in St. Louis, don’t forget to try Sardella in Clayton, now open for brunch daily.