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Ultima Cucina, Saint Louis, MO

Ultima Cucina

4.0
4
170 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Under the direction of Executive Chief Montrell Jones, he has created the ultimate Italian steakhouse — a true St. Louis experience. A Farm to Table, scratch kitchen. We make it all fresh. 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. Make your Reservation today at Ultima Cucina.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 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

Offers

  • Happy Hour is now from 3pm to 6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:45 PM - 8:15 PM
    Come join us for Happy Hour(s) at The Last Hotel STL Bar.

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What 170 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown

    Good for groups

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. AW

    AliciaW

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and competitive prices. This is a Must Try Restaurant. A.W
  2. D

    Davidh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pizza was very good. Chocolate mousse cake also good.
  3. L

    Lindsay

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They cancelled our reservation when we arrived (on time). It was unexpected and because it was a holiday pretty inconvenient.
  4. DW

    DavidW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were perfect
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Honestly, one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. They severely understaffed and our waitress was doing everything she possibly could to take care of us. Our seating was right in front of the kitchen, which also happened to be right next to the host stand. The setup of this place was awkward and uncomfortable. 2 out of 6 plates of food were actually tolerable and our bill was overcharged. We ended up just paying and leaving because we had an event to go to. I would honestly never dine here again. This place needs some serious work.
  6. m

    mike

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    6:30 reservation, 6:50 still no seats available, told to wait another 15 minutes. No apology, just shrugged shoulders. Left and went elsewhere.
  7. TO

    TOMMYJCAT2000

    Atlanta

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was outstanding. Everyone (party of 9) got different dishes, but loved what they got. Service was good, but not outstanding, as the restaurant appeared to be understaffed. Ultima Cucina isn't fancy, but has flavorful, high quality food.
  8. l

    lisamarch

    St. Louis

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic flatbread pizzas. Our waitress was kind and helpful, but she was the only one working and needed help.
  9. NP

    NateP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went her for dinner before a show in midtown. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were impressed by the food - people got a variety of items (wings, pasta, pizza, salad, and the braised beef special) and everyone agreed the food was well made and flavorful. Space was well decorated for Christmas and we got some nice pre-show family pictures. Would definitely recommend.
  10. F

    Fmaguire54

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Very attentive and friendly service. Generous, tasty portions.
  11. CL

    CourtL

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I was expecting more. They were short staffed and the server didn’t really know the menu. But we were 1 of 2 parties dining there. The pasta and pizza were good but I have never been to a place where they pre cut your filet mignon, I have food allergies and 2 times the waiter didn’t take notice and brought me things with dairy. Sort of an odd setup in a hotel lobby.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Really good food but no salad or bread with meal and drinks were $10-$12
  13. S

    Sonje

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant. Had a nice ambiance and great services
  14. Y

    Yorkie

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a bitterly cold night. ...a fireplace would be nice. But the food and wine was great.
  15. J

    John

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Run down restaurant in a hotel. Not what we expected. The food was ok but ambiance was bad
  16. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious! The staff was very nice and made us feel welcome. We will definitely be back!
  17. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, better service. The Butchers Cut stake was exceptional! They accommodated our group with no problems at all. Definitely recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good really enjoyed the goat cheese appetizer and the chicken Parm entree
  19. VS

    VeeS

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was just OK. Limited menu. Felt prices were high for the value.
  20. LH

    LauraH

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monique was very attentive, polite and welcoming. The food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. An absolute beautiful space to dine in. I highly recommend it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The meatballs were very good. We both ordered steaks one was very undercooked and the other was served hardly warm. The potatoes that come with dinner were amazing. Our server was very good and friendly. The restaurant offered new steaks and a discount due to the inconvenience.
  22. IF

    IamnotFred

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I highly recommend this venue. Great food, great service, reasonable prices, nice venue.
  23. G

    Geoff

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Don't let the weathered exterior of the building discourage you. Inside is a delightful dining experience. The baked goat cheese was a delicious balance of flavors, the half salads perfectly sized, and the Braised Ragu extraordinary. Even better was the service from the Manager Misha, who was a little understaffed on a Sunday Night, but rocked the dining room. Highly recommended
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Been here twice, probably won’t be returning.
  25. C

    Chris74

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The goat cheese appetizer was excellent as was the Ragu dish. The chefs were so nice to let my son watch how they cooked his pizza in the wood burning stove. Overall a great experience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff, facilities, and service were all outstanding. Our server, Nick, and the hostess were extremely efficient in managing a busy day and were fantastic.
  27. G

    Guest1

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The ultimate Cucina left a lot to be desired. The food came out over cooked and from the time we ordered to the time we received our food was an hour and fifteen minutes. Was not what we were hoping for.
  28. Y

    Yorkie

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went to have a nice meal, and being English by birth, to raise a toast to the new King. Surprisingly the people (hotel guests) at the next table raised their glasses and joined us. They were Australians traveling across the US to a family wedding. The result was a meal made even more enjoyable by conversation, with strangers, with whom we shared a common bond. BTW the home made pasta tastes extra special. Parking was easy, we were right outside the the hotel.
  29. JV

    JoyceV

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent lots of flavor! Waiter Jonathon was super friendly great waiter.
  30. R

    Rprince

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had fantastic service at Ultima! The food was also very good. Goat cheese appetizer, along with roasted cauliflower. The pasta dishes were good as well. We had three types of pizza and our fav was surprisingly the pepperoni. This location is in a hotel and is right next to the city museum.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    For how understaffed they were, the servers were incredibly graceful. I hope people have a shred of empathy in this regard.
  32. SW

    ScottW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good was really good. Not quite enough wait staff but the staff that was working were very attentive. I would definitely go again
  33. DD

    DeeDeeM

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was FANTASTIC. Food was amazing. The baked goat cheese appetizer and chicken piccata were out of this world full of flavor! Just wonderful!!!!
  34. Q

    Queen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The place was great could have used more seasoning on the food it taste like dietary food. Fort 100.00 dollars could have been much better. The nets and flies was not cool while u eating but overall great place.
  35. BH

    BradleyH

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night. Always food cooked to perfection.
  36. JM

    JoeM

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four different meals and all were fantastic. Pastas and steaks cooked to perfection. Service was great. Will go again next stay at the last hotel!

    Ultima CucinaResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much joe! We’re all very glad to hear you had such a pleasant experience

  37. DH

    DutchH

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.

    Ultima CucinaResponded on August 16, 2022Glad you enjoyed our Food! Super happy for your service experience. Can’t wait to welcome you again Dutch.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    Lasha

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    JandCB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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.

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 4 stars by 170 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 1 time 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 Fri–Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Fri–Sun 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 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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