Pasta Perfect in St. Louis

The humble noodle gets the star treatment at these St. Louis restaurants.

You call it pasta; I call it noodles. Here's a quick tour of some delicious noodle-y options in St. Louis.

Sen Thai

A bustling downtown favorite, and home to several popular dishes including Drunken Noodles (intoxicated with spices, that is, and packed with bamboo shoots, garlic, bell peppers, egg, carrots, onions and Thai hot chilies.) Omnipresent Pad Thai also gets a fresh treatment here. 

Hiro Asian Kitchen

Among the vanguard bringing authentic ramen to town, Hiro Asian Kitchen's comes in two varieties: spicy shrimp and egg noodles and wheat noodles with braised pork belly and ground pork. 

Charlie Gitto’s

Head over to The Hill—or to the suburban location in Chesterfield—to experience fine Italian dining and family specialties at this restaurant including seafood pasta Suzanne (homemade tagliatelle noodles with shrimp, scallops, and more in a spicy cream sauce) and rigatoni with spicy, homemade Italian sausage.   

Death in the Afternoon

Getting in on the ramen craze, this jewel box of a lunch spot, inside the Citygarden sculpture park, offers pork tonkotsu ramen or a delicious (vegetarian) turnip miso flavor—both are topped with a soft-boiled egg.

Mai Lee

A holy spot for local lovers of pho, the brothy Vietnamese noodle soup—they swear it can cure what ails you! Rice noodles are the common ingredient, which you can then gussy up with meatballs, rare beef, chicken and more.