Our critic savors 7 favorite dishes of 2018

Tim and Kathy Pieri’s throwback Italian restaurant, named for their teenage daughter, will charm you one way or another. To my non-native-St. Louisan surprise, it was Liliana’s take on St. Louis-style pizza that won me over. Its crust, though very thin, has chew and character and can support topping combinations both basic and elaborate. Order a pie and try not to sing along with the Sinatra playing on the sound system.

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Liliana's Italian Kitchen is an old-school pizza-and-pasta charmer

The first time I walked into Liliana’s Italian Kitchen, Frank Sinatra was playing on the sound system. OK. As I waddle into middle age, I’m willing to grant one on-the-nose detail to a new restaurant. Then I noted Liliana’s sandwiches: the Tony, the Anthony Jr., the Paulie. OK. I also love “The Sopranos,” and softened by parenthood as well as middle-age, I can let a second cliché slide. You can push me only so far, though.

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Dinner & A Show: Liliana’s Italian Kitchen

As its name suggests, Liliana’s Italian Kitchen, a casual restaurant that opened in Sappington in July, is serving home-style Italian cooking. The eatery comes from husband and wife Tim and Kathy Pieri, who named the restaurant after their 13-year-old daughter. Tim Pieri brings 30 years of industry experience to the table, including co-owning Harry’s Restaurant & Bar, which closed in late 2016. Liliana’s Italian Kitchen fills…

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Liliana’s Italian Kitchen Now Open in South County, Serving St. Louis-Style Pizza, Pasta and More

A new casual Italian restaurant recently opened in Sappington. Liliana’s Italian Kitchen debuted on July 25, serving up homestyle Italian cooking. The concept comes from husband and wife Tim and Kathy Pieri, who named the restaurant after their 13-year-old daughter. Tim brings 30 years of industry experience to the table, including serving as a co-owner of Harry’s Restaurant & Bar, which closed in late 2016…

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Liliana’s Italian Kitchen will open in South County next month

South County will welcome Liliana’s Italian Kitchen in the former home of Molldeli’s Delicatessen at 11836 Tesson Ferry Road in Sappington the first weekend of July. Co-owners Tim and Kathy Pieri bought Molldeli’s in May and plan to integrate some of those sandwich recipes in the Liliana’s menu, which will feature items like pasta, pizza and in-house roasted meat. The couple plans to release the menu, which also includes…

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