Favazza’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Whether it’s date night, family dinner, a wedding reception, or a milestone anniversary; the Favazza family has been serving food to generations of St. Louisans and visitors alike since 1978.
The restaurant opened at the corner of Marconi and Southwest in St. Louis’ “the Hill” Neighborhood, the “Little Italy” of St. Louis. Started by Vito Favazza, his wife, Ellen, and their son, Tony, the restaurant is owned and operated by their sons, John and Tony, and has grown to be the largest restaurant on “the Hill.”
Additionally, the restaurant has expanded to include a separate banquet facility, The Rose of the Hill, located around the corner from the original restaurant. Tony and John Favazza purchased the old Ruggeri’s in 1997 renovating it into one of St. Louis’ premier banquet facilities.
The building is the old historic Ruggeri’s restaurant where the likes of Frank Sinatra and “the Rat Pack” would dine when in St. Louis. It was also the restaurant where another famous St. Louisan, New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, worked as a waiter and coined one of his famous “Yogisms” “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”