Welcome to the restaurant review round-up, where every week Ballwin-Ellisville Patch will bring you a sampling of reviews from around the Internet on a local restaurant.
Leading off is Massa's Restaurant, an Italian place that specializes in traditional favorites like linguine tamara and cannelloni while also offering burgers, steaks and seafood. They also aim to create some ambiance with low lighting and chandeliers if you are aiming for a romantic evening.
Patch collected a representative sample of reviews below to give you a flavor of what local residents are saying. You can add a review of your own right here on Patch, or put your opinions in the comments in the section below.
Jane Herich gave it 5/5 stars and said: "Wonderful food and very friendly waiters/waitresses. Some of the best food I've ever eaten."
Andrea F. gave it 4/5 stars and said: "This cute little Italian place has that great family-owned vibe. It is one of three locations (the others are in Bridgeton and Kirkwood). The food is your standard classic casual Italian fare, nothing super fancy. It's reasonably priced with easy-to-please dishes. The food tastes homemade. In other words, it's rich, thick and creamy...it's pretty darn good."
Dan M. gave it 5/5 stars and said: "One of my favorite Italian restaurants in West County. I love the tortellini. Decor is tacky Italian. Service is excellent. It's a favorite of local, regular diners. The pizza is excellent as well. Italian beer is available."
From Urban Spoon:
Beantown Babe liked it and said: "A great neighborhood place to eat. Great food, great service nice ambiance. Even better now that the smoking ban is in!"