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History

In 1956 Farotto’s began as a family owned pizzeria with a few pastas, limited seating, carry out and car-hop service. In 1960 I began my career at 11 years old, working for my sister and brother-in-law, Lou and Betty Farotto, as a busboy. As time went on, I worked my way up the ladder. Immediately after High School, I became an owner. What I’ve discovered along the way is that what people really want from a restaurant is high quality food, the best service and fair prices. It has been a lesson well learned. After Lou’s retirement in the early 80’s, I became the sole proprietor.

As our business grew, we decided that in order to meet customer demand, expansion was in order. In 1990, we added a dining room to the rear of our restaurant. Then in 1994, what was at one time a bakery, doughnut shop, and then Rock Hill Auto Parts, became the east side of our building. It is now a year round patio, dining room, and intimate banquet area. After a fire in 2001, we renovated the dining rooms and added a sit-down bar. In 2004, we expanded & opened a multi-concept restaurant in Chesterfield Valley. Villa Farotto offers you the Farotto traditions of old along with an upscale flair. In 2006 with many of our great friends and clients we celebrated our 50th Anniversary, we cannot thank you enough!

My family and my staff, as well as myself, appreciate the fact that you choose to dine at our restaurant. We are very proud of our accomplishments and promise to continue to add more exciting items to our menu, never cut corners, and always place you, the customer, first. Sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. You see, when you’re happy, we’re happy!

My family and my staff, as well as myself, appreciate the fact that you choose to dine at our restaurant. We are very proud of our accomplishments and promise to continue to add more exciting items to our menu, never cut corners, and always place you, the customer, first.

Farotto’s is a favorite St. Louis Italian Restaurant with the best St. Louis style pizza and traditonal italian cuisine, offering dine in or carry out, Happy Hour, outdoor seating on our patio, private dining rooms, and full service catering. A place where you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. You see, when you’re happy, we’re happy!

Sincerely,
Jim Parrott- Owner

Mission Statement

When you dine with Farotto’s, whether it be in our restaurant, a few chef prepared meals-to-go, or for a catered event, you can always be sure you are receiving quality meals with world class service!

Providing great food to our customers is only a half of our mission. We focus on being timely, reliable and efficient for you while making sure every order placed and conversation had is done so with professionalism and friendliness.

We specialize in custom accommodations. Any need you have, whether it is casual or elegant, we will accommodate you and your guests. Any size, any theme – we’ll plan it.

We offer a private dining room, a semi-private room, or complete restaurant as needed. In addition to these venue options, all of our menus can be customized as well!

Our Catering Specialists will work with you to be sure that your menu is appropriate for any theme and budget while being sure to impress!

Our mission is to provide our current and future dining and catering clients with the best meal, service, and experience. We look forward to serving you!