Favazza’s Restaurant & Rose of The Hill Banquet Center

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. Started by Vito Favazza, his wife, Ellen, and their son, Tony, the restaurant is currently owned and operated by their sons, John and Tony, and Tony’s son Mark. The family, along with their dedicated, loyal, and longtime staff are proud say that Vito, Ellen, and Tony’s initial dream has now 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. The Favazza Family purchased the old Ruggeri’s building 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.”