25 Minutes Away from Pizza Excellence

Time to go to Piazza

Established in 1853, Kirkwood is known for its honor as “Queen of the St. Louis Suburbs.” It is named after the engineer, James Pugh Kirkwood, who oversaw the development and construction of the railroad that runs through the town. One of the first railroad commuter suburbs, Kirkwood’s prosperity and growth is deeply intertwined with the railroad system. The downtown train station, situated in the heart of the city, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is still in use as a daily stop for Amtrak passenger trains.

With a family-friendly, small-town feel, Kirkwood offers several unique experiences. Laumeier Sculpture Park is the perfect destination for a hike or a relaxing picnic. Children and adults of all ages love The Magic House – an award winning, hands-on discovery museum. The downtown Kirkwood area is home to the seasonal farmer’s market as well as several boutiques and cafes. A Norman Rockwell type of town, it’s easy to work up a hearty appetite while enjoying the sites that Kirkwood offers. Whether you live in Kirkwood, St. Louis, or are visiting from out of town, if you’re looking for a distinguished pizza eatery with authentic Sicilian flair, head to Café Piazza – only 25 minutes from Kirkwood.

Café Piazza is a local St. Louis eatery serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Offering a full-service espresso bar, authentic Italian gelato, and savory Italian pie, the aromas on Café Piazza’s patio will transport you to the historic and picturesque streets of Sicily. The indoor atmosphere is equally as appealing, with a 1000 square foot mural on the ceiling that chronicles St. Louis’ unique past. Created by renowned artist Paco Rosic, this is a must-see, visually stimulating piece of art.

For a delectable slice of Italy and a fine glass of vino rosso, make a visit to Café Piazza.

Address: 1900 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO

Directions: Only 25 minutes away from Kirkwood, head east on I-44 and drive towards the city of St. Louis.

  • Take exit 288 for Grand Boulevard.
  • Heading south on Grand Blvd.
  • Turn left onto Russell Boulevard by Compton Hill Reservoir Park.
  • Turn right on Jefferson Avenue and then left onto Arsenal St.
  • Passing by Benton Park, Café Piazza will be on your right.

Our staff can’t wait to serve our Kirkwood patrons!