Only a Few Minutes from Pizza Excellence
Time to go to Piazza
Benton Park, originally known as City Park, was founded on June 25th, 1866. Later renamed in honor of Thomas Hart Benton, the first Missouri senator, this southside neighborhood is home to a blossoming art and food scene. Developed from a botanical garden, there is still a strong influence of horticulture that defines the area. Another interesting tidbit about Benton Park is that a system of caves resides underneath the city. The constant 55-degree temperature of the underground caverns made it the perfect spot to store beer, and in 1840, John Adam Lemp built America’s first lager beer brewery in Benton Park. The demand for its product grew at a fierce rate, and eventually the brewery covered five city blocks. The Lemp Mansion, once the primary residence of the Lemp family, carries a mysterious and tragic past. Completely renovated in 1904, the impressive structure is now home to a museum and reception space that offers dinner theater events and haunted house tours.
Strategically placed in the celebrated Benton Park district is Café Piazza, 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.
Benton Park residents – if you’re looking for a distinguished pizza eatery with authentic Sicilian flair, head to Café Piazza. Only three miles from Busch Stadium, Café Piazza is centrally located, so it’s easy to get to from anywhere in the surrounding St. Louis metropolitan area. Just seven blocks north of historical Cherokee Street, discover the pizza and ambience everyone is raving about at Café Piazza!
Address: 1900 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO
For a delectable slice of Italy and a fine glass of vino rosso, come visit us at Café Piazza. Our staff can’t wait to serve our Benton Park patrons!