Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)


During the holidays, I always plan a special day or evening with each of my three nieces. This year, when I asked four year old Carly what she wanted to do, she said, “Eat spaghetti”. I suggested several more unique activities, but she was set on spaghetti (like I said, she’s four). So last night we went to Cannoli’s, a family owned restaurant in north St. Louis County. I’ve been going there for years, but it was Carly’s first visit, and she always loves going somewhere new.


The restaurant’s decor is designed to resemble an Italian street, so the walls are lined with “storefronts” that create a very homey and welcoming atmosphere (though Carly was disappointed that we couldn’t go inside), and the food and service are always great.

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We finished dinner with a cannoli, of course, and worked out an equitable arrangement where she ate 90% of the filling and I ate 90% of the shell. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

pasta last vista

Where are your favorite places to eat with friends and family?

14 thoughts on “An Italian (Restaurant) Christmas (Blogmas Day 13)

  1. masercot says:

    “Leave the gun; take the cannoli”

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      We had a great time. 💖

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  2. I’m sure that will be a special memory for her.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      And I took lots of pictures in case she forgets. 😀

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      1. Good thinking! Frame the best one for a gift. 🙂

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  3. That must have been fun.
    I always feel that great experiences are much better than gifts.
    I used to love pasta too but now all these low carb trends have made it a guilty pleasure.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I know what you mean. I used to eat pasta once a week, but now it’s more like once a month.


  4. Oh my word, I love this!! That restaurant is the cutest!!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      It’s one of my favorite local restaurants.

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