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Candicci’s for great food, live music and if you’re so inclined, Thanksgiving dinner

Restauranteurs seldom enjoy the long-term success of Bob Candice. 

Owner of Candicci’s, Candice can count his successful years of operation by decades. An accomplishment he contributes to a simple recipe for success: quality, variety, service and talented chefs – a combination that transforms a good restaurant into a great one. 

“Our chefs, especially our new chef, Juan Carlos, have helped make us a great restaurant,” Candice said. “He’s made us better than ever. Just look for the upcoming specials and menu additions he helped to create.”

One of Chef Jaun Carlos’ new scallop dishes at Candicci’s

Among the new dishes is a calamari appetizer that Candice guarantees will be different from anything served anywhere else.  

“We’re expanding our seafood dishes,” Candice said. “This weekend it’s fresh scallops. One of the ways chef is using them is as a topping on our lobster pasta.” 

Those, along with other exciting menu additions, will be added to the already voluminous menu, which makes one ask, “Why so many menu options?” Candice’s answer is “Customers like it that way.” Candicci’s affordably priced menu offers everything from artichokes to zucchini. 

“I can’t take anything off the menu because everybody loves everything on it,” he said. 

Order small or large plates to suit your appetite from an array of impressive appetizers, salads, soups, pastas, pizza, seafood, beef, veal and chicken. The menu mixes Italian classics with lighter, healthier options to trending specials. If you’re hungry for classic Italian, consider a top-rated customer pick such as Chicken Parmigiana, Baked Spaghetti or Beef Modiga. 

The best of both surf and turf, the Beef Modiga is crowned with shrimp, scallops, fontina cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms and white wine lemon sauce. How can you go wrong?

Craving something chic? Order up Shrimp Gorgonzola, a small plate wonder of grilled shrimp dredged in lightly seasoned bread crumbs and draped with Gorgonzola sauce. For a quick lunch, choose a sandwich or an entrée salad. On the sandwich side of these things, Bob’s Special is a surefire choice. Roast beef, ham and salami on cheese garlic bread, it is topped with lettuce and Candicci’s famous house dressing. Delicious!

On the salad side of things, a customer, who Candice affectionally calls the Salmon Lady, gushed, “I come here every week for lunch to get the salmon salad. It’s wonderful!”

After your plate is cleared, keep your fork. You’ll want to keep it for dessert, which includes decadent delights such as Cannoli, Spumoni and Tiramisu.

Want Candicci’s at your next special event or business meeting? Give the restaurant a call.

“Catering has gotten bigger and bigger – both on-site and off, so much that we’re now in the process of expanding,” Candice said. New party rooms scheduled to open soon and the catering menu can be custom designed to fit any budget. 

“It’s the time to book holiday parties. With our varied menu we can customize a menu anyway you want. There’s nothing we can’t do,” Candice said. 

Looking for a carry out family dinner? Check out Candicci’s family take-out specials. Full meals to feed four for under $40. And let’s not forget the kick-off feast of the holidays – Thanksgiving.  Candicci’s will once again feature a Thanksgiving Day buffet [11 a.m.-5 p.m.], complete with traditional dishes and house favorites. 

Every day of the week, customers can enjoy Candicci’s full bar and impressive wine list. But Thursday through Saturday, plan to linger over your favorite libation and enjoy live music. It’s just another Candicci’s extra customers can enjoy all year.

Candicci’s Restaurant & Bar
100 Holloway Road • Ballwin (636) 220-8989 • candiccis.net
Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Sunday 
Dinner hours: 4-9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday;  4-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 4-9 p.m., Sunday
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