beef tenderloin sandwich at liliana’s italian kitchen photo courtesy of liliana’s italian kitchen

Liliana’s Italian Kitchen is opening a Cottleville location in April

Liliana’s Italian Kitchen, a family-owned South County restaurant, is expanding to Cottleville, as reported by St. Louis Magazine. They’ll open their second location at 3891 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in April. Owner Tim Pieri describes Liliana’s as “simple food done right.”

For this location, Pieri is partnering with longtime friends Curtis Henderson and Shawn Raphael. The three men used to work together at Harry’s Restaurant & Bar and are excited to join forces again. “We’ve been talking for the last year about opening up two or three Liliana’s. Obviously, we all trust each other, so we’ve just been looking for locations ... finally this one worked out,” Pieri said. 

Liliana’s specializes in St. Louis-style pizza, pasta and Italian sandwiches. The new location will serve the same classics and will also have an expanded menu thanks to a larger kitchen. This menu will likely feature new entrees like steak and fish, but Pieri is still finalizing the details. In addition, the Cottleville location has a full bar offering extensive wine, beer and cocktail options.

At 6,500 square feet, Liliana’s will seat 125 guests indoors plus 70 more on the patio. The space will have the familiar red and black color scheme and will add upscale décor and murals by local artists. Banquet rooms will be available for private dining.

The new location will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The bar may be open later depending on customer interest. Follow Liliana’s on Facebook for further updates.