What Is Edera?

Edera Italian Eatery is focused on serving simple, refined food in a more casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Chef Andrew Simon offers a fresh interpretation, sourcing the highest quality ingredients from Italy to Missouri. The menu features premium Neapolitan pizzas, signature pastas and premium entrees. Edera’s cuisine – featuring sauces, pastas and baked goods made fresh daily in the restaurant – are elevated enough for a special night out, while also being approachable enough for everyday fare. Concepted by the Koplar family in consultation with renowned Chef Mike Randolph, Edera has quickly become a fixture in St. Louis’s iconic Central West End neighborhood.

We invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room or dine alfresco alongside towering ivy walls in our Italian style courtyard.

We look forward to serving you!

Chef Andrew Simon

Chef Andrew Simon got his start working in restaurants during high school.  While working at a Pizza joint he fell in love with cooking.  After graduating from Lafayette High School he enrolled in culinary school at L’Ecole Culinaire.  After working at a few restaurants, he landed at Table Three in Wildwood as the Executive Sous Chef.  He later moved to Innsbrook as Executive Chef.  He then came to us as the Executive Chef of Scape American Bistro for three and a half years before leaving to open his own restaurant, a casual spot named Charred Crust. However, we are thankful to have Chef Andrew back in his kitchen and cooking for Edera Italian Eatery. 

Chef Andrew is a believer of making everything in house, sourcing local ingredients as much as possible, and sharing his passion of great food with each guest.  Chef Andrew is excited to be back and creating new Italian dishes at Edera.