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Noll's Closed, but Noll's Memories Live On

The new O'Fallon Hobo's location will feature Noll's pizza.

O'Fallon's landmark restaurant, Noll's, has closed its doors.

Although the restaurant is closed, Noll's famous pizza will live on. As we reported on Feb. 8, the O'Fallon Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for 468-470 Hwy. P, where a new incarnation of Hobo's will be featuring Noll's pizza.

READ MORE: Hobo's Plans to Open Second Location in Former Ozella's Pizzeria

Last June, O'Fallon Patch asked readers to review Noll's in our Friday Food Critic column, and here were some of the comments we received:

  • "O'Fallon's best kept secret! I feel that the Noll's is the best resturant that we have in O'Fallon by far. It may not look like it from the outside, but it's what's on the inside that really counts . . . The owner always makes you feel at home while you are dining, he sometimes comes out and personally visits with the guests. I promise I do not know the owner, nor do I dine there as much as I would like to as I am a raising kids on a budget, but believe me whenever I get a chance to go out to eat THIS IS the place."
  • "Our family LOVES Noll's. In my opinion, their pizza is the absolute best you can get. The portions are large, and the prices are very reasonable . . . The owners must be good employers too because the wait staff has been the same for as long as I can remember and we've been going to Nolls for 10+ years. Some of the best places to eat are "mom & pop" restaurants and Noll's is no exception."
  • "We love the Delmonico at Noll's. Maybe a little outdated in the designing, but isn't the Hill like that too? It just adds to the nostalgia!"

What will you miss about Noll's? What is your favorite memory from the iconic O'Fallon eatery? Share your thoughts in the comments box below!

Diana Woodside February 18, 2013 at 05:19 PM
So sad, the best Delmonico in St. Louis. Noll's reminded me of going to the Hill to eat. Old fashioned, family photos, but oh wowee, such great food. I am really sad to hear they shut the doors. I wish they would reconsider opening in a better location as the food was just awesome!
Jim Frain February 18, 2013 at 06:01 PM
it's always sad to see a business close down, especially a local business and especially Noll's...Always great food at an economical price. It's also disappointing that another building will sit vacant. Hobo's will have the great advantage of adding some of Noll's great food to their already great menu...and that is good. Check out Hobo's on Highway P as it replaces Othello's.
PMS February 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Jim it was called Ozella's. I know nobody knew that because they never advertised their buissness. I live on Hwy P and can not wait until Hobo/Noll's opens. What a treat we have FINALLY been given on the nort side!!!!!!!!!!
PMS February 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Oops, I meant North side.

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