The Hill Area

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ANTHONINO’S TAVERNA— Eclec­tic. Greek? Ital­ian? Yes! From renowned spe­cialty piz­zas (the gyro and buf­falo chicken are fa­vorites) to chicken Marsala and tasty stuffed grape leaves, your taste buds will en­joy the cul­ture clash. L and D (M-Sa).­thoni­ 2225 Mack­lind Ave., 314.773.4455. Map 4- 4D

CHAR­LIE GITTO’S— Ital­ian. “Wine Spec­ta­tor” Award of Ex­cel­lence. A ven­er­a­ble room with long­stand­ing

St. Louis ties make this pasta house a fa­vorite for dishes in­clud­ing veal Mi­lanese, chicken spie­dini, baked spaghetti and three-pep­per seafood pasta. Great wine list. D (daily). www.char­lie­git­ 5226 Shaw Ave., 314.772.8898. Map 4- 4E

GUIDO’S PIZZE­RIA & TAPAS— Span­ish. Spain and Italy share a bor­der on the homey menu, which fea­tures 10-15 tapas daily (like cro­que­tas de pollo and ba­calao a la Viz­caina, a cod dish), along­side pop­u­lar dishes like can­nel­loni, lasagna and St. Louis-style thin-crust pizza. Wash it all down with a re­fresh­ing, house-made san­gria. Open for lunch and din­ner daily. www.gui­ 5046 Shaw Ave., 314.771.4900. Map 4- 4E

LORENZO’S TRATTORIA— Ital­ian. Hand­some place on the Hill has gained a rep­u­ta­tion for serv­ing con­tem­po­rary Ital­ian fare with style. Re­cent din­ner menu in­cluded braised osso bucco with saf­fron risotto and grilled salmon with spinach tortellini. En­trées $15-$28. Open for din­ner nightly. www.loren­zos­trat­to­ 1933 Ed­wards, 314.773.2223. Map 4- 4E

MAMA’S ON THE HILL— Ital­ian. Longtime neigh­bor­hood sta­ple serves up fa­mil­iar fa­vorites like toasted ravi­oli, flash-fried spinach and pizza along­side en­trées in­clud­ing veal Marsala, jumbo prawns scampi and seafood ravi­oli. Din­ner en­trées $9.95-$22.95. Open for lunch and din­ner daily.­ma­son­the­ 2132 Ed­wards, 314.776.3100. Map 4- 4E

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