Charlie Gitto’s

(Three locations, including 5226 Shaw Ave., 314-772-8898)

Our food critic once wrote that Charlie Gitto’s sticks with the St. Louis Italian basics (like toasted ravioli) and nails them. You won’t have any complaints at Charlie Gitto’s classic Hill location — or check out the Charlie Gitto’s location downtown (207 N. 6th; 314-436-2828) or in Chesterfield (15524 Olive Blvd., 636-536-2199).

Photo courtesy of Eugene Kim