Giovanni’s Kitchen

(8831 Ladue Rd., Ladue; 314-721-4100)

Giovanni’s Kitchen serves from-scratch Italian cuisine, dressed down to appeal to the casual diner. The decadent casoncelli, prosciutto and cheese-filled ravioli tossed in butter, cream, porcini mushrooms and black truffles is worth the indulgence. Another must-try is the “Filetto Ai Ferri,” a thick cut beef tenderloin filet, marinated in Chianti and fresh herbs for seven days.

Photo by Jennifer Silverberg