Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas

(5046 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110)

Guido’s offers a whole range of Italian fare, but the reason we return again and again — besides the friendly neighborhood-joint vibe — is for the tapas. And while Guido’s has no pretensions of being a tapas bar in the Spanish sense, the owner hails from Madrid, and Guido’s tapas are as close to the real deal as you can find in this town.

Photo by Jennifer Silverberg