16 Reasons to Explore St. Louis
A taste of Italy
For a taste of Italy, head to The Hill neighborhood (10 minutes South of Forest Park). Charlie Gitto's claims to be the birthplace of toasted ravioli, bite-sized nuggets of fried golden goodness served with red sauce for dipping (pictured at left; 314/772-8898; ws.com). Missouri Baking Company offers slices of another signature St. Louis delectable: gooey butter cake (314/-773-6566). Hometown fave Cunetto House of Pasta serves a big selection of cooked-to-order fettucine, cannelloni and more (314/781-1135; cunetto.com).