It has been a while since I saw any discussions about restaurants on The Hill. What are your favorite traditional St. Louis Italian places, upscale places, casual places, etc? Which Hill restaurants best define "The Hill"?
As newer residents of St. Louis, we have only ventured to the Hill on one occasion. We had a very lovely dinner at Lorenzo's Trattoria. We had reservations, and did not have to wait to be seated. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable, not loud or rushed. The menu was not extensive, but included a nice variety (no toasted ravioli...not that there is anything wrong with that.) We shared a goat cheese ravioli appetizer. The goat cheese was too strong for our tastes and we thought it overwhelmed the dish. Our entrees, however, were very enjoyable. Our server was knowledgeable and made an excellent wine recommendation when we could not decide between two selections.
I am looking forward to hearing about your favorite Hill places! Thanks!