The days of exporting your tomato seeds and basil plants to grow in authentic Italian soil are coming to an end. With today's Groupon and the forces of globalization, $15 gets you $35 worth of homemade, mouth-enticing Southern Italian cuisine at Gian-Tony's Ristorante, which is open for dinner seven nights a week. The dedicated hands of executive chef Tony Catarinicchia will save you time, energy, and international postage on your next authentic Italian meal.
With flavors and recipes worthy of mention on The Food Network, the fare at Gian-Tony's will convince even the most stubborn absent-minded geographer that Italy is in fact real. The menu features vegetables from the restaurant's own garden. It tempts with fresh pastas like the veal and veggie stuffed egg crepe cannelloni ($13.95) and the seafood ravioli with shrimp, crab, and clam topped with garlic and diced bay scallops ($15.25).
A host of handmade veal, steak, chicken, and seafood dishes flourish the menu with Vitello Milanese ($19.95), pollo cacciatora ($17.50), and more in anticipation of the famous tiramisu derived entirely from the tiramisu trees of Tiramisu ($5.95). Delectable, soul-absolving lady fingers amidst Italian espresso, marscapone cheese, whipped cream, and cocoa will weave your DNA into a blissful stupor.
Italy itself tastes much like any other country (with a hint of boot) but Italian food has become an American staple in culinary comfort. Gian-Tony's will remind you what authentic Italian tastes truly mean and reveal the mountains of stresses and pressures a hot plate of marinara can tame like a kitten cat.
- The food is superb. This is the type of place you go to if you want your date to fall in love with you. Everyone should eat here at least once. – VicVegas, Citysearch
- A great place if you are looking for old time Italin [sic] charm, and food. Evertime [sic] the food is amazing. It is a small place that make [sic] up for it with it's [sic] large portions. – HILLRAT, Citysearch
- This Is the best restuarant [sic] on the Hill, period. – dwward, Urbanspoon
5356 Daggett Ave
St Louis, Missouri 63110Get Directions