St. Louis, Missouri is the gateway to the west and also the gateway to very tasty and unique foods. There are many different ethnic communities in this great city and they all serve food that leaves locals and visitors dying to come back for more. In fact most of the local restaurants and small grocery stores will even ship you their famed products so that you can enjoy it as well as send it to loved ones to try as well.
Toasted Ravioli is found on almost any menu here in the midwest. It is normally listed as a appetizer but can also be found and a entree as well. The price is rather inexpensive and the portions that you receive are rather filling, even for the eaters with larger appetites.
Toasted Ravioli is made by taking squares of pasta and stuffing them with meat and or cheese. Sausage and beef are the most commonly used stuffings for the ravioli. The pasta squares are then pushed together and deep fried until crisp. Parmasean cheese is often sprinkled on top of the ravioli after coming from the deep fryer. Marinara sauce is served on the side to dip the toasted ravioli in.
The best way to explain the taste would be to compare it to the fried ravioli that Olive Garden offers. You have a crispy nicely seasoned crust with the perfect amount of cheese taste to it and then a warm meaty center. Toasted ravioli makes a great appetizer for dinner parties or having friends over to watch the game. It is also a nice side dish to have with a traditional italian dinner as well.
The area in St Louis known as The Hill is home to some of the best toasted ravioli in St. Louis. Some great places to check out would be Charlie Gitto’s, Ragizzi’s, Cunetto’s house of pasta and Dominic’s. They are all wonderful places to dine at, and the pricing is reasonable.
Farotto’s is another great restaurant in the area and offers shipping. The shipping cost can be pretty pricey so it is best to place large orders to justify the cost. You can view their website at www.farottos.com.
Good luck on your toasted ravioli tasting.