February 08, 2011

Filomena's Italian Kitchen

Filomena's menu is rooted in the broad, popular tradition of Italian food in America. And yes, there is also St. Louis Italian — specifically, there are toasted ravioli, as good as any in town, the crunch of the breaded exterior yielding to that unique granular meat filling. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Filomena's Italian Kitchen. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Filomena's Italian Kitchen
9900 Manchester Rd. Glendale, MO 63122
Kirkwood
314-961-9909
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Filomena's Italian Kitchen, a former Wolf Camera, on Manchester in Glendale, Missouri.
Filomena's Italian Kitchen, a former Wolf Camera, on Manchester in Glendale, Missouri.
The casual interior of Filomena's.
The casual interior of Filomena's.
At the counter at Filomena’s.
At the counter at Filomena’s.
Filomena Dean, one of the four owner's of Filomena's, in the kitchen preparing the arancini.
Filomena Dean, one of the four owner's of Filomena's, in the kitchen preparing the arancini.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Preparing the house specialty appetizer, arancini. You can order two, six or twelve of these housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
The arancini appetizers are housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
The arancini appetizers are housemade risotto croquettes that are flash fried with a melted cheese center.
Italian Wedding Soup is made with mini hand-rolled meatballs, pastina and fresh greens in a rich housemade chicken broth, topped with grated parmigiano.
Italian Wedding Soup is made with mini hand-rolled meatballs, pastina and fresh greens in a rich housemade chicken broth, topped with grated parmigiano.
The Chicken Parmigiano is served with a side of risotto.
The Chicken Parmigiano is served with a side of risotto.