Located in the stark white Colonial Marketplace strip mall in Ladue, the Gabrieles have done their best to warm up the space. Deep red paint and silver floor-to-ceiling artwork give the walls a rich feel, but the white butcher paper covering black tablecloths conveys a casual air. Large straw globes hang from the ceiling, and attentive (exclusively male) servers buzz about the room, fawning over guests with the same level of attentiveness seen on the Hill. Chef Alessandro Bozzato, an Italian expatriate and veteran of Giovanni’s on the Hill, oversees the kitchen, making everything from the pasta to the mozzarella to the ricotta from scratch.
Keep reading: Cheryl Baehr's review of Giovanni's Kitchen.
Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the Riverfront Times