South of Forest Park, The Hill is a neighborhood with many Italian Americans along with many Italian businesses and restaurants.
Some of the highlights include:
Adriana’s On The Hill: At 5101 Shaw Ave., this is a casual sandwich shop.
Charlie Gitto’s, at 5226 Shaw Ave. and Rigazzi’s are highly recommended for great Italian food. Rigazzi’s opened in 1957 at 4945 Daggett. I first went there around 1977. Cunneto House of Pasta is also a popular spot since 1972. 5443 Magnolia Ave.
Anthonino’s Taverna is known for its toasted ravioli. 2225 Macklind Ave. Five Restaurant is now J. Devoti Trattoria & Grocery, which is a farm-to-table Italian restaurant on The Hill that is getting great press. 5100 Daggett Ave.
Eovaldi’s is known for its amazing meatball sandwiches. 2201 Edwards St.