Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charliegittos.com/
  • Phone: 3147728898
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Charlie Gitto Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering service. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' can accommodate private dining for up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Libby Weishaar 3147728898
  • Special Events: Private banquet space available to accomodate 10- 100 people. Please call for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marconi & Edwards
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet service offered on Saturdays.
A word from Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' has been a St. Louis dining tradition for over 25 years. The restaurant boasts a menu of Italian favorites including pasta, veal & chicken entrees plus delicious steaks & seafood specialties.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (158)romantic (127)neighborhood gem (126)fit for foodies (83)notable wine list (75)great for outdoor dining (72)good for groups (59)hot spot (17)great for lunch (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Good not great
    John
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Host and server excellent. Our dishes ( veal saltimboca and chicken spedini) were blandly presented and nothing special on the palate. Would have expected more from this Hill classic. Maybe if you stick to the plainer pasta dishes it would be ok.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie Gitto's on The Hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We hosted an out of town guest who is Italian. After reviewing several restaurants on The Hill he chose Charlie Gitto's and was pleasantly surprised by the courtesy he received by the host and hostess, the waiters and more importantly by the food. We all found the food to be exceptional and we all agreed Charlie Gitto's on The Hill is definitely a place to return to in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal. Wonderful evening
    swfloridalady
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We took our parents to Charlie Gitto's for dinner on a Tuesday night. It was so nice. The restaurant decor was lovely. Our waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple Great Italian
    Enzoswift
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Outstanding old school restaurant where anything ordered is executed with perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My birthday dinner
    Maggie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had our first "official" date at Charlie Gitto's 26 years ago, then went back again for our 10th wedding anniversary. This time we went there for my birthday celebration. It is still a very special place for us. Food, service, atmosphere, music was all quite nice! Loved the HOT coffee with my birthday cake at the end of our meal. Would definitely go again. Maggie and Mike
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie Gitto's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    You must try Charlie Gitto's when on the Hill. Outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saint Charles
    Maci
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First visit with friends from out of town. A top 3 mean experience since moving to the area 2 years ago. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been...
    happygolucky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We planned a special night for our anniversary and was very excited about going to this restaurant and had heard great things about it. The food was great, a truly remarkable meal, the host was very good, but the service went down hill from there. The waiter was disinterested in serving us, borderline rude! No one mentioned anything about our anniversary so there was no point in even mentioning it. Other restaurants make u feel special like Mortons, which Charlie Gittos completely lacked. But the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner!
    queenie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our dinner was mouth-watering DELICIOUS! Our minor complaint was that it arrived too fast, less time to savor our salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a great meal
    RobertJ
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were in St Louis for a short getaway, and had dinner at Charlie's one night. It tends to be a bit dark inside and hasn't been updated in a while, but the food was excellent. The pasta is made there, as is the trimisu. The clams and linguini were fantastic. The veal marasla very rich, but good. A wine list covers most price ranges, though the better wines may be a bit over priced. We had a bottle we enjoyed. Even the beer choices were good. We'll be back again one day before long we hope. Jason was a great waiter. We enjoyed talking with him. Just be sure to get there early for your reservation. There are always people waiting to take yours, if you don't show up in time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice dinner
    Otnick
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food, wine, and service were excellent. But our table was too small for people with legs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizzaboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent Italian food from the Hill. The staff is fantastic and very accommodating to our requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the hype all about?
    FitFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Looked for a special place to take my boyfriend while visiting St. Louis. Wanted a great place on the hill. After reviewing many places online I chose Charlie Gitto's. The restaurant ranked very high on many lists. Unfortunately I was highly disappointed. First, my I made reservations for 7:30pm and had to wait 34 minutes to be seated. Not good. Second, the toasted ravioli didn't taste anything like toasted ravioli. They brag how good it is. I had much better from another restaurant the night before. To even things out the entre was quite flavorful along with the wine. Can't say I will be visiting this restaurant any time soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Of our 4 meals 2 were not good. A pasta dish (tortellini) was too salty to eat and a veal chop was dry and had little or no marsala sauce with it. Restaurant was extremely crowded and perhaps their capacity was exceeded. Should have gone somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TGIF on the Hill!
    CamG
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Casual, welcoming, homey atmosphere... Our waiter accommodated our tweaks to the menu with ease and a sense of humor! The eggplant Parmesan was light yet satisfying. The seasonal caprese salad was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    lofti008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The decor seemed outdated however. We will absolutely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DianaBCVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Since moving to St. Louis three years ago, I've dined at Charlie Gitto's several times a year and have taken friends. Everything I've had is outstanding and everyone I've taken also was impressed with the variety and quality of the food. I've eaten at half a dozen other restaurants and The Hill and this is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! What a treat!
    Emptynester1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great dining experience. A little pricy but really good food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Hill Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and good friends of ours went to dinner here on Sunday evening. Charlie Gito's was one of the few restaurants open on a Sunday on The Hill, and since we had never been there, we were happy that they were one of the choices. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to discover this charming, friendly and wonderful establishment! I had the chicken rigatoni and chopped salad. Fabulous!!! My husband had the seafood risotto, and our friends had the spaghetti and meatballs. Every dish was incredibly delicious. For dessert we had cannoli and chocolate cake, which we shared. It was so refreshing to dine in a restaurant where attention to detail is paramount, the food and wine is wonderful, service impeccable, and the atmosphere ideal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highlight of our weekend
    HungryPeople
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As we were planning a weekend trip to St. Louis (from Kansas City), family recommended we eat at Charlie Gitto's "On the Hill." We were so glad we did! It truly was the highlight of our weekend. From the minute we walked in, we felt welcome. Our waiter was personable, knowledgeable, energetic and happy to make recommendations on food and wine. We did have to remind him about my second glass of wine but it wasn't a big deal and he did apologize. I had the special, which was swordfish spiedini, with a caprese salad and loved both of them. My husband ordered off-menu but got exactly what he wanted and thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine recommendations were perfect. Wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try!
    Meredithn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As a college student from Chicago, I make it a point to go to Charlie Gitto's whenever my parents are in town! Delicious food (the baked spaghetti and meatballs is to die for!!) and an excellent staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    MikeV
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Read some of the other "great" reviews before choosing Grittos. Location wasn't great (not being from the Saint Louis area I wasn't familiar with the neighborhood) atmosphere was great and the place was flu but food was just OK
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Charlie Gitto's!
    SalesDude
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Outstanding food! Impeccable, friendly service! Great atmosphere! A St. Louis treasure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time
    CMMM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was entertaining out of town guests and this fit the bill perfectly. It was a marvelous experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    outoftowners
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went there with friends from out of town. Had a GREAT dinner! Everyone loved it. Couldn't get in until late and room was crowded and noisy, but delicious, so must sacrifice atmosphere for taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem on The Hill
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Charlie Gittos On The Hill is a must dining spot. Food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Don't miss their Tomato Salad during season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place!
    DKPAT
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went to Gitto's on the Hill on 8/16 with a group of friends. For several years Charlie Gitto's has been my "go to" spot for all special occasisons. This night was a birthday. As always, the entire experience was Wonderful. From the minute we walked in until we left, we all felt pampered. The food was perfect (as it always is) and the service, OUTSTANDING! I'm so glad you all know how to make an evening perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastebud Happy Dance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A complete dining experience great food and service. My tastebuds do a happy dance every time i eat at Charlie Gitto's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our newest favorite
    Callmelulu
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been enjoying the greatest Italian foods on the Hill for years. Recently went back to Charlie Gitto's and it's now our "go-to" for Italian food in St. Louis. Not only is the dining room perfectly "dressed" for a delicious dinner, the food made in house and tasting as fresh as possible, the staff make your evening perfect. Not too stuffy, not too relaxed…they seem to be able to sense your mood and serve you accordingly. You won't regret making Charlie Gitto's your next stop for top notch dining on the Hill in St. Louis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food & Service
    doesnotliketoshare
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was absolutely wonderful! Dinner, dessert, and drinks - all perfect! Service was exceptional! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savory specialties
    JCDanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were a group of five, 3 of whom ordered the swordfish special. Two ordered chicken prepared in various Italian sauces. The reviews were raves. Even a member from Michigan said that she would stop here again if she happened to come back to St. Louis. It is reasonably priced, but expertly prepared food. Foodies would enjoy this jem. The sides of pasta with alfredo sauce, spinach and cherry tomatoes were bursting with flavor. Gluten free choices are available for many dishes. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First-Rate Service
    MMW50
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was a real pro! He met all of our needs in a courteous, pleasant manner. The food was great; we will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly
    MIssChatterbox3VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A wonderful evening, the minute you enter the door you leave your cares behind and you are taken care of by the capable staff at Gitto's. The ambiance, the wait staff, the food, the drink, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table For Two
    EvryDayShouldFeelThisGood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I stumbled upon the name several times when searching for a suitable restaurant for my girlfriend and I at The Hill. I don't live a high class life, but we enjoy a finer side of dress code so it was an obvious pick for us. She was beautiful and the patio only complimented the night even more with the strung lights above. No doubt in my mind that I will take her back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Bobbie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Someone greeted us as soon as we entered the restaurant. We dined in the outdoor area. The food and service were very good. The dish I had was prepared very well and the meat was flavorful and tender. It was my husband's birthday but the restaurant did not offer any kind of birthday dessert to celebrate. That would have been a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great authentic Italian food. Excellent service by entire staff. Good value for all that we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excited then disappointed
    Outstanding
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was highly recommended so we were excited to go. Salad was great but the veal Marsala was tough and way to sweet. Service was average but nothing to rave about. Will not return to this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oneilnjane
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It is my favorite STL restaurant. A great meal, with excellent service. we ha at least 6 different dishes and appetizers and there was not one below average. Will return with next visitors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You made our evening special!
    Texas4me
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a special goodbye dinner for our colleague at Charlie Gittos. Ten of us were seated in a back room, with a spacious round table that was the perfect setting. Our waiter couldn't be more attentive, the food was fantastic and their homemade noodles were super! I typically hesitate ordering fish in the midwest, but I felt like Salmon and so I took the chance. Well, the Salmon was tasty and moist. All around -- my thanks to the staff at Charlie Gittos -- I hope to be back when I find myself in St. Louis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming Historic Italian Dining
    tlerwickVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a long-established, charming restaurant in the historic "Hill" neighborhood of St. Louis. The front dining room is the oldest part of the restaurant that has not changed much (if at all) in the past 30 years. There is also an addition which is brighter, more modern and can accommodate larger groups. There is an outdoor patio which is one of the best places in St. Louis for alfresco dining. The food is executed flawlessly using locally sourced ingredients (including from the on-site herb garden). Desserts will not disappoint. This is a restaurant which has been in the Gitto family for many, many years, and you will be treated as if you were a guest in their own home. The service is warm, gracious and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.