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

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charliegittos.com
  • Phone: (314) 772-8898
  • 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: Italian, Steak
  • 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 (314) 772-8898
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The only reason we gave 4 stars instead of 5 for this category is because it took longer to get our main entrée but understandable due to Saturday night business. The waiter was more than kind in taking care of our needs while we waited."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Dinner with my husband at Charlie Ghitto's was wonderful. I have never been to a restaurant on the hill but would definitely return here. Amazing food, great service, beautiful neighborhood and a great experience. Our waitor, Thomas, served us with class."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I were on an annual trip with 2 other couples. We wanted a nice dinner that we could get dressed up for, but not outrageously priced. This was perfect and would've paid more for the food! Staff and waiters were great. Very romantic for 2 or a group still felt intimate. My husbands manicotti was to die for, definitely the best thing ordered (he subbed meat sauce for the tomato)! Also tried the tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad, yum! My lobster bisque was great. We tried the chocolate cake, carrot cake, and Oreo gelato. Best carrot cake I've ever had! You definitely have to try the mixed nuts at the bar prior to being seated!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service! From the hostess to the waiter and secondary staff, all were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely terrific! A special place that won't disappoint."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Toasted ravioli superb. Tomato mozzarella salad a highlight. Excellent chicken saltimbocca and manicotti with silky smooth ricotta. Very professional. Perfect representation of The Hill."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We chose Charlie Gitto's for a going-away dinner for a visitor from overseas. We had a great meal out on the patio. They lived up to their reputation, as usual."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, but what really stands out is there attentive and professional staff. Waiter was knowledgeable about food, and took great care of us. All the food we tried was excellent and though not an inexpensive dinner, it was worth the price. Will go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner for my husband's birthday. The swordfish and seafood pasta dishes were great, but the service was the highlight of the night. You really don't realize what good service is until you've experienced it at Charlie Gitto's."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a family dinner planned for a reunion. We enjoyed our table & being able to converse easily. Our waiter was very knowledgable, attentive, & professional. The food was perfectly prepared & incredibly delicious. We will definitely plan another evening at CGs! Thank You!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "As always, a fine meal and wonderful, "old school" experience. We had our niece and nephew here from Texas and they'd never been to an Italian restaurant on the Hill before. There was no place other than Charlie Gitto's that we felt so perfectly captures the experience we had when we were kids going to the great eateries there. I've never had a bad meal or service here, and tonight was no exception. Veal Nunzio was fantastic, as was the caprese salad, with fresh, homegrown tomatoes and buffaletta mozzarella. P.S. ALWAYS order the toasted ravioli!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great service from the moment we arrived. Had the famous toasted ravioli as a appetizer and they were delicious. For a entree had the nightly special ravillini and the wife had the tortolleni penna. both were unbelievable. For dessert Oreo gelato!!! We will make this a regular part of our St. Louis trips in the future."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Cool place. Friendly and professional service. Swordfish was delicious. Salad was so good! Cool neighborhood. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "What could be better? On a atypical weekend night with little humidity, our dinner on the outdoor patio was absolutely outstanding. Nice classical live guitar set a perfect scene for a great pasta night. Skip the bread and wait the pasta to arrive. Seafood ravioli was excellent but the star of the show was the homemade pasta and flavor combinations in the seafood pasta Suzanne. I'm not a fan of clams but this dish was amazing! We just ate out a few nights before at a Chicago Italian restaurant that was recommended by a number of friends. Charlie Gitto's on the Hill in St Louis no doubt surpassed our Wednesday night dinner by leaps and bounds. Even better than numerous places we ate at in Italy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was perfect for my two year anniversary! It was so good and very delightful, definetly the best pick in the St. Louis area for dates!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We love eating here! The quality of the food and the service is beyond words! Always a joy!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great server - knowledgable staff. Great place for a romatic / special occasion dinner. Staff was very accomodating and friendly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This place is just about our favorite place for great Italian food. We have never had a disappointing meal or experience. While not especially inexpensive, we think it's an example of great value for a good price. Reservations are strongly recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent and our waiter was amazing. I would highly recommend eating here to anyone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really delicious food. Service was very attentive. Brought our kids (we have never been here before) and they managed, but generally not a kid friendly place."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything here was fantastic - the wine, the food, and the service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Charlie Gitto's is our favorite restaurant on the 'Hill'. Excellent food, service and value."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Love this restaurant for the food, history, and wonderful attention to service. Everyone is made to feel special"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our evening from the moment we walked into the door and met the hostess. The food was exceptional and the service was "off the hook" because of Tomas. His knowledge of the menu, wines and the love of life made our evening. It was like being with family. Gratzie, Tomas and everyone at Charlie Gitto's."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a business dinner there on a Sunday night. Requested a quiet table and got the Gittos booth in the corner, best seats in the house. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding as usual."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is great, and every time I have gone there, I have never had a bad meal. I would say the thing that really stands out more than anything, is the level of service you get. I am from out of town, and have been probably 4 or 5 times. Every time that I have gone, it has most likely been the best service of my life. They really do go above and beyond, and it has that old Italian restaurant feel, where they actually take the time to make sure each individual is enjoying the restaurant. If you are celebrating a special occasion, this is a great setting, and you will never have to worry about not receiving the level of attention that the occasion deserves."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "THE DINING EXPERIENCE AT GITTO'S WAS EXCELLENT.WE DINE AT PIETROS AND CUNNETTO'S ON A REGULAR BASIS AND FIND THAT THERE SERVICE IS VERY,VERY GOOD.AT GITTO'S THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT ALONG WITH THE FOOD. WITH GITTO'S QUALITY WE WOULD LOVE TO TRY JOHNNY B'S AT COLUMBIA AND HAMPTON SINCE I HEARD THEY WERE RELATED TO THE OWNER OF GITTO'S"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Five members of our family gathered to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. From the time we got in the door, I felt welcomed and appreciated as a customer. Our server was very friendly, attentive, and answered our questions and offered advice. Throughout our dinner, he returned asking if there was anything else we needed. We got a complimentary dessert for our anniversary and he told us about the history of the recipe. All in all it was a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "AWESOME food, always have to come here when in St. Louis!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved it!! Our waiter was AMAZING! Great food! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "To me, "fine" dining includes the service as well as the food and ambience. Charlie Gitto's has it all! Our server, Tomas, was energetic and passionate/knowledgeable about the menu and any deviations. The entire evening was perfect! To top it off, the manager addressed me by name upon our arrival and again by name when we left. Our next visit to St. Louis will definitely include Charlie Gitto's and of course we will ask for Tomas!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was incredible, service was incredible! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great anniversary dinner. The food was amazing, and our waiter was so fun and entertaining it made our evening so enjoyable. Go hungry leave happy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to Charlie Gitto's after a show at the Fox and were early for our 8:00 reservation, but we're seated immediately. Service was timely and courteous. The food was nice, but not delectable. We had salads which were quite good and whetted our appetites for the main course of chicken or trout. The chicken was somewhat overdone, but the trout was tasty. Had coffee (cool) and gelato (good)for dessert. In conclusion, it was a good, but not outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had a great time there. The service was excellent and great food/wind knowledge. Food was tastful and prompt"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to Charlie Gitto's for my birthday and it was wonderful. We were seated in the middle room with the beautiful woodwork and old world charm. It was bright and comfortable. I liked it much better than the bar area, I always feel like I need a flash light in that area. The wait staff were excellent as usual, our waiter was friendly and engaging. Our party consisted of my daughter , my husband and myself. We enjoyed the Eggplant Neapolitan and Toasted Ravioli for starters. The portion on the eggplant was huge and the ravioli were delicate and delicious. It was Lobster Bisque all around and only decorum kept us from licking the bowl. The entree's were Seafood Pasta and Sword Fish Spading. AMAZING. Happy B-day to ME."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not kid friendly, no high chairs or kids menu. Everything is a la cart, so rather expensive. Service was nothing exceptional but decent. Food was excellent. Too dark. Came for my parents 39th anniversary and they didn't even tell them congratulations."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, a bit crowded; but that what good restaurants should be. Noise level a bit high. Better if we were seated in a corner. Thomas our waiter was most friendly and even perhaps Italian. Over all a great experience. Thank you"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took my wife to Charlie Gitto's for her birthday. This was our first time there, but certainly not the last. Together we had four food items, which were all excellent: Arancini, Penne Borghese, Parppadelle San Marzano, traditional birthday cake. I also looked at the plates that the waiters were bringing to other tables. Everything looked very yummy. Atmosphere of the patio was great, with soft live guitar. I grew up near Italy and my family has a strong italian heritage. I am very picky about italian food and yet this place blew me away. I have tried numerous italian restaurants in St Louis. Charlie Gitto's on the Hill is by far my favorite."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'. The only hiccup was that we made a reservation online, and when we arrived, they had no record, and made a comment to the effect that that happened a lot. HOwever, we were early, there were tables available, even being a game night, so... no harm done. THe food was very good, my chicken dish one of the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I gave a rating of 5 stars in every category. If you want great food, fantastic service this is the place to go. I have never had a so-so experience here. Derrick & his staff run a impeccable operation. Another thing is I never write reviews."
    Dined on 6/11/2014