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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
  • Email: dandrasko@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
  • "My husband and I went to Charlie Gittos on the Hill for our anniversary. We had a reservation and requested a table out of the way. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated like VIPs. The staff does an excellent job at serving and communicating with one another. I think every waiter knew it was our anniversary and congratulated us at one time or another. Our waiter was Jesse. He was very kind, prompt, and also knowledgeable about the menu. We had toasted raviolis as an appetizer, I ordered salad and Cannelloni and my husband had the strip steak with crab, and it all was to die for! We were also given a complimentary dessert for our special occasion. So many nice touches make us excited to come back for our next occasion! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great service and food at Charlie's. We were first seating inside and had already been served water and bread when we requested to be moved to the outdoor patio to enjoy an unusually nice day for April. They were happy to meet our request. The waiter was very helpful and took care of our needs. The food -- fresh pasta and ingredients -- was fantastic. We noticed along the patio walls herbs of cilantro, basil and oregano growing wherever flower beds would normally be. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always go to Charlie Gitto's on the Hill when we are in St. Louis. The best service of any restaurant we have ever visited. You are always warmly greeted and treated with the utmost respect. Your water glass never gets less than 2/3's full and the food is simply amazing!! My daughter gets the Penne Borghese every time and she is never disappointed. We ordered a cannoli cake (layer of cannoli filling sandwiched between yellow cake and chocolate cake)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our niece was here from Minneapolis. Since my daughter from Toronto, Canada had dined at your restaurant on Valentine's Day and thoroughly enjoyed your restaurant, I felt confident that my family would also enjoy the atmosphere, the ambience, the excellent service not to mention the delicious food. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It had been several years since our last visit; nothing had changed (EXCELLLENT). The food was perfectly prepared; Dave, our waiter, was knowledgable about the history of the restaurant, the in-house vegetable garden, the menu, and wine list. We are used to West County (Chesterfield) so were pleasantly surprised at the modest prices. We enjoyed it very much and will be back week after next. Thanks and cheers. Nick Miranda, family, and friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One of St. Louis top restaurants on the Hill has been serving great Italian food for a very long time. They always have great specials. This time tried the trout which was nicely prepared with delicious rice side. House special pasta was loaded with sea food and was good. Salads too were good. On other trips have enjoyed their steak and veal dishes and you cannot go wrong on the pastas."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went back to Charlie Gitto's on The Hill for the first time in many years. We ended up wondering what took us so long to return. This place epitomizes fine Italian dining & wine with superlative service & ambience. Each course is expertly prepared, the wine list is sublime & the servers full of energy & wit. What's not to like? Make a rezzie & go with good friends, you are sure to have a great time!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One of the classic "The Hill" locations. Food and service still flawlessly executed. A 'must' visit on our St. Louis restaurant rotation."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a special occasion and I don't think we could have picked a better place! We were treated royally! Truly, it was a wonderful evening. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We were surprised with a wonderful antipasto and a yummy dessert to share. Our entrees were cooked to perfection....Sicilian Beef and Tortolini Panna. We savored our leftovers the next night. Great service, great food, a Hill classic!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I made a last minute reservation to dine Saturday evening. The attentive service began with check in and lasted all evening. I ordered the Nunzio strip, which was delicious. The potatoes were dry, I think from sitting under a lamp, but otherwise I had no complaints. Good wine recommendation from my server, Jesse. Cannoli for dessert. I was never rushed. The entire experience was very nice."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was our second time at Charlie Gitto's On the Hill. The restaurant is truly top notch. Treat yourself to a memorable evening at Charlie Gitto's if you visit The Hill in St. Louis."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food had unique touches, a bit spicy, far from pedestrian. Our waiter Kurt was attentive, not pushy, and a native and so knew the area well. Loved the underlit marble/granite bar too - spectacular."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Entertained my girl friend from china and it was a very nice spot to set up a perfect evening out on the town- we lived and ate well this romantic night togather :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had been to Charlie Gitto's "downtown" many years ago, and the food was fantastic then. Had no idea that "On the Hill" would be so different from the Downtown location's atmosphere, but it was just as great. I would highly recommend the "Seafood Risotto" - it was outstanding?"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We brought a party of 11 just a few nights ago and had a great experience! It was our grandsons 4th birthday along with two other birthday celebrations in our party. The service was excellent and the food as always was perfect! We will be back every time we are in St Louis. We highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "When I asked to eat at the bar because I was traveling alone on business, I was told that they were getting easy to send the young female bartender home for the evening am I must sit at the table facing the television instead. Then I probably had the worst veal saltimbocca I have ever ordered. It was covered in a gravy like sauce that I couldn't put my finger on and had large slices of cheese over the prosciutto. Instead of a side of pasta it came with a side of whipped potatoes, which looked like they were instant potatoes. no wonder why St. Louis, is considered Chicago's kid brother, it has a lot to learn about how to cook great Italian food."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had some friends visiting St. Louis from Chicago on a college trip for their daughter to SLU and Wash U and they wanted to have dinner on the hill. We decided on Charlie Gitto's on the hill and were very satisfied with our choice. The food and service were very good and our out of town friends had a wonderful meal and experience. Shocked to see the place packed on a Monday night so I was glad we made reservations."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was a great place for our anniversary dinner. The staff go above and beyond to give exceptional service. They are quick and precise with every part of the dinner. We were especially surprised when we were given a free dessert because we happened to mention that it was our anniversary. We are definitely going back and I would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We always go there for our anniversary and just love the food however this is the first time sitting in the main dining room. It was nice but we much prefer sitting in front near the bar. Much better ambience, lower lighting and much quieter. Have never had bad food there. One negative we have noticed over the years: while we are not dress code snobs by any means, we are a bit disappointed in the way people dress these days when dining at such a nice establishment. T shirts and tennis shoes, hoodies, sweatpants etc. have no place here. Although this is certainly not specific to Gitto's, it seems everywhere you go now."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great spot.Our waiter Josh was superb.I have eaten at a lot of great named spots .Josh would be tied for first as the most knowledgeable and people orientated wait staff.My only criticism would be that my Caesar Salad was over dressed,half the dressing would have been plentiful.Everything else was great"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Came here for son's birthday because their lobster ravioli is his favorite meal. The service is over the top, a real treat! I had the fish special which was excellent and the pastas here are always good. Perfect for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everyone was very attentive and took care of the finest details."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went here on a Wed. night. All around wonderful as always! From the service to the food. The seafood rissotto risotto was out of this world!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I thought the food was just ok. I ordered the veal saltimboca but did not care for it at all. The sauce was over powering to the point where I could not taste the veal or even the cheese. It would not have been so bad but I did not like the sauce at all. My daughter had the chicken Parm and she liked it. I thought it was overpriced for what we got. I would not go back. To many other options in the area."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went to dinner with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in town - could it be any busier! The Manager, Waiter and Wait Staff never missed a step - the service was absolutely the best. The chef and staff kept up with a completely full house providing food to die for - the toasted ravioli, calimari and cesear salad was perfect. Several at our table had the specials - Grouper and the blackened beef pasta - everything was cooked to perfection, temperature of the food spot on. Could not have had a better dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a long standing restaurant for a very good reason. It has everything anyone could want. You don't even have to think where to go for a special occasion. Charlie Gitto's makes this an easy decision. Great.....keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Expect an experience with good ambience, service, and food. The food quality was slightly above chain quality, and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food, knowledgable , attentive staff and wonderful historic atmosphere"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything you would expect from a well executed Italian restaurant. Proper wine service, outstanding food, professional staff."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was wonderful. We were sat right away, always had everything we needed, and the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I would still recommend this to a friend and I will still go back. Have really never had a poor meal here, but this time the fish special was fair to poor and the beef special was just fair. Unfortunate, because we brought guests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Dave was our server and he was wonderful. My daughter and I had a great meal and felt very special."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Every time we go to St Louis my wife and I try to make it to The Hill for dinner at least once. Charlie Gitto's is a staple for Italian food in St Louis and on the hill. I try something new and even something simple as spaghetti and meatballs keeps me satisfied and full. This trip we took my in-laws, we ha a great server named Arlando (Orlando), had the original toasted ravioli's, I had a house salad (which was amazing) our dinner and canolli's for dessert. The portions were so large no one could finish their plates. What a great place to take your family no matter the occasion!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great server service, Mr O Brian I believe his name was (sry), but he was very informative and attentive to our request and needs. We're planning on returning and recommending. Thank You Charlie Gitto's for a wonderful night"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had been driving (on business) all day when we pulled into St Louis. I asked my husband if he wanted me to go on OpenTable and book a table at Gittos. He said, let's just go to the hotel. The I'm so tired. Silence.... Wait. I really would like a chopped salad. Needless to say, we ended up at Gittos for another lovely evening. Their chopped salad really is the best anywhere. The ambience. Service. Oh! And the meatballs! It's a total experience. Glad we didn't miss it."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here last week during our first visit to St Louis. It was spectacular! The food was delicious and the service was attentive and exceptional. I would highly recommend for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed the toasted ravioli and the lobster bisque was awesome. Our entrees were savory and portions are substantial. Five stars across the board!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were able to reserve the Lasorda room for our group of 10. Great food,service, and staff brought out dessert to celebrate retirement. We will be back !!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed that some of their best food items were no longer on the menu since our last visit. Also, very surprised they have limited selection of top-shelf alcoholic beverages. Service was outstanding as usual."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This place has the best Italian in St. Louis. They invented toasted ravioli too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We always make it a special point to visit Charlie Gitto's while in St Louis. We like "The Hill" location the best for its outstanding ambiance, management and staff. A visit to St Louis without dinner at Charlie Gitto's would be incomplete."
    Dined on 3/7/2014