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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
  • "Cool place. Friendly and professional service. Swordfish was delicious. Salad was so good! Cool neighborhood. Will be back."
    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
  • "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
  • "Great server - knowledgable staff. Great place for a romatic / special occasion dinner. Staff was very accomodating and friendly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Charlie Gitto's is our favorite restaurant on the 'Hill'. Excellent food, service and value."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Everything here was fantastic - the wine, the food, and the service."
    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
  • "Loved it!! Our waiter was AMAZING! Great food! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "AWESOME food, always have to come here when in St. Louis!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Charlie Gitos on the Hill is an incredibly romantic little spot with top notch service and a notable wine list. My fiance and I always go there for our anniversaries simply because of the ambiance that makes us feel like the only two in the room and of course the delicious meal. We leave happy every time!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "we enjoyed being in the Charlie GITTO BOOTH, The food and service were outstanding and our dinner was served quickly"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "As usual, Charlie Gitto's service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We had limited time and they did a great job of making sure we made our concert downtown."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great Italian food. Very flavorful Veal was very tender, pasta was made perfect and the SHRIMP APPETIZER was "out of this world". Great service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The Mother's Day Brunch menu was great. The waiter was very patient and accommodating for our two 5 year old daughters as well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We dined at Charlie Gitto's with some friends for our 45th wedding anniversary. The service was excellent, the food was fabulous, there was soft music playing in the background, valet service for parking. You couldn't ask for a better experience for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "From the atmosphere to the wait staff to the food, Charlie Gitto's is absolutely the best St. Louis has to offer hands down. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The food is very well prepared and great pride is taken in it's presentation. The pricing is high end but I felt as though for the amount of food served, it was very comparable to other fine dining establishments. You will not find a better dining experience. I can't praise them enough!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We sat outside where there was a musician playing a guitar quietly which created a very nice atmosphere. The chocolate cake was the best I have ever had! Can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I made reservations, through Open Table, and asked to sit on the patio, if available, and a booth, if not. When I arrived, I found their parking lot largely empty, but it was Valet Only. If they own the lot, why pay someone to park my car, when I can do it myself? So I parked on the street, and as I walked back to the restaurant I was pleased to see that the patio was only 1/3 full. When I introduced myself to the hostess, she placed me in a booth! When I objected, she told me they only had 4-Tops available (I was by myself). I was very upset. I had an appetizer, salad, and dessert, and left. The patio was then only half full. The waiter was fine. The food was excellent. But, it was overshadowed by the restaurant's attitude toward me"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Waiters were very attentive and the food was delicious! The ambience was very inviting and relaxing!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was a truly outstanding experience. The arrival/check-in was smooth and welcoming, no problems with our reservations. The arancini was a neat dish I hadn't had before, and the wedge salad was a wonderful example of the type. The daily special blackened steak pasta was flavorful, and the steak tender and delicious. The sea bass was very well cooked, and amazingly tender. The house-made gelato/Oreo cake was at least as good as anything in Florence, and made a perfect end to the meal. The staff was friendly and warm, showing a sense of humor as well. Timothy, our waiter, was also the sommelier, and provided a spot-on recommendation for a by-the-glass wine. Definitely will be back. Not cheap, but I have paid more for worse. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "No disappointment in food, service and atmosphere at Charlie Gitto's. Orlando and his assistants made our anniversary a special one. THANKS!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014