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: 3147728898x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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.
  • 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
201 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (137)neighborhood gem (120)romantic (110)fit for foodies (77)great for outdoor dining (60)notable wine list (59)good for groups (50)hot spot (19)late-night find (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • John Knecht
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was best ever, service should be rated as a 6 star, and price value was fair. It was our anniversary and they treated us to a free dessert, Yum!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, as usual
    Chuck
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dined at Charlie Gitto'd while on a recent trip back to St. Louis. The pasta was great as usual, but the peppercorn steak was awesome. Service is some of the best we have ever had and they accommodated my daughter's gluten free diet very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back on the Hill
    DoughtyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    having lived in St Louis area years ago it is always a pleasure to return for Italian on the Hill, custard at Ted Drews and Cardinal baseball..we were not disappointed. Service and food quality was as I remembered it at Charley Gitto's, outstanding. Veal dishes and toasted ravioli knocked it out of park...and a wine suggestion, reasonably priced, was fantastic....everyone I take there that has not been , raves about the place....nice job...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Service; Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was our anniversary. We were seated 30 minutes late for our reservation. The dining room was freezing cold and when the hostess went to retrieve my wife's coat she forgot and I had to walk up o the front to get the number from her (which was still in her pocket) and (at no fault of the waiter) he was busy with numerous tables and there was significant lag time between course orders. Nice waiter but too spread out. The food was awesome and the quality you expect from this St. Louis institution. My second experience with below par service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Family Dinner
    Keelin
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We enjoyed having a pleasant dinner to celebrate a birthday. The meal was delicious. Our table location was a bit crowded and the area was very noisy. Service was not up to par as compared to the several other occasions when we have eaten there. After dinner, we were never offered coffee or desert. Finally we had a gentleman filling the water glasses find our waiter so we could proceed with ordering dessert. There was a large private party that seemed to impact our service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlie G's when you in St. Louis
    diningdiva
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been several times when we are in the St. Louis Area. Food is great, wine list fantastic, wait staff caring with great recommendations and atmosphere superb. Food is the best on the Hill. We've tried others but this is the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for client meeting
    Babadoo
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We had studio executives in from Hollywood and the back room was perfect. It was quiet yet still had the feel of the restaraunt. The food was excellent. Our LA guests were impressed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naples4
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely dinner with our daughter while visiting her at Wash Univ. Great service, wonderful food and wine. We will definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best of everything!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A perfect dining experience and great place to celebrate a birthday. Food, service, and atmosphere were perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early for a flight out of St Louis
    Houstonbbound2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were trying to decide how to kill time waiting for our flight, so we chose Charlie Gitto's ! Outstanding everything , food and service . Tomas and Jeffrey were excellent, with Tomas extremely professional. Don't hesitate on CG's !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Authentic Italian
    shanti
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first time visiting St. Louis, my family and I all had delicious meals here, from the fresh beet & fennel salad to baked spaghetti & Meatballs & Eggplant Parmesan. The wine was yummy & our service was very attentive and friendly. They even had a taxi waiting for us when we were finished with dinner so we could head to the Scott Trade center for a concert after. I would definitely recommend and we can't wait to go back the next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Penny4yourthoughts
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant. We ate at their location on The Hill on a Thursday night while visiting St. Louis and it was perfect. The food and service were both outstanding. I would go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mizzou4us4
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Birthday celebration with another couple. Food was excellent. Really like the Sunday evening availability. We'll visit again, may try the patio the next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous steaks; "Mad Men" ambience
    Melkat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We are new to the city, and took a "foodie" business guest from San Francisco here. Lobster bisque and beet salad starters were delicious. Two steak entrees were exquisite -- both meat and toppings -- and cooked truly rare as we requested. Pricey but probably "prime", and worth it. Veal saltimbocca was less satisfying -- the main taste to me was salt, but would probably have been MUCH more enjoyable with a glass of carefully-chosen wine. (Alas, I was trying to stick strictly to my Atkins diet -- my loss!) Service was very friendly, old-school professional, and attentive, almost anachronistic, as if we were dining out in a "Mad Men" episode. In all, a very pleasant outing on "The Hill" -- even for celiac- and Atkins-diet-restricted diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Rock
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We go to this restaurant periodically for special occasions, and they always exceed our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our First Visit
    LovetheHill
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved the quiet, low lighting atmosphere inside, the music and the overall cleanliness. The food was excellent with generous portions. The waiters were very attentive and polite. Will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always!
    DanandJayne
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We love coming to Charlie Gitto's on the Hill! It is our special place to go. Service is always excellent and the food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint.
    Happy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I ate here to celebrate our anniversary. Our experience couldn't of been better. Great service from Nick and top notch food. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, our meal was wonderful and the service was just as great! We love dining at Charlie Gitto's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • First time here...
    Italybound
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am always skeptical about Italian restaurants. They very so greatly in quality and overall flavor. This restaurant stands above the rest! Attention to detail, stellar service, and piping hot delicious food wins me over with a plan to return. Fantastic wine selection!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlie Gitto's on The Hill
    4lovefood
    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
    swfloridaladyVIP
    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.
  • Excellent food and service
    recall1k
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My Wife and I go here for her birthday every year, and several times each year just for a regular dinner. Each time we've gone, the service has been stellar and the food has been wonderful. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Ambiance
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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.