Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'
Best Overall Restaurant in the HillCharlie Gitto's continues to be my favorite location on the Hill for special occasions or as a great place to impress clients. The service is better than many high-end restaurants that are more expensive than Gitto's, the food quality is excellent, the atmosphere (whether inside or in the courtyard) is perfect for a quiet romantic or business dinner, roll all those together and it's an evening that's hard to beat.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Exceptional STL ItalianIt's legendary and been here forever, but Gitto's still gives the full effort and delivers full flavored Italian dishes and you can customize whatever you want. Great Pastas, seafood and steaks. Their salads are great too. For a white table cloth dining experience, it's still very reasonably priced and casual enough to enjoy without dressing up much. Outdoor patio is superb and very casual in summer. Wines are reasonable and server was fast and friendly. A true St. Louis Classic. Not the BEST or most gourmet Italian in Town, but a great standard by which others are judged. Very good. If you like your pasta spicy, just ask... want to add chicken or shrimp, just ask. ** ALSO, HOME or ORIGINAL Toasted Ravioli! Invented here in 40s.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and Great Food!!A great place to go to for a special occasion as well as a nice dinner out. Both the service and the daily food specials were outstanding. No complaints, only compliments - It was a great place to go to for our first anniversary dinner.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMQuintessential STL Hill ExperienceGitto's is always a great place to dine and I usually reserve it for special occasions or when entertaining out of town guests. The food is excellent and a great way to sample the best of the neighborhood. This is the home of the cliche St. Louis dish, toasted raviolis, but it's not frozen pasta tossed in a deep fryer but an amazing and delicious appetizer.
Service is superb and from the time we were greeted by the valet parking attendant, reception, drinks at the bar and our table everyone was genuinely and authentically concerned about our service and experience and worked hard to ensure we had a stellar experience. These people treat you like an honored guest from beginning to end.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gitto's!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic night out!We celebrated my daughter's birthday Saturday night. Everything was wonderful! We had a large group, so got a table to ourselves in a semi private area. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent as always! I highly recommend Charlie Gitto's on the hill!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night, Great food!Our server Orlando was awesome! He is personalable, knowledgeable, and we had fun! Great job Orlando and Gitto's is awesome! Great food, great value, we will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary special!Celebrated our anniversary with a spur-of-the-moment trip to StL highlighted by dinner on The Hill.
We made a 6p reservation and were seated on time - everyone was super-friendly and they comp'd us with a very, very good dessert to celebrate.
It can be a bit pricey, but well worth it for special occasions. The menu is extensive - you can just enjoy pizza or pasta if you wish - it'll all be very good.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great in all areasCharlie Gittos may be the best in the Midwest and as good as any fine dining Italian restaurant in NJ and NY.
We will return the next time in St Louis6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent waiter. WonderfulExcellent waiter. Wonderful restaurant all around.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceIn from North Carolina for the weekend and we wanted good Italian food and service. Charlie Gitto's on the Hill was just the spot!
We will absolutely come back again. We had a party of 10 and my 3 year old grandson. The staff couldn't have been better and the food was excellent!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Italian food!Everything we had was delicious! This is my favorite Italian place. When I have family or friends visit from out of town, this is where I take them. I have never been disappointed!My mother is a vegetarian and wanted a plate a veggies. Your chef came out to make sure that he grilling the veggies would be acceptable, which it was. When my mom received her plate, she was blown away at not only the flavor and texture of the veggies but also at how beautifully the dish was plated. Most resteraunts just throw some veggies on a plate and call it good. Your chef went above and beyond to make sure my mothers dinner wasn't just a meal, but a culinary experience. Thank you¡!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as usual...Took a work group to Charlie Gitto's and the service and quality was awesome as usual. Thanks!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Saturday CuisineWe're first time diners here. Really enjoyed the evening and delicious Italian cuisine! Great Martinis!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNice eveningA group of four enjoyed discussion and food at a round table. The food was terrific for two of us. The other two were so-so. The dessert was delicious. Very willing to prepare anything for the vegetarian at our table.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestCharlie Gitto's on the Hill is one of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis ( a city known for great Italian food). The cuisine (My wife had Divers Scallops and I had Linguine w/ clams) was outstanding. The prices were moderate. Our waiter was both attentive to our needs and a good conversationalist to boot. We had a very pleasant evening there.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestWe took friends from England to here, they were blown away as were we, Service top notch, food outstanding, we were from out of town as well and will return on each trip to St. Louis5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCharlie Gittos - The BestDining was fantastic, starting with a select Cabernet, then superb crab cakes, wonderful salads and entrees out of this world. The Restaurant Manager always goes out of his way to make our evening enjoyable, Our Waiter was timely and very pleasant. Overall I would recommend Charlie Gittos as one of the Best restaurants in St Louis.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxingExcellent service, very attentive. Didn't feel rushed. We were served complimentary cheesecake in honor of our anniversary. Food was very good, and wine was excellent.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food with Superb ServiceThis spot was recommended to me as a great place to experience St. Louis Italian food for my visit from out of town. I specifically went for the toasted ravioli appetizer but enjoyed the salad and the veal I ordered as well. The service was exemplary, the type you always want to have in a fine restaurant but seems to have become much more uncommon. Empty plates were removed quickly and the water glasses were never empty thanks to the tag team of actual bus boys working with the main waiter. The prices were very reasonable, especially given the level of service. The ambiance is a bit dark but good if you're looking for that quiet, dim, romantic atmosphere5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOld School CharmGreat old school restaurant on The Hill. Good food and amazing customer service.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat birthdaythree years ago my daughter and i dined at charlie gitto's on the hill because of a brochure in the hotel lobby. we were taken aback by the overall package. we walked in without a reservation, the day was hot and extremely sunny, and we were met with immediate calm. seating for 2 - no problem, interior was cool (airwise) and noise level low - (voices) server was attentive - not hovering - food was delicious. this year my daughter wished we could go back to this restaurant for her birthday and so we did. it was well worth driving over 200 miles. nothing had changed -the ambiance - the food - the overall picture. we'll do it again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner On 'The Hill"Chose this restaurant for a SLU graduation party for my daughter. Everyone loved the restaurant and their food was very good. It was a Saturday night so service slowed down as the evening went on and our waiter got busier and busier. With two small children in the groups, I was afraid the almost two hour dinner would be too much for them, but they did very well despite the long wait between appetizers and entrees. The toasted ravioli was yummy and al the pasta dishes were well done. The lobster ravioli was a big hit with two people as was the salmon with rigatoni special/ Desserts are yummy too!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, pleased.Dinner and food good overall. Food and drink items taken by waitstaff before patron finished without asking several times. Service otherwise very good. We dined inside and the noise was terrible. We could not hear each other many times, and had to practically shout to each other. Not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCharlie Gitto's On The Hill- A mustDelicious food, impeccable service, Perfection. Highly recommend!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was generally veryThe food was generally very good. Prices were surprisingly inexpensive for Mother's day lunch. Service was top notch and ambience excellent though tables a little crowded.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayMy 2 daughters and I took wife/mom for Mothers Day. The service was amazing. First class dining experience with emphasis on experience.
The meals were very good authentic Italian with a wide selection of seafood, steaks, chicken, and pasta.
Bread was excellent and the garlic dipping sauce was superb.
It was a bit cold at our table when we arrived. We mentioned it to our waiter and he immediately adjusted the air and in moments we were all comfortable. They took a very personal interest in our comfort.
We will go again and recommend Charlie Gittos to all friends and family.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThey had our reservation andThey had our reservation and seated us immediately in a desirable location. The service was adequate but not outstanding. The menu was pricey, but about what we expected. Overall we were satisfied, especially on a Sunday evening when many of the places on the Hill were closed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCharlie Ghitto'sCharlie Ghitto's is where we like to go for special occasions. The food is delicious and the staff is very pleasant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThree out of 4 dinners wereThree out of 4 dinners were excellent. One veal meal was tough and our waiter took it off the bill so we were happy. They tried to make everything right and we appreciated that. I would go back when we visit St.Louis.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a PleasureExcellent food, wonderful service, charming (and romantic) atmosphere. My wife and I have never been disappointed. A great spot for a special occasion or just a night out.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our engagementCelebrated our engagement at Charlie Gitto's on the hill. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a great night out.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI felt like a regular evenI felt like a regular even though it was my first time there!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place, nice priceFine dinner with loads of food. Excellent service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was just the place weThis was just the place we were looking for to enjoy a nice bottle of wine and great food. It set the tone for the entire evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Taste of the HillCharlie Gitto's has all the character of its neighborhood combined with great tasting food and an impressive selection of wine.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable evening dinningVery enjoyable evening dinning on the patio.
Food was excellent and the service was great.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy strip sirloin was a tadMy strip sirloin was a tad gristly. Should have been better for the price.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgood menu-good food-good service-ougood menu-good food-good service-our third time ,third different waiter, they were all excellent!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought some out of town friendsBrought some out of town friends here. They loved it4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pasta, great wine!Very nice resturant, great food. Good wine. Good service. The pasta dishes were very good. Will definitely recommend and go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a few friends who hadTook a few friends who had never eaten at this type of restaurant and are probably not the usual customers that pass through, but a good night was had by all. The service was great, could tell our server was a veteran and cared about his job. Our host was kind and efficient like usual. The food was excellent as always and everyone enjoyed their meals and experience. A big thanks to the staff at Charlie Gitto's and a compliment to the wonderful establishment.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMthe restaurant has a greatthe restaurant has a great menu and food presentation was excellent. This combined with great service made for a memorable dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to any body who enjoys good food4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I wanted to celebrateMy wife and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary together at the restaurant and it's safe to say that Charlie Gitto's was a good choice. The dark lit atmosphere was a good romantic setting. I like the idea of hanging out at the bar while waiting for a table. The crabcakes were great as well as the chilean seabass. My wife enjoyed her veal too.
At the end..our waiter apparently didn't know it was our anniversary. I thought it would have been communicated when I mentioned it up front. So after ordering our desert and receiving our check I mentioned it. So we got a complimentary cake.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best restaurantsThis is one of the best restaurants in St. Louis. It is truly a remarkable experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful food andAlways wonderful food and attentive service. A favorite of mine and I highly recommend it to anyone visitng St. Louis.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is absolutely fantasticThis place is absolutely fantastic in every aspect. The service is exceptional and the food is outstanding. We try to eat here every time we travel to STL. This visit we were celebrating my daughters birthday and she will remember it as a special night because of the attention she received. When you dine at this place you are treated with exceptional attention to detail.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I were so excitedMy husband and I were so excited about the experience at Charlie Gitto's. The waiter Dave was friendly, Rachel of course was great and the food runner Josh,(well what can I say other then he is a great worker). We will differently tell our friends and we will be back.Love the special treatment-THANKS!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I were celebratingMy wife and I were celebrating our 23rd anniversary and had a wonderful time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceEveryone at Charlie Gitto's takes great care of their patrons. We have enjoyed the Chesterfield location, but this was our first visit to the original on the Hill. It was definitely worth the trip. Great taste and service, and excellent wine choices by the glass or bottle. Tiramisu was amazing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbThis was for a business dinner of 11 with the majority of persons being from out of town, I felt it was time to expand their horizons to what STL really had to offer. We were placed in our own room which was tastefully decorated, our server Timothy who not only assisted us with recommendations but after learning our guests were not from STL was gracious enough to answer questions on the local history of “The Hill’. He also verified various wine selections discreetly to me prior to moving forward, which I truly appreciated. The food was superb. Timothy arranged for appetizers at our request and served us each with equal portions and explained how each was prepared. This eliminated that awkward passing plates and disrupting the flow of4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM