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Dominic's on the Hill
Dominic's on the Hill

Dominic's on the Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dominicsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (314) 771-1632
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Large groups of 40 or more can be accommodated in the afternoons and on Sunday with enough advanced notice.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Pawel Ziarko
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please call 314-771-1632 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dominic's on the Hill is ideal for business functions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, and small wedding dinners. The elegent and intimate Sopra Room on the private second floor is complete with separate bathrooms, full bar, and plasma TV. The main restaurant has two semi-private rooms which can seat 18 people. The whole restaurant can also be reserved for up to 150 people. Private dining menus range in price depending on your budget and wants. Wine can also be ordered exclusively for your event. A deposit is required to hold the space for your private event. Call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Carolyn (314) 771-1632
  • Entertainment: Background music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hereford
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking on weekends. Street parking also available every night.
A word from Dominic's on the Hill
Dominic and Jackie Galati purchased Dominic's on the Hill in 1971 and moved in above the restaurant. Within two years, Dominic began winning national awards and has continued to do so for the last 40 years. This is an exceptional restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, professional, friendly service, & an extensive wine list. Dominic oversees the kitchen,and the menu includes fresh seafood, veal, tenderloin, lamb, and many other choices. The restaurant has a Florentine atmosphere, with low lighting, white tablecloths, & classic oil paintings. Dominic's has been honored by DIRONA, 2001 Restaurant Hall of Fame, 1999 International Award of Excellence, The Epicurean Award & was voted one of the two best Italian Restaurants in the country by Conde Nast Traveller. The second floor of the restaurant is available for private parties of 15-65. Please call for details. Smaller parties up to 18 people can be accommodated downstairs as well as larger parties up to 150.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall the meals were a little disappointing. The artichoke and escargot appetizer was a strange mix of flavors, Dominic's salad was average, lobster ravioli was very light on the lobster."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Dominic's was fantastic. The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic - served steaming hot. Dominic even came around to each table. Next time I am in town, I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. We traveled three hours to dine at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Perfection from beginning to end. Being from NYC and familiar with excellent Italian cuisine you have over exceeded my expectations. Thank you for an excellent evening and we look forward to dining with you again soon."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent Italian restaurant in the Italian section of St. Louis. Away from downtown but well worth it. A great place for a special occasion and just good old country Italian cusine"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The entrees were wonderful (veal chop and lobster gusto). The sides of potatoes, carrots, and green beans were just so-so. The caprese salad needed more "punch"- not a lot of flavor. Our waiter seemed to be the only waiter, so that would have contributed to our problems with him. We had a long wait to get anything and had to ask for bread, etc... He was very perfunctory- with the ambiance and price point of the restaurant, we expected more genial service and much more attentiveness."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We use Dominic's for special occasions and this past Saturday night was our 35th wedding anniversary. So we chose Dominic's. As usual, the service was very good and the food was excellent. Many of the items are prepared at tableside and all of the plates are warmed at tableside. It is just right for something special."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "service was a little slow but friendly and the food was terrific! The specials covered a a wide selection tastes."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The owner came to the table a couple of times, and we had a very nice conversation. Made us feel welcome and the evening even more special. The service was excellent, and all the staff very helpful."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were visiting St Louis and had the opportunity to try one of the restaurants on the Hill. We selected Dominics and were really pleased with the outstanding food and service. The special that night was a sea bass which my wife absolutely loved. I had the Osso Bucco which was just perfect... "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a celebratory graduation dinner at Dominic's and it was excellent. We loved the decor, ambiance and food and the waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. My only complaint was that we were told about the soup special and then when we tried to order it we were told it wasn't available. Our reservation was for 7:00pm, so it seemed a little early to be running out of a soup selection. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting an authentic Italian dining experience on the Hill! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • " A top-rated restaurant of long standing, the ambiance is sophisticated old world comfort, the service is outstanding and the food is as good as it gets."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Dominic's had been given a very high review on Trip Advisor and I wanted a top rated restaurant for my son's graduation. The food was good, not fabulous. I had lobster over pasta and it was overcooked but still tasty. My husband had delicious scallops and the kids (adults) had seafood over pasta. House salad ala carte was excellent. Service was maddeningly slow for a non crowded Thursday night. We had 3 or 4 different waiters. I liked the nice touch of heating the plates over flame at the table but we left and had dessert and drinks elsewhere because it was a bit too quiet for a celebration. Perhaps we got there on an off night? It was a week night but with a large graduation in town I thought it would be busier."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My husband and I were in town on our honeymoon. He insisted we book reservations, and I am so happy he did. The ambiance was romantic. We went early in the evening (a Tuesday night with reservations at 5pm). It was quiet and we had the restaurant to ourselves for a while. The wine list was extensive, the waiter was amazing, a large selection of "home" Italian dishes and phenomenal table service! Will definitely go back to celebrate milestones when we are in town!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had people in from Los Angeles and NYC and couldn't think of a better place to take them than Dominic's on the Hill. It wasn't busy, but that's to be expected on a Monday night on the Hill. Not much is open then. The food was great and the service was too. They even made a pasta dish which was off the menu at the request of one diner. It was a very pleasant and satisfying evening. It just would have been nice if the restaurant was a little busier. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Excellent service, excellent food, and very clean place, can't wait until my next birthday!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We loved the food, service and suggestions given by the staff of Dominics. It was nice to see the owner come to each table to see how things were. We want to thank Jackie for her Casada dessert we enjoyed for our anniversary. It was delicious! This by far is one of our favs!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Best in the Midwest. Cannaloni is our favorite. What a relaxing ,wonderful way to dine."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Looked the part when we walked in, nice decor & ambiance but once we got seated all that went away. The place was pretty empty but they seated us next to a group of 8 really loud people that did not understand the "inside voice". We had two waiters but it seemed like we had maybe a half of one. Felt like i was always trying to get there attention. Once we decided not to order any wine they pretty much ignored us like we were inconveniencing them. Had to ask for a cocktail menu since they did not offer us anything else. Had Calamari as an appetizer & it was OK but it wasn't any better than i have had before. The main entrees were just OK as well, nothing to write home about. Could have gotten anywhere. You pay for the atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "From the greeting to the seating to the menu questions to the courses, things just became better and better. Excellent menu choices and selections came timely, heated tableside where appropriate, to accompany antipasto and egg plant parm appetiz the gems in the winelist that emerged from the cellar. We almost made the mistake of passing on dessert that turned out to make this vist truly memorable. Oranges peeled and flamed into a sauce of oranges and liqueurs joined fresh strawberries and icecream that left us scraping our spoons along the bottoms of the serving dish, a ringing percussion chorus to close out the night. Don't miss this restaurant and don't wait any longer for your first or return visit."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The best Italian food in St. Louis. Classic, old school ambiance, table side preparation and great food"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I returned to this spot after many years away and it's as if time stood still. And that's in a good way. The menu and food as well as the ambiance seemed to be exactly the same as I'd remembered. I'm sure that they have made updates from 35 years ago yet somehow managed to retain the traditional charm that fits well in the "Hill" neighborhood of St Louis. I had the Salmon Farfalle which is bow tie pasta with generous chunks of Salmon in a pink sauce. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente just as I prefer. The prices are just a little higher than some others in the area but the quality is there. This would be a good spot for a romantic date as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and service for an early dinner before the theater."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We searched restaurant "on the hill" online and found Dominic's. Everything was great -- food, staff, atmosphere and the civility of the other guests nearby. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I chose this place based off a friend's recommendation. They let my wife and I sit down before the time we had reserved. We ordered the swordfish special and scallops and calamari as an appetizer. The food was delicious and fresh, and the service is friendly first-class. Since it was my wife's birthday, they brought out a complimentary piece of cake. This experience was a good first impression. I'd definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not just a good dinner but a true dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We booked a reservation at this restaurant hoping to experience wonderfu Italian food. We were disappointed in the service from the moment we arrived. The staff did not seem to have time for us. The mussels and salmon as appetizers were deicious but the remainder of the meal was disappointing. We felt like the restaurant was overpriced for the service and food. W"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was a perfect evening. Everything was outstanding! would recommend to anyone looking for a place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Really tough to get a taxi from this location. Staff was helpful in trying to secure one. But waited at least 30 minutes. St. Louis has lousy taxi service!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my first time to dine here-Yes the food was very good & service was some of the best I've had, but the prices are overall too high to compete. I appreciate good service & prefer to express this in my tips. The pricing on the pasta dishes was too high. This is a shame as it prohibits more frequent visits. Please add some more mid priced meal items on the menu -starting with the pasta prices."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had problematic service from the time we were seated, except for the young man who kept our water glasses full. Other tables that came in behind our seating were dealt with promptly, had menus and already had wine even before a waiter came by to our table. Finally got bread, which was hard and not very good. We finally ordered wine and our meal, then another guy came and took our wine glasses away. Food was hot and presented nicely. We both ordered veal and it was very good, although pricey for what we got. Espresso and tiramisu were just okay, not what we would expect from an upscale Italian restaurant. The restaurant never acknowledged my birthday denoted in the reservation until I asked when we got the bill. Would not go back again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our first time at Dominick's and the entire meal was a great experience, great food, great wine and loved the decision to come here for our Valentine's day dinner. I ate a small plate of Pappardelle Alla Bolegnese just to try the sauce as well as the Sea Scallops with Dill Dauce. My wife ate the Ravioli Di Ricotta Alla Marinara. I recommend all three. The food was beyond expectations and I enjoyed every bit of it. The service was a little confusing and felt the constant activity around our table was distracting. It was early and slow and I felt they may have just wanted to keep busy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Spent Valentine's Day Night at Dominic's and had a very good meal. All food was delivered hot and delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here for valentines day, and have to say we were both disappointed. Food was overpriced and really wasn't impressive at all. We both left saying we wish we would have went elsewhere. Wont be going back here, nothing really impressed us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The only disappointment came from the valet service not being available because the ice and sleet that had hit earlier in the afternoon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dominic's has excellent food. I am Italian so picky about my Italian food and I love their food. Their veal is the best. Before I retired when I traveled on business to NY, my friends in NY raved about NY Italian restaurants. I always told them they were not from St. Louis or they would not brag so much. My only comment is about Valentine dinners at any of the great restaurants, even Dominic's. I never find the food is as good as a regular night. But my meal was still very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were very excited to go to Dominic's, as traveled from Cleveland for a weekend away. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owner. He sat us. Pulled our chairs out and placed our napkins. Our first waiter came to the table to deliver our menus. He never asked for drink orders. He left and returned to take our food order. Again, never asked about drinks. I noticed other tables had drinks other than water. After about 30 minutes, a different waiter came by and asked if we wanted wine. When we stated no, he took the wine glasses away, but offered no other drinks. We had to flag down another waiter to get coffee. The food was good. At the end of our meal, they did bring birthday desserts to my daughter and niece, which was very nice."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "what a gem! the classiest, best Italian in Saint Louis."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "My husband and I returned to Dominic's recently. We had been there once before 12 years ago, when we were dating. Our work took us all over the U.S. but we made sure to stop by Dominic's once we got back to St. Louis. It was just as good as I remember. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting STL."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have been living in STL for one year after moving from the east coast and have been searching for GREAT Italian food. Believe me when I say this is not it. The food is laughable for the price point They are at. I mean my part of six literally are still laughing about a dish as basic as Chicken Parm! Any chain Italian restaurant blows this place out of the water, don't waste your evening or your money."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "our experience was exceptional. my wife and rated it the best restaurant experience in ten years...thanks"
    Dined on 1/10/2014