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Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Gio's Ristorante and Bar

Gio's Ristorante and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://giosdowntown.com
  • Email: giosdowntown@att.net
  • Phone: (314) 241-2424
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • Executive Chef: John Ruggeri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Gio's offers off-premise catering tailored to suit all of your needs. From elegant sit down dinners, cocktail parties, holiday get togethers to box lunches, Gio's fits the bill. Call John or Jill at (314) 241-2424 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Gio’s is the perfect place to hold your next corporate event, rehearsal dinner, shower, wedding reception, birthday or anniversary party. Gio's can accommodate groups of 10 to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: John or Jill (314) 241-2424
  • Entertainment: Bar Gio has four flat screen televisions so you can watch all of your favorite teams play, while listening to the most up-to-date satellite music inside and out on the patio. Watching the chef make pizzas adds to your viewing enjoyment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Gio"s parking garage is located on the 8th Street entrance of the Gateway One Building. Guests take the elevator to the 1st floor lobby level of the building. Restaurant is located on the left in the lobby level. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation.
A word from Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Welcome to Gio's Ristorante & Bar located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Louis in the Gateway One Building. Gio's cozy dining room offers one of downtown's most spectacular views. Our large outdoor bar & patio are perfect for game days. Bar Gio, with its contemporary decor and brick pizza oven is the ideal place to sit back and relax. Gio's is conveniently located just minutes away from most downtown venues and 2 blocks from Busch Stadium. The kitchen at Gio's is quickly becoming known for serving some of the city's finest Italian cuisine. The menu features a variety of pasta, seafood, steaks and specialty entrees, all at affordable prices. It only tastes expensive! Bar Gio offers a lighter fare of house made brick-oven pizzas, panini sandwiches and traditional pub grub. Service is polished casual and family friendly. Gio's is the perfect spot for an important business meeting, a romantic dinner or a get together with friends.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "GIOs is wonderful place for those who appreciate great food. The Grilled Caesar salad is outstanding and be sure to try the Portebella fries. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food was great and server was very friendly. Not sure why but we were the only 2 people eating in a fairly large bar area, I am surprised it was not very busy."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "As someone who works downtown, there are plenty of choices for lunch, but Gio' s presents decent, reasonably priced food in very nice setting. Unfortunately, the service can be slow and the food uneven. The reliably good minestrone was served lukewarm, but was well seasoned and hearty. The house salad was iceberg lettuce, not a favorite of mine, the tomato and goat cheese salad was excellent. I'll visit Gio again because of its convenience, but there is room for improvement."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We were in town for one night and Gio's was one of the resuraunts near our hotel. The grouper was the best fish I have ever eaten! The overall experience was fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When we first arrived, we had a drink at the bar. EVERYONE was friendly. We decided to have an order of calamari before we sat for dinner. By far, the best I've had. Cooked to perfection and served not only with regular lemon, but fried slices too. Nice touch. I started dinner with a tomato salad and my friend had a wedge salad, which was delicious. I decided on the pork chop. Outstanding! My guest had chicken parm and enjoyed every bite. Full, but after hearing about the warm gooey butter served with ice cream, we had to try it. We split the dessert and all I can say is yum! Perfect way to end the meal! We are excited to go back as we found out Gio's also has free parking for the Cardinals games. Great experience!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We found Gio's while walking around downtown. Food was very good. Very large portions, especially the encrusted group. We had a nice Italian wine. Desserts sounded fabulous but we had to pass."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Two of us had a Chef's Favorite. It wasn't our favorite."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The restaurant had great service. The menu was not as specialized as I would have liked, but the food was good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I have dined at Gio's a few times, at various mealtimes, and the food and service has been nothing less than superb ever time! The staff treated our group like family"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We had a party of seven on a Friday evening. Our server was very attentive and friendly, however the food was not very good. Also, I found a piece of plastic with part of a label in my food. There are so many great restaurants in St. Louis, and I definitely won't waste my time visiting this establishment again."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is my newest go-to location for a reliably good business lunch. I enjoy the private booths, the enthusiastic (but sometimes slow) service, and the good selection of vegetarian entrees."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Varied menu, friendly staff, had a nice chat with the chef"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We went on a night when the Cardinals were not in town and had a quiet, relaxing meal. Our server was very attentive, the food was inexpensive and was served quickly. Parking is not a problem because they validate parking in the Gateway One garage. There was 5 of us and the server had no problem giving each of us separate checks. I would come back some time for dinner after an afternoon Cardinal game."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Gio's is an outstanding way to get a Cardinal Baseball evening started and following up with a night cap after the game. Great food and service is what can be expected. Probably frequent Gio's 30 or more time a season--never disappointed."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "When I booked this, I did not expect a sports bar so I was a bit disappointed as I had a large group and was hoping for a nicer place. It's fine for a sports bar but this is a sports bar. We were in a separate room which helped, but the prior reviews and the write up were not clear what kind of spot this was. I had the fish (can't remember which type) and it was actually delicious which surprised me, but it only came with polenta fries which were not very good (very very oily) and no vegetables. A dinner ought to come with a side of veggies - I had to order broccoli on the side. Not my kind of place but if you want a sports bar, it is fine."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Gio' s has a diverse menu of Italian fare, competently performed and presented in a comfortable setting. Suitable for business lunches. Wait staff is efficient, though a bit obtrusive. Enjoyable and reliable."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "This almost seems like 2 separate restaurants, with a quiet back area where we went in addition to a good-time bar that was packed with Cardinal's fans. On that note, we had a hard time parking because of the game, but it turns out they validate for the parking lot in their building. It was restaurant week, where we got a great bargain for wonderful food. We were among the only people in the main dining room. I would go back."
    Dined on 8/22/2013