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IL Bel Lago - From the Hill
IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://ilbellago.com
  • Phone: (314) 994-1080
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Gabriele
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can host your personal dinners, and we have private dining rooms to host any event. Let us take care of your next dining experience…we guarantee you will become a fan!
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator (877) 912-0526
  • Entertainment: Weekends Only live entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: City Place Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from IL Bel Lago - From the Hill
Il Bel Lago From The Hill. A fixture in St. Louis for 10 years now! Food is what makes an authentic restaurant great, and with its 40 years of excellence from their Hill location Il Bel Lago has all the ingredients for greatness. There's a Water Fall wall. How about a wall that's floor to ceiling wine racks. Il Bel Lago is one of the most attractive restaurants in St Louis. The Food here is as stunning as the decor.The Italian Cuisine is equal to the very best anywhere in St.Louis. Il Bel Lago's menu rates among the top Italian restaurants in St.Louis. In terms of service? No One does it better! Buon Appetito!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Took my mother-in-law for her birthday and she loved it. Specials were outstanding. We've been here probably a couple dozen tomes and always have a good experience at Bel Lago, from the quality of the food to service. It makes no difference who your waiter is either, we've had several and service is always first rate. Plus, they've (staff) been here a long time, no turnover, obviously a good sign. Definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great for corporate dinners. Reasonably priced and yummy food. May go back for a date night."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We have been here before. They are always very good, but tonight the Owner recognized it was our anniversary. Made us a special dessert and congratulated us. It was so special because they were soo busy and we could tell he went out of his way to get the staff to recognize our anniversary they even sang for us. He even shared with us the fun his family is having planning their parents 50 the wedding anniversary. Thank you for making our evening soo special."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have gone to this restaurant often when we wanted a great Italian dinner. Food and service have always been superb, even for an anniversary lunch of 60 people."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is quite possibly the best restaurant in St. Louis, easily our favorite. Service is outstanding, we'd request a particular waiter, except we have had several and they are all excellent. My wife loves the atmosphere and decor, live music in the front bar. I really cannot recommend anything in particular, as everything we have had has been outstanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our waiter was unattentive and made the evening un-enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Rehearsal dinner the night we were there, so it was extremly busy. The food and service were both very good, despite the crowd. We would return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "waiter was excellent, food not that great, in the past, food has been very good"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The Lamb Chops were fabulous as was the service by Tom. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. Would not have changed a thing!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've dined here a dozen or so times and the experience had been consistently good. Tonight was even better- from the dedicated room for our party of 5, to the terrific food from both the menu, specials and what we requested which was not on the menu (they do that nicely), to the great service from our waiter Steve- it all made for an enjoyable evening in entertaining family from out of town. Well done!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Overall quite good. The entree specials for that evening (four total) all sounded excellent and creative. We ordered two, the stuffed Swordfish and raviloli with crab. Both were unique, creative and excellent. Overll service was good although one of us ordered a glass of wine that never appeared and we ultimately cancelled it. The interior water wall was just such a unique and appealing feature that we will return just to dine with that backdrop."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "this nearby restaurant is always a special occasion affair as it is not bargain priced. as usual, it was beautiful, quiet and classy. waiter was a bit abrupt, but the fine food went down easy and i cannot wait for the next special occasion."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service was off on this visit but food is consistently good and the ambiance is nice as well. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Outside the lights in the trees and a lighted fountain made an attractive first impression. We were seated promptly in a comfortable booth after being offered a table if we preferred. The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious. Our main courses were shrimp scampi and I had veal which was excellent. For desert we had limoncello torte which was amazing."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Outstanding. Our guest was gluten intolerant, and the chef came to our table making suggestions and how she wanted her entrée prepared. Our waiter, Tom, made superb suggestions regarding pairings. The best meal we had during our stay in St. Louis."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Bel Lago's is our go to resautrant. Always good. My wife had the lobster, which she has had several times, and I had veal parmagian, which I think is the best in the city. As usual, great service as well. You cannot miss here. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Exceptional Italian food in a convenient central location. Outstanding service, delicious Italian selections and good value."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Loved having a corner booth. The food was excellent- swordfish special, scampi and bone-in veal chop. Waiter was very personable and knowledgable about the menu and preparation (also ingredients)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Best salmon I"ve had anywhere. The service was excellent and we felt very welcome as first time guests. After we decided to not go for dessert, the manager gave us a taste of something devine that was similar to a shake with liqueur in it that made us want to go back just for dessert sometime. I highly recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went here based on an article I read in St. Louis Magazine - A lot of the reviews said it was small portions, high prices etc.. We did not have this experience as the dishes we chose were plentiful and tasteful. The dessert was outstanding and the service was top notch - one item I was disappointed in was, the wine selection. Young and not so much of a good selection to choose from."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The service we received was spectacular. Our waiter was very good in answering any questions and provided recommendations. The veal was awesome. We were never rushed and were able to enjoy a relaxing and great dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very good food. Broad menu for gluten free pasta. Would definately go again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had the penne vegetable with chicken added, and the panzanella salad. Just excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant, we've been here many times and never disappointed. My wife absolutely loves it. Bel Lago is the best on the city. Great service from Ivaylo."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is indeed a hidden gem. I love the decor. The service was excellent as i and my guests were greeted with a smile. The server was very attentative and had a great personality. My friends were very impressed as well with this restaurant. This was a perfect choice for a birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was very good, but the noise from the bar bleeds into the dining area."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tucked in strip mall in Creve Coeur, Il Bel Lago is a surprise - great service, ambience and food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Although crowded and loud, the food and atmosphere were incredible. Chef Frank was amazing and personally introduced his specials. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant for Valentine's day. The service in the bar and the drinks were delicious. These are the two reasons the food/service received "fair" from me. The service in the dining room was severely lacking. The appetizer and main course were good, but the dessert which was pretty expensive, was actually soggy. Overall pretty disappointing since it was Valentine's Day. I wouldn't pay that amount again for this particular restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food Service and Trio in the bar are all outstanding"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This restaurant offers outstanding Italian food and it's not located on the hill, so it is a nice change of pace."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything about El Bel Lago was appealing. The food and drinks were exceptionally good, complemented by excellent service. Be sure to try the Lemoncello Martini! The wine list is just right. Very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went for lunch. My first time. I had the white bean soup which was exceptional and a salad with chicken. This also was vry good. We all enjoyed our meals."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Everyone from the moment we walked in the door at il bel lago were exceptionally professional and polite! And the food was absolutely AMAZING! We were very impressed with the staff and their knowledge of the menu and wines (since we had a lot of questions). As we dined we watched the way the staff all worked together as a team and let me tell you they were absolutely flawless!! And we even saved room for a cannoli for dessert, which was the best I've ever had! We were so impressed and felt like royalty while we dined there because of all the attention we received from everyone (even the owner came by and said hi and asked how we were doing). Thank you il bel lago staff for such a great time!! See u again soon!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 2 at 7:30pm. It was very busy. Our table was not ready when we arrived at 7:25pm and we were invited to take a seat at the bar until it was ready. We were seated at 7:50pm. The food was great and the waiter was attentive and left us wanting for nothing, but we were sat in an area that appeared to be where maybe a band or some form entertainment was frequently set up. It was right off the bar area and had very little to be desired as far as decorations go. There was a flat screen up on the wall that was looping a really bad video of Italy by flight. I was a little disappointed that my bride and I did not get seated in the waterfall room. My suggestion would be to request the waterfall room when making the reservation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Once again, food was excellent, atmosphere great. Got busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Now I know it was Valentines Day weekend an all, but this is the first truly bad Open Table booking experience. An 8 pm reservation was not honored for over 35 minutes because they overbooked. Waiter was clearly tired earning all the money for the restaurant earlier that day and was rushed and short with us during the entire setting...not something you'd expect from any Italian restaurant. Food was so-so, nothing palate-catching. Has anyone ever tried to eat a piece of carrot cake with a huge dining fork? We did! Not to mention stirring a cappuccino with a soup spoon! All of this may sound trite, but it's something one would not expect from a place with this kind of rating on foodie sites, holiday or not."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The bowtie pasta was simply perfect. Everything from the house salad to the carrot cake was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The meal was memorable -- but so was the bill. The pasta appetizer recommended by our waiter was billed as two items - $9 and $12 for a total of $21. Many entrees cost more than $30, which should move this restaurant to the $$$$ category."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Il Bel Lago is our favorite restaurant. There was a special menu tonight, but still plenty of choices. House wines are very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014