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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
4.8
5537 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill is a landmark for fine Italian dining in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 772-8898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charlie Gitto Jr.

  • Catering

    Full catering service. Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    The Hill

  • Cross street

    Marconi & Edwards

  • Parking details

    Valet service offered on Saturdays.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Downtown

    Best Overall

  • Downtown

    Best Food

  • Downtown

    Best Service

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Notable Wine List

  • Downtown

    Romantic

  • Downtown

    Special Occasion

  • Downtown

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  1. LF

    LindaF

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Conversation was difficult due to high noise level. Loved my shrimp Scampi and Zinfandel
  2. NB

    NeilB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  3. JL

    JohnL

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Wonderful, intimate setting with meaningful, delicious meals.
  4. XD

    XDm4O

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always try to make it to Charlie Gittos when we go to STL! Food and service were excellent as always! You cant go wrong at Charlie Gittos!
  5. T

    Traveler1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience that made me feel like it straight out of the movies 😊
  6. BS

    BradS

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great service.
  7. DM

    DonM

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a classic restaurant for our annual travels to St Louis. The food is always perfectly prepared and the staff makes dining out fun. Being " on the hill" is truly a St Louis experience.
  8. DF

    DougF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservations were the way to go. Walked right in and we’re seated. Service was exceptional. The waiter was attentive and very friendly.
  9. NO

    NickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best lasagna I’ve ever had at Charlie Gitto’s.
  10. SJ

    StevenJ

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and service was fast. The food taste was OK, but VERY high prices!
  11. p

    ps1213

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved the grouper! Excellent wait staff too. Wonderful dining experience!
  12. RC

    RhondaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in St. Louis for seven years and had never tried Charlie Gitto's. How did I miss this place? The food was unbelievable. I had the lasagna, which was the best I've ever tasted, with a perfect bechamel sauce. A friend had the gnocchi and let me try some--it melted in my mouth. And the carrot cake was the lightest and fluffiest cake. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  13. KA

    KimberlyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    A bit disappointed during recent experience at Charlie Gitto - food was just okay, wasn't as exceptional as it has been in previous years. My last outing on Valentine the food was exceptional, we were just packed within the restaurant, as they were trying to accommodate all. Totally disappointed a bit - just average this time around, as I did not have that WOW favor as it was during previous visits!
  14. CL

    ChristyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service…we will return every time we are in town
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time here and will be back! We had reservations, which I would suggest. We were seated in the first room, which is darker, with it’s own ambience of dark wood, low amber lighting, the cool bar, decor, etc. service was impeccable. The young lady and young man who filled water glasses, refilled bread and cleared plates were incredibly attentive and composed. Very impressed! The food was amazing! My wife ordered the blackened grouper special with crab on top. Best meal she has had at a restaurant in quite some time she said. I had the seafood Suzanne pasta dish. Very good! Full of seafood. We finished sharing a huge piece of homemade carrot cake. Definitely homemade and worth every calorie. The only thing I would change is our table/seating. We were seated at a table right behind the hostess stand, along the bar. We heard every conversation of the hostesses, when other staff tried to step in to help greet patrons, when patrons met others and hugged/greeted each other. All of this is very normal restaurant behavior and was handled gracefully, however, we were surrounded by it for our entire meal, which was distracting. We look forward to another visit-be it a 2 hour drive or not!!
  16. m

    maryd

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The toasted ravs are the best I have ever had! Wonderful place as it never disappoints
  17. t

    teresak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was excellent.Food and service were awesome.
  18. DS

    DavidS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been dishes of Italian that both of us have ever had. The French onion soups was the best we have ever had!!!
  19. DK

    DebbieK

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is very good. I had penne bolognese and it lacked much flavor. My husband had penne primavera and it was flavorful. One problem is the parking. Absolutely horrible. I come from a place where every restaurant has parking so I’m not use to “just find a spot on the street” type parking. Extremely small place so definitely make a reservation
  20. MB

    MarthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lasagna was outstanding and we had excellent service. Nice to go to a restaurant where people still dress up and enjoy each other’s company.
  21. K

    Katb

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough about our wonderful evening celebrating 2 birthdays. Food was delicious, service was top notch!
  22. CT

    ChetT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waiter kept rushing us through courses. My wife’s meal was terrific, mine only so-so. When the waiter asked, that’s what I politely said. The service became pretty much non-existent after that, and we were effectively ignored. Not what I expected based on previous experience. Makes me concerned about driving 200 miles for dinner again.
  23. TD

    TammyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. We really liked the atmosphere and our waiter was very friendly. The food was outstanding!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food is above average but they bill themselves as excellent, which they are not. The food does not seem to have spices or proper flavors. I have had better flavors off the shelves of grocery stores. Prego is better than their “ famous pomadora”. This restaurant is a sham as far as serious food.
  25. EP

    EricP

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a must for us when we visit St. Louis. Fantastic food, friendly and welcoming staff backed by tremendous atmosphere makes it a huge favorite of ours.
  26. q

    qwikdraw

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration, but it is so loud where we were seated that conversations were hard to keep up with. The food was awesome….cooked just to expectations. The only down side was the noise level.
  27. VB

    VictorB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making our anniversary special from start to finish. It was amazing. I highly advise using the OpenTable app to book your time. Charlie Gitto's is popular for all the right reasons so if you don't have a reservation be ready to wait. We arrived early so we could enjoy a drink at the bar and we were seated at our reservation time. Our server was amazing and the food was impressive like always.
  28. KS

    KurtS

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie Gitto’s is an exceptional dining experience from both a service and food perspective! It’s our go-to for special occasions. We love this place!
  29. a

    archer66

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!!! Love Charlie G’a.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie’s was absolutely amazing! From the hostess greeting us to our wonderful and personable waiter to the Midwest goodbye at the door. We felt like family and welcomed and really enjoyed the experience. The ambiance was perfect, the bustle of a restaurant but still intimate feeling with the dark wood and the warm glow of the lights. The food was delicious and homemade. We will definitely be back!
  31. JP

    JohnP

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere- classic Italian place! Great service and menu We had the fired ravioli- excellent We tried the baked spaghetti and meatballs as well as the cannelloni- both excellent. Sauce a bit sweet but good. Salads and drinks also good. Visiting the area and glad we could come to this classic place!
  32. AL

    AllenL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Anthony was a hoot. Made it fun! Very informed. Not pushy. Great place for great food and atmosphere!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to the restaurant downtown before they closed recently. We came here to have a nice treat on vacation, and boy did they not disappoint. Our waiter Tim was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine, and even took the time ask where we were from. The ambiance was lovely, as you could still hear yourself talk, but there was enough noise. The food was delectable. I ordered the gnocchi and I have to say that was the best pasta dish I have ever had. The lasagna was to die for as well. Everything was so perfect and we all ate until we were almost unable to move. If you come to Saint Louis and don’t know where to go to eat, go to this place. You will not regret it.
  34. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The manicotti was superb. The baked spaghetti was good but the meatballs weren’t as flavorful as expected. Overall, great dining experience.
  35. CD

    CindyD

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orion and Molly were wonderful with their personal attention. We had a wonderful time in Gittos booth
  36. f

    foodadventurer

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We anticipated a special dinner, and were disappointed. The toasted ravioli were too thick, with little flavor, unlike others we’ve had. The lasagna was very tasty. Caprese salad was very fresh and tasty. However, our server was flippant and uninterested, with cursory attention, even looking around the room when at our table. Our cocktails didn’t seem to warrant his attention as did the table with three bottles of wine.
  37. DO

    DawnO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the nicest meal we have had in a long time! Everything was perfect. The greeting was friendly and professional. Our server Erica was phenomenal and paced the meal just right. The food was great including the second best calamari we have ever had, second only to fresh off the boat in Riomaggiore Italy! My rigatoni and sausage was lovely and the shrimp scampi was delicious. Erica brought us a piece of cake in honor of a celebration we were there for and really made us feel special. We will most definitely be back!
  38. DC

    DennisC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding in every category! Many thanks to Maria, Suzanne and Abby......
  39. RB

    RobB

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Charlie Gitto's is always an excellent option for Italian dining. They are known for their veal chops and the veal parmigiana did not disappoint. I don't usually get just a pasta, but the baked Spaghetti and Meatballs were very good. The Caesar salad, toasted ravioli, and garlic cheese bread rounded out a very good meal
  40. EH

    ElizabethH

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and all worked together. Our food was delicious, the Caprese Salad soooo good. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening with my husband!

FAQs

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

5226 Shaw Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Marconi & Edwards

  • Neighborhood

    The Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service offered on Saturdays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charlie Gitto Jr.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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