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About Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' has been a St. Louis dining tradition for over 25 years. The restaurant boasts a menu of Italian favorites including pasta, veal & chicken entrees plus delicious steaks & seafood specialties.

5226 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Marconi & Edwards

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 772-8898

Website:
http://www.charliegittos.com/

Catering:
Full catering service. Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Valet service offered on Saturdays.

Executive Chef:
Charlie Gitto Jr.

Private Party Facilities:
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' can accommodate private dining for up to 100 guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private banquet space available to accomodate 10- 100 people. Please call for details

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (129)
Good for a Date (120)
Good for Anniversaries (114)
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Authentic (98)
Romantic (92)
Neighborhood Gem (91)
Good for Birthdays (83)
Worth the Drive (74)
Business Meals (61)
Cozy (55)
Notable Wine List (46)
Good for Groups (45)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Comfort Food (36)
Fun (34)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Casual (23)
Bar Seating (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Kid-friendly (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (9)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was great! Ambience was romantic!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Charlie G’s never disappoints. This time we brought our three year old and even she loved her food. Amazing food, attentive service and generous portions make this a top favorite for my family in St. Louis!

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·Dined 2 days ago

I already expected the best food and service but the waiter told me about the grouper entree I had try give it a try. I have grouper every year on the east coast but never in St. Louis. It was delicious and perfectly prepared.
Great experience at a great restaurant. We will be back in a couple weeks.
Thank you,
Brian Borsch

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Charlie’s had amazing pasta and the red sauce was great. I got the baked spaghetti. It is quite a large portion so I took the rest home. the eggplant as an appetizer was delicious. Would definitely go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance was excellent. The service was excellent. The atmosphere in the restaurant was perfect and Charlie Gitto's is a quintessential "Hill experience".
The food was very good....but I was hoping that it was going to be outstanding. None in our crowd ordered pasta, so take that into consideration, but there was too much breading in many of the dishes and nothing really stood out as "outstanding". Good Italian comfort food.

Don't get me wrong, the food was very good, the wine was great, the service and the environment was superb, but it just missed an A+ because the food could be better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

OUTSTANDING! My nieces and I wanted a once in a lifetime experience. And, we found it at Charlie Gitto's on the Hill. The food was fabulous. And, the wait service was so attentive. We will DEFINITELY return and invite others.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous as always! We are treated like royalty and never rushed. Quinn, our waiter knows how to stage the food so we are never overwhelmed between appetizers, the main meal and dessert. We like the main dining area as well. The ambience is welcoming, relaxing and always spot-on!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorites. Fine Italian restaurant with many special offers of veal and chicken.
Always great fish options, wonderful salads and don't miss pasta. If you have room for desert too you will find many great options. Make reservations in advance as they are very popular.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

We lobe Charlie Ghitto's. It's more on the expensive side, but totally worth the price! Amazing food, great service and an incredible atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice candle lit dinner; food, service, and scenery was amazing, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Entertaining friends from out of town. The best way to enjoy St. Louis. Derrick, GM, makes you feel at home and welcomed. Erica is the best - always ask for her!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is always outstanding. And Derrick and Tim always take great care of us.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We just absolutely love this restaurant. Hands down the best Italian food in St. Louis. I can't recommend it enough. Extraordinary service. We can't wait to go again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Our food and our waiter were FANTASTIC!!!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day, so busy and the staff was just absolutely amazing ! Complimentary valet parking, our waiter - Quinn went above and beyond, and the food was excellent !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Will not return on Valentine's Day. Extremely over crowded and no privacy. Did meet some nice people and some regulars who asked me to return on a different day. Food and service was excellent!!! Highly recommend on none holidays. Valentine's day day was all about the money not the occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall outstanding Dining experience for Valentine Day. We started our dining experience with a cold antipasta platter, compliments of our favorite Maitre D. Next I had an excellent Caesar Salad with fresh anchovies and my wife had the House garden salad. For our main entrees, I enjoyed the Seafood pasta Suzanne loaded with shrimp, mussels, clams, and scallops in a spicy white cream sauce with tagliatelle pasta. My wife had the Seafood Rissoto also loaded with shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams. We topped off the evening with a triple layered chocolate cake served with vanilla gelato, yum. What an outstanding evening

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Server was very rushed. Didnt seem like he had time to explain much. Seemed to be rushed to leave. Very offputting.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Way too many tables! Felt like we were intruding on couples at adjacent tables. No chance for a nice conversation. Food was good as always but service was not up to par, probably because it was crowded and hard to move around. All in, a disappointing Valentine dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful! The food was to die for!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everyone was exceptionally courteous and the food and service was great.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Considering we had 5 at dinner on Mon. for 7:30 dinner, the food was excellent other than one veal dish that was overcooked. Service was well performed, good wine list, noisy folks left by 8:15pm. We appreciated the parking lot, beautiful desserts, well stocked bar with a good bartender. They have a terrific back dining room we would use for a private party sometime.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were celebrating an early Valentines Day while traveling to St. Louis. They made sure we had a wonderful dinner.

Our servers took care of us and made excellent recommendations. We will be coming back next time we are in town. Can’t recommend enough.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal. I had the meatball appetizer and the chicken nunzio. I would eat it everyday!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our first visit to Charlie Gitto's. Note, there are several locations with the same name. Beautiful décor (old World) in older neighborhood setting. We went Sunday evening, so not a fair judge of liveliness. But, it was very quiet. No bar scene. Food was delicious with homemade sauces and pasta - desert very good too. Service was attentive, timely and fun waiter... water was always filled which made my wife happy. It was cold out and window frame by us had a noticeable breeze coming in (poor insulation)... not a major detraction considering the positives. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Exceptional service from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave!! The BEST food and service in STL.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was opportunity for a group of friends who traveled to Rome last Summer to get back together. Charlie Gitto’s is definitely a slice of Italy and easily rivals any of the restaurants we enjoyed there.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good experience. The wine wasn’t as the waiter described but it was still good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food! Friendly staff; phone call day of to confirm reservation, and the wait staff was phenomenal. The manager that evening checked with us several times about our experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding “hill” of St. Louis fine dining restaurant. Our server was professional and the food exquisite.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our dinner was delicious. I told Tomas, our server, it was the best meal I'd ever had. The pasta was perfect, and so was everything else. And Tomas was a fantastic server and made our experience all the better. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

the veal cordon bleu special was mediocre. Everything else was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

CG’s lives up to its reputation. Great service, great food.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food great service at a fair price definitely will be going back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sat in back room (preferred-tables not crowded together) Waiter attentive and informative. Manicotti and lasagna very good. Cannelloni had odd spicing and veal cordon bleu was dry and chewy. Wine (semi Amarone) was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We thought as a table that the toasted ravioli was mushy. The salad did not have enough dressing. The food was good but not great. It was way overpriced for the taste. I would pick a different restaurant on the Hill before coming back. Disappointed especially since we were celebrating a birthday. Our waitress did an amazing job and was very friendly.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful time, never disappointed. Erica was wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beloved St. Louis institution.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Awesome food and awesome service! Would recommend to anyone going to the hill.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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