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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
4.8
5602 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 17 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 5,602 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 Ambiance

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Notable Wine List

  • Downtown

    Special Occasion

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

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  1. n

    nolaguy

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were fantastic. 6 other very large parties made the room terrible noisy for our anniversary dinner for 2. Other parts of the restaurant seemed much quieter which we should have asked for. Can’t wait to return but will be more aware of neighboring table setups.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and some of the best Italian I’ve had! The ambiance is awesome - but they do move quickly.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and bartender was great!
  4. KP

    KyliP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was super fast and friendly! The setting was beautiful and the food was incredible!!! Definitely will be back! Highly recommend!!
  5. MR

    MichelleR

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    It was very unsafe and though we had reservations we were packed in between bar and a table of f New Yorkers. We couldn’t even get up from table (which was for 2 people, but they put 3 adults there) without having to ask the people to move their chairs. Have avoided Covid for 2 plus years, but caught it there. It was just too dense. Very dissatisfied. Having to cancel and eat airline tickets for a trip that we’ve had planned for about a year.
  6. DA

    DavidA

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food and service were outstanding. The noise level was horrible. We had to yell to converse with our server and each other. We were hoping for a nice romantic anniversary dinner. A sports bar would have been quieter. With all the cardinal fans in shorts other than the prices it might have been a sports bar. It was very disappointing.
  7. ES

    EvanS

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner at Charlie's. The food was very good. It would have been a five star review but the service just a little bit sluggish. And I will say, it is very dark inside. Made reading the menu a little challenging.
  8. RZ

    RhondaZ

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is fabulous! Service cant be beat! Wait staff suggestions were on point!
  9. l

    lucky

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from start to finish. Authentic and delicious. Great service. A must if your in St. Louis.
  10. BT

    BryanT

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I had a pizza for my entrée and it was undercooked. The crust was soggy and chewy. The appetizers and dinner salads were very good. My wife had CG's signature shrimp as her entree and it was very good.
  11. DR

    DanR

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and service prompt, but left appropriate time between courses. Wish I lived here so we could go more often. Special dessert for anniversary Celebration was really nice.
  12. MD

    MichelleD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday and our server was the best! Food was delicious! Definitely a return visit in our future.
  13. LD

    LindaD

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit to Charlie Gitto's on The Hill and we weren't disappointed. Excellent Service by all the staff and the meal was fabulous. Will definitely return!
  14. b

    bluegirl

    St. Louis

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Charlie Gitto's for a date night. The food and service was great! We had received a $100 gift card from my sister, so we wanted to use it.
  15. AB

    AndreaB

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I were traveling and staying in an area nearby This was our third visit to CG’s and once again it did not disappoint. The food is excellent and always fresh but some of the items are overpriced. The service was excellent but the noise level was intense. Not quite as calm and relaxing as I remembered from my other visits. My family of four had a difficult time hearing one another at our small table.
  16. DR

    DawnR

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal! We were only in town for one evening... so glad this is the restaurant we chose!
  17. SN

    SarahNKevinLoveOUSooners1

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday while visiting STL. I made reservations well over a month ago and am so glad I did. Our evening here started with drinks, then we had the wonderful toasted ravioli appetizer. Our main entrees were both delicious! The manicotti was the best I have ever had! If we are back in the area, we will definitely return.
  18. JR

    JimR

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal as always. We will certainly be back soon.
  19. M

    Melissa

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience here. The wine, apps, food, and dessert was all incredible.
  20. P

    Porsche930

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic dinner at Charlie G's. Seated us a few minutes before our reservation. Service was fantastic, they made us a small plate to share of a pasta dish for an appetizer with no problem. Meal was perfect. A great dinging experience.
  21. b

    budq

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This establishment was excellent in all respects. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and meal.
  22. K

    Kch1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good but not worth the price, and portions were relatively small. Our server was not very friendly/attentive and felt a bit pushy at times with asking if we wanted to order more drinks, dessert, etc. The ambiance of the restaurant was really lovely, but the servers all seemed too busy to fully attend to their tables. Overall, the food was good but the quality of the experience did not match the price tag.
  23. D

    Dave

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a St. Louis landmark and it is always wonderful!
  24. JN

    JenniferN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a cozy Italian place to eat on the Hill then Charlie Gitto's is it. Everything we ordered was delicious from the creamy and comforting Lobster Bisque to the amazing Lasagna. This was our first time dining at Charlie Gitto's and we'll definitely be going back!
  25. RH

    RobH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, and the ambiance is always nice.
  26. A

    Alona

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe was awesome! exceptional food, drink menu and service.
  27. K

    Kb2708

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Charlie Gitto’s on the Hill several times and always enjoyed it. This was the best. Greatfood Our waiter, Todd was terrific. Even the busboy(from Webster Groves) was very good. We live out of town , but will be back next year.
  28. SG

    SaraG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband said this was the best meal he has eaten in years. The ravioli was excellent as were the steak, pasta, lasagna, veal and eggplant. Our waiter Tim and his assistant were excellent. We would recommend trying while in St. Louis.
  29. TC

    TammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place..food and service was outstanding and
  30. KK

    KaKarlos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our experience was excellent, and we were very well taken care of, food and wine was good. Our server was Joe and he was very relatable and helpful. Food came out fast too! 5 stars!
  31. TE

    TonyE

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food ever!!! The flavors in every item were amazing.
  32. CW

    CWCW

    St. Louis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere. Delicious food. Great service.
  33. SG

    ShawnG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the chef’s special scallops with sweet corn risotto, absolutely delicious. My wife had the chef’s special pasta with chicken, asparagus, leeks, and mushrooms (I think) and she said it was wonderful. Tomato and fresh mozzarella with basil and their house Italian vinaigrette salad was also fantastic. Always pleased when we come here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I’m in STL, I make a reservation here. It’s always amazing.
  35. MI

    MICHAELE

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Iconic location in St Louis. A must for any trip to St Louis. Fabulous Italian food
  36. DW

    DougW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a 21st birthday dinner for my daughter. She picks Italian each year for her birthday dinner and this being her 21st birthday she wanted a nice glass of wine and a authentic Italian restaurant! Charlie Gitto's on the Hill was a perfect choice, checked all the boxes. Our waiter, Tim was awesome and helped make her dinner experience a great one! Thanks to the team at Charli Gitto's!!
  37. BE

    BuddyE

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was excellent and knew the menu from front to back. The food was beyond compare. We celebrated our anniversary and received a complimentary desert. This was one of our best eating experiences and we will return!!!
  38. GJ

    GeoJetson

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Ravioli to die for. Best in town. Shimp, not so much; very tough. Salad: fine We will probably keep coming back for the ravioli.
  39. R

    Roobz

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wanted to try this establishment after original restaurant downtown had closed. Were not disappointed. Food was great; service very good. Only downside was that we ate too much!
  40. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, friendly staff, awesome food, will definitely be back.

FAQs

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5602 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 17 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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