Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
5188 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
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ScottK
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! Great Ambiance for a nice romantic dinner!

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vipMaggieM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very nice, food was great, and service was perfect. Would highly recommend and suggest having a reservation.

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vipHeatherP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' last Sunday evening. We booked our party of five for the patio and due to the potential for rain, they were kind enough to offer us indoor options a few hours before our reservation. We kept our outdoor spot on their lovely patio and they kept us quite comfy with the heaters. Every part of our meal, from appetizers to desserts was superb. We started with some fun cocktails (I'd skip the strawberry daquiri next time, but the lemon martini , bourbon mule & Bellini were very tasty) with the calamari, eggplant Napolean & toasted raviolis appetizers. The eggplant was to die for! We had three different salads and they were all perfect and then the mains - oh my! Seafood risotto, scallops, lobster ravioli and chicken parm were all absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed are dinner with a wonderful Barolo from their extensive list. We split a creme brulee & cannoli (the best any of us had ever tasted), with some espressos that were just perfect and not at all bitter. The wait staff was very attentive, and the pacing of the meal was spot on. Management stopped by to ensure we were enjoying our evening. It was a perfect night out.

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant! I am never disappointed!

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ChloeD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food. However, the wedge salad has a ton of red onions and it is not marked on the menu. Never heard of red onions in a traditional wedge. Other than that, highly recommend, especially the house made toasted ravs!

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LL64
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and wonderful service! Great in all aspects!

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DavidT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Charlie Gitto’s is always a top notch restaurant!!! The food, the service and the value are awesome. Thank You and keep up the good work 👍

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vipmamatraveler
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Amazing service, food-everything! Cannot wait to go back.

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SavannahR
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful date night here! We had the calamari, the tortellini, pasta special, and tiramisu. Totally worth the calories, wasn’t terribly expensive, and our service was wonderful! COVID precautions feel quite safe.

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jeffl
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was complete perfection!

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vipJimL
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!
Anthony our server was excellent!

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vipKeren
St. Louis
97 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Our favorite on the Hill, one of USA's best.
Have been dining here for many years, always special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly just amazing! Derek is the best! Katelyn amazing. The food is SPECTACULAR! Everyone is great! Just a GEM on the Hill! Loved it. Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in town

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LoriS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Charlie Gittos was excellent the service is always impeccable.

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vipChadS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible find. Maybe the best seafood pasta I have every had. Started with the calamari which is second only to what you can fin in Australia. Followed the apps with a lobster bisque that was incredible. Everyone of our entrees was amazing. Very solid craft cocktails made the entire experience top notch. Our son has a couple more years of college in the St. Louis area and Charlie Gitto's On the Hill will be on our short list for future visits.

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vipBS1509
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great as always. Felt a little rushed. They wanted us out in under an hour. Will definitely be back but will take time to manage the too efficient kitchen and service.

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Blackdog
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was top notch. Everyone catered to our needs. Will go again. Try the Tasted Ravioli.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was honestly one of the best dining experiences I have had and I have been around the country in some of the finest establishments. The food was exceptional and the service was above and beyond. We got there about an hour prior to our reservation and even though they were pretty packed and we were absolutely happy to walk the surrounding district, they politely had another table set up for us within minutes.

They treated us like we were VIPs from the bus boy, to the host, to our server. The food was serious perfection and the two teenagers we had with us ate every bite!

Gracious, exceptional, tantalizing the taste buds!

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vipScottC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere, great service - Joe with his usual A game!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Baby shower

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Mike
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Delicious! Your old school Italian. Restaurant .

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kellyf
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service they do a great job every time

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DebbieD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. Our food was excellent! Best steak ever and the pasta was great. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful outdoor area, and amazing food! Fabulous!

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NancyB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suzanne was welcoming, very accommodating and kind as our hostess and our server Tony was excellent. Amazing food!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the food.

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Lonnie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants that you will go to. Outstanding food and service. What more does one want when you go out to a restaurant ?

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CharS
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was not the Charlie Gitto’s I have enjoyed in the past. The dress code and therefore the special ambience has really gone down hill. Allowing people to enter wearing cut offs, hoodies, grubby sweatshirts, short shorts, cargo shorts... Not sure why I should dress nicely for what used to be “white tablecloth ambiance and service” when I’m surrounded by people who could be eating out at Applebee’s or McDonald’s. The sense of unhurried attentive service was also missing throughout the restaurant. Everyone and everything was hurry hurry hurry.

The thrill is long gone... Charlie Gitto’s used to be one of a handful of St. Louis restaurants where one could dine out on special occasions or romantic dinners while dressed up and feeling a level of class that isn’t present in regular run-of-the-mill restaurants.

I’m sorry you’ve “let yourselves go!”

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Always live eating at Charlie’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and excellent food.

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Aandm
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visiting college student. Would recommend

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KeeganB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. We are here for an anniversary meal and were so pleased with the outstanding meal.

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CalebF
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat in St. Louis have been many times and continue to come back time and time again for their amazing food and service

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LarryA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent here, great service as usual. We will definitely be back again.

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robc
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very reasonable prices for authentic Italian options. Service was great and the recommendations from our waiter were spot on! If it was closer to home, would eat there weekly!

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ebbstl
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great - though not super hot. Might just be the times we’re in, but they were more crowded than any place I have been since early 2020 - like...close to capacity, it seemed...and it was a little uncomfortable. I’ve had my first dose of vaccine, though, so I didn’t feel like I needed to leave. It was just strange to be at a crowded restaurant.

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CalebM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible experience. Ordered T-Rav’s, Lobster Bisque to start. Rich flavor and lumps of lobster in the middle. Drinks were elegant & the entree’s were superb! Pizza is to die for as well. Will be going back at any chance!

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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.