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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill', St. Louis, MO

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
4.8
6596 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

8:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 6,596 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

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • St. Louis

    Most Booked

  • Downtown

    Best Overall

  • Downtown

    Best Food

  • Downtown

    Best Service

  • Downtown

    Best Value

  • Downtown

    Good for business meals

  • Downtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

6,596 Reviews
  1. Jeff

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & wine were awesome. The waiter was outstanding

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  2. TeriC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent weight chef, delicious food, great portion size, highly recommend you give this place a try.

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  3. KennethK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Too dark, it was loud, but service was great and food was great

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  4. GinaB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Dark,cold,tables to close together. Sat us by the kitchen door, waiters in and out way to busy, not relaxing. Lobster bisque was not hot. Ordered Spiedini Rigatoni and the noodles were undercooked and no sign of Spiedini chicken in there, just plain chicken dish was bland and under seasoned, certainly not my idea of a yummy $50+ dinner

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  5. smith

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food and drinks were excellent, and we loved the atmosphere. Great Place

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  6. NickC

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service and energy was fantastic!! Would highly recommend!!!

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  7. Sourgrapes

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, exceptional food, beautiful old world atmosphere. Love celebrating special occasions at Charlie Gitto’s

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  8. trecar

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful meal celebrating our kids turning 21! Our waiter Scott was the perfect balance of professional, friendly and attentive while allowing us to enjoy our time together with minimal interruptions. The lobster spaghetti special was one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. The timing of courses was spot on. As a 30 year restaurant industry veteran, I can be a very tough critic. Well done Charlie Gitto’s!!! Side note, their red sauce is a bit sweet. Just something to be aware of if that is not your preference.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an early reservation so no problem getting our table. Our waiter Alex was very good. Never forgot about us. Food was great too. Really liked the calamari. Next time I’ll remember to request a certain table as we were right by the front door and maitre d. It just gets a bit busy there but my fault for not asking. Great place to go.

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  10. BradleyB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding. They worked as a team, and were attentive without being too frequent, and quick without making us feel rushed. We felt valued, and loved the tortellini. Can't wait to come back!

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  11. PeterC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie Gittos is a wonderful family restaurant. We went early (5:30) had a drink at the bar before we sat down to dinner. Our waiter was great. Very knowledgeable about the menu. I had one of the specials which was assorted seafood over a bed of pasta. It was delicious. Everyone else was happy as well. If I had a complaint it would be that we felt a little rushed but all in all had a great time and would recommend highly.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant , I was on a business dinner and had the scallop and lump crab special. It was truly amazing!

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  13. SarahH

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoyed a birthday celebration at Charlie Gitto’s! The food was amazing. The atmosphere was wonderful and our server was very attentive. We highly recommend dinner here!

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  14. JamieB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice, relaxing, delicious meal. Loved the lobster spaghetti and lasagna!!

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  15. SteveK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Christmas gift to my parents and their friends from church who help them, since neither myself or my siblings live in Missouri. They said it could not have been better. Thanks for taking care of them!

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  16. DonK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Great food and service. Could not have ask for anything better.

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  17. AshleyH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again, Charlie Gitto's delivered. Excellent food and service. We always make reservations prior to coming as weekend nights get hectic around The Hill. My husband and I loved our food, he got the special and I got a pasta dish. The bread was fresh but I would expect nothing less. Our waiter seemed busy, but did tend to our table promptly. This was our first time sitting on the bar side of the restaurant and it seemed especially dark in there, but maybe I just was used to sitting on the dining room side. The place was packed, so other conversations were loud and sometimes distracting, but nothing that will keep us from coming again and again to one of our favorite places on The Hill!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out of town every 6 months

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing! It was our first time & we had the cannelloni’s and the fiore bourghese. It’s hard to say if we’d try any other plate when we go back because those were so darn good we need to have them again!! The restaurant is pretty big and had lots of parking. However, it was extremely loud. It’s not something that would hold us back from going again but given that it was our anniversary and the pictures looked like the restaurant had dim lighting etc, we expected like an intimate low lights normal noise level kind of vibe but it was actually very loud. Regardless, the food was phenomenal and we can’t wait to go back just with realistic expectations.

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  20. LisaS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner last was exceptional. Our waiter Steve was awesome!!

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  21. TanyaS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday as a family. We were very impressed with the food and ambiance. We will definitely be back. Customer service was excellent as well.

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  22. LoriK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at Charlie Gitto’s are top notch. We also appreciated the ambiance and the seating. A booth is always a win for us.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best food we’ve had on the hill. It was somewhat unimpressive, to be honest. The salad was our best part of the meal!

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  24. TaylorS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Would recommend to anyone looking for good Italian food.

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  25. Mary

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was great! We will be back. Highly recommend the toasted ravs, tortellini, fettuccine, and the chicken meals, but you can’t go wrong! Everything was cooked to perfection. So tasty. The service and atmosphere were wonderful.

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  26. ColinD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot and a St. Louis staple! The food was amazing.

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  27. Kevin

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! The food is excellent and the service is very professional.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a better experience compared to my time before! My husband and I went for his birthday. The food was amazing! Toasted raviolis just melted in our mouths. Our pastas were so good! Overall a very good experience. Thank you Charlie Gitto’s we will be back!

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  29. Cardsfan

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie Gitto’s is an exceptional Italian restaurant. The food is exquisitely delicious and service is very good. The prices reflect the quality of the restaurant; but many restaurants of lesser quality charge similar prices for some of the same menu items. It’s my wife’s favorite restaurant. Enjoy!

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  30. MichaelW

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting this establishment. We were celebrating my birthday. the atmosphere of the rear dining room was great. Our waitress was very attentive along with the other staff. the food was excellent. They brought me a complimentary piece of cake for my birthday. We highly recommend this fine dining restaurant for any occasion.

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  31. JamesS

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is alswys very good. We go especially for the toasted ravioli appetizer and tiramisu dessert, but eveything in between is always meemorable.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Orion, our server was outstanding. Glasses were kept full. Food was out fast and hot. Delicious, too. I had Scallops on a bed of Risotto. My wife had Angel Hair pasta with chicken. The suggested wine was perfect. My wife enjoyed the Creme Brule'. Joe took care of us also. All in all, it was a special night. Will be back soon.

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  33. Fuchser

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie Gitto’s never disappoints. The atmosphere is classic old style Italian restaurant. Whether you are in one of the dining rooms or on the patio it is elegant but welcoming. The service is always top notch, friendly, professional but never over-bearing. The food is what keeps us coming back. Last night we started with our two favorite appetizers Arancini and Toasted Ravioli. They are not only the creator of the TRav but still have the best around. Every dish on the menu is prepared with care. Some of our favorites pasta dishes are the cannelloni, tortellini alla pana, and the fiord Borghese. You also can’t go wrong with the veal or chicken dishes. We finished our repast last night with a slice of Italian Wedding cake split 4 ways. This is why we always visit here whenever we are in town.

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  34. cvdl

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    our server was Erica, she was absolutely fantastic!! her recommendations were spot on and delish. we were celebrating an early Valentines dinner and the overall experience was great. the only downside was a large party seated nearby with two rowdy young boys and loud adults talking over the kids.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner! Our waiter, Tim, was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on. Outstanding evening! Looking forward to our next visit.

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  36. Sammy

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Charlie Gitto’s! Best Italian on the Hill.

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  37. MarkT

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must go. Toasted ravioli and Fried Calamari are amazing!

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  38. BillM

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waiter, Tim and he helped make everything work! Fantastic evening with friends. Great food and overall dining experience

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  39. Patti

    St. Louis

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was slow and took a long time for wine and slow to be delivered to table. It was very noisy. Food was very good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am always impressed with this place & it always exceeds my expectations too!

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FAQs

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 6596 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 76 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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