Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
5051 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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4.8
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4.8
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RobertF
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the reservation was easy. We were sat on time. Suzanne was great. She helped us with our wine selection which was great. Food was excellent as usual. Best chicken spedini I ever had.

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BrentG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! Perfect place to celebrate

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JimM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Grey hair matradee not wearing his mask. Most of the time pulled down on his chin walking through dining room. Rarely covering his nose. Lobster Bisque was sour and too creamy. Chicken and cream sauce entre was cold. Daniel was a very good server.
Bad experience for dinner.

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DonaldS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly spectacular dining experience!
The service was outstanding and my dinner , scallops and mushroom risotto, was fantastic. Kudos to Tomas who was my waiter for picking it for me. From beginning to end everything was excellent. There are plenty of restaurants in St. Louis that could take lessons on the dining experience from the staff at Charlie Gitto's. I will be back.

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tjb8404
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was really good but not fantastic. A bit expensive but overall was nice.

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CalebF
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and we go every time we are in town, thanks for another great dining experience!!

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AnnieE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience at Charlie Gittos was great.

The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is consistently delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and we couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate. Everything was perfect.

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Geejum
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! So great to be back OUT!

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vipBruceN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waite staff was very good. The pace was relaxed and easy. The food was outstanding and the tiramisu so delish. I would come back again next time I’m in town.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant for special occasions. The staff was very knowledgeable about what they were serving.

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vipChuck
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We will DEFINITELY be back! My husband lived in Italy for over 3 years while his father was in the military. He said this food was the most authentic Italian he’s had since being back in the states (he’s been back for over 15 years now) and he’s VERY particular when it comes to Italian food. Everything was delicious! Our waiter, Tomás, made us feel right at home and was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The other wait staff and kitchen staff all chipped in to serve! Every single person was so polite and seemed to really care about your experience!

If you’re COVID conscious, they did a great job of keeping people distanced where they could and had plexiglass partitions where the tables were connected in a booth style. We made a reservation and were seated immediately as we arrived. Our experience from the front desk, to the table, and out the door was all around amazing! The front desk manager even noticed we’d finished our plates so he came over to clear the table. He even came with a scraper to sweep away the crumbs! Visit this place for any occasion. You will not regret it!

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SeanF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! Great service and delicious food!! Highly recommended!!

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vipJBJB
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Tlav15
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Gitto's seems to be the place to go for a special occasion. We went to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Many other couples and families were gathering at Gitto's for a birthday or anniversary from what we could see. The food is absolutely the best in the city. The service is something special. All the servers treat you like you are a delight to serve. We definitely plan to visit again.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Charlie Gitto's On the Hill. It was very nice to be able to relax and enjoy a good meal. They work hard to keep their customers safe during COVID which is greatly appreciated. Food was delicious, service impeccable.

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StacyL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the bone in Filet special. It was incredibly tender with great flavor but was a very expensive entrée ($65). My wife had the Lasagna. She said it was wonderful. We also had toasted ravioli for an appetizer and they were extremely good.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our meal, drinks, and servers! Our servers, Suzanne and Ernest, were helpful, friendly, there when you needed but not intrusive. The hospitality was warm and the food was fabulous, well presented and has us thinking about our next return! Definitely order the calamari appetizer because it’s the best you’ve ever eaten! Portions are generous too so be prepared to truly enjoy your dining experience! Thank you, Charlie Gitto’s, for a memorable birthday celebration.

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JonR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! We make this a stop when we are in St Louis.

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1219girls
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my roommates went here for a 20th birthday! The experience was awesome! So many kind people taking care of us!

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johnh
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great time out with the family, literally every food item was solid and worth ordering again. Covid distancing etc. they did a good job. Would love to come back when it's more lively. Also our server was great!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! The food is always incredible. I would recommend this place every time. Also with the option for gluten free pasta this is very helpful for those with Celiac! Lastly if you have never had their gelato you've got to try it!

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food coupled with attentive and prompt service. Handled the Covid restrictions very professionally as no disruption was felt. Great job!!!!!

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Tiffany
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and service was great! Had a wonderful time.

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AkaB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I want Italian and a nice experience, this is the only go to that's to be had. Love. It.

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LaceDragonfly
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the first time going. I will definitely be going back! Such a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the dim lighting and the cozy atmosphere. Our server was amazing, very nice, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing. The special was the lobster and shrimp pasta. A huge thanks to Derrick who make every visit a special one.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family likes to have a holiday dinner out at different restaurants each year, and this was one of the best dinners we’ve enjoyed in the ten or so years we’ve been doing this. It really was a great evening out and the dinners were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been there and now have been twice in 8 days. Great place! Ready to go back!!

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jkf64
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in St. Louis, so we had to go to Charlie Gitto’s - the best on The Hill. What’s the saying - “when in Rome”?
Old school in every way, from the suave and smooth maitre d’ to our waiter Anthony Sabatino, who treated us like royalty. At Anthony’s recommendation, we started with arancini - simply amazing. Then we had the Italian chopped salad which was even better. For the main course, we shared a monster sized off the menu serving of angel hair pasta with red sauce and chicken.

When back in STL we will always make this stop.

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MollyW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was nothing special. I don’t have an Italian bone in my body but make better pasta than what we had there. The server wasn’t very friendly either- kind of sarcastic. I wouldn’t go back. Guidos down the street is much better.

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vipAprilW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Excellent service, food, ambiance! Great meal before we headed to Garden Glow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Gitto’s never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night, wonderful food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good food and good place, but server acted like we needed to hurry and didn’t give us much attention.

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GaryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and a good meal. Wish they would bring back the veal chop,one of my favorites

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StephenL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, still the best Italian food on The Hill - loved every minute of our dinner!

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Bernie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but the place was packed and way to crowded considering the pandemic.

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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5051 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.