Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
5161 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
ambience
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChadS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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MichaelV
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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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
10 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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Vegasfoodie
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. All of the staff was amazing, and the food was great.

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CathyG
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! We would recommend it and go back again!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food & atmosphere... the best restaurant we tried in St. Louis!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food was amazing and service was fantastic! This is definitely one of my favorite places.

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FredA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , atmosphere and service. A through back to elegance.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The service was very friendly and food was yummy!!!

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KristynC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere. Will definitely be a must have when in STL again.

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JaHsUn
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in St. Louis, service is always top notch!

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patriciam
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having dinner here. Everything about this place was "top notch".

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sneakerboy
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and table service was excellent. We had told them it was both our birthdays since they usually comp a dessert. Two tables around us were celebrating b-days and got free desserts. Our waiter never mentioned anything. Overall though it is a great place to go for a special event We will go back.

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Fuzzy1952
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our family had a great birthday dinner there in March. The food was outstanding. It's expensive, but you know that going in. I would recommend it to a friend. The fried calamari was unusual in that it included fried onions and artichokes, but all of us liked it.
The Pasta Suzanne is a seafood pasta that two of us ordered. It contained more seafood that any other seafood pasta at a good Italian restaurant: clams, scallops, shrimp, piece of fish (white fish maybe?), and we think it even had crayfish. We loved the sauce. We ordered lobster ravioli and lobster spaghetti. Both were very good, but we favored the ravioli. My wife order spaghetti and meatballs and it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was one of the best I’ve eaten

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vipJohnB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Charlie Gitto's On the Hill for over a year due to the pandemic. It was as wonderful as I remembered. Thank you for allowing for such a special meal with old friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Joey (the waiter) was absolutely amazing! Not my first time there, and certainly wont be my last

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a night passing though and read online about the Toasted Ravioli. Reservations were easy, they called to confirm, took excellent care of us and the food and ambiance were exactly what this mom and hard working college girl needed. Very impressed with Covid protocols and safety precautions to keep us safe. I wish we lived closer, but I will definitely return if we pass through again! Thank you for making us feel special!

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Kingfish
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Gitto's never disappoints! Food and service was outstanding.

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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5161 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.