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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
4.8
5544 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 25 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 5,544 people are saying

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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 Value

  • Downtown

    Notable Wine List

  • Downtown

    Romantic

  • Downtown

    Special Occasion

  • Downtown

    Most Booked

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  1. CN

    CraigNblytheville

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moms birthday and family’s first trip! Everyone was so impressed with the service and loved their meals!
  2. CH

    CurtH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the experience that I had hoped for! I will return when I’m back in St. Louis.
  3. TM

    TommyM

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was recommended by friends and did not disappoint. Wife had the lasagna and said it was the best she ever had. I had baked spaghetti with meatballs. Pasta was amazing and cooked to perfection. There are at least 10 more dishes I could try and the way the basics are served I’m sure they will be amazing. Attention to detail is seen all over the restaurant!
  4. RE

    RayE

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Some of the food was excellent others only fair . Lobster bisque poor.
  5. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The total experience. Food was amazing, service was premier. Definitely a place I recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Thank you!
  7. BD

    BernardD

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and well presented. Service was great.
  8. LF

    LindaF

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Conversation was difficult due to high noise level. Loved my shrimp Scampi and Zinfandel
  9. J

    Joek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cannolis and toasted raviolis… do I need to say anything else? Gotta try both. Awesome service! A bit chilly but I guess I am always cold!
  10. NB

    NeilB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  11. JL

    JohnL

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Wonderful, intimate setting with meaningful, delicious meals.
  12. XD

    XDm4O

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always try to make it to Charlie Gittos when we go to STL! Food and service were excellent as always! You cant go wrong at Charlie Gittos!
  13. T

    Traveler1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience that made me feel like it straight out of the movies 😊
  14. BS

    BradS

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great service.
  15. DM

    DonM

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a classic restaurant for our annual travels to St Louis. The food is always perfectly prepared and the staff makes dining out fun. Being " on the hill" is truly a St Louis experience.
  16. DF

    DougF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservations were the way to go. Walked right in and we’re seated. Service was exceptional. The waiter was attentive and very friendly.
  17. NO

    NickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best lasagna I’ve ever had at Charlie Gitto’s.
  18. SJ

    StevenJ

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and service was fast. The food taste was OK, but VERY high prices!
  19. p

    ps1213

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved the grouper! Excellent wait staff too. Wonderful dining experience!
  20. RC

    RhondaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lived in St. Louis for seven years and had never tried Charlie Gitto's. How did I miss this place? The food was unbelievable. I had the lasagna, which was the best I've ever tasted, with a perfect bechamel sauce. A friend had the gnocchi and let me try some--it melted in my mouth. And the carrot cake was the lightest and fluffiest cake. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  21. KA

    KimberlyA

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    A bit disappointed during recent experience at Charlie Gitto - food was just okay, wasn't as exceptional as it has been in previous years. My last outing on Valentine the food was exceptional, we were just packed within the restaurant, as they were trying to accommodate all. Totally disappointed a bit - just average this time around, as I did not have that WOW favor as it was during previous visits!
  22. CL

    ChristyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service…we will return every time we are in town
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time here and will be back! We had reservations, which I would suggest. We were seated in the first room, which is darker, with it’s own ambience of dark wood, low amber lighting, the cool bar, decor, etc. service was impeccable. The young lady and young man who filled water glasses, refilled bread and cleared plates were incredibly attentive and composed. Very impressed! The food was amazing! My wife ordered the blackened grouper special with crab on top. Best meal she has had at a restaurant in quite some time she said. I had the seafood Suzanne pasta dish. Very good! Full of seafood. We finished sharing a huge piece of homemade carrot cake. Definitely homemade and worth every calorie. The only thing I would change is our table/seating. We were seated at a table right behind the hostess stand, along the bar. We heard every conversation of the hostesses, when other staff tried to step in to help greet patrons, when patrons met others and hugged/greeted each other. All of this is very normal restaurant behavior and was handled gracefully, however, we were surrounded by it for our entire meal, which was distracting. We look forward to another visit-be it a 2 hour drive or not!!
  24. m

    maryd

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The toasted ravs are the best I have ever had! Wonderful place as it never disappoints
  25. t

    teresak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was excellent.Food and service were awesome.
  26. DS

    DavidS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been dishes of Italian that both of us have ever had. The French onion soups was the best we have ever had!!!
  27. DK

    DebbieK

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is very good. I had penne bolognese and it lacked much flavor. My husband had penne primavera and it was flavorful. One problem is the parking. Absolutely horrible. I come from a place where every restaurant has parking so I’m not use to “just find a spot on the street” type parking. Extremely small place so definitely make a reservation
  28. MB

    MarthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lasagna was outstanding and we had excellent service. Nice to go to a restaurant where people still dress up and enjoy each other’s company.
  29. K

    Katb

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough about our wonderful evening celebrating 2 birthdays. Food was delicious, service was top notch!
  30. CT

    ChetT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waiter kept rushing us through courses. My wife’s meal was terrific, mine only so-so. When the waiter asked, that’s what I politely said. The service became pretty much non-existent after that, and we were effectively ignored. Not what I expected based on previous experience. Makes me concerned about driving 200 miles for dinner again.
  31. TD

    TammyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. We really liked the atmosphere and our waiter was very friendly. The food was outstanding!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food is above average but they bill themselves as excellent, which they are not. The food does not seem to have spices or proper flavors. I have had better flavors off the shelves of grocery stores. Prego is better than their “ famous pomadora”. This restaurant is a sham as far as serious food.
  33. EP

    EricP

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a must for us when we visit St. Louis. Fantastic food, friendly and welcoming staff backed by tremendous atmosphere makes it a huge favorite of ours.
  34. q

    qwikdraw

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration, but it is so loud where we were seated that conversations were hard to keep up with. The food was awesome….cooked just to expectations. The only down side was the noise level.
  35. VB

    VictorB

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making our anniversary special from start to finish. It was amazing. I highly advise using the OpenTable app to book your time. Charlie Gitto's is popular for all the right reasons so if you don't have a reservation be ready to wait. We arrived early so we could enjoy a drink at the bar and we were seated at our reservation time. Our server was amazing and the food was impressive like always.
  36. KS

    KurtS

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie Gitto’s is an exceptional dining experience from both a service and food perspective! It’s our go-to for special occasions. We love this place!
  37. a

    archer66

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!!! Love Charlie G’a.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie’s was absolutely amazing! From the hostess greeting us to our wonderful and personable waiter to the Midwest goodbye at the door. We felt like family and welcomed and really enjoyed the experience. The ambiance was perfect, the bustle of a restaurant but still intimate feeling with the dark wood and the warm glow of the lights. The food was delicious and homemade. We will definitely be back!
  39. JP

    JohnP

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere- classic Italian place! Great service and menu We had the fired ravioli- excellent We tried the baked spaghetti and meatballs as well as the cannelloni- both excellent. Sauce a bit sweet but good. Salads and drinks also good. Visiting the area and glad we could come to this classic place!
  40. AL

    AllenL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Anthony was a hoot. Made it fun! Very informed. Not pushy. Great place for great food and atmosphere!

FAQs

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5544 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 25 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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