Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

4.8
5224 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexandraD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience staff was awesome so was the atmosphere and the food was amazing!

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Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day we had 9 people and we got a room all to ourselves. The server and partner were the best, always one step ahead of what we needed. Definitely recommend and will certainly go back!!!!

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ScottS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting upon arrival, through to the hospitality, and warm appreciation expressed upon departure, the dining experience was superb. We anticipated good service and got great service, we expected tasty food, and found it delicious. The server was knowledgeable, descriptive, accurate and personable in his presentation. The dinner and ambiance were more than amenable to the occasion. Adjacent tables were friendly, with cordial banter and a range of different circumstances bringing customers together at this classic supper club, classy family restaurant. All contemporary safety protocols were being followed, so we felt confident in enjoying our dinner. We'll be back. First rate.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in pAris and spend much time in Italy....Charlie servers the best Milanese this side of Milano...BRAVO. This is an authentic, popular and delicious spot that deserves accolades.

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

Great food and service

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SWhite
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Superb service, little loud but other wise great!

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vipCharliec
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Derrick and his staff took excellent care of our party. Great job guys. The lobster appetizers were very special. Thank You all.

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

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

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Lynnie
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this location; we'd been to Charlie Gitto's Downtown and it was great, but if you want the quintessential experience of dining on the historic Hill in St. Louis, go here! Our server, Suzanne, was fabulous. The food was delicious. Everyone from the maître d to the bus persons created a great experience for my husband's birthday dinner.

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Kazu
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too dark inside. Eggplant was amazing. Lobster spaghetti was too salty.

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JohnH
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Gitto’s offers a very pleasant dining experience.

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RonJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service is excellent but the lighting is too dark.

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a dinner with my family. The food and service were great.

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant evening. Food was quite good, especially the grilled fish. Service was excellent. Noise level was a little high, but probably because the guests at neighboring table were loud and talkative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, relaxing environment and food was good. Wine select is wonderful as well. Plenty of imported wine from Italy as well to spice things up.

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vipCourtneeD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Saint Louis for the weekend and what a way to end my trip! I wanted Italian food for my last meal in town and boy was this a wonderful option. The place was booming and the ambiance was exceptional. The dishes were also filling. I’d highly recommend.

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TracyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent, the noise level went up as they filled the tables making dinner conversation a little hard. I would dine there again!!

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie Gittos was great and I’ll definitely be a repeat customer.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. We were seated immediately with a reservation. I’ll be coming back.

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NickW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an awesome evening. Everything was top notch. I don't know if we can wait for our next trip to St. Louis to get back to Charlie Gitto's. One of our top five evening's ever. Everything was fantastic. Thomas (waiter) gave us EXCELLENT advice chosing our food & vino! Definitely, We will be back.

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1cptman
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we try and eat here at least once a yr for our anniversary.We made it again this year and were not disappointed.Food and service were excellent, as usual. we tried something we had never tried before, spaghetti and meatballs, and tortellini. both were outstanding. Took home a pc. of carrot cake for desert and that was as good as it could be.Love this place!

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MicheleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find. True authentic Italian food. Reasonably priced. Service was great from the greeting hostess to the waiter and the runner. Perfect recommendation of waiters favorites made them ours too. While there are many choices to dine on the hill, you should make Charlie Gotta’ stop on your list. We will return.

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JennieB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant to visit when we are in STL.

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GaryR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipcheryl
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Charlie Gitto’s was an amazing evening out. From the impeccable service to the delicious and original dishes, we had a delightful experience. Thank you Derek and your amazing team of dedicated and personable staff!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great. Food superb.

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Dennis
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice, relaxed ambiance. Food was 10/10, and service was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Making a reservation made the experience very smooth. Walk-in, check in to your reservation, and you are seated immediately. Large selection of wines for those that are into good wine. As an appetizer, the toasted ravioli is a must!

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ChristineC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There celebrating a birthday. Our server was OUTSTANDING! Love going to Charlie Gitto's!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was perfect , start to finish. Suzanne was our server and she was wonderful!

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ToddP
Tulsa
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s all about the service and the food. Both were amazing.

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PatsyH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I'd heard of this restaurant and while visiting relatives in St. Louis, decided to treat them to dinner here celebrating my cousin's retirement. The food was good, but not outstanding. I've had many outstanding Italian meals and this was not one, but it was decent.
What was unacceptable was the noise level---it was through the roof. No one was misbehaving at other tables, but there is NOTHING to absorb and stifle sound some. Some window treatments or drapes used as decor on the walls would help. We could not talk with one another without shouting and even then could barely here the person next to us.
We go to St. Louis with some regularity, but will not ever make a return engagement here. There are many fine restaurants with excellent food where you can actually talk with and hear your companions. We will go to one of them next time.

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SonjaH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pastas! We ordered traditional meals, but if I lived there, I would try everything on the menu! So glad we chose this restaurant while on our trip. Highly recommended.

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Sharon
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Lobster Spaghetti my favorite. Ask to sit in the front room for the best ambiance. The ambiance in the back is not nearly as good. Service was outstanding. It was our anniversary and the brought us a dessert to celebrate. We'll go back for sure.

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JanR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Calamari was so tender! Eggplant parmigiana and beef ravioli were very good as well. The amaretto stone sour and red wine were perfect. Sorry we didn’t buy a bottle to bring home. Bill was under $100. Would definitely recommend this place to friends!

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ScottK
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMaggieM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant! I am never disappointed!

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ABDC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service, but great atmosphere. The scallops were amazing. Bartender and wait staff were pleasant and knowledgeable.

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ChloeD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' is rated 4.8 stars by 5224 OpenTable diners.

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://charliegittos.com/store/.

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.