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About Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' has been a St. Louis dining tradition for over 25 years. The restaurant boasts a menu of Italian favorites including pasta, veal & chicken entrees plus delicious steaks & seafood specialties.

5226 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Marconi & Edwards

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 772-8898

Website:
http://www.charliegittos.com/

Catering:
Full catering service. Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Valet service offered on Saturdays.

Executive Chef:
Charlie Gitto Jr.

Private Party Facilities:
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' can accommodate private dining for up to 100 guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private banquet space available to accomodate 10- 100 people. Please call for details

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

What better way to celebrate the holidays than dinner with family and friends at Charlie Gittos. A truly memorable experience from the moment you walk in the door at any of our locations, providing guests with an unforgettable combination of old world flavorful food and excellent service.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate the last evening of 2017 with an unforgettable experience, sure to impress you and your guests. Special features and champagne toasts will be available to ring in the new year!

Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (129)
Good for a Date (126)
Good for Anniversaries (120)
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Neighborhood Gem (110)
Authentic (109)
Romantic (90)
Worth the Drive (86)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Cozy (68)
Notable Wine List (65)
Good for Groups (50)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Business Meals (44)
Pre/post Theatre (43)
Comfort Food (41)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Fun (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Casual (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Italian in St. Louis! Food is great and atmosphere is old school Italian. The menu has many options and everything is really good. My third time to have dinner here and it keeps getting better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Stupendous Service!!!!! Great Food!!!!
Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing from start to finish. Attentive professional staff, delicious food, great selection of wine and cocktails, and ambiance. The perfect special occasion or date night place.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

Simply the BEST restaurant in Saint Louis. You feel like you’re being welcomed in someine’s Home for dinner. Erica is so great - knowledgeable, very personal and great ambassador of the resturant. Her smile is so wonderful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We took our daughter-in-law out for a special birthday dinner. We were greeted and welcomed immediately at the door and shown to our table. The atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated. Our server recommended good wine to our taste and had a thorough knowledge of the menu. We were unobtrusively tended to, keeping our water filled, drinks refilled and just enough attention to ensure that our food was perfect. The steak melted in our mouths, salads crunchy and full of fresh ingredients; the calamari appetizer was entree sized, crispy, flavorful--delicious. I only wish we could have been seated in an area with a little less traffic. Other than that, a great evening. Happy to recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Outstanding meal. Great ambience. One of the few restaurants on "The Hill" in St Louis that I'd open on Sunday night.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was nice until people at another table got drunk. The F bombs started flying, and there was even a little water thrown. Almost enough to ruin our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waiter was excellent!!! He really made the experience more memorable.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of 6, we were seated quickly, the table was comfortable, and the food was very delicious. The red sauce is amazing, the mushroom ravioli was excellent and the desserts were all wonderful, and very authentic. The cannoli was the best ! Our server was very knowledgeable and recommended a great bottle of wine the was reasonably priced. We had a great time, and will be back if we made it back to St. Louis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food, amazing service by our waiter, Todd, and a great atmosphere

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply amazing! One of the best restaurant meals ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was VERY loud. I asked for quiet area and we were seated in room with party of 28 and they were yelling at each other across the room.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The homemade pasta was amazing, particularly the cannelloni and the rigatoni. The atmosphere was great too. Quinn was a fantastic server. Will definitely be coming back in the future. Be sure to try the Tiramisu!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding dinner, excellent service, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful authentic Italian! Our waiter was excellent with recommendations for wine and food. The service was great! We went for our anniversary and were surprised with a free piece of dessert. Highly recommend making a stop!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with meticulous service. Toasted ravioli lived up to its reputation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service. The wait staff was superb. I would definitely return. One of the two best Italian restaurants I have been to in the states.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Enjoyable, intimate & cozy! Food and wine were excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I'm fairly new to the STL area and this is by far one of my favorite restaurants in town.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. IT IS A WELL KNOWN GEM IN A FAMOUS LOCATION. THE TABLES ARE CLOSE AND OUR WAITER WAS A LITTLE LOUD AND SO EVERY TABLE AROUND US WAS ANNOYED. HARD TO HAVE A PRIVATE CONVERSATION. BUT THE WONDERFUL FOOD FAR OUTWEIGHS ANY NEGATIVES

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very enjoyable as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Once again, a truly superlative, authentic Italian meal! Always a treat to have dinner here when in St Louis. Great service by Quinn. Can’t wait to be back in St Louis to have dinner on The Hill!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday before attending the symphony. It set the romantic tone for the evening. The toasted ravioli appetizer melted in our mouths and the service was excellent. It was a great choice for our celebration!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had 4 of us go for a birthday dinner. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like VIP’s. My wife was wished happy birthday by at least 3 workers before we left.

The four of us enjoyed our meal. We had toasted ravioli, French onion soup(I think that’s what it was... It was gone before I could ask what it was), steak, shrimp pasta, and the veal.Honestly, I think I was most impressed with the spinach salad. I don’t like spinach and I really liked the salad(wife ordered it for me). Don’t get me wrong, we all said it was the best meal we have had in a long time. Just amazing.

We will be back, sooner than later!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Another great night at Charlie Gitto's. We were seated at a comfortable table near the bar but still able to have a quiet conversation throughout the evening. Warm, personal, enjoyable service from Don. Very knowledgeable about menu selections available. Ordered a glass of wine and was offered a taste of two to decide which was more to my taste. The lobster bisque was a perfect start for dinner - extremely rich and creamy with wonderful flavor. The seafood risotto was superb, my dining partner praised it a number of times. The veal parmesan was a LARGE portion perfectly prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Best toasted ravioli I've had in St Louis! Also loved the pastas, and the ambiance was very lvely and romantic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Charlie Gitto's On the Hill restaurant is a very lovely building. The service was exceptional. Unfortunately the prices are very high and the food quality did not come close to what I expected for the price paid. For example, I had one of their popular chicken dinners and rather than being a plump, tender chicken breast I was served two flattened pieces of chicken that looked and tasted like they came from a box of frozen chicken sold for quick lunches by your local grocery store. I will never be returning.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love coming here! Every these we come for our anniversary and the food, service and overall experience has been great! We recommend Charlie Gitto's!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was perfect. From reservations, waiter, manager, menu, food!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

From the ambiance to the service to the food Charlie Gitto’s is THEvbest restaurant in St. Louis.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great neighborhood spot on The Hill. Quick service, delicious food. Would like the weather to warm up and use the patio.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I've heard that Italian food in St Louis is very good, this was amazing! The salad, main and dessert were all exceptional.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This place has an excellent atmosphere! The place seems cozy but opens up in the back. I've been there 3 times. Menu is vast with something for everyone.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Definitely not my best experience at Charlie Gitto's and regretted taking our out of town visitor there for dinner. Our server was friendly and the service was fast, but the people clearing tables interrupted us twice to ask to box up our food while we had utensils in our hands. It felt very rushed. We had raved to our visitor about the toasted ravioli St. Louis is known for, yet it came out overcooked and dry. The gnocchi was undercooked and still had a raw flour taste. I'm not sure if we hit a bad night or if this is how it is now at Charlie Gitto's, but will be hesitant to return anytime soon. The rushed feeling of trying to take our plates that we'd only had for 10 minutes was really off-putting.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A client was visiting and stated “of the three evening meals, this was the best and best value”

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This used to be one of the best restaurants on the Hill. Not any longer. It has lost its polish.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was great our server was the best, food was great . Hope to make it back sometime when in town again.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food an service coupled with a comfortable atmosphere. Charlie Gitto's is a fantastic choice for any occasion that calls for great food. The cocktails are generous and the deserts are decadent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We are recent transplants to STL and hear d of Charlie Gitto's via an online article that rated it best Italian in Missouri. The place was buzzing. We were seated right away with our Open Table reservation. The ambiance is great, New York-style. Our waiter was friendly and knew the wine list well. I recommend the calamari fritti with beans and banana peppers as well as the lobster ravioli. The desserts are made in-house. They have a wonderful selection and the chocolate cake was divine. The bread was served without butter. When we requested butter or oil we were offered a garlic butter dip which later showed up on our bill for $5. The specials of the evening were not offered to us, but we overheard our waiter offering them to the table behind us. Overall the experience was very good. They have a rewards program for those interested and live music on the patio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Best toasted ravioli in St. Louis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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