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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Make this Valentine’s Day one they will never forget. St. Louis favorite Italian dining, offering exceptional cuisine, service and a wine list for every palate. From the moment you arrive, you and your guests will embark on a wonderful experience to be remembered for holidays to come.

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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (136)
Good for a Date (128)
Good for Anniversaries (122)
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Authentic (112)
Neighborhood Gem (99)
Romantic (97)
Worth the Drive (80)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Cozy (63)
Notable Wine List (52)
Business Meals (50)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Good for Groups (48)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Comfort Food (38)
Fun (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Casual (26)
Bar Seating (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It was our 20th wedding anniversary and it was fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoy our visits here. The staff has always been friendly while professional. The food is delicious. It is a treat to come to Charlie Gitto's!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very mom and pop, amazing food. Had a water boy who was a little careless with the water but as soon as we mentioned it he was promptly replaced. Don our waiter was great, and very helpful in regards to food selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great. Food was amazing. Our server sort of lost interest but the support staff was great in keeping things moving.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Would have been 5 stars on Overall but our waiter lacked a lot in the friendliness category. We were unfortunately not dressed the absolute best as we were just stopping in St. Louis for the night on a road trip and had dinner at Charlie Gitto's at the recommendation from a friend. The waiter seemed to "pre-judge" us and wasn't very friendly and ended up rushing us through our meal. We normally like to spend an ~hour and a half with a nice meal, enjoying the courses, and having three rounds of drinks. We were in and out of Charlie Gitto's in 53 minutes, including appetizers and drinks. We felt rushed and the waiter didn't so much as smile.

The hostesses were outstanding and accommodating, the food INCREDIBLE, the wine list had a great selection of new and old world wines and the drinks were on point. We just wish we had a little more time to enjoy the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Never disappointed after visiting Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill! From appetizers to dessert, a culinary treat!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

When's making our reservation, I didn't include my 9 mo old grandson! They were very gracious and worked things out in a timely manner to accommodate our needs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Old fashioned red sauce Italian place but weird combinations and overly complex dishes. The eggplant Napoleon was very odd - crunchy eggplant layered with too many flavors. Nice fresh pasta in my linguine w clams - but I’ve never seen it prepared w chunks of tomato. Server was pleasant but unctuous, perhaps because I was eating alone. Would not go back, sadly.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Charlie G’s. Our waiter Tomas was great! The breaded Calimari was better than I have had anywhere else (including Hawaii). My wife and I had filet, lamb, and shrimp and each was excellent. We finished it off with exceptional cannolis. Charlie Gittos is a must for fine dining in STL

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were seated promptly in a nice booth when we arrived for our 6pm reservation on a busy Saturday. This was a special celebration for us ( our 45th anniversary) and the food and service both made for a very memorable evening. Our server (Nick) was attentive and friendly and the assistant wait staff were very efficient. We splurged on an appetizer, salad, two pastas, and desserts and everything was delicious! The servings were so plentiful that we enjoyed another scrumptious dinner at home the following evening.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was wonderful except the waiter asked our age which we found slightly rude. Apparently, my boyfriend and I looked really young.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

They were very nice and it was my mother’s birthday.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We really enjoyed our evening, had friends from out of town who really enjoyed it.
Quinn really made the dining experience special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was not impressed with CG. The food was okay. The waiter was rude. The restaurant was extremely loud. We were there for our first anniversary and first night out after having a baby. We were disappointed.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the old school ambience. Some food quite good - steak, pasta - some disappointing - side of vegetables, salad. Want it to be better than it is.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Another wonderful meal. They are so gracious about my GERD. I give them the “No” list of seasonings and a couple of options for the meal. Then, the waiter talks to Chef and let’s me know what can be changed. Never have they made me feel that they wished I had not come in. Not many places are like that.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was a great experience. Our waiter was extremely nice and extremely helpful (paid with gift card and debit card, I was confused and he helped me oh so much!) The staff here is incredibly courteous. They never yelled across the restaurant for know another. It was quiet and well organized. We ended up sitting by the kitchen which made it a bit louder than anywhere else, but other than that the experience was phenomenal. And the food even better. The best Italian food I have ever had in my life!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Took my girlfriend to Charlie's for her birthday and was told over the phone by the host that they would do something special for her. I also wrote a request when making the reservation to see if they would do anything just to make sure. Sure enough, we ate, got the bill, left.... and nothing happened for her birthday.

Overall the food and service was good, but I was just a little disappointed after going there for a special occasion.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Charlie Gitto's was an authentic dining experience featuring a surplus of fine Italian food one would expect. The establishment continues to be a favorite amongst visitors and locals in the quaint Italian neighborhood of St. Louis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service on New Year’s Eve. This will be our new go-to restaurant for family special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our evening was wonderful. We had a fantastic waitress named Erika. She gave us excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner here for NYE! Service was fast and friendly. Killer drinks from the awesome bar tenders...and who can forget the food?!? OMG. Had left overs the next day. So yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food & Service great. Tomas took good care of us.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Better hope you get a waiter other than “Tomas”....he will talk your ear off with his New Jersey accent, and mainly about himself. Everyone else is stellar, from Derek the maitre d on down. Food is usually the best around, but this time it was a bit disappointing. We were there early for New Year’s Eve and things seemed rushed. Not what we expected for sure. I usually give high marks for CG’s, but not this time...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was great. Despite being quite crowded our server managed to be very attentive. Food is fabulous. The pasta is delicious, can tell that it is home made. The prices are high but definitely worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Began by being jumped over in line for the hostess, treated not in a positive manner by the hostess. Then was bombarded with having to wait at the bar until my reserved table was ready. Wasn't informed that a salad with dinner would cost an additional $10/salad. Figured with the price would receive more with the entrees. Won't be returning in the future

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time there, and we will definitely go back and splurge for a special occasion or special date night. Toasted ravioli melted in your mouth, as did the filet Nunzio. My husband had the seafood pasta Suzette, which was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We celebrate all of our special occasions at Gittos on the Hill. Our last visit on Saturday night was no exception. Food and service is always outstanding. We make it a point to ask for Tim, and he never lets us down!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall it was a great dining experience. The food was excellent but a bit pricey for what it is. My wife got a special with lamb chops and shrimp and it was $45. That was a little pricey for the amount of food given. Also the place is a little small which made it noisy at points but overall the mood in the place was really nice. I recommend just expect the food to be pricey if you want meat.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

we had a great time. had one of the best steaks i have ever had from an italian place that has awesome pasta dishes as well.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had dinner with my wife while visiting St. Louis prior to seeing a show at the Fox. Wife had Lobster ravioli which was tasty in a great cream sauce. I had a chilean sea bass special over a lobster risotto. Very good... great flavor, cooked perfectly. Bread & butter was also very good. Food arrived quickly and we were able make it to the show on time. Also, we found free street parking in front of the restaurant. PS. Definitely glad we made reservations!!! Busy place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service was amazing. The atmosphere was equally as amazing! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to any italian cuisine fans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was great. Our server was super.?everything exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been to Charlie’s many times. This time, on Open Table, we had made a special request for Tim and in the front room. They called to confirm my reservation and our special requests and were able to accommodate both. It’s rare, if at all that restaurants pay attention to the special requests when booking online. We are forever loyal to Charlie’s!

Lisa

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

As always, this meal eperience at Charlie Gitto's was outstanding. I bring my family, wife, daughters, sons in law to enjoy an authentic Italian meal 4 to 6 times a year at Charlie Gitto's. The service is always top rate, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is very vibrant. As for the food, the toasted ravioli is hand made fresh daily, and it shows. All of the pastas are made fresh in house daily as well, my favorite being the tortellini which is always exceptional. On this occasion, we had dessert after the meal, and as always, the Italian Coconut Cream cake was wonderful. We also tried the fudge cake, and it too was very, very good. Service was impeccable, and we will continue to return to Charlie Gitto's on a regular basis.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We loved it !!!! One of my favorites, Food was amazing thv service was perfect!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great!! Hadn’t been there in a long time and can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The best of everything, every time! Derek, the maitre de, the best anywhere!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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