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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (116)
Good for a Date (112)
Good for Anniversaries (109)
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Authentic (104)
Neighborhood Gem (95)
Romantic (78)
Worth the Drive (74)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Cozy (58)
Notable Wine List (57)
Business Meals (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Groups (39)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fun (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Casual (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Italian restaurant in the area. Excellent food. Excellent service. Beutifull dinning room. We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Celebrated wife birthday. Our waiter Ryan made the whole dinning experience perfect!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner with excellent service! All of our courses were excellent.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant never fails to deliver a great experience. The manager Derrick made us feel like family. Our server Dennis was very attentive even though they were very busy. Dining out has become almost routine, but Charlie Gittos brings back elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. A St Louis classic on the Hill!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food! Quaint and romantic setting with great service! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food. Amazing meatballs in pomodoro sauce. Generous serving of lasagna.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

When I have a business dinner in St. Louis, I always eat at Charlie Gitto's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday celebration with our daughter in law. Great food and our server was very friendly.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As always the food was excellent and the service was impeccable and in the experience was great.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were celebrating a 60th birthday party. The appetizers, wine, drinks, dinner and dessert were wonderful !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I thought this restaurant would be average but man was surprised. The food was excellent. The service was a ten and the ambience was just as good. I definitely will be returning when I want Italian food. Charlie Gitto's on the Hill rocks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, welcoming and friendly staff! Our first, but definitely not our last!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A wonderful meal! We will return for this excellent Italian food.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always have a great dining experience at CG's. Our most recent visit was no exception. Timothy's service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Consistently excellent!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Absolutely amazing! A must if you are traveling in the STL area. Authentic Italian food like none other!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything was great!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Old time Italian favorites at an old time Italian restaurant on the Hill. The pastas and the Tomahawk were really excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was an awesome dimming experience. My partners and I enjoyed the environment and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary with a three-day getaway to St. Louis. Charlie Gitto's restaurant was the first one that I thought of during planning of the trip. It was fabulous! We chose to get the most traditional Italian dishes for our dinner. With Toasted ravioli for an appetizer, you can't go wrong, but this was the best I have had. My wife had spaghetti and meatballs which she is still talking about. I had mannocotti that was terrific. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. We enjoyed our dining experience at an iconic St. Louis restaurant on the Hill!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Timing on service and food prep were excellent. Don, our waiter, managed the dinner service very well, attending to us but not rushing us. Always a good dining experience at Charlie Gitto's.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was excellent, so was the service. We were celebrating our 35th anniversary and this was the perfect place to go for a quiet meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere! We can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My papperdelle wasnt what i thought ... sauce very heavy menu said san marzano tomatoes it was not light it was in a heavy kinda of spicey sauce and most noodles stuck together ... husbands strip was perfect ... had shrimp app and while it was very good 3 shrimp for $20 very pricey ... luv the atmosphere

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It’s been a few years since my wife and I went to Gitto’s on the Hill so this time we came w/ our 17 yr old daughter. Great reason to take a break from Thanksgiving turkey. The service, food, and ambience was excellent as always. We got a early reservation on Saturday after Thanksgiving and watched as the place filled up w/ other families wanting a great dining experience over the holidays. A true St Louis tradition to be enjoyed!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waiter Nick was terrific as was the host and hostess. Great time and great food

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Recently moved back to the area. We had eaten here years ago and we're pleased that everything was as good as we remembered.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

You feel genuinely welcome. The staff know their stuff. The food is always great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Old school Italian at its best. Service is beyond amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have heard many things about this restaurant but were unimpressed with our meal.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I wish they didn't have a TV in the dining room. They only had the nightly news on. It kind of ruined the atmosphere. Service was good. The chicken we ordered was overcooked. Toasted ravioli was great! Lobster ravioli was good too.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful dinner! The whole family enjoyed everything they ordered. My son is a picky eater and thought the food was great. Great service and will be back again. Thank you!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was mediocre. Lamb special was severely undercooked for medium rare and was so chewy it was practically inedible. Service was friendly and attentive but overall not a great experience.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Loved the chx parm and blue cheese wedge salad. Dining partner had sea bass where part was a little tough and a house salad that was not optimal. Toasted ravs were great, wine fantastic and service perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food and service for all members of the family

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Arrived early for a reservation and couldn't be moved up the waiting list. Waited 1 1/2 hours when others were seated in 35-40 minutes with no reservation. Rude host. Unfriendly waiter. Had to ask for bread with meal. Water glasses never refilled. Had to ask about specials. Had to ask about desserts. Waiter didn't offer to show dessert tray. For 3 people our wine, food, and dessert bill was just over $200. As an out-of-towner this experience left me with a negative view of this restaurant and The Hill.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We loved our first visit to Charlie Gitto's. The food was excellent. We were greeted warmly as soon as we walked in. Our only complaint was that our waiter was perhaps too attentive, taking away my wife's bread plate before our food had arrived and bringing her wine right away even though she requested that it arrive with our dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

For a long time St Louis resident, I am ashamed to say that I never visit Charlie Gito's until last Saturday. I made reservations for an after theatre performance and that was a wise move. The restaurant fills up quickly for dinner. We had a nice table in one of the rooms. It was sedate and quiet enough to have a normal conversation (which was primarily about the great food). The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Tomas, welcomed us and because we were newbies, take extra care to explain things too us. We felt welcome. All the other servers were attentive and responsive without being a nuisance. We had to try the toasted Ravioli. A spinach salad, and main course Gnocchi and baked spaghetti. All excellent. The bread was warm and delicious as well. Two cannoli's and our meal was complete. what a great dining experience. we will be back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server, Nick, was excellent! Everyone in our party loved the food!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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