Dominic's on the Hill

4.6
638 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Dominic and Jackie Galati purchased Dominic's on the Hill in 1971 and moved in above the restaurant. Within two years, Dominic began winning national awards and has continued to do so for the last 40 years. This is an exceptional restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, professional, friendly service, & an extensive wine list. Dominic oversees the kitchen,and the menu includes fresh seafood, veal, tenderloin, lamb, and many other choices. The restaurant has a Florentine atmosphere, with low lighting, white tablecloths, & classic oil paintings. Dominic's has been honored by DIRONA, 2001 Restaurant Hall of Fame, 1999 International Award of Excellence, The Epicurean Award & was voted one of the two best Italian Restaurants in the country by Conde Nast Traveller.

The second floor of the restaurant is available for private parties of 15-65. Please call for details. Smaller parties up to 18 people can be accommodated downstairs as well as larger parties up to 150.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Starting with the most friendly valet service all the way through the personal service at the table, our evening at Dominic’s was thoroughly enjoyable. Food was wonderful and service impeccable. Prices are definitely on the high side for pasta, so for me Dominic’s is a special occasion place, not a regular date night dinner. That said, I’m still thinking about the fabulous linguini with clams three days later!

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i
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb. Better than any Italian restaurant NYC. Veal piccata, salads, pastas, eggplant parm the best. A real celebration restaurant

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LW
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

attentive service, owner stopped by each table, food was divine

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon entry we were greeted and seated immediately. We had our own little spot in the back which was very quaint and peaceful. The food was outstanding! Highly recommend the smoked salmon appetizer. We will be coming back!

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t
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a wonderful Saturday night dinner at Dominic's. This is the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis' "The Hill" Italian neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, the right level of ambiance, and the food.... the eggplant appetizer and the cannoli are a MUST!!!

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LP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and had an amazing dining experience. Superb!

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JF
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a very nice meal. The veal melanese and lobster ravioli were great. The orange Valentino for desert was excellent!!! The Cesar's salad was a little weak on flavor. Great ambiance. Overall a very nice anniversary dinner.

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J
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food in St. Louis! I’ve been going there for over 13 years on every business trip I take to St. Louis. They never disappoint. Food is amazing, staff is amazing, atmosphere is incredible.

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RC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, brilliant cocktails and outstanding service, the trifecta of food!

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DD
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. The Dover Sole Almondine was SO GOOD!!! So are the Oysters Rockefeller! We will be back!

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DP
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always wanted to dine here! I was not disappointed! Beautiful place great ambiance. Delicious food amazing dessert and awesome wine selection. Service impeccable!!

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service.

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the service was professional and friendly. This restaurant was everything we could have asked for while celebrating our 40 anniversary visiting St. Louis. Thanks again to the entire staff for a wonderful evening.

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t
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Boston and we had a lovely Saturday night dinner at Dominic’s. Gino provided friendly, impeccable service - as he always does - and the food and wine was delicious. The spinach salad was particularly tasty as were all the entrees. My wife and I have tried many restaurants on “The Hill,” and Dominic’s is by far our favorite for its ambience and consistently great food and service.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Portions were a good size as well. Highly recommend the grilled salmon and the lobster ravioli! We will definitely be back!

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Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding. The spinach salad was fresh and tasty. All of our entrees were delicious. We have tried a number of Italian restaurants on “The Hill,” and this is by far our favorite!

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LA
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality cuisine with impeccable Italian hospitality.

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KF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambiance was beautiful but the service was not. Dined here for my one year anniversary on a slow night and it was obvious the waiter didn't want to be there. Asked for a drink menu and was told "they have a full bar" which indeed they did not. I've been to many "white-cloth" establishments where the service is a highlight, we didn't even want to ask him to take a photo of us. It was pretty upsetting service that could have affected a very special occasion had we not been gracious about it.

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MS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Risotto with Lobster was delicious! My son had filet and asparagus and cleaned his plate. I bit pricey, but delicious.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

When we walked in, we were very happy. You could tell it was a very nice restaurant. Things started off well with the sommelier taking our drink order. The recommended wine was perfect. We got bread very quickly but the service was slow to say the least. The waiter who took our appetizer order wasn’t the same guy who took our dinner order. I’m still not sure who our waiter was. I asked for olive oil and Parmesan at that point and he said he would get it, but we never talked to him again and no one ever brought it. The calamari came out very quickly. It was good but nothing extraordinary. I really wanted a second glass of wine as I finished the first before we were served entrees and even though I moved my glass to the edge of the table so it would be obvious it was empty, no one asked. I finally had to ask for another glass of wine from the person who served our food, a different person from the first two who took our orders. He told the second server and he asked what I wanted. He came off very condescending and snooty for lack of a better word. We ended up ordering the two specials, a linguine with shrimp and scallops and a 14 oz sirloin with mushroom sauce. The linguine was delicious although not worth the $36 we paid for it. I think we could have had something similar elsewhere for about $10 less. The steak (which ended up being $45) was cooked medium rare as ordered but it was so tough and just not that flavorful. Still, we weren’t going to complain. No one checked on us or asked us how our meal was. The only people who frequented our table where the bussers, who were excellent. We asked the busser for a dessert menu and waited 10 minutes and no one took our order until the busser whispered to the server and then he came over. At that point, we were so irritated we just asked for the check. We spoke to the owner after waiting another 10 minutes to get the check, but nothing was done to make it right. $158 later, we are just having severe buyer’s remorse.

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MT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was always my favorite restaurant on the Hill when I lived in St. Louis 25 years ago, and I was delighted to see during a recent visit that it is still going strong and still top quality. Our servers were highly attentive and friendly, even gently joking with our young daughter to put her at ease in this formal setting. The marinara sauce was unparalleled, the linguine with clam sauce was delicately flavored and generously heaped with tender clams, the tiramisu was the lightest, fluffiest ever, and the raspberry sorbet was tangy-sweet and unbelievably fruity. It was a perfect evening and a perfect meal!

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S
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Second meal at Dominic's on the Hill, both lovely. the food was exceptional and delicious and the ambiance is special -- formal yet comfortable. Only issue was with the service. It was a bit disjointed at times and after requesting the check and receiving it, it was 15 minutes before we could get the attention of a staff member to gather it from our table. I minor slip, but it did impact the enjoyment of the end of the evening.

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GG
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were 1st class. Will return for sure

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s
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always outstanding. The food is superb. Dominic comes to the table to chat with you and this makes full dining experience a treat

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JS
Tampa
190 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! The food is amazing!!!
We started with an Italian pinot noir and salad. The salad's lemon dressing was sensational.
My wife's veal limone was incredible and my grilled veal chop was world class!
Nice side dishes of pasta -- one with garlic/herbs the other with marinara.
And Dominic's wife's dessert cake is sinful! You need dessert like that in your life!
Terrific ambiance -- feel like you're in a classic upscale restaurant.
Service was impeccable.....loved how the server warmed our entree dishes tableside.

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L
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

the place is very classic, the service was second to none and the whole experience fulfilled all our expectations.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and setting were very good--restful for me and my staff after several days work in an intense convention setting. The vegetarian offerings were few and not very compelling. The food was fine and the desserts were much enjoyed. I wish the food had been as special as the rest.

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c
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was really disappointing, especially for the price of dinner here. Atmosphere & food were excellent though.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service was great considering a packed house on Valentine's Day. We traveled nearly two hours for the treat. The staff was cordial and we had a great time. Good job. We'll be back.

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P
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing, Dominic was personable and entertained with his wonderful Sicilian tunes. Gina (bartender/daughter) was a delight. Service was less than usual level--waiter was clearly distracted.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with good portions and a good atmosphere. A little overpriced but delicious nonetheless.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had. Accompanied by the best service.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, the ambiance was very nice. Gina, our hostess, was exceptional. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Our food was delectable. We definitely will be back. Hope to hear the owner and daughter sing some opera next time.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food was excellent! Would definitely go again.

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DD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dominic's is a gem. Consistently the finest Italian food and friendship in 6 states.

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a
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food; excellent and welcoming service.

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B
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service.

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JD
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fabulous!! Great Italian!!

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first time to bring my family. Everything was perfect, until it was sbout time to order desserts. Then, the servers sirt of disappeared, no ine was there to fill drinks or give us a dessert menu. I had to flag someone down. But, the food was excellent, as well as the ambience.

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