Dominic's on the Hill

4.8
826 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Satisfied
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The owner stopped at each table, was making desserts, and even filling waters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and a wonderful experience.

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vipYummy45
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dominic’s on the Hill is reliably good. Although the menu has been pared down from pre-pandemic, there are still plenty of wonderful choices. The tiramisu is not to be missed.

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Kathy
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow as we waited awhile to have.our dinner order taken although our drink order did.come right away. It was nice to see Dominic working the room. It would have been nice to have pasta offered with the veal milanese, but it just came with romaine lettuce and when we asked for it, the.comment was "it just comes with romaine". Nothing else was offered as an alternative.

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JaneW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with 8 friends. Delicious food with a great selection. Not a single disappointed person in the group.

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vipBrettM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an absolute amazing experience and would highly recommend. I wish I could give more than 5 stars

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vipBennettN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved away from St. Louis several years ago, and was so pleased to see that Dominic's on the Hill was still around. I was worried that maybe it had gone down hill over the years but that was not the case! The ambiance is beautiful, the food was great, and the service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very fun staff! Would recommend!!

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Cher
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was perfect as usual. Our favorite St. Louis restaurant. We took a friend and were there over three hours. We lost time we were having such an enjoyable time. Pacing of food was great.

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Fran
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best .northern Italian Restaurant in the area! The owners are top notch, love,y people, wonderful food, and so much attention to detail..staff is outstanding, setting is perfect..we love dining there and If you are lucky either Dominic himself, or his beautiful daughter Gina will offer a beautiful serenade! Love that spot and those folks.

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Betsy
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointing that the bread/rolls were something that had been bought commercially and were not very good.
The delivery of the food was quite slow. Total time in the restaurant was one hour 40 minutes on a night where few customers were dining. The pasta side dishes were skimpy and not impressive. . I feel the restaurant is overpriced for the value received. The best part of the meal was the house salad. We opted not to even try dessert as so far we had not been impressed.

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vipGinoS
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was wonderful. Outstanding food and service. Definitely will return to sample the rest of the menu.

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vipGaryG
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall! Excellent food, service, ambiance .

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to dine. No hurrying to finish eating and excellent service.

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FrPatrick
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Dominic's since I moved 15 years ago. I had heard it was still good, but that's still hearsay, so I decided to try it. I was disappointed!! This time we got to meet to owner/chef and that made it even more special. He is charming and an excellent host and chef. If you're visiting St. Louis, don't miss it - and have the osso buco!! And cannoli.

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Nealeo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening! The atmosphere couldn’t have been better. The pasta was among the best either of us had ever eaten…and we can be picky. The service was top notch, never felt rushed, yet was extremely attentive. Will be back for sure.

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JKJKJK
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a wonderful service. We loved the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat here and enjoy the old school service and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The osso bucco was incredible!

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Fishfan
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were great as was the wine.
Food was awesome. We had the osso bucco, their signature dish. Also had caprese salad and shrimp appetizer and cannoli for desert. Service was excellent, tables were distanced which we appreciated. The atmosphere was romantic. We were rushed and had a relaxed, enjoyable evening.

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robertf
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Barrel Manhattan is wonderful and Gina and Ana who took care of us are the best in the business. Joe spent time explaining the Barrel Manhattan process and gave a sample of the new ice cream incorporating such it was a wonderful evening for my wife and I.

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Unimpressed
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We arrived at 5:00 Friday for our reservation and the doors were not opened until 5:07. After being seated, we waited another 10 minutes for our drink order to be taken, and then another 10 minutes or so for our dinner order. The entire time, employees were at the bar, sampling wines and talking to a very arrogant man, who must be a big deal because they were falling all over themselves trying to flatter him and his wife. Food was pricey and just ok. Very uppity restaurant, and we will not be going back.

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FeliciaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is everything, staff very attentive, food awesome , romantic atmosphere.. I would be visiting again 💖

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vipAkaK
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Initially the two of us were placed at a table next to a table of 10 plus including 4 small children. Very noisy and we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. We were moved to a quieter area when we asked. Our server- didn’t know his name because he didn’t tell us. He spoke very fast and didn’t seem to not hear us when we asked questions about the menu. We had to ask for more wine and bread and our butter was never replenished. At a restaurant of this price and caliber, I expect better service. The additional staff was attentive. The food was amazing! In general the noise level was high and less intimate.

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vipGary
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fabulous restaurant. Food is outstanding.

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BobH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school St.Louis Italian done very, very well. Service was excellent. Knowledgeable about the food and wine. Warned us that a big party was about to order so we could get ours in first. We had a great tome.

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PaulS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly attentive service, and every dish was among the best we have experienced. We will be back.

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vipKJJJ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!!!

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JohnH
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The impeccable service and succulent food make this an experience that must be enjoyed soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Best on the Hill

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service coupled with one of the best steaks of my life… Incredible evening..!

We’ll be back..!

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Food
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding old world restaurant with delicious food, attentive service, and beautiful surroundings. This is a treasure that everyone should experience. Highly recommended. Garry Waters

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RobinS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back. Highly recommend.

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MikeC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fabulous meal, wonderful host and great ambience! Ty

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vipKitty
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service is impeccable and the food delicious. And sometimes, and this happened that night, Dominic himself can be heard singing to a table. Very authentic upscale Italian experience!

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JPmw
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personalized and above expectations. The waiter and his son were amazing.

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lindao
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Server treated us like we shouldn’t b there
Guess cause 3 females
Didn’t tell us specials
Rushed us out even though not busy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very attentive, food outstanding as well as the cocktails.

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SteveandCindy
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and delicious, as usual.

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vipGoSuns
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Linguine with Clams we’ve ever had. Dan’s service was wonderful. Beautiful restaurant, exquisite food, impeccable service. THANK YOU!

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Dominic's on the Hill is rated 4.8 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.

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.