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Dominic's on the Hill

4.5
540 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Large groups of 40 or more can be accommodated in the afternoons and on Sunday with enough advanced notice.
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Phone number
(314) 771-1632
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pawel Ziarko
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Private party facilities
Dominic's on the Hill is ideal for business functions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, and small wedding dinners. The elegent and intimate Sopra Room on the private second floor is complete with separate bathrooms, full bar, and plasma TV. The main restaurant has two semi-private rooms which can seat 18 people. The whole restaurant can also be reserved for up to 150 people. Private dining menus range in price depending on your budget and wants. Wine can also be ordered exclusively for your event. A deposit is required to hold the space for your private event. Call for more information.
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Private party contact
Jessica Carolyn: (314) 771-1632
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Catering
Catering is available. Please call 314-771-1632 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hereford
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Parking details
Valet parking on weekends. Street parking also available every night.
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Entertainment
Background music.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 540 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

A landmark in the Hill neighborhood. Paying for the prestige. While the food is good, $22 for pasta is a bit steep. We went for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

I used to go to Dominic's back in the 1970s when I would visit St. Louis on business. At that time It was my favorite restaurant in all of St. Louis. I wanted to take my wife there as we were visiting the area. I was not disappointed both my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks Dominic for a fantastic dining experience. We will be back.
PS. I don't know how to evaluate the "Noise Leval". The noise level was perfect for quite conversation and noisy enough so you didn't feel all alone.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

I loved the meal we had together as it was a reunion of friends, unseen for many years. An anniversary to celebrated. The service was excellent, we were asked many times if there was something we needed (almost to excess). Our meal was on a weeknight, and we had the attention of too many waiters. Probably four or five waiterss would come to our table, which limited our conversation. The food was excellent, all of us were very pleased with our choices. One had the salmon, another the Romano Chicken, another the Veal Fontina. All had the salad and in all dishes the ingedients were fresh and plated beautifully. Very excited to have tableside heating of soup and other sides. Loved the special dessert made tableside by Dominic. Great evening.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

A bit disappointed. My wife and I went there at 7:00 pm on Friday night and was one of four couples there. The food and service was good, but the lack of customers made us somewhat suspect.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

From entry to exit, Everything was better than expected! From the ambience of food, service, room decor and sincere friendliness, I felt at home, I felt I'd met a friend in each person there! More than LOVED it! thank you

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

My husband and I have been going to Dominic's on the hill for special occasions when we are in St Louis for 20 years. The food is phenomenal. We ordered the Chef Dominic's 5 course special this time and WOW! We raved about our meal so much to our friends that they changed their reservations from another Italian restaurant to Dominic's.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Amazing dinner. The owner sang to his guest and service was 1st class. Can't wait to get back again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Our food was great -from soups to nuts. Everyone was kind and knowledgeable, and very friendly. Would recommend this place to anyone. Enjoyed it so much!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

My daughters and I went there for our birthday celebrations. What a lovely place. The atmosphere was gorgeous, the service impeccable and the food absolutely delicious. I will make this a definite stop every time I visit St. Louis.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2017

A little rude during reservation process considering they only had a few tables filled while we were there. No toasted raviolis on tbe menu - really!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Two words - very disappointing. The food was not good. Need some more spices or something.
Food was bland. The spumoni tasted old and I had to send it back. They did not offer a substitute.

Not sure I understand the reasoning behind the warming of the plates at the table. Lots of staff but not well trained. Would definitely not go back or recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Lovely restaurant, fabulous wait staff, fantastic food. We were celebrating our tenth anniversary as a family, and they treated my six year old (named Dominic!) like a prince. Mr. Galati made a special appearance at our table when he heard we had our son with us. Just feel like family.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Eggplant appetizer was delicious; ditto for Tiramisu.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Dominic was absolutely lovely and a fixture on the St. Louis Italian food scene. Was warm and personable and made us feel very welcomed.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2017

Good food and atmosphere. Nice place to have a special night out. We were a little taken-back to seeing the maitre'd eating dinner at the bar in front of guest. I would like he could of eaten before the restrarant opened at 5:00pm.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a classic white table cloth restssurant with impeccable service and wonderful food. The perfect place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a birthday dinner at Dominic's. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Being in their beautiful dining room made for a very special dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2017

This is truly authentic Italian cuisine. One of the top 10 Italian restaurants I have had dinner at in the country. Food and service were nothing short of 5 stars. The veal with mushroom & capers in lemon sauce (piccata style) was fantastic. Veal was tender, cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. The mussels & beef carpaccio were a fantastic way to start the meal. We followed with the tomato, basil and mozerella salad. The anchovies were a pleasant surprise. Be sure to save room for the tiramisu and the authentic cannoli's. This restaurant will now be a must visit when in St. Louis.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

The food quality was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant as the food is truly authentic Italian

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Old World Italian at it's best! Classic table-side service without being stuffy. Perfect for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Excelled all around!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

The attention to service was outstanding. As soon as you drank your water, even when it was 3/4 of the way full, he was there to refill it. You can't leave the bartender out. The drinks were filled to the top of the up glasses, just as they should be. I don't mind spending $13 or more for my Maker's Mark Manhattan when the drink is a good one and the glass is filled to the rim. Just don't charge me a ridiculous price and not fill it up. I wanted a drink and they gave me one. Great Job!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Absolutely a special evening. Very courteous and greeting staff. Allowed plenty of time to make our selections and offered wonderful specials. The food was spectacularly good and offered foods that take time to cook right and taste authentic. Menu had plenty of variety.
Readily recommend for any special event like a birthday or anniversary. A cozy ambiance.
This was a second visit and it easily lived up to every expectation. Cannot wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The food is always exceptional! Definitely worth the drive and the cost!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2017

From the moment we arrived, this evening was very disappointing. After being seated by a surly host we waited 10 minutes before anyone from the wait staff acknowledged our presence. The "captain" never smiled and almost rolled his eyes when we inquired about the wine selection. It was nearly a half hour before our first course came to the table. Although the food was fine, we waited way longer than necessary between courses. In the middle of the meal, the air conditioning came on and it got so cold that my wife needed to put on her coat. All in all a very disappointing evening at a premium price.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Great food and fantastic service!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for an anniversary! Would definitely recommend. We will be going again!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

A very pretty room, we were promptly seated but for having so many employees running around it took too long to get drink order placed, from there out service was very good.
Salads were excellent, entrees not so much. (Veal picatta could have used a few more mushrooms and pasta was rather bland)
Overall I would say you are a little too expensive, for the quality of food. ($8.50 for a Schafly? that is Bush stadium territory.)

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Very efficient yet did not feel rushed. Simply devine. Thanks

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Dominic made this evening very special by singing a special song for my wife. I will never forget this exceptional evening with my wife of 37 years and our family and friends.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Had a great time taking my girlfriend on a date. Very high class and very attentive waiters without being overbearing. Waiters were very knowledgeable about their entire menu and were a huge part in my date and myself's fantastic night out.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Always a great time at Dominic's. Love the staff and always wonderful to see Dominic when he comes around.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Great place for great food, drinks, and conversation. Staff was very attentive and was an overall great evening at Dominic's!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2017

wonderful service and wonderful food. The veal melted in my mouth like butter. They heat the plates table side. Fun flare.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

One of my most enjoyable dining experiences. Great service and great food. My daughter-in-law, who is a Chef, was with us and was totally impressed too.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

All in all, a great New Years evening at Dominic's. I think our server was a bit harried as might be expected on this night. The restaurant was very crowded but we enjoyed our meal and the night.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

The restaurant was charming, service excellent, and food superb, best scallops I've ever had! All three of us had very different meals and they were all done to perfection. The tiramisu was sweet and delicate.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Great St Louis ham on the hill. They have quite a few veal dishes.
Carpaccio, tartar, and smoked salmon were excellent.
Rack of lamb was the clear winner for our party's entrees.
Osso bucco was great, but could have been made with canned tomatoes /sauce. As long as each bite had meat in it, the dish was great, but sauce was a bit underwhelming.
Veal t-bone was good and tender, but might pass next time.
Bananas foster (flambe) was great but could have used less sauce so the ice cream doesn't melt as much. If they let you split it 3 ways for the price of another scoop of ice cream that would be the way to go.
Overall, great experience and meal. Service was exceptional, except the few times the servers came to the table smelling of cigarettes.
If you are looking for table-side preparations and desserts they have quite a selection.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Food was excellent, service started out a little slow but ended up great. Will go to again. I highly recommend the Dover Sole

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2016

It was great -- the service, the food, the whole thing.

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