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Gio's Ristorante and Bar

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237 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Welcome to Gio’s Ristorante and Bar – serving up contemporary versions of classic Italian dishes accompanied by beautiful views of the Gateway Arch, The Old Court House, and Kiener Plaza. Sit back, relax and enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices. It only tastes expensive. Gio’s has an elegant yet warm and comfortable atmosphere owner John Ruggeri calls “polished casual.” All of the mouth-watering dishes at Gio’s are made-to-order including meatball sliders, brick oven pizzas, unique pasta dishes and entrees such as the balsamic and honey glazed grilled pork chop. Our innovative menu will keep you coming back again and again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 241-2424
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Gio's offers off-premise catering tailored to suit all of your needs. From elegant sit down dinners, cocktail parties, holiday get togethers to box lunches, Gio's fits the bill. Call John or Jill at (314) 241-2424 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Street
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Parking details
Gio's offers complimentary parking with the exception of baseball daytime games. In the event of a daytime game, our validation is good after 4pm. Gio's parking garage is located on the 8th Street entrance of the Peabody Building. Guests take the elevator to the 1st floor lobby level of the building. Restaurant is located on the left on the lobby level. Please bring your ticket to the restaurant for validation.
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Entertainment
Bar Gio has four flat screen televisions so you can watch all of your favorite teams play, while listening to the most up-to-date satellite music inside and out on the patio. Watching the chef make pizzas adds to your viewing enjoyment.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 237 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.8
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our half marathon pre-race dinner. Carbing up'

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Lovely place, good food, great prices...we had requested a quiet table, so our server, Britany(?) put us alone in an overflow room and gave us fantastic service!
We would highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service, had friends from out of state and they were impressed.

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1.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Very poor service. Waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for food to be delivered to the table before telling the waiter we were leaving and cancel the order. People who were seated after us received their food and left before u. We never received our order. Just bread a one salad and an appetizer.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Great place for a quiet business lunch in downtown St Louis. Excellent pasta, veal, etc. Really appreciate the good service.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Went for a 9 year old birthday party - the girls were treated like grow up adult ladies, and they were overjoyed. THANK YOU!!! AMAZING!!

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We made pre-game reservations. Our drive was > 3 hours but we left early enough that we were going to be an hour earlier than expected. I called and the graciously changed us. When we arrived, there were signs up saying they were closed for a private event. I was concerned we were in the wrong spot, but when I asked, they said, "Oh no, we were expecting you." We were seated away from the large group (who arrived a little bit later). Our server, Mikayla, was great and we took the internet's advice and got the gooey butter cake. I suggest you do too! It was a great pre-game meal and we will be back in the future.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Gio's always does a great job; food is very good, service terrific. Friendly, helpul staff.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

We dined at this establishment for downtown STL restaurant week. It was out first time eating here. We definitely enjoyed the food. The entrée portions were a little small, but made up for it with the dessert portions. Love the gooey butter dessert !!! Our server (Michaela) was very personable and attentive. Thanks for a great evening !

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

We stopped by for Downtown Restaurant Week. The 3 corse meal options were fantastic. For 25 dollars a head it was more ham enough food. The Grouper and Gooey Butter Cake were outstanding. I will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, good service. Used open table which was great not to have to wait on a Friday night.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Authentic Italian food at a reasonable prices. Good wine list. Great before or after ballgame. Michaela, our server, was awesome! Bonus: no provel cheese!

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Grouper was char-burned. Only had one bottle of Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay and way over priced.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

The staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating. The wine was good, and the pizza was very good (even though I am not a fan of very thin crusts, this held together very nicely).

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

In our group two shared a pizza and one had the vegetable risotto. Both were delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Restaurant temperature was stuffy. Almost thought of leaving but stayed for pizza appetizer and grouper main dish. Food was very good, thin crust pizza baked to crispy perfection and the grouper with veggies was prepared well. Decent wine list and great martini. Wait staff could have been a bit more attentive but was adequate for after the ball game at Busch Stadium.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Food and service - The Best, especially before a Cardinal game.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2017

I went there for a graduation dinner with my family. The appetizers were delicious but the food was subpar. Out of 8 entrees only 5 people actually got what they was expecting. One entree was suppose to have penne but spaghetti noodles was mixed in with it. The Alfredo sauce in another meal taste more like peanuts and the portions in an entree was smaller than before. The worst part is that it took so long to get the food. It took about 45 minutes for our appetizers and another 45 for our meals.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

I was there where a group of 10 for lunch. The service was fast and friendly. Everyone that I was with said the food was excellent! I would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Great food and service. I am looking to my next meal!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Our server was incredible and food was amazing. Well done! First time to St. Louis.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Loved the appetizers and the entrees were very affordable.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Although the food was fairly good, it took way too long to get it, others in the restaurant actually got up and left...waitress was very nice, not her fault the kitchen was under staffed, she kept apologizing when we did actually see her..sorry to say wouldn't recommend unless you have plenty of time to wait for food.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Good food. Good atmosphere. Great view of the Arch and the old Court House. Delicious options.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Calamari was great ... as everything was

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

For Valentine's Day, my fiancee and I decided to try Gio's since we were staying downtown Saturday night. The food was good, and they were playing the Blues hockey game on the TV screens. Would come back here again.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

This is one of the best italian restaurants I have been to in a long time. Food was incredible. Server was very informational which was pleasant due to my allergies. The server really did her best to accomodate me. Great ambiance. All around great restaurant in the city.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great for a girl's night out. Split some apps. Had some drinks. We each got a main meal. No one walked out paying more than 40 bucks and the portions are so large most of us went home with left overs. Absolutely a great time.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Service was very good. Food was good, but can get better for the same price at other steak places in town.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a nice time, the food was decent, the waist staff polite. Noise was a bit high but there were some boisterous new year's patrons which I assume isn't the norm. We didn't know we'd have a view of the dome and arch which was a nice surprise that we were not expecting.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Waited 5 minutes at the door before anyone offered to take us to a table. We ordered a $16 bottle of wine for 3X the price at this restaurant. The waitress spilled wine on the white table cloth. The bread was standard store bought bread, you could tell it was not freshly baked. The Orichiette was standard and good, the chicken parmesan was nothing to write home about. The dessert was great, though not traditional italian dessert (no tiramisu or cannoli). Watched the new years fireworks from the table with an unobstructed view, best part of the meal. Overall, average quality and good service.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We've walked by Gio's for years on our way to Busch Stadium from the Keiner West Parking garage before the Cardinals games. So happy we stopped by for dinner before the Blues game. We were greeted and seated immediately; our server was excellent; very customer service friendly and efficient. Dinner was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a great place downtown to eat. We're looking forward to going back.

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2016

The Calemari and the wedge salad were just okay, but the risotto was good, and my wife liked her pasta too. The merlot served by the glass was very nice. Service was a little slow. It is a beautiful restaurant inside, and we could easily walk to the Blues game nearby.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2016

This place was advertised as an Italian restaurant but was really a Sports Bar! It seemed old and out dated and the bathroom was disgusting and unkept. The food was OK...nothing special. It was also advertised as having a great view but the room with the view of the Arch was closed . It was more of a Cardinal's fan hang out. Our waitress was on the other hand, very attentive and helpful!

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

great food! onion soup and pot roast was excellent!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

I had a business lunch at Gio's and they were great. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I had the special veal parmesan which was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend Gio's for business lunch for sure. I have also eaten here for dinner before a baseball game and was equally impressed.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2016

We love all of Gio's food. We visited Taormina, Sicily a few years ago and loved the Cannoli we bought there. Gio's Cannoli is authentic Taormina Cannoli.

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2.0Dined on August 31, 2016

Mediocre food, service was worse, bad experience. Embarrassing for a business meal with client.

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1.0Dined on August 27, 2016

went before cardinal game. great Italian at these prices. will go back!

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2016

We came in for my best friend's birthday, and our dinner was EXCELLENT as well as the service!! My friend had the Grilled Cesare Salad and Veal del Giorno, and I had the Wedge Salad and the Grilled Sirloin Modega. It was sooo good!! Would definitely recommend both dishes! Nice ambiance for a birthday dinner or for anytime!! Will definitely be back!!

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