IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.8
1020 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Bel Lago From The Hill. A fixture in St. Louis for 15 years now! Food is what makes an authentic restaurant great, and with its 45 years of experience from their Hill location Il Bel Lago has all the ingredients for excellence. You enter via the fountain plaza to find an open, airy lounge. Il Bel Lago is both elegant and comfortable with floor to ceiling wine racks and private dining spaces.
The Food here is as stunning as the décor. The Italian Cuisine is equal to the very best anywhere in St. Louis. Il Bel Lago's menu rates among the top Italian restaurants in St. Louis, as does the service. Come visit us and see for yourself.
Buon Appetito!
At this time we are operating under the Covid 19 restrictions. Our patio is open, and our entire menu is available for take out/curbside pick up. Limited catering is also available. Call and let us know what we can do for you!
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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as Always
Professional staff

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Brett is an awesome server. Highest recommendation and will be back.

CG
CathyG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have dined at Il Bel Lago in the past and had excellent food. This visit was disappointing in that the food looked beautiful, but lacked seasoning. It was almost as if it was accidentally left out. My salad had rusted lettuce with and off taste. I noticed others who ordered the salad did not eat it either. Gregory our waiter was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just as expected from this excellent restaurant.

CU
CU1974
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening for our date night. The veal chop was outstanding and my wife’s tortellini was very good. Both paired nicely with our superb Barolo. Highly recommended for a special night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great and the food was amazing. Will be going back!

RO
ROberta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was surprised you couldn’t get Prosecco by the bottle(only splits). We had a late dinner reservation on New Years Eve, and though the waiter was great, the pasta tasted like it had been reheated. The first salad i hot was warm…the waiter was nice and replaced it with a cold fresh caprese salad that was great. Too bad the pasta was sticky like paste and unappetizing.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was New Years Eve, food was great and atmosphere good, not as energetic as prior years but staff was exceptional and made up for that. Should have requested our special booth and will remember that for next year.

JG
vipJoanG
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice New Year’s Eve dinner with attentive service and not too much craziness!

CH
vipCHRIs
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service and outstanding food. Has become a favorite in our rotation.

MP
MichaelP
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food. Our new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious Italian food!

D
Diane711
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been to this restaurant before, but that is going to change! They have fabulous food. There is a huge menu which makes it fun but hard to choose something. Everybody there was more than satisfied with what they had. The service was great considering it was Christmas Eve with lots of people there. The special risotto of the day was fabulous, with lots of seafood in it!
We really loved the drinks like partridge in a pear tree, and the nutcracker drink was fantastic. We can’t wait to go back and try some more on the menu! Highly recommend!

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Sunny
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday time

KP
vipKPSTL
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine. They seemed a bit short-staffed but overall it was a very pleasant dinner. They always deliver a fine dining experience. And the leftovers were great a day later!

DP
DavidP
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience, always feel welcome. Tanta grazie!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything from the ambiance to the food was amazing!
I will be returning again, hopefully for happy hour, this experience was dining only.

M
vipMichael
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. They never fail to accommodate special dietary needs. Finding a restaurant that has consistency in all areas is rare these days. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
61 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
The very best Italian Restaurant I have been to.
The owner cares.
He is moving from table to table making sure everyone is taken care of.
5 Star

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating daughter

MD
vipMaddysDad
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took 15 of my employees to this restaurant having nver been before and I can't tell you how pelased Iw as from the time we walked in the door until we left two hours later. The service is top notch! Our waiter, Gerard, was terrific. He knew he menu, had great stories and couldn;t have been more pleasant to work with. The manager and the entire wait staff were just about as good as I have ever experienced. The food was outstanding and I highly recommend the veal chop parm! It was so so good.
I can't wait to take my family and get back here soon. Thank you!

FM
FatherMurphy
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 couples gathered for a Holiday lunch. Our table was in one of the private alcoves with a circular table…perfect for conversation all around. As always the wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient and the food was exceptional. The grouper special, the lasagna and a variety of entree salads were all outstanding. You simply cannot go wrong at Il Bel Lago.

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JeanneF
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! At Louis has lots of great Italian food but this was truly exceptional. Great setting. Owner greeted us and was wonderful. We have a new favorite place. Thanks so much!!

ID
IrenaD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, presentation and service!
Wonderful for special occasions or private family dinner
Thank you!

LA
vipLarryA
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregory served us. Did a fabulous job. He is one of the top 3 servers I have ever had anywhere, and I told him that.

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vipbcteats
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service

SA
vipStaceyA
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waiter was dealing with a family issue and was having a very bad day that impacted service. Despite this, We enjoyed our lunch. The food was very good!

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vipRobynC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, beautiful presentation, wonderful meals! Great dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I dined here for my birthday and let me tell you, the food was phenomenal + the service was even better!! Yum!

GC
GeorgeC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I found the service lacking. Perhaps our waiter had too many tables, but he certainly was not very attentive. I found the food fair. The side of pasta, at least was good and hot, which I like. The main entree was ordinary in taste, and the salads were dull.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area for a soccer tournament and wanted our girls to eat pasta. This restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, and the girls were able to fuel their bodies for the tournament.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint

DM
DonnaM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted pleasantly. Cocktail and wine very good. Food was prepared perfectly and portions very large. Our waiter was attentive
It was my guest's birthday and she was served a beautiful/tasty dessert

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vipAndy
St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great meal at IBL! Both service & food were excellent. That's a superb meatball!

MB
vipMitchB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience last night! Everything was really special and perfect. The service and food could not be better. We would highly recommend to anyone.

AH
AndyH
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation (6:00pm) and enjoyed service provided by Chris. He was knowledgeable about the menu and daily specials, which assisted in our dinner selection. The food was exceptional! As the evening progressed and the restaurant filled, it was easy to carry on table conversation, which is important to me being hearing impaired.
We will return!

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vipKaskaskia77
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The snapper was a special and was done perfectly with a crab stuffing.

J
Joanne
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was very pleasant to enjoy "fine dining" again. We were very pleased with everything. We'll be back again--we're thinking of inviting our dinner club to join us there in the future.

FAQs

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 994-1080.

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill is rated 4.8 stars by 1020 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.