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IL Bel Lago - From the Hill, St. Louis, MO

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.7
4.7
1492 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 50 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 994-1080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Frank Gabriele
  • Private party facilities
    We can host your personal dinners, and we have private dining rooms to host any event. Let us take care of your next dining experience…we guarantee you will become a fan!
  • Private party contact
    carmelo Gabriele: (314) 994-1080
  • Neighborhood
    Creve Coeur
  • Cross street
    City Place Dr.
  • Parking details
    Surface parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Weekends Only live entertainment.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 1,492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Good for groups

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

1,492 Reviews
  1. Lifter

    St. Louis

    272 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    272 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Veal and fish specials always good choices. Top restaurant in St. Louis. Highly recommended.

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  2. Lisa

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omg, where do I start? Service was amazing and attentive and swift - thank you, John and crew! The caprese salad was delightful. I am not a fan of raw tomatoes in general (lifelong issue, haha), and a good caprese is literally the only way I eat raw tomatoes. I adore mozzarella di buffalo. This caprese falls into the "I would eat seconds" category. John offered to do off-menu options for our young daughter, but she happily ate the sausage and goat cheese flatbread. My husband had a veal special that was delicious, and I had the Tortellini di Vitello. This was literally the most delicious tortellini I have ever had. I lived in Italy for several years as a kid/teenager and grew up in Europe in general, so I have eaten many, many versions of tortellini. This put them all to shame. I let my husband try one and he said he's getting it next time. I let my daughter try some of the sauce with the table bread (also delicious) and she kept asking for more dips of the bread (la scarpetta - if you know, you know!). So we decided to go ahead and make a reservation for our 11th wedding anniversary dinner in a couple of weeks. We can't wait to go again! The only dilemma for me is do I go with the perfection of that tortellini again, or do I try something new? A great situation to be in! Grazie a tutti!

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  3. Pkpnthr

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bartender, great food, great service, easy access !

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  4. MollyP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I came here as a late wedding present, and it was such a wonderful experience. Our waiter John was attentive and had expert recommendations, the atmosphere was lovely, and the food was better than some I had while in Italy. 10/10 recommend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant…server was fantastic and the food was delicious. Will definitely be on our list of favorites.

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  6. LarryF

    St. Louis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinning experience I’ve ever had. Food was amazing, waiter, Greg was on point. Taking my son’s rehearsal dinner to this place in July.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Food and service are always great. Not a chain. Family owned.

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  8. Queenoftravel

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous as always and service was also excellent. A wonderful dinner experience.

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  9. Lovegoodfood

    Alabama

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience!! The food was excellent and the service was top notch! Ray is a great server that really describes the dishes and offers great selections. A restaurant doesn’t make the address book in my phone if it’s not great, this one did!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great but we felt a little rushed to order when it was only 8:00

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  11. ChuckP

    St. Louis

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, as usual! Veal Saltimbocca was the special and was cooked and presented perfectly. Our go to restaurant...

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food as always. Wait staff helpful and efficient. Love this place

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  13. FunFoodie

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary. It was a spectacular meal and a great experience. Everything we had was absolutely delicious!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Meal try the Veal Saltimbocca best I ever had.

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  15. Jschneidee

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I brought a group of business associates for dinner. I have a severe gluten allergy (celiacs) and made mention, on the side, to the server as I didn't want to make a big deal of it. When my caprese salad came it had crustinis or some kind of bread on the plate. I sent it back, obviously as I CANNOT eat bread, and the server was not apologetic nor did he really care. The owner or manager removed my plate and returned within seconds with I'm certain the same plate with the bread taken off. Then when my surf and turf meal came it had fried onions on top. Again, I cannot have the breading, so as much as I wanted to return it I didn't and brushed them off. I did not want to make a big deal and ruin my guests experience. I could not believe that such a simple request to remove items that contain gluten from my meal was so obviously disregarded and ignored. Not only that, the management and the server didn't care. To say that I was upset is an understatement. I will NOT be returning anytime soon! I eat at many restaurants on their caliber all over St. Louis and Il Bel Lago should be embarrassed. I understand mistakes happen, but my entire meal was messed up and the lack of caring was inexcusable not to mention that I am in extreme pain and have severe GI issues as a result.
    IL Bel Lago - From the HillResponded on March 12, 2024
    Let me apologize for our failure not to follow instructions on your gluten allergy. I will share this with your server and he will be suspended for not following instructions. I assure you that Bread was just not removed. I know how my Chef works and they had fresh salad made. The Breaded onion is more of a garnishment that I am going to remove from garnishment options. Again allow me to apologize for our failure. We have been in business for 50 years and the reason is that we do care and we follow instructions. Last night we failed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, I got the veal saltimbocca on special with the spinach salad and it all was delicious. Our waitress was so nice and on top of our service. Loved this place and would definitely recommend.

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  17. Pkpnthr

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best around, whether you want happy hour or amazing dinner! Or both!!

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  18. Rgoodluck

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was outstanding - like always! Thank you

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  19. Lifter

    St. Louis

    272 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    272 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are many good restaurants in the St. Louis area, this is the best.

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  20. Sunny

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined with a small group of friends & we all enjoyed our meals, service & ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant. I ordered the sea bass special of the day & it did not disappoint.

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  21. Amyw

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time. I got the chicken Parmesan. The food, service and ambiance are all excellent and I can’t wait to go again!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good and the service was great. We've had that waiter before and he's always done a great job.

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  23. AnneB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except the bread. It's a small thing but when done right it is memorable. I'm not sure how a kitchen that prepares such excellent dishes can offer bread, partly stale, alongside them. I just won't eat it next time because I will be back. Very lovely atmosphere and wonderful service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is elegant and the food is fabulous. We will be back.

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  25. MarvinB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went there for Valentine's Day. Even though they were busy, service was great, food came out on time, and it was reasonable priced. This is one of our special occasions restaurant.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an outstanding Valentine evening. We started with The Meatball It was so tasty. Split Francesco Salad with hot Eggplant over the Fresh Mozzarella. For Dinner Ossobuco that melted in your mouth. My wife had the CBass that was habit forming. The service was professional in a very busy setting. Chris our server was Excellent

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  27. David

    St. Louis

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine's Day Dinner. Obligatory meal with the spouse. Server was great and ambiance was solid - it was crowded with couples and you got the vibe. I had the lobster bisque and it was a little spicy, but I liked that. I also had a cocktail, as did my wife. I had a veal chop and my wife had the special, Chilean Sea Bass. My chop was a little tough (i asked for medium rare), but I figured with the rush, the kitchen might have had these made ahead of time. My wife's sea bass was incredible and she was on cloud 9, which is what matters to me. She had the tiramisu, and she enjoyed that. It is a nice restaurant, but I have only been on corporate dinners. We will be back when it is a little less hectic.

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  28. DaleV

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Carmelo is a great host, service is top notch, and food is very good Italian fare. It can be a hopping place, but not too noisy. Easy to have a conversation. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

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  29. TomC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time there, not sure what took us so long to try them out. Nice large bar with additional seating. Dining area was nice. Our server Gregory, was excellent and we will certainly request to be seated in his area again. The food was great and we’re looking forward to returning soon to try more of the menu.

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  30. TheCoco

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times and it has always been a great experience. We can’t wait to go back.

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  31. JustinG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Service was prompt and professional. Nice overall experience.

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  32. null

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful but main course came out way too quickly after our salads. We felt rushed

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  33. Diner57

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great. Noise level was very high and made it difficult to talk. Waiter was assigned too many tables. So service was slow. Would not go on Saturday night again.

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  34. JoeM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a reasonable price. Owner and waiter were attentive and service always impeccable. Great ambience

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  35. LorenzoS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and with perfect ambience, music, everything

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  36. simplyreddish

    St. Louis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Celebrating a birthday here is always a pleasure. Dairy free dessert was good too

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grouper special with lobster was unbelievable. And both of the pastas that are table ordered were delicious. It was an excellent experience all the way around.

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  38. TillyF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic atmosphere, and great food. A wonderful date night experience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal, loved our waiter Brett! The ambiance is lovey. A hidden fine dining gem in CreveCoeur!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh grouper sautéed was excellent! Service and food was outstanding

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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 4.7 stars by 1492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

11631 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141

Additional information

  • Cross street
    City Place Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Creve Coeur
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Surface parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frank Gabriele
  • Entertainment
    Weekends Only live entertainment.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 994-1080
  • Private party facilities
    We can host your personal dinners, and we have private dining rooms to host any event. Let us take care of your next dining experience…we guarantee you will become a fan!
  • Private party contact
    carmelo Gabriele: (314) 994-1080
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