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IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.6
448 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Il Bel Lago From The Hill. A fixture in St. Louis for 10 years now! Food is what makes an authentic restaurant great, and with its 40 years of excellence from their Hill location Il Bel Lago has all the ingredients for greatness. There's a Water Fall wall. How about a wall that's floor to ceiling wine racks. Il Bel Lago is one of the most attractive restaurants in St Louis. The Food here is as stunning as the decor.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. In terms of service? No One does it better! Buon Appetito!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 994-1080
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Gabriele
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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!
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (877) 912-0526
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
City Place Dr.
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Entertainment
Weekends Only live entertainment.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 448 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Other than the fact that the glassware on the table needed to be replaced because it had lipstick and fingerprints on it, everything else was very good - food and service very good!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant and we had another outstanding experience at Bel Lago. Halibut special and veal parmigiana were the entrees. Service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We forgot how excellent the food is. Awesome service. Truly one of our favorites.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very average and not much flavor...

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A very good experience with the 6 of us in 1 of the round, semi-private dining rooms with great service, great food and good value!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Both food and service have been better previously.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is outstanding at Bel Lago. Never a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best tortellini in St Louis. Good drinks and nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding meals, exemplary service. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The server was good, but the bus boys were outstanding. One of us made a comment about wanting parmesan cheese, and the bus boy was right there with it. We hadn't even asked! He had overheard the remark.
Service and food were excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Continues to be one of the best places in town, without the drive downtown. If you haven't experienced it, you need to!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Continues to be one of our favorite places to dine. Both owners greeted us during our visit.
The food is some of the best in the area. Always good food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time dining at this restaurant with my wife for date night. We weren't disappointed. Food was fabulous, service was on point and friendly. We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love this place! The service was great and the people are wonderful!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food is always great, taste and presentation. This was a business lunch, we did have a more private area to make our business presentation. However our server wasn't as professional as we have had n the past. I did want to point that out. Nothing glaring, just not what we usually have as a server.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always delicious, great Italian food in West County w/o having to drive down to the Hill in South St. Louis!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We loved the food and the service was fantastic! This is our new favorite Italian restaurant.
Moderately priced as well!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We made a short notice reservation on a rainy night. The staff greeted us warmly and the service along with the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always outstanding at Bel Lago's, but they outdid themselves tonight. We had the specials, grouper and osso bucco. Both were exceptional. Service was great as well. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Went to Bel Lago after seeing Star Wars. Service was spectacular and the food was wonderfully prepared and very very good. Ambiance in the restaurant was very romantic despite the strip mall location. Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a wonderful meal at Il Bel Lago last evening. Food was outstanding the the service was top notch. Our server, John, made us feel at home immediately. He was professional, friendly and make sure everything went perfectly. We both had cannelloni and a mushroom risotto as an appetizer and they were both delicious. We split a egg plant salad based on our server's recommendation and it was equally as wonderful. My wife enjoyed her Champagne Chicken while I enjoyed the Filet for our main courses. They were delicious and we finished them both even though we were stuffed! They have a nice wine list with plenty of top notch choices. Restaurant was busy, but it was still quiet and romantic. The owner checked on us (and others) frequently to make sure all was well. Always a good sign. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A party in the private room was quite noisy. Was difficult to hear server's telling of specials. As room is open, no way to avoid this

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place...food was excellent and the service was superb!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I ordered several different dishes between the appetizers different salads in different entrees. Everything was absolutely amazing the flavors are unbelievable and overall experience was fantastic we are looking forward to going there again and again and again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a perfect meal here.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent until the end of our dinner. It took 20 minutes to get the bill and our food that was wrapped for take home. I think they were slammed all at once and I’ll give them a break. We’ll definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This reservation was for Valentine's Day, 6pm. Arrived and seated immediately. Server was Ray, who did a very good job, didn't hover, paid attention. We had the special of the day, Grouper ($40) and the President Regan Bowtie ($20ish) glass of wine, 3 beers, calamari and smelts appetizer($13). Total cost with tip $129. Not horrible for a special occasion. The pasta was very good. The Grouper was bland by itself, but when eaten with the sauce(which you are supposed to do) it was good as well. Was it worth $40? Probably. The appetizer only had 3 smelts, but a large serving of calamari. Toward the bottom of the plate the pieces were a bit oily, but that is to be expected. Overall, I would recommend this place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dining experience. Food was excellent. Service great. Great looking dining room. Very nice!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Celebrating a birthday but didn't want gooey dessert. Waiter brought strawberries-fantastic!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We love this restaurant and invited friends to join us last week; all was great except the waiter seemed to be in a big hurry to close out the evening. It was only a little past 8:00 pm and he came by our table three times in 10 min checking his watch.....we all picked up on it and wrapped up our evening earlier than we wished. Left the wrong impression for our friends.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

The server was outstanding, and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Il Bel Ago never disappoints! Another wonderful meal, great service, and great ambiance! My wife and I have often dined there, and this time we brought the little ones. They loved the cheese pizza while we got to enjoy our delicious adult entrees and a great glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent !
One of the best Italian in St. Louis!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food. Outstanding service. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food & service from this Clayton restaurant. Easy free parking & friendly staff make this a great spot in the Clayton food scene

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service was not. The server took drink orders, deliveree the drinks and was not seen again for over 20 minutes. No bread...nothing. When this was pointed oit his response was "well, we're busy." No apology, nothing done to try to make it up. Just move on to ordering food.
Also he promised dishes in certain ways then delivered very different food. Example my difficult, off the menu ordering sister, was told he would bring her broccoli, baby squash mix with --per her request- -No cheese...and with no explanantion he brought carrots and green beans. Sprinkled liberally with cheese. Again when pointed out - no apology, discussed getting her something else but she was "fed up" and didn't want to wait any longer at that point.
What food we got was skillfully prepared, tasty, if a bit pricier than a true restaurant on the Hill.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding Italian food at Bel Lago. Meatball appetizer, stacked salad, caprese salads were all excellent. Cannelloni and lobster entrees outstanding. The cannelloni is the best in the city. First class service as always. This is the top Italian restaurant in St. Louis.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This is the second time I have been to Il Bel Lago and enjoyed everything too much! I really want to go back and order the same pasta. It was a lot more enjoyable then Charlie Gittos in Chesterfield which has failed me twice.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We were initially seated closest to the restaurant outer door which was very cold. We did request to be moved to another table which we did and then everything was wonderful. One suggestion would be to have a curtain hung between the lobby and the dining area.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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