IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

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589 reviews
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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. Then there's a Water Fall Room with views of Italy.
So why not a wall that's floor to ceiling wine racks? Il Bel Lago is both elegant and comfortable.
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, and so does the service. Come visit us and see for yourself.
Buon Appetito!
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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been there several times and it is always delicious. One of our favorite places to eat!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner for 2. We arrived early which is unusual for us. Waiter was attentive and informative.

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St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal from the Gabriel family! From the starters through the platter of desserts decorated to celebrate our 18th anniversary, every aspect of the meal was impeccable. The food, the wine, the service, and the ambiance were all perfect. Il Bel Lago is a favorite restaurant for our whole family!

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St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

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St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have great food and impeccable service here. They are eager to accommodate our dairy free diet

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St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual as was the service by Gina. I particularly like doing my business meetings here because the booths offer a degree of privacy.

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M
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish is so great it is always hard to choose. The servers are well trained and very attentive along with the bus boys. I would always recommend this restaurant, especially for special occasions.

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect for our date night! Incredible food and service... nice calm ambiance.

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St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Italian fair, service was good, wine selection good, nice menu selection. I'd go back.

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St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fab celebration of our friends’ engagement was complete with complementary tiramisu with well wishes

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KE
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. I’ll Bel Lago never disappoints.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We know when we take friends or family that they will have a wonderful evening. We ❤️ This restaurant so much

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H
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the meal at Il Bel Lago was outstanding. The specials were just that... special.

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere...we strongly recommend...you will not be disappointed.

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St. Louis
206 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Bel Lago. Everything was perfect, again, cannelloni, veal Parmesan, Cesar and stacked salads, wine, dessert and service. The top restaurant in St. Louis. Must try if you like Italian food.

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KC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Tables were somewhat close together. Definitely will return.

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RG
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a business lunch. Get seated in one of the “Round Nooks” and talk business in private. The lunch portions are perfect size to satisfy but not put you asleep in the afternoon. Best Chicken Parm, Veal, and Fettucini outside of the Hill.

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SW
St. Louis
46 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner, start to finish. Salads were delicious, two Cesar and one Caprese. The entrees were hot, flavorful and very delicious. The Pollo Bush was one of the best chicken dishes we have ever tasted. The Veal Uceletto was an excellent blend of peppers, and mushrooms, and the veal was fork tender. Our last dish was the Pappadelle Della Casa, also a good choice in a Bolognese sauce. We were all pleased with our choices, and plan to go back again soon.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything went perfect. Waiters were nice & attentive to my huge party of 15! We didn’t wait long for food. I ordered the president bow tie. It was rich, delicious, and fulfilling! They brought out dessert for my birthday which was a good piece of cake. I’d definitely come back next time as a intimate date or a girls’ night out on treating myself.

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MD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Staff members strive to provide great service. We are repeat customers. We were stuffed. Thanks St Louis.

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m
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

excellent food that was well worth it and delicious

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E
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday The food is always quite good.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was good but service was extremely slow

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JH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Will definitely be going back again.

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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! We love coming here and this was a quiet evening to catch up with our son visiting from college. We were in a quiet booth and the waiter didn’t rush us! Gave us some excellent suggestions for dining and all were terrific choices!

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St. Louis
68 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Some of the best Italian food in St. Louis.

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St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carmelo and Frank run a top restaurant, and consistently provide a great dining experience. The bar is convenient, not crowded, and has excellent seating if you want a more casual situation, or you're in a bit of a hurry. The dining room is elegant, but still inviting, and you can be comfortable there in jeans or a suit. The food, as always, was fantastic. The fettuccine Alfredo is the best anywhere, and the lobster ravioli is something special as well. You'll enjoy this place over and over. I would have to say it is probably my favorite place in town.

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

this was a last minute reservation for my husband and myself. we ate early in the evening on a saturday night, 6pm. when we initially walked in there was only one other party. within a matter of a half an hour, the restuarant started filling up. we loved everything we had from the ceasars salad to the veal chop and the gavi wine. really delicious and well priced. terrific hidden gem in creve coeur.

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St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best Italian restaurant in St. Louis.
I have to give it to Carmello and his staff.
They made are evening enjoyable.
The food is excellent.
For a business dinner this is the place.

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s
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On the expensive side but very tasteful and excellent service

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MG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Ordered red snapper but served swordfish because they were out but did not tell us that were out. Waiter mixed the billings up. Charged my credit card with the other couple's order.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondeful service and atmosphere for our valentines weekend dinner. The meatball appetizer could be a meal in itself, and the red sauce and pasta were amazing. Our waiter and other staff were very attentive, and it was an overall great experience. We will be back!

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K
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. My wife had the special, a red snapper dish, that was excellent and I had the osso buco off the menu. Waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Customer Service... would love to self promote them!

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AG
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect spot for a romantic evening

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WB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great date night restaurant. Fresh food, outstanding service and cozy tables. It was a little loud, but all of the tables were full. This is not a spaghetti and meatballs kind of Italian. Super fresh homemade entrees the were excellent.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went there for Valentin's Day. My wife and I had a great experience there. The only bad thing I can say about our experience is what the the lights were so dim, we had difficulty reading the menu. We had to use the light from our cell phones to read it. I looked around and we weren't the only ones. I saw others using the light on their cell phones to read the menu.
Other than that, food was great, it came out quickly. The service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place.

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p
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IL BEL LAGO is nearby and is always a treat. We love everything about it. Atmosphere is good...service is always good...not intrusive...but we feel well taken care of....food is good. We had our Valentines Lunch there. We will return.. The cloth ceiling is awesome. No complaints. We haven't had a dessert there,
so can't report on that. This was not our first time there.

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