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About IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

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!

11631 Olive Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63141
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
City Place Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 994-1080

Website:
http://ilbellago.com/

Entertainment:
Weekends Only live entertainment.

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:
Event Coordinator: (877) 912-0526

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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IL Bel Lago - From the Hill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
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Business Meals (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious. Always have a good meal at this restaurant. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Prompt seating, efficient and knowledgeable staff, great wine list, wonderful food.... will go back!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. This restaurant is a great place to meet with 2-3 couples. There were 6 of us a round table is perfect. Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Menu offered many, intriguing options, plus daily specials. Food was delicious. Try not to be deterred by crowded parking lot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

While the food was good, it did not match the price point.

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food3
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent meal and great time!!! Always fun and excellent food!!!

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food5
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food and wine, good service as well

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Family pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Requested private area. Was given private room for 8. Great service with Ray. Very good food. Thank you.

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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I brought my best friend here for her birthday dinner. We both love this place. The food here is amazing! Top notch!

Our waiter's name was Eric. He made us feel like we should be in a hurry. He would stop by our table quickly to see how everything was and then quickly go off to the next table. I don't know if he was handling too many tables or what. We were not in a hurry, we were there to have a nice relaxing meal. Again, we have been here before and have NEVER, EVER had a problem with our waiter. Maybe Eric was having an "off night"?!

What Eric lacked, Aldo made up for. Aldo always made sure we had everything we needed and took the time to actually talk with us. We both wished Aldo could have been our waiter instead.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a great dinner! We enjoy Steve as our waiter, every visit! But we do miss the music in the bar!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is our favorite spot for special occasions - everything is done so well, and Carmello makes everyone feel special as he cruises the dining room. We both had veal dishes which were excellent - as was the lobster ravioli appetizer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was very good. A little dark and hard to read the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

All around a nice place with exceptional service. However, when at an Italian restaurant, stick with Italian food. The filet was subpar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food3
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Enjoyed our anniversary. The waiter was great and my wife loved the margarita it was cozy and relaxing great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our waiter really did a great job. Outstanding service, great food, great atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for a better place to take my wife on a date.

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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Il BeL Lago-gets a rating of 10. My girlfriend and I visit many of the top restaurants around St. Louis and we score them 1-10. Over the past 2 years we have visited 30 restaurants, some of the ones we scored 10.0 we would go back 2 or 3 times to make sure it was just a "lucky night". Of those 30 times we have dined at il Bel Lago 3 times and everytime we scored them a well deserved 10. The food, drinks and service is outstanding. Tippy 2

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Italian food here. Always a good time. Highly recommended.

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food5
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service3
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The vegetarian risotto is wonderful. Our waiter forgot to bring olive oil & parmesan for the bread. Their very plain white Italian bread isn't worth the calories anyway so no biggie.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Was visiting friends and family in Saint Louis and selected this restaurant for it's location and menu. It really exceeded my expectations. They were so accommodating to our group of 7 cousins and placed us in a niche that allowed us to converse in a quiet area. The server was awesome and the daily specials were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will plan to eat there again on my next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great eating establishment. Don't let the strip mall location put you off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Our waiter was awesome, very nice , food was delicious, will come back for sure!

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food4
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service5
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a very good meal. the only problem was there was a person at the next table that was load and she frequently used a words I would not use in front of my kids. We could hear every word she was saying. If I want to hear that I will go to the tavern and not take my wife.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food4
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was a busy Saturday night at 1900. The host and waiters appeared to be stressed. Our waiter was very good, but also overwhelmed. We had ordered a side vegetable instead of a salad, and that was apparently not what they are used to. We had to ask and remind the waiter and it came late. We ordered two of the specials, one veal, one fish. The veal was good, but the fish was dry, and just not very tasty. The wine and dessert were fine.

Basically, I think we just hit the peak rush hour, and it was more than the staff could handle. Overall it was adequate.

Tags: Business Meals
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food3
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been here probably a couple dozen times, so obviously highly recommend this restaurant. Tonight, we both had the stuffed swordfish special (stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat) and it was outstanding.

If you like cannelloni, this place has the best.

Once again, service was excellent. No open tables, but not rushed and not slow. Perfect.

A couple glasses of wine, cannelloni appetizer, two salads, two entrees, gelato for dessert, $150 including tip.

We always go here when we want to be certain we will have a good experience.

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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First visit to restaurant and everything was wonderful - food, service, atmosphere!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Celebrated my 36th birthday at the restaurant and had a excellent time. Excellent food and excellent service!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Classy, soothing interior, without being pretentious. Service was exceptional and owner/manager was unobtrusively present from the beginning to the end of dinner. The house salad was simply delectable. I had the veal special, which was very good, although quite salty for my taste.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food and ambience was what we were looking for, the host came to our servers rescue many times so overall everything worked out great, but our server could have been better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Il Bel Ago was not what I expected to find in a suburban strip mall. The service was top notch. The food was delicious. There is a beautiful water wall separating some of the dining areas. Our waiter provided food recommendations to go with the wine we ordered and his recommendation was a perfect pairing. The Caesar salad was great. The stuffed swordfish (a special) was delicious. We split a cannoli for dessert and it was amazing. The only disappointment was the coffee service. There was no turbinado sugar, which would be expected at this level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We had a private room for our group of 11 which was wonderful. Later in the meal, the group on the other side of our partition became more noisy and it was difficult for us to hear one another as well.

The food was excellent in taste, presentation and creativity. Could not be happier with the meals and the service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious pasta with Bolonese and George Bush chicken. We will be back for more.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We had our retirement dinner for our CEO, and they impressed us at every turn. Ask for a alcove in rear of restaurant, they are private but you still feel the vibe from the restaurant. We had a risotto for first course with porcini and some kind of cheese, that was very good. Brett was our server, he really made our boss feel special.
The restaurant brought over a round of Limoncello at the end to toast, the evening could not of been better. Kudos to Bel Lago.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We loved this restaurant the last time we went, but this time it was very disappointing. My husband ordered calamari and smelts (appetizer) which came without any smelts. I ordered a caprese salad which came with two very tiny pieces of cheese and several grape tomatoes cut in halves. OUr entrees were fine, but I am not planning to return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were seated immediately, and the servers were both knowledgeable and kind. The specials were excellent, and the recommendations that we tried worked out very well. I would definitely return, especially when we could order a full bottle of wine versus just the glass :).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 11, 2017

My new favorite restaurant. Anyone who hasn't been to Il Bel Lago should go there for a real treat.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food is excellent, the service good but the atmosphere in the bar lacks style and class. The dining area is fine. In short, the food out classes the atmosphere.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great Italian, very authentic southern cuisine. Made a great appetizer sampler for us. Waiter informed us that we could choose 1/2 orders of pasta for one full portion. Great sampler idea. Nice little wine list hits all the bases, and price points.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I, and my significant other, have now eaten at this restaurant 3 times. All of the meals have been excellent.

The ambiance is nice and it's quiet enough that a party of 4 can hold a decent conversation.

I would highly recommend this Italian restaurant for those eating in St. Louis.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food is always outstanding. Highly recommended.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 14, 2017

It was a wonderful evening celebrating our 20th anniversary! Dinner was wonderful and service was excellent! We were well taken care of! And we enjoyed tiramisu on the house to celebrate! A perfect date night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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