About Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'

5226 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' has been a St. Louis dining tradition for over 25 years. The restaurant boasts a menu of Italian favorites including pasta, veal & chicken entrees plus delicious steaks & seafood specialties.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Marconi & Edwards

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(314) 772-8898

Website:
http://www.charliegittos.com/

Catering:
Full catering service. Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Valet service offered on Saturdays.

Executive Chef:
Charlie Gitto Jr.

Private Party Facilities:
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' can accommodate private dining for up to 100 guests.

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private banquet space available to accomodate 10- 100 people. Please call for details

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Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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The beef ravioli and veal cordon blue we ...

vip
Dined 12 hours ago

The beef ravioli and veal cordon blue were excellent. The Caesar salad was delicious. If you're even thinking about dessert have the Italian cream cake. Wonderful!

food5
ambience5
service5

This is my favorite restaurant in Missou ...

Dined 4 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Missouri. The food is amazing but the service is second to none.

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fabulous

Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed date night at Charlie Gitto's. The French onion soup was wonderful. I had the chicken spedini & my husband had the veal parmigiano. Both dishes were excellent. We finished the meal with tiramisu - we didn’t need desert, but we couldn't resist. The servers were attentive without being too hovering. Overall the dining experience was exceptional!! Thank you Charlie Gitto's.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service3

Absolutely delicious! 😍

Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious! 😍

food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Restaurant Week find and bucket list COMPLETE!

Dined 7 days ago

Found out that Charlie Gitto's was participating in The Hill Restaurant Week and what a perfect way to support a charity AND be able to dine in a local treasure spot. Fresh pasta, wonderful sauce, it was worth the hype. We even had a server accidentally discard a side dish we were hoping to save for later and it was replaced so customer service was really wonderful. Worth the 40 minute drive on a work night and did not disappoint!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Our waiter went out of his way to make o ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

Our waiter went out of his way to make our visit memorable.We told him that it was our first visit to the St.Louis area so it was his job to make us feel welcome and he did.He was very knowledgeable about the food in general and the specials too.He knew wine and made good recommendations.He treated my grandson like he was an important part of the meal...not just a kid at the table.i would recommend this for lunch or dinner..great local flare.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Saeting

Dined on April 23, 2016

As good as this restaurant is, the seating in the main dining room is crowded. Wish they would take out a couple of tables from this area.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Very enjoyable evening. Charlie Gitto's ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Very enjoyable evening. Charlie Gitto's is 2nd to none in terms of service and helping patrons feel welcome and appreciated. This is an especially great spot for a special occasion. My food was great and the healthy filet of sea bass was perfectly done. My wife had the chicken nuncio and said it was good - not great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, Great service

Dined on April 23, 2016

My husband and I had a great date night at Charlie Gitto's. We were given a choice of inside or on the patio. We chose the patio. The weather and ambiance was perfect. The garlic toast was excellent. We definitely understand why it is a signature item. The Caesar salad, lasagna and cannelloni were wonderful. I highly recommend the Italian cream cake. So good! We will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Great night out with family

Dined on April 23, 2016

We had a very good experience for this family night out. The quality of the food was outstanding and our service was very good. We sat inside, although I would recommend outdoors if the weather is agreeable. I highly recommend the toasted ravioli. It was tender and delicious. I had a simple linguini and clams, which was good, but not awesome. Also, the portion sizes should be a bit larger, especially considering the prices - which were on the high side.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great veal

Dined on April 23, 2016

Gittos knows how to fix every kind of veal, from the simply difficult piccata to the lush nunzio style. Waiters excellent, bussing excellent, one little glitch with the server. Classy, solid Italian food. We'll be back.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Never Disapoints

Dined on April 23, 2016

It was everything I come to expect from from a four star dinning experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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ambience5
service5
value5

Good Food and Service, but...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Great food and service, but watch out if you have separate checks. We didn't see anything on the menu, but if you ask for separate check, the server will automatically add in 20% gratuity. This is normally what we give for excellent service. Fortunately, the service was excellent, but would have objected had it not been so. The calamari is outstanding as well as the lobster filled ravioli.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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Todd was our server and he was exception ...

Dined on April 12, 2016

Todd was our server and he was exceptional! Very knowledgeable about both the food and wine list.

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Glass of water never went dry! Food was ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Glass of water never went dry! Food was amazing!

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service5
value5

Great experience

Dined on April 9, 2016

We will most certainly visit this establishment again.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
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Fantastic service and friendly staff. Th ...

Dined on April 4, 2016

Fantastic service and friendly staff. The food was amazing as usual.

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value5

Derek Andrasko and company are the finest! Perfect

Dined on April 2, 2016

Can never go wrong at Charlie Gitto's on the Hill, Derek Andrasko is the Handler I prefer at the front of the operation. The waiters are awesome, outdoor seating in good weather is great, Bar is pretty although I never sit there! They do what it takes, always our go to when we need redemption.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

Delicious food

Dined on April 2, 2016

Our food was phenomenal- seafood pasta and the swordfish special. A little dark for my liking, service was very good until it came time to leave.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
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Lovely dining experience. Timothy was ou ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Lovely dining experience. Timothy was our waiter and he was excellent. His wine recommendation was superb.

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Good Experience

Dined on March 27, 2016

Good food and great service. Dining area was too dark for my taste.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Best steak ever!

Dined on March 27, 2016

As always they never disappoint with food. The hostess was friendly Our service was slow at first but improved as brunch went on

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great experience

Dined on March 26, 2016

Everyone was very friendly and the food was excellent

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food! Don our sever was impeccable ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Great food! Don our sever was impeccable down to the last detail

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exceptional Italian Food and Ambiance

Dined on March 24, 2016

From the moment we stepped in the door we were treated with respect and cared for like the owner would be. Our server, Tomas, was exceptional with knowledge of the menu and specials. All attending staff were careful and courteous in taking care of every need. The food was absolutely fantastic, lasagna was perfect and the Caesar salad was the best I've ever eaten. Anytime we're in St. Louis we will be sure to make this one of our destinations.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Pricey, but well executed.

Dined on March 24, 2016

Charlie Gitto's has a romantic ambience, impeccable service, and great food. Sure, it's expensive, but the experience is wonderful. A perfect date night location.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

CHARLIE GITTO'S

Dined on March 22, 2016

Great meal and great service from our waiter Timothy.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Fantastic evening at Charlie Gitto's

Dined on March 20, 2016

We were visiting a local college with our daughter and a friend and a native STL friend of mine suggested visiting Charlie Gitto's. From the minute we checked in, the service was outstanding. I have a GF allergy and our waiter brought out the cook to discuss menu items with me. All four of our entrees and salads were fantastic as were the deserts the youngsters inhaled. The ambiance was of an historic neighborhood treasure. We would return in a heartbeat .

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great food and waiter!

Dined on March 20, 2016

We had a great meal and a tremendous waiter. Service was second to none.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything was perfect!

Dined on March 19, 2016

Nice selection of food and wine. Service and dinner was excellent!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great!

Dined on March 19, 2016

As always...we had yet another wonderful dining experience. The food was great and our server and the entire wait staff was as attentive as ever. They say you get what you pay for, and at Charlie Gitto's they always make sure that you get even more than you pay for. Thanks again for another wonderful evening.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Very awesome staff, loved it.

Dined on March 15, 2016

Went for our 8 year anniversary and we had an excellent time. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing meal!

Dined on March 14, 2016

Never miss an opportunity to eat at The Hill in St. Louis! This was the best meal in the area we've ever had. We'll be back next time we're in town!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Italian Food for a Birthday Party

Dined on March 13, 2016

On Sunday Evening , we celebrated my wife's birthday at Charlie Gitto's. I called two days ahead and told them we would have five adults and four children. They set us up in a beautiful room by ourselves but not secluded from the other patrons. Our waiter, Todd, was great along with the rest of the staff. The drinks and bread were quickly brought out. Our food was correctly prepared, piping hot, and delicious. They brought out a Birthday Cake for my wife. It was a Great Evening that we all enjoyed.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

All around great

Dined on March 13, 2016

Excellent food, very good service. Would highly recommend

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Nice place

Dined on March 12, 2016

Overall a nice place but the tables were very close to each other and the noise level was a bit too high to call it a "romantic" dining experience.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Experience Every Time

Dined on March 12, 2016

This restaurant never lets me down, each experience is better than the last. Their service is amazing and the food comes out hot and cooked to perfection. The front desk is friendly and professional. This is by far my favorite place to dine on the hill.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

touristy

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Was told we "had" to go here for the best Italian food. It was great, but the steak that we had was the stuff dreams are made of. Yup, we got the fried ravioli...and you gotta do that if you're a tourist. It is kinda kitschy and touristy...but again, my husband and I will be talking about that steak for a long time to come!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome GO!

Dined on March 6, 2016

The host was amazing and caring, the servers and bar tenders were absolutely amazing this was a great find for us!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Pleasant dinner

Dined on March 5, 2016

The food is good but not great--among the four of us only the pasta special was truly special (perfectly made and prepared.) The service was pretentious which I find very unappealing. It is a pleasant stop when we are in town and want to eat a dependable meal on The Hill.

Tags: neighborhood gem

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