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5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041 (Marconi)
+1 314-772-5958
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Giovanni's on the Hill is one of the best restaurants to eat in St. Louis. The salmon and Caesar salad were absolutely delicious. The service is fantastic and the ambiance is soothing. Valet parking is available.The waiters are very attentive and provide fantastic service without being annoying. Cannot wait to go back and get the salmon and Caesar salad again.

Thank nmmolly2015
Champaign, Illinois
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here because Charlie Gitto's was a 45 minute wait and it was a good decision. We were wearing jeans and most everyone else was in slacks and button-ups or dresses. The wait staff was in suit and tie. But we still were warmly welcomed and seated right away. If you're in a hurry, I wouldn't recommend coming here,... More 

Thank Sarann1223
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem we found! I have to travel to St. Louis on business generally once a year and since we first found Giovanni's, be sure to stop there each visit. Old school fine dining Italian ... like table side finishes and dressings made. Also all of the waiters are in tuxedos to add to the charm. The food, did... More 

Thank jennifercarroll3
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food is absolutely amazing, ambiance astounding, service is magnficent, but what I love most are the Cannolis! They are out of this world. I would definitely recommend Giovanni's to everyone!

Thank MarquetteC_13
Houston, Texas
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293 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

White table clothes, waiters in tuxedos, sort of a high-end decor, but good Italian food for a decent price all things considered. Downside is the lack of parking and needing to find street parking in the Hill neighborhood.

Thank Wedgewood
Saint Louis, Missouri
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186 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I will start off with the service was very slow and at the beginning I asked for an iced tea that forgotten until I reminded our waiter. I was nervous that we picked not a good restaurant. Atmosphere is very old school Italian restaurant, dim lighting (so everyone looks good, great date spot), and very nice. The food was amazing... More 

Thank 598Storm598
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Giovanni's is a charming old establishment nestled in an area called Little Italy. The food is authentic Italian and very good. The experience is kind of like being in Italy (which I have visited). This restaurant is not very handicap friendly. The area was built in a time before parking lots - so you have to find a place on... More 

Thank Vetskidog
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It's getting more difficult to find "old school" restaurants, but Giovanni's is still one. A formal environment with tuxedoed waiters. I had the shrimp scampi and it was delicious! However, if you like strawberries, you MUST have Strawberries Semifreddo for dessert. It was one of the best desserts I have ever had! Giovanni's has been frequented by many celebrities, whose... More 

Thank Noel S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Giovanni's is a staple on The Hill. The restaurant's setting was nice with dim lighting, large mirrors, and beautiful chandeliers. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and did not make you feel stupid for asking questions about the food for I was not familiar with fine dining. As for the food, the food was good. I had lamb while my... More 

Thank NeedtoTravelmore123
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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265 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I were recreating our wedding night in Saint Lewis. We choose Giovanni's on the hill. James was our waiter and an excellant food guide. We like to ask the waiter the specialities and order them. Their signature Cannelloni was served hot table side and was beyond delicious, our main course was their Veal Spidini special. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-5958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?