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Charlie Gitto's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Hill
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5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043 (Marconi & Edwards)
+1 314-772-8898
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Palm Bay, Florida
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934 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started going to this restaurant back in 1974. Whenever we go to St. Louis we try to take in their wonderful meals. Our server, Tim, was simply delightful and very knowledgeable regarding their wines. Excellent drinks, veal marsala and homemade Italian cheese cake!

Thank Ronald G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pasta was ok, nothing really special, very clean and service was great. Good selection of wines, especially if you like Italian white wines.

Thank Kevin C
Montvale, New Jersey
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Italian comfort food served in an inviting, if dated, space. Service was attentive and pleasant. Caesar salad was delicious as was the shrimp and garlic appetizer. The lobster ravioli was not the best I've ever had, but it was good. The cognac cream sauce seemed a bit too thin, and the ravioli a bit bland. The desert (we sampled... More 

Thank BusinessTripper125
Swansea, Illinois
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519 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just good Italian food, it's good food all around. From the bread to the salad to the main and on to dessert it is and stays great. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers, salads, mains, as well as off the menu specials. Hard to find a more consistent experience or meal. The service is top... More 

Thank David F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food, pricey but worth every cent. The service is outstanding. Having a reservation was helpful. The place was busy, but there was no wait. We will be coming back many times in the future.

Thank Chris K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. Our water glasses were always topped off. The waiter was knowledgeable on the specials. The cannelloni is the best on The Hill!!

Thank Karen O
Bloomington, Illinois
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been 15 years since I had eaten here, but it still remains one of the best restaurants in St. Louis. The service was timely, yet not annoying. The waiter was knowledgeable and was able to recommend various pairings of dishes, salads, drinks, etc. He handled a large group of 10 folks with ease. They do carry some craft or... More 

Thank MUTigerInIL
Midlothian, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three generations - all loved the food and the service. Gratis dessert for the birthday girl! Loved the toasted ravioli appetizer.

Thank Grammy321
St. Louis, MO
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant on The Hill has rustic charm, but could probably use a few updates. I've dined at many restaurants on The Hill and found the prices at Charlie Gitto's to be on the high side. I was hoping the chicken/artichoke ravioli would have more "bite" and be less "ground up". Couldn't really decipher the artichoke and chicken flavors.... More 

Thank donnaopfer
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a first visit to this restaurant which comes very highly rated on TripAdvisor. One of two entrees was well liked. Salad was average. Dessert was average. Although service was generally good, the entrees arrived as salad was being finished, which gives a rushed feeling. Drinks fine. The room was drafty and on the cold side. So overall, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043
    (Marconi & Edwards)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-8898

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