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Charlie Gitto's

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5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043 (Marconi & Edwards)
(314) 772-8898
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 303
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    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Phenomenal Italian Food in St. Louis

Reservations are strongly recommended. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is dark, but stunning. The food was extremely fresh and old school delicious Italian. We were totally amazed at the sword fish appetizer... really fresh tasting and perfectly cooked. Wines was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations are strongly recommended. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is dark, but stunning. The food was extremely fresh and old school delicious Italian. We were totally amazed at the sword fish appetizer... really fresh tasting and perfectly cooked. Wines was delicious.

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Thank Michelle R
Poplar Bluff, MO
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner for two at Charlie Gitto's Saturday nite (Jan 16, 2016) and it was excellent. The food was excellent (swordfish was cooked perfectly, as was the rigatoni my wife had), servers and wait staff were attentive and pleasant, and the atmosphere was wonderful. Expect to spend $30 to $50 per person for entree and wine. Highly recommend.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the St. Louis area and you don't take a trip to "The Hill" to dine at Charlie Gitto's then you have missed one of the best, most pleasant and most rewarding classic Italian meals that you could have. This classic (yes, I admit I imagined Vito Corleone in the back corner!) is small and classic with... More 

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Thank drtaggart
Elizabethtown, KY
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent downtown Italian restaurant. My wife and I went to Charlie Gittos on a Saturday night when visiting St Louis. I can say that we were definitely not disappointed. This is a restaurant that has a real family owned atmosphere and character to it. The food was delicious and the people were nice. The restaurant had multiple... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I took my mom and children here for dinner. We had 5:30 reservations and we're surprised how crowded it was at that hour. We were seated at corner booth and our waiters were very attentive. I had the veal Cordon Bleu and had enough left over for meal next night. Everyone loved their meals. Great ambience - small and intimate.... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

To me this is the best Italian on the Hill in St Louis! The service was top notch, we had a reservation - which I would recommend - and only waited a couple minutes for a table on a busy night. The toasted ravioli is fantastic and the lasagna is the best I've ever had! Finish it off with a... More 

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Lowell, IN
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to this place on a whim because it was one of the few places open on a Sunday night. A few things: it is a little bit pricey and our server was a little slow, otherwise, I would have given it a full five circles for the review. We had to wait a little while for a table,... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here with dear friends for a nice dinner after a show. We enjoyed the food and drinks, the wait staff was friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere was relaxed but nice. We will definitely be back!

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Sesser, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Our family of 4 chose to go here before our Christmas celebration at the Fox theater. We had reservations and were seated right away. Our booth was a bit small but I'm a big guy. We had a great waiter. Tim was very friendly and attentive. The food was nothing short of amazing. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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Thank JohnnyQ14
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Again we visited Charlie Gitto's for dinner prior too a Rams Thursday night game. Warm atmosphere, good pours on drinks, great service by Emily, and fantastic house salad and manicotti. were the program that night. When in downtown St. Louis, this is a must place for great food at a fair price and warm setting. Staff is excellent and really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043
    (Marconi & Edwards)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighborhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: (314) 772-8898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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