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“Great Italian Gem located in Downtown STL” 5 of 5 stars
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Charlie Gitto's
5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043 (The Hill)
(314) 772-8898
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Ranked #20 of 2,361 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi & Edwards
Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Italian Gem located in Downtown STL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Food was great, Prices were AWESOME to the pocket, and the bartender (Candace) was very friendly. Order the calamari and italian sausage....great selections. Will definitely return if ever in the area.

Visited March 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great night on the Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We made a quick trip down to St. Louis to visit my son and his girlfriend. Charlie Gittos is the third or fourth place we have eaten on the Hill, and was by far the best. The food was very good (as is the case throughout the hill) but it was the atmosphere and the service that made the difference. From the moment we walked in unitl the second we walked out, we were met with incredible service and and just a great experience overall. I would highly recommend Charlie Gittos to anyone looking for a great Italian experience on the hill.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Key West, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good Italian food and in downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

If your in downtown St Louis and don't want to get out and go to the hill, this is your restaurant. The minute you walk in it screams old school Italian. The dark wood open area with a beautiful wood bar and friendly smiles greet you. Its fun to look at all the pictures on the wall and see who's stopped in to eat. I believe there are 3 or 4 of these in the St Louis area but one downtown has the best feel and old school touch. I grew up traveling each summer with my Dad and eating in the old Italian spots on the hill and in St Louis and this brought back those days.
The food was very good and very large portions. On many dishes they even offer a small or large helping.
The waitress was so helpful and gave us great serves. It's within walking distance of most any hotel downtown so no need to break out the car.The price was very fair for the good food and the amount you get.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It was recommended I go and I'm glad I did!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I was in town on business and Charlie Gitto's was recommended. The food was very good. I had the toasted ravioli which was excellent and the St Joe's pasts which was equally good. The servings were more than adequate and filling. I hope to go again the next time I'm in town.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Classy classic Italian on The Hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Yes, it can be expensive, but this is great food, ambiance and service. Wonderful salads and homemade pastas.

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