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“Excellent italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie Gitto's

Charlie Gitto's
5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043 (The Hill)
(314) 772-8898
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Ranked #19 of 2,545 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi & Edwards
Dallas, TX
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Excellent italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

make a reservation to ensure no wait. The mussels were so good!!! I could have drunk the sauce they were in. We all tried a little of bit of everything and everything was divine. I make it a point to go here every trip to St Louis and will not miss it the next time we are in town.

Visited July 2012
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Tallahassee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wow. What a great place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We ate here on a trip to St. Louis on the recommendation of well. just about everyone who had ever lived in St. Louis who we asked. And we weren't disappointed.

The restaurant is in a cool little neighborhood, and by neighborhood, I mean you will park in front of someone's home. It is an understated place, nothing fancy, yet still very nice. If the weather is nice, sit outdoors.

Now for the food: I had the tortellini, which was phenomenal. My wife had a chicken pasta thing, which was also very good. The bread was great, the wine list was extensive and the experience was wonderful.

The only mistake we made was not going back the next night.

In a town quite frankly that can be depressing and lacking good food, Charlie Gitto's is a great meal. Go there.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Fire interrupted us!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I ate at Charlie Gittos’ again – I eat there almost every time I in St. Louis. As always food was divine, service excellent. We got there about 7 – table of 3 and there was no wait. We had a great waiter – John – very personable and really knew the menu. Only odd occurrence was that a fire broke out somewhere in this or an adjacent building and although we saw and smelled smoke, we were told it was no big deal (???). Upon seeing numerous fireman walk through the place in full garb we quickly paid and left, without anything being said regarding the disruption (???). We were then greeted by 3 large fire trucks on the street. Rather surprised they did not offer a discount, etc…but we’ll go back since the food is divine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, IL
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190 reviews 190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Special Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This restaurant is one of the best "on the Hill" in St. Louis. The service is outstanding as is the food. We were a party of nine, including children, and everyone loved the service and the food. We didn't expect our meal to be cheap and it wasn't. However, the great service and delicious food made it worth every penny we paid. I have eaten at other places on the Hill and they have all been very good, but this place is really special.

Visited May 2013
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Mt. Prospect, IL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Italian! Not far from Stlcop, SLU, and the Med Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We always try to hit Gitto's when we are in town to visit our son at college. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable. The food is great. A little on the pricey side, but you can count on a GREAT meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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