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“Magnifico!” 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 #23 of 2,590 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi & Edwards
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Magnifico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I came here with another couple for dinner. The place has great ambiance and seating both indoors and out. We chose to sit outside and it was quite satisfactory.

We started off with an appetizer of toasted ravioli. Wow! An excellent blend of flavors and textures that was very well presented when it arrived. I highly recommend it as a starter. The bread that was served up at the start of the meal was the only weak spot, lacking any specific character to recommend it.

Each of us had different entrees, and the presentation for each one was impeccable. I had tilapia, which was cooked to perfection and covered in a lemon butter sauce with capers that all worked together very well. The asparagus accompaniment was excellent and seemed to have been cooked over open flame.

Overall it was a fantastic meal, with top-notch service that was polite, snappy, and very well-timed.

Would I come back? just try keeping me away!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida and New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“ROMANTIC with great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great food, service and a very romantic atmosphere.

My husband and I split the toasted ravioli appetizer. It was tasty and definitely shareable. We each had the spinach salad which was awesome -- great tasting dressing, delicious gorgonzola. However the pear in it was barely present. :(. A little more pear? = Totally awesome.

I had the Veal Nunzio which is to die for. Slices of veal topped with crab meat and a cream sauce. Delicious. My husband had the veal parmigiana which is a veal chop on the bone pounded thinly and prepared. Awesome. He wisely ordered a small side of capellini pomodoro which was a MUCH better compliment to the meal than the 2 stalks of roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes that accompany it from the menu.

I would have rated 5 but for two things:
1) The potatoes that come with every entree (mashed and piped) are inedible. Order a side of pasta instead.

2) For such a romantic restaurant, the atmosphere was a little spoiled by the hovering of staff to immediately remove a finished dish/plate.

Orion was our server. He was great -- friendly and knowledgeable. Dinner moved at a little faster pace than we prefer, but we didn't give Orion the heads up, so that's on us.

All in all, I would heartily recommend Charlie's ESPECIALLY for a romantic date night

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Monterey, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are ever in St. Louis, you gotta try this restaurant. The food is so good and reasonably priced, It's been around forever, and when you taste the food, you will see why!

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Atmosphere traditional and upscale- Love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Food is consistently good and service the same. The wait can be the only real bummer but it is worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“As good as ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Toasted ravioli, fettucine alfredo, tortellini in white cream cheese sauce, broiled chicken breasts with grilled tomatoes, grilled zucchini & balsamic glaze topped with a light capone sauce. The perfect donut before or after (both?) for a Cardinal game at Busch Stadium. Well within walking distance, excellent service with reasonable prices. A no brainer. So what're ya gonna do, eh?

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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