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“A Local and National Landmark”

Giovanni's on the Hill
Ranked #313 of 2,901 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi
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4 reviews
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“A Local and National Landmark”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nestled in the famous St Louis Italian neighborhood of "The Hill", Giovanni's on the Hill is a dining experience not to be missed. Everything about Giovanni's is a smile and a welcome not unlike a festive homecoming in a large family. The food is (and has been) fare for presidents such as Involtini di Pollo alla Presidente Bush and Farfalline del Presidente Reagan (which was served at the Reagan inauguration dinner in 1981)
So if you want to eat like a king and be welcomed like family don't miss Giovanni's on the Hill.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
“Still Outstanding”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

As we walked in Giovani met us at the door. He remembered us even though it had been a couple of years since we had been there (we now live in Las Vegas). David our waiter also remembered us and did an outstanding job taking care of our table. Service was excellent but not over done. The food was excellent as always. They modified the dishes to meet our requests and everything was delicious. Giovani's is still our favorite restaurant not only in St. Louis but throughout the US.

  • Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis
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39 reviews
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“Just too stuffy”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Perhaps it was the large banquet table that they sat our group of four, but the evening just started badly and continued downhill from there. I do not mind paying $240 for an evening meal (without wine), but the food just missed its mark. Even dining there on a groupon, I could have passed.

All of our entrees were in the high $30/low $40 range and were served a la carte, which would have been okay had we known and had there been actual side dishes offered. We all left hungry and wished we had gone somewhere else.

  • Visited July 2013
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St. Louis
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225 reviews
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“Unfailingly great, and fun, too”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

A special occasion place for us, and one where you are guaranteed to have a great time and a great meal. The owner greeted us as we walked in, and he knew us even though we don't go there very often. Our waiter remembered us, too. There were eight of us, and we ordered quite an array off the menu, as well as cocktails and wine. Every drink and every dish was pronounced wonderful by all. The service was perfectly balanced between restraint and attentiveness. There was a confusing jumble caused by us when ordering a mix of appetizers and what would properly be second course dishes, which our waiter handled admirably. We had such a fun evening that we intend to go more often. The prices are high, as one would expect at such an establishment, but not outrageously so.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nashville TN
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7 reviews
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“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have had the pleasure of dining in many of the top restaurants in the country and I feel this is one of the best experiences I have ever had. The food and the service were excellent. I am so happy that they still cook tableside. It is a lost art and one that I love for quality food and experience. We came to St. Louis for a baseball weekend but will come back to the city for Giovanni's. My hats off to Giovanni's

  • Visited June 2013
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