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“Not worth the time or money”

Giovanni's on the Hill
Ranked #367 of 2,948 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi
Reviewed November 18, 2013

As a kid growing-up on The Hill, I often passed by Giovanni's thinking it was too expensive for me. As an adult and after dining at Giovanni's, I should have continued to pass by the restaurant. From the awkward conversation with the chef/owner, to the snooty waiter, to the over-priced, marginal food, I would recommend going to any other restaurant on The Hill, rather than Giovanni's.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

You have to love the Hill in St. Louis! Giovanni's is old school on the Hill. I t retains much of its charm. Our service was excellent and the food was very good. I know that some reviewers have not been pleased with the food and the service; however we were and will go back the next time in St. Louis.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Every time we visited St. Louis we would visit Charlie Gittos and loved it. This visit we had an extra night to try something else. Aha....we always wanted to try Giovanni's but did not have the time. The bad news is that the restaurant was a let down. Dishes were inconsistent (some great and some average to poor) and service was spotty. Good news is that we do not have to ever regret not coming here before.

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Thank Lisa M
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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.

Thank Gary_0wen
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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.

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Thank drglf
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