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“Great Old School Italian”

Giovanni's on the Hill
Ranked #341 of 2,949 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: The Hill
Cross street: Marconi
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very upscale atmosphere from the decor to the service. Food is excellent and worth the price. Bring a blazer and an appetite.

Thank Garrett M
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a reservation at Giovanni's, but still had to wait to get a table. Very popular place! Very traditional, decor a little dated, but good food.

Thank DonnainSpringfield
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a Groupon for this place and decided to go the final weekend before it's expiration.
We had a 7 PM reservation, which we made the night before. Upon arrival, there were 15-20 people waiting who ALSO had a 7 PM reservation. The maitre 'd told us we would be seated shortly. After waiting 20 minutes, with no end to the line in sight, we left, fuming.
You might say it served me right for going on the last weekend of the Groupon, but as far as I'm concerned, you don't make a reservation if you can't seat your guest.
I'm glad the President enjoyed his meal there. I bet he didn't have to wait.
I wrote this when I saw another Groupon for this place appearing online. There are SO MANY excellent italian restaurants in St. Louis. Don't waste your time here. They think they've cornered the italian market. They're wrong.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'm not surprised the President ate here. This legendary restaurant has it all: impeccable service, excellent food, and a good selection of Sicilian wines. Most of the waiters are tall to give an impression, as if this is necessary. They are always at bay yet discreetly far enough. They will light your cigarette at the slightest hint that you're reaching for one. Mr. Giovanni will come to your table and you can order off the menu and ask him to surprise you. This a truly wonderful and memorable restaurant. One of the world's best.

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Thank arh828
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Super fancy and super delish. The Pasta con Reagan (the white sauce with smoked salmon) is superior. Great place for excellent Italian food and first class service in a romantic setting.

Thank Januarybride01
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