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Giovanni's on the Hill

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The Hill
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5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041 (Marconi)
+1 314 772 5958
17:00 - 23:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Really a difficult evening. Table seating was awful, vent blowing directly on us, sat one guest staring at back wall?? We realigned seating and one guest managed air vent. Service pleasant but sooooo slow, almost 3 hour dinner! Steak bland, needed salt and pepper added. Bus boy best of all time. Probably won't be back.

Thank Mary1055407
Saint Louis, Missouri
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146 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wonderful restaurant, where we were greeted and seated by the owner himself, Giovanni Gabriele! James was an attentive, sweet, and talented waiter. The food was beyond delicious, and James didn't even flinch at my ordering off-menu for one of my picky teenagers. It was a bit pricey- but worth every penny, and made more affordable by a generous Groupon. Will... More 

1 Thank Butmomwhy
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had reservations for 5:30, arrived a little early and got seated immediately. James our waiter, knew the menu well. We had a quiet table for two in the corner. Hubby and I both had Veal cognac. Dinner was delicious, as a pleasant surprise they brought us a piece of tiramasu to celebrate our anniversary. We will be back.

1 Thank LeesburgWineLady
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Service Excellent! Food good for the which is know for its Italian cuisine That's all I have to say about that

1 Thank Travelchecks
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just would like to start by saying I love all the Italian Restaurants on the Hill. Most of the atmospheres just have that old 70's feel like your stepping back in time. The dinner at Giovanni's was delicious and the service was top notch as I expected. My only complaint would be the Fettuccine noodles could have been cooked for... More 

Thank bluzcruz71
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Friday evening 7:30 pm reservations for 8. cold and windy, valet parking up and running. no fuss no hassle. 1 star. seated as soon as we arrived with water and introductions of server (TOM). no fuss no hassle. 2 stars. drink orders with starters reviewed and ordered and served to the person who ordered their request. no fuss no hassle.... More 

Thank jimandrosieMissouri
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for an early Friday evening dinner. We were greeted by the suited waiters and seated near the bar. This gave us a great vantage point to watch the entire restaurant. It certainly was entertaining. The staff was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. They were very attentive to our needs. I am sure it is just their way but... More 

Thank seashll59
Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It's been years since I last had dinner at this iconic St. Louis restaurant on The Hill, and it seemed like time stood still. The intimate atmosphere, white linen table cloths, waiters in black tie attire, and fine china were still there. Most importantly, however, was the quality of the food - superb!

Thank Phillip M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Joined another couple this past weekend for dinner and found the staff stressed and cussing out the kitchen as well as the dishwasher and in panic mode. Every time a waiter or bus boy came out of the kitchen, they were having choice words with each other and about the night. First rule in the restaurant business is never let... More 

Thank Chefken69
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Giovanni's on the Hill is one of the best restaurants to eat in St. Louis. The salmon and Caesar salad were absolutely delicious. The service is fantastic and the ambiance is soothing. Valet parking is available.The waiters are very attentive and provide fantastic service without being annoying. Cannot wait to go back and get the salmon and Caesar salad again.

Thank nmmolly2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314 772 5958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?