We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Charlie Gitto's

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
The Hill
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043 (Marconi & Edwards)
+1 314-772-8898
Website
Today
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 581: English reviews
Montvale, New Jersey
Level Contributor
37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Authentic Italian comfort food served in an inviting, if dated, space. Service was attentive and pleasant. Caesar salad was delicious as was the shrimp and garlic appetizer. The lobster ravioli was not the best I've ever had, but it was good. The cognac cream sauce seemed a bit too thin, and the ravioli a bit bland. The desert (we sampled... More 

Helpful?
Thank BusinessTripper125
Swansea, Illinois
Level Contributor
519 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not just good Italian food, it's good food all around. From the bread to the salad to the main and on to dessert it is and stays great. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers, salads, mains, as well as off the menu specials. Hard to find a more consistent experience or meal. The service is top... More 

Helpful?
Thank David F
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing food, pricey but worth every cent. The service is outstanding. Having a reservation was helpful. The place was busy, but there was no wait. We will be coming back many times in the future.

Helpful?
Thank Chris K
Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. Our water glasses were always topped off. The waiter was knowledgeable on the specials. The cannelloni is the best on The Hill!!

Helpful?
Thank Karen O
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been 15 years since I had eaten here, but it still remains one of the best restaurants in St. Louis. The service was timely, yet not annoying. The waiter was knowledgeable and was able to recommend various pairings of dishes, salads, drinks, etc. He handled a large group of 10 folks with ease. They do carry some craft or... More 

Helpful?
Thank MUTigerInIL
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations - all loved the food and the service. Gratis dessert for the birthday girl! Loved the toasted ravioli appetizer.

Helpful?
Thank Grammy321
St. Louis, MO
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant on The Hill has rustic charm, but could probably use a few updates. I've dined at many restaurants on The Hill and found the prices at Charlie Gitto's to be on the high side. I was hoping the chicken/artichoke ravioli would have more "bite" and be less "ground up". Couldn't really decipher the artichoke and chicken flavors.... More 

Helpful?
Thank donnaopfer
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first visit to this restaurant which comes very highly rated on TripAdvisor. One of two entrees was well liked. Salad was average. Dessert was average. Although service was generally good, the entrees arrived as salad was being finished, which gives a rushed feeling. Drinks fine. The room was drafty and on the cold side. So overall, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank cary s
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of going out for Italian food. I like Italian food, but it's not something that I crave. When I do go to the Hill for Italian, I consider Cunetto's my favorite restaurant. It's middle-of-the-road casual, the food is excellent, and the service is good. All of this is to frame the fact that I think... More 

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

Helpful?
Thank DrDub2001
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an almost stereotypical hole-in-the wall-appearing restaurant and bar. But looks are deceiving. It's has a nice sports-themed environment, it's clean, and has a good Italian food selection. Prices range between about $10 for a sandwich to $30 for a very generous portioned entre. The staff is good and they are very nice from door to table and back.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Victor B

Travellers who viewed Charlie Gitto's also viewed

 

Been to Charlie Gitto's? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5226 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3043
    (Marconi & Edwards)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-8898

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Charlie Gitto's and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Charlie Gitto's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?