Top Restaurants on The Hill in St. Louis

Where to Find Great Italian Food in St. Louis

Amighetti's on the Hill
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The Hill is one of the most popular neighborhoods in St. Louis. It's the place to go for all things Italian, including great food. Whether you're in the mood for a casual meal or a gourmet feast, you'll find it on The Hill. Here's information on The Hill's top restaurants and eateries.

For more information about Italian culture and heritage in St. Louis, see the History of The Hill Neighborhood or Walking Tour of The Hill or Girasole Gifts and Imports.

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    Amighetti's is one of the oldest and most popular cafes on The Hill. It's been serving up its signature Amighetti Special sandwich for decades. The Special is made with ham, beef, salami, brick cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pepper and dressing on fresh baked bread. The menu also includes other sandwiches, as well as pastas and salads. In addition to the restaurant, there's also a bakery, gellateria and outdoor wine garden. Amighetti's is open for lunch and early dinners daily except Sunday.
    5141 Wilson Avenue
    (314) 776-2855

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    Charlie Gitto's has been offering fine Italian food on The Hill for more than three decades. The restaurant has a more upscale feel and is open only for dinner. It's a perfect pick for date night or a special evening out. Charlie Gitto's has a large menu featuring traditional pastas like linguini, lasagna and ravioli, as well as beef, chicken, veal, seafood and more.
    5226 Shaw Avenue
    (314) 772-8898

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    Cunetto House of Pasta is another longtime restaurant on The Hill. As the name indicates, you will find a wide variety of pasta dishes sauced up however you'd like. Cunetto's menu also includes salads, soups and non-pasta entrees. Cunetto's is a good pick if you're looking for large portions and affordable prices.
    5453 Magnolia Avenue
    (314) 781-1135

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    For a great casual lunch, stop by Adriana's. The small, family-owned cafe serves up some of the best sandwiches in St. Louis. Try the Italian beef or salsiccia for a real treat. Adriana's also has tasty pizza, salads and pastas. The cafe is only open during lunch hours.
    5101 Shaw Avenue

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    Lorenzo's Trattoria is one of the newer restaurants on The Hill. It offers a more modern take on Italian cuisine featuring menu items from Northern Italy. Signature dishes include braised osso buco and chicken spedini. Lorenzo's is open daily for dinner including Sunday.
    1933 Edwards Avenue
    (314) 773-2223

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    When you want to impress, make plans to dine at Dominic's on The Hill. Dominic's has been serving gourmet Italian fare since 1971. It was even voted one of the two best Italian restaurants in the country by Conde Nast Traveler. Dominic's features upscale cuisine like veal, beef tenderloin and lobster. It's open for dinner only and the suggested dress code is business casual.
    5101 Wilson Avenue
    (314) 771-1632
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    Zia's is good choice for a nice family meal. It has a casual atmosphere and a large menu filled with pasta, beef, chicken and seafood dishes. Zia's salad and toasted ravioli are also popular choices. Zia's is open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday.
    5256 Wilson Avenue
    (314) 776-0020

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    Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory is another top choice for lunch on The Hill. Joe Fassi's menu features many sandwiches made with its homemade sausage and meatballs. You can also buy fresh sausage and meatballs by the pound to take home. Joe Fassi is open for lunch and early dinners.
    2321 Sublette Avenue
    (314) 647-5158
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    Gian-Tony's specializes in the tastes of Southern Italy, served in a comfortable setting. The menu includes many favorite pastas like ravioli, tortellini and fettucine, along with beef, chicken and seafood dishes. For dessert, try the canoli or tira misu. Gian-Tony's is open daily for dinner.
    5355 Dagett Avenue
    (314) 772-4893

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    Favazza's is a longtime favorite of locals in St. Louis. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with many repeat customers. For real comfort food, try the baked mostaccioli or homemade lasagna. Favazza's also has gluten-free and children's menus. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday.
    5201 Southwest Avenue
    (314) 772-4454

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    While not a full restaurant, Gelato di Riso is the place to go to satisfy your sweet tooth. The cafe offers a wide variety of rich gelato flavors including chocolate, salted caramel and amaretto. There are also lighter fruit flavors like peach, blackberry and banana. In addition to gelato, there are baked goods like scones, cannoli and pecan bars, plus gourmet coffee to wash it all down. Gelato di Riso is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    5204 Wilson Avenue
    (314) 664-8488