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Cielo Restaurant Review: Perched eight floors over the riverfront, Cielo isn't the highest restaurant in St. Louis, but the wide-open feel created by the floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive rooftop deck certainly gives diners the sense of having transcended the earth for awhile. The fare is Mediterranean on the Mississippi, with Italian-trained chef Fabrizio Schenardi incorporating pastas and a selection of shellfish into the menu. Step back from the truffle-Parmesan chips and the sautéed rapini, however, and the dishes---anchored by a massive rib-eye---adhere less strictly to Italian interpretation. Eager, attentive servers look to please, though on busy nights they may be swamped. Although Cielo is in a hotel, it draws plenty of local curiosity seekers for the view over the Gateway Arch, especially after dark. The wine list has evolved in the right direction, though a few service glitches remain.