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Charlie Gitto's on the Hill

5226 Shaw Ave. (Marconi Ave.) Send to Phone
In the heart of an old Italian neighborhood, the Gitto family continues its food legacy into a third decade.


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Charlie Gitto's on the Hill Restaurant Review

: Local lore has it that the beloved toasted ravioli’s first accidental deep-frying happened here. Naturally, that's reason enough to like the place. The menu is anchored by other classics: marinated and char-grilled chicken spiedini, a chopped Italian salad, brick oven-baked Siciliano pizza with sausage and vegetables, creamy tiramisu. Also popular are the meatball sliders, only $4 at the bar as part of the Sicilian sampler menu. Charlie Gitto's has long been a sports celebrity hangout --- after all, it’s in the neighborhood where Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up --- and it stands to reason that the athletes are attracted by the quality steaks and a good wine list, strong on brawny Italian varieties and developed by in-house, certified sommeliers. The Hill lays claim to the original Charlie Gitto’s, but suburbanites can savor the flavors at their own outposts in Chesterfield (15525 Olive Blvd., 636-536-2199) and Maryland Heights (777 Casino Center, 314-770-7663).

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