There's a certain quarter of St. Louis known for its authentic Italian cuisine but the Restaurant Review Round-Up is saving the gas money this week and dining at "The Hill's" West County outpost, Charlie Gitto's From the Hill.
The restaurant promises to bring the neighborhood's iconic Italian dining experience to Chesterfield and features specialty steaks, pizzas, veal, pastas, seafood and desserts.
The good: The tomato bisque received repeated praise with the pastas more recommended than the meat dishes.
The bad: Be careful with the wine tab. Some reviewers claimed that some of the lower end selections were shockingly overpriced and underpoured.
The whereabouts: Located at 15525 Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield. For more information, call 636-536-2199 or visit their website.
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From Yelp (4.0 avg./29 reviews)
Kristen C gave it 3/5 stars and said: "I would say CG's from the Hill is just okay. The service was good, but I didn't think the food was worth the price. ... We both started with side salads, which were a bit soggy with the house dressing - edible but not top notch salads you come to expect from St. Louis italian eateries. We then got the spaghetti w/ meatballs, which was pretty good - just not great."
Steve R. gave it 4/5 stars and said: "My family will go back! My wife, our two teenagers, and I ate here for our first time tonight. Everyone was happy with our main dishes. I had the bucatini amatriciana, and was very pleased. Bucatini looks like thick spaghetti, but it is actually tubular (perhaps in both the hollow sense and the 80's sense). The sauce had a nice spice with chunks of tomato, and the dish was very nicely presented and proportioned."
Gregory P. gave it 5/5 stars and said: "We have eaten at Gittos many times. This time we were there for a birthday celebration. For the apps we had the Lobster bisque (exquisite), the toasted ravs (excellent), and the Sicilian eggplant ( this is not to miss -amazing)."
From Urban Spoon
Playswithfood didn't like it and said: "You can dress up the staff, dim the lights, and put the food in sculptural vessels - it's still just basic Italian. Somewhat scanty menu. And note to the chef - there's more to the spice rack than black pepper."
JD liked it and said: "We think food quality varies a bit between the meat and pasta dishes. Tried a couple of the veal dishes and found the portion rather small and cut overly thin. Lacking a lot of flavor. Certainly not bad but not above expectation either. The pasta dishes on the other hand are well above average and better than many 'Hill' restaurants. Service was good, friendly and attentiive and did not feel at all rushed."