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History

For more than 38 years, Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill has been a landmark for fine Italian dining in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, Mo. Opened by Charlie Gitto Jr. at 5226 Shaw Ave. in 1981, the restaurant still operates today at its original location, featuring the signature St. Louis dish;

Toasted ravioli – and its birthplace is the kitchen of Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill! The creation was accidental and happened in 1947 when a chef at Angelo’s (the name of the restaurant at that time) accidentally dropped a ravioli in hot oil instead of water.

In 2004, Charlie Gitto Jr. opened a second location At Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, Mo. Most recently, he introduced his iconic Italian fare to his hometown of Chesterfield, Mo. in a third location, From the Hill.

In 2013, he opened the Commissary Facility, CG Pasta Products, where homemade breads, pastas and desserts are made daily and sent to the restaurants.

We invite you to experience the rich tradition of Charlie Gitto’s! Make a reservation or drop by any of our restaurants.

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