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Giovanni's on the Hill

5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041
+1 314-772-5958
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My family and I dined here a couple months ago........and were we blown away by the service and the food quality. This is definitely a "fine dining" restaurant, and the service provided by the staff is beyond top drawer. We all chose something different; and,...More

Thank TimG1754
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Really a difficult evening. Table seating was awful, vent blowing directly on us, sat one guest staring at back wall?? We realigned seating and one guest managed air vent. Service pleasant but sooooo slow, almost 3 hour dinner! Steak bland, needed salt and pepper added....More

Thank Mary1055407
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wonderful restaurant, where we were greeted and seated by the owner himself, Giovanni Gabriele! James was an attentive, sweet, and talented waiter. The food was beyond delicious, and James didn't even flinch at my ordering off-menu for one of my picky teenagers. It was a...More

1  Thank Butmomwhy
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had reservations for 5:30, arrived a little early and got seated immediately. James our waiter, knew the menu well. We had a quiet table for two in the corner. Hubby and I both had Veal cognac. Dinner was delicious, as a pleasant surprise they brought...More

1  Thank LeesburgWineLady
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Service Excellent! Food good for the which is know for its Italian cuisine That's all I have to say about that

1  Thank Travelchecks
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just would like to start by saying I love all the Italian Restaurants on the Hill. Most of the atmospheres just have that old 70's feel like your stepping back in time. The dinner at Giovanni's was delicious and the service was top notch as...More

Thank bluzcruz71
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for an early Friday evening dinner. We were greeted by the suited waiters and seated near the bar. This gave us a great vantage point to watch the entire restaurant. It certainly was entertaining. The staff was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. They...More

Thank seashll59
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It's been years since I last had dinner at this iconic St. Louis restaurant on The Hill, and it seemed like time stood still. The intimate atmosphere, white linen table cloths, waiters in black tie attire, and fine china were still there. Most importantly, however,...More

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Joined another couple this past weekend for dinner and found the staff stressed and cussing out the kitchen as well as the dishwasher and in panic mode. Every time a waiter or bus boy came out of the kitchen, they were having choice words with...More

Thank Chefken69
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Giovanni's on the Hill is one of the best restaurants to eat in St. Louis. The salmon and Caesar salad were absolutely delicious. The service is fantastic and the ambiance is soothing. Valet parking is available.The waiters are very attentive and provide fantastic service without...More

Thank nmmolly2015
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17 March 2017|
Response from LeesburgWineLady | Reviewed this property |
so sorry about the late response. I am unaware of a dress code, but for the most part it was slacks and button down shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 Shaw Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-3041
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > The Hill
  • Neighbourhood: The Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-5958
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