Giovanni's on The Hill

Italian Restaurant
5201 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 5201 Shaw Ave, St. Louis Directions
Today 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Open All Hours
+13147725958
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Deli, Sandwiches, Mediterranean, Subs
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Sat
    10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Deli, Sandwiches, Mediterranean, Subs
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 7 days ago
Superior food. Waiter was odd, not very personable but good.
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Report | 20 days ago
Great ambiance, authentic food, wait staff could be more friendly.
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Report | 23 days ago
Service was excellent and food was good!
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Report | 23 days ago
David , our server, is the consummate professional accommodating, knowledgeable and efficient. The food is the best Italian but can b low-calorie with fresh veggies and tasty, clear sauces. Best house salad dressing ever!
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Report | a month ago
We had the calamari (excellent in a nice, slightly chunky marinara with a fresh flavor). Olive oil for the bread was nice and light. For salad, we had the ceasar salad (great flavor but way too much dressing and no fresh ground pepper, just a cheap salt and pepper shaker at the table). The lamb rack (ordered medium rare) had wonderful flavor but was cool on the inside. Stated it would be cut at tableside, which I was looking forward to, but it was cut up across the room. I would go there again but ask for less dressing and have the meat brought out warm.
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Report | a month ago
The big meatball was awesome, they said it was the best meatball ever...it's a winner.
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Report | a month ago
Very good food but also very expensive
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Report | a month ago
Delicious food and great service. Very neat stories about presidents and other famous Americans who have dined here.
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Report | a month ago
the food was insanely awesome! the service was exceptional!
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Report | 2 months ago
Amazing service! Food was great- a relaxing evening.
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From Our Editors

Paul McCartney. Luciano Pavarotti. Ronald Reagan. Besides being household names, these icons all have something else in common––they've all had the honor of dining on Chef Giovanni Gabriele's authentic, award-winning cuisine. While his passion for cooking was born in his native Sicily, it was Giovanni's other great love––his wife, Fina––that eventually led him to St. Louis, where he opened his restaurant in 1973. Just six years later, he found himself cooking for President Reagan at Reagan’s inaugural dinner, and the dish he made––a creamy bow-tie pasta topped with salmon and parmigiano––was renamed farfalline del Presidente Reagan in the commander in chief's honor. Today, it remains one of the most popular items on Giovanni's menu, alongside a host of other Italian pastas named for the celebrities who supped upon them.

But you don't have to be a celebrity or a politician to get the star treatment at Giovanni's. The restaurant has earned an AAA Four Diamond Award for 27 years running, and a 4-Star Mobil Travel Guide Award every year since 1983, in part due to the careful attention lavished upon each and every guest. Today, nearly 42 years after its inception, Giovanni's son Frank runs the kitchen, blending its iconic sauces and forming the housemade crepes, but Giovanni still commands the show, supervising in the kitchen, greeting patrons tableside, and mining the pepper and salt from nearby mountains himself.

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