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IL Bel Lago - From the Hill, St. Louis, MO

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.7
4.7
1472 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Bel Lago From The Hill. A fixture in St. Louis for 15 years now! Food is what makes an authentic restaurant great, and with its 50 years of experience from their Hill location Il Bel Lago has all the ingredients for excellence. You enter via the fountain plaza to find an open, airy lounge. Il Bel Lago is both elegant and comfortable with floor to ceiling wine racks and private dining spaces.
The Food here is as stunning as the décor. The Italian Cuisine is equal to the very best anywhere in St. Louis. Il Bel Lago's menu rates among the top Italian restaurants in St. Louis, as does the service. Come visit us and see for yourself.
Buon Appetito!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 994-1080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Frank Gabriele
  • Private party facilities
    We can host your personal dinners, and we have private dining rooms to host any event. Let us take care of your next dining experience…we guarantee you will become a fan!
  • Private party contact
    carmelo Gabriele: (314) 994-1080
  • Neighborhood
    Creve Coeur
  • Cross street
    City Place Dr.
  • Parking details
    Surface parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Weekends Only live entertainment.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 1,472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Good for business meals

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Good for groups

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

1,472 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good and the service was great. We've had that waiter before and he's always done a great job.

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  2. AnneB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except the bread. It's a small thing but when done right it is memorable. I'm not sure how a kitchen that prepares such excellent dishes can offer bread, partly stale, alongside them. I just won't eat it next time because I will be back. Very lovely atmosphere and wonderful service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is elegant and the food is fabulous. We will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an outstanding Valentine evening. We started with The Meatball It was so tasty. Split Francesco Salad with hot Eggplant over the Fresh Mozzarella. For Dinner Ossobuco that melted in your mouth. My wife had the CBass that was habit forming. The service was professional in a very busy setting. Chris our server was Excellent

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  5. MarvinB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went there for Valentine's Day. Even though they were busy, service was great, food came out on time, and it was reasonable priced. This is one of our special occasions restaurant.

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  6. David

    St. Louis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine's Day Dinner. Obligatory meal with the spouse. Server was great and ambiance was solid - it was crowded with couples and you got the vibe. I had the lobster bisque and it was a little spicy, but I liked that. I also had a cocktail, as did my wife. I had a veal chop and my wife had the special, Chilean Sea Bass. My chop was a little tough (i asked for medium rare), but I figured with the rush, the kitchen might have had these made ahead of time. My wife's sea bass was incredible and she was on cloud 9, which is what matters to me. She had the tiramisu, and she enjoyed that. It is a nice restaurant, but I have only been on corporate dinners. We will be back when it is a little less hectic.

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  7. DaleV

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Carmelo is a great host, service is top notch, and food is very good Italian fare. It can be a hopping place, but not too noisy. Easy to have a conversation. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

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  8. TomC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time there, not sure what took us so long to try them out. Nice large bar with additional seating. Dining area was nice. Our server Gregory, was excellent and we will certainly request to be seated in his area again. The food was great and we’re looking forward to returning soon to try more of the menu.

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  9. TheCoco

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times and it has always been a great experience. We can’t wait to go back.

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  10. JustinG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Service was prompt and professional. Nice overall experience.

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  11. Diner57

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great. Noise level was very high and made it difficult to talk. Waiter was assigned too many tables. So service was slow. Would not go on Saturday night again.

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  12. null

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful but main course came out way too quickly after our salads. We felt rushed

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  13. JoeM

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a reasonable price. Owner and waiter were attentive and service always impeccable. Great ambience

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  14. LorenzoS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and with perfect ambience, music, everything

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  15. simplyreddish

    St. Louis

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Celebrating a birthday here is always a pleasure. Dairy free dessert was good too

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grouper special with lobster was unbelievable. And both of the pastas that are table ordered were delicious. It was an excellent experience all the way around.

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  17. TillyF

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic atmosphere, and great food. A wonderful date night experience!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal, loved our waiter Brett! The ambiance is lovey. A hidden fine dining gem in CreveCoeur!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh grouper sautéed was excellent! Service and food was outstanding

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  20. ChuckP

    St. Louis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Bel Lago is our "go to " place. Food and service are always great. Our server was Greg, who did a great job. He even was able to get us a bowl of mussels...which were outstanding!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience! Food and service was outstanding!

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  22. MYRAK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, but salads were/wilted, maybe over tossed or not served promptly. Mark, our waiter, was great 👍 The cannelloni and grouper were perfect! Thank you for a lovely evening! The restaurant was still packed at 9:00 when leaving and it was frigid outside! That says a lot!

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  23. Lifter

    St. Louis

    268 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, top notch service, fish and veal specials, grouper with a lobster. tomato topping and saltimbocca were both outstanding.

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  24. KatelynnE

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gregory made the meal! He was a wonderful server. Very polite. A great place for a dinner date.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Costoletta Di Vitello Parmagiano was Excellent, as well as, the Costoletta Di Vitello. Food and service is always Outstanding!

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  26. simplyreddish

    St. Louis

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food a d service. So nice to have this neighborhood gem where everyone knows your name

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  27. DennisP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food. Would highly recommend.

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  28. kayb

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was absolutely phenomenal. We had a party of nine. She was the only server and the other tables were also filled. She was prompt. She remembered each of our orders and our drink orders. She was cordial and very friendly. Service was exceptional

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  29. TraciM

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just ok for celebrating a bday. Waiter was indifferent. Forgot our appetizer. Didn’t really matter to him. Didn’t seem real interested.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner as always! Highly recommend!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! The Chillean Sea Bass & Tilapia entrees were excellent. Service was absolutely 5 stars as well

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  32. Dniel

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated quickly and Gregory our server was amazing! He helped us through the menu and our food was amazing! We will be back for sure!

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  33. MLMM

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to Il Bel Lago! Very attentive service and food is excellently prepared.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The presentation of the ossobuco was to die for. Try President Reagan Bow tie OMG.

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  35. LarryF

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful restaurant. As u walk in there is a floor to ceiling glass playing scenes from the most beautiful cities in Italy. Sat in a corner booth, Brett was our waiter. His recommendation were spot on. Chilean SeaBass was excellent. Restaurant was completely full, which makes sense based on our experience. Dessert we shared Tiramisu, very good.

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  36. MichaelB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vast menu, toughest thing is deciding what to eat, it’s all so delicious. Kitchen cranks out the food rapidly!

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  37. TeresaK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband took a bite of his salad and quickly realized there was a chunk of dirt the size of an olive in his mouth. He spat out his food and needed to rinse his mouth several times with water. When we brought this to the waiter’s attention and showed him the now clump of mud on the salad plate, he briefly apologized and offered a new salad. My husband declined as we were concerned about the cleanliness of the lettuce and kitchen. Our entrees were fine but no manager came over to discuss the mud salad. We checked the bill and sure enough, we were charged for the salad! My husband insisted they remove the charge which the waiter then did. Prior to leaving, a manager visited our table and asked how everything was that evening. We informed him of the mud salad and he too briefly apologized and stated “We buy it [the lettuce] triple washed.” Overall, the manager nor the waiter seemed too concerned that they had served dirt in their food! The entire situation was handled very poorly and we will not be returning to this restaurant.

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  38. MaryW

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il bel lago is good every time we visit! The food, service and ambiance are all top notch.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic Italian restaurant with a classy feel. I’ll Bel Lago brings “The Hill” to west St Louis County and never disappoints. Nona’s meatballs are THE starter. You can’t go wrong with any of their pasta dishes and if you want something a little different you have to try the rack of lamp. Great experience that is always on point!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent New Year’s Eve dinner. Cannelone first course was excellent. Bel Lago salad was perfect. Cold Plate and cold fork impressive. Sea Bass was habit forming. Excellent NYE

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FAQs

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 994-1080.

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

11631 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141

Additional information

  • Cross street
    City Place Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Creve Coeur
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Surface parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frank Gabriele
  • Entertainment
    Weekends Only live entertainment.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 994-1080
  • Private party facilities
    We can host your personal dinners, and we have private dining rooms to host any event. Let us take care of your next dining experience…we guarantee you will become a fan!
  • Private party contact
    carmelo Gabriele: (314) 994-1080
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