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

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.7
4.7
1272 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 45 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!
At this time we are operating under the Covid 19 restrictions. Our patio is open, and our entire menu is available for take out/curbside pick up. Limited catering is also available. Call and let us know what we can do for you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 1,272 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 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 Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

  • Midtown

    Good for groups

  • Midtown

    Romantic

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    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our food was really great and came very quickly. However service was slow otherwise. We would definitely eat here again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! From the food to the service, it was fantastic!
  3. NE

    NicoleE

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time eating here. The food was fantastic. We will absolutely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved loved loved!!!! Everything was delicious!
  5. RJ

    RichardJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice place Food was really good Service was also good We will be back
  6. G

    Gloria

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the President Reagan’s Bowtie pasta for the first time. It was amazing!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint. Amazed how well they execute. Full house all night long and service and food were on point. My favorite Italian in Saint Louis
  8. LL

    LukeL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, presentation, and service were excellent.
  9. R

    Renata

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The service was very fast and the food was really good. However, we felt the waiter was rushing us all the time, he tried to take our plates from the table when we were not even done eating. It was my birthday celebration and we brought a cake. When the waiter brought it to the table, he did not ask if we wanted to slice it already and he did and we did not get to sing happy birthday with the cake. We asked for separate checks at the beginning and he said it was okay. He never mentioned or added the 20% of tips to the checks. He assumed we knew it was a 20% minimum. Not all customers tipped 20% because they did not know there was a minimum for large parties. When he brought the checks he claim to us that he was not going to accept less than 20% of the tips. He also said that it all needed to be in one check for the table when he clearly said we could do separate checks. He got rude at the end of the night and was demanding the 20% of the tips when he clearly did not deserve it because we did not like the service he gave us.
  10. CD

    CindyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had never been, but will definitely be back! food and service were fantastic!
  11. JN

    JasonN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. I would recomend to anyone.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Il Bel Lago. Our favorite thing to order is the cannelloni and their “adult mac and cheese.”
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an outstanding meal. Service and Food 5 Star.
  14. LF

    LarryF

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps best food in the STL. Ossobuco over truffle mash was out of this world. Restaurant was full, but service was spot on. Chris did a great job, can’t wait to go back.
  15. MG

    MeganG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food. Spectacular service. Truly a lovely experience on a very busy night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  17. LS

    LyndaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome . Our waiter was great. We loved starting our new year with your carrot cake.
  18. T

    Tony

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding. The restaurant was beautiful.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Honestly, STL is another example of modern day slavery in action. Those of you on your allyship journey processes this……. Out of 100 people my wife, daughter, and I were the only black customers. When we surveyed the staff, most if not all the head waiters were all white while all of the staff hired to clean tables, fill water glasses, and deliver bread were people of color. This is the America I live in and the America we have created, most in the restaurant probably didn’t even notice because their world has always been white. I loved the food and the service was great, but as a black man there are some things I don’t have the luxury of not seeing. I challenge this restaurant to try and do better, if you can and willing. Allow me to see me in your staff other than just clean up duty.
  20. SS

    StraightShooter

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Waiter was great. His assistant did ok but not as observant as he should have been. Waiter quickly would follow up behind him to make sure what was delivered was good and if anything else was needed
  21. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come here now close to a handful of times and we have never had bad service, bad food, or bad anything for the matter. My wife and I just recently went her for our anniversary and everything was absolutely amazing!
  22. CD

    CDMMP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    We took our family of 7 and our 20 month old grandson there for an early New Year’s celebration. Our reservation was at 6:30pm. We seated at a very small table which had lots of waiter and busboy traffic. Obviously we were in the unwanted corner. t offered one because of the poor seating arrangement we were given. Our waiter, John, refused to take our order out of seating order. All of our food was fabulous and they were aware of our nut allergies that I had listed on our Open Door reservation. I do not believe they have high chairs or maybe we just weren’ I was definitely impressed by the quality of the food.
  23. KN

    KatieN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting, and we will definitely be back! We were celebrating a birthday, and we were put in a private location where we could enjoy our time together. The service was wonderful. The food was incredible!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great holiday get together for a group of 7. Graciously accommodated a special request even on a busy night. Wonderful experience!
  25. P

    Pjf405

    St. Louis

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Bel Lago is consistently outstanding— great food, service and ambiance. It’s our go to for special family meals at the holidays or a couples night out. Love it.
  26. L

    Lifter

    St. Louis

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doesn't get better. If you like veal, osso bucco is a must when on the menu. Outstanding service.
  27. DP

    DanielleP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve family dinner was everything we could have wanted
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal bar area very nice. Clean place, always fun..
  29. RG

    RestaurantGuy

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have lunch! Highly recommend. Wonderful food!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening to celebrate with family. Service and food were outstanding.
  31. A

    Aaron

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and service!!! Will absolutely be coming back!
  32. j

    jjsstl

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always spot on, and the staff is very accommodating.
  33. SR

    SueR

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed Il Bel Lago. Carmelo and Frank are like family to us! Merry Christmas!
  34. c

    charlesm

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    quieter booth setting available and appreciated. Reimagined outdoor seating with nearby fountain is fun in season. The food is classic St. Louis Italian done very well which means it's the best.
  35. TD

    TommyD1

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner Carmello has become a friend to my family. His people are great and have been there many years and the food is fabulous! I requested a special room for my grandsons graduation from Mixzou and Carmello came thru for us!
  36. KS

    KurtS

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It the first visit to Il Bel Lago and there will most certainty be a return visit in the future. The food was very good and the service excellent. Our waiter, Gregory, was the absolute best!
  37. C

    Coco

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday night the place was full. Service was excellent from Anthony. Stuffed pork chop and risotto were outstanding. Going back soon
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We dined at Il Bel Lago this past month for my mom’s birthday. First off, as soon as we walked in, the host just looked at us without saying a word or any facial expression. I said that we had a reservation and gave our name, then again without saying anything he motioned us to our table. Decided not to focus on that. We had 11 people, 7 adults and 4 children, and were pleasantly surprised that we had a private room which was beautiful. Our waiter Anthony was a little arrogant but bearable. He was attentive. We ordered a lot food and it was overall pretty good. Things turned sour when toward the end of the evening we noticed we had some bread left over in our baskets and rather than have them throw it away, my mom asked our waiter for us to keep the leftover bread. He was visibly offended by this request as if we asked for something completely unreasonable and continued to clear our table. Anthony then told my mom very rudely that we could not keep the bread (that we had been eating from all evening) because this bread would be used to make croutons the next day. Cringey considering we had some of those contaminated croutons on the salads we ordered. He then decided to leave 1 of the 4 baskets but said that he had nothing for us to put this bread in to be able to take it home. We left it on the table for him. First, the practice of reusing the bread that the restaurant customers touched throughout their meal is appalling. I am sure restaurants do it, but to hear this is happening in a “fine dining” establishment is disgusting. Secondly, I have never had the experience of not being allowed to take home food that I paid for. I never leave bad reviews but this has been on my mind since the visit there several weeks ago. My whole family was appalled and we will never return.
  39. DT

    DebT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the steak blue cheese salad and it was delicious. Our server was exceptional too.
  40. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Columbus

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food. Sometimes the service was slow, but extremely nice, so it was still a great experience.

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 1272 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 37 times today
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

  • 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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