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

IL Bel Lago - From the Hill

4.7
4.7
1102 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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Booked 8 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • House Made Dumpling Noodle$7.50

    Miniature dumpling noodles finished with sherry cream Shitaki Mushrooms and ham.

    • Soup of the Day$5.95

      • Smoked Salmon with Citrus Vinaigrette$10.95

        • Fried Calamari$11.95

          • Smoke Salmon Goat Cheese Flatbread$11.95

            Salads

            • House Salad$6.95

              • The Francesco$12.95

                Homegrown tomatoes and Bufala mozzarella layered between breaded eggplant topped with arugula and percorino in balsamic vinaigrette.

                • Panzanella$9.95

                  Mixed greens with tomatoes, toasted bread, red peppers, onions and Bufala Mozzarella.

                  • Classic Caesar$9.00

                    • With Salmon$12.95
                    • With Chicken$11.95
                  • Grilled Flank Steak with Blue Cheese$13.95

                    • Fried Calamari and Mesclun mixed greens in a Citrus Vinaigrette$12.95

                      Pizza

                      • Del Giorno

                        • Priced Daily
                      • Margarita$10.95

                        Sandwiches

                        • Turkey Bacon Avocado$10.95

                          Whole grain bread, apple-wood smoked bacon and herb mayonnaise.

                          • Roast Beef$11.95

                            With provolone cheese, sweet onions, peppers and roasted garlic mayonnaise on caibatta bread.

                            • Roma Burger$9.95

                              With smoked Gouda cheese and caramelized onion.

                              • Tuna Salad$10.95

                                • Classic Club$10.95

                                  • Bel Lago Chicken Sandwich$11.95

                                    Sautéed free range chicken with rosemary, mustard mayonnaise.

                                    Pasta & Risotto

                                    • Risotto of the Day

                                      • Priced Daily
                                    • Pasta of the Day

                                      • Priced Daily
                                    • Penne Primavera$11.95

                                      Penne noodles in vegetable stock, pureed baby vegetables, light cream sauce, finished with toasted pine nutes.

                                      • Rigatoni Oprah$11.95

                                        Fresh tomato ricotta and pesto

                                        • Fusillo Quattro Formaggi$11.95

                                          Parmigiano fontina, Gorgonzola & Romano cheeses with ham and peas in a cream sauce.

                                          • Bowtie Salmone$11.95

                                            Bowtie pasta with salmon smoked cream parmigiano.

                                            Entrees

                                            • Pesce of the Day

                                              • Priced Daily
                                            • Veal of the Day

                                              • Priced Daily
                                            • Involtini di Pollo$15.95

                                              Chicken breast rolled with prosciutto asiago cheese and spinach, dusted in bread crumbs, finished with shitaki, shallots and white wine sauce.

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 1,102 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

                                                Great for Lunch

                                              • St. Louis

                                                Italian

                                              • Midtown

                                                Best Overall

                                              • Midtown

                                                Best Food

                                              • Midtown

                                                Best Service

                                              • Midtown

                                                Best Ambiance

                                              • Midtown

                                                Best Value

                                              • Midtown

                                                Good for Groups

                                              • Midtown

                                                Great for Lunch

                                              • Midtown

                                                Romantic

                                              • Midtown

                                                Special Occasion

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                                              1. LA

                                                LarryA

                                                St. Louis

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined today

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We are always treated wonderfully at Il Bel Lago. Greg is a very good server who takes charge and makes you feel confident that he will look after your every need. He is one of the top three servers I have ever had anywhere.

                                              2. D

                                                Diane711

                                                St. Louis

                                                29 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                This is my third visit, and I have never been disappointed. They have fantastic food and wonderful drinks. There’s an abundance of choices on the menu and they all sound delicious. My absolute favorite is the Johnny Londoff meatball. I would love to have the recipe!

                                              3. AG

                                                AlexG

                                                St. Louis

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic place for excellent service outstanding food and a atmosphere that is stellar! We always feel welcomed and is our place to celebrate the special,events of our lives. Carmelo and Frank make magic!

                                              4. KG

                                                KariG

                                                St. Louis

                                                29 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and wonderful service as always!

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service. VERY LOUD

                                              6. C

                                                Charliec

                                                St. Louis

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Gina always makes our trip to IL Bel Lago memorable. Great food, great service and a really good wine list.

                                              7. AY

                                                ArtY

                                                Denver

                                                60 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                60 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a group dinner in their private room, it was great, service, food, everything! Try the meatball!!!

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing Mothers Day Dinner for my mom! She loved everything about it and even cried twice ! Lol , thank you for allowing us to make last night special for her

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Kansas City

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                Food was excellent. Service was slow and lacking a bit of polish as all the servers were practically running around the restaurant. Our particular server rushed through explanations and forgot a few things along the way. The food was so good that we’ll definitely be back despite the slightly chaotic experience.

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was delicious. Our waiter was excellent & knowledgeable. Everyone was very attentive to our needs stopping by our table to make sure all was well.

                                              11. AH

                                                AprilH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was outstanding. It was a great dining experience.

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great dinner for 15 seniors before their prom.

                                              13. v

                                                vickib

                                                St. Louis

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                We ordered the red snapper special. It was very good but the whole meal was a little oily. The waitress although very nice, seemed extremely rushed, took a while to get our bread with no butter. we had to ask for it. Took a while to get but then the bread was cold. The waitress never refilled our water glasses. She did recommend a great, mid priced Chardonnay we were happy with.I scheduled on OpenTable and mentioned it was a birthday celebration. No one asked me about that. Or no special cupcake or piece of dessert for the birthday person. I’ve had many other restaurants bring a little something for the birthday person or at least ask me what I wanted to do about dessert.

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious food and excellent service.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Columbus

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                Server was good. However, food was just ok. Entrees were either too sweet or laden with too much gravy/sauce. Salads & bread were the best part of the evening dinner. Not good enough to go back a 2nd time for dinner. May consider going for a salad for lunch.

                                              16. TK

                                                TylerK

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We went there for my birthday and it was amazing! We all had such a good time. I would highly recommend. The food was on point and service was even better. Thank you for a very enjoyable experience.

                                              17. JH

                                                JoyceH

                                                St. Louis

                                                72 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                72 reviews

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Very professional Willing to meet food nutrition requirements. Off Menu Grouper was excellent. Caprese salad little salty an d although was was tasty thought the portion was too large..

                                              18. TM

                                                TM43

                                                Kansas City

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service. Everyone makes you feel important. Recommend highly!

                                              19. AO

                                                AnnO

                                                St. Louis

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Food was good, but high price took away from the experience.

                                              20. AW

                                                AmyW

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was great, the food was incredible, and menu was unique. We will definitely be back!!

                                              21. TL

                                                TimL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very attentive service. Food was delicious and came promptly. Atmosphere was elegant, but not pretentious.

                                              22. TD

                                                TommyD1

                                                St. Louis

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great as usual!

                                              23. ST

                                                STL2

                                                Hawaii

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious calamari appetizer! Also had champagne chicken and linguine mare monte - - both entrees were great!

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great Service, amazing food. The staff really catered to every need. Super grateful.

                                              25. D

                                                Dorr

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great Italian.

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                From the moment we walked in the door till the moment we left it was absolutely wonderful! When I made the reservation I let the restaurant know that our good friends were in town from Arizona, and they loved Italian food. They made sure that we all had a great experience. The food was amazing, our waiter was amazing. One of our very favorite nicer restaurants for special occasions like this one.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding!

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Some of the best meals I ever had have been at IL Bel Lago!

                                              29. m

                                                merleskaya

                                                St. Louis

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We loved our anniversary dinner here. We were welcomed by the owner/manager with Happy Anniversary wishes and were pleased to see a bustling dining room. Layla, our server, was wonderful. We enjoyed the red snapper/crab seafood special, pasta with onions & guanciale, a delicious spinach/Gorgonzola/walnut salad, and both the limoncello cake and the house version of tiramisu. Milk Dud martini was a sweet treat. Service throughout was well-executed and all of our dishes were prepared beautifully. Il Bel Lago is truly a Creve Coeur gem!

                                              30. 1

                                                13009

                                                St. Louis

                                                40 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                40 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything involved was outstanding. The service was excellent the food was great.

                                              31. s

                                                simplyreddish

                                                St. Louis

                                                42 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                42 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Enjoyed birthday celebration with free dessert. Excellent food as always. One table in small room extremely loud - couldn’t hear each other across the table

                                              32. DP

                                                DerekP

                                                St. Louis

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing service and great food as expected from previous visits. Host addressed by first name, remembered info from reservation on anniversary and offered congratulations as did the waitress. At the end of the meal again offered congrats and brought an unexpected Tiaramisu for both for the special ocassion.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                64 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                64 reviews

                                                Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding!

                                              34. M

                                                Mary

                                                St. Louis

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The veal dish was delicious! The bow tie pasta was also good. Dessert was lemon layer cake and it was delicious.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                24 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                24 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                The service was good. The Bel Lago martini was delicious. Limonella martini, not so much. The place had a funky smell; not sure what it was. The fish of the day - the grouper - was awesome.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of my favorite spots. They treat folks right, and it’s a good atmosphere.

                                              37. SW

                                                SuzyW

                                                St. Louis

                                                66 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                66 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                Our food was outstanding. The President Regan Bow Tie Pasta never disappoints. The Veal Saltimbocca was beautifully presented; the veal tender and flavorful. Both meals were served piping hot. We split the Eggplant Stacked Salad, a true favorite. Simply delicious. Our server was pleasant, but didn’t introduce himself. We had to ask if there were any specials. He did not return to our table to pour our wine nor ask if our meals were okay. We asked for more bread, and finally got some by asking one of the table helpers. Our server did return with dessert menus. All and all, it was a pleasant dining experience.

                                              38. CR

                                                CRBY

                                                Milwaukee

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                The service was slow and they missed some items on our order. However, they were still on my bill even after we asked for them to be taken off. The food was OK but some of our food was cold when it arrived.

                                              39. SH

                                                SHerriS

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was delicious and our server was very good! We will be back!

                                              40. L

                                                Lifter

                                                St. Louis

                                                231 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                231 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Seafood and veal specials were outstanding as always. Service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                              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 1102 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 8 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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