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Gio's Ristorante and Bar

Welcome to Gio's Ristorante & Bar located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Louis in the Gateway One Building. Gio's cozy dining room offers one of downtown's most spectacular views. Our large outdoor bar & patio are perfect for game days. Bar Gio, with its contemporary decor and brick pizza oven is the ideal place to sit back and relax. Gio's is conveniently located just minutes away from most downtown venues and 2 blocks from Busch Stadium.

The kitchen at Gio's is quickly becoming known for serving some of the city's finest Italian cuisine. The menu features a variety of pasta, seafood, steaks and specialty entrees, all at affordable prices. It only tastes expensive! Bar Gio offers a lighter fare of house made brick-oven pizzas, panini sandwiches and traditional pub grub.

Service is polished casual and family friendly. Gio's is the perfect spot for an important business meeting, a romantic dinner or a get together with friends.
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38 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(38 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 38 reviews
5 stars
(17)
4 stars
(9)
3 stars
(9)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(10)
  • fit for foodies(7)
  • neighborhood gem(6)
  • scenic view(5)
  • special occasion(5)
  • romantic(4)
Gio's Ristorante and Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 2/10/2016
 2004
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Review 2 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/11/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
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4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/05/2014
 2005
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Review 4 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

So accomodating and friendly

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Plan a surprise party is hard, planning a surprise party with people from different states is even harder. of course we were late and a bit chaotic making it to the restaurant, but once we got there everything was great. We had prompt service and we were treated great with exceptional service. I plan to go back again on a date night!! Great view as well!!"
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 5 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/07/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/07/2015
 2010
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Review 6 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
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Review 7 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2006
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Review 8 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was fine. Pretty empty for a Friday night, but I guess downtown places are like that a week before Thanksgiving."
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
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Review 9 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great service and food for a group of 17

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Dined on 11/06/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a lovely time with excellent service and individual checks. I would disregard the negative reviews you will find on Yelp as many of them sounded like one-off complaints. Overall we had a terrific time and I'd recommend this hotel to out-of-towners or others."
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 10 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2012
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Review 11 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/19/2015
 2009
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/19/2015
 2009
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Review 12 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/09/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/09/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 13 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was average at best and overpriced

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2014
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Review 14 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OK meal

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Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was ok, but it would have been great if there wasn't so much salt in it. It spoiled what was otherwise a nice dish."
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, late-night find
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Review 16 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/08/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 17 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2009
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Review 18 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We'll Be Back!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our group of girls tries to eat at one new restaurant every year during Restaurant Week. This one was a real winner! The atmosphere was nice (except for a large crowd next to us with a crying baby--not the restaurant's fault, but wish we had been seated further away), the food was fabulous, and the service was great. The chopped salad was great, the sauce on my steak was to die for, and the gooey butter cake with ice cream? Do I even have to say?
Only small issues were a mistake in one drink order (immediately fixed) and the addition of chocolate sauce to one dessert that she had specifically asked to be left off (not mentioned to the server, who I'm sure would have replaced it if asked).
Overall, a wonderful dining experience! Thank you!"
Dined on 8/07/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/06/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 8/04/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/04/2015
 2012
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Review 21 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/03/2015
 2013
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very quiet

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went during a Cardinals home game and the place was empty. Service was good. Food came quickly as you would expect. The food was very good. I would definitely come back here if I'm ever in St Louis again. But I doubt I will be in St Louis again any time soon because the rest of the trip was disappointing."
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 24 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2014
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Review 25 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Authentic Italian

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Dined on 6/29/2015
 2005
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We were visiting from out of town and discovered this Italian gem. Awesome brick oven pizzas, tasty eggplant and inventive grilled Caesar salad were big hits. Highly recommended from our family of 5 including 3 kids under 8!"
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2013
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Review 27 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

As ususal our (5 persons) experience was excellent

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/21/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Just mediocre food.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 29 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Terrific Italian restaurant with a view

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was an evening with no sporting events downtown, so the restaurant was quite empty. Obviously, this allowed for great personal service and attention. Other than the arancini, there was nothing we ordered from the menu. Our waiter made an excellent wine suggestion and the veal special was great. Even the root beer float dessert was a special."
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 30 for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"What a great find! The food was spectacular- carpaccio and spaghettini and meatballs, as well as the linguine and escarole were really good. Pasta perfectly cooked and sauced. Service by Matt was engaging and perfectly executed. I'm definitely going back!"
Dined on 1/27/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Gio's Ristorante and Bar
Based on the average of (8) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
6 out of 6 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.1 / 3
Moderate