About Dominic's on the Hill
Dominic and Jackie Galati purchased Dominic's on the Hill in 1971 and moved in above the restaurant. Within two years, Dominic began winning national awards and has continued to do so for the last 40 years. This is an exceptional restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, professional, friendly service, & an extensive wine list. Dominic oversees the kitchen,and the menu includes fresh seafood, veal, tenderloin, lamb, and many other choices. The restaurant has a Florentine atmosphere, with low lighting, white tablecloths, & classic oil paintings. Dominic's has been honored by DIRONA, 2001 Restaurant Hall of Fame, 1999 International Award of Excellence, The Epicurean Award & was voted one of the two best Italian Restaurants in the country by Conde Nast Traveller.
The second floor of the restaurant is available for private parties of 15-65. Please call for details. Smaller parties up to 18 people can be accommodated downstairs as well as larger parties up to 150.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Large groups of 40 or more can be accommodated in the afternoons and on Sunday with enough advanced notice.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please call 314-771-1632 for more information.
Valet parking on weekends. Street parking also available every night.
Private Party Facilities:
Dominic's on the Hill is ideal for business functions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, and small wedding dinners. The elegent and intimate Sopra Room on the private second floor is complete with separate bathrooms, full bar, and plasma TV. The main restaurant has two semi-private rooms which can seat 18 people. The whole restaurant can also be reserved for up to 150 people. Private dining menus range in price depending on your budget and wants. Wine can also be ordered exclusively for your event. A deposit is required to hold the space for your private event. Call for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Carolyn: 3147711632x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dominic's on the Hill Ratings and Reviews
This was my first time eating here and w ...
This was my first time eating here and was an experience that will have me and my fiance coming back. It was our dinner prior to my popping the question! The staff was very tentative to our needs and the food came out exactly as we ordered and quick. Once the food comes out they set the plates on these rings of fire to warm them up some more something I noticed the kids next to us really enjoyed. The resturant has a very romantic feel to it as soon as you walk in to dining area but i think it would be great for any occasion...oh and the food tasted aaaaaaamazing and they were huge portions! Great job Dominic's
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at ...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Dominic's. It was a Monday evening so the restaurant wasn't very busy which was nice as the noise level was very low and the staff were very attentive. We had the Dominic's Choice five course dinner for two which started with the Tenderloin Carpaccio followed by pasta combination of Tortellini Alla Fiorentina and Rigatoni Amatriciana. The third course was the Dominic's salad followed by a combination of Scampi Alla Griglia and Tenderloin Rossini. A large tiramisu for two completed the meal. Everything was excellent and the serving sizes were larger than we have typically experienced with multiple course selections.
I have gone to Dominic's many times over the past 35+ years and have never had a bad experience. The only complaint was that neither of the Galati's were present that night so I could personally tell them how good the entire experience was.
The welcoming, quiet ambiance. The helpful, solicitous waiters. A true delightful experience for anyone that wants to have good conversation and fantastic food without yelling over music, the next tables conversation, or being rushed through your meal. This is how delicious food is to truly be enjoyed and meals are to be an integral part of life. The staff was so gracious and friendly. The food beyond compare. Truly a must place to eat for all St Louisians.
Another amazing dinner at Dominic's.
It was our 10th anniversary and we were treated like family. As always, Christian and the staff were over the top with their recommendations and service. Dominic personally stopped by to congratulate us on our special occasion. Such a true gentleman. Thank you once again for a very memorable anniversary dinner. Here's to many more!!!
We were married in the Botanical Gardens and had our dinner reception here 16 years ago. A perfect choice then and now. If we are in town, we come here to celebrate the day...or if we just want a nice quiet great tasting meal with super waitstaff!
Food wonderful; service spotty. A busy F ...
Food wonderful; service spotty. A busy Friday night, but other than having our ice refilled every minute, service was not attentive. We went a good 15 minutes between check ins from our waiter. At this price level, I expect a higher level of service.
Great old world dining
Dominic's is the place for a great dining experience from the time your greeted at the door until you leave. Mr. Galati will make you feel s welcome guest at his table.
Our party of four were there for Restaurant Week. The food was exceptional, exceeded only by the great service. The attention to detail in service far exceeded our expectations and the food was a delight to everyone in our party.
I highly recommend dining at Dominic's for any occasion. You won't be disappointed.
Dominic's never disappoints!
Dominic's (on the Hill) is an awesome special occasion restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and its presentation is lovely. The service is impeccable, without being intrusive. We've been to many Italian restaurants in larger cities; Chicago, New York, & Boston to name a few. Dominic's is every bit as good as many in those cities and better than some! Others on the Hill are very good, but Dominic's is GREAT, especially if you're celebrating a family birthday or parents' anniversary. Many thanks to the Galati family!
Excellent overall experience
With friends, we decided to participate in "Restaurant Week on The Hill," a week where restaurants offer special pricing with limited menus and proceeds going to charity. Never having been to Dominick's, we thought we would try something new....and were glad we did!
It is an upscale venue, romantically lit, with the interior walls lined with art and multiple mirrors. We were greeted immediately, seated, and waited upon. And waited upon. The staff was extremely attentive, with a team of very professional staff filling water glasses, clearing plates, and bringing wine and food.
Food: The house salad was good, but unremarkable. I was able to taste my husband's Caesar salad, however, and it was one of the best I've tried. Both salads were generous. As the menu was limited, three of us ordered the pasta for the main course - a penne with sausage, peppers and spinach. It was delicious, with excellent sweet Italian sausage which the staff reported came from Volpi's (we will definitely check that grocery out during our next trip to The Hill!) Another member of our party ordered the grilled pork loin with garlic mashed potatoes that she really enjoyed as well. The dessert was fabulous, with spumoni, tiramisu and 'Jackies' plates all eaten clean. Their Jackies is a layered wedding cake with chocolate cake saturated with something delicious topped with cream filling and a cream vanilla cake layer dusted with cocoa. Top notch.
Did I mention that the staff was attentive? They were great, and we also witnessed a procedure I'd never seen before: food brought to the dining area was briefly set atop portable Sterno burners to recover any heat lost during the journey from the kitchen. Our entree plates were hot, and stayed hot during our leisurely course. A nice extra touch.
I would definitely recommend to a friend, and will be returning there myself!
Dominic's -A Hill classic
Dominic's delivered a good meal. Love the old world Italian decor. Went expecting it to be quiet and romantic. Instead found service staff a little disorganized, big noisy groups, cooking tables in the way...sadly not the romantic, quiet Italian dinner we were expecting. Had the osso bucco on risotto (rice). Very good. Started with the grilled peppers, mozzarella and anchovies. Delicious. Bread in basket was stale...butter hard as a rock. Finished our meal and wine, and left without dessert or coffee. Would return again in hopes of a better experience.
I visited St Louis this past weekend. I was excited to go to eat on The Hill. I have had many many wonderful experiences there and was looking forward to taking my family. I received a great time from open table and sat down promptly. Ambiance was great and everything seemed to be set up for a special evening. I was wrong. My dinner took 3 hours!! The food was average at best other than the bananas flambé, which was out of this world. My server took an initial drink order and a second drink order 2 hours later. The host had to take the other drink orders as well as appetizer, entrée, and desert. We had long amounts of time with no one looking after us.
Excellent experience as usual. Highest quality
Everything was perfect down to the napkins. Very friendly and courteous staff. Great wine selection. Salads were top notch. Entrees cannot be outdone. Desserts are delectable and the cappuccino was of the highest quality. Not your everyday dinner destination but definitely worth every penny spent. This was the third time dining here for myself and the first for my girlfriend. She was more than impressed with everything about the experience. We will definitely be dining at Dominic's on The Hill in the near future.. I highly recommend anyone going for a very unique and classic dinner experience. Ps. Dont just order and entree. Order salads appetizers wine dessert and coffe to get the full experience of this establishment.
2/14/16 First visit to Dominic's on the Hill was disappointing. Service was adequate. Waiters had no recommendations other than veal was their specialty on the menu. My husband and I ordered veal. Chopped veal was chewy and flavor was very average. Red pasta was very average. I had Veal Picata and the veal was cut extremely thin and sauce was not impressive. Mixed vegetable were flavorful and tender. Banana flambe was a disaster. Bananas were hard and tasteless. Took 25 minutes to get our check. Not worth $150.
Dominic's - The Place on The Hill
I feel like a broken record. If there is one place on The Hill for fine Italian dining, it's Dominic's. This is a regular destination for us. Food is always amazing, wine list offers variety and great years to choose from. Service is top notch. Staff acknowledges you right away and as always, Dominic stops by to extend his greetings and well wishes. A true gentleman. Something many restaurant owners could learn from. If you are looking for a romantic dining destination with amazing food, then this is it. Special occasion? Let them know in advance and surprise your spouse, partner or guest. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Dominic and staff for another wonderful experience.
Dining as it should be...
My wife and I love trying the new, cutting edge restaurants in St. Louis and in my instances the hype is justified. Young chefs pushing the boundaries of culinary exploration and vibrant dining experiences can be a lot of fun. A Dominic's, there is no reason to fix something that isn't broken. The ambience is old world, service impeccable and the food was perfect. There is something about tradition that passes the test of time that can satisfy just as much or more than the new, hip, exciting joints in town. We started with the carpaccio of tenderloin which was my wife's choice as she likes to compare to other establishments. It was excellent. We split the Dominic's salad and my enjoyed the penne carbonara and I enjoyed the Veal osso bucco. I never did try my wife's dish, because I was enjoying mine way too much. The osso bucco was amazing. We ordered a desert to go and enjoyed it the next evening and it too was very good, but likely better enjoyed just after dinner, but no room. Christian was our waiter for the night, he and Gino took great care of us and the 5 star service was greatly appreciated. We will continue to keep Dominic's in our regular rotation, despite what new and hot restaurant happens to come along next.
The history is true.
For New Years Eve I wanted a nice place that would help to showcase the magic of the historical nature of St. Louis. The crew at Dominic's went out of their way to ensure that everyone was taken care of. I was also astonished at the very eclectic community of patrons assembled. Everyone seemed comfortable and welcome. The service was on point considering every table was full and the bar was also full with people waiting on tables. I was a little worried about using a website to make this reservation but it worked without fail. The menu assembled for the night worked very well and the food was very good.
Not what it used to be
Food is great as always, but service - ugh. Long waits for the finished courses and empty drinks to be cleared, meal was dragged out and not well paced. First New Year's Eve we've been there and left disappointed. Decore is also very 1980s and looks past its prime.
Food was great. Server seemed too busy t ...
Food was great. Server seemed too busy to be able to give proper attention to all his tables. We were frequent waiting for him to come to order more drinks, to have our water refilled and we waited almost 25 minutes after we finished dessert to get out check. Though the food was good I don't know that we'd return.
Very good, but a tad pricey
We really enjoyed our dinner at Dominic's. While not a big fan of "Gourmet Italian" (that is often a contradiction of terms) we really enjoyed the dinner. My osso bucco was fine, no more or less than could be had at a more reasonable price, but my wife's lobster and past dish was outstanding. Good place to go for a special occasion, but a bit pricey for everyday.
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