Italian Food

What is “The Hill”?

You might hear fellow students talking about “The Hill.” So, what is it? The Hill is a vibrant Italian-American neighborhood located two miles south of Forest Park and is home to many Italian bakeries, groceries, restaurants, and businesses. It is also where the baseball greats Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola Sr. grew up!

  1. Bar Italia
    They’re not “top notch” Italian Cuisine like you might get on the coasts, but they have very friendly staff, good wine, and the food tastes quite good. – Jamie M., M1
  2. Pi Pizzeria
  3. Zia’s On the Hill
  4. Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill
  5. Pastaria
    So far, this has been the best Italian food I’ve had in St. Louis. Yes, it’s expensive, and there’s often a long wait, but the food is worth it. The pasta is cooked perfectly al dente, and the sauces are delicious. The restaurant has an open layout looking into the kitchen, and it’s possible to sit at the bar there and observe the fascinating logistics of a working restaurant kitchen. Bonus: the cocktails are pretty fabulous, and I say that as someone who doesn’t usually drink. – Faith W., M1
  6. Katie’s Pizza and Pasta