We all know St. Louis is renowned for their toasted raviolis, but what some who are new to town may not know- there’s a plethora of delicious pastas, pizzas, and more that are so good you’ll forget you’re not in Italy!

If you’re in St. Louis for a temporary stay, or short term business trip, we urge you to get out and explore all of the decadence our city has to offer. If you’re looking for delicious Italian food, look no further than The Hill. An entire neighborhood filled with delicious dining experiences, The Hill prides themselves on genuine Italian cuisine, right in your back yard. There are so many great Italian restaurants in St. Louis- we’ll pick a few of our favorites from The Hill for today’s blog!

Gian-Tony’s Ristorante is a delicious, subdued environment. It’s no secret that Gian-Tony’s is delicious- if make your reservations in advance if you’re looking to dine there, especially on the weekends. With a casual atmosphere, you’ll feel relaxed at Gian-Tony’s Ristorante while enjoying your one-of-a-kind dining experience. Owner and Executive Chef Tony Catarinicchia personally prepares Southern Italian meals, which include pasta, veal, chicken, seafood and beef, for everyone’s enjoyment. Experience many family recipe’s that followed Tony from Sicily.

Open for both dinner and lunch service, Joey B’s on The Hill is a great place to take the entire family. Well known for their fried chicken Sundays and great early bird specials, there’s truly something for every palate. Joey B’s offers pizza, salads, pastas, burgers and sandwiches, including all the St. Louis Favorites. With a relaxed atmosphere, and televisions everywhere, Joey B’s feels like your favorite Italian Restaurant and sports bar combined.

If you’re looking for a delicious deli dining experience, look no further than Gioia’s Deli. There you can savor brownies, cookies, fresh Italian Lemon Ices, and sandwiches like Gioia’s Famous Hot Salami, and Italian Trio. With a variety of menu items made ala carte for on-the-go, you can also look out for their famous food truck or use them to cater your next office party. Boasting the same recipe for their hot salami for just under 100 years, they’ve got to be doing something right.

Bartolino’s Osteria is a great place to enjoy a dinner or Happy Hour after work. Described as both romantic, and kid friendly-parents and singles alike find something to love at Bartolino’s. Fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat, and authentic Italian food all decorate their well-rounded menu. Owned and operated by the same family for three generations, Bartolino’s is a cornerstone in St. Louis and a great place to experience The Hill for the first time.

Charlie Gitto’s is a casually elegant establishment that prides themselves in being warm and attentive to their patrons. A professionally trained sommelier is available to help diners choose the best pairing for their intended dinner, and can make suggestions allowing you to expand your palette. With steaks, seafood, veal, pizza, and pasta, there’s a bit of something for everyone at Charlie Gitto’s and you won’t regret making the trip- reservations are recommended.

Staying in St. Louis, even if it’s just a short term stay, provides an excellent opportunity to experience some of the best cuisine across the country. Our temporary stay guests love the variety of dining options available, all within just a few minute’s drive from their fully furnished apartments. For information about St. Louis, interim housing, and more check our blog regularly and be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.