January 11, 2011

Charlie Gitto's Chesterfield

There are few surprises on the menu, but the kitchen handles its roster of Italian and Italian American classics — you know it well, of course: veal Parmesan, chicken spiedini, shrimp scampi — with aplomb. The saltimbocca (veal or chicken, take your pick) strikes a tasty balance between the meat itself, the Fontina, verdant sage and the salt and funk of prosciutto, all of it focused by a bright lemon-white wine sauce. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Charlie Gitto's. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Charlie Gitto's
15525 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield
636-536-2199
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Charlie Gitto's, a recent addition to the Chesterfield area, occupies the space that formerly housed Pizzeria Uno.
Charlie Gitto's, a recent addition to the Chesterfield area, occupies the space that formerly housed Pizzeria Uno.
Charlie Gitto opened this location in September of 2010, The Hill location has been open for around 30 years. Shown here is the bar at the newest, Chesterfield location.
Charlie Gitto opened this location in September of 2010, The Hill location has been open for around 30 years. Shown here is the bar at the newest, Chesterfield location.
Charlie Gitto's offers a casual fine dining atmosphere.
Charlie Gitto's offers a casual fine dining atmosphere.
Bartender Brandon Lesinski.
Bartender Brandon Lesinski.
Charlie Gitto's offers a casual fine dining atmosphere.
Charlie Gitto's offers a casual fine dining atmosphere.
A late lunch crowd at Charlie Gitto's in Chesterfield.
A late lunch crowd at Charlie Gitto's in Chesterfield.
The main dining room at Charlie Gitto's.
The main dining room at Charlie Gitto's.
The main dining room at Charlie Gitto's.
The main dining room at Charlie Gitto's.
White Clam Pizza is made with fresh clams, thyme, pancetta, garlic, caramelized onions and white sauce.
White Clam Pizza is made with fresh clams, thyme, pancetta, garlic, caramelized onions and white sauce.
Two sandwiches from the lunch menu are highlighted here. In front is the Roast Beef Sandwich, which is sliced and served on top of a baguette with au jus. Behind the roast beef is the Fish Sandwich, which is, breaded cod served on French bread with lettuce and tomato topped with a citrus chipotle mayo.
Two sandwiches from the lunch menu are highlighted here. In front is the Roast Beef Sandwich, which is sliced and served on top of a baguette with au jus. Behind the roast beef is the Fish Sandwich, which is, breaded cod served on French bread with lettuce and tomato topped with a citrus chipotle mayo.