"The Hill" in St. Louis

We are happy to be located on The Hill, regarded as the largest, most intact Italian neighborhood in the United States. It's one of the most visited neighborhoods in St. Louis.

A visit to The Hill is a trip back in history and a vacation to Italy. 

St. Ambrose Romaan Catholic Church on The Hill in St. Louis

The anchor of The Hill, St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, is just south of us.


Soapy crosses Marconi in front of St. Ambrose on The Hill in St. Louis

The Bell Tower is visible from this view. Soapy jaywalks to Milo's Bocce Garden. 


The Italian Immigrants by Rudolf Torrini on The Hill in St. Louis

The Italian Immigrants sculpture in front of St. Ambrose Church reflects the 100-year history of both Northern and Southern Italians settling here. Many found work in the brickyards and clay pits nearby.

on The Hill in St. Louis, St. Ambrose interior

St. Ambrose Parish began in 1903, and built this captivating church in 1926.

Piazza Imo on The Hill in St. Louis

Every Italian town has its piazza. Across the street from the church, you'll find Piazza Imo. Relax, meet friends, play a game of chess. (Photo taken before dogs were not allowed.)

Italia-America Bocce Club

Italia-America Bocce Club is for members only but when there's a big tournament, go see some talented bowlers. Or join a league. 


Milo's Bocce Garden on The Hill in St. Louis

Kitty-corner to the church, you'll find Milo’s Bocce Garden. The lively bar and restaurant has been a tavern since 1902. Try your hand at a game of bocce. 


Shop Italian grocery stores for everything from anchovies to ziti.


Italian groceriery stores on The Hill in St. Louis

Products made here are shipped to Italy and around the world!

Bakeries on The Hill in St. Louis

Who can pass a bakery? Choose from several.

Gelato on The Hill in St. Louis

Choosing a flavor of gelato is challenging, but worth the effort.


Lunch spots on The Hill in St. Louis

Restaurants draw hundreds to The Hill daily. From sandwich shops…

Coffee houses on The Hill in St. Louis

to coffee houses...

Fine dining on The Hill in St. Louis

to elegant dining.

Italian food on The Hill in St. Louis

Getting hungry?


Madonna in gardens on The Hill in St. Louis

After eating, take a walk around the neighborhood. Discover countless Madonnas.

Houses on The Hill in St. Louis

Enjoy the quirky architecture of The Hill. Look for building elements salvaged from the 1904 World’s Fair.

Hill Neighborhood Center on The Hill in St. Louis

The Hill Neighborhood Center at Dagget and Marconi conserves and displays memorabilia and the history of the community. The Center offers information, maps, and souvenirs. They're not always open—we can also help guide you, just ask.

Wine Walk on The Hill in St. Louis

Visit The Hill for the many events held yearly, such as the Wine Walk, Italian Heritage Day, La Festa, and Soap Box Derby.


Giro della Montagna bicycle races on The Hill in St. Louis

Over Labor Day weekend, pro cyclists converge for the Giro della Montagna, part of the Gateway Cup.

Christmas on the Hill in St. Louis

Christmas on The Hill brings the holiday spirit home. 

Factory tours on The Hill in St. Louis

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate offers free tours of its state-of-the-art facility. They’re like us—all natural!

Antique markets on The Hill in St. Louis

Treasure hunt at antique markets.

Berra Park on The Hill in St. Louis

Play in Berra Park and Sublette Park.   

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