We are happy to be located on the Hill, one of the most visited neighborhoods in St. Louis, and considered to be the largest and most intact Italian neighborhood in the U.S.
The anchor of the Hill is St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, just south of Marconi from us.
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.
If it’s open, check out this charming church, or plan to attend mass. The parish began in 1903 and built this church in 1926.
Every Italian town has its piazza. Across the street from the church, you’ll find Piazza Imo where you can relax and meet up with friends. (Photo taken before dogs were not allowed.)
Kity-corner to the church, across the street from Herbaria, in a building that’s been a tavern since 1902, you’ll find Milo’s Bocce Garden, a lively bar and restaurant with bocce courts on the large patio.
Restaurants draw hundreds to the Hill daily. From sandwich shops…
to coffee houses...
to elegant dining.
Shop some of the Italian grocery stores.
Who can pass a bakery? Choose from several.
Choosing a flavor of gelato is challenging, but worth the effort.
You’ll find a Madonna sculpture in front and backyards all around the neighborhood.
Enjoy the quirky architecture of the Hill. Look for building elements salvaged from the 1904 World’s Fair.
The Hill Neighborhood Center at Dagget and Marconi conserves and displays some of the histories of the Hill. The Center offers information, maps, and souvenirs. They're not always open—we can help guide you, just ask.
Visit the Hill for the many events held yearly, such as the Wine Walk, Italian Heritage Day, La Festa,
Giro della Montagna, Soap Box Derby,
Christmas on the Hill brings the holiday spirit home.
Next door to Herbaria is Skif International, atelier of talented fashion designer, Nina Ganci. The spacious building with a mezzanine dates from 1928.
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate offers free tours of its state-of-the-art facility. They’re like us—all natural!
Treasure hunt at antique markets.
Play in one of two parks on the Hill.