A beloved St. Louis restaurateur has unfortunately passed away.
5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano confirmed that Charlie Gitto, who was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday, passed away on Saturday.
Gitto was the father of four and grandfather of 11. He owned the Charlie Gitto’s restaurant in downtown St. Louis since 1978. The restaurant is known for its Italian food and hospitality. It’s a known spot for celebrities to stop at while they’re in town.
The great Charlie Gitto (center) has passed away. He was a friend to all who entered his restaurants, especially MLB players and writers at his downtown St. Louis place. pic.twitter.com/CiZISOBGQO
— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) July 4, 2020