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Restaurateur Charlie Gitto fighting for his life after heart attack

5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano confirmed Charlie Gitto suffered a heart attack

ST. LOUIS — A beloved St. Louis restaurateur is in the hospital fighting for his life, according to family members.

5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano confirmed Charlie Gitto suffered a heart attack on Tuesday.

Gitto is the father of four and grandfather of 11. He’s 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.

Cusumano talked with Gitto in 2018. His favorite dish at his restaurant? Spaghetti and meatballs.

Charlie Gitto's restaurant is located at 207 N. Sixth St.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

MORE ABOUT CHARLIE GITTO’S RESTAURANT

According to the restaurant’s website, Charlie Gitto and his family have been cooking on the idea that family, friends and good food always equal a great time. For close to four decades, Charlie Gitto's Downtown has been a hometown and visitor favorite for Italian cuisine. Situated conveniently between Busch Stadium and the Edward Jones Dome, it's no wonder some of the sport's greatest heroes have dined at the restaurant.

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