Alfio's buon cibo
Wonderful experience. Great food.A most wonderful second experience! The good is fantastic and made with so much love. The staff is so energetic and passionate. The atmosphere is beautiful. Though the crowed seems to have died down a bit, Alfio's is still a gem of Hyde Park Square as well as Cincinnati. Great for a date, celebration or family gathering! I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a luxurious and tasteful meal with a feeling of home, fresh out of the kitchen!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to Alfio'sOur first visit to Alfio's was a positive one. The food was top-notch. The menu is varied, with unique selections.The personal greeting from the chef and general manager were sincere, and the waiter did a great job. Our next reservation won't be too far in the future!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Delicious!Our dinner at Alfio's was one of the most delicious meals we've had in Cincinnati for quite some time. We will return often.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Dining ExperienceAlfio's Bon Cibo is a great restaurant. I have been there twice and both times I have been more than satisfied. The owner was there walking around to check on guests. It was very welcoming and the staff was all upbeat and happy. The wine list is not long, but does offer a lot of wonderful options. It is a great place to split a bottle. The food on the menu is wonderful.The butternut squash soup is always delightful. I had the tomato mozzarella salad and it was the best that I have ever had. The pasta is all house-made and tastes fresh. I would recommend this restaurant to enjoys Italian or Argentine fare or to anybody looking to try a fresh new experience. There will be no disappointment.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice experienceIf you are looking for a nice evening out you won't go wrong with the menu or service . We would and have already recommended to friends and family6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome anniversary dinnerMy husband and I had dinner on 5/25. Our reservation was for 7p.m. and we arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. Our server was Ben. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and was just friendly enough. We tried the crab cake empanada appetizer special. It was very good, very good flavor. My husband had the filet and I had the Rib Eye with the chimichurri. We split each dish so we could taste the other. The filet melted in your mouth. The Rib Eye was delicious as were the butternut squash potatos. Dinner was followed by dessert and coffee. I had the Deconstructed Crème Brulee and my husband had the Gelato Trio. Both were excellent.
We will definitely be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner at alfio'sOur meal was delicious and our waiter was excellent. He was very good with the wine list and the food questions. I had butternut squash soup and my companions had salads that looked great. I got the special grouper of the evening and had a tasty scoop of gelato for a "light" dessert.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMas good as it getsIt is rare that our family tries a restaurant twice and comes back saying "wow" but this is the case for Alfio's. I don't think my 21 year old daughter will ever eat a filet mignon unless it is from their chefs. Great dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique Mash-UpThe menu was interesting with many unique options. Our server, Ben, was fantastic and made great recommendations. Highly recommend the butternut squash soup. The featured appetizer was a crab cake atop homemade guac. Though the crab cake was good, the fresh made jalapeno lime guac was amazing. I had the lamb chops, which were very good. My husband's dinner was by far the standout dish, a veal stuffed ravioli in a truffle Marsala sauce. Extremely rich and delicious. I am not sure if I could eat an entire plate, but my husband had no problem, sopping up the last drop of sauce with the homemade bread.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerServers were prompt and attentive. Food was Wonderful I had a Pear salad and the Cobia Special followed by deconstructed creme brulee -- Wow!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was AMAZING! EveryEverything was AMAZING! Every bite, service and atmosphere. Could not recommend this place enough!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMby the glasswe all love it-food is wonderful-if we had only one request: the better wines by the glass instead of requiring a purchase of a full bottle.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun SurpriseWe ate at Alfio's on Saturday night with friends. The food was so incredible. I made the reservation off of Open Table with no prior knowledge of the restaurant. Really just based on reviews. It was the best meal that I have had out in a long time. Everything was wonderful. Really outstanding!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining as it should beHere is a restaurant that understands how to treat their customers. Nice selection on the menu, food wonderfully prepared, service attentive with a waiter who knew the menu, and it was great to be able to converse with my dining partner without the distraction and absolute irritation of loud music that has become so commonplace in many restaurants. I have recommended Alfio's to friends and will be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD AND SERVICE WERE BOTHFOOD AND SERVICE WERE BOTH EXCELLENT. MANY GREAT CHOICES ON THE MENU.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!This is a great place, delicious food and the people are so nice!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceOver the top service and food. Loved the angus ravioli. We will definitely be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething differentReally interesting mix of cuisines and executed to perfection. Service was excellent and knowledgeable. We sat outside and enjoyed be part of the square on an active Friday night. We are for sure coming back to try the rest of the menu!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMReviewMy husband and I went there for our four year anniversary and loved it! I have been to Argentina before, but he had not. The food was comparable. The empanadas were wonderful and the Filet Mignon was outstanding! Everything was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious! We had a wonderful time--the service was just wonderful as well!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinnerAlfios was great! We had the nicest waiter who answered all our questions and really knew the menu
And wine list well. The food was really good, all made in house!
I will go back!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlfio's great foodThe Diners range from smart casual dress to prom couples in tuxedos and gowns. Nice white tablecloths without feeling stuffy. Service was good and wait staff knowledgeable. Food was delicious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy on Hyde Park SquareWe found this neighborhood gem thanks to Open Table. So happy we did! Argentinian and Italian blend - what a great idea. The waitress was great and spilt out salad for us. We each tried a fish - both great ideas. - the flounder and the cobia. The service was outstanding. We were not rushed and the place continued to fill up as we dined. As we watched people try the dessert we had to try one even thought we were full. Try the gelato sampler - it was great - since we were full thought we couldn't finish it. We will definite be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.authentic cuisine.Great food.authentic cuisine. Wonderful staff. Homemade pasta cooked perfectly.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience!My husband and I really enjoyed the wine and food. Empanada appetizers were delicious with a light, flaky crust. My 5-cheese angus ravioli (pasta made from scratch by the chef) was DELICIOUS! My husband loved the lamb dinner he had... it wasn't too crowded or noisy but wasn't a quiet/stuffy atmosphere either. There were so many other items on the menu that I wanted to try (and I'm somewhat picky...) that we will definitely be going back. I also want to take my 75-yr old Italian mother because I think she'll love it too. :)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMmy first visit. 4 of us.my first visit. 4 of us. 7pm on a Friday night. The menu suggests Italian and Argentinian fare, interesting. Both couples split apps, salad and entre. and the food came out on separate plates, nicely presented. I ordered lamb chops and they were done perfectly medium rare, with sweet potato mash and broccolini that was perfectly done. Waiter knew what he was doing. Interesting and a bit different menu, well done. And the noise level was tolerable into the evening so we even had a chance to talk with each other without shouting. I will return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVED Alfio's! I can'tWe LOVED Alfio's! I can't wait to go back and try some more of the menu items. Jen gave us fantastic service, and every bite was perfect.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both excellent. I requested a quiet location because of my hearing problem. In spite of their efforts the noise was distracting and made conversation difficult. This definitely detracted from what was otherwise a pleasant dining experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCincyWolverineGreat food with a lot of flavor. A unique treat on cincy with lots of steak and pasta dishes. Must try the lamb chops and empanadas!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally, really excellent foodReally, really excellent food and service. The butternut squash mashed potatoes were amazing. Had the skirt steak...excellent. Shared a salad and had the braised rib ravioli for an appetizer. Will definitely go back. (A bit pricey on the ravioli...5 for $25, but house made). Service was excellent too.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were 8 of us and weThere were 8 of us and we all tried each other's dinner and absolutely everything was amazing! I, personally had the pistachio crusted salmon and it was delicious! We will definitely be back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is an absolutelyThis restaurant is an absolutely perfect addition to cincinnati. The food is amazing (best I have had in town) and the staff is great. Alfio and Scott (owners) stopped by personally to make sure the experience was perfect and took the time to talk to every table. This is now our new favorite dining spot.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceWe took my grandmother for her 85th birthday. We all had an appetizer, entree, and dessert and it was amazing. Our service from Ben was fantastic. He knew the menu and specials very well and helped us make our decisons. To top off the night, Chef Alfio came out to wish my Grandma Happy Birthday. Great restaurant, we will be returning soon and often!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit, and we likedOur second visit, and we liked it more than the first. Food very good and the ambiance is excellent. Always service very good and accomodating. Would recommend to all who like innovative menu and thoughtful food preparation. Parking can be difficult on street due to many businesses on Square.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlfio's has a very good selectionAlfio's has a very good selection of Italian and Argentinian dishes and very nice atmosphere. The waitress explained that the chef's (Alfio's) parents are Sicilian and he grew up in Argentina, and the cuisine reflects those influences. I had a delicious dish of sea scallops (perfectly cooked) with mushrooms and linguini and my husband had the skirt steak. We had the empanadas as an appetizer and all of the food was excellent. We would definitely return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!It was wonderful!!! Don't miss getting the Empanada appetizer and the Salmon was amazing!
Alfio actually came out at the end of the night and he was delightful!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious variety of food choices!Had a wonderful meal starting with bruschetta and empanadas. Three of us had the butternut squash soup that was delicious and rich. Entrees ranged from 5 cheese ravioli with angus beef, scallops with mushrooms, stuffed pork tenderloin, and a special rib eye steak dinner. All were shared with one another and the compliments were flowing. Our server was genuinely enthusiastic, but not overly gushing (she was sincere). Gave service only 4 stars because it took quite a long time to clear dishes and to deliver our checks. We will return - wishing this restaurant lots of success!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, very delicatelyGreat Food, very delicately prepared. Great value wines.
Alfio (the chef) was very personable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR RESTAURANTI ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR RESTAURANT AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!! HAVE ALREADY TOLD EVERYONE I NOW THAT THEY MUST EAT HERE!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlfio's - a great find!What a great find! The menu was inventive and had a wide variety of Italian and Argentinan (grilled meats)options. The food was superb. The wine list was extensive and very reasonable for restaurants these days. The cost for the menu options were very reasonable for the excellent quality. The service was attentive and knowledgable but not over bearing. We had a credit card issue that was quickly and professionally handled. We intend to return on a regular basis to sample the many options that one visit did not allow us to try.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely good Italian foodExtremely good Italian food with a nod to Argentina. We had the Empanadas, the Short-Rib Ravioli, and the Lamb Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes-all of which were excellent. Unfortunately, the space (located on Hyde Park Square) has seen several restaurant incarnations over the years and probably for good reason, as it is a long and narrow space with no windows except by the bar up front. We went there on a cold winter evening and every time the front door was opened, you could feel the chill funneled back to the tables just past the bar. It was also very loud with little fabric or decor to absorb the sound. That being said, the service was so friendly and the food so good, we would definitely go back again.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps getting better!This was the second time I have dined at this restaurant and it keeps getting better each time. The first time I had the lobster parm which was good but there are many other items which are better. This time I had the angus raviolli which was fantastic. It is noisy but you should expect that for an Italian restaurant. I can not say enough good things about the food and service we have experienced at this restaurant.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM