Germano's Ristorante
Germano's Ristorante

Germano's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.germanosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 513-794-1155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cooper & Montgomery
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot is located in the rear of the building. Public parking lot rear of building, across from restaurants parking lot. On street parking also available.
A word from Germano's Ristorante
Germano's, located in the quaint gaslight section of downtown Montgomery, has been consistently delighting patrons with the finest Italian cuisine since 1986. Chef owner Domenico Germano hails from the Molise region, but Germano's fare showcases a mastery of authentic sauces and preparations from all over Italy. Germano's diverse menu includes fresh seafood, the finest center-cut beef and veal, and wonderful pasta dishes, all prepared with heart and soul, and served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Domenico's wife, Angelina prepares all of the delicious desserts, including her renowned raspberry pie and tira mi su. Wine lovers can rejoice as Germano's wine list is one of the most extensive in Cincinnati, including an unparalleled selection of aged Italian classics. Germano's accommodates private parties and offers carry-out, including a limited family-style carry-out menu. When dining at Germano's, let Chef Domenico know you're there.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Germano's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)special occasion (43)romantic (36)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (29)great for lunch (11)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Italian in Montgomery
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been here before but do not get here as often as we would like. The veal dishes are outstanding and the serivice is great too. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the Cincinnati area. Since our son and his family has moved to the East side of Cincinnati from North Carolina we should get here more often. The Raspberry pie is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    After many visits to Germano's over the years...and with deference to the more hyped (and sometimes expensive) Italian restaurants in the area...for my money, this is the best Italian restaurant in the city. Wonderful food, great service, easy parking, fine wine list. The folks here have even gone "off menu" for me on occasion when I was attempting to alleviate a particular craving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dated
    RSTRNTgeek
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The decor is dated, the menu is dated. If you are looking for a nice place to go in the 1970's then this is your spot. I had the veal parm and my wife had the shrimp & scallops. I'm not a 'sender-backer' but I cam about as close to sending something back for lack of flavor as I ever have. Bland on both dishes. Menu needs a refresh. Staff was pleasant but once it got busy our server had a hard time keeping up.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch as always
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    8 of us. Food was excellent as always. Server seemed a little new but was very eager to please. Would always recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was very professional. The fish selections were amazing along with the everyday menu choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    easybear
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waiter was attentive but the food was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Incredible dinner. The food was fresh and unique. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 64dinner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our experience was exceptional. The waiter was very kind and helpful. The food and wine was impressive!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    dalagohav
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a perfect table by the window as we celebrated our anniversary. The food was, as always, delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was efficient without being obtrusive. The blackberry pie was a big hit as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian in Cincinnati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What Cincinnati lacks in fine ItaliN food, Germano's does not. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    BeachloverVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We've never been disappointed. Attentive service. Quiet so you can actually carry on a conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Room was noisy as compared to other visits. Good food and service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't beat the scallops.
    GreggE
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Germanos has become my favorite restaurant when I need Italian. ...Excellent! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CincyBirthdayDiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This dining experience was wonderful. We were greeted quickly & warmly. Service was very good and the food was also very good. They provide a unique friendly atmosphere as well. In all honesty, I don't know how this restaurant has eluded us for so long. We will definitely be repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food if u r willing to pay
    morty
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a great meal at Germano's the other night. Food is the star at this restaurant; but you'll get a bit of a sticker shock when the bill comes due. Our foursome did not order any drinks..drank a lot of water. We had four entries, two appetizers and two desserts and with tip, the bill was $255.00. On the plus side, you have to try their Sea Scallops - we had an order of pan-seared scallops and we also had an order with scallops in pasta - out of this world!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    JodiL
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great restaurant and they have good vegetarian options. Our server was fantastic!! Will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bill
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very accommodating in making adjustments to menu. Service was exceptional
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Quality!
    lizabeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Creative dishes. Excellent preparation. Exceptional quality of seafood, veal, vegetables. Never disappointed in meal. Nice, neighborhood gem. Great place to bring friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    MaudeVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Germano's continues to be a fine Italian restaurant with excellent salads, pasta, and entrees of all sorts. The fish is cooked perfectly, as are all other entrees. The citrus arugula salad is perfectly dressed. Wine list is very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie515VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Don't overlook the specials that are not one the menu. Get the raspberry. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great anniversary meal.
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We make it a tradition to walk up to Germano's and celebrate our anniversary, and again, this year that is what we did. LOVE the food. I am glad this is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing restaurant!
    MikeM
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    i had a meeting for my sales team and wanted to treat them to a nice dinner. Germano's accomidated us nicely with a party of 8 and we had a fabulous time. Everyone raved about the food (I had the scallops and they were to die for - really amazing) and the wine list was excellent. We had a fantastic time and the bill did not kill my budget. I would highly recommend that you go to Germano's as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience at Germano's
    Montreal
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I had been to Germano's about 15 years ago and had been disappointed. We decided to go back and give it a second try. I still was disappointed with the food. Salad was very simple. They serve bread with only olive oil, nothing else. My entree was very ordinary. Lack of taste. I have no intention of returning.
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  • WineMe1
    WineMe1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved the Caesar Salad. Ingredients tasted very fresh; the anchovies were almost white and also very tasty without being too "salty". I was somewhat disappointed in my gnocchi, which tasted much heavier than I expected. Next time, I'll make another choice, as the menu is very extensive. Wine was lovely. The Fresh Raspberry Pie was wonderful. We were very pleased with the excellent service. And my dining companions seemed quite happy with their meals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch
    marty
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I love Germano's. I have been coming back for years. The food and service are always top notch, and I always get the raspberry pie. With the current economy situation, it is wonderful to see Germano's hasn't compromised a thing. I know when I go there I will always be happy I did.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are very fortunate to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We are very fortunate to have such a quality Italian restaurant in Montgomery...Thanks Dominic & Staff you are the best...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BobRVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    First time at restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointed
    MariaItalia
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everything I have tried has been excellent. Service is top notch and very accommodating. The proprietors will walk around the restaurant and casually chat with the customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian food!
    Enjoygreatfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Enjoyed a dinner of excellent Italian entrees and desserts along with great service by James. Would like to see more Italian wine options
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS SCALLOPS AND WONDERFUL WATERMELON GAZPACHO!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    ElJefeVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food was pretty good, not great. A little overpriced for the quality. I had heard a lot of good things about the restaurant so I wanted to finally try it. I'll go back at some point, but Cincinnati does have better options. Service was slow at first but improved.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    mark
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I was traveling on business and selected Germano's somewhat at random but based on the positive reviews. All three of us had something different and we enjoyed every bite. The specials sounded delicious and the host/wait-staff were friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Anapsolutely amazing dinning experience! I would highly recommend Germano's be a resturant on your go to list for friends and family. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A very enjoyable meal. We were there to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and service attentive without being overboard. We were able to talk and enjoy our evening together. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    NonamegivenVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Another great meal! Only problem we seem to always have is getting a server's attention when first seated. Other than that, no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FunbyallVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Love this restaurant. It's a real sleeper! Have never had a poor meal. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Six Top
    TeamSixTop
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service was excellent. Top notch. The food was just so-so. Overpriced, smaller portions for an Italian place and not anything special. First and last time I will likely dine there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Timely, but unrushed.
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Was running late & had theater tickets. Servers James & Steve were attentive to getting our meal to us in a timely manner, but at no time did we feel rushed. Needed the time to enjoy the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    jensatlaposte
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It's my favorite restaurant in Montgomery and one of the best Italians in Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 412 reviews are from the Germano's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • The Piccata is the best anywhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great neighborhood spot, everything you need for a memorable meal. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet