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Germano's Ristorante
Germano's Ristorante

Germano's Ristorante Details

  • 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We are very fortunate to have such a quality Italian restaurant in Montgomery...Thanks Dominic & Staff you are the best..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed a dinner of excellent Italian entrees and desserts along with great service by James. Would like to see more Italian wine options"
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS SCALLOPS AND WONDERFUL WATERMELON GAZPACHO!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Another great meal! Only problem we seem to always have is getting a server's attention when first seated. Other than that, no complaints."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. It's a real sleeper! Have never had a poor meal. Highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's my favorite restaurant in Montgomery and one of the best Italians in Cincinnati."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our food was very good along with the service. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great neighborhood spot, everything you need for a memorable meal. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and wanted a special place no one had been before. Germano's delivered!! I always request a round table for better conversation flow. They had a round table ready for us. The food was amazing especially the veal!!! Thank You!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Every meal I have had at Germano's has been outstanding! I had the sole special and it was very well prepared and perfectly seasoned. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "First time guest at Germano's. Food was terrific. From the starting bread with olive oil through the raspberry pie for dessert had an outstanding meal. I had the veal picatta, my spouse the off menu chicken parmigiana, both delicious. Our server, Jamie, was top-notch for a 22 year-old, though a 7 year veteran of the restaurant. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Very charming, excellent entrees, salads and homemade desserts by Mrs. Germano! One of my favorite restaurants! And always great service!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. The veal piccata was flavorful and tender."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Well worth the drive from the west side - you know we need a special pass to go this far east. Veal was outstanding and pasta was perfect. Service was excellent and paced very well. Don't miss the tiramisu - rich and creamy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was phenomenal. Brian was an excellent server."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "There are several excellent Italian restaurants in Cincinnati, But Germano's ranks in the top 3. Consistent quality, great atmosphere, quiet, and excellent wait staff makes this a repeat choice. Great value makes it top 3."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the moment you walk through the door you are.made to feel like you're the most important customers. I have been here twice,once for business and once personal.I had the same experience both times. The menu is original and offers a variety of items to meet everyone's desires. They also have an exceptional wine list. Some desserts are handmade by the owners wife daily. I recommend the Raspberry pie after a delicious meal this is the perfect way to end the meal because it's so light and refreshing. I can't wait to go back and bring others to have the experience that I have had."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I was traveling for work and wanted to have a nice meal. I found Germano's and I could not have been more pleased. The staff was friendly, the service impeccable, and the food was delicious. My co-worker could not eat the salad he ordered due to a medication issue, and the chef/owner came out and asked how he could accommodate the dietary needs of my co-worker. The chef made a special salad for my co-worker. That was unusual and so thoughtful. The veal was fantastic, the biscotti was delicious. I can't wait to go back if ever in town again. Don't miss this place!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Germano's has always been a top restaurant. We can count on delicious food every visit. Whether it's the specials or off the menu, the meals are perfect."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our arrival time was 8:45 on a Friday. We never felt rushed, even though we were one of the last to leave. I was very impressed with their menu selection and the number of specials for the evening. Petto Di Pollo A La Milanese con Fettuccine Alfredo and Crabmeat stuffed sole piccata with fettuccine alfredo were excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Germanos never disappoints me and once again we had an amazing dinner. The special, Sea Bass, was cooked to perfection and there wasn't any food left on either of our plates. The chef was out in the restaurant quite a bit showing guests to their tables and making sure everyone was happy with their selections."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very nice little place. The prices were not to bad and a great menu and wine list. Calamari app was very good! I was a little disappointed in my portion size of the ravioli. The other entrees in the group seemed larger though. I was also disappointed in the "famous" raspberry pie. I know it was supposed to be homemade but did not fast like it. I guess I was expecting it to be like my grandma used to make it and it was far from it. Some people I guess like the "gelatin canned" filling but I am not one of them."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "All three of us ordered different items from the menu; not one of us was disappointed. Even the gluten-free pasta was tender and tasty. We had not noticed the specials on the way in and did not ask the prices. We were surprised that they were so expensive! Be sure to ask the prices of the specials."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went here on New Years Eve and had a great dinner. Very romantic and quiet. The food was unreal and we paid a lot less that we thought. Great date spot."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Germano's continues to be one of our favorite places to go. Being born and raised on Long Island, NY we moved to Cincinnati 13 years a go and were so grateful to find Germano's. The food is great and the staff is wonderful. We one time ate across the street at the Montgomery Inn and were less than satisfied. We called over to Germanos's asking if we can come by for dessert. They welcomed us with warmth and great food. We also did the same one time after going to Berresse's. Germano's is a great restaurant and would have no problem making it as a great restaurant in NY. If you want great Italian food Germano's is a MUST!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a great family celebration with lots of food and laughter and raspberry pie !"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Germano's because we had heard so many great things about it, and it did not disappoint! The food was very good and our waitress was amazing, very attentive. It's not an "every weekend" place for us just because it's somewhat pricey, but really great for special occasions! Great place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Germano's, and I was more impressed than the first time. I had the seabass special the first time I dined at Germano's, and it was amazing. They had a similar special last weekend, and I requested to get it prepared with another sauce (in an effort to recreate what I had the first time). Mr. Germano came to our table to make sure he understood what type of sauce I wanted. He provided recommendations based on what I liked, and made it to order. Service doesn't get any better than that! I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Germano's is our favorite restaurant in the Cincinnati area. We know we can always get a fantastic meal and wonderful service every single time we go. We can't wait for our next visit there!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014