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Germano's Ristorante
Germano's Ristorante

Germano's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.germanosrestaurant.com
  • Email: germanosrestaurant@cinci.rr.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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "One of my top favorites! Excellent preparation, interesting menu, consistent quality. Friendly professional staff! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Unless you took the time to look at the menu board at the entrance, I did not even see it, you do not know what the price of the Specials is."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I have driven past this restaurant so many times wanting to stop and until Sat. evening had not. It you are like me don't waste your time go to Germano's now! The food is to die for!!!!!!! the attention to detail is wonderful. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable ."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I brought out of town people. They thoroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Gremano's is one of our favorites in northern Cincinnati. This was celebration event and we had a great time."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "As always, a very good dining experience. We always get a very nice experience there."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excellent fare and service. Good choices and knowledgeable server."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Germano's. We were seated at a candle lit table by the window, and the ambiance was great. We shared a crostini appetizer which was delightful and the pasta dishes that followed were great as well. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Consistently well-prepared with fresh ingredients. I would eat here every week if I could arrange it."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This was my girlfriend's first visit. She'd heard lots of good things from her parents. We each had seafood from the day's specials. Food was excellent, and the waiter - David did a great job. Very attentive, but not overbearing. Will definetly be back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "You can always count on great food at Germano's. Had dinner with friends who are moving into the neighborhood. They loved it as well. Don't miss the homemade raspberry pie!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "4 of dined at Germano's this week. I enjoyed the caesar salad and spicy seafood pasta-lots of seafood and delicious spciy sauce and the focaccio bread was delicious. My friend had the salmon which she said was good-and ait was huge portion that she took home. Another had the chicken marsala which she said was delicious. Nice ambiance, good service."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Had a family holiday lunch . Food was outstanding;service memorable. Lemon Sole and Rissoto melted in your mouth. Would definitely return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "One of our favorites! Great meal as always. I like the fact the owner is always present and visible every time I'm there. He's either checking the reservation book or stopping by in the dining room or just around. That's why this restaurant is successful. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Impressive wine list. I tried the "Mongro" and it was silky smooth. Not strong or harsh. My Entree was the crabmeat stuffed sole piccatta with fettucine alfredo sauce. It was yummy and had a class. The desserts were also good. I tried the raspberry pie and my wife had the chocolate espresso bomb. The bomb was much better than the pie. The good thing about the pie was that the whipped cream was not sweet striking the right balance between the sweet and tangy raspberry pie and the cream. I was a little disappointed that the Amaretto souffle was not there. But, I'll try it the next time. Overall, great service and a great experience. Lucky, if you are seated with the view of the Montgomery downtown."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Germano's. It definitely won't be the last. Everyone in our 4-person party had a different dish, and each was outstanding. Not only was each Italian-themed dish excellent, but my steak was one of the best I've had outside of an upscale steak restaurant. The famous raspberry pie lived up to its reputation too."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Nice restaurant overall. Parking behind restaurant is convenient. Food and dessert were wonderful. Service was good."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "My wife and I have been doing a holiday shopping trip to Cincinnati for years. A dinner at Germano's has been part of that excursion for at least the past 12 years. She always has a veal dish which they do to perfection and I usually do seafood. This year the Frutti de Mare was outstanding. Very nice wine list and the Super Tuscan I tried was wonderful. This year, Mr. Germano came from the kitchen to visit our table. Nice touch!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We love this place..The Lemon Picata is amazing..and don't forget to save room or take home some.... raspberry pie..."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I was in Cincinnati visiting a friend and randomly chose this restaurant off of Urbanspoon. I'm proud to report that we were not disappointed. Located in the quaint area of Montgomery, the short walk form the free parking lot was rather enjoyable. The streets give the small town feeling, when you're only minutes away from the busy downtown! The service was great, we were quickly seated and our server was very familiar with the menu and able to offer some good suggestions. The food was delicious and the portion size was very reasonable. Overall I'd say the best part was the staff, they were very friendly and even though I'm not from that area, they made me feel right at home! Would definitely recommend this restaurant !!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "What can I say.... the best Italian in town.... I had the veal and my husband had the chicken pasta... just a great meal all around."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I've eaten at Germano's many times. I enjoy the food and the service is always very good. I highly recommend the blackberry pie! There's nothing like it!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013