Excellent food, priced perfectly,
Excellent food, priced perfectly, good selection of beer and wine. We'll be back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 2nd time at M. We love the pizza & will be back for more!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both pear salad and tomato
Both pear salad and tomato salad were excellent. Pizza and gratin both very good.
we will definitely return.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service and atmosphere
Food, service and atmosphere were perfect for celebrating my birthday with my husband and our friends!!! I'm so glad this place opened in the East Hyde Park neighborhood!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to dine outside
A great place to dine outside on a nice day. I would highly recommend the House Olives snack. They were some of the best olives I've tasted. They have some impressive bottled beers, notably Ommegang Hennepin, and my companion enjoyed her specialty cocktail. We also really liked the Mac and Cheese with short ribs. The pizza was great too.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the new spring menu!
Always an aMazing time at M. A neighborhood hot spot to relax and enjoy great food, service, and friends/family. Had a great time you won't be disappointed!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the creative menu and
Love the creative menu and the "section" pricing...good concept.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alex's addition to the neighborhood
Alex's addition to the neighborhood is a fine one, just make sure you have a reservation!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful evening at
Had a wonderful evening at M Friday night. Our server was excellent! Very attentive but not oppressive. Our pizzas and salads were great. The wine was excellent. The eclectic ambulance was fun without being over the top sterile. We will absolutely be back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Were seated as soon as we
Were seated as soon as we arrived; very prompt service and the food was quite good..
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the wood fired pretzel
Loved the wood fired pretzel and the truffle fries. Great atmosphere.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time to M again!
This was our second visit to M, outstanding again! Definitely a neighborhood hot spot!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun neighborhood spot
went with a group and were seated at a long high - top, not far from kitchen. DIshes are good to share here - we sampled ( twice ) the truffle fries, the creamy brussel sprouts/artichoke dish, some tasty Flatbreads and a simple salad, of good portion. Since we were a boisterous group, we decided to be decadent and ordered dessert - it was a brownie, and it came cold, but we asked to have it heated ( in the wood oven, I think they did !?! ) and was much better.....if only they added a scoop of vanilla ice cream.....
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED IT! Went for our anniversary. You know 5th year "wood" staff was friendly and food was excellent
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
M delivered with good pizza, an interesting menu, and excellent service. The only real downsides are that the noise level made conversation difficult, and parking means $5 plus tip for valet service. Despite these minor issues, however, I will definitely be back.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than expected
I like pizza, but I don't love it, so I was a but hesitant to book a reservation. However, the menu seemed to have enough options so I wouldn't be limited to just pizza. Another bonus, the portions are definitely generous enough to share which made it easier to try more selections. Our waiter recommended the purple cauliflower which was great, as was the salad. The table next to us ordered the pretzel which looked amazing, so next time I will be trying it. My only reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because the vegetable pizza we ordered to share was bland and the food runners twice delivered the wrong food to our table. Minor "critiques" especially for being a new establishment. I definitely will be dining at M again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
At home at dinner
The management and staff are the best. I casually mentioned a birthday celebration and they made it a BIG deal for our guest of honor.
The food was great and the service (Micah) was even better.
A fun evening with family!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of eclectic dishes and pizza's. Great ambiance. Nice price point. Can't wait to go back. Nice Job Alex.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Eclectic Menu
While the pizzas may be the main feature, the snacks and small plates were fun and tasty.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there - won't be my last
Thought I'd try M Wood Fired Oven and was not disapointed, it was awesome! Service was friendly, although it took a few minutes for drinks to arrive, (we were there early in the evening). The food was artfully prepaired and was excellent. We tried many items and the Truffle Fries were spectacular.
The pizza was the star, we ordered three different ones and the winner (in a close one) was the fig and sausage with arugula.
I will be back and will make this a regular stop on my culinary excursions with friends!
Met the chef and he is the real deal.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great. Sitting at
Food is great. Sitting at bar is best experience. Sat at table this visit. Order placed and then closed out. Lead to a significant delay in getting our food. Food arrived and was very good. Pace of service seemed to be down a bit with the restaurant half full. Have been there when packed and received prompt service. Atmosphere seemed more relaxed. No sense of urgency. Will be back. Overall really love the restaurant .
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful outdoor dining
Enjoyed a relaxing evening on the outside patio. A warm welcome from owner Alex. Well-prepared, creative, hearty comfort food, great wine and beer list.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
Every item on the menu is intriguing, so it was difficult to select - but everything we ordered was excellent and worth exploring. Service was very good; attentive without hovering. Make sure to check the dessert menu!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alex does it again
Not your typical wood fired joint. Alex has added great and unusual touches to the menu and presentation we found delicious and fun, Long time Cumin devotees we knew the wine list would be exceptional, What a great end to a beautiful Friday night. Great energy and service, We'll be back,,,,
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza was top notch -- service
Pizza was top notch -- service was disconnected, like we arrived at a shift change.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, flavorful food
We tried the mac & cheese with braised short ribs, truffle, and pecorino; the ahi tuna poke; and the wood-fired pizza with fig, bacon, garlic confit, balsamic reduction, rosemary, arugula. Each was absolutely delicious and very flavorful. My only critique would be the quantity of ahi tuna; it was a small bowl, only the bottom 1/3 of which contained a small portion of tuna for $12. I also would have served this dish with more dried plaintains, as it was delicious to eat the tuna on top of the plaintains. The service was excellent! Our waitress, recently moved to Cincinnati from Louisville, was energetic, friendly, and helpful at recommending several menu items. Desserts were awesome too--all made in-house by a dedicated pastry chef!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have heard good things about M and thought we would try it for a date night. We arrived on time and able to valet the car - we knew parking would not be great as it never is in this area of Hyde Park. Valet was reasonable and we just didn't want to deal with trying to find something on the street at 8pm on a Friday night.
We ended up running into friends and asked if they wanted to join us - the staff at M was very accommodating to make our table of 2 into a table of 4. We were even able to get a table outside.
We all ordered the pizza as we heard great things about it - we got three different ones and each were great. The wine was good and the other cocktails were good too. We're planning on going back, hopefully soon.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place in Hyde Park
wow, what a unique "pizza" place! We enjoyed sharing the sausage and apple pizza. The mac'n'cheese with short ribs was the "best" mac-n-cheese we've had. Would love to go back but we live in NY and have to go back home!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, great truffle fries, and great pizza! Would love to go again!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Scallops!
We decided late Saturday afternoon to visit M that night. We couldn't get a reservation until 8:30, which worked out fine. Even though it looked like rain we sat outside, which was nice. The restaurant was very busy with all ages of people there. We ordered small plates. I had the scallop special that had a bacon and pineapple relish on it and the tomato mozzarella salad. Very, very yummy! My husband ordered the truffle fries and the mussels. The fries weren't as crisp as we like but we ate them! The flavor was good. The mussels were fine. I would definitely go back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would go again.
Thought what we got was reasonably priced and good. Sat outside and enjoyed the weather and food.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cauliflower gratin was amazing. Bruschetta with eggplant spread was the daily pick... Fantastic. Also, our entree, the #3 pizza. Was exceptional. Small plates were a little expensive but everything was well worth the price. All that plus a glass of wine was around $35. Pretty good if you ask me.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, Reasonable Prices
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at M. The food was amazing. Playful and delicious. I eat pretty much everything, but some of my friends are picky/not as adventurous and this menu has a great mix of traditional (pizza) and unique (sticky buns). We did a few small plates and shared a pizza, so we got to try a bunch of different stuff. We didn't leave feeling grossly stuffed, just satisfied. The service was friendly. Our salads were a little slow, which is why I rated the service very good instead of excellent. But overall, a great dining experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went out with the family for
Went out with the family for a saturday evening dinner. Very impressed with the food and the service. Josh did an excellent job as our server. He made some nice recommendations for pizza entrees whcih impressed my daughter. Nice wine options with some great half bottle options. Dessert was great as well. Will definitely return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pizza is different and we were a little afraid to try it the way it came but we were feeling adventurous. We did and it was great! We got the #4 (I think) with apple bits on it and it was delicious! Great prices too! We will definitely be return guests.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Gem!
I came here with my fiance and friend. We all had different meals and then shared the mussels. Each of us raved about our meals. My fiance tried the Truffle Mac and Cheese. It was creamy and wonderful. The sauce for the mussels was exquisite. Our server was very knowledgeable about both the beer/wine list and the food and we loved the decor in the place. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above and Beyond...
We dined on a weeknight and were suprised how busy it was. The decor is beautiful and very inviting. The menu was very diverse but we stuck with what they are known for and that was the truffle fries and pizzas. Food was just delicious and our server (Micah) was awesome. We really felt like the staff at M went above and beyond to make our night enjoyable. We will definately be back!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, Creative, and Memorable!
We split an order of the truffled mac 'n' cheese to start (heavenly, with braised short rib on top and some sort of crunchy ness mixed throughout, pecorino maybe? It was amazing!) and we rounded out the meal with a delicious house salad (the combination of the vinaigrette and the goat cheese made this salad delectable) and a pesto pizza!
The pizza was a real treat, savory pesto, chunks of melted cheese, and pine nuts on a mouth-watering crust. The pizza was definitely big enough to split with another person.
The service was excellent! Friendly, attentive, clearly passionate about the menu and as an added bonus was able to recommend a bottle of wine that my guest and I enjoyed profusely! I really enjoyed myself at M.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our experience (as usual) but
Our pizza could have used more cheese. It was the fig arugula and it came out a bit dry. Needed a bit more flavor to balance the fig and we didn't have much cheese to help. Other than that suggestion- we love the restaurant.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza salads and mussels outstandin
Pizza salads and mussels outstanding ...worth another visit!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I discovered M at Taste of Cincinnati and we just love it. What a great and genius way to put pizza toppings together. I love the Balsamic, fig, bacon pizza! Its amazing!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I visited M for the first time and enjoyed the whole experience.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing - I highly
The food was amazing - I highly recommend the truffle oil mac and cheese...best thing I've ever eaten. The food is quite rich, but so flavorful. Stop in there!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Price Value
Fresh ingredients prepared in tasty and creative ways at very good prices. Not a fancy setting and a bit noisy, but a warm and inviting "comfort food" environment.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started with a "small plate" as an appetizer because we had been told to try the mac & cheese and it didn't disappoint. The Mac & Cheese blew any other mac and cheese I have had out of the water. It was creamy and the braised short rib meat with parmesan piled high on top was mouth watering! For our main course we each got our own pizza which was more than enough for one person. The atmosphere and service was great. I loved the warm feeling that I got from the restaurant.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for any dinner!
Love this casual feeling restaurant with fanastic food!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome family night out!
My family of 4 with a teenage daughter and 9 yo son loved our dinner at M. Great tasting food and super nice server added to an overall awesome experience. Loved it and will go back again!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out!
Completely enjoyed our night at M. The food was a great combination of classic Italian and modern twists. Amber was a fantastic bartender and server and made our first visit memorable. We will definitely be back- we want to try everything on the menu!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, exceptional wood fired pizzas with a wide range of toppings, great selection of craft beers; all in a comfortably chic environment!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice evening with husband
My husband and I came here for dinner based on a co-worker's recommendation. We would come back and recommend it to others. The Fig & Pig pizza was delicious. The gratin offerings were unique but the cauliflower gratin could have been cooked more (veggies too crunchy). I would not order the crème brule again, too much burnt sugar on top and the crème was like runny soup and lacked a true custard taste.
Ambiance is great, especially when it is cold, with all the flames visible. I'm sure outdoor dining would be fun but I'll have to come back in the summer to find out.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM