Alfio's buon cibo

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Alfio Gulisano and Jennifer Birt welcome you to Alfio's buon cibo. Located in Hyde Park Square, Chef Alfio naturally joins his native flavors of Italy and Argentina for a taste of modern Italian cuisine with a little Argentine flair. Alfio's “buon cibo” (Italian for “good food”), features a broad selection of wines from North America, Italy and Argentina.


Enjoy homemade pastas and desserts, fresh seafood, beef, seasonal menus, and unique daily specials in a comfortable atmosphere. Sign up for Alfio's mailing list to find out about the next wine dinner. Sign Up Now!


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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience overall was wonderful. Our server, Billianna (hope I spelled her name correctly), was wonderful. She was helpful with suggestions from the menu, engaging and just generally very nice. She kept our water full at all times and checked back with us frequently even though she was incredibly busy. She was just awesome!

The food. Well, that was over the top great! This was our first time there and we weren’t sure what to order. We just picked something different from each type of food “group” (appetizer, salad, entree AND DESSERT 😀) to sample. Words won’t do it justice, people, just go. Carbs don’t count here. Go. Eat the food and enjoy every amazing bite. We were told that Alfio made our dessert!! We can’t wait to go back and try something new!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, comfortable atmosphere and incredible food. Highly recommend!

P
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic! However, it was Sarah that made our experience memorable. She is warm, well-versed on menu and just plain FUN! Thx!

m
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is my third time eating at Alfio’s.
First time was about 3 months after they opened and it was great.
Second time was good but didn’t seem quite as good as the first time. Still enjoyed it.
Went for my birthday and experience was not that great. Waiter seemed to be overwhelmed so had to ask multiple times for bread. He did apologize but he didn’t improve. Salads were excellent. Could make a meal out of them. My wife got the special, sea trout, and said it was really fishy. I got the ravioli duo, short rib and steak. Had to really look for the meat in both. I’d have had the short rib both times in the past and it had the appropriate amount of meat. Seems like they were scrimping on ingredients.
Atmosphere was really nice so disappointed that meal was sub-par.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. Can’t say enough good things about it.

g
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Alfio's emphasizes huge portions of rich, salty food. It's good (and makes you thirsty), but it isn't subtle.

J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. We love going here for date night. Only complaint would be that I ordered the NY Strip and it wasn’t until about 15 minutes after ordering when the server came and told us they were out. Ordered the special instead. Assumed they’d charge me the same as the Strip, but that didn’t happen. The server also responded to us asking how he was doing by saying “Well i’ll be better in 2 hours when I’m off” lol definitely kind of odd.

O
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

B
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An almost-hidden gem! Date night made even more special by knowledgeable wait staff, great bar service and absolutely fabulous food. Don’t expect it to be inexpensive. But if you want a splurge night it’s head and shoulders above other contenders. We had a table in the middle of the dining area and it still felt intimate and romantic. I highly recommend them!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was there Saturday! I love Alfios! They were incredibly busy and I felt a little rushed but I understand with the amount of people waiting for a table! It was great though.

JW
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. My only regret was... we ate too much.

SR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience is nice. Music is subtle so you can have a conversation. Server was mostly attentive but slow in taking orders for next course.. For the price I believe a small salad or vegetable should be included with entree. Our raviolis were tasty but mostly pasta with minimal filling . Goat cheese and fig bruschetta appetizer was very good Tiramisu was excellent.

WR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious right down to the bread that was served. We had empanadas and the Marco special. We each ordered the pick two ravioli so we could each try 4 different varieties.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We’ll be back soon

MM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service was terrible - wrote a yelp review to explain

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasure spending valentines with my wife there. Service was great. Food was generous and delicious. Ambiance was on point. We truly enjoyed the meal.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco was phenomenal and provided excellent service regardless of how busy he was!

SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience on valentines day, the food was great and the service was amazing. 100% recommended to any and everybody.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is fantastic! Service is flawless. The only negative is we had reservations on Valentine’s Day and they put us at a teeny tiny table up by the door with several other tiny tables. Less romantic than the back where we had previously eaten. The server was so great. No reason in the world not to return.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!

g
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience. We look forward to our next visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an exceptional experience - from the time I walked through the door and was greeted by Mikala (the hostess) until the moment I left. Mikala was very welcoming and accommodating. She truly set the tone for the positive dining experience that I had throughout the evening. Marco (my server) also provided great customer service. The food was fabulous and the ambiance provided for a very romantic vibe.

SU
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here! From the atmosphere, to the work ethic of the staff; from being sat to cashing out, this place was wonderful! Marco is very well versed and recommended excellent dishes. We are local and can't wait to make this a regular spot!

LC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been some time since my husband and I had been to Alfio's. It won't be long till next time! We seem to have forgotten just how delicious the food is. We had the amazing ravioli and the burrata . Our waitress was outstanding and made our dinner exactly what we were hoping for.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food! Our server had great recommendations for us and everything we had was delicious!!!! It was a great experience!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service. If it’s your first time, ask for Marco

W
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinners, the service was impeccable and the ambience cozy and comfortable. Alfios is a great place to dine.

OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience from start to finish here! Service and good are always top notch.

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

first time and we are coming back. Excellent server in Chad. Salmon , calamari, and the scallop and shrimp dish were outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was excellent.

KJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. Everything was amazing. Food. Staff. All of it.

AT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful 21st birthday dinner. The food was great and the service incredible. They went out of their way to make our evening special. The only problem was it was a bit loud in the restaurant and my elderly mother had trouble understanding the conversation. No other complaints and we will be back😊

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely time! The food was delicious and the ambience delightful!

SD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Tuesday half-price ravioli night. We were thrilled to see that they didn’t cut down on the portions of the quality of the food was exceptional. The quality to value ratio was through the ceiling. Alfio‘s has a really nice wine list which represents all price ranges. This is a wonderful Restaurant on any night but particularly on Tuesday night.

l
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Alfio's was absolutely excellent!

KM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food, and some of the best service that I have had in a long time! The goat cheese and fig bruschetta was divine, and the wine list was really nice. Would definitely go back and recommend it to others.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and server! Fish was delicious

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always wanted to try Alfio’s and I’m so disappointed that I didn’t go sooner. The food was absolutely amazing, and the overall experience was definitely worth going back again. My husband and I were fortunate to have Marco as our waiter. He knew the menu very well, and offered excellent suggestions for dinner and wine. We started with the empanadas, and they did not disappoint. There were four, two with meat, and two with cheese and vegetables. They were delicious and were a great start to our meal. We then split the roasted pear salad, which had this amazing truffle oil vinaigrette, and sweet pears, and walnuts. And for dinner, I had the short rib ravioli and my husband had the filet special with chimichurri steak fries and broccoli rabe. The ravioli were the best ravioli I have ever had, and my husband enjoyed his steak more that any other steak restaurant in town. And for dessert, we split a chocolate cake that was amazing. The portions were large, and we wanted to try so many things, so we had to take home some food. I cannot wait to go back!

MY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While the food was delicious, I don't think I could justify spending $100 on 2 ravioli dishes (4 pieces of ravioli each) and 2 glasses of wine again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab and lobster ravioli was incredible. Best Italian in the city. Had the goat cheese brown sugar cheese, it melts in your mouth.