Alfio's buon cibo

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Alfio's is known for being a great date night or special occasion restaurant. Join us for Valentine's Day weekend for surf and turf specials and one of a kind craft cocktails.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1563 People Are Saying
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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was Leondra. She did an excellent job of describing the restaurant, menu and providing recommendations! Food was great, ambiance was lovely. Well made cocktails.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great, wine and wine selection is on point , service of all staff was excellent. Noise level high could not hear waiter.

DA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! For a restaurant opened a month they certainly had everything running smoothly. Will definitely return...soon!

j
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Loved it. Cant wait to come back

S
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband I had never been before so we didn’t know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find so many wonderful items to choose from on the menu. Our friends were equally impressed with the menu. The raviolis were so good. We definitely will be back.

a
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service; however, very loud and close quarters.

D
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Alfio's is always fantastic! I love that it is chef driven and the meals are flavorful and fresh. Seriously the best gnocchi in town! Our server Lily was great!

I brought 3 "newbies" with me and they all loved their food!!!

JE
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib. Omg. The panzanella is fabulous. The burrata was perfect. Actually, I’ve never been disappointed

CD
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find now on our radar.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was really average for how expensive it was. We were very unimpressed by the ravioli. Bummer date night food.

s
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special for the night, salmon with crabmeat and risotto was excellent. Large piece of salmon and the risotto was delicious. My husband had short ribs and that was also excellent. We both had apple and goat cheese salad which we always order and love it. Service was excellent. Waiter checked on us several times to make sure we liked our meals and that we had everything we needed.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Overall amazing experience

RK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, large portions, great drinks. I love this place.

BZ
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Josh, was very patient with our table of 4. Always brought things with a smile!

m
Cincinnati
73 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The risotto was mouthwatering! We really enjoyed our meal there. It is a cozy place.

SJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is marvelous! Our server, Allie, did a wonderful job. She was attentive to our needs and was very positive and gregarious as well. The only minor glitch was when our entrees were brought out while we were still working on our salad course. This, in reality, a minor mixup. That is why I gave the service four and not five stars. This is our second time enjoying a meal at Alfio’s Buon Cibo. It definitely will not be our last!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our family here after the Nutcracker as our Christmas gift to them. We had never been before but heard great reviews. Our experience was FABULOUS! The service was exceptional. She was friendly, on top of everything, truly top notch. The food was excellent as well. I have a number of allergies and those were taken seriously. Everyone in my family said two things. Why haven’t we come here sooner and we will definitely be back!!!

MH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night or special occasion with family and friends

PK
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Will go back again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on Tuesday for a work event and loved it so much I had to bring my husband back tonight! The food and the servers are fantastic!

K
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Will come back!

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Would definitely recommend!

s
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a close friend

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Cinci! Something for everyone

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating

m
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Alfio’s cannot be beat. From the fun speciality drinks, great wine selection, wonderful food and friendly attentive staff, it is a very special dining experience. You understand why Alfio consistently wins awards in The Taste of Cincinnati events. Thanks for another great evening!

Y
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Alfio's for our special family events. Food is always great and the restaurant is so quaint. Love it!

CG
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Appetizers and entrees all were good, however, the short rib ravioli takes the prize, I would go back just for this. Our server was incredible, she gave great suggestions, definitely a place to go for good food and good times.

KM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Alfio's on a Monday night to celebrate our anniversary. I was surprised when we walked in how busy it was! We were very quickly sat in a cozy side-by-side booth (which my husband loves). We ordered two cocktails and had complimentary bread and butter to start - so tasty! Then we had the mussels appetizer. At first I thought they were just really good mussels, but OMG that broth! After I finished the mussels I kept spooning the broth out with a shell. Best mussel broth I've ever tasted. Then we split the seafood risotto and the short rib ravioli. If I were coming back, I would probably just get two different raviolis because that was definitely the star. I will dream of that short rib ravioli for weeks to come. The risotto was tasty as well, with the scallops definitely being the best part. We were so full we skipped dessert. Overall, this was a fantastic experience and I can't recommend Alfio's enough!

S
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in Cincinnati. Amazing food and great service. I love taking new people there.

CS
Cincinnati
68 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great casual dining and creative menu. My only criticism is that service was rushed. The starter and salads came out out the same time. Need to pace the courses better.

RF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Several menu option seemed very rich for my palate.

M
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu is incredibly thoughtful and delicious! Can't wait to return!

BM
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great Italian Restaraunt, amazing food, outstanding service and some very very creative cocktails.

T
Dublin
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite food. Interesting combos in their raviolis. The seafood risotto may be best in town. Great service, attentive without being pushy.
A must go for an excellent experience.

OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall I had a wonderful experience. Our server, Leondra (I apologize if that’s spelled incorrectly) was fabulous. So good. :)

The ambience/interior feel was classic. Not outdated and not overly pretentious or overdone like some downtown restaurants. I mean this as a compliment. My wife and I felt welcome and comfortable. I can’t say enough about the staff. All smiles and polite happy demeanors the whole time. That means a lot!!

My wife and I split the fried green tomato salad. She had the Flank steak, and I had the Ribeye. Temps were perfect, ingredients were fresh and it was prepared with care.

To be brutally honest, I found the overall flavor balance to be a tad lackluster. In my opinion Alfios food is teetering on the brink of being able to compete with the top restaurants in town. But it’s just not quite there. I hate to say that but it’s my honest opinion for what it’s worth.

Despite that, my wife and I both agreed that we would definitely come back and would like to bring our guests. Keep keepin on Alfios!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and seems to really be a “foodie” herself! Our meal was fantastic! We split the chicken piccata!

SH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Billijayna. Our entrees were scrumptious and timely. It was a very enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Gimlets were tasty and we ended up staying about 5 hours:) We had the spare rib ravioli and the lobster/crab ravioli ! It was very delicious and we can't wait to go back soon!

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!
Delicious food
Wonderful service