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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish. My wife had the salmon and I had the Duel meat meal. I wouldn't change a thing.

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vipJaimieD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were all 5 stars. An absolutely wonderful evening. Can not recommend the empanadas and ravioli enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food were wonderful! Ravioli was great! Orange chocolate cake was wonderful! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With so many great descriptions on the menu, it's hard to choose. Our waiter helped tremendously to narrow our picks. The wine and orange/fig signature cocktails were great! I never feel rushed when dining here. Great pasta dishes and the salmon is perfect!

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viplntyrrell
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time dining at Alfio's.
It was a solid good, but not great.
Maybe because the hype had our expectation set to high?
We got the empanadas which were good but nothing special. My husband got two different raviolis. I got the chicken piccata.
No wow factor. We did like the wine list.
We drove from Dayton. If we lived close to the restaurant we would probably frequent it but it was not worth the hour drive for us for just being okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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viphtmink
Cincinnati
120 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alfio's is always enjoyable. Nice, helpful wait staff and delicious food. Everything on the menu is tasty, but there are very few "light" choices. I wish that there was a fish entree that was served on roasted or sautéed vegetables instead of on risotto or pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my restaurants in Cincinnati! The food is wonderful and the service is always great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was top notch along with the food. Only minor issue was the spot where we were seated was a little chilly. We were seated in the windowed front of the restaurant which was excellent for our party of eight and our birthday celebrations but the area was slightly cool for the women in the group.

Service was excellent.

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vipDCook
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With friends. Great food and ambiance. Great service one of our favorites. A true jem still left in Hyde Park square.

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vipMark
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally had the chance to try Alfio's. Food was excellent and overall, we had a very good experience.

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TerryM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Alfio's several times now and the food is always amazing! The only minus is that the skirt steak with their amazing butternut squash mashed potatoes was no longer on the menu - it was one of the specials, served with 2 scallops. While it was delicious, it would be nice to buy it and not spend the extra on the scallops if I didn't want them. It would have been a much, much larger negative if the steak wasn't available - that was the reason we came! My wife had the salmon, also with the butternut squash mashed potatoes, and also delicious.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Alfio's to celebrate the release of my daughter, Catlea's 4th single. It was the perfect place to mark her achievement. The service, the food, and the ambiance was fantastic. We will definitely be back. It was a wonderful night!

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BonnieB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dining experience. The food was fabulous, the service was perfect.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Empenadas were amazing, some hearty and meaty and others cheesy... melt in your mouth! And the beef and cheese ravioli ranked as one of the top meals I’ve ever had. Amazing red sauce!

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vipsalads
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Alfio's. The ravioli is so tasty. I'm usually not into pasta but this is one of my favorite dishes. Everything I've ever had at Alfio's is like a 5 star plus restaurant! Jen is so nice and attentive at Alfio's. Best restaurant in Cincy!

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casw
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was terrific;both our server and the hostess. Best Martini ever. Food was outstanding. The Ciopino (soup of the day) was so flavorful. The excessive noise level was the only negative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Peter
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

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markr
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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gastrodude
Cincinnati
9 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.

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Josh
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.

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vipOwen7442
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

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Bill
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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JerryW
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.

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SusR
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.

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WR70
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We’ll be back soon

MM
vipMorganM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service was terrible - wrote a yelp review to explain

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShawnB
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner!

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gpavlyak1
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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ScottU
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!