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Alfio's Buon Cibo Dining Room - Alfio's buon cibo, Cincinnati, OH

Alfio's buon cibo

4.9
4.9
2403 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Alfio Gulisano and the team 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”), has placed countless times in local "best of" competitions for our pasta, empanadas, and dessert!


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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Argentinean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-0555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Alfio Gulisano

  • Catering

    Please email Alfio at Alfio@alfios-cincy.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private Parties are welcome! Please call us at 513-321-0555 to discuss your customized event details.

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Cross street

    Erie & Michigan

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available in Hyde Park Square and along Michigan Ave. There is a lighted pay lot directly behind the restaurant available for your convenience.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Narrow Path Beer Dinner

    $70.00 per person

    Jul 25, 2022 only
    Join us for our 4th Annual Beer Dinner! Partnering with Narrow Path Brewing, Chef Alfio has created a unique and exciting menu that beer lovers will love! Seating is limited and Reservations are required. Call 513.321.0555 or book online today.
  • Best from 2017 and 2018

    $110.00 per person

    Aug 22, 2022 only
    Join us for another installment of our 10 year Anniversary Series! Five Courses of pairings with some of Team Alfio's favorite dishes! Reservations are required and seating is limited. Call 513.321.0555 or book online today!
  • Best from 2019 and 2020

    $110.00 per person

    Sep 12, 2022 only
    Join us for part 7 of our 10 Year Anniversary Wine Dinner! 5 Courses of food and wine pairings are included. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call 513.321.0555 or book online today!

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What 2,403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CM

    ColleenM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No one does truffle like Alfio! Continues to be one of our favorite dining spots!!
  2. S

    Susan

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful first visit to Alfio’s. The food was delicious and our server, Amy, was fabulous. We will definitely be back, as there were many more offerings on the menu that I would like to try. So glad we found this restaurant!
  3. S

    Sweaver

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Service very slow and inattentive. Worst experience here in 5 years
  4. CK

    ColinK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding and great service. Decor seemed a little bit out of style but that could just be my taste as well. Only disappointment was they didn’t have a bourbon list and seemed to have a great selection. Overall, would definitely go again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I knew the food was going to be amazing based off the reviews and it did not disappoint one bit! However I was not expecting to have the amazing and at tentative service we had. Our waitress new the menu like the back of her hand, had super helpful suggestions and was just all around a lovely human being. I had the Short rib entree with the gnocchi and it was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to come back and try the ravioli!
  6. TM

    TheMet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Toledo. A very unique style of Italian entrées. Service was excellent including an on site wine expert. Food was tremendous and had a true in house, fresh, on demand quality. Highly recommended!
  7. FM

    FoodieMe

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and friendly, not stuffy at all. Food was delicious. Only problem we had is that the table was a little wobbly, which is nothing at all!
  8. TH

    THECORNERBOOTH

    Cincinnati

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alfio's Buon Cibo was magnifico! Had a wonderful dinner with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday, and it was perfect in every way. Our server, Sarah M, was attentive and engaging. The food was absolutely delicious. And the dessert sampler (complete with a candle) was the perfect way to celebrate my husband's special day. So happy that I selected Alfio's for this occasion. We will return - again and again!
  9. M

    Moira

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience at Alfio's was excellent. Our server Macenzie was very helpful and professional. The food was excellent, the ambience was well appointed. The noise level was a bit much based on some loud patrons, which we realize was not the restaurant's fault. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience,
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service!! Outstanding dining experience.
  11. HC

    HowardC

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    This was a birthday dinner. We were first timers with high expectations. It didn't exactly go as we expected. First off when you order drinks you would hope refills would be plentiful. Well we had 4 iced teas drinks and had to wave her down for a refill. The Appetizers were the empanadas. 2 orders. We found them to be okay. Nothing spectacular. The mussels we orders had little taste. The broth was very bland. Then we had 4 pasta dishes. Duck bacon fett was flavorful, but 5 tiny slices of duck didn't seem like enough. Plus the heavier pasta was VERY heavy. We had short rib ravioli. The award winning dish was much better at the taste of Cincy. This has much heavier. This was much more pasta amd not nearly enough short rib. 3rd pasta was the shrimp and scallop chimichurri. It was a nice size bowl of pasta. But it has no taste at all. They must have forgot the chimichurri! Once we added it to the pasta, it was much better but by now it was cold. The bowl of bolognese was last. It was pretty good. I wish they offered cheese on top. Then the server asked the birthday diner to pick a dessrt. We agreed on a small one. This restaurant as a gesture, should offer a bday dessert. Thats what we thought. When we got the bill we were surprised to see a 10.00 charge for the cake and a 1.00 charge for more dressing on an underdressed wedge. Are you kidding me! You Nickel and dime us after spending 250 plus!. That's without alcohol. I'm sorry, this was very disappointing. Never again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a good dinner. The food was amazing and the staff treated us really will. Definitely will be going back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! Our server was helpful, friendly and accommodating. Food and wine were amazing, as always.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    207 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Alfio’s. The food is superb (we get the salmon all the time) and the salads are great and different than your typical salad choices. We highly recommend this restaurant. Also great great service!
  15. JW

    JosephW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and it was nice they recognized our anniversary
  16. TL

    TheresaL

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful steaks cooked perfectly. Great Waite staff and excellent craft cocktails! The skirt steak is a favorite!
  17. SS

    StacyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. Our server, Tyler, was very personable and attentive. The lamb was phenomenal! We also had the brown sugar goat cheese cheesecake and it was incredible. We ended with Espresso Martinis and it put all other espresso martinis to shame. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very very good
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and the food was simply amazing. Impressive food starting with the appetizer all the way through to the dessert. Would highly recommend for a nice date night or other occasion.
  20. PP

    PennyP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement dinner. Alfio’s never disappoints!
  21. RB

    RickB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sauces on the raviolis are the stars of the show.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Enjoyed everything we had. Our server Marco was very informative and had perfect suggestions. A hidden jewel! We will be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can confidently say that this was the best meal I have had in Cincinnati. My server, Marco, was a treat. The mushroom ravioli was nothing short of a religious experience. This is a must for anyone living near/traveling through Cincinnati.
  24. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, as expected. The lobster and crab ravioli tasted of the sea, and the Pasta Rustica was earthy and quite savory. Service was exceptionally friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The dining room temperature was cool but not freezing, which is often a summertime hazard.
  25. a

    ashleys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marco was amazing. Came here for my boyfriends birthday and everything was perfect. The food was the best we've had in a long time. The resturant was low key and quiet and very romantic but also just a great place to hangout. Marco knew exactly what to recommend when we were lost on what to order. We throughly enjoyed our experience and will be coming back soon.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were amazing, perfect night at Alfio’s with our friends! Thank you!
  27. n

    nancyd

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A couple parties became excessively loud to the point of screaming
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Best meal in Cincy.
  29. A

    Adam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marco was an incredible help and made our dining experience great! Everything on the menu sounded amazing and his recommendations were spot on!
  30. A

    Admansdad

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the service was fantastic (thanks Corine!). Hope to return again soon.
  31. G

    Grom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's very obvious that Chef Alfio and the rest of the staff pay attention to every detail with their dishes. The flavors are abundant and outstanding without being overly salty. Umami bombs galore! The staff is friendly and you won't feel rushed as you enjoy a night out. This is one of my favorite Cincinnati restaurants and I look forward to trying different dishes with each visit, although the empanadas are a must-get every time.
  32. j

    jmhorne

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Alfio’s! The food and the service are always excellent.
  33. J

    Jenzybee

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dining experience at Alfio’s! We appreciated that the seats/tables were nicely spaced — something that’s getting harder and harder to find. Our server, Marco, was wonderful! He provided us with extensive information about several dishes, and everything he recommended was right on. The short rib ravioli was incredible, as was the lobster & crab cake ravioli. Get the empanada sampler to start — delish! We’ll be back soon!
  34. LM

    LeslieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Poor service. We never got bread. The waitress was about to bring our dinner when we told her we never got our salads. Wine didn’t come until steak was nearly finished. Nobody seemed to be in charge to discuss this with while we were there or when I called today.
  35. BM

    BigMick

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. Amazing food and recently won Best of the Taste of Cincinnati for entree, appetizers and desserts. Great service, be sure to ask for Ally, super server.
  36. R

    Robyn

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted so warmly and seated immediately. The food was magnificent and the service was top notch. Marco was an attentive, knowledgeable and personable server. We were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary and enjoyed a superb evening. Thanks for the complimentary bubbly!
  37. RK

    RickKruse

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food drinks and service. I love this place.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day. Food and wine were exceptional. Definitely will go back and soon!
  39. LT

    LauraT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we sat a a table where the heating and cooling vents were located over our heads.. very uncomfortable....
  40. JL

    JLCrow

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place – we felt like we were dining at home. We have wanted to come here for some time but we kept trying to walk in during peak hours. Bad idea, they are very busy during peak times and you need to make reservations. We loved the empanadas, they were delicious. Our server was great. She was relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. The service was well-timed and the wine list was very good and had selections for all price levels.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Alfio's buon cibo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Alfio's buon cibo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-0555.

Alfio's buon cibo is rated 4.9 stars by 2403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alfio's buon cibo

2724 Erie Ave Cincinnati, OH 45208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Erie & Michigan

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available in Hyde Park Square and along Michigan Ave. There is a lighted pay lot directly behind the restaurant available for your convenience.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    Alfio Gulisano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 321-0555

  • Catering

    Please email Alfio at Alfio@alfios-cincy.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private Parties are welcome! Please call us at 513-321-0555 to discuss your customized event details.

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