Alfio's buon cibo

4.9
2180 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 4 Course Menu

    $90.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us for our four course tasting menu for New Year's Eve! Chef Alfio has put together a remarkable menu for the evening and we can't wait to share it with you! Please see our website for menu details.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2180 people are saying
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SteveC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Alfios is easily the best Italian in Cincinnati

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ErinP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday with friends at Alfio's and it was such a great time! The staff was wonderful! The food was delicious! And the cocktails were divine!

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DannaD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!! Our waitress B. Was very informative and made great suggestions! We will be back

LD
vipLDP1
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfio’s never disappoints!! The food and service are always excellent! We had great service by Constance and totally enjoyed our empanadas sampler as well as our chimichurri skirt steak , house made cocktails and fig and pear salad. We have been here many times and it never disappoints with its menu changes and additions. Always delicious!!!

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TiffanyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! If your looking for something different this is the place. Service was exceptional as well!

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ThomasA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is in my top 10 in Cincinnati. The food is exceptional and the service is excellent. Skirt Steak or the Five-Cheese Ravioli!!

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BurkeM
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! Great good and service! The food was delicious and everything we ordered came out perfectly timed so we could enjoy each course! Our server Stacy was absolutely lovely and sweet and said she really enjoyed serving us last night and we definitely enjoyed having her as our server and will definitely request her again for our next dinning experience. And the owner alfio actually came out and spoke with us! He was very kind and friendly and his food is absolutely delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Great food for a good value. Marco was an amazing server and was very knowledgeable.

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CLRJR
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Have been there now at least 6 times. Food is excellent. A but pricey but the service makes up for the difference. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were first timers and Marco, our server, couldn't have made the experience more enjoyable. His recommendations were great and the food was amazing. We'll definitely be back.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although the food was very good I received the wrong meal. They forgot my husbands order of asparagus, we had to point both things out. My husband called ahead to say it was my birthday, he was told they would bring me a sorbet as a special treat. No that didn’t happen.

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SUSANB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco, our waiter was very knowledgeable and we smartly followed his recommendations. The food (short ribs and ravioli duo) was outstanding as was the goat cheese salad. We will be back. So many mouth watering choices to try.

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vipKR134
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I told my dad and his wife here for the first time. BLOWN AWAY at the quality of the meal, and the service. My dad said to me before he even finished his meal, “We will be coming back here again.” I can honestly say my shrimp/scallop fettuccine was the best meal I’ve had in months. The butter and bread were also to die for. It isn’t cheap but you can taste the quality and difference!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time with family after Thanksgiving ! Great selection of wines to choose from. The food was very tasty.

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vipSherrieC
Cincinnati
110 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lamb chops.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib ravioli is so good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh server was attentive and friendly. The food was very good and we will definitely be back and bring our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious anniversary dinner! The ambiance, service, food and wine were fantastic. The short rib ravioli is my favorite. We love Alfio’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brynn was great! Food was unreal, can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose Alfios for our 1st date night in many months, after the birth of our son. Sarah was our server and was attentive without interrupting our time together. She also made some great food and wine recommendations based on our tastes and preferences. All of the food was amazing, and we can’t wait to go back and try more- next time we will save room for dessert too!

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Stan
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waitress Stacey was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone I know

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine. The lamb chops are the best in town. The service is generally great. We did have one experience with a pushy waiter trying to rack our bill up, but we are pretty seasoned restaurant goers and saw through this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Food is incredible and well worth it. Drinks were subpar and disappointing.

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vipLaurieB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding food

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JLP1
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; great service; fancy; a bit too expensive; a true Italian restaurant with fresh ingredients; great for a special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco was a fantastic server and gave us the best wine and food suggestions! He also brought us surprise gelato for our anniversary, so nice.

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vipGrace
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have been to Alfio's Buon Cibo half a dozen times in the past year. The service is reliably exceptional every time- friendly, accommodating and prompt- and it does not seem to matter which server you get. They are all good. The food never disappoints either. Their poached pear and fig salad is delicious, as are their empanandas and (believe it or not) their deviled eggs! Enjoy a great meal there-but don't expect to walk in without a reservation-they are always busy!

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vipSteve
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The noise level interfered with conversation with our table mates. 2 guests ordered the short rib ravioli and the only problem: no short rib inside! That was quite disappointing.

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NanDC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with great service! The muscles were the best we have ever had! The ravioli were tremendous! Great place to dine in the Wonderful village of Hyde Park.

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MichaelC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food plus an amazing staff = a great evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends! Thank you!

KB
KristenB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at Alfios for the first time tonight & was so impressed with the quality, authenticity, taste & freshness of each dish along with the incredible ambiance and impeccable service by our server Alli. I give it 10 stars & will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Anniversary was a success!

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vipSarahS
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came to Alfio’s for our anniversary dinner and it was just as amazing as the first time we came. The short rib ravioli is a must! The strawberry rhubarb gin sour was a delightfully sweet and tart drink that we enjoyed. Our waitress was super helpful in giving great recommendations and so sweet. We had the apple cinnamon bread pudding for dessert and holy moly you have to have it. I love everything about this restaurant except for the atmosphere. It needs some updating but it’s comfortable enough. Overall a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!! This is our go to restaurant!

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DLand
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and AMAZING service. We loved every single bite and moment here.

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Wonnvaldez
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience from Appetizers, salads an main corse, you can’t wrong here, perfect for special occasions. Parking in rear alley if nothing available out front.

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NathanH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and great food. It was the ideal place for a dinner celebration

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ArtG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and good value.
Goat cheese salad is a must and the empanadas.

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KatieS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the overall dining experience was beyond our expectations thanks to Allison! Was dining with my mother and we both have severe fish and seafood allergies. Allison spoke with the kitchen crew before we ordered to ensure we were comfortable making a decision on our meal. We had the lamb and the short ribs and both were perfectly delicious! I strongly recommend leaving room for the bread pudding!

Thank you to all of the staff for making our meal and evening so wonderful!

FAQs

Alfio's buon cibo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-0555.

Alfio's buon cibo is rated 4.9 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.