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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vipEllenH
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I dared to go out to dinner for the first time since Covid19. We had a nice corner table that was separated from all other diners. I felt very safe. Sarah was our waitress, she was awesome. She gave us great advice, just the right amount of service and I could sense her smile even though we couldn't see it. The food was delicious and we will be back to dine in and carry out. The one thing we thought was an opportunity were the drink prices, it felt a bit steep. We will just have our pre-dinner cocktail at home next time.

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Jenn
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Staff is engaging and makes the dining experience fun. Very personable and people you want to talk with about your meal.

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MaureenR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ave been to Alfios many times and were so happy to be able to go again after such a long shut down. Food was delicious, as always. They have really worked on the noise level! I was also there in December when they were very busy, and the noise level has been greatly reduced!

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the best I’ve had in Cincinnati, and there is no close second. The drinks were also amazing.
Service was perfect.
The owner/chef even came out and said hello.
The playlist was not quite in line with the overall quality and ambience of the restaurant and was a bit loud.
But, honest to goodness, it truly is the best food I have had in many years. Brilliant chef.

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DavidA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most underrated restaurant in Cincinnati. Amazing food, wine and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Alfio’s is where you want to eat if you’re in the mood for decadent food. While the flavors are mostly traditional and familiar, the quality is exceptional. And the dessert is fabulous!

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vipCOteam
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly appreciate the wonderful evening at Alfio’s last night. It’s apparent that you took the necessary health safety precautions, yet managed to keep the ambiance. Our meals were delicious as always but we particularly enjoyed the Goat Cheese Salad & the Tiramisu. My glass of “Baby Blue” was also quite tasty w my short ribs. Thank you for a lovely evening made all the more enjoyable by your outstanding staff. Jen, we missed seeing you but heard you were quite busy in the kitchen w Alfio. We wish you continued success & you know we’ll be back.

Alfio's buon cibo
Responded on June 29, 2020

We loved having you back in the building! Thank you for your continued support. - Jen and Alfio

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foodisfun
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding food and service. Perfect place for a date night. Food is prepared with care. Dishes are well executed. The Doris Day cocktail is delightful.

Alfio's buon cibo
Responded on June 29, 2020

The Doris Day is one of our favorites too! Next time you're in ask Justin for the recipe, he's already delighted that you enjoyed the cocktail enough to mention it! -Michelle

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vipGusg4k
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and sat outside on a beautiful night! Food was amazing as always and everyone who worked there were so friendly and nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and had never been here. The servers were very informative and friendly and the food was delicious! We will definitely go back.

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BrettG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfio's is absolute perfection! Food, decor, ambiance, cocktails, service ...excellent. Restaurant Week was the perfect time to try Alfio's for the first time and we'll be back, hands down. Highly recommend the Braised Beef and Gnocchi and the Goat Cheese Cheesecake is the perfect way to cap off a great meal and experience.

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Ctree
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the cocktails are all to die for.

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KevinE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Actually great isn’t enough... amazing food! Amazing service! A great place all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kicked off Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week 2020 with a bang! Alfio’s is the best. Our server Sara was amazing and so very kind. Alfio and Jen have the best staff. Food and service were on point as usual.

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BiggDave2020
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice low key atmosphere.
My first time there. Server was friendly
Will go back.
My chicken parmesan was amazing.

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vipEMcD
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, very safe evening! Our table was in a curtained area inside and we felt as if we were in a private dining room. We selected and quickly devoured four spicy beef empanadas and then tried to finish our delicious entrees of an deeply favorable short rib ravioli and a superb, perfectly grilled Argentine rib eye. Lilliana was an exceptional server who impressed us with her expertise and her professionalism. What a great time!

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CybilDF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and really everything was spot on. So perfect! Marco helped our picky daughter find food she liked and this made our night amazing. Thank you!

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enjoygoodfood
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was perfect for celebrating a special birthday! Our server was very knowledgeable from the cocktails to the empanadas to the salad to the main courses. The Pasta dishes were superb. Our server also suggested sharing two raviolis prior to our main course… Perfect! And let’s not forget the fabulous crusty bread in the herb garlic butter!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, quick expierences if not ready to stick around. Quality food and prices. Had to ask for a tempt up crab and lobster ravioli. Might have been my mistake. Very thick dough.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! This place never disappoints.

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kellyj
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Alfio's for our Anniversary this year. It was our first time and we were looking for a nice Italian restaurant. Alfio's did not disappoint!!! The food was amazing and our server Sarah made the experience beyond anything we could have hoped for!! This may have been our first time but it will not be the last. Thank you Alfio and Sarah for making our anniversary such a special night!!

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CourtneyT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining and Alfio's and we had an excellent dinner! We had the empanadas, short rib ravioli, angus and cheese ravioli and the lobster and crab ravioli. Everything was wonderful! The ravioli was much larger and filling than expected! Our server was phenomenal and we had an overall great experience.

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vipbirthday
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always- good to be back !

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Alfios061220
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor and ambiance indoors is intimate, and the tables are arranged to accommodate social distancing. There are only a few patio tables available, but the hostess and waiter did their best to make my guest and I comfortable.
The noise indoors at full capacity could be an issue, but no more than most smaller restaurants would be.
The food was excellent and the service was very efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is romantic and the food is incredible! Perfect date night!

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vipHeatherG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For my son’s college graduation !

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Sela
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with outdoor dining!!! Great dirty martinis!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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viplswenski
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfio's is one of a kind Italian/Argentinian, with the most amazing ravioli and empanadas I can imagine. I have never had a meal there that wasn't exceptional. When I have out of town guests, I always take them to Alfio's and every single person has raved about it.

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Family
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Empanadas were the best I have ever had! The drinks and service we're great. Having Argentinian and Italian choices make a fantastic menu!

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PhilipB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was phenomenal

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LisaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

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vipGregoryW
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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JanetW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a memorable and delicious dinner celebrating my husband's birthday. The price point is high enough that we will continue patronizing for significant events.

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Casey
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020