About Alfio's buon cibo
Alfio Gulisano welcomes 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, lamb, seasonal menus, and unique daily specials in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Sign up for Alfio's mailing list to find out about the next wine dinner. Sign Up Now!
Reserve your table at Alfio's Here
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Erie & Michigan
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment on Monday Nights
Head Chef Bob Hawkins is available to customize your catering needs. Please call 513.319.9332.
Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us on Tuesdays for 1/2 Price Ravioli!
Alfio's buon cibo Ratings and Reviews
Our waitress Brandy made our dining experience very memorable - she was knowledgeable about the wine list and offered us samples and made great dinner recommendations. Our food came out course by course and was timed perfectly. The empanada appetizer was good but I expected more sauces to accompany the four different varieties - our favorite was the spinach and cheese! Can we get 4 of those next time?? We each had a salad - I had the poached pear and fig salad which was wonderful. The salad dressing was a honey vinaigrette that was especially interesting! My date had the grilled caesar and really enjoyed it as well. I had the pistachio crusted salmon meal and it was also wonderful - the salmon was flavorful and I loved that there were SO many pistachios! The butternut squash mash and green beans were ok... the green beans were pretty bland. My date enjoyed the surf and turf special of the night - steak and lobster tail accompanied by mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. The steak and mashed potatoes hit the spot! He didn't eat much of the asparagus - pretty tough and large stalks. Unfortunately, we didn't save room for dessert but we noticed a few at other tables that looked delicious! Alfio's was a very nice special occasion dining experience and we hope to go back again!!
We had a reservation at 8:00 and when we arrived our table wasn’t ready. We sat and waited 15 minutes. Apparently, we had been assigned a table that was still occupied and couldn’t possibly be seated anywhere else, even though the entire back half of the restaurant was empty. The situation and the host were awkward.
We ordered the mussels which were nice and big although 3 were unopened. A seafood no-no. The broth they were in was visually beautiful but so salty it was inedible with bread. We ordered the fried goat cheese, beet and arugula salad. Fryer oil needed to be changed as the huge chunks of goat cheese had that rancid oil taste. Salad was a good idea but bad oil and way too much salt made it a disappointment. We also ordered the ribeye, which came with lackluster and watery butternut squash/mashed potatoes and unseasoned Brussels. Cioppiono was, again, over salted and so fiery hot that none of the ingredients could be tasted. Lastly, we ordered the shrimp and scallops pasta. The quality of the seafood was good but the salt was overpowering. Waitress was cute and perky but used plates and silverware remained on the table throughout the meal. With a glass of wine and two cocktails the $125.00 price tag did not meet the expectation nor was the meal and service worth the price. We won’t be back
This is my second time at this restaurant. Overall the food was delicious, server was pleasant and helpful but the noise was intolerable. We arrived early, 6:30 assuming it would be busy by 7:30 but by 7:15 we could not hear over the din of other diners and they were just having normal levels of conversation. Unfortunately I would have to say I will think twice about returning, one should be able to have a conversation without constantly saying "what" and raising your own voice to be heard.
We went to Alfio's to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was an awesome experience as it always is when we go there. The service was absolutely fantastic! LeOndre was one of the best servers we have had. The food, again as always, was superb. There were no complaint by anyone and the portions were big enough that everyone had leftovers. I will definitely be back again and again! I do recommend reservations, especially for large parties. We had a party of 12 and had no problems being seated since I had made reservations.
My girlfriends and I went to Alfios to celebrate a couple birthdays. The food was great and the service exceeded our expectations. Our server made us feel as though we were her only table (we weren’t) and gave us plenty of time to linger after the meal. Other reviewers mentioned the noise level being high. I’ll agree that as the evening progressed, and the restaurant filled, the volume did increase, but I believe it’s just the acoustics of the building. It’s didnt impact our enjoyment. Quaint venu with great food. Highly recommend.
The food was amazing and the serving sizes generous. The restaurant started filling up after we were seated. Our waiter had tables at the other end of the building so could not be very attentive. He did not check in at all during our extremely long wait for our dinner. The table near us was extremely loud and combined with the air vent that was making a racket, we couldn’t hear each other. No matter, we snuggled down in our coats (it was quite cold in the restaurant) and waited. The food was delicious and the menu really has something for everyone.
First time going here and I was really impressed. It was New Year’s Eve so it was super busy but the service was fantastic and food was amazing!!! Looking forward to going again. I’m told they half half priced ravioli on Tuesday and special wine pairing nights. Definitely a new favorite!
Went to Alfio's for a holiday family dinner. They were ready for us and we were seated immediately. The fried zucchini appetizer was good, though it could have had less coating/crusting. The butternut squash soup was excellent. Alfio's is known for their ravioli dishes. The short rib ravioli was outstanding, with a rich sauce. We liked to ability to pick two ravioli dishes for an entree. The mushroom ravioli was tasty but had a red sauce, which didn't complement the mushroom flavor. The five cheese ravioli was good but needed more flavor. Alfio's has an extensive (overpriced) wine list and Brandi, our server, made an excellent recommendation. Overall, the food, wine and service were very good. However, it's pricey, and I rated them lower on value.
We just happened to go on half-price ravioli night - and since three of the four of us had ravioli, it was very economical. The server was very outgoing and friendly - overall a great experience.
The ravioli was AWESOME, and we loved the Italian/Argentine fusion - very unique.
Poor experience. Biannual girls night out for 4. We were sat at a table in the middle of the restaurant and we asked to be sat in a more secluded area on the sides. We were told this was not available but no one was sat at those tables the rest of the night. Our waiter was terrible (Marco?). He rudely tried to rush us from the moment we sat down. He kept asking us to order our entrees when we plainly told him we were going to enjoy our wine and appetizers. He brought us our check without even asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. We questioned him about this and he said he wanted to get on the road to get to West Virginia. We happily went next door to Tellers and were accommodated in a much better manner. As a former waitress, I rarely do this, but I only tipped about 10% on the bill - he was that terrible. I also called the manager (Jennifer) to tell her about the experience. She expressed that she was mortified at our treatment and said she would send me a gift certificate, but it never came. I won't be returning. What a shame. I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and was sorely disappointed.
Food choices, preparation and service were all excellent. Our waiter was informative, friendly, efficient and accommodated several special requests. However, not the place for quiet conversation. There are tables along both walls and in the middle of the room. The chatter at the latter tables and from the bar seemed to create a rippling megaphone effect that obliterated conversation--or at least it did for us on a busy Saturday night--so if indeed interested in easy conversation opt for a table by the walls away from the bar if possible.
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