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Alfio's buon cibo

4.6
1134 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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!


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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Argentinean
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 321-0555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alfio Gulisano
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Catering
Head Chef Bob Hawkins is available to customize your catering needs. Please call 513.319.9332.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Erie & Michigan
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Special events & promotions
Join us on Tuesdays for 1/2 Price Ravioli!
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Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour
What 1134 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything about Alfio's is wonderful and we dine here a lot but our service was so poor. The server herself was great when she came to our table but she would leave us for 15-20 minutes at a time and both our water and wine was empty. We finally had to walk to the bar to get a 2nd drink.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love this place and recommend it whenever I can . I am a Chef and love both the food and the service . The staff was great , Jennifer really helped with making my husbands birthday special .

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food, a little loud, but lively.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by a local as we were visiting Cincinnati - the appetizers were good, the wine selection was large, the service was spot on, the braised short rib raviolis were outstanding, the grilled romaine salad was also outstanding!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Went back for the 4th/5th time for anniversary. Ordered our go-to dishes of mussels, seafood risotto, and shrimp/scallops with "homemade" spaghetti. The food tasted just OK - a big disappointment compared to previous visits. Mussels lacked a rich sauce and was dry. Sauce for shrimp/scallops was too spicy and overpowered rest of the ingredients. The noodles lacked toothsomeness and its texture felt over-kneaded and/or lacking in Semolina.

On the positive note, Risotto was tasty though and service was great.

I know the restaurant is constantly evolving its menu so we shouldn't expect everything to stay the same but it appears the execution of the new dishes was not quite up to their usual quality.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

We experienced very slow service, and it was incredibly loud. It is not a romantic night out as presented. However, the food was good. It is quite the conundrum.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing! Loved the atmosphere and service! The food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our waitress was bubbly and nice and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The food was good. Lots of different choices for different tastes. Wine was tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I wish I had taken a picture of my ravioli. A bowl shaped for a bunch of absolutely delicious ravioli's covered with a wonderful sauce and large strips of fresh Parmesan cheese baked on top. Of course, Ellie, our server, helped make this a fantastic evening. Located right on the Hyde Park Square with plenty of parking in back. Can't wait to go back for the appetizers and additional items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I always enjoy the atmosphere, wine , food and their service!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wedding anniversary, although we didn’t say anything to the staff.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was delicious!! Our server Chad was wonderful and very helpful with explaining the dishes. Can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We arrived a few minutes early and grabbed a drink from the bar. The hostess was friendly and prompt to greet us, and was happy to accept our offer to get a drink form the bar while she checked to see if the table was ready. The bartenders were quick to serve us and friendly during what seemed to be a partially busy moment when we walked in. Once, seated our server (unfortunately i can't remember her name) noticed we already had drinks from the bar so she brought water to supplement the offer for an alcoholic beverage. She handled her section with care and having worked in the industry in the past it was nice to see how she handled each party with care and a slightly different approach. With the two of us she was prompt when needed but kept her distance when we were engaged in conversion. The food was fantastic, my girlfriend had the lamb and I had the rib eye. Both prepared to perfection. The empanadas were outstanding and to finish the night off we had the brown sugar goat cheese cheesecake which was just the right size for two. Over all it was a great night out and I can't thank Alfio's staff enough for our experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was delicious and our waitress was amazing! We had never been there before and she helped us figure out what we should eat and had a great conversation with us! We went for our anniversary and eating here made our night!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Alfio's is one of my favorite local restaurants. Whenever I have guests from out of town that I would like to give a unique and enjoyable dining experrience. Akfio's is where I take them. The food is so unique and delicious it is always an amazing experience!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Short rib ravioli is absolutely amazing! Empanadas were also very good!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Ravioli was excellent !

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Marco provided an exceptional dining experience. The food was delicious, like always.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Empanadas were good.
Steak was tasty.
Wine was very good and a good deal.
Quiet place, nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We split the scallop appetizer and then the ravioli (two kinds). It was plenty of food -- I can't imagine eating all of that myself! The scallops were exquisite; I'll order that as a main dish next time. The ravioli was terrific as well. Overall a really great place.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love the remodeled interior! Our server, Jen, was awesome as always and made the experience a great one. Dinner was terrific!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I went for a date night. The food was great. Emapanadas are a must try. Good wine selection and service. A bit noisy, but would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great pasta!. Did not try the Argentenian meat dishes, but they looked good as they passed by our table.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Unbelievable food and service!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything was great once we got service. It just took alittle bit to get to us. But after everything was great

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Best chicken Marsala ever! Very good scallop appetizer! Service was great. Jen was attentive and not intrusive! Jen was knowledgeable on wine selections.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

You have to get the empanadas. Ravioli was spot on. Great waiter. Overall we are going back.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We was first time at this restaurant.
Staff are very pleased.
Food is delusions.
Thanks Michelle for the complementarity desert.
We will back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Outstanding! I always love dining at Alfio's - the ravioli is amazing - any of them and I love combining 2! I think we have had the breaded zucchini with goat cheese pesto every time we had dinner here.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Overall, it was the great I’ve come to expect.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was my first time at the restaurant. I wanted to treat my adult children to a new fine dining experience. Our service was great and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food and service at Alfio’s are consistently excellent. We love the ravioli dishes and the pistachio crusted salmon was wonderful. My only complaint is the noise level. We asked for a quiet table and were shown to a padded booth which enabled us to sit close enough to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I mean, we definitely were expecting good food, but this place went above and beyond. Friendly service, comfortable ambiance, busy--but not noisy (we were able to have a conversation)--we were impressed by our appetizer of mussels, the on-the-house bread basket (warm and with delicious garlic chicken butter). We had shrimp and scallops as one entree, and crab ravioli as the other. Both were perfect. We topped it off with a spiked dessert coffee! It was all fairly priced, too. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service at this place is amazing. Our table was wobbling and the server fixed it immediately. The food is out of control amazing. If you don’t get the empanadas you are doing yourselves a disservice.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Marco our waiter was outstanding. Menu suggestions were spot on. My first visit and it won’t be my last.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Delicious food, server was attentive but not distracting. We felt comfortable sitting and chatting as long as we liked.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Alfio’s food is absolutely perfect. The empanadas are a MUST. The braised short rib with gnocchi is also unbelievable. Go eat here to truly treat your tastebuds! Super friendly staff as well

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was fabulous. Always a treat!

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