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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!


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2724 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Argentinean

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Erie & Michigan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 321-0555

Website:
http://www.alfios-cincy.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment on Monday Nights

Catering:
Head Chef Bob Hawkins is available to customize your catering needs. Please call 513.319.9332.

Executive Chef:
Alfio Gulisano

Additional:
Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us on Tuesdays for 1/2 Price Ravioli!

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Details
Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Alfio's buon cibo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Spicy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

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!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was fabulous. Always a treat!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I absolutely love Alfio's. I have eaten there three times and I could go back tomorrow. The service and food are wonderful. Love, love, love it!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Delicious ravioli! Great on the half-price night. Fun dinner with girlfriends for Valentine’s Day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was wonderful.
We will return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was good. The food was tasty. The chocolate trio was average. Overall a nice evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious, however the cocktails (Manhattan and martini) were weak and flavorless, even after sending one back. Wouldn’t order anything other than beer or wine from the bar.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as usual

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2018

First time there but wont be the last time! And a surprise that Tuesdays are half priced raviolis too! Great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is excellent!!! I love all the raviolis and the salads. The staff is friendly and helpful with choices on the menu!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the dinner again ! Good service, comfortable setting

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Alfio's continues to be one of our favorite restaurants! The food is always outstanding, the specials are amazing and the staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. Every visit is a memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was delicious; the wine met all expectations; our waitress very competent. Loved the warm atmosphere. The chef is very talented!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good food. Pricey, but I know that's a strategic barrier for potential clientele, for whatever that's worth. It's a restaurant that gets better for you the more go -- if you dig Italian-Argentine cuisine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good argentian menu!! Nice ambience! Great wine selection.,,

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic Cincinnati gem!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was amazing and so was the service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

As always, excellent food, wonderful wine, and amazing service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2018

excellent ravioli dishes, outstanding service from Leondra (sp?)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a good meal. One of our favorite places in town. Our service was pretty average tonight, but usually it is outstanding like the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is excellent, great combination of Italian and Argentinian cuisine. The Chimichuri sauce is incredible.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such a great way to spend New Years eve! Even the set menu had enough diversity that we were both extremely satisfied in the end! We will absolutely be visiting Alfios again, it's a perfect date night spot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great NYE meal here! It was our first time and we will certainly come back in the future. Food and service were outstanding! It was a little loud at peek times but it made for an energetic atmosphere.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were fantastic !

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was lovely time, server was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding menu items and drink selection.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food as always. Went there for our 25th wedding anniversary and enjoyed it.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food. Lamb chops are excellent. But stay in the bar area. Restaurant noise level is high in my opinion

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