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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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Alfio's buon cibo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (17)
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Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (10)
Fun (9)
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Bar Seating (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Spicy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Healthy (2)
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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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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 (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 27, 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

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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and service, as always! One of the Cincy gems!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing food and ambiance. One of those meals that makes you happy about life!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Friendly atmosphere. Great staff; server was attentive and made appropriate suggestions for our first visit to the restaurant.

Alfio’s homemade pasta is wonderful. So was butternut squash soup. Our friends split the empanada appetizer with us and everyone loved them.

Great wine selection as well. Will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good, even though I received the wrong meal!
Ordered braised short ribs received short rib ravioli!
No time to change had a show down town.
The wine portion was definitely on the skimpy side!
Second time I have thought this!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the menu so very much! The ravioli was incredible. I wish they would change the decor, that’s the only thing I didn’t like!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service and food. Great suggestions by our server.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was wonderful as always. It was too chilly in the restaurant however. I wore my coat the whole hour we were there

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great overall dining! A couple of missteps in the food (truffle oil AND blue cheese on a salad was overpowering, not enough filling in ravioli made with very thick pasta sheets), but overall great. Noise level was very loud...had to also stop shout to be heard over the noise, and there were only two of us sitting face to face. Will definitely come back for more when we save up enough money.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our server Jennifer was exceptional and the restaurant was reasonably quiet. Best of all, the food was AMAZING! Good wine, excellent food with my wonderful husband...we found a new place for us to return.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall a fine place for dinner, nothing super special. The mussels were quite nice, the shrimp and scallops fra diavlo fresh and well presented. The chicken marsala was more like chicken in mushroom sauce, a white sauce so I think no marsala?

The chocolate trio dessert was very nice, and the wine list is good and reasonable.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I truly never take the time to review restaurants, however, our group had such a great evening and received such outstanding service that we felt the need to do so. Jen is simply magnificent! She took the time to recommend particular dishes to us and made it such a special evening. We'll definitely be back and will share the experience with our friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Attentive wait staff without hovering. imaginatively prepared food.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my second time at Alfio’s. Truly did not disappoint. The ravioli duo is my go-to! Fried zucchini appetizer comes with a pesto & goat cheese dipping sauce...makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Service is always fantastic. The servers are very knowledgeable about the wine list and food menu. Their cocktails change based on season but are delicious. Can’t wait for my next visit!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent to have Saturday evening dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The restaurant was so loud I had to shout to hear anyone but the person sitting directly beside me. Everything else was good, but that made it uncomfortable. On previous visits, I’ve dined on weeknights or at one of the handful of tables outside, so noise was not an issue. It must be a busy Saturday night problem, but it’s certainly busy for a reason!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Incredibly loud. My skirt steak was over cooked and very salty. Wait person was pushing the specials and otherwise,very inattentive. After some waving I was able to snag her for my wine order ... which I used to cleanse the salt from my palate. I ate 10% of my meal and when I explained why Enice offer to box it for me. Did I mention loud?

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome homemade pasta and fresh seafood. Best Italian in Cincy. Beats Boca for value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Alfio's. The food and service were superb.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance was great, the service was great, and the food was amazing. I already want to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a very good resteraunt for great food, the steak and empenadas were delicious and perfectly balanced. The salads were also very novel, creative and well made. Finally the dessert was excellent, get crepes or limoncello tiramisu!

The service was also impeccable and very knowledgeable, but the noise level was very high near the end of our night. We will certainly be back for more of Alfio’s deliciously original cuisine.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It is one of our most favorite places to dine in Cincinnati

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Too loud. Amazing food! Install some noise buffering (underside of the tables and/or on the walls) and this restaurant would be absolute perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful meal, Tuesday night was half off Ravioli night, delicious, Alfios is always a winner

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The raviolis were absolutely delicious! But I will only come on 1/2 price night because they are otherwise too expensive. Wine was a bit high too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server Marcos did a wonderful job! Top notch service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was very good and the service was fine other than the fact that all of our salads were dropped and had to be prepared a second time. The management graciously gave us a few desserts for our trouble. They were excellent.

Staff is good and personable.

The only real issue is this establishment is very noisy. Hard to carry on a normal conversation. We have been here two times now and both times the noise level was high. Love the food, but noise level is a bit much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Marco was great!! Super knowledgeable and a great personality. Had great recommendations. Food was 👌🏼.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food although a bit pricey - noise level a bit high, need some sound dampening. Overall a good menu, especially for more eclectic palates.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It had been more than a year since our last visit to Alfio's and the food was as delicious as we remembered. The short rib ravioli is a favorite of ours as well as the goat cheese and beet salad. The only issue is the noise level in the restaurant. On a busy evening it can be difficult to hear the conversation at your table.

Tags: Casual
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