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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
We went on a Tuesday for the 1/2 price ravioli special. What a deal! We had the empanadas to start followed by 2 different types of ravioli. Both were fresh, unique and delicious. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and food. We will certainly return to try the rest of the menu.
My husband and I discovered Alfio’s about two years ago and fell in love with it. Since then we have come back for special occasions multiple times and it never disappoints. Every single course, from the delicious bread with the prepared butter to the incredible fried goat cheese and beet salad to my main course of wild mushroom ravioli to the amazing tiramisu dessert was superb! And Leandra, our delightful server, was an absolute joy! Bravo, Alfio, you have done it again!
Alfio's was fantastic! The food and service were both top-notch. We had the seared scallops as a starter and then lamb chops and ravioli duo for entrees. All were fantastic. Sarah, our server, was great and had great recommendations. It was a great place to celebrate an anniversary. A definite return visit and recommend to anyone.
Exceptional food and service. I had an out of town guest, who only drank a certain rum. I called the restaurant and spoke to the bartender Michelle. The bar did not carry this brand, so Michelle purchased it. Wow... now that is exceptional customer service and why we repeatedly bring guests here. Love this place for the consistency in great food and a staff who takes great pride in their work.
Another fabulous meal at Alfio's! We were entertaining a friend from Los Angeles who is well travelled and well fed. She raved about the empanadas, which is quite a complement as many of her friends make them. We recommended the award-winning ravioli and Alfio's impressed her again.
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