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Alfio's buon cibo

4.7
1173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 1173 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our first time there. Great food and great service. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere and nice selection on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great dinner and generous pour drinks

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Alfio’s is great food done super consistently by a knowledgeable friendly wait staff. It’s always a great time!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Thank you for an incredible meal! The service was excellent, our waiter attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great food and cocktails, the noise level was a little too loud. We could hear the couple fighting across the room. Besides that, everything was awesome! Loved the food; the bread & butter is yummy and the cocktails were great!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We celebrated our 37 wedding anniversary Saturday night, we have been here before and knew that the food is excellent. The service wasn't 5 stars but 4 1/2. I would recommend that everyone should go and eat some of their good food.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Alfios has become my go-to place for a relaxing happy hour that transitions into leisurely dinner. The food is fantastic! The service attentive, yet not overbearing. Our server has always been knowledgeable regarding the menu, and has made some very nice wine pairing suggestions. The bar crowd can get a little exuberant at times, but how can you be upset by people having fun? Just roll with it. Thank you again, Alfios, for providing a lovely dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Love the food, but the noise level is continually a problem. We keep coming back, though. Three times in a month!

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1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Service was unacceptable.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Cincinnati, Oh that is a chain. The staff is extremely friendly and will do anything for you. Can definitely tell that the chef owner Alfio has a real passion for his place and food.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

In my reservation, I said that we would like a high chair for our daughter, and they had one set up for us when we got there. That started the night off on the right foot. My wife’s jalapeño cocktail was excellent, and the only problem with my caperena was that I wanted more! They were out of the guacamole that was supposed to come with the chorizo empanada, but still all four empanadas that we had were tasty. The gnocchi was firm, and the spare ribs gave it a great flavor. The halibut was creamy, and came on asparagus that was still deliciously crunchy. We’ll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Good food and wine but super loud.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service was good, food was outstanding! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had such a wonderful experience for date night!!! We had a lot of restaurants under consideration but friends kept raving about how great Alfio's was! They weren't wrong. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We stopped in to have dinner before a play. As always friendly staff was there to greet and serve us. The food was great. Clean plates all around the table! Fun to run into 2 different friends that night!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Ravioli was very good but food was over priced. Empanadas were delicious as well

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food but pricey!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Short rib ravioli is outstanding and like the option of combining two ravioli dishes. Ample dessert and appetizer options.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very delicious and found a great wine

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food and great service. This is our second time going to Alfio's to celebrate a graduation-- some ordered fish and some ordered steak, and all were quite pleased. The sausage sliders were a very tasty appetizer.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had excellent food and service as always, and the wine recommendations were perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My wife and I went on Saturday evening before Mothers Day and loved the experience. Marco always makes it fun and is great with his recommendations. The surf and turf special was a hit as was the 5 cheese ravioli. I never skip the gnocchi appetizer. Nice selection of wines by the glass and local beers. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The service was great, on point, very knowledgeable, not pushy. The food, excellent. The menu is unique to the area, the food is tremendous, full of flavor, cooked to perfection and looks so good its almost a shame to eat it.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We ate outside and it was great. Back again on June 2!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Family dinner for a special occasion and the food was outstanding!! Great service with a menu to match - we will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great food, great server and great ambiance!
Would love to see an enhanced outdoor dining area!!! (Just a thought!!)

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent service and tasty cuisine. I loved the grilled romaine salad and the ribeye was tasty but could have been a bit more tender

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always reliable, the food is well made. Only issue is that their menu has not changed very much over time and most of the items are heavy with sauces. Would like to see some lighter options available - especially for spring /summer.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Mark always provides exceptional service!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I almost never leave reviews but this restaurant was exceptional. Two different locals recommended it and we were not disappointed. We went there for dinner with my son who lives and works in Cincinnati. My husband said it was the best prepared steak he has ever had in a restaurant. Highly recommend for both the Italian and Argentinian food.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful ravioli choices as usual! On Tuesday eve (half-price ravioli)!
Josh did a great job serving us.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food ! Not the usual array ... empanada appetizer was varied and all delicious. Entrees were short rib, wild mushroom and crab / shrimp raviolis. Great wine list and really good wine at reasonable prices. We will certainly go:again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Birthday. It was great

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Was a little disappointed in service because there was no recognition or greeting by bartender. She continued to chat with either friends or family.

The second bartender was more attentive until the end when first one was asked to be engaged by co worker.

HUGE thank you to hostess for including us in a taste and information of Smokey bourbon.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Second time to this restaurant and was blown away again. The food was amazing, Marco (our server) was one of the best I have had in a while, and the ambiance was perfect for a great dinner experience. This is our favorite restaurant in Cincy!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

First off the service was AMAZING! Secondly the food was excellent, their ravoli eas the best ever. Their steak(ribeye) was great. We had five appa circulating the table annnd all of them were amazing. We go on monthly dinners to food places none of is have been to..so far we have gone to about 11 and this place is hands down the best!!!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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 on April 17, 2018

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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