Pitrelli's Restaurant

4.5
948 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Voted by Polly Campbell as THE BEST ITALIAN NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT in Northern Ky. and Cincinnati, Ohio.Tired of chain restaurants, don't like being treated like a number, well come in and enjoy our relaxed and casual atmosphere. From the moment you walk through our front door you will feel as if you have just walked into our home. Our regulars refer to Pitrelli's as the ITALIAN CHEERS. Come in and find out for yourselves why so many have made Pitrelli's their new favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open at 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Friday Only Lunch- 11:30am- 2pm
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Phone number
(513) 770-0122
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Linda Pitrelli
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Private party facilities
Book your Private Party with Pitrelli's Today! Our completely private dining room holds up to 50 people, and we specialize in creating an atmosphere and menu that fits your needs. No fee to reserve the room!
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Private party contact
Jim, Linda, or Kari: (855) 404-3006
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 948 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pitrelli's is an absolute gem. Quiet, cozy, with superb cuisine. It is evident the amount of effort put forth by ALL staff at this establishment to ensure your meal and experience are both extraordinary. The service is second to none in my opinion. The menu will have you salivating, and the meal will leave you in awe. You feel like family upon arrival until the moment you walk out the door. I would recommend this treasure to anyone and everyone.

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d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent and very good!! We don’t get there often enough!!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

To many small children not well behaved and wait staff didn't seem to mind children yelling and messing with food on table and for as good as the food was the ambience sucked , maybe all small children in one room with families and adults and couples in another for date nite not recommended could not have quiet conversation which is why we chose an Italian resturant and not O Charlie's

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JD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. I went with friends on a Friday night. Everyone ‘s entire was delicious and nicely presented. Food was hot and plenty of it. Nice wine list. Highly recommend.

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DP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been to Pitrelli's several times, and have always enjoyed our experience. I personally recommend giving their special dishes a try! On our most recent visit, we introduced another couple to the restaurant, where we dined on New Year's Eve. They, too, were pleased with the ambiance and the menu. Although our service was a little slow, we appreciated the time for conversation and had a wonderful experience. If you're looking for a unique Italian restaurant that's not part of a chain and offers true Italian food, this is the place!

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JS
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time and meal at Pitrelli’s

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was, at best, bland. The host was swearing under his breath before he sat us. The table was an old picnic table with lattice work all around. It took forever for the food and drinks to come...white wine was not chilled...all around terrible experience. The waitress was pleasant, polite and professional if not over taxed...the only good thing about dinner. We will NEVER spend another dime there.

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SE
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could have gone anywhere in Cincinnati for NYE dinner, we chose Pitrelli's. Enough said.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner out, Always a great time

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JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong at Pitrelli's.. The service and food are always excellent.

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c
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Crab cakes were cold, timing of entrees were off. Kids ordered a pizza that came out after the adults were done eating... Probably an off night...

Service was average at best...

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AK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not as good overall as it has been in the past. Service needs improvement.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Christmas get together

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c
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking to try something different for a double date night. Everyone loved their food. The lasagna was the creamiest lasagna I’ve ever had. The herb butter served with the bread was delicious. We started with the calamari. Also delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening at Pitrelli's. Our server Dave was great. Food was very good.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The meal is always a little better when seated in David’s section, otherwise the service is lacking a bit. It was a very busy evening, but still. Staff was friendly. Food was excellent as always.

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I wouldn't know how the food is since we were seated and then sat for 20 minutes with no service. We decided to leave and was telling the host about the problem. He said "it is not my problem" and laughed at me.

This was supposed to be a birthday meal for my daughter- we celebrated at Wendy's instead.

If you are looking for no service and smug millennials telling you that no service is your fault, then this is the restaurant for you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Extremely slow service.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

I would not recommend this to anybody. Food fair that's being generous. Atmosphere. None. Very very overpriced!! I eat out 4 to 5 times a week and try differant resturants so I have a lot to compare it to.. I don't usually write a review but want to save someone the same experience

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l
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. Service was efficient. Always nice to see a hands on owner which makes this restaurant special. Wine is reasonably priced.

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s
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live and work in Dayton. A coworker recommended this gem they found while visiting friends in Mason one weekend. We had a pizza, soup, and a Caesar salad for dinner and they were all delicious! I hear the meatballs and pasta are very good too so we plan on visiting Pitrellis again over the holidays.

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N
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have date night every Friday and we love coming here

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W
Cincinnati
85 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great, family owned Italian restaurant, really good food at fair prices. Their pizza is fantastic!

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JS
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Always enjoy Pitrelli’s for the food and the neighborhood feel. The Mason Cheers

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BM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pitrelli’s serves great, authentic Italian food. We ordered eggplant Parmesan, and a salmon dish with lots of Italian vegetables in it. Both were very tasty and we had all we could eat and still took some home, which we had for lunch the next day. Oh, lest I forget, we had an appetizer of meat balls, and sausages, which were delicious.
We heartily recommend Pitrelli’s for an excellent Italian dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was friendly and prompt and the cost was reasonable. We love Pitrelli’s!

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DH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even thou this is an Italian Restaurant, do not rule out the meatloaf at the bottom of the menu. Outstanding and enough for two people. Bar tender and server and owner were all fantastic and attentive....great place.

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R
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great food and friendly service

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C
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great and the service is also great. We enjoy going to a nice Italian restaurant and this works for us.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely long time to get entrees (45+ min)

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JF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Must have hit on an "off" night. We've eaten here oquite a few times before but it just wasn't what as good as usual. Food came out in "spirts" vs. all being served at the same time. Not sure the sauce I got was what I ordered and wondered if that's why my meal came out last. Waitress was friendly and made us feel special, but I think she might have had too many tables to give us the attention we've received in the past. It's expensive so our expectations are high. Will try again and hope that this was just one of those nights.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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V
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was very safe. Not bad, but not great, just ok.

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SE
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. We always feel great when we leave.

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OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately we came in when two large parties had come in as well and the kitchen was overwhelmed. The owner made up for it and was very nice.

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KM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect,as always

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EG
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Pitrellis! We go back here again and again and it's always good! They had some new menu offerings on this visit as well as all the old favorites. Food is always fresh, hot, homemade and delicious. You just can't go wrong with Pitrellis. Wine list and desserts are fantastic as well.

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