Permanently Closed - Pitrelli's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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4.4
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vipJimS
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have a great time at Pitrelli's. Neighborhood gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
111 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gone here for many years & still enjoy it. Took some friends with us & they enjoyed it. Desserts were awesome!

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vipBaGi
Cincinnati
67 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food, wine and wait staff at Pitrelli's. One of the best in the area.

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WilliamB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Reminiscent of Italian restaurants of the 1950's. However, somewhat tired. I know from reading about the place that it was fairly new having moved from a nearby location, but, very unimpressed. Towels to clean tables with left on server station and then used and left on the table that was being cleaned. The food was not reminiscent of past Italian restaurants. The featured specialty is lasagna. Nothing very special other than I had heartburn all night. My companion order a very simple dish, pasta Alfredo. We waited almost an hour for our food to arrive with several other customers were seated way after us receiving their food before us. I really think our server forgot about us and blamed the kitchen for slowness. Both of our dishes were lukewarm. My companions dish was cold. It was like the pasta had sat on the plate for sometime and someone ladled Alfredo sauce over hoping that would warm the dish. Caesar salad could use a upgrade. If you are not going to traditionally make this dish, know full well that there are really good commercial dressing available that would be much better than what currently is served. If you're charging a premium price, provide premium ingredients. Finally and a real pet peeve, three small rolls for two people. Come on, the rolls were nothing fancy, you could truly have provided a fourth with your current menu pricing.

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Cherri
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

There were 4 of us and we waited over an hour to get our food! We had reservation at 6:30pm but didn't get seated until around 6:45pm. We ordered right away and food didn't come out until 7:45pm! There was no apology and the food tasted just ok. We won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing!

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frommy
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We really liked having such a nice restaurant so close to us. The food and staff were both very good. My only criticism is the price point. Take off the bottle of wine and we were at $70 for two pasta dishes with salads. That’s steak dinner prices. Probably would go back, but only for a special occasions

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine, will definitely be back again.

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vipdinesoutoften
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waiter forgot to order one entre, so it arrived after rest of party had finished their meals. Offers half off and no apology from management. Other three people felt had lots of food but marginal quality. Not on our list for a return visit.

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Shawn1972
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner and loved our server Katy. Looking forward to trying the pizza our next time in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful as always! Best lasagna around.

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Person
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food good, service slow.

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SamF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pitrelli’s is a nice place to enjoy a special occasion.

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PatB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Have eaten here in multiple occasions and is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were told almost as soon as we sat down the kitchen was running slow. It took almost an hour for our entrees to arrive. Odd thing was there were tables that were sat the same time we were and we saw two parties leave after finishing their meal while we were still waiting for our food to arrive. We’ve been here in the past and had great experiences. The food was not as good as it has been in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Disappointed I couldn't get Open Table points. The price value was very good.

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AmieM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet cozy restaurant and the service and food were both great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was great we always like what we get. But tonight they mixed up are calzones I ordered meatballs my husband sausage. Mine had sausage his had meet balls. But we will still go back.

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dalrx
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful as well as the service! What a wonderful neighborhood gem. I have lived in the area for years but had never been here before. I will definitely be back! As busy as they were for a Valentine's Day, the staff was very friendly and right on top of things all evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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RashmiB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, found some amazing vegeterian dishes on the menu 😊 Great place! Highly recommended!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been telling everyone about this restaurant since we Went there to celebrate our anniversary. We met Jim and he was a delight to talk with! I love the small town feel, with excellent service, food, and value!We will definitely be back!

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CLRJR
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Crab were nice but cold in the middle. Chicken Florentine was good, but prefer it not to be cut up like its prepared for a hospital patient. Pasta was tough. Entree was barely warm throughout. Worst excuse for Tiramisu I have ever had. A chocolate covered Twinkie dunked in a cup of coffee would have been an improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salad was good. Pizza came highly recommended but I think I would try something else. Chicken Parm, maybe. Pizza was good but the other foods looked so much better. Perfect date night place with an amazing ambiance!

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vipBettyIvano
Adelaide / SA
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always caring staff. Excellent food

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vipLinT
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience and fantastic food.

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vipjimk
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood gem. Great atmosphere and large servings

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, food came out fast and tasted amazing!

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DaphneR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I so wanted to enjoy this local restaurant. Had been wanting to try it for some time. Unfortunately, it will not be a restaurant we visit again. We were seated right away at our reserved time, however, it took nearly 15 minutes (restaurant was not busy) to even be acknowledged. Another 15 to get our drinks & order. Another 20 to receive bread & dip. A total of 1 hr, 10 minutes to receive dinner. The seafood pasta was very good, but the rest of our food was just ok. Chicken parm, linguine Alfredo & lasagna. 2 of those 3, more than half the food wasn’t eaten- or taken home. The food can be tolerated, but the terrible service can not. Disappointing.

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. It was a little pricey but well worth the cost. We will be back!

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GregH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Please don’t bring out the main course before we are done with our salads. It just sits and gets cold.

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ScottE
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was old school Italian. It was well cooked and fresh. The service was a bit slow but passable with a good attitude.

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vipKathyK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great family Italian restaurant. Service is good and food is always delicious

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Jodie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience! Wonderful food and a real treat when the Pitrelli’s are there to make the experience extra special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
112 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a good dinner here. Went with friends that had also been here before. Wife's food was not hot so we sent it back. Came back hot and all was well. Had a Chianti that was reasonable in cost and was very good.

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BethN
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love Pitrelli’s! We usually try to sit in the front bar area — Dave services the front — great suggestions, conversation and service! Food is always very good as well! Helped us celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.

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TonyR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3 time I've been there and every time it's been great I recommend anybody if you haven't been there try it it's worth it

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MaryQuiteContrary
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy finding a great place to eat and Pitrellis did not disappoint

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vipJimS
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Pitrelli's. The veal parmigiana was excellent.

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Permanently Closed - Pitrelli's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 770-0122.

Permanently Closed - Pitrelli's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1123 OpenTable diners.