Pitrelli's Restaurant

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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.
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m
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience to just enjoy our own conversation and a good meal.

g
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local treasure- will return, lots on the menu to try and 5 dollars off a bottle of wine on Thursday

L
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday celebration & restaurant was busy. Food took a while but was delicious. Our server was assigned to another room so that hurt service although he was friendly and professional.

CD
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was not the fist time our 4 person group has dined at Pitrelli's. We continue to keep coming back for the excellent food (great taste and great presentation), great service, great ambiance and a simply good value. This most recent visit was also great. We were not rushed, had more than adequate time to visit as well as enjoy eating our appetizer, main course and dessert. Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive without "hovering". All in all it was simply a very enjoyable dining experience, which I can tell you we hope to repeat.

BV
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place good food good location and great waitstaff! Kudos for all!!!

DM
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was delicious just the service was lacking!! Our server had too many tables

RH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. First visit but will definitely go back

NH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious but took almost 50 min to come out. We will definitely be back but will make sure we come on a day where we don’t have anywhere to be after!

JS
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the summer menu items. Highly recommend keeping the shrimp and scallop entries on the ongoing menu. This would be an excellent addition.

o
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great time. Sat at a booth at the bar and had a great meal and a great time.

C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family run and it shows in the attention to customers. Crab cakes were excellent which is rare in the midwest. Could use some decorating updating, but i prefer it to chain restaurants where you're just another number.

F
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday with dinner at Pitrelli's with our sons and grandchildren. The lasagna was delicious with a few bottles of Luci chianti wine. Everyone was delighted. What a wonderful place to eat and celebrate.

SP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great. The food not so much. We were really disappointed for the price being high and the quality not. It might sound bad, but Olive Garden tastes better.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Pitrelli's with 3 other couples. The food was amazing and the service was very good. I will definitely be coming back here again.

SE
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come here. This was the first time, however, that we had to wait a long time for our food. Maybe a little under staffed for a Saturday? Not sure. We'll certainly be going back.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow but I think they had a big group in the other room. Our waitress was very good though.

t
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit, and, given our experience, we will go back. We were celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary. When making reservations I requested a table in a quiet section of the restaurant. Upon arrival we warmly greeting by the host and seated in the back of a small room that only had five tables, two/table. Ideal!! The menu had many desirable options (there were also seasonal specials but we selected off of the main menu). My wife selected an entree salad, while I selected a side salad and the chicken milanese. Yumm! of all counts. In honor of our anniversary we were treated to a complimentary, housemade cannoli. But, given the occasion, we also decided to split a serving of housemade tiramisu. Yumm, Yumm!! for the desserts. Service was friendly and attentive and well-timed. And the owner made a point of greeting us at our table. As stated above, we will definitely go back.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service. Would recommend to friends and family.

BI
Adelaide / SA
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter we had was wonderful. The owner checked with us a few times.

R
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All in all it was a nice experience. Food was good as was the service, attentive but not bothersome. Atmosphere was like your family restaurant. Plenty of items on the menu could recommend it to anyone.

WM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the wine of the day was terrific.. Will return next time in town.

W
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing waitress! The atomosphere was dim and romantic. We had a great time & would love to come back soon!

j
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food here is flavorless. I have never been to a restaurant that has been lacking is seasoning this much. Salt... it's not that hard to use while cooking.

c
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Pitrelli's! Employees are always friendly and competent. The food is outstanding.

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Disappointing experience. Had heard good things but doubt I will return.

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, delicious food, and good service every time!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For Cincinnati Italian it was pretty good. Not NY, or Chicago Italian good but it was decent. The apps were the best part. I had hoped for veal but none in the menu which would be sacrelidge anywhere else. I had the Chicken Milanese which was tasty but wasn’t like traditional Milanese. We had been looking for decent Italian here and we will likely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Food is authentic and always tastes great. The owner greets us by name and is genuinely concerned about his customers and their experience. Would recommend again and again

RG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for our anniversary dinner. We loved the decor. The food was delicious and we met the owner. We will be back!

C
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Great service. Food was excellent!

m
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken caprese special was light yet flavorful

FL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food quality was good but nothing special. Pizza was the best. Service was excellent.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent visitors to Pitrelli's and prefer to sit in the bar area. Food is excellent and not overpriced. Our bartender / waiter Kenny is always on the ball and provides free entertainment !! A great cozy Italian atmosphere for a first date or weekly visit. 🍷🥂🍻

SB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Traditional Italian fare, presented in quiet surroundings.

f
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in the mood for the Little Italy Pizza, so that's why we went to Pitrelli's. It was delicious as always. The toppings are everything we love and the crust is so delicious and beautiful.

KF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! We’ll definitely go again!

CH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was maybe the best Italian food Ive ever had. The service was outstanding. Ken our server was the best.Do yourself a favor and try this place

JD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice little place but don’t expect too much. Server was lousy, never brought our appetizer, but still had it one our final bill. We also ordered a pizza with artichokes and he forgot to put them on the pizza. When it came and we questioned him he said no problem I’ll bring you some to put on top. That was OK but not what we had in mind and really no apology at all. Pizza was just OK. Our friends has a calzone and a pasta dish which they enjoyed.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pitrellis always delivers great food, exceptional service with a cozy atmosphere.

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal.

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