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About Pitrelli's Restaurant

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.

404 2nd Ave,
Mason, OH 45040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 770-0122

Website:
http://www.pitrellis.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Behind Restaurant

Executive Chef:
Chef Linda Pitrelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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!

Pitrelli's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Special Occasion (19)
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Authentic (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Casual (14)
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Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fun (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 11, 2015

Wonderful food, great wine and the best server, ever! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 19, 2015

not the same old pasta! very creative dishes served by attentive wait staff. the little cove we were seated in was decorated with white twinkle lights making the room seem like an outdoor patio.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 18, 2015

JUST DIDN'T HIT THE MARK THAT EVENING. HAVE BEEN HERE NUMEROUS TIMES AND EACH TIME WE LOVED THE FOOD AND SERVICE. THIS TIME HOWEVER, SERVICE GREAT AS ALWAYS, FOOD JUST NOT SAME QUALITY......GUESS EVERYONE HAS AN OFF NIGHT.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 16, 2015

Delicious ravioli, warm homemade bread, tasty salad with homemade dressing. Friendly and attentive service . Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 6, 2015

Wanted to take my brother here as he does not eat at Italian restaurants. He fell in love with the place as soon as we were seated due to the ambiance. Then we ordered food and he became even more impressed when food arrived. so he said after meal that he definitely would want to come back. Service was great as well as food. Doesn't look like much from outside but makes up for it inside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 6, 2015

We've been ti Pitrelli's many times and including this last visit, we have been pleased with everything. I cannot dine there without having their delicious ravioli appetizer with their outstanding sauce!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Special wS perfect DNS as described. Service was stellar. By our choice we were there for 2.5 hours and did not feel pushed to leave and were not forgotten even after the bill was paid. This is our go to place for great food. A Mason original by great people!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 20, 2015

Food was very good and great hospitality by management and wait staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2015

The food and the service was great. We will be making plans to return soon. The Wednesday special is a good deal. The service is professional. Thanks for a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 12, 2015

I had a wonderful dinner, the food was delicious (lasagna and chicken parmesan were classic and the homemade salad dressings very good) and the service outstanding. I'll be back to try more of the dishes our server recommended, and the pizza.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 8, 2015

The $$ is mis leading. Easily $$$$. No way a simple speghetti dinner for two should cost $110 after tip. Very expensive for what you get. Everything else was great. Juat having trouble getting my mind around $110 for two plates of spegehtii and a bottle of wine.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 24, 2015

This place sounded good but the service was sad our waiter hardly came around to check on us. The food was bland the only good thing was the fresh pasta. The decor reminded me of a funeral home.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 18, 2015

If you are up north and want real Italian, go here. Pasta and sauce is fresh and the meatballs are authentic. From a guy from Youngstown, this place fits the bill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Food tasted somewhat bland - both my wife and I noticed it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 11, 2015

great food and service! I can't wait to go back. The home made sauces are incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 3, 2015

We shared 2 bottles of very fine Chanti that I would highly reccomend with 4 great dishes ranging from fish to chicken. NO complaints on service either our server was right on top of things.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Salads were very delicious! We were very surprised as both of our pasta dishes lacked flavor.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Wonderful Italian resturant in a beautifully decorated space! Nice bar area and our food and service was good. ;) We will be back for some Italian wine too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 21, 2015

We visited Pitrelli's for the first time on Saturday, 3/21/15. We celebrated my husband's birthday and we both commented on how nice it was and that we couldn't wait to come back another time. We made reservations for 5pm and were actually the first to be seated. Our server was very attentive and super friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was romantic. Very nice!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 20, 2015

We enjoyed our experience at piterilli's. The food was excellent and the wine list is impressive. The service was excellent and the staff presented as friendly. This is a perfect place to dine for romantic dates or a get together with family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Our server was very knowledgeable, the food was excellent. We were having dinner with friends and felt very comfortable with atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Family owned and operated Italian spot. Chef, Linda, even took the time to talk to our table and this allowed us to thank her for the wonderful Food. She is an amazing chef. Her husband works the front and greets the guests. Felt welcome from the moment we walked in. We were there to celebrate a best firends birthday. Great Great choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Great food and the people were even more enjoyable. We had a party of 6 and all enjoyed the, the meals FYI the desserts were extraordinary,
Well done!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2015

Pitrelli's is a best kept secret from new people! Our firs visit there was NYE 2014. In just over a year we have been there over 50 times. We now take our companies there for business meetings! The service and food is incredible! Sit in the bar for a great evening with Kenny the bartender!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 19, 2015

We had a great time with our client. Nice wine selection and lovely food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Food and staff are always excellent. Kenny knows their wines and my tastes, he pairs both every time with excellent choices !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 14, 2015

We have been here several times. Due to it being Valentines day the noise level was way down as most tables were couples just like us using there low voices! Service was excellent and the food we got was excellent. Our reservation was for 6pm and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Very nice touch when my lady got roses from the waitress at the end of our meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Food was inconsistent. Marinara came with the appetizer and it was excellent. The marinara that came with my entree was fair at best. I asked if it was the same sauce. It was but from a different batch.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2015

To no surprise, we had a great time Saturday with tasty food and martini's.
Thanks Derek!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 6, 2015

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. flatbread Appetizer was good. The salad dressing was delicious, unfortunately that was the best part. The salad was made with iceberg lettuce and did not have many other vegetables, and the croutons were disappointing. I would not spend the extra money on the salad again. I love Italian food and I am always looking for that great Italian restaurant. The portions of the entrees were generous and had good flavor, but I have had better at other Italian restaurants. I would be willing to try Pitrelli's again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Living with 10 miles of Pitrelli's, we have come to rely on our special occasion dinners here. We have never had anything less than a very good experience all the way around. Our latest dinner likely was the best meal we've eaten. My wife had the Margherita pizza and it was delicious. I had the special that evening which was a Tuscany chicken over rigatoni. We've eaten her maybe 10 times, and it was the best so far for me.

Service was timely and friendly as usual. It's always nice to chit chat with the owners who are usually there mingling/working.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Food was overpriced and just average - nothing special about it. As a party of 2 we were squished into a tiny room where you could hear EVERY WORD of every person's conversation. Absolutely no privacy. Normally I like quick service but this was so quick we felt rushed out and not able to sit and enjoy the meal. They gave us the check within 20 minutes of sitting down!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2015

This restaurant has the best Margherita pizza I have ever had! I've travelled internationally and never had such a great pizza! 5 stars on food for sure!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2015

It was a pleasant location for an Italian dining experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2015

Great place! So much bigger than the old building on Route 42. My friends and I had a good time and the food was great. Only complaint was that my meatballs were dry, but the sauce was so good I hardly noticed. It was clean and well lit without being too bright. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2015

We love Pitrellis! Food is terrific, the staff (bartender is a character) is very friendly, and even the patrons are friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2015

We have being going here for quite some time and are never disappointed. Timely service and great food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Pitrelli's is consistently good food and always welcomes their guests as though you are a regular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Very good meal, all four of us enjoyed our selection. Tyler the waiter was very good. We wll be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2015

A very quaint, comfortable setting. Excellent menu options and deliciously prepared foods, from start to finish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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