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  1. Distance: 0.68mi
  2. Distance: 0.70mi
  3. Distance: 1.48mi
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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

5
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (29)
Authentic (28)
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Special Occasion (24)
Cozy (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Casual (20)
Romantic (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Fun (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious! Carrie (sp?) was fantastic! She was fun, attentive and had terrific wine suggestions for us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

It had been a while since our last visit and found it to be as enjoyable experience as before. From the greeting at the front door to the friendly service provided by David along with the plentiful tasty food, an overall great experience.

Glad to see Jim has continued this great and local dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Organic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Restaurant. The food is always wonderful, the service impeccable and the employees are very attentive. We love to go there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall the food was fantastic and service was amazing. We normally get out in the booths in front two rooms with nice lighting and atmosphere. We sat for first time in rear room. Which is well lit and just tables and really nothing special about it and really took away from Ambience and that being big reason we went on Valentine’s Day it kinda really sucked.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for Valentine's day. My wife's meal came out, but they got mine wrong (Chicken Parmesan). My food did not come out until my wife was almost done with hers. I'm not even sure my waitress was aware since they used runners and never interacted with me on how late my meal was. Generally would expect a comp or a desert since it was so late and a special occasion. They offered the dessert menu and the check before we were done with our food--probably due to the delay from the kitchen. Food was fantastic, but a frustrating situation. The waitress was not put in a winning situation due to the kitchen and was attentive otherwise.

Tags: Good for a Date
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service1
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Pitrelli’s and it was Wonderful! Our server was very friendly and discussed the menu with us. The food was delicious and serving portion were more than adequate so be prepared to box some up for your next meal. The raspberry cheesecake was so creamy and chocolate crust just took it over the top! We will be visiting again!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place and food was awesome!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Always friendly, great food and service! Have been here many times, and will keep coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Eggplant appetizer not to be missed. Very affordable wine. Pleasant and attentive service. A neighborhood gem, for sure.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Pitrelli’s is a favorite of my wife and I. We caught them on a night where they only had one server due to illness and a big wine tasting going on so the kitchen was backed up. We had to wait a while to get our food but it was excellent as usual. I tried the basil pesto sauce for the first time and it was very good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding experience!
Strongly Recommend.
Great Food, excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very poor service...waited an hour for our meal. Not sure what the problem was as most tables were empty.

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food3
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband and I went for a date night and was very pleased. The servers leave you alone but still attend to your needs. The food was wonderful and we would definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

So amazing... Pitrelli’s is a must if you are in Mason area. Absolutely one of our favorites!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pitrelli's has been a go-to for us for years. We love the food, and the hometown feel.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Italian food done with fresh, homemade sauces. Salads with fresh, homemade dressings. Always a tasty meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Not a great first impression when you ask for more bread and your waiter tells you that "you better eat the bread because most people that ask for seconds, typically don't" Really??? So tacky....plus had to ask for a glass of wine 3 times. Service was not good. Not sure we will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food3
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Came in for a tasting for our rehersal dinner in the up coming months and we can't wait to share this place with friends and family. Great friendly service and great food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Friendly service.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service , food and price. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What a nice place with great food selection and service. The owner even came to our table to ask about our meals and welcomed the new visitors in our group

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome place to go for authentic Italian food! Service is outstanding and owners is always fun!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good atmosphere esp for a date night or special occasion. Reasonably priced also we were surprised at our bill👍🏻 food is always great

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food4
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

always have an excellent dinner and experience at Pirelli's Jim and Linda do a great job

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

From the minute I walked in I felt comfortable from Jim the owner talking to me like we were old friends, to the hostess, and our server who were all amazing. Best italian food ive ever had.
Thank you for creating a great memory for us and hopefully many more to come.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food as always. David offered amazing service. Great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is not the restaurant I remember. The food used to be superb. The food this time was overpriced and just ok. The man who greeted is was very cold. I'm sorry. Probably won't go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have a monthly get together, the Ya Yas! We've been friends for almost 40 years and love trying new restaurants. Our first time to Pitrellis was a good one and will be worth returning! The lasagna was authentic and the bread and garlic butter - yum!
We really loved the pictures in the entrance way. Family all the way!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great! Food was wonderful and the pizza was delicious! The gnocchi with bolognese sauce was perfection!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious sausage and shrimp pasta. Nice wine list

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Took us over an hour to get our entrees. When they arrived my lasagna was good, but not amazing. My wife's order was wrong, but she ate it anyway because she was very hungry at that point. She said it was so-so the pasta was more hard than al denta in some bites.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our 2nd visit. It was not as great as the first visit. Our food was boarder line warm. Certainly not hot. Service was very slow. Most everyone enjoyed the flavor of their dinner. However, one of us had the Short Rib Ravioli and it was not as good as expected and the portion was very small. Left feeling hungry. We will give it another try but will stick to traditional pasta dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A good meal. Nicely served. Tiny table. Happy to have leftovers. Thanks. Specialty drinks too expensive. Overall fine.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was burnt,sat under heat lamp. Send vice very slow for 7 pm Thursday night. Pasta covered in oil so it wouldn’t stick over powered the sauce. Did not live up to reviews. Got up and left after 2 bites of pasta. Wife couldn’t even get down bite of chicken.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service. My wife is a bit of an Italian food snob and said this was one of two in greater Cincy worth going.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had out of town guest who thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We dined European style-we were there for 3 1/2 hours and were not rushed or forgotten. Liberty was our server. It was a great evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Pitrelli's was amazing! My wife and I loved it. We came here from a suggestion from OpenTable. We were celebrating our engagement anniversary. We were very impressed with the whole experience from the moment we walked in and the owner greeted us and then sat us. The owner even greeted me by name which was a nice touch. Our waiter was friendly and also very attentive. We would definitely come back here to celebrate many different occasions.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our first time here and we will be back very soon! Amazing staff, amazing food and great ambiance!! Truly a great experience!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delightful. Everything is made from scratch. Authentic Italian food. Every dinner there reminds me of Sunday dinners from my childhood.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was ok

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