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  1. Distance: 0.68mi
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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

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Cozy (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fun (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (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)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious sausage and shrimp pasta. Nice wine list

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 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 31, 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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·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 24, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Great menu. Great wines. Exceptional service. Good location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was our first visit to Pitrelli’s restaurant and we were more than satisfied, This is a wonderful family owned restaurant that is welcoming to all. We had a 16 month old with us and he was treated like royalty by everyone who works at the restaurant. The food was fantastic and the ambience was wonderful. We will definitely be making this one of our go to restaurants!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is an absolutely wonderful restuarant. The food is always always good, the service is excellent and the overall ambiance makes it feel like an upscale neighborhood Cheers where regulars are known and greeted. Hard to find a better place to dine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had an early reservation, so we got there before the restaurant was really busy, yet the service was very slow. We waited probably 10-15 minutes before our drinks even came out. When we were seated we asked for a kids menu and were told they don't have a kids menu but we could just order a smaller portion of anything on the menu. We ordered ravioli for our 6 year old but when we received the check and saw $16 for his entrée we questioned the server who told us the person who seated us was wrong, they don't do smaller portions, sorry about that. The server in general was slow and not very upbeat. Overall very disappointing experience.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a very good time at Pirelli's. Excellent food and value

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great bar, great ambiance and wonderful food! Wish we could get this restaurant to open up closer to us...we would go all the time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great great great. Love this place. Going back this week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

They do a lovely job here. Unique atmosphere, attentive service, good food, convenient parking, personable. Nothing silly or pretentious. Food well prepared and flavorful w/out being salty. Nice, palatable and reasonably priced wine list. Artichoke and spinach rice balls were exceptional! Pizzas looked good. Shrimp bruschetta pasta was lovely. Wished I had tried the porchinni ravioli!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Try the gnocchi with Pomodoro sauce - add some fresh cracked pepper and their delicious bread and special whipped butter - outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

They made our anniversary very special

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was very slow and the food mediocre. This visit was a big disappointment as we have been here several times before and the service continues to disappoint.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Chicken Parmisian and Lagsagna were wonderful and large portions at very reasonable prices. They have a good selection of wine. The service was lacking as we waiting for 45 minutes for our food. They waiter stopped by 30 minutes later to say they had a large group present but didnt offer more bread or ask for more drinks. We seated at a table and asked for a booth nearby, but were told it was for people with reservations. We had reservations and no one sat their during the 2 hours we were there. Overall good food run by a local family, hopefully the service isnt normally this way and should be worth a try.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was Excellent but the room we sat in was ridiculous cold!! We FROZE!! We asked our waiter about it and he said there was nothing he could do. It was almost unbearable. That is our only complaint. Our food and server ( Dave) made up for it though!!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

On a cold rainy night this was perfect! Warm and cozy atmosphere with friendly staff willing to give recommendations about menu. We loved everything the table ordered and will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always incredible!! The food was fantastic and the service was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good and service was good starting out. About half way though our meal or waiter disappeared and waited a while for drink refills. We liked the decor.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sausage & shrimp spezzatino was just ok. Too much pasta and shrimp was tiny and not enough.

Spaghetti and meatballs was good, but meatballs not cooked all the way through- cold in the center.

Really enjoyed the house side salad with the balsamic vinegarette dressing. Wish the dressing was available to buy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall very good meal!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 2, 2017

New waitress resulted in a Pizza with fresh grape tomato's instead of sun dried tomato's.

Offered the pizza free but I said just remove charge for tomato's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

A GEM!!!!! Been looking for a good Italian restaurant for a long time. Found it. The service professional, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful; the food....where to begin...delicious, perfect seasoning, perfect temperature, more than enough (take home makes me happy); the atmosphere subdued, pleasant, sufficient space between tables and booths; recorded music...nice and low; will return to enjoy strolling violinist. Simply said, "thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is always a good place to ear. Great food—have never had a bad meal there. Good ambiance and wait staff is friendly. Just a good, pleasant evening out.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

If you are looking for a good / very good (non-chain) Italian option in north Cincinnati, Pitrelli's is worth a shot. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It’s an adorable family run small business. The tables are a little close together so I wouldn’t really go here for a first date. But the atmosphere is great. The servers are very knowledgeable and friendly. The menu selection is expansive in terms of Italian food. They’ve had good deals on wines the past few times I’ve went as well. I definitely plan to go back again soon!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service and entrees great. Dessert fell short. Had cheesecake.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Generally good. Server was good. Requested a booth but were told they were all booked. 3 right across from our table remained unused. Table was right be main walkway so a little loud and distracting. Food was good.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome!! We love this place!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I love this place and see it as a hidden gem. My only “complaint” or dissatisfier was the lack of attention from our waiter. It was clearly obvious he was taking care of a lot of tables but we never seemed to be top of mind. I don’t know if they were short staffed that night but it took him almost thru half of our meal before he asked how it was. For a place that’s on the higher priced side (but delicious), it would have been nice to get a little More attention from our waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Numerous visits to this restaurant and never a bad experience. I know we have other choices, but why would we need to choose another restaurant? Staff is always friendly and service is fantastic. Food is always prepared thoroughly and flavor, taste and value never disappoints. It's just such a pleasure to have a restaurant of this quality always available and so reliable. The ownership are genuinely glad to see you and appreciative of your business.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food , great wine and the owner always goes out of his way to ensure everything is satisfactory. Waitress was new and inexperienced. However she was attentive and pleasant. We'll continue to visit this fine establishment on a regular basis.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Exceptional place, great location, service and food...highly recommend for any occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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