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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.
Mason, OH 45040
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Linda Pitrelli
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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!
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.
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.
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!!!"
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!
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.
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.
Struggled making reservations with the OT app as there was a server issue but I eventually made reservations for 8pm. Arrived 15 min early and spoke to the owner who was very nice- discussed the long family history in regards to the numerous photos on the wall. Seated about 8:05, after first being told 45 minute wait. Ironically OT showed 3 other availabilities within that time frame and only waited 5 minutes. I had the Porcelini and Truffle Ravioli and guest opted for the “Cincinnati Best” pizza. Ravioli was okay- served in a broth instead of a marinara or other thicker sauce one usually sees. Not my particular preferred method but dish was okay. Pizza was good but crust was a little too tough and chewy. The eggplant appetizer was a winner and the most memorable. Given what we ordered it seemed it was a long wait to get the entree’s as we ordered immediately. Their were two large parties (extremely loud) in the room and from my experience, that requires extra hands as there were simply too many people for one server too handle. Gina did an excellent job, but she is limited to the speed of the kitchen so no fault to her. There is a lot of family history and a lot of loyal customers and without trying other dishes I can’t really say it was memorable enough to revisit. Extremely friendly staff but felt the history and word of mouth (how I heard about it) creates a high expectation that rarely is lived up to. In other words, I’m unsure if reviews are from that’s what everyone is used to as their rating basis or it’s from loyalty due to its rich history. There is lot of history on the block is not always mean the best. On another note I was contacted by OT as it wasn’t marked that we there and had to submit proof to prove I was as OT was having internet connection issues and just added more confusion. Overall I’m neutral as I entered with an open mind but wasn’t fully satisfied.
I met a couple of friends here before a play in Mason. None of us had dined here, but we all really enjoyed our meals. Two of us had the salmon and it was moist and crispy on top of delicious angle hair pasta. it was light and tasty. We each had a house glass of wine and a dessert. I had the pumpkin cannoli and it was really really good. The price was in line with the quality of the food and the ambience. I will definitely go back.
We visit Pirelli's often. The food and service are always good. Last night we brought another couple with us. We found the seating at one of the booths both pleasant and private. Kerry was our server. She always does a bang up job and last night was no exception.
We decided on a simple meal of wine, salad, and pizza. All were wonderful. We continue to visit because everything is consistently good. We highly recommend the restaurant!
Had a great experience...table was ready upon arrival...hostess and waitress were both friendly...food choices were excellent and waitress took the time to explain dishes and made sure we were not hurried through our meal...gave us some suggestions on dessert and all recommendations were great...drove from Dayton but worth the drive...will be back again...
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