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Caruso's Ristorante & Bar, Fairfield, OH

Caruso's Ristorante & Bar

4.8
4.8
988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Caruso’s is a rebirth of a restaurant that was created by Rakan Shteiwi in the 1979. Many of the original Spinning Fork recipes came from the original Caruso’s which was located in downtown Cincinnati. We look to merge classic and modern flavors inspired by traditional Italian and American Italian cuisines.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 889-3210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Braheam Shteiwi
  • Catering
    We offer multiple catering options. Please inquire by visiting our website or calling the restaurant at 513-889-3210 for more information and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that is reservable for 30 people. We also offer rentals of the bar area, and a combination of the bar and private dining room in conjunction. The restaurant is reservable as well. Please inquire by visiting our website or calling the restaurant at 513-889-3210 for more information and pricing.
  • Neighborhood
    Springdale
  • Cross street
    Seward
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

988 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always perfection. I think we have officially tried everything on the menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caruso's never disappoints! We went out for a date night dinner and we're immediately seated. A big reason why we love the experience at Caruso's is there willingness to allow you to enjoy your time without rushing your order along. Mcrae (I hope I spelled that correctly) was very professional, knowledge, and prompt with our requests. We truly enjoyed the food and experience 100%.

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  3. ConnieM

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 2nd time here. We loved it so much the first time that we wanted to come back! Great food and service!

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  4. LisaB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not the first time we’ve been there and it has yet to disappoint.

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  5. Brewmeistr

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite place. The food is awesome. The gnocchi is incredible. Sam is a great waiter. Wednesday wine night is perfect. Oh yeah forget your diet tonight. Get the bread then the donuts for dessert. Yeah donuts. You can trust me. I’m not like the others.

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  6. Tessie

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m Italian American and hold restaurants featuring my ethnic food to a high standard. While the calamari I had was good, my husband had the chicken parmigiana…..overly fried and not that tasty. My son had another pasta dish that was coated in a strong overpowering sauce. But the house salad was the most disappointing. As salads go, it was the bare minimum. A few tomatoes, a few onions. some cucumbers didn’t make for an exciting mix over rather normal greens. This place is nothing to write home to Nonna about.

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  7. DavidF

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience! A big shout out to Andy who has once again provided excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the server was friendly and attentive Thanks for a wonderful Easter meal!

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  9. Ashleigh

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Everything we ate was delicious. The spicy sausage pasta was delicious and will be gong back for more!

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  10. KimB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was absolutely wonderful! The food incredible! Love this place. Always get good service…

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  11. LibbyE

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food in the Hamilton area. Service is gracious, setting is simple. On an off night it is very quiet, but be prepared for fairly loud conversations on a busy night. Wine menu is adequate but limited.

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  12. KathleenH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Our waitress, Taylor was super helpful with suggestions. The arancini and pasta were awesome. I will always recommend this restaurant!

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  13. Lori

    Cincinnati

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken Alfredo always a hit! Service was friendly and efficient. Good value compared to other Italian spots in Cincinnati.

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  14. RichardP

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. We had a very large group and were hoping to get in and out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. We set up a reservation and the restaurant called ahead to confirm and set up the appropriate space. The restaurant was busy, but was able to dedicate the perfect amount of attention to our large group. The service was great; the food was great. A perfect experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Three of us dined March 19, 2024. We ordered the meatball and calamari appetizers. The meatballs were fantastic, served in a skillet with cheese and marinara sauce. The calamari was good but not as good as the meatballs. My dinner companions both had chicken Marsala entrees and I had the branzini. My entree was served with a medley of zucchini, squash, and broccolini. The vegetable medley was good, and the fish was one of the best fish entrees I’ve ever had. My companions said the chicken Marsala was excellent as well. Portions were large and none of us left hungry. I’ll go back next time I’m in the area.

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  16. GinaMarieInNJ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Returned to Caruso’s 2 nights after our first visit. Service by Sam was excellent. Food quality and value is high. I recommend it! I will return upon next Cincinnati trip.

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  17. CSmith

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice. Good food. Great espresso and carrot cake. They offered bread but I didnt realize it was a charge for it until I got the bill.

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  18. barrys

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining there. Food was great. Service and sever (Taylor) was great!

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  19. GinaMarieInNJ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service by Taylor. Nice menu selection. We ordered several apps, which were all tasty. Entrees for our party of 4 were also very good. Bread was excellent. Add marinara. Cocktails were great. I’d go back, yes. I’d go back during this very short visit to Cincinnati, too.

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  20. ConnieH

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thought the pasta selection was lacking considering this is an Italian restaurant

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  21. ShoeZQ

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit to Caruso's and we had a great meal. Our server was friendly and efficient and the food was really good.

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  22. JimD

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nick, our server, went above and beyond to get everything just right. The chef came to the table to double-check they were doing it right, AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!

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  23. Elhuffay

    Cincinnati

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic. Dare I say Sottoesque? I will but without the pretense. Great food, great cocktails (a superb Negroni), awesome service, this place can’t be beat. Because it’s in the boonies my guess is it gets overlooked. Don’t. Overlook. This. Place! Some of the best Italian you’ll ever eat. Go and visit them!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would give this place a 10 star if I could. We frequently go here because the food and service is amazing! My husband is Italian so when he wants a home cooked Italian meal like his mama made he chooses Caruso! We do the chicken Alfredo and lasagna normally, never disappoints us. Their tiramisu is also AMAZING!! Not to mention their after dinner old fashion is perfect too.

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  25. SueH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Shout out to Mike our server. He was so accommodating. Love the atmosphere and the food was very good. Almost perfect except the Arancini wasn’t hot enough. Will definitely be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caruso’s is a family favorite of ours! We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband last night. Our waiter was amazing as always. Very attentive, made recommendations and was very friendly and patient. The food is always amazing! Hands down the BEST espresso martini We have ever had. Thank you for another great dining experience Caruso’s!

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  27. Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    186 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sam was our server and though the restaurant was very busy, he did a great job. Mushroom pasta was very good and enough for another meal. House salad was simple and very good as well. Not sure why when it’s noisy people have to shout over the noise. You really can talk to the person at your table and be heard without shouting. But that’s the guests, not the restaurant:)

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  28. patjill

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter forgot our refill orders. Our glasses were empty and we asked him for refills but he never put the order in.

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  29. DavidI

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    this is a neighborhood spot that we enjoy going to. The fairly limited menu offers choices, and we’ve never gone wrong with anything we’ve ordered. It’s just a good place to go without a lot of fanfare and enjoy a pleasant high-quality meal. 

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  30. Melissa

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the closest to our Italy trip food! Not our first time and will definitely not be our last.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the hostess to the waiter to the food and drinks was great. It was amazing and my wife and I will be going back on the regular

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  32. BenO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family of four visited Caruso's for the first time and everyone loved the experience. Our server (Sam) was a true professional. The food and sauces (made in-house) were superb. Highly recommend all-around.

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  33. RobertS

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had another great meal at Caruso's. Sam was our server and he did an excellent job. Food was served piping hot and was delicious. Half price wine night even made it better. This is a great Italian restaurant where everything is freshly prepared. Just wish bread came with the meal instead of being charged for it but I guess it is what it is. Highly recommend this place for great food and friendly service. Keep up the great work!! Will definitely be back soon!!

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  34. Happy

    Cincinnati

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service. Honey Pepperoni pizza - superb! Rustica - always a fan favorite. Service from Megan was great as always. Enjoyed the Wednesday 1/2 price wine night! I brought a client from West Virginia as Caruso's is ALWAYS where she wants to go when in town!

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  35. JohnL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. I thought it was a little pricey.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great! Had a reservation but still had to wait even with the reservation. Asked for a table but got sat at a high top. Make that clear to the hostess next time, instead of including it in your reservation notes, as I do not think they read those. Like I said the food was amazing!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem this place is. The ambience is nice, and it’s not that noisy. We split the Chop Chop Salad and we both had the Sea Bass. The salad is perfect. Seriously, it’s so good. The sea bass is a huge piece of delightful goodness, and the veggies were cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this place.

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  38. KristiC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was OK. But then again, I’m not a huge Italian fan at least here in the US in Italy that’s another story.

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  39. PamelaS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice vibe, friendly staff. I almost ran into 2 waiters on the way to the restroom so they are on the move!

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  40. DianaG

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Valentine’s Day so busy as expected but the food was excellent and service great.

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FAQs

Caruso's Ristorante & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 889-3210.

Caruso's Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caruso's Ristorante & Bar

6765 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH 45014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Seward
  • Neighborhood
    Springdale
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Braheam Shteiwi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 889-3210
  • Catering
    We offer multiple catering options. Please inquire by visiting our website or calling the restaurant at 513-889-3210 for more information and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that is reservable for 30 people. We also offer rentals of the bar area, and a combination of the bar and private dining room in conjunction. The restaurant is reservable as well. Please inquire by visiting our website or calling the restaurant at 513-889-3210 for more information and pricing.
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