Caruso's Ristorante & Bar

4.7
262 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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4.9
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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MandyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date and our server was wonderful. We had the mussels for an appetizer, they were delicious. Soaking bread on the sauce-yummy. The chicken Marsala and fettuccine Alfredo for dinner we’re equally delicious. Topped off with a surprise of ricotta donuts for our anniversary. Top notch food and service. Will definitely go back!

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ValerieE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Caruso’s and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the service was great! Will definitely go again! :)

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ShannanM
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice place. The food was very good (pizza, spicy sausage pasta, toasted ravioli). We really liked the house dressing on the arugula salad. We would recommend this restaurant for good Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with family for a nice reunion dinner. The wait staff was amazing.

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vipDiner
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING! New server, Mike did a great job in “day 3”!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We go for dinner every few weeks. Food is very good. Be aware, pasta is house made and is always al dente. I happen to love it that way but if you like your pasta cooked more/softer you may make a special request. The recipes are very unique and everything we’ve tried has always been awesome. Value is outstanding. Staff s friendly and knowledgeable.

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ChristopherD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our 14 year anniversary and noted that in the reservation. We were surprised by a special anniversary dessert!

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vipMikeP
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic if you get a booth. Nice ambiance and crazy good food, reasonably price. Meatball app with whipped ricotta was savory and creamy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with food and service. Staff is always extremely friendly and the food has never come out with any issue.

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fleigh
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian

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vipRosaV
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Fresh bread was fantastic! Pasta was as well! Happy to find a good Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kia (?) was great.

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HannahR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan is always so attentive and a wonderful server. Food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast and our server provided excellent recommendations to ensure we all left full. Amazing appetizers, an awesome main course and fantastic desserts made the night great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Service was slow, but atmosphere was Great. Food portion was small, very expensive.

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vipMainelady
Cincinnati
150 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to see local restaurant so busy. We made reservations, so we did not have to wait for a table and service was great. Manager (?) was visible and mad a stop at our table.

I had the mushroom ragu ,which my husband eyed repeatedly. Maybe it was how much I was enjoying it:)

Nice evening.

KM
KarenM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm neighborhood feel. Quick attentive service. Food was delicious and arrived quickly.

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PaulW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Megan wait on us. She was very attentive, yet not intrusive. The food was fantastic.

Their Pastry chef makes incredible fresh donuts and cheesecake.

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donk
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommend the Papardelle Mushroom Ragu and Carrot Cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and everything was spot on what we were expecting! Sam was great. Great to have around the corner from home.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way beyond my expectations. Great location and the hospitality was top notch. Very nice experience.

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Marie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing both presentation and flavor. The service was topnotch. I view the pricing as a little high but I'm guessing that is why the service and the entree's were so good. Overall great experience and I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chicken Parmesan close to burnt because “oven heats unevenly”. Otherwise great experience.

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Greta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live Caruso's. They have great food, great service and great atmosphere. We will go back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my family to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Megan was our server. She was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and about drinks and even made a suggestion to try something g that was not on the menu. When dinner was done, she surprised us with a dessert we could share. Prices were reasonable and the service was great.

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Patsy
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening, service, food and waitstaff were great as usual.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great server. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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vipdeedee123
Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service were absolutely wonderful.

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JohnG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did anniversary dinner for my wife and I on Sunday. Service was prompt and good. Two in the party were first timers and were well impressed. The food was excellent all around the table. Ask for Megan's table. She's great.

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vipMarkF
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place. Got a tiramisu to go - need to start training for Thanksgiving...

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vipEricT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipStephandStretch
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food is made in-house. This was our 2nd visit and it didn’t disappoint. The Marsala is fantastic. Both the Tiramisu and carrot cake are to die for. This is going to be one of our regularly visited spots.

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JennyR
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Thank you!

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GloriaO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food
The homemade cheesecake is the one that just got me

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AvaW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience here with awesome food & staff!

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viptimbo526
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service and perfect place to go on date night!

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tnelson301
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Caruso's. Real food freshly prepared for the same price as the frozen food you get at the other 'Italian' restaurant down the road. Service is always great, friendly and quick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

JC
JC68
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

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 4.7 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.