Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. My husband had a pasta dish with Italian sausage and he said it was very tasty. I had pasta primavera and it was also. Dry good. Our server's name was Alex and she was friendly and energetic. Always enjoy going to this restaurant.
It's not the same Dilly Deli. New menu is a disappointment. Food was served at room temperature. The server took it back and was nice about it, but this never happened in the past. Probably wont go back for awhile.
Fun restaurant, excellent food.
A really nice place to get good, interesting food while still being able to take your kids. Our servers were great in terms of dealing with two energetic toddlers. The food is good, and the wine and beer list is great.
Greatly enjoyed my catch of the day, with wonderfully light curried vegetables. My son tried the salmon burger and also loved his soup. Only thing missing were the breadsticks we saw other tables receive while we waited ;-( Overall a great spot-- pretty noisy on a Sat. Night but delicious food!
It had been a few months since my husband and I went to the Dilly Cafe and they completely changed their menu! Our old favorites - crab cakes, Stilton pasta, and seared tuna -- were taken off and replaced with a handful of new items. What we did try -- gnocchi and shepherd's pie -- were excellent, but still wish the old menu was brought back!
Also, I think this used to be a great beer lover's restaurant, but lately the menu has been less interesting. More rotating stuff please!
very disappointed that they removed the BBQ from their menu. It was one of my favorites.
Me and everyone in the party loved the atmosphere. Very cozy. The place was packed yet our service was amazing. Katie definitely took care of us. She was also able to answer all of our questions about the extensive beer list. We were definitely impressed with the beer cheese. It's the best I've ever had hands down! I am happy to say that we will dedi Italy be back. We had a great time, great service and great food.
Consistantly, good! Thank you to the chef for accommadating my dietary needs!
Don't know what to say!. We used to love the Dilly and would go there before catching a movie at the Mariemont. That is what we did on Friday and that is what we will not do again anytime soon.
My husband and I each had a soup (loaded potato and cream of asparagus). Too much salt..
Then my husband ordered the gnocchi with homemade sausage. B - and I had the salmon burger. The fact that it was no a burger but some kind of gallette put on a piece of bread, and that it was dry and tasteless turned out to be the least of my worries. What bothers me the most is that I am still searching for the salmon in that so called salmon burger and that it was served with sweet potato fries seasoned with... cinnamon...
This place has everything! Music, moderately priced food, kid-friendly, and great, casual atmosphere! I brought my 4 and a half-month old who loved it as well!
love the wine store option to buy a bottle and drink at your table
Do Not like the new menu. Miss our favorite Caesar Salad. The items on the menu are as if they are trying a little too hard to be current. The Dilly used to be the comfortable, reliable restaurant that was our favorite. I am afraid we won't be back for awhile. The live music makes conversation nearly impossible.
Had a wonderful time at Dilly's. The service was great, the food was delicious and the music/band was awesome! Had a table of 10 and our server was right on!
I've been ding here for years. Food and service has always been good. I especially like the outside patio in the summer.
Had a wonderful time. Always great food and wine.
Great Band - Legato! Salmon burger and veggie burger were good! Love their sweet potato fries! Service was good.
Great music adds to the dining experience. Menu offers something for everyone. Gumbo was great. Swordfish special was good but a bit dry...common issue for swordfish. Beer and wine selection is great. Our server added to our experience and was very attentive.
We had not been to Dilly Deli for dinner for many months. We appreciated the updated menu, and were happy to discover that the food is still delicious!
I was REALLY disappointed. We have been going to Dilly Cafe once, twice, or more times per month for the past 5 years. However, they recently changed their menu, and I am not impressed - actually I am sad because I do not think we will continue to go there. They have significantly reduced their offerings - getting rid of some of their really good items. So, the selection was disappointing. Of course they still have beer cheese, which is the only reason to go now. We got the new Gnocchi dish - the sauce was flavorless, the sausage seemed pre-packaged and chewy, and the gnocchi were overcooked. They have even fewer vegetarian options than before. I hope this is a temporary change and they come to their senses soon.
We were disappointed that the Dilli Cafe changed their menu AGAIN and that they took all of our favorites off of it and we were forced to eat food that was not great. We will not be back for a while, even though we live so close to it.
Perfect Valentine's night in Mariemont. Great food and wine at Dilly's with mellow live guitar in the background. Short walk to a movie and Graeters afterward. Sweet memories!
We had a great time. Our server was terrific and made good recommendations at my request. The food was fun and delicious and served promptly. Unfortunately, we had an appointment and couldn't linger, but Dilly was a perfect place for our casual (if all too brief) Valentine celebration. There was even special Valentine decor!
Great place from just a glass of wine or beer, to a lighter snack or meal, to a featured entree. I often enjoy the crab cakes dinner, but when I'm not so hungry I can put together my own smaller meal by ordering just a couple of crab cakes and grilled asparagus a la carte. The cranberry chutney makes the "Mariemont Gobbler" makes the turkey sandwich a special offering.
The food was great, and the music was just right. Not too loud as I have experienced in the past. My party enjoyed the whole experience.
Live music is a nice touch but it is way too loud...especially if you get stuck with a table in the half closest to the band.
great food and a fun place to go with friends.
I love the vibe at the Dilly Cafe. The wine and beer lists are great. The food is usually solid, but not exceptional. On my last visit, I had the fish & chips. The fries were skinny (not pub chip style) but well seasoned and very good. The fish was a generous piece, but lacking flavor. Our server was nice, but a little scattered. The live music was great.
Amazing! food was great, the band was great. We will definitely be back!
Skirt steak was good but green beans were heavily smoothered in bacon and onions, overwhelming the flavor. Rice was very heavily seasoned with garlic. Atmosphere felt like a cafeteria setting. Doubt I will return.
The food was fantastic. I had a mushroom and fennel stuffed pork chop that was indisputably one of the best pork chops I've ever had. They have a large wine selection and you can choose any bottle at retail price and just pay a modest $5 corkage fee. This lets you enjoy a better bottle of wine than you might otherwise be able to afford when dining out. The service was good, but not exceptional. The odd thing was the atmosphere. It is kind of stark and the tables are close to one another, so not exactly a romantic place. There was live entertainment though (solo guitar/singer) which was good.
They had a singer there and we were seated very close to him. MUCH TOO LOUD! We had trouble visiting with our friends because of it. Service was good, food was good - typical for a spot like this. Definetly would go back for a burger or the sweet potato salad. Great sweet potato fries!
My advice - turn down the band or singer! WE would have had coffee and such after dinner, but chose to go to Starbucks because we could talk with our friends without yelling over the music.
Dilly Deli is our neighborhood go-to spot. The food is consistently good and the wine selection outstanding. The grilled romaine was fabulous! Great spot for our family, including a 4 yr old.
Big fans of dilly. appetizers and main courses are best. Not as impressed with small salads
Great beer selection. Food is great - always aGood experience!
We were meeting a friend to plan a vacation and the wait staff didn't mind that we lingered since they weren't busy. We each got something different and loved every bite! The tuna sandwich was great! - and I didn't think I was going to eat the sweet potato fires, but I couldn't stop - they were soooo good. The quiche was great as was the salad. Overall a great lunch. We haven't had a bad meal there.
Good food. Good service. It was cold outside and we had tea - they kept checking back to refill our pot of hot water - nice touch!
Upscale home cooking prepared very well; good wine choices. Service was a little disorganized but pleasant.
Really enjoy Dilly Cafe....food is excellent and fun atmosphere
We've been going to what we still call the "Dilly Deli" for years, and enjoy it very much. Very pleasing ambiance and very nice food. Though we are not Mariemonter's, we class it as a neighborhood gem.
One cautionary remark. We've noticed that the menu has started a slow migration towards more upscale entrees. To a certain extent, having these pricier offerings is good, and it's perhaps understandable in view of what must be expensive remodeling efforts in recent years. To be sure, the Dilly Cafe still has their nicely priced salads, sandwiches and quiches, but we've seen other restaurants starting down this "upscale" trail, the end game usually being a complete change in the character of the restaurant. Please don't change too much.
Nice place for lunch. Good selections. Not much for atmosphere but can talk.