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Enoteca Emilia

4.5
171 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Best New Restaurant, Cincinnati Magazine 2012
Two 4-star reviews, 2012 and 2016, Polly Campbell ( Cincinnati Enquirer)

Relocated from O'Bryonville to the lovely village of Loveland!

Rustic and Authentic Northern Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 171 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lauraohio
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. Much busier night vs during the week days. However still great service, good and drinks. We had the burrata, the gnocchi and the carbonara pastas, we shared a caprese salad (tomatoes are on season!) and shared a chocolate mousse. We also saw the sunset from the restaurant.

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vipGR8foodfinds
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality and service by Margret and her team. Food was delicious as always. Could not get enough of the Romesco sauce with the octopus.

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Lauraohio
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls night out and we had the best time. The place is super cute. The service was very good. The cocktails were amazing, the food very good! We had the burratta. We tried several pasta dishes, the gnocchi are to die for, as well as the pasta with clams. We ordered three desserts for sharing and all of them were delicious. I will be back certainly!

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vipEatingtheworld
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. The service was impeccable. We will be back!

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vipDatenight
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with nice view of town . Very sociable

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vipSailorsdelight
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This is a popular restaurant, especially on a Friday night. We eat at a number of Italian food restaurants and this restaurant ranks midway. Their version of Clams linguine was good. Heirloom tomatoes on the Caprese salad were delicious. The wine was good a good value.
it understandable how difficult it is for restaurants to get good waiters. Our waiter should have been given more training.

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EricS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A bit pricey vs the portion sizes. Staff were friendly and the establishment is very clean and nice looking.

And how hard is it for an Italian restaurant to make its own pasta? You're not Olive Garden; don't use the stuff that comes in a box.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The panacota was delicious.

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Cathy
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always appetizers, meal and drinks great - definetly will go back

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vipsusieq
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, our server was very helpful and the ambiance was perfect for a nice sunny day

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Coop
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there and we will return. They were out of their chicken entree and out of one appetizer. The halibut was good and so was the lamb. I had the bolognese black pepper pappardelle. I asked the server if it was spicy and he said no. But in fact it was very spicy. It was a lovely evening with the garage door over the bar area open to the outdoors. Great atmosphere.

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GregH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service, and nice indoor/outdoor dining.

The Margarita pizza was fresh and delicious, as was the chicken and risotto dish.

We enjoyed our cocktails … fresh and appropriate summer time options.

I thought the Brussel sprout dish was too soggy and saturated; served with mushrooms, it would have been nice to have some contrast i. texture.

The salad mixta was fine, but it seemed overpriced and small for such a simple salad.

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vipGusg4k
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the caprese salad was great, as were the Brussel sprouts and the cheesy bread. Great wine and the bartender and waitress were amazing

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vipRobertL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first experience at Enoteca Emilia. Food was fabulous. Waiter was wonderful and we enjoyed the entire experience.
We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoyed this restaurant and really hope it makes it. The others that have been here have not and it’s a great location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in Loveland!

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AshleyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for later in the evening but wanted to get in earlier since we had children and it was fourth of July. This was one of the best experiences with our children and on a holiday in regards to service and food. I can’t explain from the moment we walked in to the time we left, service and food were on point. Our server adjusted pizza orders to our children’s discretions and the kitchen made the order as such. I have sometimes found it difficult to get a check or another drink or even an order going at Enoteca. This day made me a believer and we will be back. Side note: the gnocchi and caesar salad are phenomenal but I w we like be lying if I didn’t think all the food was amazing.

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DenaE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipDatenight
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nic food and service 😊😊

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vipLori
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for Italian food - but menu was a bit limited. Open air inside was great with live music playing in the square. Service was exceptional! Definitely recommend especially on an open air night.

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Cathy
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always staff very friendly and drinks and appetizer (caprese salad) were delicious

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JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t great, and very pricey for what they offered. The service was great and it’s a beautiful setup

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and nice service.

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musselman
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrace dining was nice except for loud road noise. Bobbi was awesome.

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Snafuwhipstrud
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura is one of the best waitresses that we have ever had - she was a real pleasure. She had the perfect blend of attentiveness without at all being pushy. All of our meals were fantastic and I had one of the bartenders special Manhattens again, and it did not disappoint. For sure we will be back!

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DanaL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New items on the menu. Osso Bucco was great. Great wine list. Excellent service.

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vipRosaV
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great! Food came quickly. Bar was backed up so drinks were slow to come out but were tasty. Fire alarm went off and for some reason the restaurant couldn't turn them off which was very loud and annoying. Otherwise our experience was good and we'll go back!

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Friends
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are seniors and were seated between 2 tables with young children/infants. They were noisy at times as all children are so it is to bE expected. If the hostess was aware of this she could have seated us or them in a different area. Both tables finished and left before us so overall it was a delightful evening and we will return and recommend to others.

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ZoeD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was mostly quite good. The ambiance was strange- like it's not sure if it wants to be casual or upscale.

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JasC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I've been to Enoteca 12 or more times over the years. Always have been thrilled by their food, except for this last trip. We ordered 3 items. The Caesar salad was not a Caesar, neither with the composition of the salad nor with the dressing. Then we had lamb and osso buco. The lamb, with sprouts, was quite nice. Would have earned a 5. The osso was far too salty, overwhelming what could have been an excellent treatment of the meat, which appeared to be cooked perfectly. It sat on top of watery tasteless polenta, another mistake. The wine list has understandably been cut back but we still ordered an excellent Rosso from Tuscany. The service was great. Will have to try them again but they have to deliver higher quality dishes to get a better rating, and another bad trip will cause me to drop them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met by owner as we walked in. Very engaging and friendly. The staff was, as well. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, great service.

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vipGR8foodfinds
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. Definitely put this on your list for frequent visits.

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BrookeK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night. Had a great bottle of wine. I got the gnocchi which was fantastic and my boyfriend got the bolognese which he enjoyed as well. We also got the roasted fingerlings. For dessert we had the ricotta fritters which were so delicious and came with a chocolate sauce and raspberry sauce for dipping. Our server Bobbi was great and very personable. We will be coming back for sure!

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Squehl
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of town guests to one of our favorite places to eat in Loveland. The service was great, food delicious and overall we had a wonderful experience. The owner took the time to introduce herself and thank us for coming in.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
192 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Cincinnati. A great authentic menu. well prepared at value pricing. My favorites on this night were a first time purchased octopus skewer at only $8 (we wished we had bought two of them), a nice charcuterie plate; and, the very difficult to find in local restaurants, a spaghetti with clams. The wine list is made up of moderately priced various regional Italian selections, with a nice choice of wines-by-the-glass. My partner's Negroni was a perfectly proportioned traditional drink.
Service from Whitney was outstanding without being the least bit intrusive. The music level and selection was also to my taste: light background - unlike some restaurants that seem to think one is there to listen to music and not converse.

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vipBrianEats
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time at the Loveland location. We previously visited the O’Bryonville location several times. Not fond of the high top tables. Service was great. Wine selection was good. Veal meatballs were spot on - a little lemon zest. Grilled octopus and beets were OK. We went out on a limb with the clam pizza and liked it. Gnocchi was perfect.- nice pillowy texture. Definitely will be back.

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elowry68
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service will be back!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid experience all around. Relaxing, pleasant interiors, good location, service/timing was good. No negatives whatsoever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

FAQs

Enoteca Emilia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 583-0300.

Enoteca Emilia is rated 4.5 stars by 171 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.