Enoteca Emilia

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$31 to $50
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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.
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a great addition to downtown Loveland! Love the outdoor seating around the bar. Bar staff is amazing!!!! Will definitely be a regular!

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michaelp
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was good, but portions were a bit on the small side. Don’t sit outside unless you want to hear motorcycles, trucks, etc. it’s on a very busy spot of the road at dinner time.

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vipkah1
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Enoteca Emilia. Our party of 6 sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful evening. Our server took great care of us despite it being her first night working post training. She was wonderful. The food and wine were outstanding. We shared a delicious yet reasonably priced bottle of Falanghina. We tried several different dishes on the menu. Favorites were the veal meatballs with creamy polenta, watermelon panzanella salad, charcuterie board, and grilled shrimp spiedini. Such a great location. We will be back!

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vipShell
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate there on a Saturday night by the outdoor seating for safety reasons. The sidewalk walked by the table within inches with many people walking past us. I asked if we could move tables but they were unable to accommodate because of prior reservations. We got there at 6:30 and didn’t leave until 10 as a result of the slow service. Our server was very kind, very personable, and very gracious. The chicken dish was excellent . We had a fried dessert which was OK . I would’ve rather gone over to the Graeter‘s ice cream.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside because I forgot to request outdoor seating but it still was very nice. It has an open air seating which makes you feel like you are on vacation
The food was excellent. I ordered the gnocchi with vodka sauce and it was delicious. I also ordered the salami and cheese appetizer which tasted as good as something you would have in France. It cost 22 which I think was a little pricey.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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AshleyT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enoteca Emilia is back with a bang! The last time I came service was horrible. This time they have hired a GM, Jacob, and he took very good care of us and suggested a great bottle of wine! On top of all the great things the food, the food, the food! I can’t wait to go back!!!

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Sadcustomer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

All the food was under seasoned. I thought it was maybe just me but the three other people I was with all agreed. The menu sounds great but the price for what you get just doesn’t make sense when you taste the food. Nice place, nice location wasn’t worth the price for me.

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CarlM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We will certainly be back again soon.

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JayS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Road noise is not pleasant but what can you do? (Dont eat outside next to street.). Inside and bar did great. Food is excellent, wine is great. A gem in Loveland. Glad they are back open!

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HowardS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and an awesome atmosphere. Look forward to going back with friends!

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BarryB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place for outdoor dining near the Bike Trail in downtown Loveland. The have a great bar and wine list, and we really enjoyed the appetizers, pasta (gnocchi was awesome) and side that we ordered. We will definitely go again. We sat outside, the but the indoor dining area looked really nice as well.

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KendraH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie was $22 and seemed way too small for that cost. Otherwise our food and drinks were amazing!

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LauraC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I've been there at the Loveland location. Fabulous food, great service. The owner, Margaret, added such a personal touch. Our friends had never been there and they were super impressed. It merits making it a habit!

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JasC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality Italian food offerings and great Italian wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The veal meatballs and polenta, and grilled lamb with fingerling potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts were absolutely delicious! I’m hungry just thinking about it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Service

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marianneP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with some girlfriends and sat on the patio, it was a wonderful experience. Our appetizers and entrées were incredible and enjoyed some of their specialty cocktails.. I thought they did a very good job with distancing. I felt safe. I will be back to work my way through the menu.

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Chads411
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this establishment. Food quality, flavor and presentation was excellent. Service and ambiance impacted slightly by pandemic factors, but highly recommend

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vipFStein
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So happy they are open! Great food as always, hope they can bring back the charcuterie soon, those meats and cheeses are one of best things on the menu. The owner was hovering over tables and walking around a lot which was a bit uncomfortable but don’t let this change your mind about going. It’s a neighborhood gem!

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AlanW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and enjoyed their excellent pasta dishes.

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sodisappointed
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

SO disappointing!!! We dined here 2x before - once in January and again in February. The food was outstanding. We raved about it and recommended it to everyone. When we had a guest in from California this past weekend we knew the 'one' place to go for dinner. It was horrible! Below average on appetizers, salads, and entrees. Our server claims they have a new chef?

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Opammy
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything we had here was delicious!! I had the trout and my husband had the bolognese....excellent!

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TraumaDude
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar on the outside of the restaurant. The food was delicious! Lamb is out of this world. Happy to have EE open again!

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swt3
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Servers wore masks, and used gloves to serve. We also saw the entry door handle being sprayed during our time there. An interesting menu, and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend!

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vipwpwk
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing! We tried the veal meatballs, four cheese pizza, and cheesy bread for appetizers. For our meals we had the Polla (chicken) and Rainbow Trout. Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was wonderful! Whitney our server was outstanding. I definitely recommend stopping here for a great meal!

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AshleyT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was impeccable but the service was pretty bad. To start out the evening we sat outside and were one of the first tables to arrive for a reso. Our server didn’t know what an aperol spritzer was or that it was the special drink of the evening. Not a problem. We started ordering food and it came out in a timely manner. However I noticed the more tables our server received the less and less service we received. We never had our water bottle refilled and when sitting outside in the 90 degree sun that’s kind of important. We had two drinks a piece but definitely wanted to order more but were never approached once drinks were empty. At this point if you won’t ask us if we would like another drink, refill our water or we can’t find you it’s time to leave. We waited 15-20 min for our check then another 15-20 to be told our checks were processed incorrectly then another 10-15 to receive the corrected paid receipts to sign. I’m unsure if our server was busy or poorly trained or just doesn’t understand service. The bartender was noticeably slow as well. It was really a shame because I love the food and loved our service in Oakley but since moving to Loveland it’s been hit or miss. I know for a fact my table wasn’t the only one that received poor service as another couple had to approach our server for a check and their water bottle was not refilled. Another friend sat at the bar and complained that service was extremely slow just to get two drinks. Really disappointed.

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
166 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dining experience. Quite a nice surprise to find a go to Italian in Loveland. For us, it is a 52 mile RT, but worth it. There is a fair amount of outdoor dining and staff was always fully masked. (Not something I ever thought I would rite in a review.) The wine list not huge but well selected with some good by-the-glass options. Highly recommended.

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vipNS54
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. They were very low on or out of a variety of alcohols at the bar.

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luv2dinewithwine
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the special of the day ...snapper cooked in parchment with potatoes and vegetables. My dining companions enjoyed a tasty pizza and black pepper pappardelle.

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vipgino
Cincinnati
106 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

worth a visit. flavors are amazing. hidden gem in the burbs

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has the vibe and superb food of a downtown restaurant. Very happy to have Enoteca Emilia in Loveland!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, as was the service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and also about the wine list. He helped us choose the right meal and wine pairing and the experience was awesome. Love this place and will definitely be back.

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vipColleenW
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Enoteca. We sat at a high top in the bar....great wine list, service and our food was spectacular!! So happy to have this restaurant so close to home!! We will be back!

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SuzanneC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My Osso Bucco and polenta was "melt in my mouth" delicious. All 4 of us loved our meal choices. Whitney our server, was friendly and attentive. Lovely space overall and our corner booth was cozy and well lit. It was too crowded at the Host stand, squeezed between tables and the entrance door. Proprietor was welcoming. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ambiance was great, the food just needs a little something extra to justify Sotto type pricing. Strip steak was over salted, cheese bread appetizer was underwhelming, wrapped in tin foil and the foil stuck to the bottom, felt like something a home cook would prepare. Brown butter ricotta ravioli either needed to be sweeter, or more savory with pork (bacon) etc. Ricotta fritter dessert was great. Manhattan was strong and tasty.

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Abelian
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for two couples having a quiet Friday dinner withs alumi, cheeses, pappardelle, stuffed figs and whipped ricotta on toast. The was excellent as well.

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vipOliviaM
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I loved this place when it was in Madisonville. I was hoping to love the Loveland establishment too. I wanted over 30 minutes to get me drink. Within that time the waitress brought me three wrong glasses of wine. I ordered a glass of rosé...nothing complicated. She had no idea what it was even though I pointed out exactly what I wanted on the menu. Finally after getting my drink, my husband already on his second, we ordered. Had to ask her if there were any specials which when that’s not offered up when we sit down is a pet peeve. Order the bread which was awesome, my husband started with the octopus, also good and I had the mista salad. It was good but $10! It could fit into the palm of my hand it was so small. My husband ordered the ravioli and I opted for the grouper special which sounded amazing. Half was into our appetizers the waitress informed me they were out of the special...note it’s only 7pm. Irritated I said I’ll just have the bolognese. Our entrees come out and I look the our right and see at least 4 plates of the grouper special being served to the table next to us that ordered considerably later than we did. Looking down at my dry and I mean dry bolognese the waitress came over and asked how everything was. I said you know what not good. I asked her why the table next to us had been able to get the special when they ordered way after us and she said well they didn’t get appetizers or salad. 🙄 Not ok. Like really not ok. She said well it’s my first night serving on my own. I asked her to take my pasta off and she said she was going to get a manager...whom never showed up. Not sure if We will go back and if we do maybe we will sit at the bar. Note to the restaurant please don’t let servers have their first night alone be on the weekends. It’s not good for anyone...they are flustered and they will fail at the job at hand.

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vipThoroblade
Dublin
58 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Missed it greatly from it days in O’Bryonville. Owner is super gracious and the service is dead on.
Everything is good from their pasta to their meats.

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SalvatoreP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was very good however it took over an hour from the time we put in our order. The acoustics were terrible and you could hardly hear the person across the table.

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

Enoteca Emilia is rated 4.4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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