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Pepp & Dolores, Cincinnati, OH

Pepp & Dolores

4.9
4.9
2529 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
INSPIRED BY THE SPIRIT AND SENSE OF HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCED AT SUNDAY SUPPER IN THE HOME OF OUR GRANDPARENTS, PEPP & DOLORES IS A CASUAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO FAMILY AND TO THE FOOD THAT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. FEATURING HOUSEMADE PASTAS, CAREFULLY CURATED WINES, AND A BALANCE OF CHERISHED FAMILY RECIPES WITH FRESH, VIBRANT FLAVORS THAT MAKE US FEEL: THIS IS HOME.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 130 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 419-1820

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Cross street

    15th St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was dank af fr fr
  2. CB

    CranberryBob

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening as Eric was a fantastic server. We enjoyed the drinks, wine and the food.
  3. C

    Cbus

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ricotta, vodka pasta, and meatballs were amazing!! Mark was a wonderful waiter, his energy was wonderful. Great price point for so much food + drinks for under $100.
  4. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually don’t go out for Italian, being an Italian chef. Pepp and Deloris never disappoints!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ian was great! We had an amazing time!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kyle was amazing!!
  8. SR

    SheilaR

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great meal again! We got the ricotta and bread service and ONLY complaint we had on it was with 4 people and only 6 slices of bread, we had to pay another 4$ to use up the ricotta!! Also for 16$ for beef carpaccio, while I know it’s a delicacy, I’d have expected just a bit more. The pastas were amazing as always though. I would love Thunderdome to consider adding a few desserts to their restaurants! Just two to choose from here would be lovely to complete the meals we always enjoy!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pros... food and service. Cons... seating by the hostess. Don't try and stick us in some undesirable location when you have lovely open seating in the main room.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we have been in a noisier part of the restaurant in the past, the dining room we were in this time was much quieter and lovely in every way. The ambience was beautiful, the service was excellent, and the food was spectacular! All six of us had a wonderful experience!
  11. AR

    ARJ5488

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent - not crazy portions pasta was amazing
  12. K

    Karl

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. The food was delicious, and very reasonably priced, the atmosphere was lovely, and the service was very attentive without being overbearing or rushed. Two thumbs up.
  13. M

    Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finally We were a party of 4, a first time visit for our friends. We enjoyed Negroni's, The Dunk, Carpaccio, Artichokes, Eggplant Involtini, greens and beans, broccolini, 4 different pastas, and a Nebbiolo. Wow It's fun to share with friends. Plates went back pretty clean, with a small "doggy bag" for later. Max did a great job as our server. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Well paced courses. Already thinking about next time.
  14. c

    cincychai22

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was yummy, comforting and unpretentious but the service and atmosphere were what made this a five star experience. Thanks to Max for making it such a fun night.
  15. C

    Carbs

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sharing birthdays
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time here and it was every bit as incredible as the first time. This is absolutely my favorite restaurant and we are considering it for our Wedding Rehearsal dinner. 10/10 every single time
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for 4 of us and we were seated within 2 minutes of arriving. We split the ricotta and got an extra side of bread with it, which we did need. My friend and I shared the Green salad and it was good but I think I’ll go back to the Gem next time. I got the Limone dish, another friend did as well. It did not disappoint. Another got the Pesto, which I tried and it was so good. Everything was delicious.
  18. DR

    DavidR

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Efficient & courteous service, and delicious food.
  19. LG

    LeoG

    Cincinnati

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Mark is one of our favorite servers in the city
  20. DB

    DonB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were excellent. Both pasta dishes ,however were too salty.
  21. JM

    JeffM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite places in Cincinnati. We shared the Crostini Al Funghi appetizer and the eggplant side along with our orders of pasta. All fantastic! Service from Amber was wonderful as usual!
  22. ER

    ElizabethR

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Definitely one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants.
  23. c

    carriemeawayyyy

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All the food was amazing! Favorite was the braised beef. We got the ricotta, shrimp scampi, Limone pasta, Sunday sauce, all delicious. The only downsides: the music was slightly louder than I thought it would be (did not detract from the experience though). Also, they do not have desserts if you are a sweets lover like me. Otherwise - loved it and will be back.
  24. D

    Dhackler30

    Kansas City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing restaurant! The service is great and they have a wonderful menu. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. A must if you are in the area.
  25. R

    Roadking54

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and it was awesome! Food was incredible. Service was impeccable. The whole experience was memorable and we’re looking forward to our next visit!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a perfect birthday dinner. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, everything was delicious and so well done.
  27. P

    Pama

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only does this restaurant have amazing food, but there is great variety too! So many great pasta dishes, like Gricia, Sunday Sauce and their Butternut squash ravioli, but wonderful side dishes too such as Shrimp Scampi, Meatballs, Broccolini, and even the Eggplant which I normally don't like. We love the homemade Ricotta and locally sourced bread as well! Great wine of course, to be expected at an Italian restaurant; we had a wonderful Nebbiolo this time. Our server was knowledgeable but also fun. We'll be back soon!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The meal was delicious, and the waitress was wonderful- helpful, friendly and attentive. Our only concern was the noise level was so high that we couldn't talk- a feature that might prevent us from bringing a larger group at another time.
  29. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Pepp & Dolores was outstanding! Bradley, our waiter was off- the- charts! He did an exceptional job of recommending wines and dishes for us! We didn’t feel rushed at any time! The butternut squash raviolis and spaghetti with Sunday sauce were excellent!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing. Everything we tried we loved, especially the eggplant involtini and the pasta limone!
  31. RW

    RexW

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fine DOCG Barolo wine paired with the beef carpaccio and the homemade pastas is just a great meal
  32. A

    Alex

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here for every day dining to celebrations! The food is delicious and there is always something fun and new to try. For our anniversary we found one of our favorite bottles of wine on the menu too! The waitstaff is engaging and friendly as well as helpful to navigate the menu, overall a great experience time and time again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved every minute of this restaurant!
  34. S

    Sierra

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since it’s opening, Pepp and Dolores has remained my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Besides the warm and elegant ambiance, one of my favorite things about it is the consistency in the quality and taste of their food despite increasing popularity and size of the restaurant. This is a difficult task to accomplish but Pepp has done it. This time we tried some new dishes: the shrimp scampi and the sausage and Swiss chard stuffed pasta. Would 100% recommend both!
  35. DL

    DavidL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! We had the artichokes and the shrimp scampi for appetizers. For dinner I had the Sunday Sauce and my wife had the pesto. Both were delicious!
  36. EL

    EricL

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the ambiance was classy. Our server Jasmine was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was right on point with her service. The best combination of quality food, service and price point in the city. Definitely worth waiting for a reservation.
  37. SB

    StaceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My favorite place to eat in the city! Authentic and delicious with the best atmosphere and music
  38. TP

    TPAbby

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family of 4 went for and early dinner before a 6:30pm Broadway show so the restaurant was pretty quiet. The food was delicious and I appreciate a the short menu. This was our third time dining here and I would definitely recommend it to others. It has a special occasion feel and the staff is efficient and professional. The Limone pasta dish is amazing, as is the mushroom/bread appetizer. Although I don't think you can go wrong with any dish.
  39. W

    Wink

    Cincinnati

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a WONDERFUL meal at Pepp & Dolores. The fried artichokes and meatballs were excellent as usual. We tried the shrimp scampi and lamb ragu pasta which we hadn’t had before. Outstanding. We drank the delicious and reasonably priced rosé by La Spinetta. Our server, Nan, took great care of us. When we had a problem using the Inkind app, manager Natalie went above and beyond to help us. Bravo. Pepp and Dolores over-delivers.

    Pepp & DoloresResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you so much for your kind words, Jeannine we appreciate you reaching out to tell us how pleased you were with your dining experience with us. We can't thank you enough for being a dedicated guest to our thriving restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  40. T

    Taryn

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. authentic Italian fare for reasonable prices. Will keep coming back to try more!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pepp & Dolores using the Order Online button. Pepp & Dolores also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 419-1820.

Pepp & Dolores is rated 4.9 stars by 2529 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 130 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pepp & Dolores

1501 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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