Pepp & Dolores

4.9
461 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Hand-crafted Italian cuisine with fresh-made pasta.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 461 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love Pepp & Dolores! This last visit, our pasta was a little cold when we received it. But otherwise, delicious.

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MadieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bread was a bit skimpy for the price and the app was underwhelming, but we LOVED our pasta dishes, the service was phenomenal, and they had a great wine/cocktail/drink selection. We also really enjoyed the limoncello service. Will definitely go back!

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KenL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The sauces were very flavorful and the pasta dishes were rich. The portion size was good - not too big but enough to fill you up. Recommend 2-3 appetizers/sides and a pasta dish for each if dining as a couple.

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vipLouisD
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and sensible portions that taste great. Very cozy environment for a nice quiet dinner.

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MarieL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant at OTR. I would not hesitate to come back again and recommend it to others.

MB
MaryB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in the tent with lovely Christmas decorations. We were there at 3 pm which was a great time to be there. Would go back for sure.

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant, and look forward to dining there again! However, music volume made it
difficult to talk!

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vipZinman
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service and food! Favorites are the Gricia Pasta, and the fried artichokes. However, we loved the Calabrese appetizer also.

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AnneB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was fresh and delicious. Cocktails were imaginative and prepared with care. Music playlist got kudos from the table. I had been before but my other four guests had not, and they LOVED it. We'll all be back. Thank you for making our improv Thanksgiving a success!

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Deuce
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. This is one of the best spots in Cincinnati. Highly recommend for a date night or going out with the family. Food and service are both exceptional.

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LisaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food in a fun, festive atmosphere.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were not aware we would be sitting outside in the tent. We would of preferred chairs with a back instead of a bench. However, With that said, the staff was fabulous and the food was wonderful.

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arbiter
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food, Italian with small portions allowing us to try several items. Artichokes were great.

KC
KaysC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepp and Dolores is the perfect date night spot, dinner with fam/friends, or coworkers! The atmosphere is great! We sat downstairs next to a gorgeous marble bar, surrounded by pictures of family members, specifically grandparents, who inspire the food and ambiance. Food, service, and company was great! Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

SJ
vipSeanJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YESSS!!! Oh man. When I saw the Thunderdome group (think: The Eagle, Bakersfield, Pontiac, etc) had their own Italian restaurant I knew it would be phenomenal. I wasn't wrong!! This place is amazing. The ambiance is so cool--we ate downstairs and it was a really neat atmosphere. We started with the Crostini Tricolore which was amazing. I had the Butternut & Mascarpone and ohhh my. Wow. So so so good. A great seasonal dish but to be honest, I would eat it any time of year. My husband got the popular Sunday Sauce and was extremely pleased--as was I when I tried a bite. HIGHLY recommend!!

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AndyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ate early on Sunday evening about 5:30. Service was very good. We ordered two orders of bread with the Dunk option(oil and herbs, both very good. We also tried the fried artichokes, tasty. All four of us tried a different pasta and were all happy with our choice.

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MartyC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! The outside area was a very nice location for a COVID safe meal. The wait staff was friendly and efficient and the food was wonderful!

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Especially loved the ricotta appetizer and limone pasta!Are doing a great job with the current regulations. Will definitely be back.

MB
MeredithB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! I can't wait to go back!

JB
JoelB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and ambiance. Everything on the menu sounds amazing and literally every bite was. Bring an appetite and order lots!

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DanielleT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we have had in a long time!!!! We sat in the "basement". The service all around from walking in the door to leaving was exceptional. Food equally amazing and the ambiance was great!! Highly recommend!

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vipCincy
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Sarah was a fantastic server.

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vipDeniseD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family night out, most enjoyable. 2nd visit and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Our waiter was a sweetheart. The music was super loud which was weird

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Eric, was super helpful and gave an informative tour of the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday!!!! Amazing experience, helpful guests & delicious food. My new fav spot in Cinci :))

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and every single thing we had was delicious!! It was also a really cool atmosphere and great service! Highly recommend!! :)

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and nice outdoor tent.

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DrBob
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! This place is in my top 5 in Cincy!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We felt comfortable with Covaid protocols and it did not affect the outstanding food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
192 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Pepp and Dolores but won’t be our last. Our meal was fabulous. Our server, David, masterfully guided us through our selections. Wedge salad was great as was the dunk. Enjoyed the Sunday sauce. Great experience. Can’t wait to return.

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vipJaneH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pepp & Delores for my husband's birthday and they couldn't have made it any more special! When we arrives the hostess wished him a happy birthday and our waitress arrived promptly after being seated. We started with the ricotta and grilled bread and artichoke alla giudia as appetizers then ordered the butternut and mascarpone pasta and swiss chard and sausage pasta to split. Our waitress also brought over a complementary birthday eggplant involtini which was delicious. We were so impressed with the staff and the extra precautions they took to make us feel safe and welcomed. I would highly recommend visiting Pepp & Delores in or out of COVID!

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LeahG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server was not friendly at all. We went for a birthday and he didn’t acknowledge it or bring out a dessert or even offer dessert. It was an amazing restaurant with great food, but our waiter really brought down the vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was hoping to sit downstairs but was notified upon arrival that it was closed

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for our anniversary after many recommendations!
Loved everything. The restaurant is chic and the lower level gives a cool speak easy vibe. The manager Natalie brought over Prosecco to start for our anniversary. The artichokes, eggplant and meatballs are a must have! Can’t wait to return.

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yummum
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together for a friends birthday- the variety of food was good and the pasta dishes were outstanding. The ambiance and decor were also very nice.

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vipKevinK
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No wonder it was difficult to get a reservation. We cannot wait to return! Our food was excellent and priced very fairly. Our waiter was great and the atmosphere very energetic and upbeat. Cannot recommend any higher.

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vipLuvtodineout
Cincinnati
107 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was at least our 4th time at Pepp and Delores-we brought our friends-it was their first time and we were celebrating a birthday. Nicole was our server and she was so wonderful! The manager stopped by and was great to talk to about all of the photos in the basement where we sat and the history behind Pepp and Delores. We split the artichokes, the crostini funghi and the dunk-all wonderful! Both couples split the light and tasty Bibb salad. Two of us ordered the Limon pasta-delicious. My husband always gets the Sunday sauce which he loves. Our other friend got the peppered pasta-not sure what it is called but he loved it. I think Nicole said it was a new addition. Enjoyed cocktails before, and enjoyed a carafe of the house white with dinner. Ended the birthday celebration with complimentary limoncello and almond cookies. Always a treat to eat here.

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vipkelseyd
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were amazing!! Will recommend this restaurant to everyone

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vipJason
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience and meal at Pepp & Delores. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And the food was so delicious that my wife and I are still raving about it the following day. The marinated cucumbers and eggplant were great and the homemade pasta was so very good. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

Pepp & Dolores offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 419-1820.

Pepp & Dolores is rated 4.9 stars by 461 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.