Pepp & Dolores

4.9
1203 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional and service was great. Meatballs are wonderful as is the fresh bread and dipping oil. Generous portions - more than we could eat!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipBrockM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati! Amazing food, always superb hospitality, and great atmosphere. The Dunk is a slam-DUNK, Asrtichokes, Limone, and Angello are our go-tos.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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TamekaS
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rhett was the best!! He gave wonderful recommendations. Very knowledgeable and has a great personality

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
201 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After finally managing to get a reservation at at Pepp & Dolores, we discovered why it was so difficult to do so. P & D is a true gem. The limited menu is well thought out and the four dishes we ordered were all excellent, all of which we would order again and in one case (fried artichoke) did immediately.. While dining, we started the process of making another reservation: the earliest we could get in the 5:30 to 8:00 window was 2 weeks out - which we took. The general ambiance is one of a nice European cafe, with a very pleasant outdoor dining space and indoor dinning that opens to the outside. There seemed to be an active bar seen. Food prices are very reasonable, especially in this time when many restaurants have found the need to increase their prices. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Jake, fantastic recommendations. Will be back!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipAshley
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have always had great things to say about Pepp and Dolores and happy with the food and drinks. They are always consistent. Last night was a little bit of a disappointment. The meatballs were not available to us as an appetizer but we could order the Sunday Sauce to get the meatball? I would have been happy to pay for one meatball. Our service seemed rushed and the order was off. We wanted sausage and peppers if the meatballs couldn't be provided but were never upsold another appetizer and the entrees arrived so quickly and the server didn't come back before the entrees were cooling for the reminder of the other appetizer. I also wanted a glass of wine prior to the pasta but was never asked if me or my guest would like another drink. I had to wave down the server half way through the pasta in order to get a glass of wine. I just think if service were slowed a little you would have a chance to order another drink, another app, a salad. Overall this experience changed my perception of Pepp and Dolores. I think you need to work on the burn and turn method and work on upselling tables to give the experience and the proper atmosphere that is deserved for such a great restaurant.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

We're so sorry to gear we have let you down with your last experience in our restaurant. It is always our goal to blow every guest away, EVERY time, and apologize that we have let you down. Please reach out to us directly at the restaurant and we would be happy to discuss your meal and have you back in to try us out another time! Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and service! We can’t wait to return

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipRuthS
Cincinnati
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Pepp & Dolores. Very impressed. Greatly enjoyed the food. Ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. Sat downstairs which was nice and intimate. Nice wine and cocktail list. all the food was great and loved the selection of pasta. Looking forward to next visit.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipKevin
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta, comfortable setting, and excellent service. Sarah was wonderful!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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KarenM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an early dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. Sat outside under an umbrella which was very comfortable. The service was quick, courteous and professional. Everything we ordered was delicious. We were very impressed and will be certain to return.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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CaseyW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The artichokes is probably the best appetizer I’ve ever had. Great service and great food. Only issue was the portion size.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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BBQPaddy
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our second time coming here. It's a great place and we will be back. Our food wasn't quite as good as the first time but it was later in the evening. It was a little light on the sauce but the flavor was excellent. Both times here have been a very nice experience. We'll see you again soon.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was greatl

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipCincygirl
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation. The bread appetizer was a little charred so they brought us more very quickly. The entrees were excellent and hot! Our server was attentive and it had a very friendly vibe. I will definitely go back but not on an FCC game night. Parking was problematic.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipPOA321
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our server Mia - great recommendations! Food a little heavy on salt / otherwise great.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipMorganC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipKathleenV
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely return. The service was impeccable and the food was superior.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough amazing things about Pep & Dolores!!! Everything we ordered was wonderful, service was great, and loved the ambiance and vibe. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to! Will go again next time we are in town

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipAudaciousvines
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot say enough about this joint. The service and staff bring the vibe home and the food, well that will blow you away.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipEvan
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah is the best!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna is the best server! So knowledgeable and attentive! We ask for her every time!!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipcincy
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service; Great Food; great location in OTR (Cincinnati)
nice outside patio area - did I mention great service?

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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duckmommy14873
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful young man as our waiter. The food was wonderful and unique not you average Italian selections The Limone was to die for.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipHool
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. We had the artichoke and ricotta. Both were amazing. Then two pastas. Both

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MaryP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had a lovely service on the outside patio. We enjoyed the wedge salad a lot. The veal meatball was delicious. However we were disappointed in the SUNDAY sauce spaghetti and meatball entrees. We both thought the sauce was a bit too salty and a bit bland for a true robust Italian pasta sauce. The pasta was a little too aldente and was rubbery and chewy.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 12 hours ago

We really appreciate you taking the time out to review your experience with us. As we always hope to earn a 5 star review from every guest, we would love to hear feedback from you on how we can really WOW you on your next experience. Please reach out to us directly at the restaurant and we would be happy to discuss your meal and have you back in to try us out another time! Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipGregoryS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Always delicious food. Outside dining was nice; kind of alleyway feel though.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipKellyM
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was amazing and the bartender made a beautiful cocktail. Our server helped us through the menu as it was our first time. We will definitely be back. We enjoyed the homemade ricotta, artichokes and the pasta with seafood.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Kelly! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very reasonable prices.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Good was excellent but service is too slow. It took 45 mins to get out appetizers.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time out to review your experience with us. As we always hope to earn a 5 star review from every guest, we would love to hear feedback from you on how we can really WOW you on your next experience. Please reach out to us directly at the restaurant and we would be happy to discuss your meal and have you back in to try us out another time! Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked reservations with another couple friends for our wedding anniversary. It was our first time experiencing the the delicious food on the menu.

Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive throughout our experience. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back again!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipRipley
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Italian Panini was perfect. Nice tasty level of spice & great bread. The pasta Limone was so tasty it had to be shared across the table. Deep wine list. But, best of all, our server, Rhett, made the experience so enjoyable!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Ripley! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipAngela
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal! The food was spectacular, super cool vibe, great service. We highly recommend this place, you won’t be disappointed!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Angela! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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Emily
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a lovely experience having lunch here before a wedding in Cincinnati. The food was very good and the atmosphere lovely. I liked the option to sit outdoors!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Emily! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food. We ordered based on our waiter’s suggestions and ended up with way too much food. This would’ve been okay if we could take the leftovers with us, but we had a night out planned so we left almost half our food behind! Also, we ordered a side of eggplant but were given a side of meatballs. They were delicious so we didn’t complain.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Allison! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to finally try Pepp and Dolores and we were not disappointed! The service, atmosphere and food (especially the ricotta bread and the pasta) were wonderful and we enjoyed our evening. Looking forward to coming back next time we are in Cincinnati!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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JKMY
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place. Always outstanding food and service.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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FoodLover
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing, service was great. Overall a wonderful experience.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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vipSRM58
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pep & Dolores provided wonderful service and a delicious dinner!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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Judi
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and we enjoyed our visit though AC was too cold and noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation comfortably.

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 1203 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.