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Pepp & Dolores

4.9
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377 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 377 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Nicole was amazing! So attentive and helpful! We had a blast celebrating my birthday!! Thank you Nicole!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but we would have liked a little more variety. Also we were disappointed that there was no dessert like cannoli, tiramisu, or pana cotta!

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Napnap1020
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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vipZinman
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Dip is always a great starter, and we both loved the Fried Artichokes. The Gricia is the best pasta dish I’ve ever enjoyed. My wife loved the butternut & marscapone.

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vipLeisaF
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been wanting to try Pepp and Dolores for ages. I guess one of the up sides of Covid is that now they take reservations. We had an amazing meal and this is now our new favorite restaurant. Thunderdome restaurants are all great. They take such care with developing menus and training staff. I had the Limone pasta and I am craving it as I type this. We will be back soon.

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AMC44
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot! All of the pastas are so delicious! Definitely my favorite place in Cincinnati right now!

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KurtV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time here and it was better than the first time.

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HollyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, everyone there is personable and professional. The people employed there make already good food an even better experience.

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Kate
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside tent. The whole experience was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had to wait at the bar for a while, our table wasn’t ready at our reservation time,but the food made up for the wait!

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vipThoroblade
Dublin
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there. Did not fail. Out of sight pastas. Everyone our group had was excellent. Must try is the ricotta with grilled bread. Great wine list and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent experience. Will definitely go back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The outside dining was done really well and spaced adequately. We were very happy that they had heaters near the tables.
We enjoy the food. The homemade ricotta and bread along with the meatballs were amazing. We really enjoyed our entrees as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we were sitting outside at picnic table, under a tent due to c19. The experience was still amazing. The service was outstanding.

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Codiner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sharing portions are very small for the price. Pasta was delicious but the presentation on the plate was sloppy

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MaryW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the best food I have had in a long time. Each dish showcased amazing flavors and was beautifully plated.

We ended up being served two of the wrong dishes (one of our appetizers and one of our mains) but the wait staff quickly swapped them out and the food was so good, we did not care much!

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GabbyO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I came here for my birthday dinner. It was my first time coming and i had been waiting to try this place for forever. I got a call that day a few hours before my reservation which was very odd because i kept getting called by the wrong name. When we got there we were brought to the table, outside under a tent. Everyone was all dressed up and we were sat outside at a picnic bench. It was extremely could and we mentioned it to 3 different people. I was so upset that no one offered to move and I wasn’t even gives a heads up before coming that I was sitting outside. You should make that clear when a reservation was made. Overall service was sub par. Other than that the food was amazing. I just wish that I wasn’t shivering while eating, and that I had a better ambiance to enjoy. I left my birthday dinner feeling very disappointed and not special like i had hoped. My first experience here was a disappointment sadly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing staff! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here with a last minute reservation and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this was. Very flavorful and complex italian while still somehow light and simple. Rivals my other favorite Italian spot in Cincinnati. My only disappointment is we had to sit outside under a tent when it was rainy out, but it was warm and dry inside. I missed out on the beautiful decor on the inside but I will be back. They need a bigger space!

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viprichardK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the city. We have been to Italy several times and your food is
right from there!!!!

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gregm
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ricotta and bread was amazing, meatball perfection , and perfect proportions!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good but had a lemon theme. Didn’t care for the broccolini or the tricolori

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vipTara
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Great wine recommendations and the food was perfection!

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Lebodiner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for Sunday lunch - superb food in a safe environment!

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truthBtold
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We weren't aware they stopped serving alcohol at 10p due to Covid. Hindsight, we should have checked, but they called to confirm and did not mention anything. We were there for date night, so no...I don't want an Iced Tea. We were told once seated and waited about 5 minutes for our server. Our server was very rude when we decided to leave. She just rolled her eyes and walked away...after saying "oh, are you from out of town?"
Probably won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Great service, too.

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IN10
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food came out quickly and it was amazing. The pasta was cooked to perfection. The Dunk bread starter is mouth watering. It was a great atmosphere for my birthday celebration! Loved the limoncello service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We live in OTR and really like Pepp and Delores. The food, as I have always found, was very good. I brought my parents, both of whom wear hearing aids. Covid-19 mistake. We sat outdoors in the tent (which is the best dining area in OTR). Below a speaker. By the street. We really didn't have great conversations, but again, nice surroundings and good food.

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MarthaL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dining experience! Wonderful Italian food, however, Tay made the evening. What a wonderful listener! A person who LOVES what she does!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience & even more awesome food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJimC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great...except the motorcycles and speeding cars. I live downtown and the motorcycles have ruined ,many of my meals at home too.

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NicoleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great server, but service was too fast between apps and dinner, like 6 minutes.
Felt a little rushed. Small table as well 4 people, very close together limited space on table for all our plates. Food was amazing, drinks were great, and atmosphere was great. Will def return and just ask for slower pace service...

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MegGilbert
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing service, and the food is incredible! We celebrated the anniversary of our salon opening and they all made us feel special and celebrated! 15/10 would recommend

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vipLuvtodineout
Cincinnati
107 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating whatever clients retirement. It was several of the diners I was with first time there. Everyone enjoyed our service through Eric. We enjoyed the artichoke appetizer that several people were skeptical to try but I fell in love with it per my recommendation! I would try a different pastas and appetizers around the table and this is my third time there and absolutely hands-down one of the best places to eat in Cincinnati right now absolutely make reservations Enjoy this great comfortable place to eat with very reasonable prices!

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AmyP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food and atmosphere, pricey though, especially paying 6.00 for bread. Other than that it was great.

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YvonneW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband and I’s first wedding anniversary. We arrived early and sat at the bar and had a cocktail with Travis and he was very warm with his welcoming. We sat with Morgan in the room and she was just wonderful. She took wonderful care of us and offered great recommendations. Thank you Pepp and Dolores, Morgan and Travis for a memorable night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night! It’s always predictably great food and service. Fortunate to get a reservation only a few days out!

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 377 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.