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Pepp & Dolores, Cincinnati, OH

Pepp & Dolores

4.9
4.9
3620 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

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 3,620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Italian

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    Most Booked

3,620 Reviews
  1. TeresaW

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a first visit for 2 of us. We were seated quickly in the basement area. It was cozy and upstairs was pretty and bright. Service was good. We had 3 different pasta dishes and all were very good and portions were correct. Dare I say it might be better than the other popular Italian place in Cincinnati. We will return.

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  2. TheaterMom

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always!!! Loved that we finally got to be seated outside! Summer is finally here!! Thank you for a memorable 18th birthday for my daughter!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful Dinner! My Girlfriend and I loved our experience, and Lindsay was an excellent Server!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The large windows were open upstairs and there wasn’t a single bit of wind and it felt like a sweat box especially with all the oil candles burning around. That part really sucked but the food was great.

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  5. DeannaH

    Charleston

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time and still love the homemade ricotta, the bread dunk, limone, octopus pasta, vodka pasta, the eggplant was yummy and the old fashioned was delicious!

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  6. Debv

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Tried several new things! Service was great. Shout out to our server Darla! We will be back soon…

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  7. Hernandez

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love their food. Very tasty and outstanding flavors. Sad that they don’t have dessert:(

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Nice staff! Tried artichoke for the first time - definitely recommend if you have not had it before.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was good. Not sure why it took so long to get a reservation. Menu was different. It was our first time going to Pepp and Delores. Our server did not initially want to go through the menu with us...it wasn't until her coworker asked her to...since it was our first time. No dessert on the menu is strange. I can think of 4 Italian places in Cincinnati that are just as good if not better. On a positive note...it was not a super expensive meal...except for the $15 glasses of wine.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We loved his restaurant and we will definitely go back!

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  11. JimB

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the Marinated Egg Plant The Wedge Salad and Gem are spot on The Meatballs and Grilled Shrimp are a must have My favorite Pasta is the Limone, my wife enjoyed the Gricia The Chef and Staff prepare excellent quality food. I don't think you can make a bad choice. Michael was are Waiter and his knowledge of the menu was fantastic. If you can't decide trust your Server. They have an excellent staff.

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  12. JoJo

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The house made Rocottia & bread appetizer was excellent and couldn’t get enough! Fried artichokes side consisted of 2 whole artichokes that were amazingly light & the sauce was just the right amount to compliment the dish. My friend had the Gem Salad that arrived covered in a finely shredded blanket of parmigiano. It was delicious with a light & refreshing caesar citrus dressing. I had the lobster with squid ink pasta in a saffron cream sauce & my friend had the Mascaphone filled ravioli like pasta with brown butter on a butternut squash puree. Both dishes were fun and delicious. Service was efficient allowing time to relax and enjoy time with a friend.

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  13. SODG

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh and delicious food, great wine and cocktails, excellent service. We'll be back.

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  14. BBG50

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a wonderful experience. The food was so delicious. Our server was the absolute best. She made great recommendations. It was a great Mother's day weekend treat!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pepp and delores never disappoints! food and drinks are always fresh and delicious. shoutout to our server kate for amazing service!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta I have ever had. Great service, location, ambience and price.

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  17. MikeB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been wanting to check it out for years and happy I finally made it. Food was superb and worth the price (which can be rare today)! Service was also excellent! We were in the lower level and when it filled up, it did become a little loud, but I enjoyed the intimacy of being downstairs as opposed to the packed upper level.

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  18. JaniceH

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Really great server who got us inside quickly during rain. Very loud inside. Much prefer outside seating.

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  19. kippyv

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always soooooo good here!!! The food is consistently delicious and the service is always great.

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  20. Tyler

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & Service were phenomenal! The downstairs seating can be dark but still great vibes.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. On the affordable side for a fancy dinner

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really unique flavors. Excellent service. Will be visiting again soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the butternut Squash dish and homemade ricotta!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Patrick, provided exceptional service!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. Would love to see some different specials but their everyday menu is delicious! One of my favorite places to bring visitors. Love it!

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  26. MichaelH

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The variation of flavors was awesome which enabled us to share and try different flavors. Very genuine and artistic.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a girls weekend and had an amazing dinner. Loved every dish we had!

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  28. BrightEyesKY

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here never disappoints!! The artichokes are truly dreamy.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta was delicious! Great service and a wonderful pre-flying pig meal

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  30. Pammy

    Atlanta Metro

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The house made pasta was delicious. Our waitress was very helpful in recommending and describing specific dishes that were offered.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess was rude but our waitress was outstanding.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Pepp and Dolores for our 1st anniversary and had the best time! The service was amazing especially our server, Mark, and the food was exquisite. We can’t wait to go back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waiter Brian! Food outstanding culinary delight!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This resturaunt is consistently amazing! It’s a must when I’m in Cincinnati and I couldn’t imagine being in the city without it. 11/10

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  35. JoeR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always great, needed a bit more sauce in the lemon pasta tonight. Prices are outstanding for the quality you get. Staff A+. Would be dangerous to live within walking distance of this place..food that good!

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  36. CCHMCgirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! Cannot wait to go back

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  37. ChristinaK

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner at Pepp and Delores. Our server was great. Attentive but didn’t bother us. Pasta was perfect.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pepp & Dolores gave us a wonderful experience, our table of 3 enjoyed everything they gave us. Everything was homemade and wonderful. That atmosphere was welcoming and so fun at the same time. Its so shocking how great the food is for a price thats so reasonable. The menu isnt overwhelming and anything you get will be great. 100% recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived with a reservation for two. Three other parties arrived after us. We were the last to be seated. Our server was very friendly. However, the salad and bread we ordered took 35 minutes to get to our table. Everything else was timely. Overall, the drinks and food were delicious! I think we just had a bad start to the night.

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  40. AKB304

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, the food and service were great. I really enjoyed it and will be back

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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 3620 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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