Pepp & Dolores

4.9
1423 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.

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
What 1423 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my new favorite place- not only is the food great and wonderfully priced, but the management goes above and beyond to accommodate diners. I had an amazing experience, and the manager with the glasses (I didn’t catch his name) is the sweetest human being. definitely recommend!!

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vipCarlS
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. The homemade pasta is excellent.

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vipSharon
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is a great server! Food was excellent as always

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Kyla
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and the service was just a great! We will be back

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MaryAnn
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was amazing! Food great and our server Maya was so professional. Definitely will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was slow. It took forever to get our main course with no apology or reason given by Alex our server. When our food finally arrived it was lukewarm and the pasta was very chewy and did not taste very good. We were really looking forward to dinner at this restaurant but left hungry and disappointed.

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vipFoodieQ
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE ATTENTION YOU WILL RECEIVE IS SIMPLY OUTSTANDING! A+ Excellent...
The food is delicious reasonably priced...You need to be making your reservations a month to 6 Weeks in advance if you wish to dine at prime times on Friday's & Saturdays!!!. Worth the effort.

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DeborahE
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables were too close together
Less that 2ft between guest and my party member
Ordered appetizer was not delivered to table
Salad and Pasta were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It really was excellent. I’ve come to not expect very much lately because of Covid but this experience top to bottom was exceptional

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JebM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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vipHeatherC
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was spectacular I just can’t remember his name. He was the most considerate server I think I have ever had. The food was absolutely mouth watering. I’m looking forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dining experience was quite amazing and food was delicious! We had a lovely table and our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

One are of improvement we would recommend is with the
bar staff. They were not too friendly and service was just ok.

Overall we would highly recommend and would visit again!

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vipLeeC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant is a must order as well as the Gricia

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1234mk
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. We ordered several to taste and there was no disappointment.

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BobM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent overall restaurant with excellent pasta and a nice selection of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit to Pepp & Dolores! The food was amazing, every dish was flavorful and delicious. Can’t wait to come back again soon! Perfect place for a date night or celebration.

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vipKathy
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super service. Will be back. Gets a little noisy as it gets busy.

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vipPepperridge
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at the restaurant and it is amazing! I love the ricotta starter, Limone and the gem salad. Our waiter was Eric and he is absolutely fantastic. When I arrived, they seated us immediately downstairs which is where I requested. Will come here one more time before we head back to Florida.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. The food was perfection.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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KenP
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. We were seated at a table for two and I would have liked to have more room, but that is minor considering the total evening. We enjoyed the total experience.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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KerriH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must stop place for anyone who loves Italian. The food is authentic. The restaurant is beautifully appointed. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
The location is conveniently located across from public parking.
Great area, especially this time of the year. Everything is sparking with lights and holiday cheer.
I've found a new favorite haunt. 100% fantastic all around.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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AngelaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Cincinnati. Fresh dishes. Splendid flavors. Attentive staff.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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Scooch57
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very discerning experience. Bartender was convinced that a member of our party had a fake ID. She managed to slam our drinks on the bar and maligned us with other employees. The ID was not fake, yet she took an attitude with us that was not deserved.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (513) 419-1830 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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jessicamet1423
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The Food was just okay. Had high hopes being that it’s house made fresh pasta, but It wasn’t anything spectacular. They didn’t have any dessert options other than some amaretto almond cookies presented along with the bill ( think fortune cookies you would get at a Chinese restaurant). The Tables were very close together and the seats were narrow and uncomfortable. Otherwise the staff was friendly and inviting, and the place was very clean.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (513) 419-1830 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service. Great food. Our server made it memorable. We were not rushed at all. It was a wonderful dining experience.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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AlexK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience, food was delicious small servings just so you know , server could have smiled a bit more but overall great experience

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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Shannon
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! We visited Pepp & Dolores for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint! Our server recommended a seasonal pasta dish (butternut squash) which I would highly recommended. We had a very attentive server and service was impeccable! We will be dining there again soon!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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vipKelley
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pepp continues to be our favorite restaurant. And ask for Sarah, she is amazing! Hope to be back soon!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and make you feel special on your birthday with a Prosecco toast. Wonderful staff and experience. Fabulous food

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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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vipBroo
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food, wine and service!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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Kristen
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Y’all keep doing what you’re doing.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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vipstansbdp
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed here. I usually get the Limone but tonight did the Lamb Ragu and it was phenomenal!! The house made Ricotta is always a must. I'm continually impressed by every aspect with each experience.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded 5 days 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
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Everyone was attentive and accommodating. Drinks and food were exceptional. Our group was seated in the lower level which was quiet and comfortable. Great atmosphere and a great meal.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food & service are always excellent, but had a friend leave because staff was not wearing masks.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 2021

Thank you--we really appreciate you taking the time to share 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 with us, and have you back in to try us out another time! Cheers, Pepp & Dolores

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EatingOutIsFun
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. The bartenders are awesome.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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TheresaS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Pepp and Dolores several times and it never disappoints! We have tried almost every dish and everything is delicious! The housemade ricotta is a must for us that we always order extra bread because you cannot waste it.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed another visit to Pepp & Dolores. Had the Sunday Sauce and the Arrabbiata pasta along with salads and the Dunk. Great Place. Will return.

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

Pepp & Dolores
Responded on November 28, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in OTR, and Cincy.

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 1423 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.