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Pepp & Dolores, Cincinnati, OH

Pepp & Dolores

4.9
4.9
2541 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

7:30 PM


Booked 104 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Great food& beverage Service was super slow , poorly timed , manager was a no show
  2. v

    vodk

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife’s birthday. Our server was fantastic and the gentleman that brought us our bread (last name Young) went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience.
  3. KD

    KenD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Server was nice enough, overall great experience!
  4. E

    Elisabett

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Server was attentive and well versed regarding the menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails, appetizers and entrees.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was delicious. Furnishings are nice. Seating was in windowless backroom. Waiter seemed bothered. Food came after too long a wait. Food was delicious, and we’d come again but not to back room.
  6. TG

    TomG

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. Our waiter was simply outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with great insight on the menu. The food was excellent and we can't wait to go back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant and my absolute favorite. It is impossible to have a bad meal here.
  8. RS

    RosenS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I took my husband for a birthday lunch. Our first time here. The artichoke app smelled strongly of vinegar? Wasn’t great. But anyway, food was fine. It was the service that was not good. We waited well over 45 minutes for our pasta. The other people who came in after us had it within 15 minutes. No apology or anything. Super weird. We won’t be back. Overall thought this place was overrated.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. It was our first time at Pepp and Delores and our server, Kyle, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable of the menu. Highly recommend.
  10. BC

    BevC

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our niece was in town and we wanted her to try our favorite Cincinnati restaurant. She was not disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great time at Pepp and Dolores! Food was wonderful and well priced. Will definitely be back!
  12. TM

    TeddysMom

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time here in a month and they did not disappoint. Everything was great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was dank af fr fr
  14. CB

    CranberryBob

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening as Eric was a fantastic server. We enjoyed the drinks, wine and the food.
  15. C

    Cbus

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ricotta, vodka pasta, and meatballs were amazing!! Mark was a wonderful waiter, his energy was wonderful. Great price point for so much food + drinks for under $100.
  16. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I usually don’t go out for Italian, being an Italian chef. Pepp and Deloris never disappoints!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ian was great! We had an amazing time!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kyle was amazing!!
  20. SR

    SheilaR

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great meal again! We got the ricotta and bread service and ONLY complaint we had on it was with 4 people and only 6 slices of bread, we had to pay another 4$ to use up the ricotta!! Also for 16$ for beef carpaccio, while I know it’s a delicacy, I’d have expected just a bit more. The pastas were amazing as always though. I would love Thunderdome to consider adding a few desserts to their restaurants! Just two to choose from here would be lovely to complete the meals we always enjoy!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pros... food and service. Cons... seating by the hostess. Don't try and stick us in some undesirable location when you have lovely open seating in the main room.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we have been in a noisier part of the restaurant in the past, the dining room we were in this time was much quieter and lovely in every way. The ambience was beautiful, the service was excellent, and the food was spectacular! All six of us had a wonderful experience!
  23. AR

    ARJ5488

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent - not crazy portions pasta was amazing
  24. K

    Karl

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. The food was delicious, and very reasonably priced, the atmosphere was lovely, and the service was very attentive without being overbearing or rushed. Two thumbs up.
  25. M

    Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finally We were a party of 4, a first time visit for our friends. We enjoyed Negroni's, The Dunk, Carpaccio, Artichokes, Eggplant Involtini, greens and beans, broccolini, 4 different pastas, and a Nebbiolo. Wow It's fun to share with friends. Plates went back pretty clean, with a small "doggy bag" for later. Max did a great job as our server. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Well paced courses. Already thinking about next time.
  26. c

    cincychai22

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was yummy, comforting and unpretentious but the service and atmosphere were what made this a five star experience. Thanks to Max for making it such a fun night.
  27. C

    Carbs

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sharing birthdays
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second time here and it was every bit as incredible as the first time. This is absolutely my favorite restaurant and we are considering it for our Wedding Rehearsal dinner. 10/10 every single time
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for 4 of us and we were seated within 2 minutes of arriving. We split the ricotta and got an extra side of bread with it, which we did need. My friend and I shared the Green salad and it was good but I think I’ll go back to the Gem next time. I got the Limone dish, another friend did as well. It did not disappoint. Another got the Pesto, which I tried and it was so good. Everything was delicious.
  30. DR

    DavidR

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Efficient & courteous service, and delicious food.
  31. LG

    LeoG

    Cincinnati

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Mark is one of our favorite servers in the city
  32. DB

    DonB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were excellent. Both pasta dishes ,however were too salty.
  33. JM

    JeffM

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite places in Cincinnati. We shared the Crostini Al Funghi appetizer and the eggplant side along with our orders of pasta. All fantastic! Service from Amber was wonderful as usual!
  34. ER

    ElizabethR

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Definitely one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants.
  35. c

    carriemeawayyyy

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All the food was amazing! Favorite was the braised beef. We got the ricotta, shrimp scampi, Limone pasta, Sunday sauce, all delicious. The only downsides: the music was slightly louder than I thought it would be (did not detract from the experience though). Also, they do not have desserts if you are a sweets lover like me. Otherwise - loved it and will be back.
  36. D

    Dhackler30

    Kansas City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing restaurant! The service is great and they have a wonderful menu. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. A must if you are in the area.
  37. R

    Roadking54

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and it was awesome! Food was incredible. Service was impeccable. The whole experience was memorable and we’re looking forward to our next visit!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a perfect birthday dinner. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, everything was delicious and so well done.
  39. P

    Pama

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only does this restaurant have amazing food, but there is great variety too! So many great pasta dishes, like Gricia, Sunday Sauce and their Butternut squash ravioli, but wonderful side dishes too such as Shrimp Scampi, Meatballs, Broccolini, and even the Eggplant which I normally don't like. We love the homemade Ricotta and locally sourced bread as well! Great wine of course, to be expected at an Italian restaurant; we had a wonderful Nebbiolo this time. Our server was knowledgeable but also fun. We'll be back soon!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The meal was delicious, and the waitress was wonderful- helpful, friendly and attentive. Our only concern was the noise level was so high that we couldn't talk- a feature that might prevent us from bringing a larger group at another time.

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

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 2541 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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