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Pepp & Dolores, Cincinnati, OH

Pepp & Dolores

4.9
4.9
3561 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 120 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 3,561 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

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Value

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Best Food

  • Cincinnati

    Best Value

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

3,561 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great vibes - we will definitely be back!

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  2. NicolleM

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at Pepp and Dolores was fantastic. I love the vibe of the restaurant especially the bottom level which dark and cozy with a great bar. Darla provided fantastic service and the food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend the restaurant and will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely experience, our server Rachel was so sweet & knowledgeable! More than 5 stars across the board(:

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. We savored every moment. My favorite dish was the lobster sauce with the creste di gallo pasta, and the accompanying caramelized fennel added just the right touch of licorice to the flavor profile. The fried artichoke was just the right crunchy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside.

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  5. DavidW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was so delicious! Service was outstanding! The pasta dishes serving sizes are more like the size of a generous sized side dish so I would recommend ordering a protein and/or a salad with the pasta.

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  6. TedR

    Cincinnati

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as always. Spot on service as usual. Love the basement

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the house made ricotta - would go back every day just for that! I ordered the Limone pasta - DELISH. So fresh and unique. My friend got the Gracia and loved that as well! Would go back here again and again!

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  8. MeghanJ

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pepp and Delores is my favorite Cincinnat restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. Darla, our server, was a delight! Very knowledgeable about the food, and history of the restaurant. She a great addition to the staff. I highly recommend Pepp and Delores.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, they have a large drink selection, and the food was the best I've had in years. I will absolutely be going again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lived up to the hype! Everything we had was fantastic, including our server, Patrick. We will definitely be back.

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  11. DerekW

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, great service and very helpful with suggestions. The ambiance is great for both date night or dining with friends.

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  12. EllisPartyofTwo

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jassy was absolutely brilliant for our random date night dinner! She knew the menu extensively and provided excellent recommendations for each course. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, and the service + ambiance was perfect. 10/10

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love this place. The best value for the best food in the city imo. Delicious cocktails, limoncello, don't miss the whipped ricotta, eggplant involtini, or the pasta limone. At such a great price point. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Grab any reservation you can get your hands on!

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  14. Notafoodie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing food. Great service. I understand why it’s difficult to reserve a table for dinner. I would definitely come back again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the absolute perfect date night here! We cannot wait to go back!!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch, service was impeccable and food was 5 stars

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated in basement lower level, very much a speakeasy setting. Attentive staff, outstanding bread selection, and a nice twist on the wedge salad.

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  18. AllysonM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment, delicious food, and fantastic service. Thank you Mike for making it a great night!

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  19. KyleS

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fantastic food and cocktails. I definitely recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible as always ! One my fav spots in Cincy

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite downtown restaurant so far. The carpaccio was delicious..Rachel was great!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was a bit too loud and gluten free pasta portions very small. Service was great though!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious per usual! We love coming here.

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  24. Reviews

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing and cocktails are perfection! Limone hands down all time favorite! Wine was perfect pairing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pepp & Delores hit the mark, per usual. I was celebrating my birthday with a few friends and our server, Darla, really made the evening all the more special. Darla was friendly, attentive, and engaging. I can’t wait to book my next reservation!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The signature lemon pasta dish does not disappoint!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing. Love Arron the server. I got the gricia

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  28. LenW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience. The ricotta was so creamy. The homemade pasta was some of the best I’ve ever had. Definitely worth the trip.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Cincinnati! Delicious food at a reasonable price. Definitely a favorite!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each member of the staff who interacted with us were friendly and attentive. We will return!

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  31. AnnT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Decent food, way too loud in the main area to have conversation with my husband. Music volume was more on par with a club than a restaurant. Wasn’t blown away by the food. Service was attentive and polite.

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  32. RachaelS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love Pepp & Dolores, consistently delicious, an elevated atmosphere, and the music is always great! I always start with Ricotta and sour dough bread and get the Sunday Sauce, and I don’t want to try anything else, it is so good!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Food and staff were great! We’ll be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything’s good. I’ll visit this Italian restaurant agian!

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  35. AkeshaF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time to Pep & Dolores and I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience.

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  36. SheilaR

    Cincinnati

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I really wanted to love my visit today because every single time before has been amazing…. However tonight’s visit was mediocre at best. We enjoyed our whipped ricotta and bread but dinner was just ok. My pasta was tepid ( which was corrected) and the rest of dinner was “ good” but just not as we’d had before

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  37. MichelleD

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread appetizer was burnt -- like pretty badly, not just grilled. The main dishes were good, came out quickly per our request. I think the restaurant should offer a dessert menu though.

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  38. TaylorC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday here and it was phenomenal! To start, Rachel was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and overall awesome at her job. The Gem salad blew us away as did the Vodka pasta. The Limon pasta, meatballs and ricotta sourdough starter were also big hits! Thanks Rachel for making our experience top notch!

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  39. Amyxo

    Cincinnati

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always consistent and fabulous!!! One of our favorites in Cincinnati. Additionally, our waiter, Mark, is funny, great at his job and charming delightful, which makes dining at Pepp and Dolores ever more special!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, it was a fantastic experience. The ambience, service, and food were outstanding. 

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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 3561 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 120 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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