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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Cincinnati / Dayton

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Cincinnati / Dayton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Alfio's buon cibo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3190)
$50 and over
Italian
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
Welcome to Alfio's Buon Cibo, an award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square.

Chef Alfio Gulisano leads our chef-driven kitchen and he's dedicated to providing you with the highest quality ingredients, expertly prepared to perfection.
Our menu boasts hand-cut steaks, fresh pasta, and Argentinian flavors that are the perfect touch to Alfio's cooking style.
Pair your meal with one of our 350+ bottles of wine, expertly curated by our three in-house sommeliers.
And don't forget to save room for our house-made desserts and "Chef's Blend" Coffee.

Top off your experience with one of our expertly crafted cocktails, such as the classic Negroni or our Mixologist signature Maple Manhattan. Our upscale atmosphere is perfect for romantic nights out or celebratory dinners with friends and family.

For a high-end steakhouse alternative, Alfio's Buon Cibo is the obvious choice. Come dine with us and experience the best Italian cuisine in Cincinnati.
Top review
AnneF
Dined 2 days ago
Corinne was charming and professional
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4.9
4.9 (5718)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Boca is Chef David Falk's ode to Europe. It is a one of a kind dining experience marrying world-class, chef driven cuisine with gracious service. Boca's design couples contemporary European and American stylings with touches of rusticity in an airy urban space. The elegant and inviting surroundings welcome guests for an afternoon cocktail, a small bite before a great show at nearby theaters, a casual dinner with friends, or a luxurious night out.
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ROGERS
Dined 7 days ago
All was exceptional, but the noise west terrible.yelling and ver loud screaming should never be permitted. 9374701972 formore
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4.9
4.9 (7385)
$50 and over
Italian
Central Business District
About the restaurant
It is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance. Sotto is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter. Above all, Sotto is Italian.
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JonL
Dined 3 days ago
Great atmosphere, amazing staff, amazing menu (that the amazing staff happily walked us through).
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4.8
4.8 (6035)
$31 to $50
Italian
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Enjoy Chef Chris Prince’s award-winning Italian dishes while overlooking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River in our cozy but elegant Dining Room.
Since opening in 1989 our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for Most Romantic,Best Scenic View and Best Italian, make Primavista the perfect spot for all occasions.
Take in the breath-taking views of the city while enjoying fine Italian dishes from Spaghetti with Veal Meatballs,Veal Scallopines, Fresh Fish,Chicken Alfredo and Filet of Beef to name a few.
Now serving Dinner Weds.-Sun.Reservations suggested and often required.Valet parking.
Please see our website for menu and directions.pvista.com
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RuthTvip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
We tried the scallops that we had seen on the Lenten menu. They were absolutely excellent and reasonable in it's proportions. I added one "splash" of lime to my Americana, nonalcoholic drink. It was delicious, but I think I will request two splashes the next time. We ordered the gelato with the lavendar enhancement, and it was exotic and fabulous. Anthony checked recently, and we were at 90 visits. I asked him about reward points. Brian and Holly were watching us and a much larger table as well, and did an excellent job!
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4.7
4.7 (720)
$30 and under
Chinese
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
Thank you for considering the China Gourmet. We are a Zagat and Mobil Rated restaurant which offers custom made dishes as well as fresh seafood. Open since 1977 and still family owned.
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JackR
Dined on May 31, 2024
I originally went to China Gourmet in the early 1980s and have visited hundreds of times over the years. During this time I’ve never looked at a menu and have always been treated with wonderful food! To my surprise Matt has continued with the tradition Bing Moy started many years ago. The food was a delight and the service was outstanding. I strongly suggest you visit and just ask “what’s good tonight?”. You won’t be disappointed.
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4.7
4.7 (1007)
$50 and over
Steak
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Steakhouse and Sushi Restaurant with breathtaking views of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati Skyline! Guests, please enjoy our glass elevator located on the west side of the building.


Please note, large parties (7+) must contact the restaurant directly for bookings. Parties of 7+ must also provide a CC. MRBL reserves the right to charge $50/person for large parties that cancel within 48 hours or no show.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food and ambiance was great! Jess was our server and she was awesome attending to all the details to make the evening extra special for our anniversary!
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4.6
4.6 (677)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
No visit to Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati is complete without the fine dining experience at Council Oak Steak & Seafood. Dry-aged beef aged in our Himalayan salt aging room, cut in house by our very own butcher—need we say more? Mouth-watering seafood dishes served along side our chef's personal sides recipes, all in a sophisticated atmosphere. Live Music Thursday-Saturday in our lounge area from 6pm to close. All this, and more, await you inside the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati.
MUST BE 21 TO ENTER
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed the evening and had great service. It was a nice place for 4 friends to share an evening out.
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4.5
4.5 (191)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Middletown
About the restaurant
Five simple words comprise Primo Italian mission statement.
Promise to our guest the best experience with our
Responsible team, we promise to
Improvise and make sure we create
Memories on every single
Occasion. PRIMO.
Top review
DaveB
Dined 5 days ago
We have been to Primo several times and by far thos was the best meal and experience we have had. Everything was spot on from appetizer to desert!
A photo of Eighteen at the Radisson restaurant
4.4
4.4 (549)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Covington
About the restaurant
The one and only revolving restaurant in the Cincinnati area. An award winning, upscale casual restaurant for visitors and locals alike, Eighteen at the Radisson is steakhouse offering house cut steaks, delectable meals, outstanding service and breathtaking views, all in an upscale, modern atmosphere atop the eighteenth floor of the Radisson Hotel.
Start out the evening by browsing our full list of fine wines and cocktails before delving into our irresistible menu of mouth-watering entrees that will leave you both full and satisfied. What better way to end the evening than by indulging in one of our irresistible desserts.
Unlike any other river view restaurant in the Cincinnati area, Eighteen at the Radisson offers customers an incredible view of the Cincinnati skyline and the Ohio River that just can’t be beat. Our slow revolving restaurant delights diners with an elegant 360degree view with slow and gentle revolutions that won’t disturb or interfere with the enjoyment of your meal.
Top review
NevlleS
Dined 2 days ago
Love this place, great views, great staff and highly recommend, the filet with the Bernese sauce and the Cesar salad are excellent, finish with the Chocolate cake....yummy.
A photo of Wild Ginger Asian Bistro restaurant
4.3
4.3 (139)
$30 and under
Sushi
Norwood
About the restaurant
Welcome to Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, the most hip Thai and Sushi restaurant in Hyde Park. At Wild Ginger, you will discover a unique combination of our authentic Thai food and wide ranges of different styles of sushi. Come join us and let your dining experience exceed your expectations! Locally owned and operated with a dedication to fine food and excellent service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
The food was good! The yum yum sauce was not! The 20% gratuity for two people is questionable! I tip for great service and understand mandatory gratuities for larger parties… but not to people! 3 meat combination hibachi is 41 dollars. Nice establishment a bit pricey for what they serving and how they are serving!
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