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Scotti's Italian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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919 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1112
+1 513-721-9484
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Title says it all. Not very good. Not at all. I've been to fine Italian restaurants all over. Some of my favorites are in New York; restaurants with 3rd generation owners that greet you and take care of you. We thought Scotti's would be like this: 100+ years old with much tradition. So we decided to celebrate my birthday here.... More 

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Thank Mark W
Kensington, Maryland
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entering and telling the gentleman, and I use that term loosely, that we had a 6:15 reservation for a party of 7 we were told that they had no such reservation, and upon further review we were told they had us down for the following Saturday night. We told them we came from Washington DC to visit our son,... More 

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Thank retiredjohn110111
Cincinnati, Ohio
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here with a coworker for lunch and the place was just alright. It was very cramped inside and smelled light a retirement home. It was dark too. We both got the fettuccine alfredo and it tasted like it was made with canned sauce. She paid extra and got garlic bread and it looked burnt because she tore out the... More 

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Thank Linda H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I This was so disappointing. The best thing on the table was the wine. The food was not homemade or even authentic. I typically don't write reviews on Italian Restaurants because we lived there for so long but this place is a bad interpretation of what Italian food is. Nothing was fresh, there were no clean flavors, and staff was... More 

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Thank Carrie Y
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner here while in town for business. Great pasta dinner and huge portions. Friendly service and nice atmospher!

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Thank zooplantgirl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Scotti's is a family run restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine. You never leave feeling empty. The minestrone soup is excellent, as is the osso buco!

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Thank Cory B
Atlanta, Georgia
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447 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Over one hundred years of history. Not a large restaurant and bathroom in the basement. Surprise not busy on Wednesday dinner. Walk to wall tiles that is unique and odd design. Empty Chianti wine bottles hanging from ceiling. Server is friendly and menu has extensive explanation of all the Italian pasta and sauces. Dinner comes with free soup and salad.... More 

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Thank CVictorT
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Scotti's looks exactly the way you picture a classic Italian family restaurant. Dark, candle lit, homey. I love the atmosphere. It's been a long time since I ate there, however, because the huge menu is pricey and the quality wasn't excellent. A very romantic place to dine but don't go expecting the best meal of your life.

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Thank Bob D
Cincinnati
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is our "go to" Italian restaurant for authentic homemade Italian food in Cincinnati. Whenever we have guests from out of town we always choose this place for the atmosphere, food and service. The original family has been operating this establishment since 1912, and they still use the original recipes. The soup and salad are included with every meal, and... More 

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Thank AZKCincinnati
Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Scotti's has been around for 100 years, and there's a reason. If you're looking for Italian food the way your mother or grandmother made it, then this is the place. The dishes are nothing new or innovative, but they are perfectly prepared and delicious. This is a go to spot for me for lunch when I'm in town. It's also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1112
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-9484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?