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Alfio's buon cibo

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$$ - $$$
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Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH (Erie & Michigan)
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We come for the short rib ravioli! It's their popular dish and for good reason. Freshly made pasta filled with short ribs in a creamy truffle sauce with mushrooms. It's like a Marsala sauce that got upgraded. Decent dinner portions. For $25 you can pick two different pasta dishes. The chicken gnocchi is in a cheesy sauce and comes with... More 

Thank lileemai
Lancaster, Ohio
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable evening at this small, popular Italian upscale venue in a lively, fun neighborhood. Staff exceptionally efficient, professional and friendly. Nice wine selections. Delicious food creations. Especially enjoyed other reviewer's recommendation of the empanadas as an appetizer choice! Delicious !!! Salad choices are also great! Prices very reasonable!

Thank Bobbi58
Cincinnati, Ohio
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206 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My wife and I have been wanting to try Alfio's buon cibo for quite some time now but just have not done so. Well, I decided for my birthday dinner we would give it a try and we were not disappointed. We chose a high top table in the front of the bar area looking out at the square. There... More 

Thank cincytripper
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A favorite when in Cincinnati on business. Great food, drink, and atmosphere and the staff are attentive and cordial. Always a tough decision but when in doubt go for the short rib ravioli's (they now have a ravioli duo so you can pick two).

Thank Jack G
Vineland, New Jersey
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217 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with family while visiting. We made reservations on a Saturday night, and were seated promptly. Tyler was our attentive waiter. The menu not overwhelmingly huge, and is proported to be Argentine and Italian. The food is not fusion, but some Italian and some Argentinian choices. Enough choices to satisfy all palates. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, (a... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

It is always difficult to decide what to order when going to Alfio's. The Ravioili's are amazing, the short rib is my favorite and they now offer an option to pick two. The empandas make a great starter and the specials are always good. The service is also outstanding and most of the staff has been there for quite a... More 

Thank Tiffanie P
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485 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It has been awhile since I have been here, but it was again a great experience. The setup is very nice with a comfortable bar area with some TVs for sports, if interested. We had reservations and my wife and i went with another couple. I love the menu- many good options to choose from and then they have specials.... More 

Thank TripPhotographer52
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This unique menu does NOT disappoint. I tried a bit of everything on our table and loved EVERYTHING I tasted! I have to admit that both the short rib ravioli and the 4 cheese ravioli with beef made me drop my fork! I could not believe how wonderful they were. All of the staff were wonderful, happy and I would... More 

Thank Lindsay J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

If you like Italian food, this is a great choice, as is the Argentine side of the menu. The place is small so if you don't have a reservation, you are going to wait a while. We had a reservation and were attended to in a very timely manner (less than 5 minutes). Erica, our server was wonderful. She explained... More 

Thank timp2124
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Went in solo... sat at the bar, had a great time! Talked to other nice couples at the bar. Best food I've had in a while.. top notch... had long conversations with the owner!!! Great guy and the staff a lot of fun!!! I can say a real down to earth people.. would recommend anyone to go weather you solo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
    (Erie & Michigan)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-321-0555

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