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Biagio's Bistro

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Clifton
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308 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
513-861-4777
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 13
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicioso in Clifton

We have eaten here many times, usually after seeing a movie at the Esquire Theater. The food is always delicious and the portions generous. The house Chianti is quite good. The servers are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. As musicians, we really appreciate the background music... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Union, Kentucky
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Duluth, Georgia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is quaint. In fact the pasta cook is situated right near the dining tables. This creates a great ambiance but it also emits a lot of garlic smell immediately in the area. The menu is simple, mostly pasta dishes. The wine menu is limited. It all makes decision making pretty easy. The food quality is certainly good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Delicious local Italian joint. Simple menu with perfect choices. The artichoke dip never disappoints. I've had numerous entrees and all have been beautifully prepared in front of us. The desserts are scrumptious as well. If you're visiting Cincy, make sure to check out this district and this restaurant.

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Union, Kentucky
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten here many times, usually after seeing a movie at the Esquire Theater. The food is always delicious and the portions generous. The house Chianti is quite good. The servers are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. As musicians, we really appreciate the background music (opera, Sinatra, etc.).

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Following the movie at the nearby Esquire Theater, my wife and I dropped in for a meal. It was getting late for full portions, so we split a "Pesto Pasta with Chicken" entrée, and ordered a second house salad as a side order. The homemade Fettuccini pasta was surrounded by the creamy sauce consisting of garlic, parmesan, basil and generous... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Biagio's is always reliable. The owner (Biagio himself) knows how to make pasta and sauces, and does a fine job, right before your eyes. I like something lighter -- a salad, with a nice-sized slab of tilapia on it. Whatever you get is good, solid Italian food. It's great before a movie at the Esquire.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While I have never eaten a meal here, we stop in regularly to get dessert after a movie or just because. They have all been quite good. It is in the Ludlow Gaslight District, which is very nice. They make the food right in the restaurant, and the garlic smell is somewhat intoxicating.

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Palm Springs, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Five of us ate there. Three of us were dissatisfied. I'd be forgiving if it were just one. I'd be forgiving if it were a mistake in the kitchen--like undercooked steak. (Then I'd consider sending the food back so they could have a chance to get it right.). But these were just three supremely flavorless and uninteresting dishes: seafood al... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We are from out of town and like to explore new places. This was a local spot in the gaslight district which is very quaint. It was a Tuesday at 9:00 pm but we were net with an extremely friendly warm server . The wine was smooth, and they have a wide selection. I ordered the Greek salad and fettuccine... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent service, very accommodating for our large party, good food at reasonable prices. A nice neighborhood spot and great for pre or post movie dining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been here before, and have found it to be a lovely Italian restaurant. Feels like a small business type of restaurant; it's very quaint and cozy inside. On this occasion, I took 8 of my out-of-town friends here for lunch. We were a large group, but the restaurant was very kind in accommodating our group. Everyone was satisfied... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 513-861-4777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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