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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 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
Italian with a Twist

Truthfully, we have only had lunch here, so that might not be a fair test, but I was sort of surprised at some of the items on the menu. My husband and I shared the Bruschetta which was very good--nice fresh tomatoes, mozarella. I have a bowl of theTomato Basil soup which was good, but sort of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
strawberryroan
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Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Truthfully, we have only had lunch here, so that might not be a fair test, but I was sort of surprised at some of the items on the menu. My husband and I shared the Bruschetta which was very good--nice fresh tomatoes, mozarella. I have a bowl of theTomato Basil soup which was good, but sort of sweet which surprised... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food. Homemade pasta and desserts. Especially enjoy the coconut cream pie and chocolate paradise cake. Biagio cooks on 4 gas burners facing the restaurant patrons in full view.The dining experience is very relaxing and enjoyable. Throughly enjoy dining and enjoying a meal here. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Southern Italian food prepared by an authentic and delightful southern Italian this is the place to go. Located in the business district of the University of Cincinnati, Biagio will prepare a wonderful meal for you. If you go on the weekend you will be treated to filet with an Italian flair. This is a... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Enjoyed the Italian atmosphere and the food was good. A little heavy with the cream in some of the dishes. Also, many items had sugar or a sweetness that I found a little overdone but all in all we enjoyed our meals.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

First time here for lunch, did not know this place been around for many years. Looks like lunch menu is dinner menu. Salad, sandwich and pasta dishes. Lunch comes with either soup or salad. Soup is delicious. Italian sandwich is good and serving is quite large. If you order pasta, the chef will cook and you can see it. Good... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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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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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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Additional Information about Biagio's Bistro

Address: 308 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
Phone Number: 513-861-4777
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Clifton
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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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