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Alfio's buon cibo

Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #33 of 1,728 restaurants in Cincinnati
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Erie & Michigan
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28 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food was much too buttery and creamy for our tastes. There are some appetizers and salads which aren't but that's not really enough of an option (e.g. if we are rating this restaurant based on its salads it just doesn't cut it.) In many cases this was very disappointing. For example one of the specials was a south american... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After seeing this place on the Best of Cincinnati list in several categories, I was expecting phenomenal food. My husband was really happy with his mussels, but I was a little disappointed with my mahi mahi with risotto, which had so much sauce it was like rice soup. The flavors were great, but it wasn't the perfection I expected based... More

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Key West, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a superior meal with family and there was a lot of moaning and sounds of delight from everyone at the table. Our server Steve was both knowledgable and personable. We tried several dishes! Great ambiance...perfect!!!! I wish I could give them a 6!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are many chefs but few have the talent and heart of Alfio. He is an artist who uses food to create delicious masterpieces. When attending his wine dinners (strongly recommend!!), he takes a flavor note from a wine and invents a dish that emphasizes the flavors perfectly. He has never made anything we don't LOVE! Plus, his passion for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place on Hyde Park Square. First time I've ever seen an Italian/Argentine dual menu. Portions were surprisingly large; lamb risotto was very well done, and they had a pretty nice wine selection as well. We'll be back now that we're close by!

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Owings Mills, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Visiting our son in Cincinnati. He heard great things about Alfios. They were right! He ordered the butternut squash soup which was so good, very thick. The grilled romaine had a great flavored dressing, just a little too much of it. I had the pistachio crusted salmon on top of butternut squash. Very tasty. Took some home. Tasted the chicken... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a wonderful find in the Hyde Park area of Cincinnati. It is a hidden gem for sure! It is well attended by locals who are obviously regulars judged by there familiarity with the servers and the handsome young owner. Steven was an attentive and knowledgeable server who had the patience of a saint--I had to try three separate wines... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our third or fourth trip to Alfio's and the first after their award-winning show at the Taste of Cincinnati. If anything, the food has gotten even better, and our service was excellent. My wife and I went with another couple, and we all enjoyed the evening thoroughly. I had mussels as an appetizer and, for my entree, the... More

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Blue Ash, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had just read of Alfio’s unprecedented feat, winning all three categories (Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert) at The Taste of Cincinnati, when by happenstance I was invited to join some friends for Alfio’s monthly Six Course Wine Dinner. As this restaurant was now on my radar, I eagerly accepted. When I previewed the menu, which included Nutella Mashed Potatoes in... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Five of us went for my husbands Birthday. I had been wanting to try this place for quite sometime. Had heard good things about it. And it was exceptional! We shared all our plates. The server told us what the specials were and this there was only one or two of the ravioli dishes left. So we got that for... More

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