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1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208
+1 513-386-9356
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Ranked #19 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: Being passionate about food and travelling, the idea to bring our favorite European street food to Cincinnati, started in the beginning of 2012. We loved the fresh, creamy gelato from Italy and the delicate French crepes. Bringing these together in our Mount Lookout store has been a dream come true. With love and passion in everything we do, we transformed a closed Italian tailor shop in the much beloved Mt. Lookout Square to our new store. Please drop by and see us, whether you are stopping by after dinner, joining us for brunch or lunch, or simply craving our freshly-made gelato, crepes, and baked goods.
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent food at a reasonable price . Servers very competent and friendly. Atmosphere a little sterile, but OK.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had gelato. They also have crepes, which I'd love to go back for. Mine was blood orange. It was very rich and delicious!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped in for dessert, and I was impressed with the numerous unique flavors of gelato offered! It was hard to narrow down my selection to two flavors, which they fit into a generous "small" size cup. I ended up with peanut curry and white chocolate lavender. The peanut curry had so much depth and was savory rather than spicy. The... More 

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Oh my. This is amazing. The flavors are so intense and delicious. Gelato is so good and the staff is friendly and pretty fast. They were very busy but still friendly. Highly recommend the plum, blood orange, green apple, coconut chocolate and more (friends all sampled each other's).

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Milford, OH
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146 reviews 146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friend and I ate here for the 1st time Tuesday about 5:30pm. We were the only customers so we had time to try several samples of gelato. All were very good, but I chose the chocolate and she chose the Crème brûlée. We also both ordered crepes. I had the Greco and she got the Turkey Muenster. Both were... More 

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charleston
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This Gelato was hands down the best I have ever tasted!! After asking to taste the entire display, I am to conclude that my favorite flavor was the Earl Grey. It tastes like a super Italian French Vanilla, if that makes any sense! The place is quaint and clean and the staff is beyond accommodating and friendly. Love this place,... More 

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BUONA TERR A, General Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It means a great deal to us that you said it's the best gelato you've ever tasted. We strive to make each hand-crafted batch using the authentic Italian Hot Process. Come back soon! -Buona Terra More 

Beijing, China
Top Contributor
577 reviews 577 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Since the closure of it's just crepes, I've now found a new spot to get my fill. Have only tried the savory ones so far but they exceeded my expectations. Not quite as full loaded with ingredients, but very high quality. Especially the delicious seasoned crepe batter that they use.

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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our crepes! We are especially grateful for your compliment on our savory crepe batter! We make both our sweet and savory batter in house. We did a Menu Refresh earlier this year, so there may be some new offerings since the last time you've been here. Thanks again for visiting. -Buona Terra More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Very cute place with very friendly service. Their gelato is the real deal! It tastes just like the gelato in Italy. It's so flavorful and smooth. This place is fantastic!

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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We have an amazing Architect to thank for our shop's design who is a part-owner. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Come back soon! -Buona Terra More 

Dexter, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While travelling for business and meeting with clients in Cincinnati, I arranged to meet a client/friend for crepes and coffee at Buona Terra. This was my first time to Buona Terra. The selection of gelato and crepes was extensive. It was difficult to select what to have. The food was amazing, the service very good. This is a place I... More 

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BUONA TERR A, Manager at Buona Terra, responded to this review

Thank you for seeking us out on your business trip! We can't wait to see you when you come back to Cincinnati! -Buona Terra More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

They offer gelato, crepes, and a few baked treats. Their gelato is smooth and full of flavor, just like the real deal in Italy. My favorite part is the endless samples for indecisive people like me!!! They have over 20 flavors and they all look awesome! I get a mixture of coffee, hazelnut, and coconut! This really is the best... More 

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Additional Information about Buona Terra

Address: 1028 Delta Ave, Mt. Lookout Square, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Phone Number: +1 513-386-9356
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream, Café

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