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Campanello's Italian Restaurant

414 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2611
+1 513-721-9833
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“lasagna” (10 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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414 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2611
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We've come here for more than 15 years. If you want rock-solid old-school Italian cooking, this is the place. Lasagna, meatballs, clam sauce, ravioli -- all superb and priced like it's still the 1990s. Everyone gets a basket of fresh bread that invariably gets wiped...More

Thank cathy m
Reviewed June 1, 2018

I really enjoyed it here. The staff is super friendly. The bread was amazing. Food was very good. I agree that the place looks worn and dated, but that adds to the mystique. Great lunch specials too.

Thank MitchellW102
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is such an experience from the time you step in til you're paying on the way out. They make fresh bread everyday. Everything we ate was delicious. Very authentic very cool atmosphere!

Thank Trek690276
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Food is very good here, but the place does need updated. Service was slow as there was only one lade waiting on all the tables, but the food is outstanding. It is homemade and worth the wait.

Thank ChristineBrown92
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Okay, so this isn't some posh, corporate-owned mega restaurant....thank goodness. Yeah, it's old inside, and could probably use a face lift, but it's a Cincinnati landmark that's been in business forever, so they must be doing something right. We were there for dinner. We each...More

Thank Linerguy
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We almost walked out when we first entered. The place definetely needs spruced up and refreshed. So glad we stayed. Everything was homemade and very good. The service was great, The prices reasonable.

Thank th673789
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Started in 1907 as a grocery store and started serving meals in the 70’s. A lot of food for your money. Good food. Not fancy— nostalgic- needs some work but fun to visit. Chicken Parmesan on eggplant was great!!

Thank NoComplaining
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Interior is small and looks more like a bowling alley bar than a restaurant. With that being said, don't judge a book by it's cover.... You get a ton of food for the amount of money you spend and it's pretty dang good. We tried...More

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The pasta and the bread are made fresh daily. Great atmosphere and service. This was originally an Italian family grocery store that the grandparents of the current owners started when they came to America.

Thank barbara19632013
Reviewed August 12, 2017

My wife and I want there as part of the promotion for Cincinnati Restaurant Week. We each got a salad, two different entrees (albeit smaller plates), dessert, and a glass of wine. The service was spotty because this is a small place, with people who...More

Thank HDS1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2611
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-9833
  • E-mail
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