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Carlo & Johnny

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9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cincinnati, OH
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of four people having dinner and I am the only non meat eater in the crowd. Our server, Pierre, was discussing raw bar options with the table and there was a side conversation about what I do or do not eat. Pierre picked up on it right away and asked if I had any special dietary... More 

Thank trooper912
Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited Carlo & Johnny to celebrate our son's return for his senior year in college, and we had a fabulous experience. Our server was the perfect blend of professional and friendly - very attentive to our desires from drinks to appetizers to entrees. Our steaks were all prepared to tender, flavorful perfection. I especially enjoyed the steak Collinsworth... More 

Thank Sue B
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good meal. Moderately overpriced by about $10 an entree compared to other steak houses visited. The rooms were neat and the restaurant had character. Too far for an Uber from downtown.

Thank larkyhow
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steaks, sides, ambience, and service. Service is attentive and unrushed. Don't forget dessert!

Thank John W
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit Cincinnati. It's a terrific venue for business dinners. The staff is extremely attentive and professional. The steaks are awesome. Fully recommend.

Thank Doug I
Florence, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Overall our dining experience was superb! The service was great! Great steak! Excellent service... until we experienced a problem. I demonstrated to our server that the asparagus was so tough it a steak knife couldn't penetrate the stalk. I kept "sawing at it" to make my point. He asked me if it was tough. I replied that I didn't know... More 

Thank Patty D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent service. Jeff, our server, was on point with his recommendations and the balance between being accessible and invisible. The Anthony Munoz is one delicious steak!

Thank Stephanie C
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Steaks are the main item on the menu at Carlo & Johnny. They have some fish dishes of good quality, too. The steaks are big (maybe, too big fir normal eaters especially the ladies). They are well prepared, however, missing perhaps the typical flavor of the steaks you get at Jeff Ruby's. The wine list is very broad. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We've never been disappointed at a Ruby restaurant and this is my favorite venue of all. We almost always order too much. The steaks are always perfect and the Freddy Salad is a favorite. We ordered the au grated potatoes this past trip and they were as good as my mother's recipe.

Thank Kinger112756
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228 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Not a "family priced venue", but the special occasion required something special. Six of our group ordered Fillets, I has Sea Bass ( wonderful ), the sides we ordered were very good. Hard to limit the desserts down to just one. The Sugar Pie was OUTSTANDING!

Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9769 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-7215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-936-8600
Following the Jeff Ruby tradition of fine dining in unique settings is Carlo & Johnny. This beautiful mansion has a storied history as a casino and Mafia hangout, adorned with antiques and unique appointments. As for the menu, it's in keeping with the Jeff Ruby tradition; delicious, innovative, and out-of-this-world. And with 15 steaks, it's Ruby's most comprehensive menu ever. The old Hollywood glamour and delicious cuisine promise a meal and experience to remember.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?