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“Claims to be Italian, but not great food”

Pitrelli's Italian Restaurante
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Ranked #7 of 159 Restaurants in Mason
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Great Italian Restaurant located in a northern suburb of Cincinnati called Mason. Family owned and operated, using family recipes, serving outstanding Italian food . After 3 expandtions in 5 years at their current location they are moving 500 yards up the road to a new location which is twice the size of their current location.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Not worth going again. Too much $$ for what the flavors. We've gone twice, and taken family members, but all agreed it wasn't worth it. Just not good food. Period. Nice atmosphere, nothing elegant...but fine. But not good food. Need a new chef that knows how to make real Italian food.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went to Pitrelli's with another couple. I had the salmon with roasted garlic sauce, my husband had the chicken salad (huge), and our friends had veal and scallops. Everything was tasty.

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Thank RebeccaN1
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

TIhe service at this restaurant could not have been better. Every person with whom our party of four dealt was friendly, informative, and efficient. However, the food was decidedly average. I agree with other reviewers who have mentioned the house salad being less than exciting. I had cheese ravioli with the reportedly well-known marinara sauce. Although it was fine, I have had a meal just as good at home with frozen raviolis and any kind of store-bought sauce. And it would have cost less! None of the people I was with raved about their meal--chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan, and one of the pizzas. The bread was good but not good enough to overcome the lack of excitement in the taste and presentation of the food.

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Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Pitrelli's is a very good family run Italian restaurant in the Cincinnati suburbs. The food is excellent, well served, in a nice atmosphere. The only reason I didn't go with 5 stars is that I would not call the menu "inventive" ... the dishes are classic Italian, straight down the middle. If that's what you're after, you can't go wrong with Pitrelli's!

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Thank Travelpro513
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Pitrelli's in Mason is a great family home style Italian restaurant. The prices are reasonable and although the wine list is a bit short the selections they do have are good. The older gentleman who is the violinist (sorry forgot his name) is a charm. Take the whole gang and enjoy.

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Thank Robert M
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