Italian Restaurants in Cincinnati


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Rusty's Ristorante's chefs craft a truly extensive menu that presents classic Italian and American cuisine side-by-side. The menu is characterized less by fusion than partnership; chicken livers and bacon share a menu page with veal marsala, and appetizers feature eggplant parmigiana or calamari next to good, old-fashioned hot wings. But beyond all of the choices, seafood, pasta, and veal hold the spotlight here, with specialties such as veal picatta, charbroiled halibut, and a dish made up of half spaghetti and half ravioli for the full Italian experience. Hoagies, burgers, and ribs help round out the menu, and all dishes can be complemented with a glass of wine or beer in a down-to-earth casual atmosphere.

8028 Blue Ash Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Pass the bread basket! Primavista serves the best up-to-the-minute Italian fare. No need to miss out on Primavista just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Be sure to complete your meal at Primavista with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Bigger groups gravitate toward Primavista, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.

Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.

In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.

You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Primavista, so plan your budget accordingly. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

810 Matson Pl
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Every morning at Pizza Tower begins with chefs kneading pizza dough, chopping up meats and veggies, and shredding mozzarella for the day's pies. There's a lot of work to be done, as the pizzeria's menu features more than 30 fresh ingredients ranging from the common (pepperoni, sausage) to the eclectic (pickles, tortilla strips, sliced almonds).

After the chefs are done making pizzas from scratch, they start building trays of lasagna and meatball subs, both covered in a secret-recipe marinara sauce. For all of their hard work, they're rewarded with a steady stream of regulars who can't seem to get enough. It's a good thing, then, that Pizza Tower has three party rooms, including one for kids and one that fits up to 55 people or a single Asian elephant.

8945 Governors Way
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Truly Italian, Domenico Germano is the head chef and proprietor or Germano’s Ristorante Italiano. At Germano’s, under their chef’s guidance, they serve only the best and most authentic Italian cuisine. Open for lunch, dinner, and available for carry out service, this restaurant’s highly rated menu has something for everyone—especially connoisseurs of Italian food! Antipasti, insalata, and soups include dishes such as calamari, mozzarella caprese, citrus arugula salad, and salumi misti. For dinner, they offer a wide variety of pasta dishes, and other entrees that feature veal, seafood, chicken, or beef. Come to Germano’s for a true taste of Italy with the freshest and highest quality food in the area.

9415 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

If you're looking for a place to grab a pizza and a lively libation in the Cincinnati area, check out Dewey's Pizza. Featuring specialties with clever names like "Socrates' Revenge" and the "Dr. Dre," Dewey's serves up more than just pizza—it offers a unique dining experience in a fun, casual atmosphere. You can order up a pie of any size and wash it down with one of the many microbrews on tap, or even have some wine (available by the glass or bottle). If you want the taste of Dewey's in the comfort of your own home, you can order a pizza to carry out, too. The next time you're in Cincinnati, come out to Dewey's and see what's kept the business up and running for more than 15 years.

11338 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

For New York style pizza in the heart of Cincinnati, head on down to Ramundo's Pizzeria. You can order a quick slice for lunch or get whole pies to serve a party. Dine inside the cozy eatery, take your meal away or call ahead for delivery—Ramundo's does it all. Try a slice of one of the specialty pies, such as the Tomaino, featuring meatballs, slices of fresh garlic and onions heaped atop a crispy crust. One thing that Ramundo's offers that other pizzerias do not is the rewards program: it's free to sign up, and you can earn points toward free food for every dollar spent. The hand-crafted pizza will draw you in, and the exemplary customer service will keep you coming back.

3166 Linwood Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US