MikeP
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    December 1, 2014
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    December 1, 2014
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Owners Scott Lambert, Alfio Gulisano, and Ken Arlinghaus welcome you to Alfio's buon cibo. Located in Hyde Park Square, Chef Alfio naturally joins his native flavors of Italy and Argentina for a taste of modern Italian cuisine with a little Argentine flair. Alfio's “buon cibo” (Italian for “good food”), features a broad selection of wines from North America, Italy and Argentina.<br /><br><br> Enjoy homemade pastas and desserts, fresh seafood, beef, lamb, seasonal menus, and unique daily specials in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Sign up for Alfio's mailing list to find out about the next wine dinner. <a href="http://www.alfios-cincy.com">Sign Up Now!</a><br /><br><br><a href="http://www.alfios-cincy.com">Reserve your table at Alfio's Here</a>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Amazing Flavors but ...
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Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We expected great food, and we're not disappointed. The ravioli, grilled romaine, empanadas, and skirt steak had deep flavors that made you want more and more. Rarely do I see a desert menu where there are so many attractive options. It's rare to find tartufo on a dessert menu and theirs was king size with decadent flavors to match.
Unfortunately, the service was poor. Once all our guests arrived and the waiter took our order, we saw him only three more times, mostly because we had to either stop him or grab another waiter to find him. While I can understand being short staffed (although it was never mentioned), he was unapologetic even after taking dessert orders from only two guests and rushing off before asking the third guest if they wanted anything. When we could track him down, he was very uninterested and rushed.
The noise level was very high once the restaurant was full, and we found ourselves leaning into the center of the table to hear each other speak. So if you love great food, and are willing to sacrifice high service and audible conversation, this place was wonderful. Perhaps the service was an off night, and we might try it again. However, there are so many great options in town that value our patronage, it might be awhile before we go back and see if it was an off night."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2007
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