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Campanello's Italian Restaurant

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414 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2611
+1 513-721-9833
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fountain, Colorado
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a fancy white napkin red table cloth place - walk on by. If you want tuck the napkin under your chin authentic Italian food, open the door and find a table.

Thank SWWolfe
Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Food was very good! Sauce and meatballs were excellent. Atmosphere was old Italian American. Don't judge the book by the cover. Old classic!

Thank mike_brookshire
Independence, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Small and quaint...if you're missing Italy, come here to eat! The home-made Italian dressing is addicting, and the meatballs taste like my Grandpa's!!! Fresh garlic and a lot of food for the money. Definitely more affordable at lunch, and they have coupons on their website. Been eating here for over 20 years with my husband, and we will always be... More 

Thank venturefree2017
New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Old school great Italian food. Family owned and very nice staff and patrons. It is well worth a visit on any trip to Cincy.

Thank Bill705
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Eggplant Parm on Friday's is juicy & delicious. Lasagne has 10 layers of thin pasta with hearty meat sauce, huge portions. Pizza & Subs always a good choice. Fabulous homemade soups every day, YUM!!

Thank GJBCinti
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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295 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Was looking for a large type lunch that would keep me full all afternoon and this was the place. It's a smallish place and very local, but the pasta with meatballs was wonderful. It came with a small salad and it was just what I needed before the Cincinnati Golf Show I'm attending. Prices for lunch was terrific!

Thank Dick B
Lebanon, Ohio
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went here bc we enjoy the places that are a hole in the wall type. In that regard we were not disappointed. However the rest of the night didn't go as well. For starters we had a reservation and we show up and there was no hostess or anyone to talk to at the door. It is extremely small and... More 

Thank Bucks45
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I'm disappointed in this place. It's close to my work and the staff is really nice. Walking in, it feels like I'm in a friend's basement, which should be good, dark and cozy. Newspapers and clutter on the bar near the cash register, misaligned steps leading to the back room. It all feels too haphazard. The prices are reasonable but... More 

Thank TravelLeigh10
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Wow! Great place for authentic local Italian cuisine. There is absolutely nothing fancy about this place but they serve home made pasta that is fresh. Hearty servings and well worth the price! A local establishment that has been around for decades. Friendly and attentive wait staff. I plan to return on my next trip to the Queen City.

Thank TBMutiny
Overland Park, Kansas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a casual Mom & Pop style Italian restaurant. The menu has many traditional dishes, what you'd expect to see. I had the eggplant parmigiana and it was quite good. No surprises about the dish - breaded fried slices of eggplant with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella. All good. I enjoyed the bread served with the meal because... More 

Thank rikrax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Central Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2611
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-9833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?