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Palomino

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Central Business District
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505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3113 (5th)
+1 513-381-1300
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15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Palmino. The location is great, right on Fountain Square. The staff is always excellent, (thanks Kristen!) and the food is always very good.

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Thank dlamb789
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to trying Palomino for the first time, and booked an important business dinner there. The restaurant itself had a very classy feel to it, and being on Fountain Square was a nice touch. Good food and surroundings can be totally ruined by one thing… Bad service. Our waitress seemed pleasant and capable enough when she... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First time there meet a friend service was great(Christine)good vibe would definitely go back. Never new place exist till friend asked me to meet her there. I believe $1.00 off draft happy hour.

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Thank Gene C
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your Palomino dining experience was. We strive to offer all of our guests great food, drink and service and I'm pleased that you enjoyed everything. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had a 6:15 reservation on a Saturday night. Probably our 4th or 5th time to eat here. Waiters were kind/pleasant, but very slow getting the food to our table Ordered the pumpkin seed pesto appetizer...it was very good, but it didn't arrive at the table until 6:45 Salads didn't arrive until 7:15 No bread - which I guess we've come... More 

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Thank Marcie V
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for providing feedback about your recent visit with us. We strive to provide excellent food and service to each of our guests and clearly we missed the mark on your dining experience - for which I am truly sorry. I would like to opportunity to apologize and speak with you further... More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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155 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were in town for an event and wanted to try a place close to our hotel. Reviews said the place was pretty good, but our experience fell a little flat. Restaurant looked good when we walked in. While the service was good, the food fell a bit flat. Roasted pork tenderloin was ok, as was the roasted chicken w/sun... More 

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Thank Scott K
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to let us know about your Palomino Experience. we strive to provide our guests with exceptional food and service and it sounds like we didn't succeed in wowing you with either. I would like the opportunity to speak with you further about your experience. if you would be kind enough to email me your... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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361 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The menu selections are fairly basic. The food is OK, but nothing special. The deviled eggs were just not good. Service was not anything great either. We had to wait for someone to show up at the front stand to seat us. The restaurant was pretty open in terms of seating options, They chose to seat us next to a... More 

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Thank LibbyH1
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

I wanted to take a moment to follow up on your Palomino Experience. We strive for excellence in both food and service, and clearly we missed the mark on both during your visit. I am so sorry for your disappointing meal. I have followed up with the Chef and Management team to ensure they are aware of the issues you... More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Chose to dine here for the location and view of Fountain Square before going to the Labor Day fireworks. The restaurant was not at all crowded - in fact only a few tables - at 6 pm - although very nice servers - the service lacked attention (water, serving of bread, long wait time for dink order to be served).

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Thank Judah-Cincy
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

I'm so sorry about the service issue that you experienced when you dined with us. It is Palomino's goal to provide excellent food and service and clearly we missed the mark during your dining experience. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your Palomino Experience. If you would forward your contact information I would... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've eaten here and the review is the same. VERY skimpy portions for the pricing. I don't want a gigantic plate of food but an average serving would be nice. I ordered the lunch special of half a panini with half chop chop salad. The panini was very crisp and delicious but it... More 

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Thank nla84
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback on your visit with us for lunch recently. I am sorry that you didn't feel like you got good value with the item you ordered. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your Palomino Experience. I can be reached at 513-381-1300/jarmstrong@r-u-i.com, or... More 

Campinas, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I've been to this restaurant in august 2016 and the food was very good and location is great. Service was also good.

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Thank Lilian1709
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time share your Palomino Experience with fellow Trip Advisor members. We appreciate you coming in and are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. More 

Greater Cincinnati
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I went to Palomino for her birthday, and our server Shane was excellent! I understand they usually have a rotating "specialty menu", but they were apparently "between menus" during our visit. My wife got the lamb shank and I got the grilled seafood pasta. The lamb shank was quite good, but not the best we've ever had.... More 

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Thank Patrick Y
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dinner with us and the service Shane provided for you. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your Palomino Experience and that Shane provided such excellent service. Please feel to contact me if you would like to further speak about your experience. I can be reached at 513-381-1300 or jarmstrong@r-u-i.com.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3113
    (5th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-381-1300
Description
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?