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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
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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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255 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 11 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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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 17 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
Danville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were looking for good Italian before the Symphony. They reviews for Campanello's drew us in. They did not disappoint!! The server was not especially friendly but warmed up a little. The food was completely authentic quality. Eggplant Parm was fantastic and my husband loved the veal. We will definitely go back!

Thank browneyesfore
Peoria, IL
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this little Italian place thanks to Trip Advisor, near me now. It is not a place to go if you are in a hurry, but if you have time, it is well worth the wait! Incredibly good homemade soup, bread & the meatballs were awesome! Lasagna was fantastic as well! Would definitely go back again. Family owned &... More 

Thank lbgreene
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My husband and I attempted to eat at Campanello's. We walked in and sat at the bar, which was cluttered with dirty glasses and dishes. We looked at a menu and quite literally NO ONE spoke to us. The woman working behind the bar I know had to see us and she was having pleasant conversation with patrons sitting at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?