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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
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Lebanon, Ohio
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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35 reviews
13 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 

2 Thank Emily_M1102
Indianapolis, Indiana
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

So wonderful to return and find that little has changed in 7 years. Great fresh Italian entrees, perfect bread, very affordable wine prices, and local flavor. Time place but so worth the short walk from a downtown hotel. The tables are small when the portions are so generous. Be sure and have the cannoli and the tiramisu! See evidence by... More 

1 Thank Cyndi1956
Bowling Green, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I were visiting Cincinnati for the weekend had always seen it from the interstate, and thought we would give it a try and really enjoyed it. It is nothing fancy but service was good, food was good and we would definitely go back. I would definitely recommend the meatball sub.

Thank Jeffrey G
Alexandria, Kentucky
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I have always heard good things about this small well established Italian restaurant and found it to live up to its reputation. We were here for lunch and loved the Lasagna! Rich flavor and huge portion. The salad was pretty good but not much in it but I loved the bread. The gentleman that served us was great and had... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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?