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Cincinnati's 5 best spots for fancy Italian food

Cincinnati's 5 best spots for fancy Italian food
Primavista. | Photo: Crystal D./Yelp 
By Hoodline - Published on May 10, 2019.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

1. Sotto

PHOTO: STEPHANIE S./YELP

Topping the list is Sotto. Located at 118 E. Sixth St. in Central Business District, the Italian spot is the highest-rated high-end Italian restaurant in Cincinnati, boasting 4.5 stars out of 933 reviews on Yelp. 

2. Boca

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Next up is Central Business District's Boca, situated at 114 E. Sixth St. With 4.5 stars out of 392 reviews on Yelp, the Italian and French spot, which also offers gluten-free options, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. 

3. Nicola's Ristorante

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Mt. Auburn's Nicola's Ristorante, located at 1420 Sycamore St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy Italian spot four stars out of 285 reviews. 

4. Primavista

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Primavista, an Italian spot and bar, which is also a venue and event space, in East Price Hill, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 217 Yelp reviews. Head over to 810 Matson Place to see for yourself. 

5. The Presidents Room

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Finally, over in Central Business District, check out The Presidents Room, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the Italian, New American and German spot by heading over to 812 Race St.


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