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About Us.

Welcome to Alfio's Buon Cibo, a family-owned and operated Argentine-Italian restaurant located in the heart of Cincinnati. Our restaurant is named after our head chef and owner, Alfio Gulisano, who has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry.

At Alfio's Buon Cibo, we are passionate about creating authentic Italian dishes using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Our menu features a variety of classic Italian and Argentine dishes, as well as some modern takes on traditional favorites that are sure to please any palate.

In addition to our delicious cuisine, we also have an extensive wine list curated by our Front of House Operations Manager and Wine Director, Michelle O'Brien. Michelle has years of experience in the fine dining industry and is dedicated to finding the perfect wine pairings to enhance your dining experience.

Our warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a night out with friends and family. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and attention to detail to ensure that every guest feels welcome and at home.

At Alfio's Buon Cibo, we are committed to social responsibility and giving back to our community. We believe in supporting local farmers and suppliers and minimizing our environmental impact through sustainable practices.

Overall, Alfio's Buon Cibo is more than just a restaurant - it's a place where you can experience the true essence of Italian cuisine, hospitality, and culture. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you wanting more.

Alfio Gulisano​  -Owner

Chef Alfio Gulisano was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his passion for cooking was sparked by the diverse and flavorful cuisine of his hometown. His Italian heritage also played a significant role, as his grandmother taught him traditional Italian recipes that would later influence his own style of cooking.

After training at a prestigious culinary school, Chef Alfio gained experience working in top restaurants in Argentina and throughout Europe. His talent and dedication eventually led him to the United States, where he continued to develop his skills and share his love for cooking with others.

Today, Chef Alfio is the proud owner of his own restaurant, where he combines his Argentinean and Italian roots with modern techniques and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. His culinary creations are both innovative and comforting, and his attention to detail and presentation is unmatched.

Chef Alfio's passion for food is contagious, and his welcoming personality and warm hospitality make guests feel right at home in his restaurant. He is a master of his craft, and his commitment to creating delicious and memorable meals is evident in every dish he serves.

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Jennifer Birt​ - Owner


Jennifer Birt is a widely respected restaurateur, whose illustrious career spans over two decades in the food industry. Born and raised in a family of culinary experts and community leaders, Jennifer's love for food and hospitality was nurtured from a young age.

She began her career in some of the most iconic restaurants in Cincinnati, where she refined her skills and developed her signature style.

In 2017, Jennifer's culinary expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence led her to become a co-owner of Alfio's Buon Cibo. As the liaison between the enchanting creations of Chef Alfio in the kitchen and the dedication to exceptional service of Michelle in the dining room, Jennifer has helped to elevate the restaurant to new heights.

Jennifer's passion for making every guest feel at home is evident in every aspect of her work. Her ability to create an inviting and warm atmosphere, coupled with her impeccable attention to detail, ensures that each guest receives an unforgettable dining experience.

Overall, Jennifer Birt is a true leader in the food industry, and her unwavering dedication to excellence and creating lasting memories for her guests make her an invaluable asset to the culinary world.

Michelle O'Brien- Owner

Michelle O'Brien is a highly accomplished restaurateur and the Front of House Operations Manager and Wine Director of Alfio's Buon Cibo. With years of experience in the fine dining industry, Michelle has honed her skills to provide guests with an exceptional dining experience that is both comfortable and elegant.

 Her talent lies in finding the right people and developing them into all-stars, which has helped to create a team that is both knowledgeable and welcoming.

Michelle's dedication to excellence is evident in every aspect of her work, from designing the restaurant's warm and inviting ambiance to curating an extensive wine list that perfectly complements Chef Alfio's delicious creations. Her passion for wine and food pairing is unparalleled, and she has earned a reputation as a true expert in the field.

Through her extensive experience in fine dining, Michelle has developed techniques and skills that she applies to create a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Alfio's Buon Cibo. Her commitment to providing every guest with an unforgettable dining experience is evident in the restaurant's impeccable service and attention to detail.

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