Argentinian Inspired Cuisine

Our Tradition

The Butcher and Barrel prides itself on maintaining tradition while preparing each and every dish. Executive Chef, Alfio Gulisano, has used his culinary experience & recipes from his home in Argentina to develop a menu that Cincinnati has never experienced before. The Latin American & Italian inspired cuisine is made with fresh, local & imported ingredients that are sure to make each bite better than the last!
So come, experience what it’s like to travel to another part of the world in your own city.







5 PM – 10PM



3:30PM – 2:30AM


5 PM – 11 PM



3:30PM – 10 PM


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Absolutely incredible. They have small but mighty plates of food (tapas style). Probably the best prime rib slider I’ve ever had. We are definitely returning.

Nate & Lacy Engels

The food was great! It was a unique mix made by their chef, who also owns two other amazing restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

The venue is super unique, with solid wood tables, live edge tops, unique barrel tables, awesome decorations and lighting.

Drew Tabor

Great spot! Great menu and dishes. Mac n cheese had the crunchy, buttery panko in every bite! Had the wrapped filet with gnocchi. Both great. Wine pairing on point.

Ria Matlib

Executive Chef

Alfio Gulisano

Alfio Gulisano is a world-renowned chef that specializes in Argentine & Italian Fusion. Growing up in Argentina, Alfio studied traditional recipes that use a South-American style of smoking pork & braising of the infamous Empanada. While being influenced by traditional methods, it hasn’t stopped his insatiable appetite for experimenting with new, exciting ingredients from all over the world and incorporating them into his unique style of cooking.

Having the chance to try one of  Alfio’s finely prepared dishes is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. So stop by the Butcher & Barrel, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Sous Chef

Matthew Handleton

Matthew Handleton is a Cincinnati Native. Growing up in Cincy, Matthew fell in love with the German Inspired food that this region had to offer. In doing so, he has devoted nearly a decade practicing Culinary Arts and studied closely under Executive Chef, Alfio Gulisano, as The Butcher & Barrels sous chef. Though he doesn’t have the same experience as Chef Alfio, he makes up for it with hard work, ambition, and an astounding passion for the Culinary Arts.

“Come & see what it’s like to taste a dish with my heart & soul poured into it, each and every time!”