Conserva

225 Elm St, Ludlow KY 41016
$$ Spanish

Conserva is a wine & tapas bar featuring Spanish tapas, preserved seafood, wine, sangria, sherry, vermouth, cocktails, beer & bourbon.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 225 Elm St, Ludlow KY 41016
  • Cross Street: Located 5 minutes from downtown Cincinnati
  • Cuisine: Spanish |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Challis Hodge | Owner
  • Phone: 8592610680
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Winning Wine List, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Cabin Fever 2024
Feb. 24, 2024 Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Basque Brunch
March 3, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basque Brunch
April 7, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basque Brunch
May 5, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basque Brunch
June 2, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basque Brunch
July 7, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Basque Brunch
Aug. 4, 2024 Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 366 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2024
Travis T.
For sure will go back. Great place.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2024
Maggie W.
As always one of our favorite places. The food is always good, the wine is always good & service is excellent. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2024
Rhonda C.
My husband, our son, his girlfriend and I just absolutely loved every thing about your tapa restaurant. Tasting all of the tapas and the sangria brought back happy memories of my time in Spain so many years ago. My husband had the sherry and the rest of us drank Sangria. The Spanish tortilla is a must - we ate one there and then took 2 home with us! We will definitely be back. Thank you for the wonderful experience we had. PS - Also your deli next door is fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2024
Kate S.
Wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 09, 2024
Arthur P.
A previously undiscovered GEM. Fun and truly interesting. Not your typical Tapas place in the US - loved the concept and thought the execution was terrific. Worth the drive to give it a try.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2024
Greg S.
What a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 24, 2023
Drew W.
The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere was to die for. Our server was still learning the ropes but she did great

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2023
Penny G.
Always fabulous!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2023
Maggie L.
Had an incredible night with friends!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 30, 2023
Kim H.
This was an absolutely delightful evening. We we’re visiting from Illinois and looking for a fun experience for our niece and boyfriend. We have experience with Chicago tapas restaurants so we we’re thrilled to find Conserva. The staff was quite attentive and excited that we were ordering sherry which is the traditional drink to have with tapas. They educated all of us and we ordered a few dishes at a time which came out in a timely manner. This made for a very leisurely experience. Every bite was carefully prepared and absolutely delicious. What an exciting, authentic addition to the Cincinnati culinary scene. We will be back! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2023
Lauren T.
Wonderful addition to the Greater Cincinnati food scene. A neighborhood gem!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 23, 2023
Karen K.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening with such great food and perfect service. Highly recommend this charming place!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2023
John & Irene M.
I cannot convey enough praise for the dining experience at conserva. My wife and I are regulars and always thoroughly joy the evening of conversation in great food there.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2023
Angela K.
It felt like we had stepped into a Spanish cafe. What a great experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 25, 2023
David S.
Food and service excellent. Some of the portions were a little small for the value.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2023
Lana R.
Great little place to experience a taste of Spain. It was hard not to order every dish! The wine and peach sangria were great compliments to the food.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Sheryl M.
Lovely evening with great food and wine, conversation and setting. Thanks much! Expect to return soon because more menu items to enjoy.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2023
Sarah N.
Everything was so good! Loved the vibe and environment. Service was so friendly and it was fun to try something new (preserved seafood). My husband and I both agreed we are interested in trying the different preserved seafoods in the future! The rest of our ordered items were so delicious, especially the potato pie! The only thing we talked about after is how something beefy, like sliders, would’ve been a great addition to the dinner. We really like the location and can’t wait to come back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2023
Doug M.
First time dining, and will be back with friends. Suggestions by the staff were spot on, owner/chef visited after dinner, excellent drink/wine list!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2023
Patrick C.
Wonderful experience.... Fantastic addition to Ludlow! Great owners!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2023
John K.
We loved the food. The service was prompt and friendly, and the ambience was just right.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2023
Jeanenne D.
Live music by a very talented guitarist, great service and food, beautiful reataurant, spotless bathroom and, something you can’t control, beautiful guests at our table made for a perfect 70th birthday celebration with my brother and his wife.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2023
Maggie W.
Great place

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2023
Julie L.
Delicious food in a charming setting. Tapas style portions to share with friends. Drinks a little pricey, but the food more than makes up for that! Definitely will eat there again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2023
Melody B.
We had a lovely, relaxing time. The food was delicious, service congenial and the live guitar was lovely. Will go again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2023
Sue M.
I loved everything about the experience!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2023
Pamela R.
This was my second time at Conserva and it’s fast becoming a favorite. Every morsel of food was delicious and the service is gracious and attentive. I especially appreciate the recommendations. I have recommended Conserva to friends and will definitely be back.

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Apr 13, 2023
DeDe D.
Eating at Conserva is truly like eating at a small, hidden gem in Spain! Every dish we tried was spot on, flavorful, and interesting. The all-Spanish wine list is fantastic, the atmosphere in the restaurant is hip but welcoming, and we felt like the owners sincerely wanted us to have a great experience. The location in Ludlow is quaint, parking is easy, it's close to downtown Cincinnati, but feels miles away. We will be back, and we hope word gets around quickly how great this spot is!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2023
Lynn S.
Our first time great environment good variety of tapas with great service. Very cozy!! We will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2023
Debbie S.
I cancelled this reservation through you! Does this mean you did not do it?
Business Response:
Hi Debbie, not sure what happened here. It may be the case that we didn't process your cancellation before the system sent out a request for feedback. Either way, all is good. We hope to see you soon!

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Mar 17, 2023
Joe S.
The food was fantastic. The service was great as well, they explained the menu which was very helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 17, 2023
Joni B.
A lovely dining experience. Small plates always make for an expensive evening, but one full of conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. Excellent wine selection and delicious nibbles that are well curated by the hosts!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2023
Trina R.
It was absolutely delicious! Wonderful event. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2023
John and Irene M.
Rarely my wife and I tarry 3 hours over diner. But that was our experience this Valentine's Day. This is a gem of a restaurant, cozy with impeccable service and one heck of a tapas menu. Not to mention the wines, sherries and other beverages. There was a live guitarist playing Spanish themed music. Can't think of a better place for a special event like this. Kudos to Challis and Lauren for bringing their concept to Ludlow and Northern KY!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2023
Betsy N.
Awesome spot!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2023
Barbara T.
fabulous service wonderful food would recommend to anyone. Best in our area for sure.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 16, 2024
SHANE M.
RESERVATIONS FOR VALENTINES DINNER WITH LIVE MUSIC, SINGING AND FLAMENCO! IT WAS EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED. WONDERFUL SERVICE AND THE SPECIAL MENU DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

Overall: 9/10
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Jul 09, 2023
Dean M.
What a gem. Great tapas selection and fabulous seafood “tins”. Thoughtful list of Spanish (and a couple from Portugal) wines. Look forward to returning soon.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Jan 23, 2024
Steve T.
The food was very good and our server was excellent when we asked questions. It's fun ordering several different items and sharing at the table, but it can also get pricey. They also have a good wine list.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 30, 2023
Pete E.
Sorry, I seldom give 10's. But, we had a great time with our friends. We love that this place is "in our backyard" of Ludlow, KY. Food is always so interesting and the wines are yummy. Our early reservation made the atmosphere almost private. But, it's been quite busy other times we've gone.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 16, 2023
Pat C.
Really liked food but the accordion playing forced the diners to talk louder so we had difficulty talking. If this is the ambiance that you want, you’ve achieved it. Will come back but will check what the entertainment is first.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 2/10
Jun 06, 2023
pat c.
we were so hungry when we left after paying our $215 bill for 4 we went to Skyline before the FC Soccer game.