Greatest Italian eating places in seven Northeast Ohio counties primarily based on Yelp restaurant rankings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Whether or not you may have a longing for a creamy rissotto, hen in a savory wine sauce or only a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, you’re positive to have the ability to fulfill your urge at one among Northeast Ohio’s Italian eateries.



Dante restaurant is at 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland.


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Dante restaurant is at 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland.

It’s tough to know today, however indulging in a big bowl of pasta was as soon as thought-about “slumming” on this nation, related to the inflow of Italian immigrants to America’s cities within the late nineteenth Century.

Italian meals has been present process a type of renaissance because the Eighties when diners started discovering meals past the pink sauce dishes of southern Italy, notably the wonders of Northern Italian delicacies. In 2020, Italian meals was a $54 billion greenback trade and is predicted to proceed to develop.



Aldo's, 8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn. Opened more than two decades ago by Aldo Zappa and family, the cozy Brooklyn spot is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in town.


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Aldo’s, 8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn. Opened greater than 20 years in the past by Aldo Zappa and household, the comfortable Brooklyn spot is without doubt one of the most genuine Italian eating places on the town.

Whether or not you need the ambiance of a tiny cafe or a mainstream chain, you’ll discover it in Larger Cleveland, and also you received’t need to trek all the way in which to the East Facet’s Little Italy to take action.



Bistro on 130 offers a full menu of traditional Italian dishes, as well as a selection steaks and seafoods. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Bistro on 130 presents a full menu of conventional Italian dishes, in addition to a variety steaks and seafoods. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

We requested our mates at Yelp Cleveland the place their reviewers discovered the Greatest Italian meals in Northeast Ohio.

Methodology: This can be a checklist of high Italian eating places within the Larger Cleveland space for 2020 in accordance with Yelp Cleveland. Yelp Cleveland recognized companies within the Italian class, then ranked these spots utilizing various components, together with the whole quantity and scores of evaluations in 2020. This checklist checked out companies within the following counties: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit. We labored immediately with Yelp Cleveland on this checklist to replicate correct information.



Affordable options and sophisticated fare meet on an Italian-inspired menu at this restaurant in Valley View. Traditional dishes, modern interpretations and house-made pastas merge here.


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Inexpensive choices and complex fare meet on an Italian-inspired menu at this restaurant in Valley View. Conventional dishes, fashionable interpretations and house-made pastas merge right here.

Listed below are the outcomes, damaged down for you by county.



From the La Pasta menu: Linguine all Putanesca - Kalamata olives, anchovies, capers, and garlic tossed over linguine pasta topped with Pomodoro sauce. Molto Bene Italian Eatery, in Lakewood, is as charming as it is delicious! David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com ORG XMIT: CLE1809051224256266 The Plain Dealer


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From the La Pasta menu: Linguine all Putanesca – Kalamata olives, anchovies, capers, and garlic tossed over linguine pasta topped with Pomodoro sauce. Molto Bene Italian Eatery, in Lakewood, is as charming as it’s scrumptious! David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com ORG XMIT: CLE1809051224256266 The Plain Supplier

Cuyahoga County

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No. 1

The Palazzo Restaurant

10031 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-417-7005



Mama Catena's Vino e' Cucina has been a Euclid landmark for over 30 years. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Mama Catena’s Vino e’ Cucina has been a Euclid landmark for over 30 years. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

Yelp ranking: 5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “When in Cleveland, GO! Meals is excellent, and repair is nice. We have been waited on by Giuseppe, and his humorousness and a focus to clients is firstclass. Additionally, we have been greeted by the chef, Raphael, on the finish of the night. If I lived in Cleveland, I’d be an everyday right here. Thanks for an excellent night, Giuseppe, aka ”that Giuseppe man” – Victor L.

No. 2

Il Venetian

100 St Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland, 216-241-4800

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Shout out to this employees. They love this place and I do, too. Ginny the bartender is sensational. She really helpful the octopus and the veal parm. And the chef backed up her claims. The meals was good and the service was even higher…Get pleasure from!” – George E.

No. 3



Il Venetian, 100 St. Clair Ave., in the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The best-Italian-restaurant-in-town debate has a new entry, smack dab in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Fantastic food, good service and elegant ambiance. - Marc Bona, cleveland.com


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Il Venetian, 100 St. Clair Ave., within the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Heart. The most effective-Italian-restaurant-in-town debate has a brand new entry, smack dab within the coronary heart of downtown Cleveland. Unbelievable meals, good service and stylish ambiance. – Marc Bona, cleveland.com

Tomori’s Pizza & Subs

15621 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-712-6996

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This has received to be among the finest unbiased carry-out kitchens going! Glorious pizza, rigorously crafted with reputable elements. You received’t discover a few of their distinctive varieties or toppings anyplace else (i.e. egg pizza or the streak-topped Tuscany). Sub sandwiches, salads, and two specialty entrées (a hen dish and pork saltimbocca) spherical out the menu, as do a number of choices of conventional Italian desserts. The exceptionally tasty wings are a reduce (means) above these featured by the standard neighborhood pizza joint — and are likewise indicative of the standard elements and expert execution that goes into all their choices.” – Scott H.



From the Antipasta menu: Frutti di Mare with calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp in a light spicy house marinara. Every neighborhood needs an Italian restaurant like Palazzo's in Cleveland. The menu is not large but covers the bases well. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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From the Antipasta menu: Frutti di Mare with calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp in a lightweight spicy home marinara. Each neighborhood wants an Italian restaurant like Palazzo’s in Cleveland. The menu isn’t giant however covers the bases nicely. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

No. 4



Pasta fans will want to try the Homemade Gnochi with Bolognese Sauce. In addition to entrees and pizza, the menu at Trattoria Vaccaro allows diners to match homemade pasta made from vintage pasta machines with sauce and toppings. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Pasta followers will wish to strive the Do-it-yourself Gnochi with Bolognese Sauce. Along with entrees and pizza, the menu at Trattoria Vaccaro permits diners to match selfmade pasta comprised of classic pasta machines with sauce and toppings. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

Mama Catena Vino e’ Cucina

711 Babbitt Rd., Euclid, 216-261-1168



Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen in Mentor


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Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen in Mentor

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars



Giovanni's Ristorante, 25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood


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Giovanni’s Ristorante, 25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood

Pattern evaluation: “The most effective Italian meals I ever ate was once I stayed with an Italian household in Sicily. That’s what this place is like. Genuine Italian meals, beneficiant parts, and fantastic employees. We even had Mama herself come to our desk for a chat. We aren’t from Euclid (we have been visiting from out of city), but when we have been, this is able to be our go-to place. Simply excellent in each means. And check out the Spumoni bomb for dessert.” – Jeff R.



Bruno's Ristorante, 2644 West 41st St. (one-way north between I-90 and Clark Avenue), Cleveland, 216-961-7087, brunosristorante.net.


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Bruno’s Ristorante, 2644 West forty first St. (one-way north between I-90 and Clark Avenue), Cleveland, 216-961-7087, brunosristorante.internet.

No. 5

Mia Bella Restaurant

12200 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-795-2355

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “My boyfriend and I had by no means been to Little Italy collectively, however Mia Bella made an ideal first impression. We began with the spicy mussels then ordered the lobster ravioli and clam linguine, and completed with the cannoli. Pasta was completely al dente and taste was high notch throughout. The home Pinot Grigio went completely with every little thing. Service was glorious additionally…” – Savanah P.



Best Italian restaurants in seven Northeast Ohio counties based on Yelp restaurant rankings - David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Greatest Italian eating places in seven Northeast Ohio counties primarily based on Yelp restaurant rankings – David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

No. 6

Molto Bene Italian Eatery

18401 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-273-7333

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Greatest Italian on the town. I really like Italian meals. Like it. And now we have heaps glorious Italian eating places right here in Cleveland. This place, unbelievable. The pink sauce I believe I’d drink it if it was bought in a can to go. Garlicky succulent goodness…Can’t wait to come back again many times and once more. In the event you love hand-crafted Italian meals, do this place. However be certain to make a reservation upfront. Cheers!” – Patrick Okay.

No. 7

LockKeepers

8001 Rockside Rd., Valley View, 216-524-9404

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Every thing I’ve ever had right here has been completely scrumptious. The calamari is seasoned so nicely and paired with quite a lot of well-cooked and seasoned greens that you just don’t even want sauce! The crab cake is meaty. The stuffed peppers are seasoned nicely and the sauce is hearty. The caesar salad is dressed completely! The service is wonderful!” – Joyce Okay.

No. 8

Bistro On 130

7778 W one hundred and thirtieth St., Middleburg Heights, 440-747-7511

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “I’ve been to Italy a number of instances. That is the genuine factor! The meals is all wonderful!!! The servers are one of the best! Clear, snug and parking is a breeze. The marriage soup is everybody’s favourite. Do your self a favor and take a bowl house additionally. The cannolis are scrumptious. Their hen piccata is a favourite of mine and has numerous lemon taste, however not the standard synthetic lemon taste. The marsala is wonderful, too, and I dislike mushrooms usually! Skip the tasteless chains and do your style buds a favor. Get actual meals, from a household enterprise.” – Suzi G.

No. 9

Luca Italian Delicacies

2100 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, 216-862-2761

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Simply had an unbelievable date evening right here. Every thing was so wonderful, and despite the fact that it was costly, it was undoubtedly price it for a particular evening. There’s loads of seating inside and on the terrace, with nice views of the town and the water. They’ve an enormous beverage choice – our picks, the home cabernet and the Tuscan sangria have been each nice. The cab was extraordinarily clean, and the Tuscan sangria was refreshing and never too candy…The entrees have been unbelievable – we each received pasta, one being the cavatelli and the opposite the Bolognese. They have been very wealthy, decadent, and filling, and I’d undoubtedly order both/each of these dishes once more. Sadly, we didn’t have any room for dessert, however that’s one thing to strive subsequent time…” – Maeve P.

No. 10

Aldo’s Restaurant

8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, 216-749-7060

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This place is such a hidden gem. It’s small and comfy. The service, meals, and wine choice are nice. My most favourite objects are their linguini particular and capellini alla primavera con gamberi. I really like all their dessert objects however the chocolate mousse is one of the best. (Their dessert menu adjustments so that you may wanna test what is on the market for the day). My husband and I prefer to check out totally different Italian eating places however we all the time come again to this place as a result of it feels so welcoming and good.” – Thu N.

No. 11

Vincenza’s Pizza & Pasta

603 Prospect Ave E., Cleveland, 216-241-8382

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Lunch yesterday earlier than the Draft. Two pies to share with some mates for an excellent lunch. Could hit it up once more at this time. Very clear institution and nice pizza.” – Kile S.

No. 12

Stella Mia Ristorante

28751 Heart Ridge Rd., Westlake, 440-250-2143

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Being allergic to tomatoes, I’ve been apprehensive a few go to to this institution however tonight, after previewing the menu, I recommended having dinner right here. My husband wholeheartedly agreed and we couldn’t be extra happy! The restaurant, itself, was very snug with good music taking part in. Our service was fantastic. With an abundance of tomato-based dishes for him and a wide selection of no-tomato for me, we selected veal parm and veal piccata, respectively. Each have been completely scrumptious! Dessert of chocolate cake and berry mascarpone accomplished the meal. We will’t wait to return!” – Sharon G.

No. 13

Crust – Tremont

2258 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-583-0257

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The service right here was good, no points. Their pizza is nice. We selected the combination mushroom and truffle. Very clear institution. Will likely be visiting once more.” – Jay J.

No. 14

Crostatas Rustic Pizza

558 Bishop Rd., Highland Heights, 440-449-7800

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This place was a hidden gem! The within was lovely, and the service was nice. The pizza, salad and breadsticks have been glorious as nicely. Pizza was woodfired and made recent. As vegetarians, there have been loads of choices out there. We referred to as forward and reserved, because the place was packed on a summer season Friday night…Would undoubtedly suggest and return.” – Supi S.

No. 15

Bar Italia – Lakewood

15625 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-303-9699

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Now right here’s an excellent restaurant. I’d prefer to let you know I’ve tried all their dishes, however I haven’t. Why you ask?! As a result of I’ve now had the Snapper Picatta with the Mint and Watermelon Salad 3 times in a row…I’m already smitten with Mia Bella’s Veal Picatta after which I attempted the Snapper and I swear I thought of it for every week and couldn’t wait to return and have it once more. Oh man! After which their Key Lime Pie! I’ve been everywhere in the world sampling and looking for one of the best Key Lime on the earth. Take it from me, that is the bomb!…” – Mark S.

No. 16

Scotti’s Italian Eatery

882 E. 185th St., Cleveland, 216-481-8995

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The meals right here is all the time cooked to perfection and they’re well mannered every time. It appears that evidently each time I strive one thing new it’s even higher than the final merchandise I’ve tried. Completely a gem of Cleveland! Greatest Italian meals within the space for positive!” – Brooke D.

No. 17

Cibo Do-it-yourself Pasta & Grille

8564 E Washington St., Chagrin Falls, 440-543-0363

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Glorious pasta and the arugula salad is scrumptious. Pizza and eggplant parm are additionally favorites. Cibo’s is constant each in-person eating and take-out. At all times an excellent meal.” – Austin T.

No. 18

Jo Jo Carloni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria

627 W Bagley Rd., Berea, 440-235-8880

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “LOVE THIS PLACE! Everyone seems to be so good, the service glorious and the meals was wonderful! In addition they have an excellent wine choice, too! Lol! Glad Hour All Day on Tuesdays! We’re undoubtedly coming again to this slice of Italy! Magnificent!” – Vickie G.

No. 19

Nora

2181 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, 216-231-5977

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “I’m so glad that I used to be capable of come to this restaurant…the meals was beautiful all comprised of scratch from the bread to the risotto. The chef did point out that he does change the menu each three months so remember that what I could recommend is probably not out there by the point you get down there. However I’ll say that the meals will certainly have you ever wanting extra. The chef appears to be actually exploratory in getting actual Italian meals made.” – Christianna W.

No. 20

Dante

2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-274-1200

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Dante is one of the best chef in Cleveland! Would rival any chef in Manhattan, Chicago or DC as nicely. We had the chance to dine there final 12 months and loved it a lot we deliberate a visit from Charleston S.C. to Ohio simply to expertise his menu once more. Already speaking about subsequent 12 months. The five-course tasting menu is our selection paired with a beautiful wine choice. The service is nice…no rush for the subsequent seating. Really an gratifying expertise that lasted 2.5 hours. Can’t wait to return!” – Jim F.

No. 21

Bruno’s Ristorante

2644 W forty first St., Cleveland, 216-961-7087

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Palms down one of the best lasagna in Cleveland or the world truthfully. I get it each time! We all the time go away right here with so many leftovers – the parts are insane. In addition they give tremendous beneficiant wine pours. I extremely suggest this place.” – Danielle P.

No. 22

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-920-0600

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “One in all my favourite locations for brunch. The ambiance is so cute. And the place else can you discover mini beignets? Tremendous cute and quaint, an ideal cease for brunch in the event you’re spending a while in Gordon Sq..” – Kelsey H.

No. 23

Valerio’s Restaurant

12405 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-421-8049

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Had a wonderful meal there tonight. As genuine an Italian restaurant as one can find anyplace. Service is superb and the menu is intensive. I guess they added no less than 5-7 specials tonight. Priced accordingly however not overestimated. I like to recommend this institution to anybody who appreciates good Italian delicacies.” – Ralph D.

No. 24

Pepper’s Italian Restaurant

12401 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-6191

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Nice household restaurant! Significantly hand-crafted Italian dishes for everybody within the household. Wonderful meals and costs have been completely honest. Extremely suggest!” – Julia D.

No. 25

Giovanni’s Ristorante

25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, 216-831-8625

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “…I used to be greeted very welcomingly and seated in a cushty nook, as requested. The meals was one of the best Italian I’ve had exterior of Rome. Shontai, my server, amongst different employees, made this expertise fairly memorable. I’ll undoubtedly be again!” – Benjamin H.

Geauga County

No. 1

Guido’s Pizza Haven & Restaurant

12809 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, 440-729-9666

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “At all times wonderful. I really like moving into right here to choose up dinner to take house. It’s family-run, they usually deal with you identical to their very own household. At all times greet you with a smile, and a pleasant dialog. The meals is all the time constantly wonderful. A real gem within the neighborhood.” – Kelley V.

Editors notice: Money or test solely, they don’t settle for credit score or debit playing cards.

No. 2

Sapore Restaurant

8623 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, 440-729-1110

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Been right here 10 instances within the final couple of years. OUTSTANDING! Highest high quality meals in NE Ohio with cheap costs. The one server does a wonderful job and it’s protected throughout Covid. Loretta NEVER disappoints!!!! A hidden gem that some locals don’t learn about.” – Walter O.

No. 3

Mangia Mangia

11081 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, 440-564-2227

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “My spouse and I frequently journey about 45 minutes for the meals as a result of it has all the time been nicely portioned, scrumptious, and fairly priced. My higher half mentioned the gluten-free pizza is one of the best within the space. We’ve got by no means waited to be seated even on weekends. Service has all the time been good to glorious. The decor is worn and dated which value a star for my evaluation however I don’t go there to eat the furnishings. A worthwhile selection in the event you’re hungry, need a good worth for the value, and never in search of Chagrin Falls fancy-shmancy.” – CT C.

No. 4

Vinny’s Genuine Italian Eatery

15439 W Excessive St., Middlefield, 440-632-0111

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Have had Rooster Parmigiana twice now. Was capable of get two meals out of every order. Ordered on-line and picked up on the drive-up window.” – Kathy J.

No. 5

Joey’s Italian Grill – Chardon

209 Heart St., Chardon, 440-279-0031

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We beloved our expertise at Joeys. Diane our server was pleasant and enjoyable and absolutely attended to all of our wants. The meals was superior. We loved the gnocchi as really helpful by Diane together with our pizza and ravioli. We eat numerous pizza and this was among the many greatest!” – Laura R.

Lake County

No. 1

Mario Fazio’s Italian Restaurant

34400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-585-3883

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We had such a beautiful night celebrating a good friend’s birthday! The meals was fabulous because it all the time is. Unbelievable service from our waitress Audrey. We might be again!” – Lori A.

No. 2

Tuscan Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

30610 Lakeshore Blvd., Willowick, 440-569-1455

Yelp ranking: 5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We love Tuscan and are so pleased to have the ability to return after this 12 months. Every thing is superb or wonderful. Nice employees and even a pleasing check-in from an proprietor this night.” – Sean S.

No. 3

Casa Di Vino

28932 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, 440-494-7878

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Nice meals! Unbelievable patio! Smiling and sort servers! A great place to host a celebration or occasion! They’re even placing in an outside pizza oven. Can’t wait to strive it!” – Natalie J.

No. 4

Pranzo!

4066 Erie St., Willoughby, 440-946-7827

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “5 stars isn’t sufficient. Stumbled into this restaurant as a result of we stopped close to Cleveland on an extended drive. Nice meals. Do-it-yourself pasta. Wow. I watched it being made. Extremely good employees. Glorious wine. Can’t reward it sufficient. Liked it and can make an excuse to cease close to Cleveland once more.” – Celeste J.

No. 5

Pastina Rustic Italian

9354 Mentor Ave., Unit 1, Mentor, 440-255-3117

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We go right here a couple of times a month and now we have by no means been upset. This native chef owned restaurant is nearly as good because it will get. Thanks, Joey Ray and your whole employees.” – Rob S.

No. 6

Dino’s III

1200 E 305th St., Willowick, 440-944-4600

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We love dinos. We order the perform household pack meals and they’re all the time scrumptious and all the time sufficient to feed a crowd. An important carry-out choice within the space!” – Hayley V.

No. 7

TJ’s On The Avenue

7485 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-953-5959

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The meals was epic to say the least. The parts are nice for the cash. The employees is tremendous pleasant. The garlic rolls are unbelievable! Every thing was nice…” – A.B.

No. 8

Gaetano’s Restaurant

2747 Som Heart Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-943-6666

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The meals is genuine and selfmade. Basic Italian favorites carried out with care and good parts. They’ve THE BEST marriage ceremony soup made recent and Italian home dressing is like no different.” – Rachel W.

No. 9

Silvestro’s Depot Cafe

470 Railroad St., Painesville, 440-354-4475

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “I really like this place. It’s not a flowery place, however the meals is all the time superb. We’ve eaten right here for years. It truly is a real household enterprise, with the proprietor appearing as host. We had lunch there at this time and it was fantastic as all the time. The Italian bread is so good, that I might eat 3 or 4 items however the spaghetti parts are so beneficiant that I like to recommend shedding the bread despite the superior texture and style! … One of many BEST Actual Italian Eating places in the entire Cleveland space. Definitely worth the drive!” – Jeanne Okay.

No. 10

Romans IV

1409 Hubbard Rd., Madison, 440-428-7272

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Not too long ago catered a 25-person dinner with traditional wings and hen parmigiana. The meal was well timed, meals was scorching and everybody mentioned it was scrumptious. Would undoubtedly name Romans once more…” – Elizabeth Okay.

Lorain County

No. 1

Nino’s Italian Restaurant

32652 Heart Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, 440-353-9580

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Simply completed a pasta dinner together with bread and a stupendous salad at Nino’s. Parts are HUGE, meals is genuine and made with high quality elements. Definitely worth the journey and worth. The waitress was pleasant and useful. We might be again.” – Marian P.

No. 2

Jim’s Pizza Field – Vermilion

4503 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, 440-595-1025

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Simply wonderful meals, I’m an Italian meals snob and this place blows my thoughts. Jim’s Pizza Field is unassuming however unbelievable. We had a gyro calzone and a spinach and tomato aloe calzone. I even have ordered and devoured the antipasto salad and pizza right here on my final go to. Particular due to Alyssa. She is a unbelievable waitress. Hats off to Jim’s Pizza Field. Sustain the great work!” – Mike C.

No. 3

Salvatore’s Ristorante Italiano

4560 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, 440-967-0777

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “After we drove up it didn’t appear to be a lot. We walked right into a kinda darkish bar space. However the meals and unbelievable service was terrific. The bread was baked in-house and the marsala was to die for. I’d undoubtedly be again!!” – Rachel Okay.

No. 4

Olde City Pizza Home

195 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, 440-984-2468

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Greatest pizza and salads in Amherst. Our household and mates from out of city all the time rave about it once we order. Personally love the Greek Salad, woogies, BLT fold over, and Hawaiian (sure, pineapple belongs on pizza) Specialty Pizza.” – Dannon C.

No. 5

Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavo

35901 Detroit Rd., Avon, 440-937-4992

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The hen tenders and fries with that sauce (which tasted like Elevating Canes however higher) are wonderful! I don’t know the way an Italian place might have one of the best hen tenders and fries I’ve ever had, however I’ve tasted numerous hen tenders and fries in my life, particularly on the following areas, however can’t say the others even come near Antonio’s. Fairly exceptional…” – JJ J.

Medina County

No. 1

Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria

6738 Heart Rd., Valley Metropolis, 330-483-2000

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Nice meals in a cushty and pleasant setting! From the appetizers to the pasta and pizza, you can not go fallacious. Every thing I’ve tried has been superior! The Stuffed Peppadews pepper appetizer is a should!” – Sheri G.

No. 2

Digsby’s Pizza Pasta & Pub Grub

4934 Park Ave., W Seville, 330-769-1111

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This place is wonderful and the employees may be very pleasant. My fave to date is Erika’s favourite (Fettucine, Shrimp, and Contemporary Spinach in a Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce) and I extremely suggest it. Have additionally had Italian sub and Rooster Philly sub which have been each as superior. Extremely really helpful!!!” – Rochelle M.

Editors notice: The eating room is at the moment closed, open for carry-out and supply solely.

No. 3

Dominic’s Italian Restaurant

221 S. Jefferson St., Medina, 330-723-3667

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Again once more!!! Delish!!! Our waitress was superb despite the fact that she was comparatively new!!! Beer was $3 a tall glass at this time which is Tuesday!!! Good day to go to the restaurant!!! No matter you order at Dominic’s is scrumptious!!!” – Joanne Okay.

Portage County

No. 1

Cafe Toscano

215 W Garfield Rd., Ste. 170, Aurora, 330-995-2333

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “That is one of the best Italian-inspired meals inside 30 miles with a diverse menu of excellent delights positive to fulfill anybody who appreciates made-to-order treats. We’ve got eaten just about every little thing on the menu and by no means have been upset. Get pleasure from if good well being!” – James W.

Summit County

No. 1

Coco Bella Grille

32 West Aurora Rd., Northfield Township, 330-748-4077

Yelp ranking: 4.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This little hole-in-the-wall didn’t disappoint! I ordered the shrimp capellini…it was completely ready with artichokes, mushrooms and simply the correct quantity of sauce. The Raspberry Beret cocktail… named for the lone waitresses’/hostesses’ most favourite entertainer (Prince) was a scrumptious shock! I additionally had the selfmade meatballs as an appetizer… yum! The buttery, crusty, selfmade bread comes out first… don’t eat an excessive amount of of it… although you’ll undoubtedly be tempted, as you received’t have room for the entree.” – Angela T.

No. 2

Trattoria Vaccaro

1000 Ghent Rd., Akron, 330-666-6158

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “The meals and the service are wonderful! Vaccaro is my favourite restaurant. Lived in Orlando for ten years and Vaccaro surpasses all of them. We name forward of time and get The Chef Tasting Menu. Simply Wonderful!!!” – Amy W.

No. 3

3 Palms Pizzeria – Hudson

60 Village Approach, Hudson, 330-342-4545

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Wonderful meal arms down. Began off with a meatball appetizer, the dimensions of a softball and sufficient for 2. Then ordered 1/2 arugula salad (greater than sufficient for one) 1/2 chopped Italian salad and the margherita DOP. We love skinny crispy pizza so for us, this was completely the bomb. It’s felt as if we have been in Italy! Extremely suggest!!” – Karen R.

No. 4

Luigi’s Restaurant

105 N. Fundamental St., Akron, 330-253-2999

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “If you need to wait, be affected person. Luigi’s is definitely worth the wait…Luigi’s is a busy place and has by no means allow us to down. Nice pizzas, fantastic pasta (Ravioli Florentine tonight), amazingly large salads, and nice sandwiches. Complimentary recent Italian bread is served previous to dinner. Convey CASH, some don’t understand this till they’re seated however an ATM is on the premises.” Aaron M.

Editors Be aware: Money or test solely

No. 5

Russo’s

4895 State Rd., Peninsula, 330-923-2665

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Completely wonderful meals, actually impressed. A number of actually wonderful choices, can wait to return and take a look at some extra!” – Kody Okay.

No. 6

The Tavern of Stow

4976 Darrow Rd., Stow, 330-342-0024

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Dropped in for dinner and ordered the hen parmesan dinner. I substituted broccoli for my pasta… The service was impeccable, the workers have been participating and useful. The proprietor stopped by to test on our meals. You’ll be able to inform their pleasure of possession and the way they worth their clients.” – Chuck H.

No. 7

Sammie’s Bar and Grill

498 South Ave., Tallmadge, 234-331-5252

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Sammie’s is my favourite native place to eat. I get Sammie’s burger each time and it by no means disappoints. Everybody I do know who goes right here frequently will get the identical factor each time and all of us get totally different objects! Love Sammie’s!” – Kellie C.

No. 8

Twisted Tomato Pizzeria

1909 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-2222

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Every thing is nice right here, however the calzones are phenomenal. The pizza is nice, the Jo Jo’s are elite, fried hen is scrumptious as nicely. Greatest calzone ever. Go there for that alone” – Shaun A.

No. 9

Casa D’angelo Restaurant

893 E Aurora Rd., Macedonia, 330-467-9699

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We ordered the hen fettuccine alfredo. We requested for the hen nicely carried out and it was perfection! The style is out of this world. We journey (throughout the U.S.) quite a bit and have tried numerous Italian Meals and that is by far one of the best I’ve ever had!” – Wendy L.

No. 10

Domenic’s Rose Villa Restaurant

368 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron, 330-644-5522

Yelp ranking: 4 stars

Pattern evaluation: “This place is good!! They’d good bread to snack on when you have been ready. They’d virtually every little thing on the menu. From seafood to pasta to pink meat. The salad dressing was scrumptious and the meals was wonderful as nicely. It’s a cute little restaurant, the waiters and hostesses have been so candy. Undoubtedly suggest.” – Rachel R.

No. 11

Spennatos

10446 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-468-8688

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “At all times an excellent place to cease for genuine Italian! Nice meatballs and recent bread!!” – Kevin O.

No. 12

Papa Joe’s Iacomini’s

1561 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron, 330-923-7999

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Papa Joe’s is one among our favourite eating places, and this was our first go to because the pandemic. The meals was unbelievable as all the time, and our server was attentive with out being intrusive. We had two company with us from the Cleveland space they usually have been very impressed with the meals. As we have been leaving we have been planning to satisfy once more for dinner, and our company instantly recommended we come to Papa Joe’s once more.” Bob L.

No. 13

Parasson’s Italian Eating places – Akron

959 E Waterloo Rd Akron, 330-724-9375

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “Ordered a tray of spaghetti and meatballs, it was scrumptious. They’re following all of the virus protocols within the carryout space. Making an attempt the lasagna subsequent.” – John N.

Editors Be aware: Carry-out solely right now as a consequence of labor scarcity

No. 14

Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders

3657 Fishcreek Rd., Stow, 330-678-3000

Yelp ranking: 3.5 stars

Pattern evaluation: “We’ve been going to Bellacino’s since they opened on the earlier location and have all the time loved it there. The Greatest drawback is the massive choice on the menu. I prefer to strive new objects every time I’m going however appear to have favorites that may’t be handed up. Love the Bellacino Tremendous pizza, the Italian Grinders and salads…” – Aaron M.

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