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Guarino's Restaurant

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12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
+1 216-231-3100
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 12:00
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the place has a long history, my lasagna was unevenly cooked and tasted fairly basic. Service was ok. There weren't many other places open in Little Italy on the Saturday afternoon I was there. I'm not saying I wouldn't go back, but if I'm in the area again, I'd probably check out some of the nearby restaurants first.

Thank Ethan H
Level Contributor
97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day trip to Cleveland we decided to have lunch in Little Italy. We randomly picked this restaurant because there were lots of cars in the parking lot, which usually indicates it's a good place to eat. There were 2 sizeable groups seated. One was definitely a birthday party. So the room was rather noisy. We were seated up... More 

Thank MaritaGodfrey
Cleveland, Ohio
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant has been around a long time and still is always very good and consistent. Prices are very reasonable and the servings are plentiful. I would recommend the lasagna but the veal and other pasta entrees are winners as well. Great place to go before events at University Circle like the orchestra, etrc.

1 Thank Richard L
Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went for lunch on a Sunday. There were only a couple of tables when we arrived, but the restaurant filled up by the time we left. Our food was delicious - the gluten free pasta was great. The house salad was a bit over priced for being a side salad. The dining room reminded me of my Italian grandmother's... More 

Thank joyousmoments
Chardon, Ohio
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had lunch here when our friends from Long Island came for a visit. We ordered a variety of entrees and everything was wonderful. I'd recommend the Italian Wedding soup. It's delicioso! Love the decor. Old time Italian, like grandmas! Full bar and wines.

1 Thank marymartini2015
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My hubby and I had the most amazing and romantic dinner here. The patio was romantic, it was a Friday so a very creative guy was playing us music and our meals were sooooo good! My favorite part was actually their homemade Italian dressing. I bought some to take home! Our waiter (a nice young Italian boy) was so knowledgeable... More 

2 Thank DMW-IPA
Murrells Inlet, SC
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267 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Loved the place as soon as I walked in. Reminded me of my grandmother's living room. Old world Italian; very warm and welcoming. The seating outside in the back is also very nice. The hostess and waiter (Anthony) were very friendly and efficient. I ordered the eggplant rollitini with cavatelli and my date ordered the lasagna. Both were delicious. We... More 

1 Thank TrishaMarie
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Interesting lunch selection and appetizers. We asked to dine outdoor and we're take to a very nice, shaded and secluded garden setting. Food and service were both very good, too. Price was reasonable.

1 Thank rich20years
Billings, Montana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A cute old fashion restaurant. The staff was efficient and for most part all very friendly. We drew short straw with a server who lacked personality but quite efficient. Food all around was great and served quickly. Parking on the hill is tough but they offer parking by a great gent who kept a small lot organized. It was fitting... More 

1 Thank Donn V
Avon Lake, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Always a fabulous night. The food and staff are wonderful. Caring and go above and beyond. We love listening to the music in the summer on the back patio with our wine. Our visits have never been a bad experience. The bartender is a hoot, the owner is absolutely the best! I recommend it highly. Making reservations is the best... More 

1 Thank kristygriswold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-231-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?