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Historic Little Italy in Cleveland

Mayfield Rd and Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106
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Small but lively.

There is basically only 2 blocks of Little Italy but it's packed with people and restaurants. Sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jgbtravels
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Louisville, KY
via mobile
Little Italy Cleveland

This is the best Little Italy! Every restaurant is great! Presti's, Mia Bella, & Washington Grill... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marymcgalliard
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San Diego, Ca
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Historic Little Italy is located on the east side of Cleveland. Check out the website for more info.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“italian food” (17 reviews)
“art galleries” (16 reviews)
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Mayfield Rd and Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is basically only 2 blocks of Little Italy but it's packed with people and restaurants. Sure, it's not like NYC or SF but the restaurants and shops such as Presti's Bakery make it a destination. We love the vibe ands feel of this ethnic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best Little Italy! Every restaurant is great! Presti's, Mia Bella, & Washington Grill. Mia Bella has Braciole and it is fantastic. Presti's is Great for any quick meal. Washington Grille is a must see and maybe a must stay. They have 7...More

Thank marymcgalliard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old style neighborhood with a bit of flavor in and out of the old brick buildings. Good for a short walk and a delightful old style Italian meal. We have been here twice and had no problem parking for lunch and dinner. Guarino's restaurant we...More

Thank GlenW47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like authentic Italian food this is the place to go. There are many restaurants to choose from as you walk along the street. It is a nice walk from University Circle.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The area has a lot of ethnic history and an unique ambiance. The church is still a magnet for the people there. The restaurants offer a fine menu with emphasis on Italian cuisine.

Thank jkilby13
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went here on a school field trip. We got original italian pizza and italian gelatos. Everything was great.

Thank JayWider
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I've only been here a few times, but each time the area was clean and felt very safe (security was actively patrolling the area). At night, there is a romantic feel to Little Italy and the entire place is covered in glowing bistro lights. There...More

Thank adroitpink
Reviewed 30 April 2017

An old neighborhood, whose commercial activity is living off it's romantic past. Themenu's I obseved were mostly 50's comfort food with one or two outliers. In my view not worth the parking hassle.

Thank pen1
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Definitely worth a trip for great Italian food and pastries. Many restaurants were only open for dinner. Many restaurants had outside dining. On street parking.

Thank Marbon35
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had the best Italian food at Mama Santa's then proceeded to walk one block to the pastry shop Presti's! It was delish! I highly recommend both places.

Thank Cheryl T
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szar101
Where the best places to eat?
12 June 2017|
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Response from jkilby13 | Reviewed this property |
There are about 9 restaurants in the Little Italy area.For good Italian sit-down dinner, we like Angelo's Nido restaurant. It is good for larger groups and or smaller and has a bar attached. If you like more American with a... More
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szar101
Where the best places to eat?
12 June 2017|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten at Mia Bella twice and believe they are the best. Guarino's has some old world charm(think Godfather movies) and a parking lot in crowded Little Italy but their food is a notch below Mia Bella's in my opinion.
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