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Cipollina Rustic Italian Kitchen

6 Clinton St, Akron, NY 14001-1218
+1 716-542-5440
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrata” (6 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Clinton St, Akron, NY 14001-1218
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We went to Cipollina a couple of weeks ago. Two couples. The food was truly excellent. However they were not serving their full menu as it was restaurant week and the choices were limited. That being said, even though we had to settle for items...More

Thank richBuffalo
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try tonight. We had a little challenge finding it at first, we saw the sign but couldn’t figure out what door to go in. It turns out the double doors lead to a hallway and the entrance to...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and great service!! There isn’t a full bar just beer and wine but that doesn’t keep us from coming back!

Thank theVanBurens1
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Had reservation for 7 pm for 6 people. Few tables occupied on this Friday evening. Sadly, as this was a very good dinner with fresh bread and ice cold carafe of water on the table. Each table had balsalmic, evoo, cheese and red pepper to...More

1  Thank mruggier0
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Fresh homemade food. Even the cheese! Good portions and the family is on site. From tomatoes with mozzarella to cannoli even the coffee was excellent. Small restaurant in a small town, but that's the charm. You may need to drive a bit, but your return...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and plentiful. We loved the quiet and intimate atmosphere- it was perfect for us to celebrate our anniversary. Staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back!

Thank dands238
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is on a small street in an area you would not expect a great restaurant to be. Every single dish is off the charts fresh and delicious. Service is always great and they treat you like family. The chef has a great history...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Darien Lake amusement park and Cipollina restaurant is approximately 25 minutes away. It's worth the drive. The food is exceptionally good as well as reasonably priced. Four of us went the first night and everyone enjoyed their meals; from pasta to...More

1  Thank GreatTime2010
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Cipollina is an amazing little restaurant tucked next to a sub shop, but so worth seeking out. We went last night for their five-course wine pairing dinner. It was utterly fantastic! The menu celebrated the Piedmont region of Italy and each course was better than...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We hesitated to give this a five star review because it is so perfect. Would like to keep it to ourselves. It was so nice to be at a reasonably priced restaurant where you could actually have a conversation. Excellent food, made to order, beautifully...More

Thank LNM1108
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Clinton St, Akron, NY 14001-1218
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 716-542-5440
  • E-mail
Cipollina Rustic Italian Kitchen is the newest endeavor by Laurie Bordonaro Mozee (owner of Guy’s Subs) and Chef Jerry Clementi (former owner of Cafe Aroma and Trattoria Aroma). Laurie and Jerry met more than fifty years ago over a dish a pasta at their grandparents’ house. Being cousins brought up in first generation Italian households, Laurie and Jerry are no strangers to authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Jerry Clementi creates art with his breathtaking food. Look no further than Cipollina’s customers for proof of Chef Jerry’s prowess: The first bite of every dish provokes an “ahhh” reaction from diners on a regular basis. The ambiance of the room makes you feel relaxed and at home as soon as you step through the door. One wall is home to a beautiful mural painted by Keith Bordonaro, Laurie’s brother. The opposite wall is decorated with pictures of Laurie’s parents (Sam and Neda Bordonaro) at their wedding, surrounded by family members. The photographs, taken on July 22, 1946, capture pure joy and love; these feelings radiate throughout Cipollina. Why the name Cipollina? Laurie’s grandmother, Fermina Cheavacci, always called her granddaughter “cipollina,” an Italian word which means “little onion.” The term of endearment is a fond memory of Fermina and a testament to the strong familial bonds out of which the restaurant has grown. A restaurant with a unique warmth and cuisine that lingers in your memory long after the last bite, Cipollina Rustic Italian Kitchen is a truly unforgettable dining experience.
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