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Cipollina Rustic Italian Kitchen

6 Clinton St, Akron, NY 14001-1218
+1 716-542-5440
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Clinton St, Akron, NY 14001-1218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

True Italian cooking with authentic style and atmosphere. LOVE this place. A great place for romantic dinner and also great place for a girls night out to enjoy ambiance and be able to converse easily.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fifth visit to this restaurant this year and it just gets better. The food was all excellent and my personal favorite was the calamari appetizer which was NOT served in the usual breaded and fried manner. It was served in a tomato...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richBuffalo
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Truly hidden gem. Food excellent. Service excellent. Even had a visit from chef Jerry. We all had pasta(great) with either shrimp or chicken. Sauce is very good. We will go back and highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank danorman2
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank F9330YVandreaw
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!

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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!

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Rick B
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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