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“Old World Charm, Authentic Czech Food”
Review of Marta's Restaurant

Marta's Restaurant
Ranked #449 of 1,918 Restaurants in Cleveland
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Reviewed May 14, 2016

Hole-in-the-wall local ethnic bar, tucked away in an old house next to a pizza shop, but this neighborhood favorite is the place to go for authentic Czech food and beers in a old fashioned atmosphere. There are only a handful of tables next to the bar, and the walls are decorated with posters and memorabilia from Prague. Very definitely a family operation, and Marta herself does everything with a little help. The food is delicious and plentiful. Several types of schnitzel, chicken paprikash, goulash, pierogies, spaetzle; the hardest thing is choosing. I recommend the chicken schnitzel, but the paprikash is a close second. The Friday fish fries are always very popular. Large selection of Czech beers, German beers,and German wine. The riesling was excellent. Because everything is home made, don't go there for a quick meal. Enjoy the ambiance and socialize with the other diners while you wait. The background music is all Czech, and it's a little surprising to hear a Brenda Lee song in that language. This place is an experience not to be missed! Come hungry! And don't expect it to break the budget. The only slight negative is the potato pancakes are very average. One side was overdone, and it wasn't crispy as we like them.

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1  Thank Diane R
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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great authentic old-world food that you can hardly find anywhere anymore. We ordered chicken paprikash and sauerbraten which were absolutely delicious and the prices were extremely reasonable. There are very few tables for the number of customers; so if you don't want to eat your dinner at the bar, go early. Also, plan to be there a while because there's one person doing the cooking - Marta, and there's only one waitress for the whole restaurant. For us, it was worth the wait. The food was really good!

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1  Thank MacinCleve
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

Visited just after a review was published in the paper.
Probably not a good decision. The place was empty when we arrived just after opening time. By the time we left, there was standing room only and the service suffered because of the crowd and all the orders going to the one person kitchen. My schnitzel with mashed potato and gravy was fantastic and my wife's paprikash was also very good. We had potato pancakes and pierogi as starters which were both just average, neither were served hot. The server was pleasant but just overwhelmed with the crowd size.
We will try it again on a less busy night.

1  Thank davechardon
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food and drinks and super friendly people prices very reasonable it is a small local place it's quaint will definitely be back soon

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Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for world class German food. (ie. schnitzels) this is definitely the place to go. Marta is the chef and owner of Marta's Restaurant. She takes great pride in providing excellent food for a fantastic value. Go on in and tell Marta you read this review. She will be amazed at the power of the Internet. She fled communism back in the day and has spent many years providing loving food to her friends and family. She will make you feel right at home with a big plate of schnitzel or chops or whatever else you may enjoy. When you are looking for authentic German or even European food for a great price; try Marta's. She comes highly recommended.

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