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Historic Little Italy in Cleveland

Mayfield Rd and Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106
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Ranked #8 of 38 Activities in Cleveland
Type: Neighborhoods, Food & Drink
Owner description: Historic Little Italy is located on the east side of Cleveland. Check out the website for more info.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Food & Drink
Owner description: Historic Little Italy is located on the east side of Cleveland. Check out the website for more info.

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Cleveland, Oh
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155 reviews 155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Unfortunately Little Italy has been curtailed by the expansion of Case Western and University Hospital. Most of the people leaving there have moved to the suburbs over the last thirty years. What is left is essentially four blocks with a few shops, bakeries and restaurants (mostly mediocre, none excellent). By contrast a few blocks away the University Circle with the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food, Bakery, Presti's Bakery Café, they have delicious deserts, coffee, sandwich, always busy you have to get in line, but fun café to spend your time, to meet friends, and spend your evening or afternoon. Thumbs up.

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Urbana, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not enough shops, too many restaurants. Would like to have seen a shop to do a wine tasting and select a nice bottle of wine. there were only wine bars or wine in coolers in little markets

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Sandusky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've visited this community on more than one occasion. You can expect the typical ethnic eateries and bakeries. It is very crowded on weekends with very little parking. Your total visit with a meal may take about 3 hours. We've also found the eateries to be slightly over-priced as well.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It was super packed with people. The streets are shutdown, so no worries about traffic. Had hoped for some artisans, but primarily just food booths. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, be prepared to wait in line for anything you decide upon.

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Venice, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited during the Feast of the Assumption. It was a nice day so it was very crowded. We wanted to eat at Mama's Santas but it was closed. So instead, we eat at the Trattoria. Food was great. There was good live music. Other than food and music, there is no much to it. However, it was a little... More 

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Fairview Park, Ohio
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We found the best parking at e. 117th st. Just follow orange arrows. They will lead you to it!. Five minute walk to feast. Excellent staff supervised lot. And only costs $8.00 it was the best rate we found.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Two years ago, my mom and I attempted to visit Little Italy and were sad because it was chaotic due to the feast of assumption celebration (2nd week of August). This year, we decided to go back to see if it was interesting at all and it was pretty boring. We just drove through it and not many shops were... More 

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South Wales, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On a recent trip to Cleveland, my wife and I visited the Historic Little Italy, which is located within walking distance to Case Western Reserve University. It was a great experience. We dined al fresco along the sidewalk on the side of a restaurant. Dinner was a little pricy, so I guess you could say that it had an authentic... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There are very few shops worth stopping in, sadly. The restaurants have all become rather pretentious...with the same menu's they had 20 years ago which included salad back then. Today everything is ala cart including the meatballs in your spaghetti. Shameful. Maxi's gave us 4 ravioli for 20 something dollars. For the money, I would recommend Etna. The chef is... More 

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