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Historic Little Italy in Cleveland

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Address: Mayfield Rd and Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106
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Description: Historic Little Italy is located on the east side of Cleveland. Check out...
Historic Little Italy is located on the east side of Cleveland. Check out the website for more info.
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Little Italy, Big Heart

Stepping out of my lyft ride, all I saw were Italian flags flapping in the breeze. My driver said that this spot was so authentic, some shops owners and customers only spoke... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stepping out of my lyft ride, all I saw were Italian flags flapping in the breeze. My driver said that this spot was so authentic, some shops owners and customers only spoke Italian. Each place I entered I was welcomed. I enjoyed this spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Little Italy this summer and had a great lunch with homemade pasta and meatballs at one restaurant, than had some cannoli at another, before grabbing a nice souvenir from a local shop. Lots of resteraunts on the main strip but whether it was because of the day of the year (shortly after the Feast of assumption) about half... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This part of Cleveland is quite different from the rest. It is completely dedicated to Italy: Italian restaurants, Italian galleries and Italian shops. It is quite cute, but doesn't come close to the real Italy from Europe. Still it is quite nice to walk in an Italian neighborhood!

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There was a summer festival taking place so we weren't able to check out all the shops and restaurants since they didn't open til 6 pm that particular day. What we did discover was unique wine shops and boutiques. Would love to return and spend more time there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Cleveland's Little Italy is not large but it has character and good food. My wife an I enjoy eating outside at Dolce or getting home made pasta at Mama Santa. The gelato at Presti's is also very good.

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Strongsville, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a nice compact neighborhood worth visiting, especially if you are hungry after a trip to University Circle or the museums. We've attended the feast in August and agree that it is an event worth experiencing for people-watching and the many vendors. Far better is returning to Little Italy at other times so you can more leisurely walk the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Feast in August has taken on a life of its own, but unless you like huge mobs of people, I find Little Italy much more enjoyable outside the Feast. Great ambience and of course, great Italian food. The pizza at Mama Santa's is incredible.

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Saint Marys, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed the short walk through the shops. Everything is very authentic but on a small and expensive scale. Shop owners were very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Worth a visit if in town. Very nice AUTHENTIC Italian restaurants and bakerys to choose from in 2 to 3 block area. Many family owned for generations. Parking is tight and limited, so go early if you can......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I have been to Italy and Little Italy in NYC. We were not expecting anything big, but we had heard good things about this one. We ate at a top rated restaurant, walked around a bit and then had a gelato. We were not impressed. It felt too Americanized and not as authentic as we had hoped.

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