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Ristorante Chinato

2079 East Fourth Street, Cleveland, OH
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Ranked #79 of 1,674 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Prospect
Description: Located in the East Fourth Street Entertainment District in Cleveland, Ohio, Chinato is the newest addition to Chef Zack Bruell's lineup of award-winning and delicious restaurants. Chinato features simple Italian cuisine at affordable prices.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Chinato is run by Zack Bruell, who offers a faithful Italian menu - way beyond the average tepid quasi-Italian menus that dominate the American landscape. This establishment offers true Italian dishes prepared with authentic Italian spices and presentation. My experience here was as part of a business outing, so we shared a number of appetizer dishes and I was able... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here on a Saturday evening. We have previously been to Cowell and Hubbard near Playhouse Square which we loved, so we had high expectations for this Zack Bruell establishment as well. The atmosphere is nice however the tables are spaced rather closely together though, so that may be an issue if you prefer a more... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

From the moment we were seated by a hostess who was unfriendly to trying to get sea salt that wasn't from Tibet, I knew this was not going to be a good dining experience. The menu is great if one is a "vegan", but for the rest of us it is overpriced with small portions.

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Canton, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I were in Cleveland for a football game and wanted to give Chinato a try. Even tho we had an early reservation & there were few customers, our waitress was preoccupied, missed bringing a drink, didn't replace place settings, & was just not attentive. I liked the burratta & caponata antipasti but my husband didn't care for... More

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New York City
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143 reviews 143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate outside during the Gay Games, and loved our experience. There were several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, all of them explained extensively by our very nice server. The polenta was rich and creamy. The pasta came with a light cream sauce that showed off some delicious cauliflower. The chocolate cake for dessert was rich, but a... More

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17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Eclectic? I don't know. But there isn't anything traditional Italian on the menu at all. Everything is beef tongue, squid, clam, whatever. Looked like all the beautiful people there ordering very unique dishes. I had seafood spaghetti and it was very fishy - maybe it's supposed to be. I recommend you look at the menu before going in. And NOISEY!... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As an out of towner visiting family we choose to dine here and I was pleasantly surprised. The service was most accommodating and the food delicious. I had the linguini and the salads were of fabulous fresh variety. The bartender prepared our cocktails perfectly.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked into Chinato on a Wednesday evening without a reservation and found there to be a table right away. The atmosphere upon entering was very nice, but the hostess at the front was down right aloof and rude as if she could care less if we were there or not. It was an immediate turn off. Our waitress, Lisa... More

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Portland, Oregon
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198 reviews 198 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped into Chinato for lunch while on a business trip to Cleveland. We like Italian and Chinato delivered! We shared a nice pasta dish and were thoroughly impressed. So much so, that the next evening we went back to Chinato with our friends. Again, top-notch Italian food along with attentive service.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food and service here are wonderful, but if you're not a foodie then take a look at the menu before you leave home so you know what you're looking at.

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