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Trattoria Roman Gardens

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12207 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1925
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian and Great Service

This is the second Italian restaurant I ate at since I've been here in Cleveland. I would rate the food and service better than the first one. There was a wait, but when the wait was over, it was well worth it! The food was savory and the wait staff worked fast and aimed to impress my colleagues... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
East Hampton, New York
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  • Families with children
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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162 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this place on a busy Saturday night as our usual haunts were full. They were mostly full as well but had room. This place is bigger than it looks (there is a full downstairs dining room). Service was fine, but a little rushed. The food, from appetizers to dessert, was pretty evenly average. If you want a... More 

Thank GeneDoc57
East Hampton, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second Italian restaurant I ate at since I've been here in Cleveland. I would rate the food and service better than the first one. There was a wait, but when the wait was over, it was well worth it! The food was savory and the wait staff worked fast and aimed to impress my colleagues and I.... More 

Thank RockfordPoetLaureate
Vermilion, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there a couple of times and will go again soon. They have good Italian food in a genuine Italian setting. The spaghetti & meatballs are great, so are all the other dishes we've tried. They start you off with fresh bread & bruschetta, then a fresh salad, and finally the entree..... we never have room for dessert!

Thank judy0327
Cleveland, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Food was excellent, Staff friendly and the value was incredible. We will add this to our must visit again when we are in Cleveland Ohio.

Thank Janie B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Just had the worst experience ever, and I have been coming here since I moved to Cleveland. Was given water and bread by two different people. Neither said one word to us. Server walks up, " did you want something to drink?" That's was it. Walk to the restroom and moved out of the way for the hostess and she... More 

Thank Bmalvarez
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We have been here twice for dinner with my family of four and on both occasions the experiences were similar. This is a good restaurant to find satisfying and competently prepared Italian food. The service is very good and very fast. As with many restaurants in Little Italy they are crowded and want to turn the tables quickly. This is... More 

Thank Harold028
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Pasta was overdone. Have been here a few times. Do not recommend. They are consistently average. Service marginal. Prices are average for the area.

Thank cadworks
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Thought we were in for a nice italian meal. White cream sauce was uninspiring. Hostess was very surly and abrupt. Gave the impression that we should be honored to be dining there. Other better places in the area.

Thank 1964Irish
Alma, Michigan
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My friend and I took the suggestion of the literature distributed by the training we attended at Case Western Reserve University, and tried this local favorite. We were not disappointed. We had read on TripAdvisor that the gnocchi was great, and it was, indeed. The portions are enormous, so we split one portion, and even half was difficult to finish.... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

After visiting some of the local museums, my family and I came here to eat. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12207 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-421-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?