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Trattoria Roman Gardens

12207 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1925
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Ranked #116 of 1,667 restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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102 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were very satisfied with this restaurant! Great calamari and the pasta dishes were fantastic! large quantities and great pizza. The margarita pizza was something I will definitely be back for. You are 100 percent better than anything we ever tried in Little Italy N.Y.

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Columbus, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you want BIG portions of MEDIOCRE food - this is the place for you. The meatballs have more filler than meat and not much flavor. My "specialty of the house", eggplant parmesan, was served room temperature and needed to be sent back to heat up. It was big enough to feed three people - seriously - and just not... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Little Italy. We had a delicious dinner on a Monday night. The house salad was generous and the mussels appetizer had a great flavor. We ordered the three cheese spinach ravioli and a pizza - both were plenty to eat. We were so stuffed that we went for a walk and came back for... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate here before visiting Lakeview Cemetery and it was just splendid. The veal parmagiana was great, thin breading and great sauce. The white pizza is wonderful, best we've had in years and the chicken picata was every bit as good as the rest of the meal. I would return to try other dishes. Great homemade Italian food.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The helpful concierge (James) at the Glidden House suggested this restaurant (among several) in Murray Hill, aka Little Italy, and we ended up here. Walking in through the back door, my first impression was uncertainty - the place seemed loud and busy and its decor did nothing to inspire confidence. And yet - this was truly an exceptional dinner. We... More

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Putnam, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After spending the day in Cleveland, sightseeing etc, we decided to go to Little Italy to experience the wonderful Italian experience that everyone else raves about. We parked in a little parking lot down the street for $3.00 and walked up the street with the intention of going to Mama Santo's but there was a wait of over an hour.... More

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Chesterland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I saw all the great reviews so I thought we would give it a try. We did the tour of the four museums that were free on Saturday thanks to the Cleveland Foundation. Little Italy is just a short drive away. Found Trattoria which had off street parking and pulled in - which was the best part of this dining... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Cannot describe how fabulous the linguini and clams taste! Ate there many times - they were the first real food I had after my kidney transplant! Authentic, warm and friendly!

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Captiva Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Trattoria was the first restaurant we ate in when moving to the Cleveland area almost 12 years ago. In fact Trattoria may have been one of the deciding factors in moving here from out of state! It is absolutely the best restaurant on Murray Hill. We've dined at most of the restaurants on the Hill and have seen a few... More

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Canton, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had gone to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for the orchid show and wanted a nice dinner close by. We have eaten there before and new the food is always outstanding and this time was no different.

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