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Trattoria Roman Gardens

12207 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1925
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Ranked #138 of 1,675 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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North Royalton
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have always had delightful meals here, until this time. The clams were plump and juicy, but the broth was awful. It tasted like they had taken the wine, the butter and raw garlic and just poured them separately over the clams, rather than sauteing them in it. We both had the chicken picata. The chicken was unevenly flattened with... More

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

Originally we had made plans to eat at Mama's Santas but when we got there it was closed. We signed up on the waiting list for a fancy restaurant next door but the waiting time it was at least an hour. We kept our options open and look around for plan C. That's how we ended up here. They had... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A nice place to spend a lazy summer evening, outdoors on the patio. We ate here on a moderately busy night but it seemed as if the food took a while to arrive. We had bread to munch on, and the time passed pleasantly enough, but I'd hate to have to wait for food on a really busy night. Salad... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant with high expectations, but without a reservation on a Thursday evening. Several tables were available and seating was not a problem. We found the service good, and received a nice portion of Italian bread, butter and a tasty Bruschetta sauce within in a couple of minutes of being seated. We split a House Salad which... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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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