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900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
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Ranked #18 of 1,684 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Professor Ave
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English first
Solon, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I dined here for a special occasion, a birthday celebration. The location in the trendy Tremont area of Cleveland was the original site of Michael Symon's Lola, which is now located on East 4th Street, downtown. We have dined at Lolas, a Cleveland culinary landmark, numerous times but this was our first dining experience at Symon's Lolita.... More 

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Warren, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My party of 3 arrived 20 minutes before our reservation, so we decided to grab a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Two of us sat at the bar at the same time, both of us were greeted by a gentleman bartender and even handed drink menus. My friend ordered her drink and the bartender made... More 

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the best restaurants I have eaten in in quite some time. The fusion of flavors made the food exciting and a total culinary experience. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated, with a sweet little patio in back, where the restaurant's herbs and salad greens are grown, and meals to be had by diners. A spot to be put... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We chose Lolita instead of Lola which is Michael Symon's better known restaurant in Cleveland because there were many more conservative choices. Lola's menu is challenging while Lolita's is much more casual (Lolita is pizza, pasta, chicken, pork chop where Lola is heart and hooves) We actually chose to have the brussel sprout pizza as an appetizer, knowing it was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The four of us split appetizers and a pizza. I was thrilled to try pig ear and tail cooked to perfection. My husband loved the bone marrow although it is lost on me. We also shared fried chicken livers- a flash from the past. By far the best was the mushroom pizza with the perfect wood fired crust and supremely... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visited Lolita for a bachelor party. We were a very large party, they sat us down and took care of us without any issues. They were very accommodating, the food was great, and I would absolutely go back.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Diverse and eclectic menu. We ended up splitting four appetizers. Excellent wine selection, albeit slightly expensive.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been stopping in here for years. Sometimes we have a formal dinner; more often we have some delicious food and a few drinks at the bar. Either way it does not disappoint. Delicious appetizers, a well done house charcuterie, specialty vegetables all available at the bar. The bartenders create some of the drinks and you can tell they love... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My daughter made reservations because she had already been to another of Michael Symon's restaurants and loved it. We both love trying new places and this one did not disappoint. The atmosphere was neighborhoody, casual and fun. The waitress was very helpful... It was our first visit, so we had her recommend some appetizers and we picked the Pizza. Since... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I went on a business dinner the first time and had once of the best meals of my life. It was a pasta dish with clams - amazing. So when my husband came to town I took him on a date night. I checked the menu online and verified my dish was still there (been dreaming about it), but when... More 

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Additional Information about Lolita

Address: 900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
Phone Number: 216-771-5652
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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