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Lolita

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900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441 (Professor Ave)
216-771-5652
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FANTASTIC RESTAURANT

We looked forward to visiting this restaurant for months. When we arrived they asked if we had a reservation, We didn't. I dreaded being turned away or denied seating for a long time. Wrong. We were seated immediately. The service is excellent. Very personable wait staff who go out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Chuck8700
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Riverside, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We looked forward to visiting this restaurant for months. When we arrived they asked if we had a reservation, We didn't. I dreaded being turned away or denied seating for a long time. Wrong. We were seated immediately. The service is excellent. Very personable wait staff who go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the experience. The... More 

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ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

finally tried the popular funky Lolita. Loved the atmosphere n decor; although our weekday night was very noisy due to a large party next to us. It made our conversation difficult. The service was outstanding with great cocktails. We were not fans of the eggplant appetizer, too lemony although the homemade flatbread was great. We thought the complimentary bread was... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really eclectic atmosphere inside, a quaint community neighborhood outside. The menu had options from straight up comfort food to foodie lover always wanted to try fare. Overall, a great place to check out.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had researched this place and was not disappointed. Tremont is an adorable area, food was fantastic ( I had risotto and then sorbet), cocktails were good, fun, charming, décor, and great service at the bar.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a fan of Michael Symon, had to try another of his places. This one is good, but not as good as Lola. The menu is average and you miss out on some his Polish influence. But the staff is friendly and the place is not too far outside the downtown area.

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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went to this restaurant with friends for a special birthday trip to Cleveland. Located in a gentrified old neighborhood in Cleveland, it has a cozy, laid-back feel. My friends and I were seated in what used to be the storefront of the building the restaurant was in, facing the street (a great location to people-watch!). Of course, what makes... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Be prepared for a restaurant you'll never want to leave! "Lolita" is another of Michael Symon's innovative and soon to be classical restaurant offerings in Cleveland, Ohio. "Lolita" totally breaks the mold of your traditional corporate eatery. It's small, cozy, devilishly located right in a quaint neighborhood outside of downtown and just about everything you could want in South American... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Michael Symon's Lolita in Tremont has been around long before the Iron Chef was a mainstay on TV. Its been attracting the meat lover for years. Fan of All Things Pork..here is your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Belly up to the bar or secure a table in advance. Always busy and well worth the wait... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visiting Cleveland with my son and had to check out one of Michael Symon's restaurants. Lolita is more casual than the upscale Lola and has a funky, cozy vibe to it. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. The food was mind blowing! I would come back to Cleveland just to eat at this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here with some friends after a reunion. Great place. Wine menu was splendid. Food was fantastic!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
    (Professor Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-771-5652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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