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Lolita

900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
216-771-5652
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Ranked #23 of 1,673 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Hubby is a big fan of Michael Symon, so he really wanted to go to at least ONE of his restaurants while visiting Cleveland. Lola's was booked out a week, so we were able to get reservations (through Open Table) for Lolita's instead. The food was "to die for". We ordered the macaroni pasta dish, which had a creamy goat... More

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Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were returning from vacation and made a special stop in Cleveland solely to dine at Lolita after friends of ours had dined there several months before. They couldn't wait to tell us about their great dining experience there and we can see why. We totally enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere, the manager and our server. The... More

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Sheffield Lake, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food was phenomenal. Service was good. We even had free entertainment from the squirrel in the tree who pelted "helipcopters" at us all night.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After reviews of the different iron chef owned establishments in Cleveland, we decided on Lolita in Tremont and we are glad that we did. The atmosphere was cool and current. The locavore approach was woven into every aspect of the place. The food was simple with every dish done perfectly. The mussels in a chorizo herb broth was the best... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the second time I go to Lolita after an excellent first experience. As an Italian guy, who is a food lover and critic and who has traveled around the globe trying the best food, I can tell you that Lolita has what it takes to be one of the best restaurants in the area. We had excellent bruschetta... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wow! We visited Lolita during the "Taste of Tremont" block party a couple weeks ago while visiting family in Cleveland. What a treat! First of all, love, love, love the area! It has such an eclectic vibe. People from all walks of life mingling and having a good time, quite refreshing in this day and age...but I digress. With all... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lolita is without a doubt one of the premier restaurant experiences in Cleveland. Chef Michael Symon's original restaurant sets a high standard of food and service in a comfortable atmosphere. Unlike his other flagship, Lola, Lolita is small, quaint, and does not require you to get too dressy and feel stuffy. The food is superb. My wife and I went... More

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Montecito, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was hoping for Bobby/Mario quality here, but Mike delivered just an above average experience. (maybe great for Cleveland, but average for NYC) App starter of "piranha" cheese was just a huge mound of cheese covered with olive oil, basil, tomatoes with crispy bread: I was eating alone and this was enough for 4 people, tasted good but a waste... More

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I ate here because I'm a fan of Michael Symon. I've watched him for years on dozens of shows, and I particularly enjoyed his reign as Iron Chef. The guy just has a great approach to food: simplicity and fresh ingredients. But underneath that veneer, there's a highly trained chef who understands food (and... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Suggested by clients, whom we were in town to visit. Nice farm-to-table-pub-like atmosphere. Outstanding hummus, great sides (try the Brussels sprouts). Good pizzas. The waitstaff handled our large party and chaotic ordering with aplomb. Two caveats: The food is REALLY SALTY - saltier than most, even - and don't expect to have a quiet conversation here; the joint is noisy.

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