We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #20 of 1,686 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Professor Ave
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
779 reviews 779 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went here for dinner. My boyfriend had the mussels he said they just were ok. Cooked well but lacking good flavor. We shared the sausage pizza and fried Brussel sprouts. The sausage pizza was supposed to have spice it was really mild and the crust was a little doughy. The brussel sprouts were good. I think this place better... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great dinner. Unique menu. Reservations suggested. Cozy but a little close to neighbor. Eggplant appetizer was yummy. Chicken mac & cheese yummy. Pumpkin risotto was great. Made for a special New Year's dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Celebrity chef Michael Symon's Lolita is the "little sister" of his more famous and more expensive restaurant Lola. Located in Cleveland's artsy/hip Tremount neighborhood, it is an intimate venue with contemporary design elements. The menu highlights Chef Symon's Greek and Italian heritage in its offerings. If you can't afford or get a reservation for Lola, you won't be disappointed in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The establishment seemed VERY CONCERNED ABOUT PORTION CONTROL! Very eclectic offerings on the menu with choices that were limited and prices that were over priced. To pay $ 9 -10 for an accompanying " 6 oz " glass of wine was high. Wait staff was very good and attentive. Sorry Cleveland, by your previous reviews, if you thought this was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elkton, Maryland
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to Lolita with a group of 8 ranging in age from 12 to 74. We arrived a little before our reservation time and had drinks at the bar. We also tried a Cuban open-face sandwich. Appropriate since we had just watched "Chef". It was delicious. The wine by glass ranged from $9 to $14. We were seated very close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Solon, Ohio
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warren, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Lolita also viewed


Been to Lolita? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lolita staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?