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900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-4441
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Ranked #20 of 1,674 restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Professor Ave
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188 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 reviews 3 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
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
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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202 reviews 202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Tucson, AZ
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A simply divine meal was had by a group of 6 of us. For me, I probably had the best chicken dish I've ever had. 2 in the group had the pork chop which they proclaimed a winner. The atmosphere is funky cool but a bit loud. I really liked the location as it I understood it was a former... More

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Canton, Ohio
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Being unable to get a reservation at Lola, we opted instead for its little sister, Lolita---we were not disappointed. Although a smaller menu than Lola, there are choices to please anyone. We arrived for a 6 pm reservation on a Saturday night and were delighted to find that the well-priced Happy Hour menu was still in effect, so we ordered... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lolita has simply great food. The wait can be long on the weekends, but it is worth it. The food is of the level you expect to see in NYC or SF, but at Cleveland prices and in a much more down to earth setting.

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