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TJ's on the avenue

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7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
+1 440-953-5959
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Place

Excellant food. A little pricey but well worth it. I have only had a few of there plates but they were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Patricia W
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Mentor
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Mentor, Ohio
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have gone here since it opened and it is our GO TO place for Italian. Bravo is good but expensive and Olive Garden is hard to get into(always busy). Salads are huge, bread is great, portions are big and great. What more can you ask? We love meat ravioli and everyone has cheese but this is one of few... More 

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Mentor
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellant food. A little pricey but well worth it. I have only had a few of there plates but they were good.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This has been a family favorite for over 20 years. Good and dependable service and food. My kids love the Mac N Cheese. My favorite is the Chicken Piccata. Everyone loves the garlic rolls.

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Van Wert, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a friendly restaurant serving tasty Italian food at the most reasonable price. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is casual.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I visited for the first time on Thursday evening with my family who were in town. We all walked in and were greeted wonderfully. We all ordered pasta of different varieties (alfredo, lasgna, etc.) And we were all blown away by the end. It was quite good!! Is it the best ever, probably not... but it's worth many more visits!... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoy a restaurant that is good for conversation - this one fits the bill! It provides a pleasant dining experience. The food is good and wait staff are pleasant and do not pester you. I dislike having questions asked as soon as I put food in my mouth.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Waitress was great, kept on top of the garlic rolls and our drinks full. Food was okay, noodles were slightly under cooked. Nothing special, I personally think Olive Garden is better.

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Cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Italian style restaurant has fabulous food! The service is good and prices are reasonable. They have children's menus.

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Eastlake, Ohio
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Have been going here for many years & have always enjoyed delicious meals. The sauce is very tasty & being siciliano I'm very picky about pasta sauce. Best Italian dining in Mentor.

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Painesville, Ohio
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

With the pasta made daily in house, this is a dining experience you can't miss! The Chicken Madison is exemplary; just the right amount of cheese and white wine sauce to make your mouth happy. The marinara sauce is sweet and oh so good! The Chicken Mushroom Alfredo is delicious! You can tell the Alfredo sauce is the real deal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: +1 440-953-5959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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