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TJ's on the avenue

7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 953-5959
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Ranked #5 of 161 restaurants in Mentor
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have had several meals here and the food is average. Nothing great. The only redeeming factor is the garlic bread they put at each table. The service is always meh. People who are terribly bored and it shows. Spend your money and go to Bravo.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We fell in love with TJ's 20 years ago and have been going there ever since. The pasta is homemade and the sauce to thick and zesty. The salads are a good size with great Italian dressing and the warm garlic rolls are to die for. We have taken family and friends to TJ's and everyone raves about what an... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

TJ' S has the best Chicken Piccata around. I cannot leave any of the sauce on the plate. I drop bits of their garlic rolls onto the plate to retrieve it all. All of their meals are freshly prepared daily. You will not be disappointed if you enjoy fresh food. Very busy on weekends.

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Solon, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good Italian food at reasonable prices. A casual, family atmosphere with enough seating for maybe 100 people. Service is friendly and prompt. Full bar.

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've been going to TJ's for years. The food is consistently good with Chicken Madison as a stand out on the menu.

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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Probably our favorite local italian restaurant. Food is always consistent and delicious. I'd rate the food 5 stars but overall give it 4 because the ambiance is just average. Oh, and parking is pretty bad too. But don't let it stop you or you'll be missing a great meal!

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this place, not a 5 star restaurant but they have really good food and very reasonable prices. You'll definitely enjoy them for lunch or for dinner; make sure you make a reservation on Friday or Saturday evening, or you'll definitely have a long wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Home made everything. The bread is great. Owners are genuine and there every day. Pasta and soup specials. Its been our go to place for nearly 20 years

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Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great restaurant for Italian food. Service is good and so are the prices. Italian Family atmosphere. I would recommend for dinner any night; not a place for a "celebration" type dinner (fancy).

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Mentor, Ohio
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19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

TJ's has excellent garlic rolls, abundunt salad and homemade, authentic pasta dishes. The servings are plentiful and the prices are very reasonable. This is a popular place, so be prepared to wait to get a seat. Wine selections are acceptable and service is great. My families favorite is the Chicken Tosca - outstanding!

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