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7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 953-5959
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Pasta made daily in house

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Dana H
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Painesville, Ohio
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Painesville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mentor, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go to TJs maybe 4 times a year. it is never disappointing. the service is very good, the food even better. I've tried a number of dishes, but they have a salad with fruit, that is huge and very fresh! its nearly a meal for 2! its a favorite of mine, my girlfriend and some of my other friends.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I really love the food here. I love their mussels and calamari. Great Italian food and large quantities. Also the service is good. Every time I go to Mentor this is a restaurant I will stop at.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've been going to TJ's for about 20 years and I'm never disappointed. I used to live within a 20 minute drive of the restaurant and would go there at least a few times a year. Now that I live further away, I always make a point of at least picking up an order of their calamari to go, whenever... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I have passed by here so many times and finally decided to stop in. Wow! The portions were huge, the food was simple Italian yet delicious, and we had quick service. I'm pretty new to the east side and I'm so happy we can count this as one of our favorites!

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Leroy
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97 reviews 97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I will say that at least it isn't commissary food like the Olive Garden serves! It has been many years since I was last at TJ's. The calamari wasn't bad. The garlic rolls were good and unlimited. The soup was supposed to be unlimited, but our waitress named Grace was far from being on her A game. As a matter... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We've been to tj's many times. We are never disappointed!!! Great food & service & we love call ahead seating!

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Mentor, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. I have a few favorite Italian places and in mentor I will chose this place over the other Italian places. The bread is delicious and addictive (no joke my family downed 6 baskets) all the dinners I've had here I've never had a bad meal or had to send anything back. Service is always good :)

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Boca Raton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner with a large party last night at this restaurant in Mentor. Was very impressed with the hospitality there, as well as the food. The food seemed very fresh, and the menu options were terrific. In addition, the pizza and the home-made bread were to die for. Chicken Madison, their signature dish, was fantastic. We were touched... More 

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mentor
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It was okay. Nothing I would brag about. Portions were average size. Seems a little overpriced for the same food you would get another Italian place.

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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: (440) 953-5959

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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