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“Just Needs a Littel Fine Tuning” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alessandro's

Alessandro's
6540 Lake Road West, Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 964-5766
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Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Ashtabula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just Needs a Littel Fine Tuning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We live down the street from the restaurant and heard how good it was so we had guests in from out of town and decided to go. Even though it was a Saturday night in peek season we did not have to wait and I am sure it was because we arrived at 6:30pm. The hostess and waitress were very friendly and accommodating. We started with appetizers (a combo plate) that was very good - the brushetta was particularly good. We had differnt entrees and while 3 out of 4 were very good, the 4th which was a veal dish was terribly overcooked and therefore tough, but it did have good flavor. My husband's lasagna was very good but a small portion. Two of us had a shrimp and mussels in a white wine sauce over lingunini that was very, very good. We got 2 desserts to take home and they were wondeful. Our table was visited by the chef's wife who was delightful. If the veal had been up to par and the lasagna a little larger then we would have given this 5 stars!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Galway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not what it clames”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Though the menu suggests a much higher class restaurant, the premises and decor leave a lot to be desired, resembling an old road house more so than a fine dining establishment. The salad that comes with their entree consists of some coarsely chopped Romaine and a small wedge of tomato, drizzled in one of 3 choices of dressing. A poor start wouldn't you say. The entree itself was cooked well enough(I had roast duck in a shallot and orange sauce and it was accompanied by some garden peas and 1 small red potato. Sadly, the orange sauce was absent also, at least there was no discernible orange flavor, but there was plenty of shallots. Service was ok though so it wasn't all bad. Not somewhere I feel the need to return to any time soon.

Visited May 2013
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Italian food at its best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

What a great Italian restaurant!!! We frequent this place quite often and are always amazed at the food Alessandro prepares.
He prepares each dish individually and it is always a treat.

Visited April 2013
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Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fireplace Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Alessandro has expanded the restaurant for a less crowded environment, added a cozy fireplace, and the fresh seafood specials are awesome. Alessandro's is still the best restaurant in Ashtabula County.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Authentic Italian cooking from proprietor and Chef Alessandro.
Great staff! They offer an extensive wine list as well as a full menu and pizzas.
If there is a wait for a table believe me it is well worth it. Poplular dining spot with the locals as well as travellers. That says alot!

Visited May 2012
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