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“Nothing Fancy, But Pretty Tasty!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guarino's Restaurant

Guarino's Restaurant
12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
216-231-3100
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Ranked #487 of 1,705 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Washington, DC
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“Nothing Fancy, But Pretty Tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a place in Cleveland's Little Italy for a decent meal, and a Cleveland native recommended Guarino's - Cleveland's oldest restaurant. We arrived at 9 pm on a Saturday night, and found we were the only customers in the place! If we hadn't received a personal reccomndation, we might have left, but we tried it - I had the chicken parm, while the wife went for the veal parm. Both were served promptly - and were delicious! The decor was what you would expect from a vintage restaurant.. Kind of like eating in your grandma's dining room. But that was part of the charm! This is NOT the place to go for new cuisine, but for standard southern italian staples, we recommend it!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stephens City, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Made our day in Cleveland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

After receiving bad news at The Cleveland Clinic, we drove around and checked out Cleveland and decided to go to Guarino's. We had a cocktail and order some great food, Italian style.
Toward the end of the dinner, Ms Nancy Phillips introduced herself and she had some similar
comments about someone in her family that had similar medical situations as my wife. We had
very nice afternoon talking wilth Nancy. That dinner and meeting with Nancy '" MADE OUR DAY"

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

A very nice place for a good Italian food
Try lasagna and home favorites
The price it's also very good

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“rtried and true”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

For basic Italian Guarino's is fine. Fore something special go to Gusto's, Valerio' or Il Bucio waiters are good food i red sauce and veal dishes and parkingis free

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“The Best Little mItalian Restaurant in the Best Italian Dining are of Cleveland';d little Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I have made Guarino's our spot for Anniversary Dining. The food and service are excellent, the ambiance is great and it is convenient to Stroll little Italy after Dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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