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“Love this place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of TJ's on the avenue

TJ's on the avenue
7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 953-5959
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Ranked #8 of 165 Restaurants in Mentor
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Mentor, Ohio
1 review
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

TJ's on the avenue is my boyfriends and I's favortie place to eat italian. We love the food, service, and low prices!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“American Italian food at its worst.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The food was a insult to all American Italians. The service was unprofessional and rushed. Ive had some terrible red sauces in other restaurants but TJs take the cake. Do yourself a favor and bypass Mentor and drive straight to Murry Hill.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Sunday and there wasn't a soul there. Our waitress was bored at best and food was unremarkable. I had chicken parm and it was fine. Just nothing spectacular about the place to make me ever want to go back.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Generic At Best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stopped in after driving to Mentor to see President Garfield's historic site and finding that it was closed. Hubby wanted Italian and we ordered spaghetti and meat sauce and lasagna with meat. There was warm bread before the meal and the side salads which they dump mozerella on the top of iceberg lettuce and a little chopped tomato and a slice of red onion. There was so much dressing drowning mine that I couldn't finish it. The entrees were big enough and there was plenty of red sauce. I couldn't even finish half of mine and hubby's portion looked a little on the light side so he finished mine. Dessert was a tiramasu cake, which was enough for two and heavily dusted with cocoa powder and drizzled with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. I see by others' reviews that this is the place to be in Mentor, but I didn't experience that on this day. Perhaps we didn't order the right dishes.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“The Chicken Madison is fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The service was good, and I liked the decor. The Chicken Madison was excellent. The prices are reasonable.

Visited June 2012
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