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“Authentic atmosphere, nice food and wine” 4 of 5 stars
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lockkeeper's
8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, OH 44125
+1 216-524-9404
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Canal Road
Description: Lockkeepers, a Cleveland tradition, features Italian cuisine in a comfortable, yet sophisticated setting.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic atmosphere, nice food and wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Authentic italian, comparable to something you would find on the east ciast. Nice waitress. She could be in a tourism commercial. Roasted red pepper soup was delicious. The gnocchi dish was decent. I am used to homemade gnocchi that is smaller with a little snap, but the fresh cheese and sauce were tasty so overall it was good. The bar area was crowded. Apparently it is the place to be for happy hour, but it was easy to get a table in the dining room. The chardonnay was delicious and was served in an elegant glass. I will go back when i am in the area again on business.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seaford, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't stop returning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

In the past few months my husband and I have driven from the East Coast to the Chicago area 3 times. On our first trip, we stopped outside of Cleveland in Brecksville and had dinner at LockKeepers. We were very pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and food quality. Since that first time, we've returned on two more occasions. We haven't gotten past the appetizers and pasta dishes and so can't comment on the meat and fish offerings. All the pasta is house made and perfectly cooked. The gnocchi on our second visit was the best I've eaten outside of my grandmother's kitchen. The negative review is definitely an outlier and must have been written by someone who doesn't appreciate good quality food. Prices are not inexpensive but well worth the rates.

P.S. This establishment is not listed under Brecksville, OH as it should be.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Almost Run Over By The Valet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

After a good dinner, during which our table was served the wrong items three times, while walking to my car, one of the valets came careening around the corner, screeching wheels, and I had to jump out of the way of being hit! Upon calling immediately to talk the manager, he only said he'd hoped that I'd return to try their place again. I will never return!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky River, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Quaint place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A hidden gem in Independence. A friend told us about this place. It was worth the trip. It is located on the southeast side of Cleveland. We are extreme westsiders. Food was perfectly done and the service was better than average

Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“The Worst!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Don't ever go here, the food is terrible the service is aweful and over priced. Worst place in Cleveland!!!

Visited May 2012
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