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Guarino's Restaurant

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12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
+1 216-231-3100
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Corryton, Tennessee, United States
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in at Guarinos on a very busy a Saturday night. It took a few minutes for anyone to acknowledge and seat us, but once seated we were pleased with everything else. The decor is very eclectic and glitzy. Dark walls, lace accents and candles galore. We ordered the presuito stuffed olives, chicken parm and feta... More 

Thank CorryTNgal
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Portions were large and bread was good, but otherwise it was very average. I had chicken piccata and it was rather dry. My friend's marinara sauce pasta was better.

Thank PennWanderer
Houston, Texas
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533 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Little Italy and going to the restaurants along Mayfield Road for years. It took us a long time to try Guarino's which is supposedly the oldest restaurant on the hill. We went for lunch and enjoyed prompt, attentive service. The Braciole I had was good as were the Chicken Parmigiana and Ravioli... More 

2 Thank George Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is one of the oldest restaurants around in Little Italy, and, unfortunately, it shows. It serves very standard southern Italian food and while it was OK and the portions were large, it wasn't good enough to make us want to go back. The Atmosphere was very casual family.

Thank GeneDoc57
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Unlike our previous visit in commemoration of my birthday, the Seafood platter was filled with fake crab & mushy pasta, & the lasagna was absent of any flavor worth talking about. "Mushy" Pasta!

Thank Michael G
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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257 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during a Saturday afternoon. It was not crowded at all, about 4 tables filled. Our waitress, Suzy, was not very cheerful nor much of a waitress. She took our order fast enough but we soon ran out of drinks and ended up asking the bus boy for refills. Our water glass was never refilled even... More 

Thank Patchez89
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2014

While visiting Cleveland recently, and staying in the University Circle area, my husband and I were dismayed to find that there were but few restaurants - and only franchise sandwich shops - open for lunch within several blocks of our hotel. It was a Monday, so no big surprise. So, we ventured up the road and into Little Italy. We... More 

1 Thank ukiah17
Cleveland, Ohio
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202 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is my cousin's absolute favorite restaurant in Little Italy, possibly all of Cleveland as well. In my opinion it rates well above many others in Little Italy for atmosphere and food. The twinkle lights and little chandeliers along the walls add a little something special to the experience and the rich reds in the decor make the restaurant feel... More 

1 Thank Stacy_247
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2014

After a day out seeing the city we wanted to stop in Little Italy for a quick bite to eat. Honestly the only reason we went to Guarino's was b/c they had an open parking lot. The man who greeted us (and even opened the door for the ladies) was very friendly. Inside, not so much. The waitress was kind... More 

Thank kall29
Aurora, Ohio
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to Little Italy for a nice Saturday walk and a good meal. Its a cool area, we had fun untill our experince at Guarino's!!! It was 3:30, We chose this place because it had a nice patio with about 5 tables open. Went through the front door to no greating. Stood for 5 mins before being noticed. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-231-3100

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