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TJ's on the avenue

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7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5405
+1 440-953-5959
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in from Boston visiting our son who is attending school in the area and I was craving italian food. We stopped in because we like trying mom and pop places instead of chain restaurants. It was awesome! The chicken parm and fresh pasta was absolutely delicious and my husband had a calzone which he could not even finish.... More 

Thank Judy W
Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had great dining experience. I had spaghetti and meatballs which tasted like someones special family recipe brought from Italy. The meal also included a delicious salad and rolls. My wife enjoyed her salad (that's all she ordered). This is a very clean nice and nice restaurant which I DEFINITELY will return. The wait staff was attentive... More 

Thank rleng6162016
Willoughby Hills
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Discover this Italian Restaurant in Mentor, Ohio .Very close to Great Lakes Mall. Very Nice atmosphere .Plenty of choices. Enjoy..

Thank louisa125
leveland, OH
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good basic Italian, not a bunch of money needed. For take out, grab a pizza or two.,one of the better ones in Lake county.

Thank retiredinwilloughby
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here at 5:30 on Saturday. Got right in even though the restaurant was full. The hostess and waitress and busing staff were all So very attentive. So great to see a restaurant this busy and the staff really working hard to get you in and out, not rushed by any means just very aware how to take care... More 

Thank 902patty
Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always been happy with my food and the service here. If you like Italian food the menu is good with variety and fair prices.

Thank Roballclean
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best lasagna I've had in a very long time. Home made with lots of meat, topped off with a big meatball. We had a large group of about 12 at lunch and had great service.

Thank Terri L
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121 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped there tonight with my gf. We both split a pizza and was very delicious. Nice place, reasonably priced and good service. Saw lots of other dishes being served and all looked very nice. We'll be back for sure...

Thank Lezleefeetsgoddess
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211 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Back in the day this place was awesome. My chicken had huge chunks if fat in it and the sauce was so bland. The salad was good as well as the Cavalli pasta. Service was horrible. We waited 15 mins just to be seated cause the girl kept getting tables messed up. Defently won't be back, waste of money.

1 Thank gingerriss
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great family Italian, homemade sauces, pastas and very friendly. Only problem: my wife says too many choices!

Thank Clint F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5405
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: +1 440-953-5959

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