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Rose’s Italian Kitchen

22 January, 2020 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Very cool place and very sorry it’s on the East Side of the city, rather than a bit closer to home! Though their menu wasn’t huge, they had a little of everything and the portions are huge.  The entrees don’t come with a salad or side, so I ordered a house salad and was shocked […]


12 October, 2019 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

I’m not sure how to even begin with regarding Palazzo except….OMG this place is AMAZING, particularly only having been open since June 1 of this year!  I happened across an article (attached) on Cleveland.com talking about how the owner had driven by this old, very sad looking building, in a not so great area and […]

Bistro on 130

26 January, 2019 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Tucked into a sad, mostly empty strip center at the corner of W. 130th and Sprague (the space formerly occupied by #1 Pho), Bistro on 130 may very well be the best thing that has happened to that area in……well – EVER!  Absolutely amazing – in fact, it was so good that we are really […]


2 December, 2018 | Bistro, Italian | By: Mrs Z

Polpetta was somewhat of a letdown.  I can’t say that it was “bad” exactly; just not someplace we’d be anxious to re-visit.  As I’ve said many times – there are way too many REALLY good restaurants out there to go back to one that was just “okay”. A positive was that our server Ashley, was […]

Molto Bene

16 September, 2018 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

We had such high hopes for this Italian place and in spite of the rave reviews it’s received, we were slightly disappointed.  Formerly a private house, it felt like a quaint little place to dine.  In spite of it’s size, and the fact that there aren’t too many tables, it doesn’t feel cramped.  On this […]

Amici Italian Restaurant

1 July, 2018 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Prior to becoming Amici’s, this place (located right at the corner of Rt. 82 and W. 130th in a non-descript strip center) had been many things – none of which we had ever taken notice of before, nor would we have even given this a second glance had it not been for someone dropping off […]

Cafe Piccolo

1 November, 2017 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Café Piccolo was an outstanding, relatively new Italian restaurant we practically stumbled across when we visited Heck’s Café a couple of weeks ago and decided (given our love for Italian food) that we just had to try it.  It was almost a joke between us to see which one of us would pick it first.  […]

Coco Bella Grille

19 September, 2017 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Coco Bella Grille occupies the space formerly held by Peppermill.  Though the owner is the same, they have decided to take things a little more “upscale”.  When we visited, they had only been “re-branded” for approximately 2 months, so I will forgive some of the issues and chalk it up to the learning curve (hopefully).  […]

Matteo’s Casual Italian Restaurant

24 August, 2017 | Italian | By: Mrs Z

Formerly a Mexican restaurant (can’t remember which chain); this neat little casual Italian restaurant has taken over the space, but while it looks tiny from the outside; it’s actually quite spacious inside with a huge bar and deck in the back.  They’ve only been open since November, 2016 but seem to have caught on already […]

3 Brothers Pizza

25 August, 2016 | Italian, Pizza | By: Mrs Z

We didn’t realize how long 3 Brothers had been open, but have passed it several times without giving it much thought.  In fact, we didn’t even know it was a dine-in restaurant.  We assumed it was takeout pizza and MAYBE sandwiches.  Wow, were we mistaken.   It’s located in the strip center on Pearl Road where […]