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Where To Find Great Italian Food in the Cleveland Area

Isla Chiu

Are you craving Italian food?

If the answer is yes, you should visit these restaurants, which all offer great Italian fare (this list is not at all exhaustive!).

Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant

Located in the westside suburb of Berea, this restaurant serves delicious Italian food. To start, customers say you can't go wrong with a bowl of their hearty wedding soup, which has plenty of meatballs, spinach, and veggies in a flavorful chicken broth.

As for entrees, you can't go wrong with staples like eggplant parmesan, lasagna (the restaurant's lasagna has layers of pasta, meat sauce, whipped ricotta, mozzarella, and provolone), and penne vodka, which has a vodka blush sauce with a bit of a spicy kick and fresh red peppers. Customers also enjoy the chicken Jo Jo Carloni, which is the restaurant's take on chicken piccata and has sautéed chicken cutlets, lemon wine sauce, capers, red peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese served on top of a bed of linguine.

If you have room for dessert, the tiramisu and cannoli are fantastic.

Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant is located at 627 W Bagley Rd, Berea, OH 44017.

Angelo's Nido Italia Restaurant

This restaurant in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood has great Italian food that comes highly recommended by locals.

Customer recommendations include the tender veal marsala, chicken Romano (which is topped with prosciutto, tomato, mozzarella, and marinara), stuffed rigatoni (which is filled with ricotta cheese and is served with your choice of marinara or meat sauce), and chicken piccata. Patrons also enjoy the French boned Australian lamb, which is a beautifully cooked-to-order rack of lamb that's covered with dijon mustard, a white wine and garlic sauce, and seasoned breadcrumbs and that's served with mint jelly and lemons.

If you have room for dessert, you can't go wrong with the delectable tiramisu.

Angelo's Nido Italia Restaurant is located at 12020 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Stino Da Napoli

If you find yourself on the westside, consider checking out this place in Rocky River. Check out their Petto Di Pollo Alla Domiziana, which has thinly sliced chicken breast that's sauteed with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and a light white wine sauce. Patrons also enjoy the southern Italian lasagna, which is prepared with fresh meat sauce and cheese, and melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi.

If you have room for something sweet, check out the ricotta cake or rum cake, both of which are scrumptious.

Be sure to bring cash as the restaurant doesn't accept credit cards.

Stino Da Napoli is located at 19070 Old Detroit Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116.

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