Italian restaurants in Cleveland
Not too long ago, dinner at an Italian restaurant meant a platter of spaghetti big enough to feed an army, large green salads and a basket of crusty bread. You can still find plenty of reliable places that offer hearty Italian-American fare - but today you're just as likely to find authentic and artfully composed regional cuisine from Tuscany, Milan, Bologna, even Compobasso and Calabria. These days, chefs with Italian heritage (or simply a penchant for the diverse nuances of dishes from the peninsula) offer a spectrum of flavors.
Here are 20 great restaurants from the 2016 A-List guide to to Northeast Ohio's Top 100 restaurants with Italian cuisine as a centerpiece on the menu. The 2016 list includes Aldo's, Bruno's, Cibreo, Corleone's, D'Agneses, DC Pasta Company, Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino, Flour, Giovanni's, Johnny's Bar, Johnny's Downtown, La Campagna, Lago, Lockkeepers, Luca, Michaelangelo's, Stino Da Napoli, Trentina and Vero Pizzeria.