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Jun 14, 2010 03:37 AM

Cleveland: Westlake, Wickliffe, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Case Western

We are coming to Cleveland this week and will be staying in Westlake. We will take a drive to the other areas metioned as well. Would love to know about restaurants in those areas..nothing too fancy. We are not into Indian food but love most others...dh loves seafood, and I love Italian...we would love to know about anything specifically Cleveland in those areas.

Thanks for any information....Westlake will be the most important since we are staying there.

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  1. I'm not sure if you've heard about Melt yet but it is delicious! It's greasy American food (various different kinds of grilled cheese, actually), so it doesn't fit in any of the categories you mentioned, but I never leave there unsatisfied. There's one in Lakewood, so it's about a 15 drive from Westlake. There's one on the east side now, too (near Case Western).

    Little Italy is also not too far from Case. My favorites there are Corbo's Bakery and Guarino's.

    If you want something light for Brunch, there's a First Watch at Crocker Park in Westlake. Yes, it's a chain, but the food is good and it's a nice place to stop for a quick bite.

    Melt Bar & Grilled
    14718 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

    Guarino's Restaurant
    12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

    First Watch
    168 Market St, Westlake, OH 44145

    1. In Westlake, one of my favorites is Moosehead Saloon. Very casual bar with a fun patio. The sandwiches are excellent.

      I would highly recommend hitting the Greenhouse Tavern which is downtown on E. 4th St. My wife took me there for my birthday this weekend and it was absolutely unbelievable. It is fairly casual and the food is out of this world.

      The Greenhouse Tavern
      2038 E 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

      Moosehead Saloon
      694 Dover Center Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

      1. For Italian in the CWRU area, I would suggest Marotta's on Lee Road. It's a nice neighborhood, but sadly the overall quality of the food in Little Italy isn't very good. Dessert from Corbo's after eating somewhere else is always a safe bet.

        2289 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118

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        1. re: gort

          Thanks everyone!! Our time is so short..going to a cousin's wedding and trying to fit in a few extra days and also see where my grandparents lived, etc. Hope we get to try one of two of these suggestions at least!! Thanks so much!!

        2. I 2nd the rec for Moosehead saloon. Melt in Lakewood is delicious but can require a 2-3 hour investment of time between wait for table and food, don't go there if you're hungry and in a hurry.

          La Campagna in Westlake has DELICIOUS Italian food. Reservations required, they are a very tiny, family owned place in an unassuming strip mall. No website.

          Stino da Napoli in Rocky River is also very good Italian.

          Tartine Bistro and the Wine Bar in Rocky River are also good, the latter has a great patio if you can get a seat out there.,

          Tartine Bistro
          19110 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH

          La Campagna
          27337 Detroit Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

          Moosehead Cafe
          209 Washington St, Rome City, IN 46784

          1. I did a report titled "CLeveland's Little". Unfortunately, we did not get to try any of the places recommended...we so wanted to but we ended up only having one day on our own and since my cousins had lived in Little Italy we wanted to go there. We thought it was fantastic...Nido Italia and Corbo's were fantastic...I can't stop thinking of the linguine and clams and the cannoli's!! I hope to get back there before another 20 years goes by!! You have a treasure in Littly Italy...I hope you can appreciate it....wish we had it!!