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CLE Hounds -- asking for your Italian recs...

billygoat Apr 28, 2013 04:39 PM

Sister coming into town from LA (she left CLE in '78 and doesn't return often...and when she does it's always family-only time!). This trip in she will have extra time and wants to go for Italian in CLE (dinner/Friday in May) -- my first thoughts were Bruno's or Johnny's (Fulton). And by the way, she chiefly likes unique places -- guess that's why I threw Bruno's and Johnny's out there...so what do the CLE hounds think?...sure I'm missing more than a few and will appreciate the recommendations! Thanks in advance!

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    daffodilly May 5, 2013 06:12 PM

    She might enjoy Chinato downtown in the East 4th area. If she's been away for some time she might be pleasantly surprised by the scene down there.

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      billygoat Apr 30, 2013 05:04 AM

      Thank you to all who've replied -- appreciate the La Campagna rec...trying to stay within CLE proper for my dinner with Sis...but I'm going to try that place myself!

      1. rockandroller1 Apr 29, 2013 08:12 AM

        La Campagna in Westlake. VERY tiny, reservations required. VERY good food.

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          gourmanda Apr 29, 2013 09:08 AM

          +1 on La Campagna!

          Also, Chinato on E. 4th. A Zack Bruell joint.

        2. NancyH Apr 28, 2013 04:49 PM

          Dante in Tremont.

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