You may be in Cleveland, but go to University Circle and you’ll be in Little Italy. With a slew of amazing, authentic Italian restaurants, Trattoria Roman Garden won our hearts (and palates). Between the decor and the smell of their homemade marinara sauce filling the restaurant, it’s hard to believe right outside the door is Cleveland and not the rolling hills of Italy. The menu offers nothing short of every classic Italian dish, but the difference between this and just some Italian restaurant is that this quaint restaurant provides the taste that only an Italian nonna (grandma) can achieve. The portion sizes are large, so on an empty stomach, this place would be Heaven. Don’t fret about what to order, though. The staff, who happens to be comprised of Italian-Americans, will happily guide you through the menu and the evening specials. However, between just us, you can safely put down the menu and just order the Eggplant Parmesan. One of the best versions of this classic dish we have ever tried. If your dinner wasn’t enough, order their classic tiramisu and pray that this culinary experience never ends. Make your reservations by calling (216) 421-2700.
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