About Felice Urban Cafe
Set in a quaint yet chic turn-of-the-century home on Larchmere Boulevard, Cleveland's art and antiques district, Felice Urban Café has been serving up delectable dishes since 2008. Our philosophy is to create fresh, house-made food for a sophisticated palate, but present it in a casual and approachable way. We are proud to serve locally-sourced produce, including ingredients from our own private garden. Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends on our beautiful seasonal patio, mingle at our nightly happy hour, or share a romantic table for two at one of Cleveland's most unique dining spots.
Global, International, American
Hours of Operation:
New Summer Hours
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
E. 126 Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Felice Urban Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Felice has great ambiance. I love the pa ...
Felice has great ambiance. I love the patio and, during the cold season, the bar upstairs. I usually go for happy hour. I've had better luck with the small plates than with entrees. Their bartenders are VERY good, and the appetizers are, too, which keeps me coming back.
Had reservations for a Saturday and had ...
Had reservations for a Saturday and had seen complaints about slow service in some reviews but found this not to be the case at all. Waitress was prompt and courteous and cocktails and food were prepared and delivered quickly. We had earlier reservations (5:45) so it was not crowded, and I suspect some complaints about slow service involved later dinner times when restaurant may have been busy.
They have an interesting cocktail list and would recommend, ours contained bourbon, honey and lemon and was very good. Ordered grilled shrimp and pan-roasted wild mushrooms from the appetizer menu and both were very enjoyable and for entrees had the fish tacos and Korean style barbecue ribs. Bother were excellent, with the fish tacos being made with a flatbread instead of shells and came with a coleslaw which tasted as if flavored with red and white vinegar. The ribs had a delicious sauce and were very tender and were served with house made french fries and freshly made ketchup. Would definitely return to again when in the area.
One of my favorite places to dine in Cle ...
One of my favorite places to dine in Cleveland. The food is great, the staff is wonderful and the atmosphere can't be beat. You can come dressed up or casual, whatever fits your needs. I've taken business associates there to going in my flip flops and somehow it just works. And if you are there early for dinner, Margaret the owner, will drop by your table and say hello, she will always ask for you story. Thank you Felice for being a great place for all to come and enjoy a wonderful evening.
Made reservation online. Assumed we'd be ...
Made reservation online. Assumed we'd be seating inside with air conditioning. They didn't ask our preference just seated us outside on the back patio. It was humid and started to rain and the roof leaked. Service was extremely slow and the food was just okay. Most certainly not memorable and we will not rush back or recommend.
Love this place, every time I go, I can ...
Love this place, every time I go, I can never decide what to eat. I love the out door seating which the perfect place to relax and gather with friends during the summer. The inside is an adorable converted house with plenty of charm. Never been disappointed with food or the service. Always happy to come back again.
In every respect Felice delivered. The n ...
In every respect Felice delivered. The night began on a staff friendly note. This included a very personable and knowledgeable waited, who went out of his way to make sure everything was just right, and he was not overbearing. It also was a delight to talk with owner Margaret Mueller. Aside from that the food was excellent, and in particular the vegan platter, which we split with a salad.
I would highly recommend Felice as a great place to spend a summer's night out.
Hadn't been in a couple years, but had g ...
Hadn't been in a couple years, but had good experience in past. Service was extremely slow, both for someone to initially come over to the table and the to get food / drinks. Our appetizers came before drinks by ten minutes until we had said something. A few other tables complained about the drinks being slow as well. Food was good overall, some things better than others. If service had been better would have made for a better night as well as had more than one drink. Took so long to get the first and no one bothered asking if we wanted another till we were nearly done with dinner.
The food was very good. The cocktails we ...
The food was very good. The cocktails were wonderful. They should, however, have a way of notifying customers when making reservations via open table that only outside seating is available most summer days. I wanted to be seated inside but that was not an option. I understand their reasons (small wait staff) but there should be a way of letting people know ahead of time.
Great happy hour and extensive beer list ...
Great happy hour and extensive beer list from Ohio breweries. Waiters knowledge of the beers and food(small plates) was excellent. I will definitely make this my go to place for happy hour and I'll go for dinner next. Great outdoor patio.
Once we declined alcohol, we felt our se ...
Once we declined alcohol, we felt our server's attitude change, as though we were a money losing table for her. My husband was on-call and not allowed to drink and I chose not to drink alone. We did not discuss it until later but felt it was noticeable. That is unacceptable, there are many reason why people don't drink and while it may lower the overall total bill, no customer should be treated less because of it.
The food was okay, but not great. I had a salad with apples and almonds which was very good, although there were many noticeably rusted pieces of lettuce. These should not have made it out of the kitchen. Then I had the grilled shrimp which lacked flavor, was under-seasoned and the shrimp weren't de-veined, which I would have expected. My husband had the chicken pappardelle which was good although I felt was under-seasoned as well.
The chocolate cake with ice cream and raspberry sauce was very good and clearly the best part of the meal.
It was our first visit and we had been looking forward to eating at Felice, but it was disappointing.
This is the third time in the past year ...
This is the third time in the past year that we've dined at Felice, and we've gone from loving it to being disappointed. Last August the service was attentive and the food was unique and stood out from the crowd. In April of this year our server seemed to be agitated that she had to work. And now in July my wife had olive pits in her Fried Calamari Dish and it took our waiter 30 minutes to get us the wrong bottle of wine...no wait, it is in fact the bottle you ordered, sir !
The wait and bus staff were dressed in shorts and t-shirts, essentially unprofessional. Our waiter was consistently rushed, delayed, confused. We ordered one of only about twelve bottles available on the wine list. 15 minutes later he returns to our table and tells us they're out of the wine. We order a second bottle of white wine. Another 10 minutes passes and he finally arrives at our table saying he's sorry. I pointed out that he must have found the first bottle we ordered...he paused...he looked it at...and realized he had in fact done so.
Felice needs to hire, retain AND train a consistent staff. Being "out of" fish dishes and adding olives pits to a dish and NOT good signs !
Had to wait 2 hours for dinner to be ser ...
Had to wait 2 hours for dinner to be served . Told they were short one cook . Should have called customers to tell them what had happened . We would never have gone . We will never go back. They did not even appologize or offer to reduce bill or offer something for our inconvenience.
Our server seemed distracted at best, un ...
Our server seemed distracted at best, uninterested and inattentive, at times even annoyed. This was our first time dining on the patio on a beautiful summer evening. Because of poor service, we are reluctant to return. On previous visits, our wait staff was engaged, well informed and very attentive.
While the service here is always attenti ...
While the service here is always attentive and professional - some of the best servers in Cleveland - the food is spotty. On my most recent trip, I found the ribs to have kind of an organ-y taste, and my partner found the pasta to be uninspired. We felt like we were paying top dollar for a really blah dinner. That said, there is no prettier urban garden cafe in Cleveland and the cocktails were very nice.
Outstanding! This was our first time th ...
Outstanding! This was our first time there. We were expecting Felice to be good, but we weren't expecting it to be this good! All of the food we ordered was excellent. Our server was outstanding - seeming to be a seasoned expert at taking care of his diners, although in fact it was his first night "flying solo." Other members of the staff we interacted with were excellent as well. We were seated outside on an evening with perfect weather; I suppose we can't always count on that! The wine list is fairly small but very well selected, with appropriate choices to match a wide range of dishes. Each of the three of us ordered a salad - outstanding - and we ordered several appetizers to share. Every dish was delicious, interesting, and perfectly prepared. We found the food, and the entire dining experience, to be on the level with some of Cleveland's best - Lola, Dante, Blue Point Grill, etc. - but the prices were considerably lower. Also, although healthy eating at a restaurant is always a challenge, it seems that it would be easier to do that here than at most places that have food this tasty. Overall - great food, nice wine list, great service - outstanding!
I was appalled that a restaurant would c ...
I was appalled that a restaurant would charge $4.00 for bread with your dinner and 75cents for butter! true it was pesto butter but its bad policy to nickel dime your clients. We waited an hour for our food and the waitress showed up to see how we were doing (after an hour) then checked to see where our food was.. this was my 3rd time here and also my last. not much good to say at all.
I've loved Felice for a long time, and w ...
I've loved Felice for a long time, and will likely continue to frequent it, but the service has occasionally been inattentive and slow during recent visits. Also, during this visit, one of my dining companions got the chimichurri steak, which was tough and not prepared like it was in the past.
This used to be our favorite neighborhoo ...
This used to be our favorite neighborhood go-to because they had several vegetarian/vegan options, as well as meat options for my husband. Not so much this time. Service was also very slow and disjointed. Lovely garden, though.
Kitchen was understaffed that night It t ...
Kitchen was understaffed that night
It took over two hours to be served
Wait staff was nice but not terribly apologetic
And worst of all we found(after asking for bread while starving!!!! They charge for bread... And it isn't particularly good and not even warm
We were extremely disappoiuted
Was a bad night for Felice. Food took 1 ...
Was a bad night for Felice. Food took 1 hr, 40 min to arrive after ordering. "tickets misplaced" was explanation. Comped us on dinners but charged us $7 for salad and $4 for bread. Overall a most frustrating evening.
Food we had was very good, but some port ...
Food we had was very good, but some portions were small. Even drinks were small. Service was friendly but delivery timing erratic. Menu was interesting but limited. Old house converted to restaurant is nifty. Am not sure how it would work on very hot day. Experience was good enough to probably try again.
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