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Chef Jonathon Sawyer's Restaurant Trentina explores the rich diversity of culture and joyful voice of cuisine in the regions of northeastern Italy. The menu exemplifies the commonalities between the valleys of Trentino-Alto Adige and the Cuyahoga Valley, including a strong sense of gastronomic craftsmanship and agricultural heritage. Allow us to take you on a journey as we interpret tradition through an elegant and modern lens.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Contemporary Italian, Italian, German
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11 am - 4 pm; 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm*; 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm*; 4 pm - 9 pm
*Alcohol sales begin after 11 am
Ford and Euclid
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located within walking distance of The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra's Severance Hall, The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
We share parking with the Glidden House hotel and additional metered street parking is available as well. Complimentary valet is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings.
RTA Cedar-University Rapid Station
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Trentina Ratings and Reviews
The food was quite good and innovative. would not say the service was on par with the food and how the place is advertised. You would expect a place for "foodies" to have service to match. The waitress was pleasant enough but not particularly warm. I was most disappointed by the fact that the restaurant did absolutely nothing to acknowledge our anniversary. I specifically mentioned that on my open table reservation and the restaurant mentioned it when confirming. We have 2 young children at home and don't get to dine out much, so it would have been nice to at least acknowledge it. We have been to other restaurants for special occasions, and other places have gone above and beyond to thank us for choosing their place for a special dinner. Forget a dessert on the house - a simple thanks for choosing us would have been nice. Good, but not sure I'd choose to spend $100 per person there again.
Went for Brunch. The food was very fresh and you could taste the quality of the ingredients. We thought it was reasonable for brunch with regards to pricing especially based on the food quality. Looking forward to returning for wood fired pizza on the patio.
my favorite spot on the east side. always cozy & the best service. only wish they had more a la carte or add-on options like eggs, bacon for brunch.
oh & do yourself a favor and visit the restroom upstairs. trust!
the sound i heard while dining:
"My Girl" by The Temptations
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I love Trentina overall but the tasting menu was a disappointment. We had sketchy service as well. The wine/food pairings were mis-timed. The wine steward did not know her wine list. Overall I'd love to come back and try the regular menu which I have enjoyed in the past, but I wouldn't recommend the tasting menu.
I picked Trentina for its location close to a CMA event, but it is a worthy destination in its own right. The cozy room was appealing, as was the simplicity of the menu - veg-focused appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and a handful of entrees. The Italian-oriented wine list was thoughtful, with plenty of choices by the glass and bottle. Service was fine, but the small kitchen seemed to get backed up a bit at points, though wait time for dishes wasn't excessive. What knocked me out was the excellence of the ingredients and the way they shone through in the refined conception and execution of the dishes. An appetizer of grilled broccoli couldn't have been simpler or more delicious. It was broccoli forward, with a delightfully smoky taste enhanced by a subtle sauce - no extraneous seasoning or overdone presentations. A pasta with lamb ragu was appropriately al dente and lightly coated with a creamy sauce - another winner. I couldn't resist trying the black pepper pound cake, which turned out to be made with polenta and came with lightly whipped cream and macerated strawberries. Worth every scrumptious calorie! I would love to eat at one of the outdoor tables when the weather allows. I'll make a point of coming back to Trentina next time I'm in town...maybe every time.
One of our favorite salads anywhere in the world we have eaten is their red basket farm salad. It is wonderful. We tried a new appetizer of snap peas and crab. It was definitely worth five stars. Fresh snap peas, delicious large pieces of crab, and a wonderful dressing. We tried three pastas. The bucatini della nonna was very good. The rigatoni con bolognese was also very good. The pappardelle en ragu would have been another five star dish but for adding the luxardo. It made the dish too sweet for our taste. No dessert, but the sundae at the table next to us looked wonderful. I would give the meal four and a half stars but the rating system only provides for four or five.
Great dinner. I had the bucatini and others had the lasagna. We all loved it.
The only thing I would suggest is that beef candle is not worth it. It was good, and the bread was great-- the candle didn't burn down enough or fast enough to be enjoyed and I feel like that is what a majority of the $8.00 cost for bread comes from. I wouldn't get that again based on the fact it just didn't burn fast enough to be used therefore wasted money.
Delightful culinary gem in the midst of Cleveland's cultural wonderland. The staff was very welcoming and helpful in describing their vast selection of wines, cocktails, appetizers and specialty dishes. Service was prompt and attentive throughout. My choice of wood fired lasagna was prepared to perfection and a vision to behold. The ambiance was calming and the entire dining experience was a total pleasure. I have already spread the word to friends and will most certainly return to this amazing oasis in the city for a sampling of other items on their menu including brunch and desserts. It's a perfect recipe for a great time and making lasting memories.
This was our second visit to Trentina. The first time we did the tasting menu which was a lot of fun. This time we ordered a la carte. The best dish was the endive appetizer - it was more than the sum of its parts - very enjoyable. The pappardelle sounded great on the menu, but was surprisingly flat and under-seasoned, such that my wife requested salt, which she rarely ever uses. The white pizza had a nice flavor, arugula, a touch of lemon and a nice bite from the hot pepper, but it was almost impossible to eat, the toppings were falling off while trying to pick it up. I guess knife and fork was the way to go. Our other disappointment was that the tiny table for two was so small that two entrees, a pot of tea and an appetizer left no room for plates for us to share the food, we used little 4 inch bread plates to eat from. There were plenty of empty tables and I wish they would have suggested a move to a larger table when they found out we actually planned to eat a full dinner. Aside from that service was very attentive and the servers were knowledgeable.
We had a very enjoyable dinner for my wife's birthday. Server Taylor was very attentive and pleasant. Everything was beautifully presented, perfectly executed and delicious. We both loved the idea of the suet candle with the bread. We will definitely go back.
A friend recommended this restaurant--it is very close to the Cleveland Clinic, where my friend had an appointment. I had reservations for four, including friends from out of town. I was pleased to see the high ceilings and amount of light. One of my friends is elderly and used a walker, so it was difficult to navigate around tables, but at least we could see each other and could hear each other well. The table bread was spectacular--it was a puffy piece of pita, shiny with olive oil that we dipped in melting beef fat (which was dripping from a suet candle). The wood-fired golden beet salad was delicious. The entrees were not memorable--we ordered the lasagna (my companion said that it did have different spice flavorings), eggplant, rigatoni, and papparadelle. One concern--I found a small stone in my papparadelle and notified our server; she explained that the mushrooms are foraged. I would have liked to have had a little more concern--perhaps a sincere apology; as my friend said, I could have broken a tooth on the stone. We had to asked for beverage refills and had to wait longer than we would have liked; one companion had to ask for her wine a second time. We did have a pleasant visit with our friends--we did not feel rushed. The staff was also nice to hold the door open for my friend with the walker.
We celebrated my Mom's 60th birthday last Sunday at Trentina and we were all very happy with our experience. Our server perfectly described and informed us with all of their food options and I was impressed with how well she verbally explained each item on the menu. We all enjoyed the fresh stone-oven baked bread along with the edible wax that we started with, I could have eaten the bread all night! I ordered the Pappardelle en Ragu and shared the Confit Silke Chicken with my boyfriend and enjoyed both Entrees very much. The chicken was unique with its black exterior, but the flavors were impeccable. I also tried my Mom's Ohio Strip Steak and it was cooked just right. I especially enjoyed the crispy potato in that dish.
All in all, I could say it was probably the best meal I have had in Cleveland in awhile, everything was well executed and the staff was all very friendly and attentive. You can never go wrong visiting a Chef Jonathon Sawyer establishment!
We did the tasting menu with beverage pairing. While the food was fantastic, as the restaurant filled up, the timing between dishes got longer. And its understandable this would happen for a tasting menu, we expected it to take 3 hours (what it has taken in the past for us and others). This time, we were there for 4 and half hours. This really took away from the last few dishes because we really were just ready to finish at the 3 hour point. Because of this, I don't think we'll do the tasting menu again, but the standard ordering menu. The food was good, but the standard menu would have been a better option for us. The wine/beverage pairing was really good, but again, timing was a bit of an issue.
We went a couple of weeks ago and had the tasting menu. It was WORLD-CLASS, truly. We went back to try the a la carte options. The pizza margarita was exceptional, but I found the rest a letdown.
Beef Osso Buco pasta
Rigatoni with lamb ragu in white sauce
All pedestrian, at best. I was surprised.
We WILL be going back next season tohave spring's tasting menu. Absolutely.
We truly enjoyed our evening at Trentina. The service was noticeably superior, and our server, Drew, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. We opted to order off the a la carte menu for our first visit to the restaurant, and overall the meal was great and priced appropriately. Standout items from the menu included the grilled endive and Salsiccha Di Manza (beef sausage) from the PRIMO + INSALATA section, as well as the sweet potato dessert. Most of us had various pastas for the main course and they were all very good. We will definitely be back!
This was our second visit to Trentina and it did not disappoint. The menu presented interesting seasonal offerings with a Northern Italian emphasis. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. It was a particular delight for the person in our party who needed gluten free food, because there were a lot of choices and they were really good. The prices are reasonable as well. It's a small space, and a bit on the noisy side. The service is somewhat leisurely--and I wish that the servers weren't trained to "review" the menu with patrons. But these are small quibbles in an overall excellent dining experience.
The Bianco Tasting menu was an incredible experience. Each course was served with a full explanation of each of the locally sourced ingredients and how it was prepared. We tasted every ingredient in each course. Some of the courses included things we never even heard of...(smoked butter served with the beast course). The Bianco Tasting Menu was one of the best meals I have ever had. We are looking forward to returning with friends to try the other things on the menu.
Truly outstanding. A real foodie experience. A San Francisco/Northern Cal restaurant in Cleveland. You can be sure that the preparation of every item will be incredible and unique. Service is excellent - very knowledgeable and present without being intrusive. Decor is intimate and comfortable while allowing the focus to be the sensory experience of the food.
my friend and I had lunch which was wonderful. I didn't ask but it did not seem as though there was accessible restroom for her ( she uses a walker and stairs just aren't possible)- restrooms are on the second floor. Fortunately it wasn't an issue for us but I suggest checking before you arrive, if this is a potential issue. Service, food, ambiance were great!
We were a party of four which completely enjoyed our lunch. The menu options were somewhat limited but the quality and presentation of the food we ordered was excellent. The wait staff was unobtrusive but was there when they were needed. This was our first meal at the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and the modern feel. We do highly recommend Trentina.
A shared menu bianco (chef's tasting menu) dinner + pairings was the perfect holiday gift for my boyfriend and I to give each other. We shared a beautiful experience over 12 courses and 4 hours. Every dish was carefully planned and crafted, and delicious - several were damn-near (if not) perfect. Literally, a few gave the man goosebumps. Pairings were fantastic.
The staff was attentive, courteous and extremely knowledgeable about everything we were eating and drinking. They even checked in several times on the pacing to be sure we'd make it the whole way through (and adjusted a bit when we asked for a little breathing room).
I've been a fan of Chef Jonathan Sawyer's for several years, but this was my first trip to Trentina, and it surely did not disappoint.
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