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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:
Sunday: 11 am - 9pm
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
We went here for brunch and loved it! They have a wood burning oven in the back and if you order anything with their bread, you will not be disappointed. Also, the Rye Felicia is INSANELY good if you like cocktails. Excellent wine menu, excellent service. Great location. I would say definitely one of the best restaurants in Cleveland.
Overall, the experience at Trentina was alright, though we're definitely not going back. We asked them for some bread and they brought us some to the table at a cost of 8 dollars! -- it's the first time I've heard of an Italian restaurant that charges for bread. Also, the dessert menu is really unappetizing, there is hardly any variety, just some ice cream and cake. An Italian restaurant ought to offer some tiramisu, panna cotta, or cannoli. Lastly, the waiters ought to wash their aprons that were really dirty and stained with food!! Would not recommend this restaurant, we were so disappointed!
My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Trentina. We enjoyed the Bianco 12 course tasting experience with wine pairing. Each course was a surprise and a delight! Beautifully presented and a pallet pleaser the way the locally sourced ingredients were used together to make wonderful dishes. You could tell that they were made with passion and love from the chefs and kitchen staff. Also the wait staff were so friendly and attentive it made our night magical! Thank you Trentina! We will be back!!
We love Chef Sawyer's other restaurants and we couldn't wait to try Trentina for our anniversary. We got the 12 course tasting menu with the drink pairing. The service was so educational and polished. The food was creative and fun and outside the box. While the cost is up there, the experience was worth it.
Dinner was great. We enjoyed it. But there were a couple of things. I had heard that they had a great 12 course tasting menu. However, the server never mentioned it. When we got home from Cleveland, there was a message on our answering machine confirming our reservation and offering both menus. Wish the server had mentioned it. Also, we ordered the bread for an appetizer. It's awesome. When our meals came, we were offered a second order at no charge. We ordered it since we all had meals with sauces. However, the bread that was delivered to our table was beyond burned. We picked at the bottom of the bread but most of it couldn't be eaten. The manager on duty did happen to walk by and see the bread. She was not happy that the bread had been served. She remarked that she was sorry and offered to get us a new bread order but we decided against it. Guess we just felt like the food is amazing but the service certainly lacked the quality that you would expect from such a fine dine restaurant.
This was our first time at Trentina and we will be back. Food was excellent and server was very knowledgeable about the menu. I would recommend maybe one additional fish option, and would suggest the wine list offer more affordable offerings (or lower the highly marked-up prices currently used), and broaden selection beyond Trentina region. This is not the best restaurant we've ever been to, but it ranks high on our University Circle list. Definitely worth a visit.
My wife and I were in Italy last year for a honeymoon and our planning a trip back there this year to Northern Italy. As a result we have spent some time studying the food and wines of the northern region. Having recently been to Italy and with studying the Northern regions we were beyond impressed with Trentina. It was the best meal we have had since Italy, and the best I've had in Cleveland, OH; each course was better than the next. The Cesari Ripasso Valpolicella was the best Ripasso I've had, and the desert port was even better. The ambiance and the wait staff was excellent as well. For anyone looking for a truly authentic Northern Italian meal, I would HIGHLY recommend.
Excellent food in a spare modern setting. This small, high-end Italian restaurant definitely worth a visit. Tucked away in the heart of University Circle next to Glidden House, it's easy to miss. The guard allowed us to park in their lot.
My guest declared the charred broccoli the best version of that vegetable she ever had. We split an order of the wood-fired lasagne, also excellent. White pizza with ricotta and arugula was tangy, bordering on sweet. Charcuterie delicious as were the unique pickled vegetable accompaniments.
Service was friendly but spotty. Some order confusion. Forgot our second glass of wine. The usual "who had the..." (pet peeve). Shouldn't they know?
This place is beautiful but loud. All hard surfaces. Could use a couple of tapestries or something to deaden sound. Tough to even hear the person across from you.
Nice patio in summer. Definitely worth a visit.
Great service and the food was delicious. Very accommodating to food allergies as well. Next time I will request outside where the ambiance looked amazing! Inside was a bit empty (it was a Monday night of a holiday weekend) so it felt a bit stale inside. But I'm sure if all tables are filled the ambiance would be much better.
Had the wood-fired pizza and 3 half-portions of pasta on the menu to make a pasta tasting of sorts. First of all, their half-portions are deceptively generous. However, every dish was quite heavily salted. The kitchen's heavy hand with salt detracted from my enjoyment.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining here. The food was excellent . Thankfully, we requested a table outside, because the restaurant is very noisy inside. The music was very loud and the seating very congested. Actually, the music was a bit too loud on the patio as well, but it was very comfortable and better for conversation. My only disappointment was that, even though we were asked if this was a special occasion when we confirmed the reservation, and it was our 25th anniversary, it was not acknowledged by the host or wait staff at any time. Most restaurants offer a complimentary dessert or at least thank you for coming to celebrate an event.
We loved Trentina! Coming from New Jersey we know great restaurants and this is a great one! Jonathan Sawyer lives up to his reputation with inventive, authentic fire-infused cuisine. We stayed downtown where there are lots of options, but chose this one. It did not disappoint for any of the 5 of us! Service was gracious and knowledgeable.
Very impressed. The lamb rigatoni was incredible, gnocchetti were outstanding and the cheesecake was the best we ever had.
Have eaten at Noodlecat and Greenhouse Tavern multiple times and had to try Tretina's on Father's Day.
Will definitely go back!
Enjoyed the range of fresh prepped dishes. Sophisticated casual ambiance. Nice of them to let us sit on the patio after our meal even tho it was close to closing time. The only small problem was that when we sent for the server to replace our corked wine, the customer did not get credit for being right. We did get a replacement but just a little reluctance on the part of the server.
I've heard great things about Trentina for dinner. Brunch, on the other hand, fell short. The brunch entrees should come with a side dish for the price they charge. Two of us ordered the eggs benedict, which came out extremely raw. The other two ordered egg strata, which was nice, but nothing special. We all left hungry, $100 later for the 4 of us.
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