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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
With our cousin visiting from Chicago last weekend, we wanted to share a sure great dinner out with him, and Trentina fit the bill perfectly. We were all impressed with the exquisite quality of their food. Tim really enjoyed a glass of their Italian white wine after not liking his sampling a taste of their Slovenia white. Portions were moderate in size but just right for us seniors, so will be back again. The duck breast was succulent and golden beet salad memorable.
The food was very good, but the atmosphere was in no way romantic. Our sever smelled like BO and they were more focused on the Indians game than asking if we needed to order more drinks. Overall it was a good experience but in the competitive cleveland restraint scene I don’t think I would go back.
Server did good with the wine. We ordered three salads and entrees the server only put one salad in. The food all came out at once and we decided to ask for only one more salad. The second salad came out and it was off, very sweet tasting. We mentioned this to the server and she didn't have much of a response nor did she take it off the bill. also one of us asked for cheese on the pasta and we were given a tiny plate with Parmesan shavings, not as much as we had wanted. attentiveness of th service trailed off toward the end, though food was mostly good it was a bit disappointing given our experience last time.
Trentina underwent a management change around 4 weeks ago (early September-2017). The menu and prices have not changed, but both the service and food preparation have deteriorated markedly. With only around 20 people, perhaps 7 tables, service was very, very slow. In fact, we never figured out who-if anyone-was supposed to be our server. Trentina's (formerly) wonderful puffy bread, $8, had barely raised in the oven and someone decided to address this by dousing it with oil before it came to the table. It didn't help, nor did the suet candle which left wick-ashes but did not melt much of anything before going out. Despite assurances that it would be ready soon after our appetizers, the wait for lasagna was 45 minutes-long after the appetizers had been cleared from the table. The Njuda pizza had none of the promised mozzarella and a minimal amount of sausage. In short, it was essentially nothing but bread. Perhaps the new management will improve, but at the moment Trentina should be regarded as barely satisfactory.
Wife ordered pasta to start which was good, pizza for second course. Pizza was raw so we had another made and it was raw again. I think majority of service attention is for those that participate in the tasting menu. Price point may be a little high given service and food quality. We actually went to Greenhouse Tavern after because we were still hungry. Also owned by same person, excellent service and food - highly recommend. First review I have written but felt obligated given the fact we spent $200.
The food at Trentina continues to be outstanding, but our service at this most recent visit was the first time things seemed to be off there. Many of the familiar faces were not around that evening, so perhaps it was just too many less experienced servers, but the pacing was off, the server did not seem to know anything about the wine being served, and the first Manhattan that came out seemed like it was all bourbon and served on the rocks.
I hope this was just an isolated event and not the future of the restaurant.
Service was TERRIBLE.
We ordered the tasting menu and waited 25 minutes between courses.
We politely asked if we could be served faster to multiple restaurant employees.
Either the chef does not care if diners had a good experience or the owner, Jonathan Sawyer does not care. We spent alot of money for the tasting menu and not only did we have terrible service, the food was cold and we did not get the items as described on the menu.
There are many other great options for a tasting menu including CROP BISTRO, where service was timely and food was great.
Wanted a nice patio, great food, good drink...got it! Delicious, creative Arugula pizza which highly recommend and a Butterscotch Budino that was to die for! Enjoyed a quiet meal on the patio on a warm early Fall evening! Cool location on a quiet tree lined street in the University Area...perfect! A must do restaurant! Friendly, smart server! Thanks ... will be back!
First time eating at Trentina, waitress was terrific, attended to our needs made suggestions and was not intrusive. She suggested we order the bread and candle, yes a real live lit candle ( tallow fat). A great suggestion, delicious, we also enjoyed the charred broccoli. Since Trentina fuses Italy into its entrees, we ordered two pasta dishes to share, yummy. For our main course we delighted in the flavors of steak, branzino, and duck, plus a yummy bottle of wine. We all enjoyed our evening.
One drawback, the restrooms are upstairs any one with knee or back problems will have difficulty with the steps.
We specified that it was our anniversary and it was never acknowledged. Server was dull and a low talker. Hard to hear and understand him with the table of loud men next to us. Food was ridiculously overpriced. I would never recommend this place to anyone and will never go again.
My grandmother was born in the Trentino region and my husband and I were married there, so finding a restaurant which featured this Northern Italian cuisine on the Case Western campus felt like a good omen as we dropped off our college freshman for the new school year. It was the perfect place to celebrate this milestone event. The table bread from their wood-fired oven with the "edible beef suet candle" was both inventive and delicious. This was followed by the most wonderful beet salad accented with a brown butter vinaigrette and smoked almonds. Perfectly prepared bucatini was coated in a light tomato and white wine sauce, and my son's gnochetti was also excellent, topped with flavorful shredded beef for a heartier dish. While my half order of pasta and the beet salad was filling, my son said the full order of gnochetti alone was all he could eat, which says a lot, since he typically does not pass up dessert! Prices for this caliber of cuisine were fair, although I'd like to see a more generous wine pour in the future given the cost. We will be regulars here whenever we visit Case Western.
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!!
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