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
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.
Went to Trentina to celebrate my girlfriend's 21st birthday and did the 12 course tasting menu. We were BLOWN AWAY by the food and service -- both of which were the best we've experienced in Cleveland. Our reservations were at 7:30, and even though the restaurant closed at 10:00, they insisted we take are time and enjoy ourselves. We left at around 11:30, all the while treated to the best dining experience of our lives.
This is an intimate space with a great menu and wine list. The quail was perfectly prepared. The pasta is made on site and was delicious. The wait staff was not overbearing and was knowledgeable about the dishes and the history of the restaurant. Highly recommended.
When we arrived our table wasn't ready and they send us next door to the bar at the hotel, which is fine, but they may want to work out a system with the hotel because one beer and one glass of sparkling water shouldn't cost $17 without tip, but it did.
This is our second time there and the pizza is very good. The salad not so much. The pastas are average but not bad. The sauce was kind of heavy. The noodles though were very good, fresh. Every good restaurant should have great coffee. The coffee unfortunately is way too weak.
My biggest pet peeve about the place is the ambiance. it's totally lacking from the décor, etc , to the tables, whacking your leg when you go to get up or move. maybe the patio is better
Perfect dinner. Wonderful salad - simple but excellent. Pasta, again, simple but absolutely delectable. The food here works, you can tell how much thought and expertise goes into the preparation. Service, as always, was impeccable. The only flaw is the price of a glass of wine - a little steep.
The Red Basket Farm salad was great as usual. It is our favorite salad in Cleveland. The potato pizza was incredible. My wife had the buckwheat spaghetti which was excellent. I had the Nona's pasta which was good, but not as good as the first time I had it. I would give the restaurant 4 1/2 stars as 5 stars would imply perfection.
Went for the 12 course tasting g menu. Tge food was incredible. However, it was more food that I - or my companion - could comfortably eat. And the chef would not permit us to box up any leftovers. So did not particularly enjoy the last 4 or 5 dishes as we were already full. Bad policy. So I couldn't really appreciate all of the $115 meal. I may go back again, but certainly not for one of the special things about Trentina
Trentina has incredible food and service. Honestly the only "drawback" is the room lighting. I don't pretend to understand the nuances of fine dining and decor, but if I had to say, the dining experience is reduced some when eating in cold, flat light. The mood was improved incredibly when the "tallow candle" was served. That little addition of light made everything feel warmer. Still, incredible food. The bianco bolognese was amazing.
Was in CLE for a weekend. JS's restaurants were highly recommended so we tried this one. The only available time was 5 pm so we skipped lunch and took an early supper. We were the only people in the restaurant for 90 minutes when another couple finally arrived -- so that was weird. The food was good but there was eggplant in the lasagna which created an allergy issue that went unacknowledged If going I recommend ordering a few plates to share to create a cadence to the meal. Otherwise it feels somewhat flat
The food was excellent and the service was superb. However there was no mention of our anniversary by the staff or a congratulations on our child to be which was mentioned in a conversation with the staff. The staff was very knowledgeable on the products and the specialities that were used to prepare these dishes; however they missed the mark with the personal touch with me. I would definitely return to this class A restaurant it just must have been an oversight that night.
Server was overly talkative and slow. Both the salad and the entree were over-salted (the saltiest meal I ever choked down in my life. I didn't mention it at the time because I didn't want to spoil the evening, but, sure enough, both my husband and my daughter remarked on it later). The ambiance was lacking - a candle would have been nice at least. A good bottle of wine was the only saving grace.
The broccoli and red leaf lettuce were excellent. The red leaf salad is one of my favorite salads anywhere. The pasta Nona was good, but not as good as usual. The pasta was gummy and clumped together leading me to believe that it needed a little more pasta water to prevent this problem. The cavatelli with grapes was interesting. I like grapes and I like cavatelli but the combo didn't really work for us. Separately, both the pasta and grapes were tasty. The one dish that failed and the only dish we have ever had at Trentina that we didn't think was excellent or very good was the vegetarian eggplant. The eggplant just wasn't very tasty. The accompanying sauce of chickpeas, tomatoes, capers, and cheese was tasty, but a little salty. Overall, a very good meal with some minor complaints.
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