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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 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.
The waitress messed up the drink order but took so long to come back and check that it was irritating. I ordered coffee with desert and it came 10 min after desert which was melting so it could not wait. The eggplant cassoulet was heavy on salt and chickpeas and light on eggplant. I would not order again. Bread was good. I would think twice before I went again. They were not packed.
My wife and I did the 12 course tasting for our anniversary. It was spectacular! We also included the wine pairing. If you love food it is a fantastic experience. Thank you to Chef Dave, Fred, and the rest of Trentina's staff for making our experience truly unforgettable.
Grilled broccoli was fantastic. We should have stopped there.
Server was indifferent to our satisfaction. One fish entree, but they were out of fish.
Cocktails were meager.
Eggplant lasagna was tasteless.
Didn't feel like anyone was really managing.
Maybe I should get a pizza next time or just have starters and dessert.
Greenhouse Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. Jonathon Sawyer disappointed.
We didn't do our homework and were surprised to find out we came during the brunch menu time. That said, brunch was incredible. I had the pasta, egg, pork belly dish and I was delighted. The fingerling potatoes were perfect and my wife loved the veggie benedict. The food was well-crafted and beautifully prepared. The mimosas were excellent. The staff, flawless. The only ding on ambiance was the table of girls in sports bras slathering sunscreen up their skirts— distracting. But, it was a nice day out and maybe the mimosas got to them. Still, Trentina is a gem. This is one of the best restaurants in the city. You should go.
Trentina brunch was a unique menu mostly vegetarian options but they did not disappoint! The veggie Benedict was fantastic with the best stewed tomatoes I've ever tasted. The bottomless mimosas were absolutely delicious and the entire ambiance of the patio was perfect. This place has solidified itself as an elite Cleveland restaurant for me.
Very creative menu well executed without the hype. Chef has some mad skills. It was an amazing blend of old world and new.
I can't wait to go again and try the tasting menu with wine pairing. If you plan on doing it they need 24 hour notice in order to secure all the ingredients from local sources. AND the bread is to die for.
The staff was highly knowledgeable and very friendly.
Go, don't hesitate, go!
I am from NY. This is my second time and this restaurant only gets better each time. Truly innovative using fresh and unique ingredients. If this restaurant were in NYC it would be among the best italian and the prices would we easily be double! So obviously worth the trip.
Trentina presents cuisine locally sourced and international in accomplishment. Modest bistro setting with tables tightly spaced. Excellent glassware. Tasting menu maybe a course too long (not if you like pasta and risotto in the same flight).
Very fine wine pairings (forgo the cider unless you like Normandy barnyard). The mushroom mini terrarium is fabulous in look, originality and flavor.
Bronzino over coals as sumptuous as a fish dish gets. And Sawyer does perfect beef. On the Michelin scale, two stars, two true stars. Lucky those in Cleveland who may go often. Worth the journey whether you visit the museums or not.
Not my first time to Trentina, but it was my guest's first visit and he was especially blown away. I recommended some of my favorites dishes and we decided to split a couple of pasta entrees. I have always regarded the pasta at Trentina as exceptional but this evening, they even exceeded that standard!
00 PAPPARADELLE EN RAGU
Braised mushrooms, kale, pistachio & Luxardo
RIGATONI CON BOLOGNESE BIANCO
Lamb & crema ragu with nutmeg & black pepper, topped with breadcrumbs & Trenta grana parmesan
Completely insane and 100% remarkable. My guest (who is well traveled) said they were easily the best pasta dishes he has had in the US.
I also had the branzino special, table bread, and grilled broccoli which were outstanding.
Trentina has consistently delivered since opening and remains at the top of my list of exceptional dining experiences in Cleveland.
We had a great meal on the patio outside. The raw oysters were so fresh and delicious, but the shells could have been a little cleaner as far as a little grit when you bring them to your mouth to eat. Our staff was knowledgeable and very pleasant. I would definitely go again to experience more items on the menu!
We were given the a la carte menu, as the tasting menu is not available Sundays when we dined. The waiter was not as attentive as he should have been--never offered to refill drinks or ask us if we needed anything. I ordered the GNOCCHETTI SARDI, which was absolutely delicious, despite the unappetizing green color of the gnocchetti. My daughter had the sausage pizza and said it was good. It was large for one person. It did not have a lot of sausage on it though. It looked more like a cheese pizza with a few clumps of sausage on top. My husband said the lasagna, while containing no meat. was very good. Our other two daughters got the BUCATINI DELLA NONNA, which they said was good. I also had the green salad, which I did not care for the dressing or the extremely finely chopped almonds. I would not recommend it. The Strawberry Fields drink on the cocktail menu was delicious as well. Overall, the food, with the exception of the salad. was very good. They do offer 1/2 size portions. We got the full size portions, which were not very large; so unless you get appetizers, salad, bread, desserts, etc., I would not opt for this option. With the exception of my daughter, who got the pizza, none of us left with a doggie bag.
It was our first visit and we loved it. The food was delicious and well prepared. The service was excellent and decor simple. We definitely be back and would love to sit outside in nicer weather.
If we had one "negative" comment, it would be that the wine list is a bit pricey with not enough selections of more reasonably priced wines.
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.
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