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.
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
When we arrived our table wasn't ready a ...
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 - simp ...
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 u ...
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. T ...
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 ...
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 restauran ...
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
Trentina is a great restaurant with exce ...
Trentina is a great restaurant with excellent food and service. The portions are on the smaller side but this allows you to try multiple things on the menu which is nice. Great restaurant, would definitely go back!
The food was excellent and the service w ...
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. Bo ...
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 e ...
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.
The gluten free options lack. Although t ...
The gluten free options lack. Although the gf pasta that they did was very well done. Wouldn't go back due to the limited gluten free options. Beautiful outside dining. Redoing the outside footing would be advised and I'm not even 30 years old. I can't quite imagine sitting on uneven concrete as an older diner. The chef did a lovely job creating beautiful dishes. Would recommend but wouldn't go back ourselves.
Made reservations for this Thursday to c ...
Made reservations for this Thursday to celebrate my wife's birthday. Location is nestled on Case's campus near the museum district and Severance Hall. Started with cheese/pickle/charcuterie plate, which had several excellent selections, notably the polenta cracker and coffee rind cheese. Excellent selection of wines--not an overwhelming list but a good assortment of high quality options. For mains, my wife had the duck two ways, which was perfectly cooked and had the smoky flavor afforded by the wood oven. I went with the lasagna, which reacted equally well to the smokiness and was given an extra unique texture by the house made noodles. Service was excellent--well explained menu, extremely kind and helpful, and gave enough space to enjoy the service. We will definitely be back!
Creative cuisine coupled with excellent ...
Creative cuisine coupled with excellent service. The food was outstanding. The menu options/preparations were well explained and accurate. Our server was also sensitive to our time needs, attending Cleveland Orchestra concert. A great experience.
My wife and I came here for our annivers ...
My wife and I came here for our anniversary. We had been to other Jonathon Sawyer restaurants, but this was our first time at Trentina. We had a great time! The food was excellent and a great value. As a plus, the bathrooms have fancy space-age toilets that are worth checking out.
We had been wanting to try this restaura ...
We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, but it is small so reservations are a must and require a credit card. We had the grilled cauliflower and a mushroom pizza. I thought both were outstanding, and would try everything on the menu! My husband is a meat and potatoes guy, so he didn't like the food as much. Nice patio in one of the prettiest locations in Cleve, University Circle.
Shockingly bad, especially for what is s ...
Shockingly bad, especially for what is supposedly one of Cleveland's best restaurants. First of all, if you're going to specialize in the cuisine of a particular region, train your staff to pronounce it properly. Alto Adige is not pronounced ah-DEEJ. But the food was unbelievably awful, starting with the charcuterie plate, which featured an oddly textured, underflavored mortadella, some pallid slices of pork, two hunks of cheese that were too cold and mostly rind, and pickled broccoli stems that were nasty-tasting and so fibrous that I literally gagged on one piece. The house-"extruded" pasta was gummy and oversauced with some sort of flavorless goo. My halibut had a burned crust and was horribly overcooked. My brother's pizza, a house specialty, had a soggy crust, a weird-colored and texured tomato sauce and no flavor. Avoid this disaster or you'll regret it.
$12 for a gimlet? $12 for a glass of whi ...
$12 for a gimlet? $12 for a glass of white wine? Well, I guess. We were looking forward to Trentina, having heard a lot about it, but the menu was...what is the word...overreaching. Trying too hard. Bread for $8? Grilled cauliflower for $15? The oysters were fresh, but the menu said they were served "with a Prosecco mignionette, fresh horseradish and citrus" but what that means is the oysters were served with all that atop, not on the side to be doled out according to taste. The osso bucco was terrific, and the smaller serving sizes are much appreciated. My Rigatoni Bolognese Blanco was very good. But then came the check. Again, $12 for a gimlet? I guess I have got to get used to restaurants trying to recoup all their investment quickly. Yes, we will go back. Nobody judges a restaurant on one visit.
Pleasant experience overall. Great servi ...
Pleasant experience overall. Great service. Wide choice in all menu categories. Loved the (shared) table bread with beef tallow candle for starters...original and delicious. Charcuterie platter also unique and tasty.
Quite frankly, after having an outstandi ...
Quite frankly, after having an outstanding meal at their sister restaurant (The Greenhouse Tavern), we were severely disappointed. We were so excited to go to Johathon's new Trentina, after GHT and were so, so unimpressed and uninspired. We decided to go with the 12 course, all in signature specially prepared dinner by the chef. Honestly, the ala carte menu would have been a far better decision. How can one suggest the seafood feature of that 12 course menu be a dish of anchovies as the only seafood? Come on now. Also, the service was unpolished (as was the service at GHT). Jonathon should take some lessons from Michael Symon's restaurants which have incredibly polished service and outstanding food. If you haven't tried it yet, go to Lola--far greater experience, food and service than Trenstina. Perhaps I should stop now. But having spent close to $500 for this meal was just short of ridiculous.
The waitress seemed very friendly at fir ...
The waitress seemed very friendly at first and then ignored us. The food wasn't seasoned- grilled broccoli appetizer, grilled cauliflower and halibut lacked flavor. Vegetables tasted more steamed then grilled and had little flavor. Smores dessert was the highlight of the meal. Overall, we were very disappointed.
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