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About Vaccaro's Trattoria
Vaccaro's Trattoria offers innovative Italian cuisine as well as classic favorites served in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Our pasta is made fresh daily. We have a stylishly appointed bar & an extensive & thoughtfully chosen wine list to complement our menu.
Akron, OH 44333
Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11a to 4p
Dinner Monday thru Thursday 5p to 9p Friday & Saturday 5p to 10p
Closed on Sunday
Exit 138 at Interstate 77
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Vaccaro's Trattoria offers virtually any type of catering service desired, from drop-off, ready to serve food to complete in-home, multi course dinners with wait staff & on-site chef service.
Chef/Owner Raphael Vaccaro
Private Party Facilities:
Vaccaro's Trattoria can accommodate parties in the restaurant of up to 60 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Raphael: (330) 666-6158
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vaccaro's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
It's been at least 6 months since we have been there due to moving from fairlawn to medina. In the past food was always great. This time the food was ok. Bread was always good this time it had a funny taste. I had the wedge salad there was very little ranch dressing and very little blue cheese crumbles. My wife had the scallops on a bed of spaghetti they said the sauce had a little kick. But it was more than a little she couldn't even eat it. My daughter had the fig pizza it looked Ike's good but the figs were whole vs a paste. She has had this type of pizza before at high end places and the paste was great. The whole figs were just to chewy. They did not have enough staff the watress was good but she was just to overwhelmed. She told us the kitchen was at 116 degrees. I don't know how someone could work in that condition. In the past the head chef would walk around and ask how things were this time no such luck it was a Thursday night it was not that busy. There was a table next to us that appeared. To know the owner. He was at a there table all night long stopping by and asking how things are going or if they needed anything. Never did this guy go around and ask the other tables if all was ok. The was very disappointed this was always a great place but the past couple times we have been there it appears staff have changed , executive chef may have changed. Not sure I will go back. Sad this use to be a great neighborhood gem. I hope this reviews help turn things around.
They just started a Wednesday summer special. Choices include prime rib and samon. Both offering we're outstanding in taste and price. The great meal also incudes a summer drink. You always feel welcome and special. The owner often sits down and talks with you. It's like one big family.
I ordered cheese lasagna. It looked and tasted like it had been made 10 hours prior and reheated. The cheese between the noddle layers was completely dry and almost non-existent. I couldn't even finish it. My husband had steak. It was an average cut of meat at best, unevenly cooked and served with french fries and asparagus...an odd pairing. For a night out without our kids and hoping to get a decent meal, we were really disappointed. My homemade lasagna is not dry and much more flavorful. His home-grilled steak is a much higher quality, especially for the money. The appetizers of goat cheese and stuffed jalepenos were tasty, but not enough to warrant us returning to Vaccaro's.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Vaccaro's. The food is delicious. I had the mahi mahi. It was beautifully prepared with grilled asparagus and red pepper polenta. My husband had the cioppino, filled with shrimp, scallops, and other seafood. Both were excellent. The menu included a number of fish and meat dishes as well as more traditional Italian food like lasagne and ricotta stuffed eggplant. All of the pasta is homemade. Prices are reasonable, especially for the quality. Homemade pasta with a variety of sauces starts at $12. The service was attentive and the ambience is lovely. Definitely worth a visit!
Vaccaro Trattoria offers authentic Italian food with a good value and pricing for great food. The owner knows his wines and makes his rounds in a friendly and upbeat way. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good Italian food.
Food was very good. We brought our daughter and our waitress said she was so well behaved that she brought her strawberries and blueberries for dessert. I thought that was very nice of the waitress to go out of her way to do that. Great experience. Great food. Great service. Would definitely go back!!
We were the noisy ones because our experience was THAT good and worth enjoying! From the superb wine recommendations to the amazing food, five of five -- again. Beef Braciole that's spoon-ready; who dusts ocean scallops with cinnamon and a chili thread? Lasagna that screams Italian comfort. No wonder the CBS golf crew eats here when in town, and they see restaurants around the world. None better!
I have eaten at Vacarro's for years, it has never been as good as it is today. The pasta is homemade, the seafood is fresh, and wine list is awesome. I love the attention to detail that they do from the table setting, the wine pour and the food coming out of the kitchen. They are rocking it all.
Fantastic entrées and impeccable service.
Swordfish, salmon and lasagna were all tasty and perfectly prepared.
Our only suggestion, window treatments are needed to the block the bright highway lights shining into the restaurant through the parking lot window. Really killed the ambiance. Otherwise it was an excellent value and we will return.
The waiter was great. The lamb chop was not tender. I would serve a frenched lamb chop versus the regular lamb chop. I only buy frenched chops because of that. The food was presented very nicely. Lovely ambiance. The calamari was very good. Again, don't use regular lamb chops. I am a bonified foodie and trust me, the chef can take this recommendation to the bank.
The pesto with spinach linguini was delicious and not overly oily. House salad dressing was delicious. Husband loved his gnocchi with secret sauce (I wasn't a fan, but then again, I didn't order it). The fritte dessert (fried donuts) was amazing, fresh and hot, but HUGE...enough for 4 or 5 people. Waiters were very nice. The only thing I didn't like about the service (and maybe this is a personal thing because I've served for a very high-end country club before) was they cleared my husbands plate before I was done. That makes me feel rushed. In fact one server asked if she could clear my plate while I was still chewing. It would be nice if restaurants would train servers to wait until everyone is finished before clearing. Otherwise, a fantastic experience and will be back to try other things on the menu. $$Pricey!!$$
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