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Chinato Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinatocleveland.com
  • Phone: (216) 298-9080
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm Thursday-Friday 11:00am-12:00am, Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Zach Bruell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Chinato has a beautiful, lower level dining space that can accommodate groups of all sizes and has a variety of seating options depending on style and needs of your particular group. This room has a beautiful private bar, as well as AV equipment. This space can be used for business meetings (AM or PM), rehearsal dinners, weddings, holiday parties, baby showers, intimate family gatherings or even a small cocktail party. We tailor your event to fit your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Shannon Bizga (216) 298-9080
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour @ the bar and in the lounge Monday - Saturday 4:30pm-6:30pm & 9:00pm-close

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Chinato
Chinato is a multi regional Italian restaurant focused on traditional, fresh Italian cuisine. Casual friendly and affordable, Chinato is a place where people can enjoy great food, wine, and spirits and experience superior service, all in a comfortable, and inviting atmosphere. Chinato is located on East 4th, in the heart of Cleveland’s premier dining and entertainment district!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to Chinato's before and have always enjoyed it. The menu is a little intimidating -- I know a lot about food but still did not know many of the words in the descriptions, but the server was very amenable to describing things. I had the pork osso buco and it was yummy, although just a tad salty for my taste. But, the restaurant was very busy with people going to all the downtown events and despite that, the service was exceptional and professional. I was very impressed. Chinato's food is inventive and tasty and very well-priced. It would be fun to have an outside table, but there isn't all that much seating out there."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Dining al fresco at Chinato's was a perfect way to prepare for an Indians game on the busiest Saturday evening of the summer. East 4th Street was abuzz with people strolling, dining and enjoying the sights. With our advance notice via Open Tables, the staff was well prepared to serve my wife according to her dietary needs. With a slight modification, her veal breast was a delightful success, accompanied by a lovely wine selection. My scallops in a lobster sauce were fabulous. No rush, just a wonderful dinner before a Tribe victory. Thanks to Zach Bruell's wonderful kitchen and wait staff."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were disappointed in our food choices. Quantity was small. Some odd tastes. Prices were high for the quantity of food."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had wonderful meal but we still think of the ripped seat and dog earred menu. For the kind of money we shelled out, you'd think they'd reinvest in the facility."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were staying in Cleveland for one night & researched restaurants with available seating for dinner on OpenTable. Chinato got good reviews & we were in the mood for Italian food, plus it was walking distance from our hotel. The reviews described the food as "simple" Italian. LOL! This food was extraordinary, not simple at all! We ordered the tomato salad special, fried baby artichokes, and the muscles for appetizers & swordfish with olive tapanade, salmon with farro, & pork osso buco for dinner, & then a selection of cheeses for dessert. The complexity of the flavor combinations, the textures, & the colors were remarkable! Every bite was divine! Before I run out of room, I must sing praises for our waitress, Emily, who was magnificent!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We completed the Tour De Bruell with a visit to Chinato, and were impressed with the consistency of the high quality, inventiveness, service at all five restaurants. We rank Chinato number two, after L'Albatros, but it was a very close contest among all of them. Chinato had the best mussels, the tomato, mozzarella, arugula and red onion salad was perfect, and the entrees were superb. We usually opt out of dessert, but celebrated completion of the tour by sharing a cherry tart that was just right. And, to top it off, the manager came to our table to thank us for completing the tour and chatted with us for a few minutes. Zack Bruell's organization not only cooks well, but hires and trains their staff well."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The vegan eggplant was delicious. This one of my favorite restaurants and it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We all loved it. The food was very good. The atmosphere felt good. Service was perfect. Had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had the blackened cod and my husband had the swordfish and we were both very happy with our food and service. We sat outside and it is a little noisy outside on 4th st. If you want quiet you should eat inside."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Pasta was excellent, as was the polenta/mushroom appetizer. The pizza was fair, wouldn't recommend it. Ask before you order a bottle of the house wine. It was $60 and nothing special. The service was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner before a concert. It was very busy and everything was great. Norenzo was our server and Jean was the GM. despite the crowd, everything was perfect. My wife had the gnocchi and I had the vegan eggplant. Both were excellent. Wine selection was quality."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Group of 5 had reservations for 5:30pm prior to a concert at the Q. I totally recognize that these are busy periods for all of the restaurants on East 4th. Tthe service was good but there were a few missed opportunities. There appeared to be plenty of staff waiting/standing at service counter but they missed our empty glasses, bread and oil plate. Given that cocktails have such a high profit margin, empty glasses are a miss. Our group would have had at least one add'l cocktail apiece had someone asked. Service was genuine and kind but could have been more thorough. Salads were great. Entrees were lovely. I appreciate the appetizer sized pasta option so that folks can enjoy an appetizer and/or salad and share amongst friends!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I cannot say anything was bad. I just had better Italian food that's all. my lasagna was OK. not more. I've tasted my friend's pasta and wasn't overwhelmed. the service was good though... the food? just OK. not worth the price."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Lindsay was our server and she was great. Answered all questions. was there when we needed her and didn't hover, Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Was here to send off some friends who are leaving Cleveland. Our server was nice and attentive, however, it did take a long time for our main dishes to come. Food was good although the menu lacks more shape to be able to figure what to order. The menu itself could have description of the pastas for the uninitiated (also "col buco" is not correct, but should be fusilli col buco). The tiramisu is not really tiramisu and too sweet for my taste."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Expect a hip and lively scene at Chinato and in the surrounding area downtown. Excellent location if you are heading to the Q as we were. Our wait person made sure that the food came out quickly so we had plenty of time to get where we were going. We were seated promptly for our reservation. The first order of drinks came incorrectly and was rapidly fixed. After that, there were no more errors. Mushroom salad was delicious as was the blackened cod. Emphasis on seasonal ingredients."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. This is a great place to go before or after an event Downtown. Outdoor dining is to see and be seen."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • " Found this spot online when looking for where to eat in Cleveland. Sounded like East 4th area had a number of restaurants in one area. Once I looked at the menu for Chinato, the decision was made. The experience certainly matched..and even went beyond it's appeal. The antipasti, pastas, even the olive oil for dipping the fresh bread were all superb! My husband has been to Italy and concurred "this is the real deal." We were also within view of the kitchen and so impressed watching the lead chef check presentation and perfect everything before it was served."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went to Chinato for a birthday dinner. The food was great! The mushroom polenta was amazing and the pasta with pork shoulder was outstanding. The menu had many different choices for one to choose from. Also, great location on East 4th."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The setting is fun and comfortable and the service was really terrific. The food was presented well, but left a little to be desired in some areas. i.e.: The scallops were delicious, but what's with the "croutons?" They did not soak up the sauce, were not tasty and were annoying to eat. The main event on the plates were very good, but the side things were off a bit."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Dinner menu offers appetizer size portions for people not wanting a large meal. Great way to enjoy pasta and a great value too. Had this "small plate" with soup ala carte. Very nice way to go."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Fantastic food and vibrant atmosphere. Added to our list of all time favourites."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The bread is wonderful, kind of odd that they give it to you when you first arrive then nothing to go with dinner. It would have been good with the pasta sauces. The chicken scallopine was very good, the spaghetti and meatballs exceptional, scallops and angel hair also good. Pistachio cheesecake was delicious, although it was a small portion and the lemon polenta cake excellent. I'd say the food was a 4-5 but the noise level and banquette seating detracted from the overall experience, felt a bit claustrophobic."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service was great. Seated immediately at time of reservation. Enjoyed soup selection and pizza. Great variety in terms of choices as well as portion sizes. Will return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I always look forward to eating at any of Zack Bruell's restaurants. Chinato is no exception. The food is perfectly prepared and the wait staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Chinato is a great restaurant."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "always enjoy this experience when we visit Cleveland on a weekend and before an Indians game"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went to Chinato this past Saturday, waitress was very knowledgable on food and wine options. I had the Pappardelle with creamed cauliflower and pecorino cheese, it was delicious. My friend had the pasta with veal sausage and liked it. I wasn't a huge fan of my risotto appetizer only because I thought I was getting a bowl of Risotto, not fried risotto balls. But I did enjoy my friends appetizer of mushrooms and creamed polenta. My reservation was nowhere to be found (I used "Open Table"), but luckily they were not booked and quickly accommodated us."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great service, from the time we got inside at the front door on. Great food, great atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I brought outnofnstate guests here for dinner. They raved about the food and wine. Great place to show off Cleveland as a foodie and destination spot. Meals were superb. Waiter was very informative about wine selections."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Energetic vibe, outstanding food and flavors. Fun staff, sit in the boothes in the bar."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "An extensive menu and decent wine list. While a little out of the ordinary, I recommend the octopus salad and zip de pesca."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food is very good and the atmosphere is big city and so is the location. Wait staff leaves a little to be desired and the bartender is not good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "You can make a meal out of sides and appetizers. The atmosphere is very conducive to conversation. Its located in a fun part of the city. Outdoor is great for people watching."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went for lunch and the place was pretty calm and felt like this is not a place for casual dining, its the place for something formal special occasions. I am a vegetarian and one of my colleague was also vegetarian, both our dishes were good but not delicious"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was a great meal and my out of town guests were very impressed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Just thought everything was terrific. Food and service were excellent and I hope to get back there soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everyone loved the food and service. Hot spot on the corner of east4th."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service making for a unique dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Highly recommended for a get together with funs. Good food, good times."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dined at Chinato for the first time and were absolutely delighted. Our group of 3 was celebrating a birthday and the staff acknowledged that upon arrival. Service was attentive, not obtrusive and Steven, our waiter, was very knowledgeable about the food and the wines. The trouble with a Bruell restaurant is that there are so many wonderful choices. You (we) really cannot visit only once. Chinato's menu beckons us to return and we will. If you'd like to really treat yourself, allow your server to choose your meal. I do this often and did so at Chinato. Duck confit ravioli for an app and a beautiful fish entrée paired well with the wine we selected."
    Dined on 7/12/2014