Flour - Italian Kitchen
Flour - Italian Kitchen

Flour - Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flourrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (216) 464-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    11:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00-2:30
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 2:30 pm- 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Minnillo & Matthew Mytro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: Clam Bakes every Thursday, during the month of October, as well as Wine Tastings monthly! Please visit our Facebook page for additional details regarding the Clam Bakes and Wine Tastings!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SOM Center Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Flour - Italian Kitchen
Inspired by the rustic simplicity of Italian cuisine, Chef Paul Minnillo offers Italian food to his new culinary venture in Cleveland, Ohio. From Flour’s larder, he creates his own house-cured meats, hand-crafted artisanal cheeses, pastas, neopolitan wood-fired pizzas and rustic Italian specialities. Flour seeks the freshest locally raised and homegrown products harvested at their seasonal peak. We do offer first come first serve patio seating.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Flour - Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)neighborhood gem (80)hot spot (65)vibrant bar scene (62)notable wine list (58)good for groups (56)special occasion (56)great for outdoor dining (38)great for brunch (38)great for lunch (37)romantic (30)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (16)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Excellent find!
    KimmieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I'm from Pittsburgh and found Flour through Open Table on a recent shopping trip to Cleveland. I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it was, considering I had never heard of the restaurant before. The service was great, we met one of the chefs, and the manager checked on us as well. Everyone was very friendly and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annalily
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great place, great service, great food. Love it! Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre.
    AirMan
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I ordered the veal parmesan that was one of the most expensive items on the menu at $31. It was ok, but not more than that. I was expecting something better. I have had better versions at much less expensive, lower profile Italian restaurants in the area. The Italian wedding soup was very good, to be fair, but the main dish was mediocre. The service was ok until our server disappeared near the end of our meal, leaving us waiting a while before we could ask for our bill. For four people with a couple of drinks, some wine by the glass, 2 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 salad and 4 entrees, the bill including tip was over $300. It wasn't worth anywhere close to that amount, so I am not likely to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • klee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was wonderful, i would highly recomend. I wish I would have tried the short ribs... the waitress talkled me into the pasta, which was good, but i should have went with the ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Cleveland Pizza...pasta too!
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I almost never order pizza at Flour, but somebody in my group does. I get a taste and can't believe what I'm missing, even though my order is good, too. Happened again on Saturday, this time mushroom pizza..fantastic taste, incredible crust, too good to take home and reheat. We ate everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Pick
    Swiss
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent restaurant...excellent service...great ambiance...price points are surprisingly high...over all a great addition to the area...would visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Thank you for a great birthday dinner! Dinner was delicious! The staff was great! I definitely recommend Flour!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over all always good
    Leslie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We enjoy going to Flour. It is always good and we enjoy the food. I love that it is so close to home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The best pizza and pasta around. Impeccable service and a gorgeous atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NoNamesPlease
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Server was very good. Helpful with menu. Food good but most portions small for an Italian rest. Largest distraction was the nois level. Hard to hold a conversation with several people. Over all good experience. Wil go back and will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have eaten here several times, but this was the best experience we have had. The service was much better and the food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foxroadheat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    great food, great nite, ate at the bar and got excellent service and recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once was enough...
    yummyseeker
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service was not up to expectation considering the atmosphere and the price of food. Calamari was great, and the pizza was edible. However, the pasta dish we ordered didn't not taste freshly home made as told to us by the waitress. It actually looked and tasted like ramen noodles, heavily oiled with olive oil. Once was enough to get the curiosity out of the way. There are plenty of other places to go for better food, price and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch East
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Flour does it again. Great Pizza and Salads for lunch. The Grilled Shrimp Nicoise was outstanding. Service incredible, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    MarcieL
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I'd been to Flour for dinner several times but never for lunch before. Service and food never disappoint. The atmosphere at lunch was lovely; perfect for catching up with a friend over a delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worst dinner!
    Christina
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wine was bad and served a different bottle. Asked for vegetable risotto and served lamb. Manager laughed and asked if I wanted a shot. Entree never removed from bill. Poor experience!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous find!
    Jschill22
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved flour. This was our first visit. The staff was friendly and answered all of my menu questions with ease. She made recommendations as well. I throughly enjoyed my experience here and would go back! We dude at off the dinner menu and both of our meals were excellent. We will be going back to check out their pizza which everyone raves about- need to try it! This is definitely an upscale place so if you're not going to pizza. Expect to spend 70-100
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time, Not the Last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had heard wonderful things about Flour. As first-timers to the restaurant and new "Clevelanders", we really enjoyed the food here. Our waitress was super attentive and helpful. Great wine list. We even stayed after dinner to grab an extra drink at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously Overpriced
    Howard245
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    13.00 for a drink? The calamari appetizer at 13.50 would have been overpriced at 7.00 given the few bites on the plate. I have been to Flour several times, however the last time maybe 6 months ago. I will not go back. I ordered a pumpkin ravioli dinner (small portion) and it seriously looked like a kids meal. My friend had the short ribs for like 25 bucks and it was this tiny thing on a large plate by itself. I will put this in the same class as XO down the street, places to maybe try once if you want, and never return. Both of us even with salads were still hungry when we left.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with Out-of-town Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Sat in the bar area. I had the shrimp nicoise, out-of-town guests had Tagliatelle Bolognese and a Margherita Pizza, we shared the chorizo dates as an appetizer. They were floored. CLE is on the map!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration
    celebrationVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    it is so nice to treat ourselves to special dinners during the week. thoroughly enjoyed everything about the evening. the food was great as was the atmosphere. thanks. it is great to have such a nice spot so close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Flavorful Dinner
    buckeyegalVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Just love coming to Flour, my Open Table requests have always been accommodated and the staff goes out of their way to make the evening special as a couple or in our group. The menu selections are always packed with Italian Comfort food and inventive/flavorful seasonal specials. You can always enjoy the Italian Wedding soup, some of the best in town, the flat bread pizzas, Chicken Cacciatore or Seafood item. The service staff is attentive and entertaining, the only downfall ~the mixed drinks...usually takes a 2nd time to get the request down. On the positive, the bar is always packed, loud, and energetic, great for people watching until your table is ready. A neighborhood favorite. Valet parking is available. Open for brunch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere and food!
    Lauralg
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We tried a new fall menu item and it was great! They keep the menu items that people love, but also add a few news ones in. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon voyage
    avidclefoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great business dinner. Must say, I don't like truffle salt (on the lobstah pasta). Only time I've been when I didn't care for what I ordered. Not their fault though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Flour alot!
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We took another couple to Flour as our guests. It was their first time there and they loved it! Tuesday is our favorite night of the week there as they offer half-price wines by the bottle. It's fun to enjoy a bottle (or 2) of wine we would not normally order in a restaurant. Our server recommended a great cab that we definately try again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New East Side Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We sat at the bar with Morgan, dining room was very busy on this particular day. Clam chowder special was phenomenal! Pizza is the best in town. Will be back very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for brunch
    Sundaybrunch
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fun, eclectic atmosphere... Eggs Benedict were perfect! Some food was extremely salty. My son loved the oversized stuffed French Toast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pasta and pizza
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As the name implies, Flour makes their own pastas and pizza doughs and the difference in taste is obvious. Se might say the place is not "authentic" Italian. To them I'd respond, "try the Chicken Cacciatore."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The calamari was the highlight of a very disappointing meal - and anybody can do calamari ok. Our party of 5 had a hard time finding anything to get excited about - let alone to consider ever returning. The pizzas were fair. The spaghetti con vongole was awful, (onions?) the eggplant meatballs bland... To be fair though - the space is very nice and the drinks are good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza
    kenyongalVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A gloomy Friday night in October was made instantly warm and comforting thanks to the excellent Funghi and Bianca Pizzas served at Flour. Enough to share or take home, these pizzas never fail to delight our family with an excellent cracker thin crust and wonderful toppings. Paired with a salad and red wine, you can never go wrong here. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • doc6465
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've enjoyed a good food and an Ambiance. I'll recommend this restaurant to my friends any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the best!
    bleeVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I love this place! The food is awesome and the service is great! Try the tagliatelle Bolognese, best I ever had. Great stone oven pizzas, great wine selection, moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy Evening
    Silooet
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our dining experience this time was not typical. It was Homecoming for University School, and this was the place for many of the couples to come. Therefore, there were large numbers of teenagers, which made the restaurant a bit louder than normal. There was also a large number of 12 - 16 tops, so the kitchen was swamped at times. With all of that, the service staff was well prepared, and was very attentive to us all evening. Also, the quality of the food that we received was very good. We were not rushed in any way, and the evening was quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bertmx
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    With an almost empty dining room, 4 parties were seated next to each other. I know this was done to keep the servers tables together, but we felt cramped in a nearly empty room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The four of us celebrated all of our birthdays together at lunch and our waiter recognized we were going to visit, open presents and eat lunch. He was knowledgeable about the food, offered suggestions, attentive, but not intrusive. A special surprise for all of us was 3 plates of complimentary desserts which were all delicious. We have already made plans to return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table for 8
    Farley5
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had another great experience at Flour and plan to keep gong back. Food was great and service was excellent:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was perfect!!
    AlyseVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The ambiance was perfect, the server was wonderful, the food was incredible! The Gnocchi with oxtail was potentially the greatest thing my husband or I have ever had. The mussels were cooked perfectly! The salmon was amazing and the heirloom tomato salad was so tasty! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Housewives -
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    a Peyton Place bar group ... the 'housewives' come to hang out-creates a LOT of noise! Bartenders, service staff & wait staff get lost trying to help bar area customers-while our wine couldn't be found - food delivery was slow, wait staff not refill water or wine glasses, Waitress was slow at bringing food, nothing appetizing in caesar's salad, burata, or veal. 1 Short rib was DRY. We do not need to come back for a long time if ever! So sad to see this place deteriorate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flour
    Diane
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyed the food very much! Except for the so-so calamari, the rest of the meal was delicious and interesting. I had a lobster/pasta dish the was perfection! They were trying a new custard dessert that would make me head back here just to taste it again! SUBERB and probably the best dessert I've ever had! Please add it to he menu permanently! Attentive service. My only complaint was the noise level. Very hard to converse. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable neighborhood place
    RobbVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food is good, if not creative. Location is convenient and parking is free. This is a basic Italian restaurant with a very limited menu. That being said, it is a good spot for a quick meal. Lunch is easy to get in for, but have a reservation for dinner, or the wait could be long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.