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Lolita
Lolita

Lolita Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lolitarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (216) 771-5652
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American
  • Executive Chef: James Mowcomber
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Professor Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street parking where available, otherwise Valet in front of the restaurant on Literary Rd.
A word from Lolita
Nestled in Cleveland's chic Tremont neighborhood, Lolita is an inviting restaurant which attracts locals and out-of-towners alike.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing food. Pleasantly surprised as to how great eveything was! I've told many people already to try it."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food, knowledgeable servers! Gave us pig tails and ears to try-- wow, delicious!! Could make meals out of the great apps. Only issue was they seemed to be running short on staff and service was slow. Also forgot one of our plates, and had to be reminded. Apologized profusely, but our 11 yr old had to wait 10 mins for her dinner to show up. Gave us gelato as a comp, very nice, but then my other daughter wanted a different dessert and it took several minutes to get the eye of the waitstaff. Ultimately it took so long, we decided not to order dessert. We are big Symon fans on a family trip and had driven from central NY so the family still had a great time."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner - we were unfortunately seated under an air conditioning vent and it was cold. But other than that, a fine meal. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We waited to be approached, we waited for suggestions, we waited for our drinks, we waited for the extraordinary experience that we've all had there in the past. The entire experience was underwhelming. Their were a couple moments where I felt the server may redeem themselves, but it ended up being average at best. I have no problem spending the money, when I get the experience I am expecting."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Michael Symon has a big reputation and Lolita lives up to it. The menu is small but well thought out and each item is a testament to his style of food. Prices are reasonable for the quality of what you receive."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The chefs pull together some interesting items and create very delicious dishes out of them. Service is great, atmosphere as well. A great place to enjoy fine dining without feeling stuffy while doing it. Don't miss this place."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was very much expected from a Michael Symon's restaurant. Amazing pizzas with fresh house-made mozzarella and sausage. My foodie son said "Hands down the best tomato sauce ever!". One of the appetizers I ordered was not quite balanced to my taste. The server asked whether I don't care for the dish and why. I told her capers overpowered. A little later she came back and reported that the chef investigated and he agreed with my assessment. She took it off the bill (I didn't expect her to.) At that point, I felt I have a voice and the chef actually listened to me. It was a great feeling!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service! Great place to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Some of the staff wasn't friendly, waiter was polite but unattentive, food was overpriced for small portions. I expected so much more"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Lolitas for a nice romantic Dinner and had a great time. Food was awesome and our waitress did an outstanding job."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Pig tail and ear appetizer was delicious. Like chicken wings on steroids. Carbonara was very filling but surprisingly light. Quail ravioli with mushrooms is a dish I will remember for a long time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was delicious! A little pricey but I knew what to expect ahead of time, so I was okay with it. Really enjoyed the interior design and atmosphere. This was my first and only experience so far, but there were a couple of times where we noticed the service was fairly slow or our server was not around when we needed her. Part of the reason may be that we were over in the corner by the entrance and the server wouldn't have been just walking by that area where we could have stopped her. Dessert was great, and I'm glad that it wasn't a very large portion so I didn't feel like i was going to explode after eating it. I would go here again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had the bone marrow to start, full of flavor! Then we had the fried livers as a meal, the prosciutto and asparagus pasta dish, and the rosemary and goat cheese macaroni. The dishes were overall very delicious. The server never told us her name but was pleasant and efficient. We were sat right on time for our reservation and the atmosphere was nice. tables and booths. Parking was terrible so unless valet is an option leave time for hunting down a space."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Been dying to try this restaurant as I've been to all of Michael Symon's other Cleveland restaurants, and it did not disappoint! The food and drinks were great and reasonably price. I definitely recommend the big board of cured meats to anyone as well as the Spaghetti Carbonara and Brussel Sprouts. Only complaint I have is that, like most of his food, all the dishes are just a little too salty which distracts from the core flavors of each dish. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We loved the crispy pig tail & ears and found the menu very exciting. We were Hally with most of our food, however the risotto was crunchy. When we mentioned this to the waiter, we were told this is how they prepare it there, al dente. They took it back and cooked it a bit more but we would prefer risotto cooked in the traditional way... The flavors were great though we wouldn't order that again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The staff was so professional. The food was delicious. I would recommend everyone eat there sometime in their lifetime!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Lolita never disappoints, delicious food and wonderful service"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great food. Service was excellent. I enjoyed the crispy chicken livers over polenta appetizer. The polenta was out of this world! My husband liked his bruschetta with tuna. My pork chop Milanese was huge and delicious. My husband scarfed down his wahoo entree. We both had The key lime sorbet, although one portion was enough to share. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Michael Symon just plain gets what makes a restaurant GREAT! Don't miss this place when in Cleveland."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "had a great summer meal. Friendly staff wonderful food would go again in a second."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends. Only one Pinot Noir in the menu. Service was ok but not stellar. Thought that the value if the meal was not worth it. Maybe I was expecting too much. With all of the great restaurants in Tremont, I will go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The menu had something for everyone from picky age 11 to adventurous 55, and everyone loved their selection. Appetizers were particularly unique and delicious -- the grilled brussel sprouts were a hit even with the picky teenagers. The wine snob in our party was excited about the wines offered. Our server could not have been more welcoming and helpful. At the risk of showing my bias, as an establishment of a well-known chef, I was impressed that not a single staff member was condescending in any way."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Fried Brussels Sprouts? Cured Meats? Bone Marrow? Fried Chicken Livers? Fried Pigs Ears? I am surprised there wasn't any Burger King french fries or McDonalds hamburgers on the menu. If you want to eat healthy stay away from here. We are not health nuts by any means, but we do not want to go to a nice area for dinner and drinks and eat fat. The staff is very friendly and do their best at all times."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I used to love them. Was my favorite restaurant in cleveland. We had an all around bad experience. Stuck us in the window with a bunch of loud valgur drunks. After the finally moved us, service was below average. Pork chop was deep fried and raw and the place was freezing. Pasta was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time, and I will be back. Everything we ordered was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great group meal. Everyone loved the atmosphere, food and drinks. The staff was awesome."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "For all the hype, thought the food would be outstanding instead of above average (maybe outstanding for Cleveland). Perhana(sp) cheese app was a huge dollop of cheese that would have fed 4 people (tasted good but wasted food), chicken was excellent, asparagus was good but over grilled, Brussels sprouts were swimming in so much vinegar you couldn't taste sprouts, trifle dessert was just a mason jar with sponge cake-whipped cream-strawberries (not special at all). Liked the restaurant's layout and service was very good. Decent wine list and specialty cocktails. Compared to Mario's and Bobby's concepts in NYC, Lolita is above average and doesn't stand up to their excellence. Place was very busy so am sure Mike is making money."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The directions I got from Lakewood to Lolita's didn't take into consideration the closed bridge at Columbus and we spent the next 20 min. taking the driving tour of Ohio City, the Flats, you get the picture and neither one of my daughters had their phones with them. We couldn't contact the restaurant and arrived 35 min. late. Understandably our reservation was given to someone who evidently knows how to get to the restaurant. Your hostess asked us to wait until she could see if you could accommodate us and we were seated on the patio. We had a great time and are very thankful for all of your efforts."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Charcuterie is the best in Cleveland. Get the Big Board. The Brussels Sprouts are always great. Entrees were very good. Front of the house hostess stand warm and welcoming. Our server had difficulty with basic requests and seamed to barely do the minimum to "get through" our dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Michael Symon rocks! Everything we had from our wine to appetizers to dinner was awesome! Unique and flavorable food - the flavors come alive in your mouth! The brussel sprouts are so amazing - we placed an order to go! Great time with my husband and met some very nice people next to us and our nephew showed up there also!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have wanted to visit a Michael Symon restaurant for some time. With a concert at The Nautica Pavilion in the plans for later that evening I was delighted to find Lolita so close by. Both myself and my date chose the walleye dinner. The fillet was a generous portion and thick enough to retain its moisture. Quite flaky with the hint of crispy skin that added a nice texture to the succulent flesh. Set on a bed of smashed peas and mint, topped by a burre blanc sauce and fresh greens, this dish was a winner for us! I did have a difficulr time choosing which dish to get as they all sounded wonderful. I will go here again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The appetizers and drinks were good. Fabulous entrees but the desserts were a disappointment. Overall service was good but slow."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My siblings and I and spouses all came home to Cleveland to spend a weekend with my aging parents. My mother has always wanted to go to Lolita's so 8 of us (including my father with a walker) had dinner there on a busy Friday evening. The staff was very accommodating of my father's slow pace. We shared 5 different appetizers (which were fantastic) and then split 4 entrees between all of us. Once again the staff was very accommodating of us doing this and gave us extra plates and silver, etc. and helping us move stuff around table and clearing plates as they were emptied. They also let us take our time and didn't push us. It was fantastic and not really all that expensive for me."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting Cleveland for the weekend. I was looking forward to dining at a Michael Symon restaurant and it didn't disappoint. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered. The roasted bone marrow appetizer was absolutely delicious. I ordered the walleye which was the 'fish of the day' and loved every bite. The flavours were outstanding. I will remember this meal for a long time, one of the best I've ever eaten. The service was good, our waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly and warm. The price was very reasonable and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special occasion and, having dined at Lolita in the past, we knew we would have a great experience in all ways."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was superb--so many unusual and tasty combinations. The service was friendly and solicitous, without being intrusive. What was difficult was carrying on a conversation--we literally had to shout at one another. On top of that, there was a very loud table near us and voices just echoed in the place."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The pizza was the best we ever had!!! Service was great!!! We arrived an hour earlier than expected but was able to be seated immediately. Great evening."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Brought my parents to Lolita for their first time and we couldn't have had a better time. Great patio, great food, great service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "So sad....The Lolita burger is gone. I hope this great restaurant finds a replacement for it. Their happy hour list is really small without it. It has to have a meat replacement quick! DJ bartender makes our time great each visit."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants. We took a family group for the great food, neighborhood, casual relaxed atmosphere. Never disappointed. We had a new server who struggled a bit, but all enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014