After passing this place by over the years, finally decided to try it. Was just hoping for good "red saauce" Italian-American food, but got much more. Perfectly cooked calamari, outstanding lasagna alla bolognese, delicious scallopine di vitello with an inventive risotto cake (like a flattened arancino). Only the osso buco disapppointed -- not sure it was even veal, not melting from long slow cooking, and not the traditional sauce nor gremolata. Well chosen wine list with lower than usual mark-ups contribute to a satisfying experience. Even if it was a slow night, service was professional without being stuffy. Will definitely return on future visits to the area.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service... Food
Outstanding service... Food was wonderful with great presentation. Nice wine list.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
A most comfortable neighborhood
A most comfortable neighborhood restaurant with excellent service and great food. The owner has been in the business a long time and knows who to keep customers coming back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxed evening of dining.
Relaxed evening of dining. The preparation and presentation of the meals was close to perfection and We are not chefs. The attention to details enchances the experience. The special tomato asparagus salad is wonderful. The 'thyme' on the 'Saltimbocca' was to heavy but otherwise enjoyable.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding. It had a uniqueness about it that you do t get at chain restaurants. Our waiter was very attentive but not overbearing. Overall, our experience at Vacarro's was very positive. I would definitely recommend it and plan to return.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian done right, but too rich!
Three of us enjoyed dinner at Vaccaro's the other night, but in all honesty, many of their dishes are too rich and creamy. The wine was delicious and our waiter was wonderful to keep the glasses filled. When eating at Vaccaro's, their menu and specials come across a bit overwhelming, because the fresh items that they use need such an explanation, that by the end of the waiter reading off the specials, we all just looked at each other! The chefs and staff would be wise to cut down the specials and get back to the basics in explaining just what you are about to order. Again, in all honesty, spaghetti is spaghetti and trying to make it sound like you're about to order "spaghetti ala caviar", is a waste of time!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Totally coming back. Often.
What a pleasant surprise, never knew about this place!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been using Vaccaro's as a go-to place for business dinners. Always been fantastic. Great and engaging menu and sharp staff. They really get it.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The over all take is it is good. For the price I would expect better but we all have room for improvement.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a amazing restaurant to dine with, being in the business and having meetings throughout the United States this restaurant is write up there with some of the finest places in New York and Las Vegas! From the minute you walk in to the minute you leave you can feel the energy and the welcoming atmosphere! Great food and even better service (thanks Amy)!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome first experience!
My wife and I decided to go "out of the box' and find somewhere we've never heard of or visited. We found Vaccaro's on line. We made reservations and went the following evening. We were greeted as soon as we arrived, seated and our waitress arrived within a minute or two. She was pleasant, friendly and very professional. She picked up we were a little uncertain about a few things on the menu and explained everything thoroughly. We had awesome food, great service and a wonderful experience. Will surely visit again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time there and everything
My first time there and everything about the restaurant was top notch. Highly recommend it.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Vaccaro's. Everyone was very pleasant, food was great, and the owner took a personal interest in welcoming us and explaining some interesting facts about the food, ingredients and restaurant.
We look forward to dining there again in the near future.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Vaccarro's food was great. I had the gnocchi with bolognese sauce and it was very very good. Portion was plenty and very delicious. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend to anyone. Will definitely be back
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a top notch restaurant,
This is a top notch restaurant, that's why I keep coming back. Super friendly, great wine list and a great menu. Everything from some old favorites to the eclectic, all uniquely prepared. Give this one a shot, you won't be disappointed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went out for a casual night
Went out for a casual night out and experienced great food in a cosy setting. Really enjoyed the bartener. His name was Dan and he treated us like old friends. The chilean sea bass was to die for! Will make this a regular stop.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dinner Wow
They continue to provide excellent service and food but often with a unique flair. A dining treat.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm To Table meets Italian
My wife and I went to Vaccaro's for the second time in two weeks. it is terrific.
Great fusion of the unexpected. A traditional poutine mixed with bolognese sauce would not be on any italian restaurant menu, but here. It was phenomenal along with the wine selection, soup and pizza we ordered. The ingredients are fresh and local, just like the mozzarella curd on the poutine which is quite unique to this region.
We definitely always will create an excuse to come here. The people even remembered us, it was touching for sure.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Gem
We love this restaurant. The chef has a real talent for the unusual. Fresh ingredients many made on-site. Great attention to detail. Half portions available for the lighter appetite. The staff is very attentive while not overbearing. You will not be disappointed!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Neighborhood Gem!
The food is always delicious and appealing to the eye. An innovative menu, great options. Many of the pastas are made on-site. Everything is fresh. You won't be disappointed. Appetizers are delicious. Try the banana peppers. Wow!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
chef great with sampling course
the chef was great with the chef's sampling option. very flexible in doing it for one person. came out of kitchen twice to check on us. remembered the no pork request. he was great
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll admit it- happily surprised!
We had to meet out-of-town foodie friends down in the Medina/Akron area, and we did not know where to go. I looked into reviews and decided to give Vaccaro's a try- and are glad we did! The food was great- wine list nice and not overly priced Place was not noisy but had life- really enjoyed the entire evening, including the tiramisu and the donuts we had for dessert.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the most awesome nite! Bill was the most pleasant, courteous and awesome waiter! It was my boyfriend's birthday, he was so pleased and amazed by the great food and service! It was just perfect all the way around!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extra on many levels
Food and service was over the top but there was something about the ambience that left me feeling I was in a diner. Felt that for lunch the pricing was a little over the top also. Other than that our dining experience was enjoyable. Our waiter was attentive to our needs. Great place for a business lunch.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM