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Vaccaro's Trattoria
Vaccaro's Trattoria

Vaccaro's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vactrat.com
  • Phone: (330) 666-6158
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11a to 3p
    Dinner Monday thru Thursday 4p to 10p Friday & Saturday 4p to 11p
    Closed on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dick Kanatzar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 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.
  • Private Party Facilities: Vaccaro's Trattoria can accommodate parties in the restaurant of up to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Raphael (330) 990-6158

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exit 138 at Interstate 77
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vaccaro's Trattoria
Vaccaro's Trattoria offers innovative Italian cuisine as well as classic favorites served in a casual fine dining atmosphere. We have a stylishly appointed bar & an extensive & thoughtfully chosen wine list to complement our menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "One of us ordered pizza with duck. After about 10 minutes, the server advised there was no duck, so we asked about a special combination for the pizza. After about 10 minutes, the server advised that the requested combination was not available. We eventually were served after about 45 minutes. Not the greatest experience, especially since there were only two other tables seated in the room."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Vaccaro's has consistently been a great place to dine."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Came for our 18 year anniversary and we had a wonderful dinner--chicken liver ravioli with the baby kale salad (oh my that was so good) and stuffed peppers appetizer & lasagana! Chef came out and spoke with us and we gave him raving reviews. The chicken liver had smoked cherries in it--those are amazing! will be back more often. Also had a drink called a "side car" that was so good too"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one fantastic restaurant ! I would highly recommend to anyone in or around the Akron Area. The food and service are outstanding ! Do yourself a favor and make sure you visit this outstanding restaurant !!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Love everything about Vaccaro's! I hate to rave about Vacarro's because I don't want it to get so sought-after that I have to compete for a table. Quaint bar, intimate event room, inviting and comfortable dining area are filled with laughter and happy patrons. Who wouldn't be happy when Raphael stops to talk and Chaz and his staff greet you as if you are part of the family. Oh, yes, and then there is the robust wine list and a variety of food that appeals to any appetite. The experience is a true taste of heritage wrapped in a modern presentation."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Tucked away from the highway doesn't normally mean high quality food with a killer wine list. It does here though. The wait staff seemed knowledgeable about everything, and were genuinely nice. The food was creative, and the only difficulty here is choosing what to get."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "might have been an "off" night, neither food nor service was up to their usual."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Vaccaro's is an outstanding find for anyone wanting a well prepared meal served beautifully in a beautiful setting. Did the 4 course chef tasting and was blown away by the food and the chef presenting and explaining each course. Each course complimented the previous and the progression was spot on. Visiting from Atlanta and found this spot to be up to par as any restaurant in a major metropolitan city. Would highly recommend for food lovers as well as anyone wanting a great evening out with a lover or friend."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "foos selection was good but making any changes to the menu is not accepted.Amy the server was outstanding"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A truly wonderful dining experience. Friendly staff, a premiere chef and a knowledgeable, warm, engaging Owner/Host/Restaurateur!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "went there on a friday night, traveled an hour and a half to get there and it was WELL worth the trip! the wait staff could not have been better, the food was perfect and it was very easy to find. just get off the exit and it sits there. i would recommend this spot to anyone wanting to get their italian on. if you get near akron, this is a must. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Calamari was too oily. Pomadoro sauce was uninspired. Should it be made with diced fresh tomatoes? Pear salad wonderful. As always, great wine list. Peaceful and formal atmosphere. Variety of non Italian dishes on menu. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "You need to have a dessert tray. Yours are difficult to imagine with your descriptions."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great. Great. Great. Imaginative food preparation. Excellent service. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Those in positions of responsibility care about the business, the restaurant, and the customers' experience. They are working hard to bring back the glory days. Meats and high end pizzas are where the excellence is showing initially. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Very nice ambiance and relaxing vib. Service was outstanding and wait staff was knowledgeable on menu options. Grilled Caesar salad was incredible. Lasagna was the best I have ever eaten. I shared some of the large serving with my fellow diners and they agreed it was phenomenal. They chose entrées from that day's specials and they were wonderful as well. Sauces and morels were notable. We didn't order wine from the wine list but the house wines were excellent. Wine glasses were sparkling clear and shaped to maximize the taste of the wine. We were all amused by the very large pepper mills that they used; they were about 4 feet long and the waiter could easily reach across the table to add pepper if you wanted it. Will definitely return. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "They were having two special groups dining and the noise level was too high. Because of the this, we decided to have dinner at another restaurant. The staff was understanding and polite."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I can always depend on vacarros when I want to take my dad somewhere special. Vacarros has the bet local food and the menu is simply put together with beautiful food . The service is top notch and the restaurant is clean and beautiful. I never leave disappointed."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is fast becoming our must go to spots. This time we had rabbit! Not what you find on most menus. It was outstanding. They always have interesting wines and also have the knowledge on where and how it was made. The food is great and so is the service. We will be back again."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This is becoming one of our favorite places. We each had one of the specials. I had the steak and my wife had the fish. Both were outstanding. When it comes to wine just ask! Not only about the taste but you can find out exactly how it is made. Every one makes you feel like they care and want you to enjoy your dinning experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends who had never been to Vacarro's. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The portions were ample enough that we all used boxes to take the leftovers home. 3 out of the 4 chose traditional Italian dishes and my husband did a "hunter's dish." He was pleased."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Vacarro's always does a nice job in preparation, service and decor. A great, quiet place to go where you know the food will always be good. Good wine selection as well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Meal was great but we were seated next to a table of 4 . Great bottle of Barbera de Alba. One of those was a crying baby. Service was great as we were lucky enough to sit right next to the bathrooms where the servers hang out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was in group of 6 and the service was excellant, we would have loved to linger but we were going to the movies. Will definitely return soon for a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've recently visited Vaccaro's for the first time. I started the day on a quest to find the epicenter of fine dining, superior service, and relaxing yet elegant atmosphere. Even with my expectations set so high, Vaccaro's exceeded them! Simply put, the food was an innovative and well presented balance of taste and art. From the first bite of salad to the last morsel of the main course, my taste buds cheered for more. Service was to perfection. Our waiter was pleasant, professional, attentive, and informative. I compliment him on his ability to embrace such a high standard for customer service. The atmosphere was relaxing. Charming as well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Vacarro's has excellent food and reasonable prices. Not a family destination but a group or couple destination . Service is great too!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Vaccaro's already has a bunch of good reviews, but I still have to gush. I will never have another business dinner anywhere near Akron besides Vaccaro's. The service was so warm and the restaurant was so comfortable that I am eager to return to a place that is more than 6 hours from my home! The food was outstanding - I had the ribeye 3-way, and my companions had a special jambalaya pasta. Eat here. It is important that great, individual restaurants like this one thrive."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "we had another couple join us and we all chose the chef's selection. The other couple had not done this before but said they would give it a try. this is our 3rd time with this and as always--outstanding. The chef never ceases to impress us. we had the chef come out during our 3rd course--duck. Off the chart yummy! the 4 of us eat duck (our husbands hunt it) so we are quite the critiics. we will be back again and again, server was super and attentive. martinis were off the hook :)"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food was wonderful & the service was great.. We would go back again in a heartbeat. The menu is a little pricey but well worth it. It's a dinning experience on a much higher level than the chains."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "2 of us had spaghetti and it was very good! Salads good. One had the linguini with white clam sauce and it was not good. Our server was great! Rather expensive."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "very pleasant experience dining at vaccaro's trattoria. first time there on valentine's day and everything was very good!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been here numerous times over the past couple of years and are never disappointed. The service is great and the chef creates some outstanding menus. Love it here!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Our table was ready when we arrived at the restaurant about 7:45 pm. It was a busy evening and unfortunately we were seated a little too close to the kitchen and bathrooms with constant foot traffic around us. we were told that our table had to be moved a couple of times due to the high volume. I had let the restaurant know that it was an anniversary and a complimentary glass of wine was offered. We declined in favor of our traditional champagne cocktail which they served in our wedding wine glasses. It was cold and very good. I had ordered flowers to be delivered and on our table. They were brought out after I questioned where they were. The cheese board appetizer which we shared was also very good."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Retail wine night! What more could you want? Great food they have that too. They continued the Valentines Day menu. Great selection. I had posta and my wife had the veal sank. Both were outstanding. It is now one of our regular places to go."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This restaurant always has excellent food, and good to excellent service. Staff is knowledgeable, and attentive."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed meals here. What a disappointment when we went for our Valentine's dinner! First, we were seated at a table that was in the main traffic pattern to the kitchen and the restrooms, so we constantly felt like someone or something was going to end up in our laps! My main complaint was with the service. Justin, our waiter, seemed to take it personally when I mentioned that the lettuce in my salad was wilted. When my entrée arrived, it was barely warm. When I asked Justin to take it back and warm it, he said, "well, it's not like I prepared it". I think his behavior was extremely rude.The food has always been very good, and, until the other night, the service has always been good. We will think twice before we return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Vaccaro's Trattoria several time over the years and I have been there several time for business. Usually the restaurant is good. Good food at a reasonable price with some interesting specials. This last time, our order came from the kitchen cold. The waitress was busy chatting with another table and after several minutes, we had to hail down another server to take the food back. I suspect our dinners were left under the heat lamps too long. Freshly prepared dinners were quickly brought back along with the manager and an apology. The food ended up being very good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our Chef came out and just did terrific. Took his time explaining and making sure we were pleased with his choice of selections for our 4 course dining meal. Was very nice to just sit back and enjoy the process and set up that the restaurant was working hard to accomplish. The waiter was very polite, attentive, and made excellent recommendations regarding the wine. Loved it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Lucky enough to make a reservation on Valentine's Day for that evening. Fantastic experience all the way around. Teensy bit tricky to find (even with GPS) if you haven't been there before but you'll figure it out. It's on the pricey side but worth it. We'll be back. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed Vaccaro's. There was a HUGE group on our side of the dining room that was pretty distracting, but not terrible. My husband had a seafood pasta which he enjoyed and I had a salad. The portions are moderately sized. There was a great variety of ingredients available. I love to find Italian restaurants with more than spaghetti and ravioli's. Great selection. My salad didn't have a stitch of iceberg lettuce in it, so I was thrilled (iceberg is boring). They were a bit pricy but good quality ingredients/food. We will return."
    Dined on 2/8/2014