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Vaccaro's Trattoria
Vaccaro's Trattoria

Vaccaro's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vactrat.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Went for retail wine night. The wine was excellent at a discount. Our waiter made the evening more enjoyable. You could have not ask for better food. We will be back again and again."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Food is great and the service is outstanding. Recomendations are spot on. Owner very involved in his restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and our service was great. The owner walked around the restaurant and stopped to chat with us for a few minutes."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Introduced some of our friends to one of our favorite places. The food was great and interesting….one of my favorite things to do is start with their appetizers…Bruschetta a favorite and always a little bit of a change from last time! Great as always, a relaxing and delicious place to spend an evening!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "You can always count on great food, great service and quiet ambience at Vaccaros. We need to go more often."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Love the cozy atmosphere of this restaurant. The owner works the room and you get the feeling many of the customers know him..the wine list is great! Wonderful ambiance. The Kale salad was absolutely delicious! Would recommend this place to a couple, or even a group of friends..."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Loved how the owner moved throughout the restaurant all evening and chatted with everyone."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We arrived for an early dinner and servers were finishing their setups for the night. They were all friendly, especially Bill who took care of us. We immediately liked the warm, subdued atmosphere. By the time we left, several family groups had been seated, but at no time was the sound level distracting or uncomfortable--it remained a calm dining experience. The food, in a word, was GREAT! From appetizers to desserts, the servings were generous (we carried home left-overs, which extended our enjoyment of the food), tasty, and well-presented. We highly recommend Vacarro's."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This was our second time at this outstanding eatery. We ask for wine suggestion. The waiter introduced us to the wine expert. The wine he selected was outstanding. We also was told where and how it was made. Moving on to the food made the whole night great."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had a great dinner, our server was wonderful. From appetizer to dessert we had a relaxed dinner without rush. I would recommend them to anyone. We had a great time."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We dined here with another couple who knows the owner very well. The evening was a disaster. We sat for over an hour with only wine and bread sticks. When we finally flagged down our waitress she impatiently said, "I'll get to you in a minute." as she passed by our table. No apologies, nothing. It was completely unacceptable."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "I will keep this short and sweet. The menu food is always very good, and the nightly specials are always EXCELLENT. The servers are active, helpful, and willing to joke around with the table. The atmosphere is cozy and fairly quiet, overall. We have no complaints about this establishment AT ALL. It is not cheap, but the pricing is definitely fair for the quality experience you receive. It is always a great visit."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013