Vaccaro's Trattoria
Vaccaro's Trattoria

Vaccaro's Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vactrat.com/
  • Phone: 3306666158x
  • 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 330-990-6158x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vaccaro's Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (29)romantic (24)notable wine list (23)good for groups (14)hot spot (8)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Gone downhill
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Chef must have changed. Used to be terrific. Not worth the $$$
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Started slow
    DecentChef
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great welcome and greeting. Waitress at table was slow to get started. Could not really describe the tasting menu nor the wine pairings. Had to ask for a wine list. Was actually scanning the room looking for the manager to get a different server when she finally engaged. Too many tables? Who knows. Once she engaged, it went great. Enjoyed the food selections. Good seasonal specials. We all enjoyed our meals. Servings are too large. Good affordable wine selection and not the same old wines. Definite bias toward EU wine-not all fruit forward..lots of Italian selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Scott
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent food, server knew her stuff, they accommodated one person in our party with food allergies very well. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missy and natcha and timforevermore
    buckeye
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    more comfortable chairs, that is the only thing.. other than that it was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasting menu
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Splurge! The chef's menu with wine pairings is well worth the expense - we enjoyed every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One our our favorites
    lmingle
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My wife and I have had our date nights here for the past five years. We enjoy the excellent food selection and always love what the chef prepares as their special. The staff is very friendly and make just the right suggestion of what to have. The owner is always nearby to strike up a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The server was very confused.
    Notrealfussy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    She could not seem to get things right. What we experienced (business group of 4) did not match online reviews
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    CharVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After a tough week, it was great to walk to our table and have a bottle of wine chilling! Thanks Amy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Collection of Souls
    MoosebreathVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We reconnected with our party of 8 that spent the summer (2011) in Bandon, OR golfing. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    Satisfied
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unique and innovative means well-executed. Masterful performance from a great team kitchen to table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CharVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We feel like we are at home here. Everyone is so pleasant and welcoming. The restaurant has definitely become our favorite place to dine!
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be overlooked
    Greg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of the best finds on open table. The food was a culinary treat. The waiter was very attentive and catered to my every whim. The whole experience was very rewarding and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't get much better than this!!
    PersnicketyVirgo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Vaccaro's has been a long time favorite!! Food is superb and wonderful wine selection. Happy hour wine and pizzas daily. Our favorite here is the FRESH seafood, always with innovative preparation and accompaniments. Their bread and olive oil/balsamic/grated Parmesan is heavenly. Salads are gourmet, as well!! Service is very professional, but also warm and inviting. Well worth the drive!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again an awesome dinner!!
    Lizb7812
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server Amy was super, bartender Crystal made tasty drinks & of course the meal was outstanding as always! Our favorite restaurant we try to go at least once a month. Keep up the great work it sure shows
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I met my financial advisor at Vaccaro's. After the market took a $300+drop in one day I was ready for a good meal. They have an interesting wine list and I still can pick out the ones they don't have. The waiter is very knowledgeable about the wines. He suggested one that turned out to be outstanding. Now on to the meal. They always have a feature list that is almost as big as the "written" menu. My wife went for the Salmon. She has had it before. This time with some different sides. Just like the last time it was great!. I opted for the 14 oz. steak, while a little pricey ($50) it will make about 3 meals on leftovers. We also have a great time and great food. It is becoming one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a bad experience
    CharVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love the restaurant and having Amy as our waitress. She knows everything we like, including tall water glasses!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As always fantastic. Foods was outstanding. Almost a full menu of features. A great place to go
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Obe of our favs
    NewportbummerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The chef was out so the food was slightly less then the fantastic servings that we are used to. But everyone e deserves a night off and it was still very good by other restaurant standards
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Meal and Experience
    Xenia
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was fabulous, with traditional fare as well as food that was for the more adventurous. The food presentation was beautiful as well. Our waiter was very nice and great service. My husband and I agreed we can't wait to go back. Also, I have been there twice for lunch and it was wonderful as well. I am a foodie, with high standards for food, and this did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    NewportbummerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One of our favorites, out of town guested always want to revisit. Hard to choose from the menus options because I have never been disappointed. Favorite meal usually the Colorado Lamb, not on the menu but is often a special
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GastroNo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When we arrived, we were seated promptly at a great location within the dining area. Service was very friendly and timed just right – we never felt rushed. The appetizers and the two entrees that we ordered off the menu were delicious. The specials were not as successful. Although the meat was prepared perfectly for the steak special, too many things were going on with the rest of the dish that distracted from the steak. The cioppino was very flavorful, however, the temperature profile was inconsistent – it was as if the dish had been partitioned into sections ranging from lukewarm to very hot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    What a great dinner. Great food. Great service. Comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always outstanding!
    Lizb7812
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice
    hermit
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Vaccaro's has consistently been a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 322 reviews are from the Vaccaro's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Our Akron go-to place
    2die4
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    BigCheddar
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AuntieA
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    might have been an "off" night, neither food nor service was up to their usual.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Restaurant
    eviltats
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice experience
    puppymagic
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    foos selection was good but making any changes to the menu is not accepted.Amy the server was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved this place
    wino
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could have been better
    crankygourmet
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day
    Kevin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    You need to have a dessert tray. Yours are difficult to imagine with your descriptions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great. Great. Great. Imaginative food preparation. Excellent service. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caring
    NCgusto
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your new favorite is waiting:
    Raphe
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    A truly wonderful dining experience. Friendly staff, a premiere chef and a knowledgeable, warm, engaging Owner/Host/Restaurateur!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable Dining Experience
    Luvglass
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Go
    Maxdine
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A constant
    Difiore
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.