Lago East Bank

4.5
788 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The regional and contemporary menu at Lago is a culmination of northern Piedmontese dishes to Sicilian seafood dishes inspired by 30 years of Italian cooking and upbringing. The beverage options at Lago are equally as much thought out in standard and craft as the food menu. Lago offers a unique predominantly Italian wine lists where every bottle can also be ordered by the glass, and half bottle. An all European draft beer selection, well thought out craft bottled beer, Italian inspired handcrafted cocktail & martini list sets Lago apart from all the rest! Lago’s philosophy is simple… The freshest ingredients, made from scratch menu items, using simple recipes to bring authentic Italian favors to the table. All inside a warm and inviting atmosphere where good food and good friends coexist in blissful harmony.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 788 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat us right at 6 when we arrived and didn't acknowledge us again. Others sat down after we did ordered the drinks, received the drinks then placed the food order and we didn't get a hello. We got up and walked out about 6:20. I mentioned to the staff we were leaving and I didn't even get a simple apology.

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vipJeffreyW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, attentive service. Will be back.

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vipTubesocks
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I don't normally write reviews, but the food at this place is poor quality and way overpriced. Suggest to go elsewhere.

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LauraK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful experience. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable and offered great food and beverage suggestions. My cousin couldn’t stop talking about the Lobster Gnocchi! I have never had a bad experience at Lago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The meatballs are a must!

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We wanted a nice quiet dinner but instead we had to scream to hear each other over the very loud obnoxious soccer fans. Even after the game it was way too loud for such a small restaurant. Next time when spending over $200 I will take my money elsewhere.

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BellaMartins
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time at Lago Restaurant. We set outside to enjoy the outdoors; very lovable patio with vibrant surrounding summer scenario. The food and drinks were terrific. Lago’s overall vibe is very exciting.
The down side were the motorcycles passing by very often exhibiting extremely loud music and engines. It was quite annoying, however we didn’t allow this to ruim our Lago experience. We are going back for sure.

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vipPatD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lago is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We go there every Tuesday evening because a bottle of wine id half price on that night. The wine list is great but Lago stocks our favorite Chardonnay just for us. The food is excellent and we cycle through the menu. We might start with the house salad and follow it with an 8oz filet or the meatballs or the rack of lamb or a pizza. All good. The pasta dishes are all delicious. I love the shrimp scampi and the tortelloni. The salads are great. with crisp, fresh ingredients. I enjoy the Caesar with its grilled romaine, onion, pancetta, tomato, and parmesan. The servers are attentive and professional. The owners are friendly and appreciate our patronage.

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vipBeefInjection
Cleveland
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as usual. Service was fantastic and what you come to expect from Lago. Food was excellent. Always enjoy our dining experiences with Lago. Love the patio, but was too hot to sit outside this particular day, which is hard to pass up on the few days we can spend outside in the CLE.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely return.

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Carmella
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Lazy staff, poor over priced food. The best part is the fact it’s in the flats.

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Judy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The website claims the restaurant is on the water. There was no water in sight. From start to finish the service was lacking. We were overcharged for our wine which we didn’t discover until we got home. It was to be an anniversary dinner which was indicated when the reservation was made. There was nothing offered to celebrate the event.

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AmoL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy taking a boat ride to the flats for dinner. We often take guests with us and prefer a nicer restaurant than what we’ve been to in the area. Lago is excellent. Great food and close to the boat docks. Can’t wait to go back.

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kiawahfoodie
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit here featured excellent food, the trout special was superb, and our server was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive to us and all of his tables. This first visit will not be our last!

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vipRoger
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant! We are visiting from Eastern PA for a few days and wanted a good place close to our Air BNB. This one was perfect. My wife's hanger steak was juicy and tender. Side veggies had a great flavor. I had the veal tortellini. Very savory, creamy parm-loaded white sauce with pancetta. In addition, Tuesday was half-off wine night, so we got a great bottle of wine at a very reasonable price.

Service was excellent and attentive without being intrusive. Nice ambience and easy to carry on a conversation.

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vipWeaverjj
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I rated a low 4. The food was just ‘ok’ and that’s a bit disappointing. Beside having to almost argue with the Host to avoid a sitting at hightop against the wall when the reservation table was for a standard table…not the best way to start - we were not in the best d as spirit when we sat down.

While we had great Antipasti, the pasta dishes we have were very average…so much so that we decided to stop eating and take most of it to go so we could re-season with more ingredients at home.

I don’t know what happen..we really enjoyed the restaurant when it was in Little Italy. Time to get back to making great Italian comfort dishes….your bread and butter.

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annak
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, good service, fun atmosphere. Had the Lobster Gnocchi, very good except the big pieces of shell in the lobster, however, it was a very good dish.

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vipEileen
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On the pricey side, but we were splurging because our Daughter and her boyfriend were in town and it was our first post-pandemic dinner out. We asked for/got patio seating. Music was loud, but did not interfere w conversation. Food was very good, service attentive,not rushed. Particularly good: short ribs and scallops entrees. Would return.

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SherriE
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great wait staff and food. Bar to close to dining and very loud

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vipChristyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent delicious food—everything was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Good, pleasant service.

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shanp
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food,music,and service

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The restaurant was very very dirty. It was clear the restaurant wasn't cleaned since the day before. The bathrooms were very dirty - the floors in the main restaurant were also full of old food and garbage.

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JohnM
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Food was excellent (meatball appetizer and tortellini.) Relatively high conversational noise level but in fairness it was 5pm, Friday, nice day, during the sushi bar hour. I suspect it would be quieter at other times. Thoroughly pleasant experience. Will absolutely go back next time we are in Cleveland.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience was great for the occasion. I would return here for another visit.

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DianeP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, our server was knowledgeable and very helpful

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RickS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our anniversary and they really made it special. Fantastic service and amazing food.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Honestly, I was pretty disappointed in this place. I feel like for all that I’ve heard it would have been better. My friend and I had a reservation for 2 at 7:30. We got there at 7:25 and was not given waters until 20 minutes later. Other tables had been sat, brought bread and had their orders taken before we even got our waitress. It was very disappointing, after 30 minutes a woman finally came and asked if we had been waited on yet, which she then took our orders. She was very kind and made the evening a bit better, which is why the service stars aren’t 0. We got our food, and left right after eating. Overall it was okay, but I will most likely not go back. I think it would be a different situation if we were just walk ins, but getting waters from someone passing by after 20 minutes then finally being waited on at 30 minutes after being seated is just kind of inexcusable.

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Watts
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. We had large group for birthday and all the servers were attentive.

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Arika
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food a bit bland needing more seasoning but the environment was amazing!

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Bachelorette
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Lago - good high energy, great music, and my favorite dishes to eat are consistent!

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kellyp
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the rack of lam with the squash and white beans and it was delicious!! They start you off with soft herb bread with oil and balsamic vinegar which was amazingly great! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Rushed through 2 courses within 45 minutes

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chesterw
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lago EastBank of Flats has a wonderful brunch on weekends with DJ music, great ambiance and lovely crowd with indoor and outdoor seating.

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DamianV
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods delicious + so was the dessert.
It was slightly noisey but that is to be expected on a Saturday night in the flats.

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PamelaT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My second time here and was really looking forward to celebrating 26 years together. Waiter was great but the rest wasnt up to the standard we remembered. Food was not worth the price this time around. I will say that the pizza is awesome but you get very little for the money.

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vipFoodies
Tampa
183 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic pesto wings insanely good. Awesome meatballs and the fettuccini Alfredo w chicken yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing server, very knowledgeable and helpful. Service was very quick. Extremely impressed. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I stopped going to Lago after the Cleveland Police towed my car from what was normally a very legal parking spot. Couldn’t wait to get back to have their lobster gnocchi but was disappointed. Although the lobster was cooked appropriately and the sauce was good as usual, the dumplings were doughy. You can tell from their dark appearance that they weren’t the light and perfectly prepared like ones we normally get. Must have been a bad night in the kitchen. Here’s to a better experience next time.

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Jromano
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per the usual, was a great experience at Lago. They were out of a particular wine I like and the server was very knowledgeable in selecting another great bottle with similar characteristics. Food was excellent. Best restaurant in the Flats by far.

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jeannem
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mediocre at best and overly high priced. Desseet was creative. Server was wonderful.
I mentioned in reservation that this was my husband's 70 bday and asked for special dessert. That was not vonveyed to server. No waterfront that i could see

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You can order delivery directly from Lago East Bank using the Order Online button. Lago East Bank also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lago East Bank also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 862-8065.

Lago East Bank is rated 4.5 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

Lago East Bank does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/lago/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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