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Lago East Bank

4.6
378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Kitchen
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm | Late Night Menu 10:30pm-1:30am
Friday-Saturday 11am-11:30pm | Late Night Menu 11:30pm-1:30am

Bar
Monday-Sunday 11am-2:30am
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Phone number
(216) 862-8065
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fabio Salerno
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Catering
Lago Custom Events at the Riviera Room strives to provide restaurant quality food in a beautiful banquet setting where the craft and time put into each recipe is not only evident in the taste but in the care taken in the presentation and service. Lago not only specializes in Italian culinary heritage but also has a creative imagination for many palates. The service, attention to detail and hospitality provided will all but exceed the quality of food and beverage prepared out of the scratch kitchen located in the same home as the Aloft Hotel Downtown Cleveland.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Ave | East Bank of the Flats in Downtown Cleveland
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Parking details
24 hour access to valet, garage and surface lot parking!
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Public transit
RTA Red Line
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Entertainment
DJs every Friday and Saturday night!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family & friends or hosting a corporate event, Lago East Bank & Lago Custom Events can accommodate all of your special event needs. Our property features several dynamic spaces to host your next event. From intimate to extravagant, Lago has you covered!

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What 378 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCoolmom2 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was phenomenal! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. Ancillary staff were very attentive. Food super delicious but pizza was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Was there on Valentine’s Day with my husband and was given a rose when I walked in . The service was good the food was amazing Love the meatball appetizer. This place has a great atmosphere it’s one my favs in the flats

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent service-nice touch Valentines weekend rose for my wife. Food exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I absolutely will be back and I don't live in Cleveland.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

L ago was our pick for Valentine's day...great choice! The food was great, the ambiance romantic and some great touches for love day were added. Most importantly the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was great by our waitress. By far the best part of the dinner experience. The hostess sat us in a corner that really shouldn’t be a table and when we asked to change she said this is where Open Table reserved your table and they were completely booked. (Not sure that sounds right). They eventually moved us to a better table and 90 minutes later there were still many tables available. Ordered the chocolate Moët bottle ( not worth the mess). When they opened the plastic wrapped split1/2 bottle chocolate went everywhere. Not worth the $40 especially since is was mostly just debris on table. We ordered a full Moët ($120 double the store cost of $60) which was pricey but great. I full expected a higher price but not $120. I highly recommend the cauliflower app! The salmon and snapper dinners we ordered were ok...just ok. Overall it was good . I would go back

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Lago is our regular hunt. We go there every Tuesday because you can get a bottle of wine for half off. The salads are excellent so we start off with one each. I like the Arugula and beet salads while my wife goes for the chopped or spinach salads. Sometimes, we do a soup instead. For mains, we either share a pizza or work our way through the excellent pasta dishes. The Salmon and Chicken dishes are always good and a friend swears by the Lobster gnocchi. Service is always friendly and professional. The wine list is very good. Our favorite is Treana Chardonnay.

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Mayweez (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The menu takes traditional Italian dishes to the next level, with a vast selection for every course. Our group loved the meatball appetizer...they were flavorful and juicy. I cannot say enough about the excellent service. Our server and the manager patiently went above and beyond to help a member of our group with special dietary requests, and the kitchen delivered!

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vipDAVEW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The service and the food was outstanding. Everything was perfect. However, the noise level was a little high. I can overlook that as it was a very busy Saturday evening. Nice place to go for a really great meal.

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FarmtoTable (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We came her before a play and was treated to great service, excellent food, and a romantic atmosphere. Definitely looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a very good meal at Lago. Service was wonderful, people nice and a great location down in the flats, walking distance from all of the other hot spots in the area. We had a delightful meal. Will be sure to return.

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Brittan (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was outstanding and our server Krista was super friendly! We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and he tried the breakfast pizza, I had the breakfast burrito, and we split the chicken and waffles. Everything was absolutely delicious!!! We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were able to get a reservation on NYE, got there early and we were able to sit at the bar while we waited for our table the ladies bartending made great wine recommendations and we decided to stay and eat in our seats at the bar. Got the steak special, also recommended by the ladies, it was amazing. We stayed there for quite a while before leaving to watch the ball drop. Over the last year this has been one of our favorite places to go for dinner and we will definitely keep going back. Great food, service, atmosphere and overall the experience of going has never let us down.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I have a very nice planned birthday and my friend was very happy with food and restaurant . Will visit again soon for lunch or dinner .

Happy New Year !

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall great place...... Thought the food and service was great....

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Xmas eve dinner was a great experience.

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SAURKRAUTBALLS (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Quiet, beautifully decorated for Christmas, and an enchanting addition to the East Bank of the Flats. Do order: Scotch Mule, Baby Amarone, Caesar salad, veal tortelloni, short rib beef ragu pasta, and the pistachio mousse.

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vipspanman (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful way to celebrate my daughters birthday. The service was spot on. The food fresh and very home made. Nothing felt pre packaged. The noodles were melt in your mouth. The lobster gnocchi was insane. I also loved the chocolate lava cake. The tiramisu my kids had was tasty too. We love Italian and I would put this at the level of Giovanni’s, Lucas, and Michael Angelo’s. So nice to have another wonderful Italian Restruant in Cleveland. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Dinnie (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my second visit to Lago East Bank. Alieo was the server both times, and provided excellent service, while being very personable.
The food was exceptional, and my husband's lobster gnocchi dish was absolutely delicious. I chose the salmon on this visit, and it was perfectly prepared.
The wine selection at Lago is extensive and outstanding.
We will definitely be back, hopefully to try out their patio next summer!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

we got the lunch express thinking it would be a value and be speedy...it was neither! our lunch took almost two hours and i left hungry. the half sandwich half salad was $14 and the salad was teeny and there was maybe one ounce of turkey. it was extremely expensive for what it was and really wasn’t good either. we both got a cup for $6 which was also extremely small, i wouldn’t even pay $3 for it. i left hungry and spent A LOT of money! i won’t be back

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vippretzelmitchell (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The meatballs are to die for! Great dining spot, very nice staff, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was very good here. Wine, bread, salads, and entrees. The men had a 7 oz. Filet special that they both loved. I had linguine that was very good and the other person had the papperdelle, she enjoyed it, but did say it was a little spicy. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service, food portions were modest but delicious! And a good selection of beer and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

We love everything about Lago! The food was amazing. I had the veal chop and my daughter had the lobster gnocchi. The meatball appetizer was delicious! The place is very nice and our service was great! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Enjoyed this place...however wish there was more lobster in the gnocchi and wish there was more beef in the pasta with beef short rib. Calamari was excellent!

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Popcorn (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food with excellent service.

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Katie (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was amazing. We were seated by a closed outside door that was VERY drafty making for a cold evening, especially when it’s 20 degrees out.

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vipGina (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for the mussels and they were not as good as when we had them a year ago. We also ordered pizza and it was so bland and flavorless.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Dined on a Saturday evening, early. Half of our party took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu. We all enjoyed our appetizers, salads and entrees.

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