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Bar Italia Lakewood, Lakewood, OH
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Bar Italia Lakewood

4.7
4.7
1121 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fresh Pasta, Homemade Sauces!

Italian specialties such as Chicken Marsala, Lasagna, Bucatini Bolognese .

Complimentary delivery, or curbside pick up.

Featuring family style carryout!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 303-9699
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andy Dicken
  • Catering
    our Family Size pans are perfect for catering or a last minute gathering at home or office
  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 1,121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Cleveland

    Italian

1,121 Reviews
  1. TonyG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here. The food is superb and moderately priced, the service is great and it’s always crowded. Will definitely come back again.

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  2. PamelaB

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of five girls, some of whom just met and others who have know each other for forty years. We had a great time catching up on our lives. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive. Can’t wait to go back!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded 1 day ago
    Pamela, That is great to hear! Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed a great reunion with friends! Belinda Martin, GM

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and service on 4/8/24. Loved the wine and charcuterie board offering available on Mondays!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We We appreciate everyone who visited us on this memorable occasion, Belinda Martin GM

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  4. DebbieB

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first time experience! Everything was amazing!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded 4 days ago
    Debbie, Thank you for choosing Bar Italia. Its good to hear your first visit was a success and we hope to see you back again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Two of the entrees we ordered only came with a side of arugula. The veal and the chicken limon. I feel like for two guys ordering this entree and also ordered salads to start, the server should let the diner know that there isn’t a starch. One would expect veal to come with a side of pasta and a potato with the chicken. My second complaint is that I knocked over my wine glass and it broke. It was probably 1/2 full. We cleaned up the glass quickly but our server when I told her, just acknowledged she knew and said it was OK but did not take the broken glass from our table, or ask if I wanted another glass. She just walked away. Someone did eventually come for the glass and to clean up the spilled wine on the floor. But again, was not asked if they could get me another glass.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent experience with us at Bar Italia. I am sorry to hear that we were not more proactive in handling your wine glass spill and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Belinda Martin, GM

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  6. WJEvans

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had reservations, but like in the Seinfeld skit “they didn’t know how to hold the reservation.” Had to wait over 20 minutes. Brought out wine in evidently dirty glasses. No effort made recognize or compensate for the less than stellar experience. We’d gone there once before and had a much better experience. Food is good, but not good enough to overcome the other issues.

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  7. JudeDe5ign

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Skip New York and Chicago and go straight to Bar Italia for a wonderful Italian urban and delicious dinner. The venue for family/ friends' get together. You can't beat the chatty ambiance sitting by the windows, the bar, or tuck in the draped booths.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love here for any occasion or just craving amazing Italian food.

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  9. ReneeM

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Italia was outstanding! Amazing food! When we arrived it was busy but became quieter throughout our meal. It was very cozy. We will definitely come back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quickly becoming the “go to” spot in Lakewood for us.

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  11. Cindy

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was pour first visit to Bar Italia and it did not disappoint! Our waiter was wonderful, which always sets the stage for a good evening, and the food and apps were absolutely delicious! It's a beautiful restaurant and we will definitely be back!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    Cindy, Grazie! We are glad to see your first visit to Bar Italia was a success. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to meeting again, Belinda Marti, GM

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  12. Mary

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jessie was our awesome, friendly and very efficient waiter. The food was great too.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    Mary, Its great to see you enjoyed top notch service while dining with us at Bar Italia. We hope you will stop back in again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh pasta makes a big difference! We only had 2 entrees but they were both superb. Celina, our server, was very attentive without being pushy. Overall a very pleasant experience.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    Thank you so much! Its great to see you enjoyed your recent visit. We truly believe that fresh, hand made pastas paired with homemade sauces ,make all the difference. We hope to see you back again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  14. WendyP

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and beverages. Attentive service and fun ambiance.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    Wendy, Thank you so much! Your review states everything we aim to bring to our guests, Belinda Martin, GM

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Felt extremely rushed by our server. It was a birthday dinner, we spent over $300 and she could have pushed us out the door. Not friendly at all. Very disappointed as it was a special occasion

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  16. From305to216

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited to even be acknowledged for 20 min… later was told the server that our table was sat in wasn’t scheduled until 4:30… we were sat at 4:15. Still should’ve be approached with water or a heads up.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the vibe! It was dimmed lighting and you were able to hear your conversations very well. The food was absolutely amazing from apps to dinner! Our server was phenomenal and she recommended the perfect wine bottle for our group and amazing apps! They are gluten free friendly which is amazing because my dad has celiac disease. Loved this place so so much, we are definitely coming back!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    Thank you for your review and sharing about your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that everyone in your family was able to enjoy something from our menu. Our chefs are very conscientious about food allergies and appreciate your trust in our kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again, Belinda Martin, GM

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  18. D4Shaws

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food and food choices, great service and fun bar!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 29, 2024
    D4Shaws, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to see you enjoyed an all around great dining experience and we look forward to your return, Belinda Martin, GM

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  19. Melissa

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jennie was super sweet and helpful. Food is always good here. Wine and cocktails are always on spot!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 22, 2024
    Melissa, Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your 5-Star rating and are delighted to hear you enjoyed dining with us, Belinda Martin, GM

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  20. JacobP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very nice atmosphere with an outdoor patio. Pep pizza was great and good wine. I will be back
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Jacob, Thank you for your review and for recommending Bar Italia. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our signature peperoni pizza with honey & chili oil glaze. We look forward to your return, Belinda Martin, GM

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  21. DanB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting this restaurant. The staff was polite and very accommodating. The ambiance was fantastic, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Dan, Thank you your review and kind words. We are happy to see you enjoyed great meals and hospitality during your visit. Please join us again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful!!!! Great food and great night out. Only downfall was no cappuccino n no tiramisu.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review. I am so sorry we were having issues with the tiramisu and cappuccino during your visit last Saturday. They really are a nice way to finish a great meal. The good news is, we have both available and hope to see you back again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with delicious food, good service, and cozy atmosphere.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you! Belinda Martin, GM

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time with friends and family. Service was outstanding! Food delicious!! If you’re in the area I definitely recommend giving this place a try! Make sure you make a reservation, they book up pretty quick and now I know why. We will be back :)
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for choosing Bar Italia! We were delighted to hear about your fabulous evening out with friends and family and look forward to next time, Belinda Martin, GM

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    jennie makes every single experience that much better! & those thursday night 1/2 price bottles of amarone don’t hurt the experience either!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed dining with us on Thursday Wine Night, when all bottles are half price. Its a great opportunity to enjoy some very fine Italian wines with dinner, Belinda Martin, GM

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  26. Mary

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal. Italian wedding soup was very authentic as was the lasagna. Selena was a very friendly attentive,server.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Mary, Thank you for your review and recommendations. We are glad you enjoyed great service and our made from scratch Lasagna and Italian Wedding Soup. We hope to see you again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  27. DerekM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch took 2 hours. Waitress indicated a problem in the kitchen and reduced part of bill. She was trying her best for us. It was not overly crowded and we were disappointed there was no effort made by management to talk with us. Hopefully a one time event.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This is the second time I have been here in winter. I have sat at 2 different spots in restaurant and both times it has been uncomfortably cold. So much so that is basically looks the evening even though the food is great

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  29. JamieZ

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful spot for lunch! Great cocktails, delicious sandwiches, salads and pasta and we shared a fabulous slice of key lime pie!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Jamie, Thank you for joining us for lunch,(available Fri, Sat and Sunday). We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see back again soon, Belinda Martin, GM

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server made many many mistakes but everyone has a bad day and he was pleasant enough! The food was great. Cooked well and seasoned well. The menu had a new spin on some classic Italian dishes which was great
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review. Its good to hear, overall you enjoyed dining with us. However, I am sorry to hear the service was not spot-on and appreciate your gracious attitude, Belinda Martin, GM

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was rude! We had reservations at 7:30, we got there a little earlier and sat at the bar while waiting for table to open, that isn’t the issue, but when I asked for update, she very rudely said I don’t know, and when people clear! Other than that, bar tender and server were great!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review and for bringing this matter to our attention. I am sorry to hear you were not addressed in a friendly and professional manner. We are working with our hostess staff to improve our guest's overall experience. Please let me know if I may be of assistance in the future, Belinda Martin, GM

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and they have 1/2 off wine bottles on Thursdays!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thanks for the great review! I could not have said it better myself, Belinda Martin, GM

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Seated immediately. Had reservations that stated it was for a birthday. I had to track a server down to ask about the cake. We were in our coats ready to walk out before it was brought to us. Great experience aside from a snag regarding the cake.
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Thank you for choosing Bar Italia for your Birthday Celebration! Its good to hear that, overall, you had an amazing meal. I do apologize that we dropped the ball regarding dessert. We do provide a complimentary dessert for birthdays and appreciate your bringing this to our attention, Belinda Martin, GM

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived on time for our 6pm reservation and we were immediately seated. We started with shared grilled country bread, a bowl of Italia wedding soup, and Arugula artichoke salad, which was large enough to split as a starter salad. Our server kindly split the salad and brought it out on separate plates, which was appreciated. Our entree choices were bucatini bolognese, spicy vodka rigate and crispy chicken limone. Everything that came to our table was excellently prepared and delicious. The restaurant is loud. Vibrant. Service was slow. Really slow. I’m not sure if this was intentional, allowing guests to linger, or an overworked server. But we enjoyed ourselves and found it refreshing to not be rushed through our meal. With no dessert or alcohol, we were there for 90 minutes. Prices were typical of restaurants of this quality. My only negative is a small one. I was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion when making the reservation and told them it was our daughter’s birthday.Yet it was never acknowledged in any way. Why bother asking? Overall I had a great first experience at Bar Italia and would absolutely return.

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  35. Austin

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a super nice place with great food. Enjoyed the drinks as well.

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  36. MichelleB

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night, celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and the waitress was very attentive and friendly. We will be back!
    Bar Italia LakewoodResponded on March 15, 2024
    Michelle, Great to hear! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at Bar Italia. We are happy to hear dinner was a success and look forward to your return, Belinda Martin, GM

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food as always was excellent. Service was off. Took forever to get drink refills server didn’t seem interested in our group

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  38. SusanL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love to dine here. Such a treat Food is gorgeous and service excellent We will be back

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  39. Wilma

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiance and I had an awesome experience. Melynn is an excellent server!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar italia consistently impresses me. It is by far my favorite restaurant in Cleveland.

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FAQs

Bar Italia Lakewood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 303-9699.

Bar Italia Lakewood is rated 4.7 stars by 1121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar Italia Lakewood

15625 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107-3707

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lakewood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Dicken
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (216) 303-9699
  • Catering
    our Family Size pans are perfect for catering or a last minute gathering at home or office
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