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About Chinato

Chinato is a multi regional Italian restaurant focused on traditional, fresh Italian cuisine. Casual friendly and affordable, Chinato is a place where people can enjoy great food, wine, and spirits and experience superior service, all in a comfortable, and inviting atmosphere. Chinato is located on East 4th, in the heart of Cleveland’s premier dining and entertainment district!

2079 E. 4th
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm Thursday-Friday 11:00am-12:00am, Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
Prospect

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 298-9080

Website:
http://www.chinatocleveland.com/

Executive Chef:
Zach Bruell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour @ the bar and in the lounge Monday - Saturday 4:30pm-6:30pm & 9:00pm-close

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Chinato Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Special Occasion (22)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Hot Spot (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

From appetizer to dessert everything was on point. Get the Tuscan Onion Soup and Olive Oil cake for dessert

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasant dining experience. Bring back the chicken livers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our waiter was not friendly at all. He didn’t even tell us his name. The food was just ok. There are lots of restaurants at the same price point that have friendly staff and amazing food.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very mediocre food along with the service we received. Gnocchi starter was well prepared with good flavor and texture. Tomato bread soup was dare I say terrible! Tasted like tomato sauce that belonged over a pasta dish- strange texture for soup and not good flavor at all. Entrees included brick chicken dish very bland and over cooked. Beef was just okay not memorable. Inexperienced servers led to overall disappointing dining experience. Will not return.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We expressed we were not in a hurry. Well we we rushed and out in 40 mins. The main dishes were cold. We won't go back.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very appreciative of limited dining time pre-show! Cocktails, salads, entrees and bill were all delivered quickly. Food was very good as expected.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We made reservations months in advance to dine pre-concert. We arrived and we immediately asked to be done within 1 1/2 hours as there was another reservation for our table (which wasn’t a special request location table). We ordered and food was quickly prepared- we were given bill within an hour- we had to ask to have few minutes to order dessert. I’ve never felt rushed in finer dining so that was a disappointment- we told them we would be done within time frame to get to concert yet still felt rushed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very noisy....extremely rushed by waiter to order our meal. Asked us 3 or 4 times and we kept saying we are taking our time. Plus...the waiter never re poured our champagne after the first glass...my husband kept re-filling my friend and my glass. Appetizer was way to salty....told waiter and he did nothing. Food mediocre.

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food2
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The manager was very attentive to a slight issue when we were going to get seated

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food4
ambience5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There for show at Qicken. Staff attentive. Good food. Unique offerings like shaved mushroom salad

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The hostess staff was very polite and professional from the time they greeted us to the time we exited. Very informative of wait times for our table and kept us updated. Our sever (Elliott) was exceptional. He answered all our questions about everything from the drink menu to the various appetizers to anything we were unsure about when ordering entrees. He made us feel at home and like a valued guest of the restaurant. He made sure we were doing fine several times throughout the service. The drink selection was great. The appetizer was amazing and our dinner was even better. Elliott recommended we finish the night with desert and coffee and Thank Goodness we listened because it was amazing as well. The place is a little pricey but you get what you pay for and definitely worth every dollar. Will surely return in the future. Thanks for everything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food - we had to scallops and gnocchi - everything was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent experience all around! Went before the Cavs game and was in and out in a hour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice ambience. The food was very salty and the sauces were over powering. We ordered the seafood pasta and tagliatelle meat dish. The food did not taste fresh at all. Our appetizer however (calamari) was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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food3
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was wonderful, but customer care abysmal. Do NOT allow them to seat you in the basement; it is a horrible place to try to enjoy wonderful food. The ambiance is television lunch room and the service inadequate.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The tagliatelle and the lamb shoulder were excellent and the Tuscan onion soup is a great way to start off a dinner on a cold day.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Cheeses were delicious. Fromager really knows his stuff--interesting experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was average.

Tags: Vegan
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nicely thought out menu choices. Food was nicely presented and tasty. Good option for modern Italian cuisine. Great desserts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was disappointing. After dropping off our drinks, our server disappeared for at least 15 minutes until we called him over to place our order. He never reviewed the specials with us. Overall, a disappointing experience given the mediocre service.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was my first time at Chinatos. The restaurant week 3 course menu was a good way to sample the food. I had a great salad and the chocolate mousse cake...both were very good. The fish was great at the restaurant, but seemed rare and tough the next day. The service was good and attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service was great. Quick stop before a basketball game!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our 14 year old son was with us and the menu was a little foody for him. He was a sport and tried something but didn’t like it. The waiter was great and had the chef whip up some fettuccini Alfredo (not on the menu) from scratch that my son loved. The commitment to customer satisfaction was fantastic. I highly recommend Chinato!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were seated and it took at least a solid 10 minutes before we were greated and brought water. We were passed by so many bussers and servers without a single “we will be right there”. Finally our server came. He knew his dishes well and did a good job though.

It’s been a year since I’ve last been there but I used to go all the time. The food quality has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Three out of our 4 meals were below average and one was good. Not good value for the money. The drinks were pretty good though.

I think this is the last time I will come there. If I’m going to spend that kind of money, I’d rather go to Lola, greenhouse, red or any of the other restaurants around that area.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is without a doubt my favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area. The food is absolutely amazing and in New York or Chicago would be three times the price. I love the ambience there is a great bar and staff was attentive. Unfortunately on this outing when our waitress asked if she could to camp or wine at the table she opened up an Argiano 1999 Brunello and simply dumped it in the carafe. My friend and I watched in horror as this was done unable to even say anything. On top of this she served us 2003’ Ch d’Yquem in Bordeaux glasses. Regardless both wine and the food were amazing and I will go back over and over again.

Next time I will give the waitstaff a bit of instruction before wine service.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

They alway have a greta fish and vegetarian option, which my wife and I enjoy

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went in for a belated anniversary celebration, and just to get away from the kids. We ended up going during a cav’s game, and they held our reservation for us because we couldn’t find parking at first. Our waiter Ryan was kind and patient, explained everything we would want to know about the menu, the kitchen was amazingly fast getting the food out, it tasted amazing, and we ended up having a conversation with the next table over that just put everything over the top! Would highly recommend Chinato to anyone looking to get away!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing! We loved everything! I would highly recommend the supli and the rabbit appetizer. I had the fig infused bourbon cocktail which was honestly one of the best drinks I ever had. Our waiter was great even though the restaurant was packed. I would highly recommend!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It is always a pleasure to have a cocktail and food across the bar from Annie Ebly. She is the main reason we choose Chinato for our pre theater snack.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was not great. Our waitress was not attentive at all and seemed annoyed when we asked questions about the menu. We had to flag her down several times to order drinks or ask for something. Food was just ok there are much better options.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food and service was amazing. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the better meals I've ever had. Definitely the best meal on East 4th. All of Zachary Bruels restaurants are great. Try this place. We had the Lamb and the scallops.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My only complaint is that the waiter never left us alone!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We went before an Indian’s playoff game. The table was waiting, the service was good, and the food was terrific. We got to the game in plants of time thanks to our server. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and ambiance with great service. Overall good value although on the pricey side. Will come again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food is superb, amongst the best in the city, or any city for that matter.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was good but our waiter. I think he was new. We've eaten there many times and your service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice little Italian place in down town Cleveland. High quality food and service with reasonable prices.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our first visit to Chinato, celebrating a birthday with my husband. We wanted romantic, Italian, and fun ambiance, and it checked all the boxes! Server Michael was helpful but gave us time to linger. Artichokes roman style were truly outstanding. Husband's bacon polenta with braised beef was amazing comfort food. Swordfish with olives was a small-ish portion but needed more bright flavors to really sing. Great wine list, especially Italian, although somewhat pricey. Prices were quite reasonable. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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