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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

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Special Occasion (19)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Authentic (14)
Hot Spot (11)
Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

We go here before a Cavs or Indians game. Arriving 3 hours before a game is the PERFECT time. Over the first hour the moderate noise slowly builds which adds to the excitement. The food is very good. The service is substantial. And the vibe is contagious.

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·Dined 6 days ago

My beef asso bucco was flavorless.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The waiter was attentive without over doing it. Service was properly paced. Chef accommodated a special request from one of my guests. Staff was pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is my third time and each experience is better than the previous. The food is amazing as is afig infused bourbon drink which is one of my favorite drinks ever! Always had great service too!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

My boyfriend and I are both gluten free. Before we came to the restaurant he called to confirm that there were going to be gluten free options and deserts. The person on the phone acted like he knew what he was talking about and said there were many options for gluten free. We decided on this restaurant because we had the Cavs game at 7:00 He has ciliac disease and when we first got there he told our Waiter that he both were gluten free. He seemed to think it was a bit odd. Then when we were ordering my boyfriend asked about the meal because he said his meal was gluten free, yet there were fries on the menu. So my boyfriend questions about the fries and if they were truly gluten free, and the waiter says yes. He bring his meal, and the fries were fried. He then questions the worse about the fries and if they’re cooked in the same fryer as the normal fries. The waiter responds with yes. My boyfriend then tells him how that is not gluten Free. We then had to wait another 10 minutes while I finished my food for him to get his food back. Once he got his meal back, the chicken breast was so small. I knew that wasn’t even going to be nearly enough for him. (6’5 guy) So after all that was finished, he asks us if we want any desert and my boyfriend respond with is there any gluten free desert The waiter responded the only thing close to that it’s probably berries and yogurt. He wasn’t even sure himself. After all of this happened, my boyfriend was still hungry because what he got was such a small portion that it was not going to fill him. He then spoke to a manager and the manager offered to bring another meal. My boyfriend agreed because he did not want to go to the Cavs game hungry. Because of all this, we were late walking into the Cavs game, and did not leave the restaurant happy at all. I feel if they are going to tell people on the phone that there’s many gluten free options then need to better educate their employers about gluten free food and cross contamination.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing dining event! There were four of us and Scott was fantastic. He had great recommendations, we weren't rushed, and will definitely be back. Love the cheeseboard! Another homerun Zach B. Great job!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant was very cold, plus the main meal was lukewarm. Plus the main meal was served within a few minutes of the appetizers when it was requested to be spaced. The server stated it was a restaurant policy to space the main meal order request by ten minutes. This was not done that evening. The meals order were the Zuppa and the Risotto.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and incredible service!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were seated downstairs in their overflow area. It was incredibly loud with TVs on the walls. Guests next to us talked loudly into his cell phone for at least 10 minutes. Fine for a sports bar, not a fine restaurant.

With the exception of the gentleman that served the wine, the server and food runners were completely unaware of the menu or how to serve restaurant guests. Normally, I would rave about their food, but this night it was just OK. I have removed it from my list of favorites.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome amazing great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a lovely meal but our son didn’t. Pizza is definitely an afterthought on this menu. Soggy crust and toppings just slid off. Everything else was delicious; just don’t order pizza.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very nice, took my friend here for her birthday! We had a cheese board, excellent choice..dinner & dessert were amazing!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The noisy atmosphere with a hurry up feeling made for not much atmosphere...The waiter looked like he really didn't care. I realize that Cavs game made everyone aware of tie'but we've been there before an had much better care.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Too noisy, too expensive, too slow, and the food is so so.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Spotty service. Seems like only few people work while others are physically present. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Food is just okay despite clear attempts to stand out with the menu items, that aren’t widely available at other places. Desert was excellent though!

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

All was okay

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our favorite place to dine before a Cavs game. Staff is great and they get you in and out quickly!
Love the new menu

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good and fredly

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I shared a romantic mid-week get-away to celebrate her birthday. We got a top luxury hotel downtown and selected Chinato after reviews from friends and location. I made reservations and specified it was my wife's birthday. Our reservations were honored, it was not the most private seating but ok. The food was outstanding the service was good. While there, my wife saw someone being honored for their birthday and was looking forward to hers. At the end of the meal, the waiter ask about deserts. I told him it was my wife's birthday (again stated at the time of the reservation). his response was- I make a really good cappuccino. So we left. The food was very good- but I wouldn't go for a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I had the pizza, it was good, but lacked flavor. Was a little disappointed since this was an Italian restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Truly good Italian food is sometimes hard to find... but Chinato knocks it out of the park. Simple ingredients treated well and served fresh. I loved everything about the meal! We had a bottle of red, bread, appetizer, and assortment of entrees - all of which were excellent. I highly recommend the braised pork cheeks.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner, food was incredible, and the service was top notch

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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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·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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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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 (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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·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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