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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (19)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (8)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was average.

Tags: Vegan
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food2
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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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food4
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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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service2
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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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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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food5
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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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 (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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food3
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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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food5
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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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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Dined outside on a beautiful Saturday night. Food and service were excellent. Looking to dine there again before a game at The Q.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I don't go to Chinato often, because hey, it's expensive. But there's a reason I keep going back there when I want to have a nice dinner downtown. The servers are knowledgeable, the kitchen is quick, and the atmosphere is just right.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service, authentic tasty food. Our bill was big because we had to try so many dishes. We sat in the bar area next to large windows. It was a quiet night so the bar was not busy. The waiter spent time talking to us and giving really good recommendations. They even had a wine from Velenosi winery in Italy where we had visited.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was great. The device was great. Wide variety of dishes. We'll go again

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Fast, friendly, knowledgeable service and excellent food. Highly recommend the tagliatelle!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was my first time dining at Chinato. It was delicious and I will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were visiting Cleveland for a wedding. This restaurant was close to our hotel and exceeded our expectations. Great food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mussels and scallops were great. Had to ask for bread several times as bread server kept missing our table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food and wine were excellent!! I can't same for the ambiance. We had a table for two that was about eight inches from the next table for two. Their conversation was such that my wife and I had a difficult time conversing ourselves. It would be much more enjoyable if there was a modicum of privacy for the diners.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Anchoring Cleveland's East Fourth enclave of fabulous food, Chinato brings fresh and simple Italian fare upscale while keeping it accessible. Including pizza on the menu, for example, along with interesting takes on salads, pasta, meat and seafood dishes. Loved the creative, ample and beautifully presented antipasto platter served on an Italian tile. Much to enjoy for appetites big and small in a cool low-key ambience. Our server was an expert guide on both food and wine menus - and you have to love a wine list that offers several Italian reds and whites by the glass before listing anything from other wine regions; now that's Italian!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were promptly seated for our reservation, drinks arrived quickly, and meals were delivered super fast. All of our selections were excellent. We will be back to enjoy again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

5 of us had dinner at Chinato on a Friday night. Our server was attentive and friendly. The menu had a lot of variety and I believe our 3 guests enjoyed their meals. However, my husband and I did not enjoy ours and didn't finish either. I had the stuffed swordfish and my husband had the braised beef. The presentation was artful but the seasonings and textures were not to our liking.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was the second time I've eaten there and it was delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and they were willing to accommodate my friend's dietary restrictions. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Terrific...as always. Col Buco is a can't miss, and the service is great. We ate in a bar booth and the team taking care of that area was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. We each had an appetizer and then a small pasta dish before a game. Everything was pretty good and generally served in an appropriate time and pace. We could have had a several course meal and full entrees. So, the menu is varied enough to fit most any occasion. I could list a couple of things that could have been done better regarding the food or the service, but I'd only be nit-picking. The only real negative I would mention is that the wine list, which is quite extensive is also quite expensive. I'd like to have been able to choose from more of the lesser cost bottles.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Chinato is one of my favorite restaurants; have been here many times and will return. However, the server was awful. Way below what I have come to expect from a Zach Bruell establishment. She didn't know how several of the dishes were prepared, didn't know how to pour a beer into a glass, couldn't make a wine recommendation, tried to remove our appetizers while we were literally still eating them and appeared very tentative throughout the whole meal. This follows a really poor service night I experienced at Alley Cat a couple weeks ago. I hope Mr. Bruell isn't expanding so fast that he has to hire underqualified servers just to fill open positions. I'm a big fan of his restaurants but if the poor service becomes the norm I might be inclined to go elsewhere.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We were referred here by a friend and it was the perfect spot for my husband's birthday dinner. Sophisticated dining options, delicious food, very knowledgeable service. We really enjoyed it!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing service! We had the best waiter I have had EVER! Food was spectacular!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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