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Il Venetian, Cleveland, OH

Il Venetian

4.9
4.9
735 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Venetian Born Chef Alberto Leandri prepares flavors from home for Clevelanders at this upscale, modern Italian restaurant. The menu will feature handmade pastas, fresh fish and seafood, fine meats, and artisan pastries and gelato.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 241-4800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Leandri
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant private ballroom and boardroom centrally located at Key Tower. Floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows with panoramic views of the downtown Cleveland cityscape and Lake Erie.
  • Private party contact
    arusnak@stclairballroom.com: (216) 241-4300
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland
  • Parking details
    Valet, Street Parking, Hotel Parking, Surrounding Parking Garages and Lots
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 735 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Overall

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Ambiance

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Value

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Romantic

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Cleveland

    Best Food

  • Cleveland

    Best Ambiance

  • Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Cleveland

    Italian

735 Reviews
  1. AndrewW

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday and every interaction from the hostess to waitress to FOH manager and so on was very pleasant. The food here is absolutely wonderful. If you’re looking for a place to dine for a special occasion, this is it! As much as we enjoy Marble Room, the overall experience at Il Venetian surpasses their sister restaurant. Can’t wait to come back!

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  2. StephenH

    Cleveland

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Venetian may be the best restaurant in Cleveland. The menu is large and varied, and there are numerous specials. Everything we ate was delicious, from the Caesar and Il Venetian salads to the beautiful pork chop and scrumptious fettuccine special to the lemon cheesecake and spumoni. The space is beautiful and elegant. And, Aiden is an absolutely outstanding server—so friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. GeorgetownProf

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in Downtown Cleveland for a conference. Brought 3 close colleagues to join me at this conveniently located venue What a find!!! From greeting us to serving us ( thank you Aiden) to suggesting an excellent wine ( thank you Michael) to the incredible food, it was a memorable meal. Eggplant, Salads, Pastas all outstanding. So good in fact, that we returned two nights later and met the chef. Thank you to GM Bob for overseeing a real find. Highly recommended.

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  4. Dinomite

    Cleveland

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. It was very busy and had good energy. Our waitress was helpful, friendly and knowledgable and added to the enjoyment of the evening. Food was delicious. I liked that there was a good variety of prices.

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  5. PatrickM

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, great service. Close to downtown hotels and local entertainment vistas.

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  6. TheLoves

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal here. They seated us early, which we appreciated in the beautiful building. Our server Betty was a gem. The food was top rate – and we ate everything, even the greens. I particularly liked the lobster, stuffed mushrooms. We didn’t get it, but the table side Caesar salad looked fantastic. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in Cleveland, recommended by hotel. Everything was great! Highly recommend as well.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience! Food was amazing and was a total fine dining experience ! Thank you for making our Anniversary special! We will return and recommend

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  9. VaporK8

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most wonderful lunch experience. The wines, the cocktails, the bread service and dipping oil, Venetian Salad and Al dente pasta made fresh daily were tremendous. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The space (tucked inside the Marriott Hotel) is elegant. Highly recommended!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service. The food and service wonderful. Very busy with March Madness Women final 4

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  11. AnnS

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner at IL Venetian. Lee was a wonderful server, and the food was delicious! We had the lamb chops and the pork chop and both were fixed expertly. Lee even called when I inadvertently left my card and I was able to go back and pick it up. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lasagna and ravioli specials were out of this world. Best Italian food ever ❤️❤️❤️. Staff is absolutely amazing.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was an absolutely lovely experience. The food was great. The service was awesome. They really bent over backwards to take care of us. We will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. KathyP

    St. Louis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for a business dinner or date night. The food was expertly prepared. We liked the Rigatoni pasta, fish special, shrimp salad and meatballs. The wine steward helped us identify several excellent wines. Great evening.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. steveh

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service and a very good menu with lots of choices. Food is well prepared. Portions are large.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Fr2020

    Cleveland

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow our second great meal here! We had no idea that Il Venetian is as good as it is. What a wonderful experience. We had avoided it for so long because we always thought it was simply attached to the hotel as their restaurant. (We don’t care for most hotel restaurants). Anyway we were so happy to hear IL VENETIAN IS IT’S OWN RESTAURANT —and it is wonderful! From the welcoming at the front desk (once you find out how to enter the building) to the expertise and kindness of our server LEE (thank her she’s wonderful)-to the chef it was a terrific dinner! Vodka cream sauce and the salmon perfectly done! Thank you

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  17. Danny

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This being our fourth visit to Il Venetian, we have never had a bad meal. The service is rarely paralleled in Cleveland with two managers constantly and attentively cruising the floor to make sure the dining experience is going well. Our servers were also obviously well trained and fantastic. The room is beautiful. It’s so nice to have a place to depend on for a superior dining experience. Absolutely worth the rather pricey cost of dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Venetian is a gem of a restaurant for our city. The ambiance is swanky playing nice jazz music and the service was top notch! From the moment we entered and were greeted, seated then our waiter introduced himself and took our cocktail orders. Food was off the chart good with the beef Wagyu Carpaccio one of my favorites. Excellent wine list and very attentive staff. Very nice evening and place to celebrate an anniversary❤️

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Mike

    Cleveland

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner on our anniversary and were very pleased with the experience. Perhaps it was so pleasant because a great deal of thought went into providing that experience and because the people at Il Venetian work so well together. We had two pasta dishes not often seen on local menus, and two classic desserts. I'm indebted for a good wine recommendation. You can't go wrong with a Valpolicella but this one was excellent, and just right with the pasta. Even the restaurant noise was good: slightly exciting because people were having a good time, but not intruding on the conversation.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bob and staff are fantastic!! The best!! Food is the greatest in town.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best server we've ever had. Great night and great ambiance

    1 person found this helpful

  22. DeeDeeT

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of my most favorite dinners in a long time. Highly recommend it as everything in our eyes was perfect.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. MichaelL

    Denver

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to be at II V. Bob, thank you as always .

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  24. MissBlondie

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Words cannot explain how much my fiancé and I enjoy this restaurant. This is our second time coming & this time we were celebrating our engagement! They went above and beyond to not only make the evening in extremely nice, but so special for both of us. My fiancé got the charbroiled pork chop & I ordered the executive chef specials, swordfish fettuccine. And WOW. Everything was so fresh & melted right in your mouth. We ended our night be surprised with two glasses of Limoncello & fresh pastry drizzled with melted chocolate. Anyone looking for a place to celebrate or a nice night out, this is the place to be!!

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  25. Delish

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional- I would like to especially call out the general manager, Bob. His attention to detail, ensuring we had a top rate experience did not go unnoticed. I would highly recommend the restaurant for its food & amazing service.

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  26. JoeH

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance are amazing - this place doesn’t get enough credit.

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  27. BradB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Everything is top notch. We will be back.

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  28. JurgenB

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always as well as perfect attention from our Adeleida.

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  29. Seriousaboutfood

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Venetian has become our go to spot before an evening at Playhouse Square. Five minutes from the restaurant to park at the theater. Great food! Great entertainment! Great evening!!!

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  30. DonG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     it was my first time, and I'll definitely come back. Service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Grade vibe, upscale, and sophisticated.

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  31. lovetoeatout

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was beautiful. Food was great. Service could have been better. We sat down and waitress took around 5 min to greet us. It seemed she had too many tables and could have used some help.

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  32. RWM1906

    Cleveland

    152 reviews

    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an absolutely delightful dinner Saturday, February 18, 2024 at II Venetian. Our server, Adelina, took excellent care of us and made us feel welcome and was attentive and professional. The ambiance of II Venetian is upscale, elegant and relaxing. We started out with delicious bread and an herb-infused olive oil for dipping the bread that we enjoyed with our cocktails. Adelina did a fine job summarizing the menu and specials and gave us plenty of time to decide what entrees to order. She also advised us that the salads are large and recommended we split one Caesar salad, which we did, and half a salad each was perfect. Our eggplant and wild mushroom pasta dinners were delicious, served piping hot and nicely presented. For dessert, my partner enjoyed the spumoni while I enjoyed the tiramisu, both beautifully presented. Dinner tonight was one of my partner's Christmas present to me and I can't think of a better present! This was our first time to dine at II Venetian and we will be back with friends in the near future. II Venetian is another "true gem" in Cleveland and we will be spreading the word to all our friends. We also appreciated the manager stopping by to visit and make sure our meals were meeting/exceeding our expectations (yes to both!). Upon leaving, he gave us his card with phone number to call to make future reservations, which we will do. Thank you for a lovely evening and we look forward to experiencing many more fabulous dinners!

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  33. WilliamJ

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant in Cleveland hands down... 5 stars across the board, from the valet to the host to the wait staff not to mention the Manger being very hospitable... Truly a great experiences, we'll be returning real soon...

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  34. StevenG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food was great and the service was spot on.

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  35. MikeG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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  36. JimD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food here is always outstanding, with a great variety of real Italian dishes. The service is professional and attentive, not intrusive. The Murano chandeliers help create an ambiance that feels like Venice in Cleveland.

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  37. JackieT

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST Valentine's dinner here! The service, food and wine were incredible. We will definitely be returning!

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  38. AllersK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a GREAT choice for dinner! the food was aaaahhhhmazing...taste/presentation/freshness.... Dessert was so good too! Our server was super sweet and knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails. The hostesses were great and so pleasant too! I can't wait to come back for another great night out experience!

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  39. JenniferG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Venetian because they were recently trained in food allergies by the Allison Rose Foundation. My daughter safely ate gluten free pasta with a mushroom and herb sauce, sauteed spinach and vanilla gelato. She has severe allergies to egg, peanut, tree nut, sesame, shellfish and fish. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about food preparation. She had a fabulous meal - thank you!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Loved it. Every time the food is delicious been here 3 times. Will be back

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FAQs

Il Venetian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 241-4800.

Il Venetian is rated 4.9 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

Il Venetian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Venetian

100 East St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet, Street Parking, Hotel Parking, Surrounding Parking Garages and Lots
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Leandri
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 241-4800
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant private ballroom and boardroom centrally located at Key Tower. Floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows with panoramic views of the downtown Cleveland cityscape and Lake Erie.
  • Private party contact
    arusnak@stclairballroom.com: (216) 241-4300
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