Sainato's at Rivergate

4.1
9 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Gem in the Historic Rivergate District

Friendly, family-run Italian restaurant and sports bar nestled on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in the emerging Rivergate District.

Founded in 1972 on the simple principal of offering people quality food for an affordable price in a warm environment is exactly what Sainato's at Rivergate is today!

Dine in, order out, call in for delivery or catch the big game! We've got something for everyone!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(216) 772-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Merwin
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Public transit
RTA Rapid Station at West 25th St
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.7
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4.3
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EK
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food. Very reasonable.

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t
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was poor (took forever and served unevenly in our group of six) despite how quiet it was. A second waitress (that punched in half way through our meal) helped by apologizing and hustling to make things right. A very cool space that needs to get its act together. Food was decent. I wish Sainato's well and would try again to see if it was just a "bad day".

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VC
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for pizza and a beer and people watching!

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j
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing. My daughter and I order eggplant parmesan. The egg plant was really food;however, the pasta was terrible. It was way over cooked, lack salt and reminded us of canned spaghetti. We will not return nor will we recommen this place.

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MY
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was fantastic and so was the antipasto salad. It was nice to sit on the patio and drink a cold beer. Will definitely go back!

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G
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here before heading to Playhouse Square for Aladdin. We are supporting the new restaurant partners, the OTooles. The pizza was delicious and the salad very fresh. The location has parking in front for no charge. The service was wonderful and timely!

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a group of 12 for my son's birthday celebration, it was great! Staff was attentive and accommodating, food was tasty - however they seemed to struggle with getting it served at the same time...dishes were brought out as they were done, not all together. Overall would recommend this quaint little gem. We will return for sure.

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E
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is really a neighborhood bar and pizza place in the flats. Had never heard of it until I saw the Open Table listing. The pizza and salad were good, and gluten free - a must have for med reasons. A selection of beers on tap. Wine by the glass, but no list to look at. Nice, casual place. We'll be back.

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KM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood Italian place. We had pizza, veal parmigiana and salad. We live in St Louis and this is among the best pizza we have ever had. The veal parmigiana is actually homemade and very good especially for the price. Highly recommend

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