sarita a restaurant

4.8
1158 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Sarita, where we are slightly obsessed with serving good food among friends and family. Our focus is on healthy, new American cuisine – a celebration of all our backgrounds and roots. The best of the best eats if you will. Lighter dishes with natural reductions, a lot of vinaigrettes, less cream, less butter — but unbelievable flavors. This is what you can expect if you choose to dine with us. And we hope you will. The name Sarita is a nod to Chef Anthony Romano’s mentor, plus the name of a song by the New Orleans band, The Subdudes, one of the chef’s favorites. The restaurant is owned by executive chef Romano. His approach to Sarita is fairly simple: to create a space that’s a reflection of his kind of place.relaxing, fun and celebrate life in the company of friends and family with good food and a great cocktail in hand.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1158 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. I would recommend ordering 4-5 appetizers to share....they are just so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server Rick was exceptional!

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vipClayBuck
Cleveland
96 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have begun to return to dining out after this terrible year and last night we returned to one of our favorite Cleveland restaurants. sarita did not disappoint and we had an outstanding dinner on the patio. The menu along with an amazing list of "specials" made it difficult to select our meal, but we chose the halibut special and the crab cakes. Both were awesome . The service was perfect and our "date night" could not have been better.

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vipDianeJ
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner there. Service was excellent. Food was very good. There was a party of 6 across from us who were exceptionally loud making it hard to hear the waiter but that was no fault of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great patio, great service!

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ChristopherR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was awesome. Service was fantastic. Food is top notch.

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Cindy
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday. Food was excellent, patio was beautiful. Price of the food is a little high and that’s why we only go on special occasions.
Our server was a little inattentive but was very pleasant. Had a lovely time overall.

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GayleM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service by Michael. Food outstanding! Was my new fave before pandemic and it remains right on top!

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ErinK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never heard of or been to Sarita before and really loved it. Our dishes were absolutely fantastic

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vipAnne
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cousin and his wife were visiting from Virginia and we knew the offerings at sarita would not disappoint. We were right! The corn encrusted halibut special was delicious as was the veal. The peach and arugula salad was fresh and very tasty. For dessert we shared the usual coffee and doughnuts as well as the fried banana split. Chef Tony continues to introduce delicious seasonal appetizers, salads, and entrees while serving up the favorites. We love Nonna’s meatballs and cavatappi although we did not order it this visit. Maybe the next time. We recommend sarita to everyone- friendly and efficient staff, great food, and comfortable and warm place to enjoy a meal.

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JuliaL
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! I have loved Sarita’s since I moved to Cleveland in 1994 (Previously it was called Player’s).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, attentive service and nice ambiance.

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RichH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Lots of specials in appetizers, salads and entrees beyond the published menu. We were celebrating a graduation with some young friends, and a good time was had by all.

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Jess
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my relatives here for their first visit to the area and they absolutely loved their experience at Sarita a Restaurant ! Great food with unique twists, they talked about it all evening.

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NikkiM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant, the ambiance on the patio was very nice. The metal chairs had cushions which made them super comfortable. The mixed drinks were tasty and the meal was very good as well. I had the pork tenderloin and it was really good! Can't wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, was an incredible foodie. Knew wine and the entire menu/specials by heart. What an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Romano is fabulous

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viperiggle
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. My son lives around the corner. Our server Gerry was amazing. Fun and knowledgeable and all around great guy.
We had perfectly prepared food - egg plant dip for an app. Halibut special and pork tenderloin for me.
All around excellent.
Wine by the glass was not great. Average at best but the bottle list was really good and fairly priced.

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DJmoist
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great menu, food was fantastic, and the service was top notch. We sat on the outdoor patio the vibe was nice.

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agingboomer
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like our previous visits to Sarita, the food was delicious & fresh, the ambiance was lovely & the service was awesome.
As always, the menu offered a large assortment of creative, interesting, but not pretentious, choices.
Nick, our waiter, is a joy & certainly made our experience at Sarita a happy one.
I can't begin to say enough good things about this restaurant & hope they
stay as wonderful as they are for many more years.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have dinner at Saritas restaurant, the whole experience is excellent. You feel special when you go there. The staff is very professional. Love it!

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Lara
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers and food, the cocktails were perfectly made and we had great service!

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vipMitchZ
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my son prior to his move to DC. Great food, as always.

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vipLongtimediner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and terrific waiter A very enjoyable evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
89 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food specials were fantastic and very creative from the kitchen.

Sous vide prepared pork belly with a delicious mole sauce and ostrich tartare were some of the unique appetizer offerings and were a definite hit at our table. Entrees of smoked chicken fettuccine in a perfectly peppered cream sauce and a halibut prepared with an avocado based topping were also highly rated. The specials at sarita a restaurant are almost always worthy of considering, and go well beyond their basic menu to provide an interesting dining experience.

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pk913
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was tremendous from the ostrich appetizer to the penne with shrimp. Mussels were outstanding as was the cornbread. Great wine list and beer selection. We were outdoors on the patio. It was very warm but light breeze made it very pleasant. We plan to return as soon as possible

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vipGordon
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Saritas and in particular their patio seating. All in our party had seafood - scallops, salmon and halibut - and everyone was very satisfied with its freshness and preparation. The chef let the fish speak for itself wth simple but effective preparations.

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DaveG
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a wonderful time at Sarita's yesterday. The patio was charming, the service was great, everyone was very happy with their food.
Everyone around us seemed to be having as much fun as we were.
I love this place.

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DianeF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food. Very nice patio seating. Big negative is only one restroom for each gender, seems inadequate for the size of the restaurant. I had to wait for the ladies room and then a man walked out of it. He said he had to wait too long for the men's room. It was very disturbing!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so good, and the food was excellent! I will go back again!

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CarolP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Disappointed we could not eat outside. that's why we chose that place. The noise level was high, and people seemed to be intentionally seated close together in one area, with another area very sparse. We didn't know about the specials. Glad restaurants are back and happy for the wait staff, but not an excellent experience.

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LiaM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute local restaurant. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or romantic date they set the tone. Great service, our waiter was polite, and helped us with understanding the menu and drink options.

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Lovethewholeexperience
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the additional patio space that was added. As always the food is creative and delicious. Many specials to choose from so menu always changing! My favorite tuna entree was amazing. Ostrich appetizer was very interesting and well prepared. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating at a restaurant since pre-pandemic. We sat on the patio and had a lovely experience. Our server Chris was wonderful, the food and drinks were amazing. We love Sarita. ❤️

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Hereforthewines
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Say on the patio and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was amazing good size portions. They had plenty of special options not in the menu that were also great. Great place for an occasion!

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Liba
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

4 of us had dinner together to celebrate the start of Father’s Day Weekend. We were seated and had our drinks delivered promptly. Our waiter Eric was very friendly and knowledgeable. It took quite awhile to get our appetizers and my husband didn’t care for the mussels we ordered. Entrees were served with less waiting time and were delish. I had the salmon, which was awesome, and everyone else had halibut with mixed reviews. For dessert we all shared the mini donuts with coffee gelato. Amazing! The most uncomfortable part of the evening was that every time the a/c kicked in we absolutely FROZE from the blast. Suggestion-when you’re being seated, ask for a table away from the vents! 🥶

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Jenifer
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and spectacular food to fit our dining appetites! We are from Huron and it is one of our favorites, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Food is prepared perfectly! Love the short ribs! So tender and flavorful. The grit cakes are so yummy too! My friends has the veal and loved it. The patio is very nice also. We started out on the patio but it was windy and our umbrella came off the table so we asked to go inside. They accommodated us inside. Our server was very attentive and courteous. Love Sarita! We will be back again very soon

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AimS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Staff is wonderful and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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FAQs

sarita a restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. sarita a restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 226-5200.

sarita a restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.