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Chef Jonathon Sawyer's Restaurant Trentina explores the rich diversity of culture and joyful voice of cuisine in the regions of northeastern Italy. The menu exemplifies the commonalities between the valleys of Trentino-Alto Adige and the Cuyahoga Valley, including a strong sense of gastronomic craftsmanship and agricultural heritage. Allow us to take you on a journey as we interpret tradition through an elegant and modern lens.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Contemporary Italian, Italian, German
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Ford and Euclid
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located within walking distance of The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra's Severance Hall, The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
We share parking with the Glidden House hotel and additional metered street parking is available as well.
RTA Cedar-University Rapid Station
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Trentina Ratings and Reviews
Seating was extremely slow—we waited at least five minutes to be seated and there was only one couple ahead of us when we arrived. The rest of our party was already there so it was fairly tedious. The service wasn’t much better. We had orchestra tickets and felt extremely rushed to get there even though our reservations were a good two hours in advance. The food was good but a little too pretentious for my taste.
Fabulous as always. There is always something new on the menu and every dish we have ever had is memorable. Dining room is rather 'cold' in décor. The space has the makings of a cozy carriage house but all the white and the choice of artwork makes it sterile and non-inviting, especially in the winter months.
Big disappointment. I’ve eaten at Trentina a handful of times and always had a great experience. This time was a big disappointment . The server was inattentive, odiferous and inexperienced; drinks were slow (our food got cold while awaiting the wine); dishes I’ve ordered before were... microwaved? - I️ know the broccoli was good at some point, but It was just gross tonight, and no one commented when we sent it back; and the entrees were either poorly prepared, undercooked, horribly over spiced, or very bland. I can’t say that anything but the wine was good. There are high expectations at this price point, but it was really just a bad meal. I’m embarrassed that we took our out of town guest here... it led to many of the Cleveland jokes of old. Bummer.
even though I made reservations 3 weeks in advance they still tried to seat us right by the kitchen with a few other two person tables available, I asked to move and they did move us but that didn't start things off great. Overly salted, poorly textured food.
Food was of excellent quality and locally sourced. Service Staff was very pleasant but overtaxed by number of tables. Cappacino was ordered at end of meal, but could not be served because they were too busy. I don’t recall that ever happening to me before.
The restaurant is very pleasant, quiet and great for conversation. The art work is lacking but we were not that there for that art form.
Very interesting menu items--Northern Italian modern would be the best description. The duck was terrific and my partner's pasta dish was terrific too. The 'wood-fired broccoli' was also amazing. Waiter was also extremely knowledgeable about wine. Doesn't seem to be much of a late-night place--we left at 9:30 and virtually closed the place.
With our cousin visiting from Chicago last weekend, we wanted to share a sure great dinner out with him, and Trentina fit the bill perfectly. We were all impressed with the exquisite quality of their food. Tim really enjoyed a glass of their Italian white wine after not liking his sampling a taste of their Slovenia white. Portions were moderate in size but just right for us seniors, so will be back again. The duck breast was succulent and golden beet salad memorable.
The food was very good, but the atmosphere was in no way romantic. Our sever smelled like BO and they were more focused on the Indians game than asking if we needed to order more drinks. Overall it was a good experience but in the competitive cleveland restraint scene I don’t think I would go back.
Server did good with the wine. We ordered three salads and entrees the server only put one salad in. The food all came out at once and we decided to ask for only one more salad. The second salad came out and it was off, very sweet tasting. We mentioned this to the server and she didn't have much of a response nor did she take it off the bill. also one of us asked for cheese on the pasta and we were given a tiny plate with Parmesan shavings, not as much as we had wanted. attentiveness of th service trailed off toward the end, though food was mostly good it was a bit disappointing given our experience last time.
Trentina underwent a management change around 4 weeks ago (early September-2017). The menu and prices have not changed, but both the service and food preparation have deteriorated markedly. With only around 20 people, perhaps 7 tables, service was very, very slow. In fact, we never figured out who-if anyone-was supposed to be our server. Trentina's (formerly) wonderful puffy bread, $8, had barely raised in the oven and someone decided to address this by dousing it with oil before it came to the table. It didn't help, nor did the suet candle which left wick-ashes but did not melt much of anything before going out. Despite assurances that it would be ready soon after our appetizers, the wait for lasagna was 45 minutes-long after the appetizers had been cleared from the table. The Njuda pizza had none of the promised mozzarella and a minimal amount of sausage. In short, it was essentially nothing but bread. Perhaps the new management will improve, but at the moment Trentina should be regarded as barely satisfactory.
Wife ordered pasta to start which was good, pizza for second course. Pizza was raw so we had another made and it was raw again. I think majority of service attention is for those that participate in the tasting menu. Price point may be a little high given service and food quality. We actually went to Greenhouse Tavern after because we were still hungry. Also owned by same person, excellent service and food - highly recommend. First review I have written but felt obligated given the fact we spent $200.
The food at Trentina continues to be outstanding, but our service at this most recent visit was the first time things seemed to be off there. Many of the familiar faces were not around that evening, so perhaps it was just too many less experienced servers, but the pacing was off, the server did not seem to know anything about the wine being served, and the first Manhattan that came out seemed like it was all bourbon and served on the rocks.
I hope this was just an isolated event and not the future of the restaurant.
Service was TERRIBLE.
We ordered the tasting menu and waited 25 minutes between courses.
We politely asked if we could be served faster to multiple restaurant employees.
Either the chef does not care if diners had a good experience or the owner, Jonathan Sawyer does not care. We spent alot of money for the tasting menu and not only did we have terrible service, the food was cold and we did not get the items as described on the menu.
There are many other great options for a tasting menu including CROP BISTRO, where service was timely and food was great.
Wanted a nice patio, great food, good drink...got it! Delicious, creative Arugula pizza which highly recommend and a Butterscotch Budino that was to die for! Enjoyed a quiet meal on the patio on a warm early Fall evening! Cool location on a quiet tree lined street in the University Area...perfect! A must do restaurant! Friendly, smart server! Thanks ... will be back!
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