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Trentina Interiors - Trentina - Permanently Closed, Cleveland, OH

Trentina - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
674 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, German

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 421-2900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathon Sawyer

  • Private party facilities

    Trentina is pleased to be in partnership with our neighbors at the historic Glidden House. Situated just steps away from Trentina, the Glidden House offers a selection of private dining and banquet rooms suitable for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Lindsay: (216) 421-2900

  • Neighborhood

    University Circle

  • Cross street

    Ford and Euclid

  • Parking details

    We share parking with the Glidden House hotel and additional metered street parking is available as well.

  • Public transit

    RTA Cedar-University Rapid Station

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 674 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in cleveland. Sad to see it close but excited to see chef sawyers next place!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Cleveland I’ve been to.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A staple for when we needed a place to celebrate so sad to see it go. Had a wonderful last experience and wish Chef Sawyer the best with his next endeavor.
  4. JK

    JoeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad that it is closed now but really glad we were able to be there one last time
  5. MB

    MaryBethY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were very fortunate to get a table at Trentina on its final weekend. As always the food was exceptional. And the staff was wonderful, very knowledgeable and helpful. It's sad to see this gem close but I will still be a Chef Sawyer fan and continue to patronize his other restaurants.
  6. F

    Foodieatheart

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see an anchor in the CLE go! Our final visit was an amazing culinary experience. Thanks to Johnathan and the entire Trentina crew!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant. I am really going to miss it
  8. J

    Jearl

    Cleveland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After going there weekly for about a year, we are terribly sad to hear that it is closing. We will miss the food, the staff, and the atmosphere.
  9. L

    Lindsey

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trentina is always top notch & I am terribly sad to see it close. Get there before they close if you can. It will be worth it.
  10. c

    cmmc

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sorry to see you go. There aren’t enough grown up restayrants in university circle.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Years tasting menu was excellent. Creative well generated flavors with pairings that complemented the food. Staff was excited for the occasion and toasted with their guests as the ball dropped. Can’t wait for next years dinner at Trentina.
  12. k

    keepingitreal

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The courses were good, but not as many were as unique or memorable as platings we've experienced in the past with the Menu Bianco tasting menu. Really wish they'd served the chitarra pasta with botarga we'd enjoyed previously, instead of the butternut ravioli, which incidentally was the second course featuring butternut. I don't eat fish, so was pleased to be offered seared pork belly, which was excellent until the final bite, which must have been placed with the same utensils as the anchovies touching the fish course my fellow diners were enjoying, so I was left with an unpleasant taste after all that deliciousness. Unfortunately, I have 2 complaints. My husband and I did the wine pairings also, and despite having a female waitperson, and knowing we weren't probably going to purchase an entire bottle, she spoke almost entirely directly to him, including displaying the label far more prominently toward his side of the table. After a few times of this treatment, it became apparent to her that yes, the female at the table also knows her wine, so I did get to see the label and receive more replies about our questions. Finally, when I made the reservations, I was asked, "Are you celebrating anything special?" to which I replied, "Yes, it's my 59th birthday". Again, when I was called two days prior to our reservation to confirm that all 4 of us would be having the Menu Bianco, I was asked the same question, to which I replied the same. Well, the wait didn't mention it, there wasn't a small card on the table, or even a tiny candle to blow out in the final brownie bite... Makes me kinda sad that for this special occasion, I didn't choose a different restaurant to celebrate.
  13. TO

    TOML

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Very enjoyable. Server Mia was great!
  14. FZ

    FrancesZ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good, portions were smaller which we liked, but the options were limited. Service was OK, limited wine selection. Convenient location at University Circle.
  15. VC

    VeronicaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I ordered Tagliatelle with seafood. There were ONLY FOUR small pieces of seafood. The pasta was Ok, but not special.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening we had tasting menu food was excellent and Russell did a great job, the steak was one the best we ever had
  17. RL

    ReneeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely, quiet spot for those who like very good food at a less-than-exorbitant price. If nothing else, their signature bread with a beef suet candle is a must for carnivores.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Dining room look more like the school cafeteria. The portions were small. The staff was attentive but not very knowledgeable.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! Cozy space. Timing of dinner was a little off, but staff was attentive to our requests, and created a nice experience!
  20. j

    jamescohen

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience.Small spaced, slightly crowded but could talk and not overhear neighbors. Accross the board the food was great. Chef visited tables, young, engaging. Wait staff helped one another, efgicient not pushy. Would go back next time we are in Cleveland.
  21. m

    missmondo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, kind service, friendly and attentive, especially considering that we went there with our 15 month old son. Pasta, gnocco fritto, beef and duck were tasty and not overly engineered. We didnt have time for dessert but they looked spectacular!
  22. LS

    LarryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Don’t leave without ordering the bread ... A delightful surprise!
  23. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The music did not fit the decor/ambiance and the volume was too loud for this intimate Italian restaurant. I was underwhelmed by the size of my pasta entree (Cavatelli) for the price and the dessert (Rittman Apple) was more about presentation that flavor, disappointing first experience at Trentina.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We went to Trentina to celebrate our anniversary which I made clear when I made the reservation. The restaurant is a very cool venue, used to be a carriage house. The service was fair at best, I reminded them that we were celebrating her anniversary and they did absolutely nothing to acknowledge it though I heard them acknowledging other anniversaries at other tables. The food is good, however, the portions are very small and it’s very expensive
  25. p

    paulat

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening and meal. The space is intimate and elegant, the food delcious! Impeccable service!
  26. T

    Teacherdan

    Cleveland

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Trentina once was incredible. Sadly the quality of food has deteriorated. The pizza tasted like it was on a store bought crust. The pastas had none of the incredible flavor they used to have. The salad used to be incredible but was way too salty. Very disappointing meal.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Very close seating, we were a foot away from tables on both sides, it’s like we were dining with total strangers, not the right place for a date night
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Tables way too close together. I felt like I was having dinner with people next to us
  29. L

    Lgm1984

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    For a former james beard winner the service should have been much better. Especially since the restaurant was half empty. We did the tasting menu. Wasn’t blown away
  30. DD

    DeeDub

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing. Original and thoroughly good. The only sad thing is the espresso. Unbelievable that with so many authentic touches in the food that the expected finishing touch ( a good espresso at the end of dinner) was so bad. Russell, our terrific server, tried to make it work, but to no avail. I know, Sorry to dwell on such a small detail, but sometimes the details make a difference. It was just a sad ending to great food. Chef Sawyer should really check that out.
  31. NK

    NatalieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant hands down! Service was so friendly and helpful. It’s such a nice place to go for any type of occasion. The food is so unique and flavorful, I can’t wait to go back!
  32. AK

    AmandaK

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Trentina continues to impress with every visit. I have never had a disappointing meal and this was no exception. The table bread will always be a favorite and I enjoyed trying the spaghetti. The freshness of the dood really comes through and continues to draw me back to this gem.
  33. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had an enjoyable experience. Service was friendly and efficient. Server was pleasant. The menu was interesting, and everything we ordered was delicious. Great place.
  34. E

    Excellent

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had only been to Trentina for brunch (which has always been great) and have always sat outside on the patio. This is our first time for dinner and sitting inside the restaurant. I have to say that I had one of the best meals of my life here. Everything was delicious, fresh and unique and from what I can tell, the menu changes frequently. The menu prices were reasonable, though the cocktail menu seemed a tad over priced (though the drinks were really good). We went for our anniversary on a Tuesday night and small dining room was only half full, though I would expect that on the weekends it fills up fast. I would definitely go back again!
  35. P

    Puma

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Someone forgot to pay for heating the night we came. We notice that often the folks in the kitchen must be so hot that they forget to check on the comfort of their diners. Large exhaust fans in the kitchen can also draft an enormous amount of cold air into the dining rooms. A good chef will check things like this or suffer a distraction from his/her culinary magic.
  36. JI

    JeanI

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious...The parking was miserable
  37. MP

    MichaelP

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in Cleveland. The food preparation is outstanding. Highly recommend it. They also offer a tasting menu that you would need to order in advance with your reservation.
  38. J

    Jointologist

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner in a great location close to Secerance Hall and the levels and Orchestra. Eclectic menu- order all the appetizers -small and very tasty! Ice cream options for desert are really good Excellent service and a very good wine list catering to Northern Italian style of the resto Small so book ahead.
  39. BH

    BruceH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The first tasting menu experience I’ve had. I must say the tasting menu was one of the most fun dinning experiences I’ve ever had and was truly an event. It also changes with the seasons so I recommend trying it a few times a year. The food was excellent, creative and surprising, I will most certainly go back. Trentina is a lovely start or finish to a museum experience as well, being only minutes from several.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal service, great food, wonderful wine and no pressure to finish dinner on the restaurant’s schedule. Extraordinary l!

FAQs

Trentina - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 421-2900.

Trentina - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ford and Euclid

  • Neighborhood

    University Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, German

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We share parking with the Glidden House hotel and additional metered street parking is available as well.

  • Public transit

    RTA Cedar-University Rapid Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathon Sawyer

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (216) 421-2900

  • Private party facilities

    Trentina is pleased to be in partnership with our neighbors at the historic Glidden House. Situated just steps away from Trentina, the Glidden House offers a selection of private dining and banquet rooms suitable for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Lindsay: (216) 421-2900

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