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Vaccaro's Trattoria

4.3
591 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Vaccaro's Trattoria offers innovative Italian cuisine as well as classic favorites served in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Our pasta is made fresh daily. We have a stylishly appointed bar & an extensive & thoughtfully chosen wine list to complement our menu.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(330) 666-6158
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner Raphael Vaccaro
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Catering
Vaccaro's Trattoria offers virtually any type of catering service desired, from drop-off, ready to serve food to complete in-home, multi course dinners with wait staff & on-site chef service.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Exit 138 at Interstate 77
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 591 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 9 hours ago

Heard of Vaccaro’s from a friend who had eaten here and said it was quite good. Three of us went to dinner and the food was very good. Our server however, was not up to par with the restaurant’s reputation.

The first gaff was when he cleared a butter dish from an adjacent table, turned to our table and set the butter dish in my wife’s empty soup dish before taking both from our table. Don’t think I’ve ever seen that done in a ‘nice’ restaurant.

Ironically, we were not offered bread for our table even though every other table in the room had a bread basket.

Our waiter also had a tendency to stop and talk at other tables while patrons were waiting for him.

This is the first time in two years of living in NE Ohio that I haven’t left a 20% tip.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The ambience was great. Food, Service and atmosphere was outstanding,

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was excellent, food was just okay but overpriced for what you get! I ordered Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp. Pasta dish was a la carte: $12.00 for pasta, $3.00 for sauce and $8.00 for two pieces of shrimp. You would think for $23.00 pasta dish they could give you a few more pieces of shrimp.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic first experience dining at Vacarro's. The portions were generous and we were most impressed with our server, Phil. He recommended an excellent Chianti to complement our meals. Would gladly return!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful !!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been eating at Vaccaro's for few years now and can honestly say we have always been happy with our meals; whether casual for a pizza or upscale with the scallops or fish of the day. The bruschetta and polpetti appetizers are our regular go to starter courses. We just recently discovered that they make their own Italian version of Baileys and it is delicious all by itself!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We've been to the Trattoria before, but forgot how great it was. The wine selection is top shelf. The pasta is the best in town, and I had the cod special, which blew me away. It was a flaky and tasty as Chilean Sea Bass!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Vaccaro's is our favorite restaurant in the area. Raphael always helps us pick out our wine. He has a great selection of Italian wines. He knows what we like! When we are in town, this is our first choice when we eat out. The seafood is good as are his Italian selections.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had friends get together of 6. we have been there before , this night was very good as well. the server Zak, was new , but very accommodating. All the food, Apps, salads and dinners were very good. I asked maybe the General Mgr, about a few Italian wines and she recommended one of the several Super Tuscans, which was very good and very reasonably priced.
One suggestion - get Ginger Ale.

We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Another delicious dinner at Vaccaro’s! Homemade pasta, delicious sea bass, fantastic appetizers and salads, all topped off with two tremendous and beautiful homemade desserts! Our go to locally owned Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Thank you for accommodating our change of number of guests!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. Wine prices reasonable. The place is packed for a reason!

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We were seated in the back room when I requested the front. It took 10 min to get water and another 15 for drinks.... it wasn’t that busy at 6:00. We ordered our entrees and after 1 1/2 hours when the food still did NOT arrive, we requested our bill. 15 minutes later the manager came with our orders to go, apologizing for lack of service, and told us the bill was on them. My order was a salad and the others were the fish special and that did not carry out well at all. Needless to say, there are other restaurants for us to dine.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our group didn’t have a good experience here. My friend told me of a similar experience but I wanted to give it a try. After ordering I was notified that they ran out of one of their most popular dishes (on a Saturday night) and had to choose another. The service could have been more prompt. There was a 30 minute lapse between apps and dinner. After seeing the nearby table who arrived after us get their meals I had to call over the server. All of our meals were average Italian meals at best. Our friends are 100% Italian so there’s some experience there. Overall we were all disappointed with our experience unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

An awesome Valentine's day dinner. The food always is amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great restaurant great service good atmosphere good food

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We (all 4 of us) felt that the server was just thrown out to us, lacked experience. I somewhat blame management for not helping him , if indeed he was new. One person in our party never did receive his soup. My salad came with no dressing, and one of us ordered a gin and tonic in a tall glass. The GT came in a short glass and were told the bar ran out of tall glasses. But, our water was served in tall glasses. Eggplant fries were brought to our table that we didn’t order. It was one mistake after another. The waiter never followed up to see if we needed anything. Unfortunately, we were all in dismay the entire evening.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I ordered the cavatelli pomodoro. My family is from Italy and I’m very familiar w left over sauce already on the pasta. My plate was just like that. Bowl was hot, pasta room temp w the sauce soaked in. No attempt was made to disguise w extra sauce on top. Manager did make it right and took it away and replaced it w lasagna which was very good. My companion had already fin’d his meal when I got mine. The attempt to pass off inferior food initially is wrong. There are other restaurants that don’t have to be caught serving an inferior meal that I prefer to frequent.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Owner is always present, has good knowledge and collection of wine.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Owner and chef Raphael makes certain everyone that walks into his family restaurant is brought into his family. The menu has wonderfully changed for the season, yet I can always get one of my favorite homemade pastas. There is courteous and caring service, and the food is authentically Italian—not just another restaurant in the Akron area...it is the reason to not have to drive to Cleveland for great food—-we already have it here!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I went to dinner on New Year's Eve. Our server was very nice. However, the food was not great. My salmon was very dry and his beef was just okay. I think for the price of the dinner, it should have been a little better quality. It wasn't so crowded that the food should have been so so. There was a lot going on around us so it was slightly distracting when trying to have a conversation. Thank you, Rebecca Harrell

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

I was actually looking forward to trying Vaccaro's. I was disappointed in the flavor of the food and the cost compared to the portion. The service was not good. I had asked for additional hot water for tea and never received it, but the person next to me did. They brought our bill and several people in our party wanted dessert, but the server hadn't asked about dessert, so that took another 1/2 hour. We arrived at 11:45 and were not able to leave until 1:30 due to poor service.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was ridiculously slow. Food came out wrong. Too loud., won’t be back... too many better choices

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Great selection of wine and entrees
Food is fantastic Service second to none

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service were great. Wine was great and good value overall. My scallop dish was spectacular but everyone else's was great too.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Food very good, nice people working, just need to update room, looks very old out of date, patio chair not very cozy.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Was a perfect location for a business meal. Food was outstanding. Must try the lasagna.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

This restaurant is always very accommodating and consistently very good . Staff is the tentative but not overbearing . We all enjoyed our meals .

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

We frequent Vaccaro’s routinely, and have never been disappointed. This last time we celebrated a birthday (of course they sang). We started with calamari and a bottle of Pinot Noir; they have a notable wine selection. Then the three of us enjoyed the Chilean sea bass, eggplant involving and the build-your-own pasta. Everything was delicious. Our server, Amy, was spectacular as usual - knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. Raphael Vaccaro stopped by to say hello. We will certainly continue patronizing Vaccaro’s.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Ordered wine by the glass. Bottle had to have bee opened earlier that week and was already bad. Told the waiter and he said "sorry" and didn't offer to make it right. 26 dollars for two glasses of wine we did not drink.

Waiter never told us the special.

No bread was offered until we asked.

Wedding soup had no meatballs.

Restaurant has been inconsistent the last few years. Decided to give it one more chance.

They failed and we will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

We went for the crab legs. I was a little disappointed with them. Usually the quality of the food is outstanding but this one fell short. The wine that was selected for us exceeded our expectations.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

As always, Vacarro's Trattoria comes through. Delicious food. Good ambiance. Casual yet refined. Amy and the entire staff are attentive to all our needs. My wife and I are regulars and look forward every week to dining here.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Rafael and his team deliver great food, wine and service. It is a regular in our dining out circuit.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Went to the Wednesday night Clam bake. The choder was outstanding. Food was plentiful.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Great meal at Vaccaro's. Have never had a bad experience here. The lasagna is the best I have eaten, anywhere!

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food! Service was good, although we were the only ones there at the time. I do suggest watching your bill. We were overcharged on 2 items. This also happened another time so was there!!

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2.0Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was not good, service was very slow, the portions small-- there was a fly buzzing around while we were eating. Went there for lunch and it took us 1 1/2 hours to get out of there. Not going back.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Wood fire Wednesday was delicious!! Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Generally we have always enjoyed going to the Trattoria for a very nice dinner. We were quite disappointed when, having invited friends, our experience at the restaurant was substandard. Even though we had reservations, we were seated in the center of the aisle, and were repeatedly bumped by the service crew and patrons alike as they passed on either side of our table (we are not large people). The service was quite slow, our wine glasses when they arrived were very filmy (plastic would have been better, looked like a steamy mirror). When we asked that we have clean glasses, our glasses were replaced with very large, fishbowl glasses that had thick rims and were difficult to handle and drink from. We had to ask for bread. The waiter was unwilling to work with us on any changes to the standard menu, which my experience in the past at Vacarro's has always been very customer oriented. The waiter did not offer dessert, we had to ask to see a menu. I asked for some whipping cream for my dessert which never arrived. I left thinking that perhaps the management had changed as our dining experience was so inept.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We go to eat on Wednesday in the summer because of the special. We had the pork chops that were outstanding! Great value. You can always find a great wine to match.

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