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Valerio's Ristorante, Cleveland, OH

Valerio's Ristorante

4.9
4.9
682 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Delicious Italian cuisine, prepared fresh daily. Outstanding service and food, all at a reasonable price. Come and see what everyone is talking about!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 421-8049

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Valerio Iorio

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    E. 124th Pl.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 682 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in North East Ohio.
  2. NK

    NKNK

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy ambiance, attentive and warm service, and the food was absolutely delicious. Authentic, fresh, hot. Very well done. Dessert was worth every gram of sugar as well!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was outstanding with perfect service! We love this restaurant! The Black Squid Pasta and Mussels was delicious! My husband loved the Lollipop Lamb Chops. Evrrybring is homemade and just out of this world!
  4. MM

    MouseMom39

    Cleveland

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Valerio’s is our favorite Italian restaurant in Cleveland, and once again we were not disappointed. The restaurant was incredibly busy….not a single empty table, and as soon as someone left, it was filled immediately by another group waiting. While you might expect service and possibly the food might suffer, the opposite was true….the staff (thank you, Salvatore!) was amazing, as were our dinners. Over the years we have tried just about every item and special on the menu, and they are all wonderful!
  5. AB

    AngeloB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me & my fiancée had the most amazing experience. Our waiter name was Johnny, he was very polite, knew the menu without looking, gave us a great wine recommendation & took our pictures. 5stars for him alone, 10star Restaurant. Compliments to the chef
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Many specials that’s not in the menu. Friendly and efficient staff.
  7. SQ

    SuziQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in CLE Little Italy. Very authentic. Gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce and chicken liver appetizer are decadent and delicious.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valerio’s food is incredibly delicious and just so good! Everyone is nice and service is excellent
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went early arrived at 5:30 and we were only customers. By 6 there were more people arriving. Food was excellent I had lemon chicken with a side of spaghetti. Great flavor in everything. She had tortellini penne with a cream source. Very rich and delicious. Good value for what we paid. Despite the cold, We walked the neighborhood after dinner. Great feel and can’t wait to go back !
  10. D

    Donald

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and service. Valerio’s does not disappoint, I had the veal osso buco and it was tremendous. Only thing that could have been better was to be able to take the leftovers-we were headed out for the night and couldn’t keep them cold.
  11. LJ

    LanceJ

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat out 5-6 nights per week. Have been to every quality restaurant in Cuyahoga County. Valerio's is our favorite Italian Restaurant.
  12. G

    Giovanni1

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service from Johnny and the piano player and the whole Vibe was fantastic. A beautiful and wonderful evening. We will return. Thank you..
  13. D

    Deby

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is so special. Food and service do not disappoint!
  14. MV

    MaryV

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We always love dinning at Valario’s. The owners are warm and inviting and the food amazing!
  15. LO

    LisaO

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! My favorite place in Little Italy!
  16. C

    Cookie

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the 2 top restaurants in Little Italy. Just like Italy!
  17. ST

    SuTric

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem in Little Italy. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. The food was amazing. What a great place for a date night or just to enjoy some great Italian cuisine.
  18. EM

    EllenM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valerios is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always friendly and professional and there is a fabulous piano player on the weekends. But the main attraction is definitely their amazing food. You can't go wrong from salads and appetizers to pastas and entrees. Everything is so fresh and flavorful.
  19. GG

    GastroGrump

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality. Capable and attentive staff. Splendid menu. Terrible lack of any reasonable parking arrangements, but not entirely the fault of the restaurant. Anyone making a reservation should be warned about the parking challenges, especially if mobility impaired.
  20. EL

    ElenaL

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an authentic Italian experience. The food and family atmosphere is genuine and the flavors are delicious. We can’t wait to return again next year for our annual Cleveland trip. A must try restaurant- the specials are scrumptious.
  21. M

    Mike

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service at Valerio's are always excellent. We had a small meal on our way to a concert (pasta and dessert). It was delightful.
  22. R

    Rain

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience. From the food and service to the atmosphere. My favorite place!
  23. a

    ayah

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Warm and friendly. Across between a go-to bar and high dining. .
  24. i

    iluvgoodfood

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and server wonderful
  25. f

    fredb

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    salad & arugula salad, not dressed, just OK. Cod with tomatoes & olives was very, very good.
  26. MH

    MeHungry123

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorites, it did not disappoint!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Valerio’s has a great staff and great ownership. Great wine list as well.
  28. CF

    CindyF

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and Owen took care of us! Great food and wine recommendations and we all had a wonderful time. See you soon!
  29. r

    rachels

    Cleveland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually go on Saturday night, when it is crowded and there is a New York vibe. Last night was an early, weekday visit before a show, and Valerie’s didn’t disappoint. Great food, great service.
  30. s

    sdogg

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were being treated for our anniversary which I did mention in the reservation (because there was a question about special occasion) They were very flexible as our plans had changed and they were able to accommodate us 45 min earlier than our reservation. There was an odd scent, sort of musty or perfume like but not exactly. I am very sensitive to scent but even my husband noticed it as it was quite strong. I would have said something but since we were being treated I didn’t want to cause any awkwardness. We were the first people there but by the time we left every table was filled. The food was excellent. I had the lamb chops, my husband veal and my father had a seafood dish. Service was good. We split 2 tartufos for dessert. They were good not great and I was kind of expecting a dessert on the house since I mentioned our anniversary, otherwise why ask, but as I said we were being treated so maybe one of them was on the house but no one wished us a happy anniversary. I ordered decaf which took a little while because we were told they had to brew a new pot. It was terrible. Really bad, not worth drinking. Again, I would have complained but didn’t want to under the circumstances. My father asked and so I told him. He tasted it and then he wanted to complain but our waiter was busy. As he said it’s the last thing you taste and it should be good. I will come back for the food and skip the coffee and just hope there isn’t a weird smell again
  31. MH

    MichaelH

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were outstanding! A very nice little restaurant with a good wine selection. The only issue was our server and bartender did not know anything about our Opentable reward. We will definitely return!
  32. TG

    TraciG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! I love this place! The pasta never misses and obsessed with the insalata peppe!!! Bravo!!!
  33. r

    rosemarythyme

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Everyone was very professional and helpful. Food was excellent especially the specials. The appetizers and desserts (sorbets) were also very good. Highly recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with the wifey, was seated right away as soon as we walk in(reservations). Server did a phenomenal job on menu recommendations and being knowledgeable on the dishes. Chef specials were delicious. Would go again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hit in every aspect- food, service, atmosphere, low noise level and excellent wine and mixed drinks. The waitstaff was exceptionally well informed in providing background and guidance on food and drink choices- very professional. Chef Velario stopping by to check with us on our experience topped it off.
  36. RB

    RaeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom ravioli was delicious, servers are very friendly
  37. JW

    JennieW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service at Valerio's were absolutely amazing. Our server could not have been better. He was superb. So friendly and attentive and he really knew the menu and took the time to explain things and make recommendations (at my request). Our meals were fabulous. My husband enjoyed the salmon cioppino special, and I had the tortellini. The gelato was also amazing. The restaurant is small and a bit crowded. Unfortunately with a table of two, we found ourselves crammed in a corner near the kitchen. That's a bit disappointing when I made a reservation a month ago on Open Table. But the people there are fabulous and the food is wonderful.
  38. M

    Maura

    Cincinnati

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding!
  39. ML

    MichaelL

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I would definitely go back another time. Our group really enjoyed the experience
  40. H

    Helen

    Cleveland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and staff were great! Will definitely go back!!!

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Valerio's Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Valerio's Ristorante

12405 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. 124th Pl.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Valerio Iorio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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