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Osteria de Valerio and Al

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408 West St Clair, Cleveland, OH 44113
+1 216-685-9490
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a fresh mozarrella salad that was great. The pasta was sausage and a bit too much sauce but a very mild complaint. The service was fast and friendly but I didn't feel at all rushed. The wine list was good.

Thank JimVancouver
Cleveland, Ohio
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741 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

perhaps my favorite italian restaurant in Cleveland. small place with a lot of charecter. located in the warehouse district of cleveland. everything is made fresh. salads are super and the pasta is simply tremendous. very good wine list. and did i mention the fresh bread - oh my! highly recommend

Thank jon s
Ellicott City, Maryland
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Four of us had a terrific Thursday evening dinner here and the light snow seemed to have kept down the crowd. We had a relatively early reservation (7 PM) but there were a few parties already there and a number more came in while we were there. We started out with the antipasto for the table (plentiful assortment with something... More 

Thank meh911
Strongsville, Ohio
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245 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

There are many great Italian restaurants in Cleveland. That being said, it is tough to stand out from the crowd. Hence the problem with Osteria. It is one half flight down in a brownstone. You will think you are in NYC. Very cool black and white low level vibe. Unfortunately, the food is very pedestrian. Six of us had the... More 

Thank Cliff B
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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166 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt this was the best meal I've ever had! The owner suggested that he doing a tasting menu for the table and we eagerly agreed! He took excellent care of us. The appetizers he selected were excellent. This was followed by two pastas. Next came salad. Then the main course was a sampling of lamb cops, grilled fish,... More 

Thank lisalisala
Gates Mills, Ohio
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Superb. Not only were we able to be seated immediately, without a reservation, on a very busy NYE, albeit at the bar, which has its own special ambiance, but we received our meals quite fast. The food here, one of our top 5 restaurants in town is so very tasty. I ordered scrumptious veal with mashed potatoes. Our appetizer, calamari... More 

Thank irishizze
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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203 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Ate dinner here with friends on a weekday night at the recommendation of a local. Entrance to the restaurant is a subtle door that looks more like a side entrance, then you walk downstairs into a very dark, small restaurant. The owner is extremely friendly and ordered for us. The food was delicious, from the pastas and antipasto to the... More 

Thank RickyBobbie
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Background: I've been in the restaurant industry for a decade as well as a restaurant customer for my entire life. I'm really not that picky, but value perception and decent service matter to me. We chose to visit this restaurant because it's the only notable Italian restaurant in this part of downtown Cleveland. Food ordered: • House Chardonnays • Cream... More 

Thank Mapo5038
Littleton, Colorado
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I must say that I was not prepared for a non menu, chef selected dining experience. This led for many at the table to be uncomfortable and hungry (for the picky eaters). However for the venturous, it was absolutely incredible. The service and food was great however they should have accommodated the more picky eater as well as give a... More 

Thank Dddh19
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived as a party of five, pretty late for a weekday. I took a couple of steps down to what I thought was the restaurant. Wasn't sure if I was in the right place. When the server opened the door, I didn't get a good feel for the place. Pretty dark, nothing fancy looking. However, the food was great.... More 

Thank Arthur V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 West St Clair, Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-685-9490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?