Italian ranking: FIFA 22 first, but Metroid Dread undermines Far Cry 6

Italian ranking: FIFA 22 first, but Metroid Dread undermines Far Cry 6

Italian ranking

Through IIDEA we have the opportunity to see the most recent data of the Italian sales ranking of games (physical and digital). Specifically, this is the data for the week 4 - 10 October. Dominating is once again FIFA 22, but Metroid Dread manages to unseat Far Cry 6.

First of all, let's see the aggregate ranking that sums up PC sales and console sales:



FIFA 22 - PS4 FIFA 22 - PS5 Metroid Dread (retail sales only) - Switch Far Cry 6 - PS5 Far Cry 6 - PS4 FIFA 22 - Xbox One FIFA 22 - Switch GTA 5 - PS4 Far Cry 6 - Xbox Series X | S Alan Wake Remastered - PS5

As you can see, the aggregate ranking shows only console games in the Top 10. Therefore, we do not report the console only ranking as it would be identical. Moving on to the data, we note that FIFA 22 is still first thanks to the PlayStation versions, while it is followed by Metroid Dread, whose data is only retail since Nintendo does not share eShop data; it is therefore possible that the actual position of the Switch game in the ranking is higher. Far Cry 6 is also doing well, especially on PlayStation.

A scene from Metroid Dread But let's also see the PC ranking, for the same period of time:



FIFA 22 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Back 4 Blood Nier Automata F1 2021 GTA 5 The Sims 4 The Outer Worlds Middle-earth: Shadow of War Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Once again, FIFA 22 is first. Those of Back 4 Blood are probably the pre-sales, available on Steam, since the game was released on October 12th, that is outside the reference period of this ranking.

This is not a surprising ranking, but at least it is more varied than the total domination of the previous one, in which FIFA 22 was first, second, third, fourth and fifth.

We have also seen the UK ranking, where FIFA 22, Far Cry 6 and Metroid Dread.

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Best Italian restaurants in seven Northeast Ohio counties based on Yelp restaurant rankings

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Whether you have a craving for a creamy rissotto, chicken in a savory wine sauce or just a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, you are sure to be able to satisfy your urge at one of Northeast Ohio’s Italian eateries.

It’s difficult to grasp these days, but indulging in a large bowl of pasta was once considered “slumming” in this country, associated with the influx of Italian immigrants to America’s cities in the late 19th Century.

Italian food has been undergoing a sort of renaissance since the 1980s when diners began discovering foods beyond the red sauce dishes of southern Italy, particularly the wonders of Northern Italian cuisine. In 2020, Italian food was a $54 billion dollar industry and is expected to continue to grow.

Whether you want the ambiance of a tiny cafe or a mainstream chain, you’ll find it in Greater Cleveland, and you won’t have to trek all the way to the East Side’s Little Italy to do so.

We asked our friends at Yelp Cleveland where their reviewers found the Best Italian food in Northeast Ohio.

Methodology: This is a list of top Italian restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area for 2020 according to Yelp Cleveland. Yelp Cleveland identified businesses in the Italian category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews in 2020. This list looked at businesses in the following counties: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit. We worked directly with Yelp Cleveland on this list to reflect accurate data.

Here are the results, broken down for you by county.

Cuyahoga CountyNo. 1The Palazzo RestaurantPalazzo

From the Antipasta menu: Frutti di Mare with calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp in a light spicy house marinara. Every neighborhood needs an Italian restaurant like Palazzo's in Cleveland. The menu is not large but covers the bases well. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comDavid Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

10031 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-417-7005

Yelp rating: 5 stars

Sample review: “When in Cleveland, GO! Food is outstanding, and service is great. We were waited on by Giuseppe, and his sense of humor and attention to customers is first class. Also, we were greeted by the chef, Raphael, at the end of the evening. If I lived in Cleveland, I would be a regular here. Thank you for a great evening, Giuseppe, aka ”that Giuseppe guy” - Victor L.

No. 2Il VenetianIl Venetian

Il Venetian, 100 St. Clair Ave., in the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. The best-Italian-restaurant-in-town debate has a new entry, smack dab in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Fantastic food, good service and elegant ambiance. - Marc Bona, cleveland.com

100 St Clair Ave. NE, Cleveland, 216-241-4800

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Shout out to this staff. They love this place and I do, too. Ginny the bartender is sensational. She recommended the octopus and the veal parm. And the chef backed up her claims. The food was perfect and the service was even better...Enjoy!” - George E.

No. 3Tomori’s Pizza & SubsTomori

Caprese salad from Tomori's Pizza and Subs - Photo courtesy of DJ D., via Yelp

15621 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-712-6996

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “This has got to be one of the best independent carry-out kitchens going! Excellent pizza, carefully crafted with legitimate ingredients. You won’t find some of their unique varieties or toppings anywhere else (i.e. egg pizza or the streak-topped Tuscany). Sub sandwiches, salads, and two specialty entrées (a chicken dish and pork saltimbocca) round out the menu, as do a few offerings of traditional Italian desserts. The exceptionally tasty wings are a cut (way) above those featured by the typical neighborhood pizza joint -- and are likewise indicative of the quality ingredients and skilled execution that goes into all their offerings.” - Scott H.

No. 4Mama Catena Vino e’ CucinaMama Catena

Mama Catena's Vino e' Cucina has been a Euclid landmark for over 30 years. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comDavid Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

711 Babbitt Rd., Euclid, 216-261-1168

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “The best Italian food I ever ate was when I stayed with an Italian family in Sicily. That’s what this place is like. Authentic Italian food, generous portions, and wonderful staff. We even had Mama herself come to our table for a chat. We are not from Euclid (we were visiting from out of town), but if we were, this would be our go-to place. Just superb in every way. And try the Spumoni bomb for dessert.” - Jeff R.

No. 5Mia Bella RestaurantMia Bella Pasta with meatballs

Pasta with meatballs from Mia Bella - Photo courtesy of Mauricio D., via Yelp

12200 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-795-2355

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “My boyfriend and I had never been to Little Italy together, but Mia Bella made a perfect first impression. We started with the spicy mussels then ordered the lobster ravioli and clam linguine, and finished with the cannoli. Pasta was perfectly al dente and flavor was top notch all around. The house Pinot Grigio went perfectly with everything. Service was excellent also...” - Savanah P.

No. 6Molto Bene Italian EateryChoose well, and you will dine very well indeed

From the La Pasta menu: Linguine all Putanesca - Kalamata olives, anchovies, capers, and garlic tossed over linguine pasta topped with Pomodoro sauce. Molto Bene Italian Eatery, in Lakewood, is as charming as it is delicious! David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com ORG XMIT: CLE1809051224256266 The Plain DealerThe Plain Dealer

18401 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-273-7333

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Best Italian in town. I love Italian food. Love it. And we have lots excellent Italian restaurants here in Cleveland. This place, incredible. The red sauce I think I would drink it if it was sold in a can to go. Garlicky succulent goodness...Can’t wait to come back again and again and again. If you love home made Italian food, try this place. But make sure to make a reservation in advance. Cheers!” - Patrick K.

No. 7LockKeepersLockkeepers

Affordable options and sophisticated fare meet on an Italian-inspired menu at this restaurant in Valley View. Traditional dishes, modern interpretations and house-made pastas merge here.The Plain Dealer

8001 Rockside Rd., Valley View, 216-524-9404

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Everything I’ve ever had here has been absolutely delicious. The calamari is seasoned so well and paired with a variety of well-cooked and seasoned vegetables that you don’t even need sauce! The crab cake is meaty. The stuffed peppers are seasoned well and the sauce is hearty. The caesar salad is dressed perfectly! The service is amazing!” - Joyce K.

No. 8Bistro On 130Bistro on 130

Bistro on 130 offers a full menu of traditional Italian dishes, as well as a selection steaks and seafoods. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comcleveland.com

7778 W 130th St., Middleburg Heights, 440-747-7511

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “I’ve been to Italy several times. This is the authentic thing! The food is all amazing!!! The servers are the best! Clean, comfortable and parking is a breeze. The wedding soup is everyone’s favorite. Do yourself a favor and take a bowl home also. The cannolis are delicious. Their chicken piccata is a favorite of mine and has a lot of lemon flavor, but not the typical artificial lemon flavor. The marsala is amazing, too, and I dislike mushrooms normally! Skip the tasteless chains and do your taste buds a favor. Get real food, from a family business.” - Suzi G.

No. 9Luca Italian CuisineLuca Italian Cuisine

Luca Italian Cuisine, 2100 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland - Beth Segal, Special to cleveland.comThe Plain Dealer

2100 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, 216-862-2761

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Just had an incredible date night here. Everything was so amazing, and even though it was expensive, it was definitely worth it for a special night. There’s plenty of seating inside and on the terrace, with great views of the city and the water. They have a huge beverage selection - our picks, the house cabernet and the Tuscan sangria were both great. The cab was extremely smooth, and the Tuscan sangria was refreshing and not too sweet...The entrees were incredible - we both got pasta, one being the cavatelli and the other the Bolognese. They were very rich, decadent, and filling, and I’d definitely order either/both of those dishes again. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any room for dessert, but that’s something to try next time...” - Maeve P.

No. 10Aldo’s RestaurantAldo

Aldo's, 8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn. Opened more than two decades ago by Aldo Zappa and family, the cozy Brooklyn spot is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in town. Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer

8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, 216-749-7060

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “This place is such a hidden gem. It’s small and cozy. The service, food, and wine selection are great. My most favorite items are their linguini special and capellini alla primavera con gamberi. I love all their dessert items but the chocolate mousse is the best. (Their dessert menu changes so you might wanna check what is available for the day). My husband and I like to try out different Italian restaurants but we always come back to this place because it feels so welcoming and nice.” - Thu N.

No. 11Vincenza’s Pizza & PastaVincenza

Vincenza's Pizza and Pasta - Photo courtesy of Vince M., via Yelp

603 Prospect Ave E., Cleveland, 216-241-8382

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Lunch yesterday before the Draft. Two pies to share with some friends for a great lunch. May hit it up again today. Very clean establishment and great pizza.” - Kile S.

No. 12Stella Mia RistoranteStella Mia Ristorante Gnocchi alla vodka

Gnocchi alla vodka from Stella Mia Ristorante - Photo courtesy of Danielle P., via Yelp

28751 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, 440-250-2143

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Being allergic to tomatoes, I’ve been apprehensive about a visit to this establishment but tonight, after previewing the menu, I suggested having dinner here. My husband wholeheartedly agreed and we couldn’t be more pleased! The restaurant, itself, was very comfortable with nice music playing. Our service was wonderful. With an abundance of tomato-based dishes for him and a good selection of no-tomato for me, we chose veal parm and veal piccata, respectively. Both were absolutely delicious! Dessert of chocolate cake and berry mascarpone completed the meal. We can’t wait to return!” - Sharon G.

No. 13Crust - TremontRicotta Gnocchi with marinara sauce from Crust

Ricotta Gnocchi with marinara sauce from Crust - Photo courtesy of Cherie H., via Yelp

2258 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-583-0257

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “The service here was perfect, no issues. Their pizza is great. We chose the mix mushroom and truffle. Very clean establishment. Will be visiting again.” - Jay J.

No. 14Crostatas Rustic PizzaCrostatas Rustic Pizza Spaghetti al pesto

Spaghetti al Pesto from Crostatas Rustic Pizza - Photo courtesy of JP L., via Yelp

558 Bishop Rd., Highland Heights, 440-449-7800

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “This place was a hidden gem! The inside was beautiful, and the service was great. The pizza, salad and breadsticks were excellent as well. Pizza was woodfired and made fresh. As vegetarians, there were plenty of options available. We called ahead and reserved, as the place was packed on a summer Friday evening...Would definitely recommend and return.” - Supi S.

No. 15Bar Italia - LakewoodBar Italia Garganelli Pasta with Sunday Sauce

Garganelli Pasta with Sunday Sauce from Bar Italia - Photo courtesy of S.B., via Yelp

15625 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-303-9699

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Now here’s a great restaurant. I’d like to tell you I’ve tried all their dishes, but I haven’t. Why you ask?! Because I’ve now had the Snapper Picatta with the Mint and Watermelon Salad three times in a row...I’m already smitten with Mia Bella’s Veal Picatta and then I tried the Snapper and I swear I thought about it for a week and couldn’t wait to go back and have it again. Oh man! And then their Key Lime Pie! I’ve been all over the world sampling and searching for the best Key Lime in the world. Take it from me, this is the bomb!...” - Mark S.

No. 16Scotti’s Italian EateryScotti

Spinach Salad with warm pepperoni dressing from Scotti's Italian Eatery - Photo courtesy of Joe P., via Yelp

882 E. 185th St., Cleveland, 216-481-8995

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “The food here is always cooked to perfection and they are polite each time. It seems that every time I try something new it’s even better than the last item I’ve tried. Absolutely a gem of Cleveland! Best Italian food in the area for sure!” - Brooke D.

No. 17Cibo Homemade Pasta & GrilleCibo Homemade Pasta and Grille

Cibo Homemade Pasta and Grille - Photo courtesy of Angelo C., via Yelp

8564 E Washington St., Chagrin Falls, 440-543-0363

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Excellent pasta and the arugula salad is delicious. Pizza and eggplant parm are also favorites. Cibo’s is consistent both in-person dining and take-out. Always a great meal.” - Austin T.

No. 18Jo Jo Carloni’s Italian Restaurant & PizzariaJo Jo Carloni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria

Veal Marsala and Gnocchi Gorgonzola from Jo Jo Carloni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria - Photo courtesy of Deborah C., via Yelp

627 W Bagley Rd., Berea, 440-235-8880

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “LOVE THIS PLACE! Everyone is so nice, the service excellent and the food was amazing! They also have a great wine selection, too! Lol! Happy Hour All Day on Tuesdays! We are definitely coming back to this slice of Italy! Magnificent!” - Vickie G.

No. 19NoraNora

Nora brings new energy to staid Little Italy with an inventive menu that features traditional Italian dishes re-energized with non-traditional flavors and textures. (Beth Segal, Special to cleveland.com)

2181 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, 216-231-5977

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “I’m so glad that I was able to come to this restaurant...the food was exquisite all made from scratch from the bread to the risotto. The chef did indicate that he does change the menu every three months so be aware that what I may suggest may not be available by the time you get down there. But I will say that the food will definitely have you wanting more. The chef seems to be really exploratory in getting real Italian food made.” - Christianna W.

No. 20DanteDante

Dante restaurant is at 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland.

2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-274-1200

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Dante is the best chef in Cleveland! Would rival any chef in Manhattan, Chicago or DC as well. We had the opportunity to dine there last year and enjoyed it so much we planned a trip from Charleston S.C. to Ohio just to experience his menu again. Already talking about next year. The five-course tasting menu is our choice paired with a wonderful wine selection. The service is great...no rush for the next seating. Truly an enjoyable experience that lasted 2.5 hours. Can’t wait to return!” - Jim F.

No. 21Bruno’s RistoranteBruno

Bruno's Ristorante, 2644 West 41st St. (one-way north between I-90 and Clark Avenue), Cleveland, 216-961-7087, brunosristorante.net.(Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer

2644 W 41st St., Cleveland, 216-961-7087

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Hands down the best lasagna in Cleveland or the world honestly. I get it every time! We always leave here with so many leftovers - the portions are insane. They also give super generous wine pours. I highly recommend this place.” - Danielle P.

No. 22Luxe Kitchen & LoungeLuxe Kitchen & Lounge

Carbonara from Luxe Kitchen & Lounge - Photo courtesy of Ashleigh M., via Yelp

6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-920-0600

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “One of my favorite places for brunch. The atmosphere is so cute. And where else can you find mini beignets? Super cute and quaint, a perfect stop for brunch if you’re spending some time in Gordon Square.” - Kelsey H.

No. 23Valerio’s RestaurantValerio’s Restaurant Prosciutto e Melone

Prosciutto e Melone from Valerio’s Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Lauren K., via Yelp

12405 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, 216-421-8049

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Had a fabulous meal there tonight. As authentic an Italian restaurant as you will find anywhere. Service is excellent and the menu is extensive. I bet they added at least 5-7 specials tonight. Priced accordingly but not over priced. I recommend this establishment to anyone who appreciates good Italian cuisine.” - Ralph D.

No. 24Pepper’s Italian RestaurantPepper

Veal Parmigiana from Pepper's Italian Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Vince M., via Yelp

12401 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-6191

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Great family restaurant! Seriously home made Italian dishes for everyone in the family. Amazing food and prices were totally fair. Highly recommend!” - Julia D.

No. 25Giovanni’s RistoranteGiovanni

Giovanni's Ristorante, 25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwoodcleveland.com

25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, 216-831-8625

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “...I was greeted very welcomingly and seated in a comfortable corner, as requested. The food was the best Italian I’ve had outside of Rome. Shontai, my server, among other staff, made this experience quite memorable. I’ll definitely be back!” - Benjamin H.

Geauga CountyNo. 1Guido’s Pizza Haven & RestaurantGuido’s Pizza Haven & Restaurant

Wedding soup from Guido’s Pizza Haven & Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Chuck M., via Yelp

12809 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, 440-729-9666

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Always amazing. I love going in here to pick up dinner to take home. It’s family-run, and they treat you just like their own family. Always greet you with a smile, and a nice conversation. The food is always consistently amazing. A true gem in the neighborhood.” - Kelley V.

Editors note: Cash or check only, they do not accept credit or debit cards.

No. 2Sapore RestaurantSapore Restaurant

Sapore Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Susan K., via Yelp

8623 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, 440-729-1110

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Been here 10 times in the last couple of years. OUTSTANDING! Highest quality food in NE Ohio with reasonable prices. The single server does a fabulous job and it is safe during Covid. Loretta NEVER disappoints!!!! A hidden gem that some locals don’t know about.” - Walter O.

No. 3Mangia MangiaMangia Mangia

Mangia Mangia - Photo courtesy of Alex H., via Yelp

11081 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, 440-564-2227

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “My wife and I regularly travel about 45 minutes for the food because it has always been well portioned, delicious, and reasonably priced. My better half said the gluten-free pizza is the best in the area. We have never waited to be seated even on weekends. Service has always been good to excellent. The decor is worn and dated which cost a star for my review but I don’t go there to eat the furniture. A worthwhile choice if you’re hungry, want a good value for the price, and not looking for Chagrin Falls fancy-shmancy.” - CT C.

No. 4Vinny’s Authentic Italian EateryVinny

Eggplant Parmesan from Vinny's Authentic Italian Eatery - Photo courtesy of Cin D., via Yelp

15439 W High St., Middlefield, 440-632-0111

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Have had Chicken Parmigiana twice now. Was able to get two meals out of each order. Ordered online and picked up at the drive-up window.” - Kathy J.

No. 5Joey’s Italian Grill - ChardonJoey

Chicken Florentine from Joey's Italian Grill - Photo courtesy of Ms T., via Yelp

209 Center St., Chardon, 440-279-0031

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “We loved our experience at Joeys. Diane our server was friendly and fun and fully attended to all of our needs. The food was awesome. We enjoyed the gnocchi as recommended by Diane along with our pizza and ravioli. We eat a lot of pizza and this was among the best!” - Laura R.

Lake CountyNo. 1Mario Fazio’s Italian RestaurantMario Fazio’s Italian Restaurant

Calamari from Mario Fazio’s Italian Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Brian H., via Yelp

34400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-585-3883

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “We had such a lovely evening celebrating a friend’s birthday! The food was fabulous as it always is. Fantastic service from our waitress Audrey. We will be back!” - Lori A.

No. 2Tuscan Italian Restaurant and PizzeriaTuscan Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Shrimp Pizza

Shrimp Pizza from Tuscan Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria - Photo courtesy of Kevin L., via Yelp

30610 Lakeshore Blvd., Willowick, 440-569-1455

Yelp rating: 5 stars

Sample review: “We love Tuscan and are so happy to be able to go back after this year. Everything is excellent or amazing. Great staff and even a pleasant check-in from an owner this evening.” - Sean S.

No. 3Casa Di VinoCasa Di Vino Fisherman

Fisherman's Pasta from Casa Di Vino - Photo courtesy of Zach S., via Yelp

28932 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, 440-494-7878

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Great food! Fantastic patio! Smiling and kind servers! A good place to host a party or event! They are even putting in an outdoor pizza oven. Can’t wait to try it!” - Natalie J.

No. 4Pranzo!Pranzo! Clam Linguine

Clam Linguine from Pranzo! - Photo courtesy of Kristen T., via Yelp

4066 Erie St., Willoughby, 440-946-7827

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Five stars isn’t enough. Stumbled into this restaurant because we stopped near Cleveland on a long drive. Great food. Homemade pasta. Wow. I watched it being made. Incredibly nice staff. Excellent wine. Can’t praise it enough. Loved it and will make an excuse to stop near Cleveland again.” - Celeste J.

No. 5Pastina Rustic ItalianJosephine Todd of Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen

Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen in Mentor

9354 Mentor Ave., Unit 1, Mentor, 440-255-3117

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “We go here once or twice a month and we have never been disappointed. This local chef owned restaurant is as good as it gets. Thank you, Joey Ray and your entire staff.” - Rob S.

No. 6Dino’s IIIDino

Chicken Genovese from Dino's III - Photo courtesy of Ryan F., via Yelp

1200 E 305th St., Willowick, 440-944-4600

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “We love dinos. We order the carry out family pack meals and they are always delicious and always enough to feed a crowd. A great carry-out option in the area!” - Hayley V.

No. 7TJ’s On The AvenueTJ

Eggplant Parmesan from TJ's On The Avenue - Photo courtesy of Frankie H., via Yelp

7485 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-953-5959

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “The food was epic to say the least. The portions are great for the money. The staff is super friendly. The garlic rolls are fantastic! Everything was great...” - A.B.

No. 8Gaetano’s RestaurantGaetano

Lasagna from Gaetano's Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Rachel W., via Yelp

2747 Som Center Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-943-6666

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “The food is authentic and homemade. Classic Italian favorites done with care and nice portions. They have THE BEST wedding soup made fresh and Italian house dressing is like no other.” - Rachel W.

No. 9Silvestro’s Depot CafeSilvestro

Seafood Soup from Silvestro's Depot Cafe - Photo courtesy of Anthony P., via Yelp

470 Railroad St., Painesville, 440-354-4475

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “I love this place. It’s not a fancy place, but the food is always very good. We’ve eaten here for years. It really is a true family business, with the owner acting as host. We had lunch there today and it was wonderful as always. The Italian bread is so good, that I could eat 3 or 4 pieces but the spaghetti portions are so generous that I recommend laying off the bread in spite of the awesome texture and taste! ... One of the BEST Real Italian Restaurants in the whole Cleveland area. Worth the drive!” - Jeanne K.

No. 10Romans IV

1409 Hubbard Rd., Madison, 440-428-7272

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Recently catered a 25-person dinner with classic wings and chicken parmigiana. The meal was timely, food was hot and everyone said it was delicious. Would definitely call Romans again...” - Elizabeth K.

Lorain CountyNo. 1Nino’s Italian RestaurantNino

Clam Linguine from Nino's Italian Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Melissa J., via Yelp

32652 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, 440-353-9580

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Just finished a pasta dinner including bread and a beautiful salad at Nino’s. Portions are HUGE, food is authentic and made with quality ingredients. Worth the trip and price. The waitress was friendly and helpful. We will be back.” - Marian P.

No. 2Jim’s Pizza Box - VermilionJim’s Pizza Box Garlic Bread with Cheese

Garlic Bread with Cheese from Jim’s Pizza Box - Photo courtesy of Courtney K., via Yelp

4503 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, 440-595-1025

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “Just amazing food, I’m an Italian food snob and this place blows my mind. Jim’s Pizza Box is unassuming but fantastic. We had a gyro calzone and a spinach and tomato aloe calzone. I also have ordered and devoured the antipasto salad and pizza here on my last visit. Special thanks to Alyssa. She is a fantastic waitress. Hats off to Jim’s Pizza Box. Keep up the good work!” - Mike C.

No. 3Salvatore’s Ristorante ItalianoSalvatore

Pesto pasta and scallops with red pepper sauce from Salvatore's Ristorante Italiano - Photo courtesy of Jennifer S., via Yelp

4560 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, 440-967-0777

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “When we drove up it didn’t look like much. We walked into a kinda dark bar area. But the food and incredible service was terrific. The bread was baked in-house and the marsala was to die for. I would definitely be back!!” - Rachel K.

No. 4Olde Town Pizza HousePizza House Woogie stuffed with meatballs and mozzarella

Woogie stuffed with meatballs and mozzarella from Pizza House - Photo courtesy of Cecilia M., via Yelp

195 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, 440-984-2468

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “Best pizza and salads in Amherst. Our family and friends from out of town always rave about it when we order. Personally love the Greek Salad, woogies, BLT fold over, and Hawaiian (yes, pineapple belongs on pizza) Specialty Pizza.” - Dannon C.

No. 5Antonio’s Pizzeria LoSchiavoAntonio

Antonio's Pizzeria LoSchiavo - Photo courtesy of Dan R., via Yelp

35901 Detroit Rd., Avon, 440-937-4992

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “The chicken tenders and fries with that sauce (which tasted like Raising Canes but better) are amazing! I don’t know how an Italian place could have the best chicken tenders and fries I have ever had, but I have tasted a lot of chicken tenders and fries in my life, especially at the following locations, but can’t say the others even come close to Antonio’s. Pretty remarkable...” - JJ J.

Medina CountyNo. 1Samosky’s Homestyle PizzeriaSamosky

Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli from Samosky's Homestyle Pizzeria - Photo courtesy of Kathryn D., via Yelp

6738 Center Rd., Valley City, 330-483-2000

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Great food in a comfortable and friendly setting! From the appetizers to the pasta and pizza, you cannot go wrong. Everything I have tried has been awesome! The Stuffed Peppadews pepper appetizer is a must!” - Sheri G.

No. 2Digsby’s Pizza Pasta & Pub GrubDigsby

Meatball and spaghetti from Digsby's Pizza Pasta & Pub Grub - Photo courtesy of Uzma K., via Yelp

4934 Park Ave., W Seville, 330-769-1111

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “This place is amazing and the staff is very friendly. My fave so far is Erika’s favorite (Fettucine, Shrimp, and Fresh Spinach in a Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce) and I highly recommend it. Have also had Italian sub and Chicken Philly sub which were both as awesome. Highly recommended!!!” - Rochelle M.

Editors note: The dining room is currently closed, open for carry-out and delivery only.

No. 3Dominic’s Italian RestaurantDominic

Lasagna from Dominic's Italian Restaurant -Photo courtesy of Leslie A., via Yelp

221 S. Jefferson St., Medina, 330-723-3667

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Back again!!! Delish!!! Our waitress was very good even though she was relatively new!!! Beer was $3 a tall glass today which is Tuesday!!! Good day to visit the restaurant!!! Whatever you order at Dominic’s is delicious!!!” - Joanne K.

Portage CountyNo. 1Cafe ToscanoCafe Toscano Eggplant with fresh mozzarella and local goat cheese

Eggplant with fresh mozzarella and local goat cheese from Cafe Toscano - Photo courtesy of Trista D., via Yelp

215 W Garfield Rd., Ste. 170, Aurora, 330-995-2333

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “This is the best Italian-inspired food within 30 miles with a varied menu of outstanding delights sure to satisfy anyone who appreciates made-to-order treats. We have eaten pretty much everything on the menu and never have been disappointed. Enjoy if good health!” - James W.

Summit CountyNo. 1Coco Bella GrilleCoco Bella Grille Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup from Coco Bella Grille - Photo courtesy of Marybeth T., via Yelp

32 West Aurora Rd., Northfield Township, 330-748-4077

Yelp rating: 4.5 stars

Sample review: “This little hole-in-the-wall did not disappoint! I ordered the shrimp capellini...it was perfectly prepared with artichokes, mushrooms and just the right amount of sauce. The Raspberry Beret cocktail... named for the lone waitresses’/hostesses’ most favorite entertainer (Prince) was a delicious surprise! I also had the homemade meatballs as an appetizer... yum! The buttery, crusty, homemade bread comes out first... don’t eat too much of it... though you will definitely be tempted, as you won’t have room for the entree.” - Angela T.

No. 2Trattoria VaccaroAkron has an array of restaurants that cover a range of culinary tastes and flavors Heres a look at 14 of our favorites

Pasta fans will want to try the Homemade Gnochi with Bolognese Sauce. In addition to entrees and pizza, the menu at Trattoria Vaccaro allows diners to match homemade pasta made from vintage pasta machines with sauce and toppings. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comThe Plain Dealer

1000 Ghent Rd., Akron, 330-666-6158

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “The food and the service are amazing! Vaccaro is my favorite restaurant. Lived in Orlando for ten years and Vaccaro surpasses all of them. We call ahead of time and get The Chef Tasting Menu. Just Amazing!!!” - Amy W.

No. 33 Palms Pizzeria - Hudson3 Palms Pizzeria Pasta Marinara with Meatballs

Pasta Marinara with Meatballs from 3 Palms Pizzeria - Photo courtesy of Megan D., via Yelp

60 Village Way, Hudson, 330-342-4545

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Amazing meal hands down. Started off with a meatball appetizer, the size of a softball and enough for two. Then ordered 1/2 arugula salad (more than enough for one) 1/2 chopped Italian salad and the margherita DOP. We love thin crispy pizza so for us, this was absolutely the bomb. It’s felt as if we were in Italy! Highly recommend!!” - Karen R.

No. 4Luigi’s RestaurantLuigi

Meatball Casserole from Luigi's Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Kelly E., via Yelp

105 N. Main St., Akron, 330-253-2999

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “If you have to wait, be patient. Luigi’s is worth the wait...Luigi’s is a busy place and has never let us down. Great pizzas, wonderful pasta (Ravioli Florentine tonight), amazingly giant salads, and great sandwiches. Complimentary fresh Italian bread is served prior to dinner. Bring CASH, some don’t realize this until they are seated but an ATM is on the premises.” Aaron M.

Editors Note: Cash or check only

No. 5Russo’sRusso

Russo's Mushroom Linguini - Photo courtesy of Emily T., via Yelp

4895 State Rd., Peninsula, 330-923-2665

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Absolutely amazing food, truly inspired. Lots of really amazing options, can wait to go back and try some more!” - Kody K.

No. 6The Tavern of StowThe Tavern of Stow Zoodles and meatballs

Zoodles and meatballs from The Tavern of Stow - Photo courtesy of Adam R., via Yelp

4976 Darrow Rd., Stow, 330-342-0024

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Dropped in for dinner and ordered the chicken parmesan dinner. I substituted broccoli for my pasta... The service was impeccable, the employees were engaging and helpful. The owner stopped by to check on our meals. You can tell their pride of ownership and how they value their customers.” - Chuck H.

No. 7Sammie’s Bar and GrillSammie

Half order of a harvest salad from Sammie's Bar and Grill - Photo courtesy of Carter D., via Yelp

498 South Ave., Tallmadge, 234-331-5252

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Sammie’s is my favorite local place to eat. I get Sammie’s burger every time and it never disappoints. Everyone I know who goes here regularly gets the same thing every time and we all get different items! Love Sammie’s!” - Kellie C.

No. 8Twisted Tomato PizzeriaTwisted Tomato Pizzeria Twisted Tomato Pizza

Twisted Tomato Pizzeria - Photo courtesy of Bob S., via Yelp

1909 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-2222

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “Everything is good here, but the calzones are phenomenal. The pizza is good, the Jo Jo’s are elite, fried chicken is delicious as well. Best calzone ever. Go there for that alone” - Shaun A.

No. 9Casa D’angelo RestaurantCasa D

Chicken Iannaggi from Casa D'angelo Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Bongo M., via Yelp

893 E Aurora Rd., Macedonia, 330-467-9699

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “We ordered the chicken fettuccine alfredo. We asked for the chicken well done and it was perfection! The taste is out of this world. We travel (within the U.S.) a lot and have tried lots of Italian Food and this is by far the best I have ever had!” - Wendy L.

No. 10Domenic’s Rose Villa RestaurantDomenic

Domenic's Rose Villa Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Patrick G., via Yelp

368 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron, 330-644-5522

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Sample review: “This place is nice!! They had nice bread to snack on while you were waiting. They had almost everything on the menu. From seafood to pasta to red meat. The salad dressing was delicious and the food was amazing as well. It’s a cute little restaurant, the waiters and hostesses were so sweet. Definitely recommend.” - Rachel R.

No. 11SpennatosSpennatos Chicken Parm

Chicken Parmesan from Spennatos - Photo courtesy of Carter D., via Yelp

10446 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-468-8688

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “Always a great place to stop for authentic Italian! Great meatballs and fresh bread!!” - Kevin O.

No. 12Papa Joe’s Iacomini’sPapa Joe

Pepperoni stuffed chicken from Papa Joe's Iacomini's - Photo courtesy of Natalie S., via Yelp

1561 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron, 330-923-7999

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “Papa Joe’s is one of our favorite restaurants, and this was our first visit since the pandemic. The food was fantastic as always, and our server was attentive without being intrusive. We had two guests with us from the Cleveland area and they were very impressed with the food. As we were leaving we were making plans to meet again for dinner, and our guests immediately suggested we come to Papa Joe’s again.” Bob L.

No. 13Parasson’s Italian Restaurants - AkronParasson

Garlic Bread from Parasson's Italian Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Abby L., via Yelp

959 E Waterloo Rd Akron, 330-724-9375

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “Ordered a tray of spaghetti and meatballs, it was delicious. They are following all the virus protocols in the carryout area. Trying the lasagna next.” - John N.

Editors Note: Carry-out only at this time due to labor shortage

No. 14Bellacino’s Pizza & GrindersBellacino

Spaghetti from Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders - Photo courtesy of Lisa H., via Yelp

3657 Fishcreek Rd., Stow, 330-678-3000

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Sample review: “We’ve been going to Bellacino’s since they opened at the previous location and have always enjoyed it there. The Biggest problem is the huge selection on the menu. I like to try new items whenever I go but seem to have favorites that can’t be passed up. Love the Bellacino Super pizza, the Italian Grinders and salads...” - Aaron M.

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