We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trattoria on the Hill

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Read more
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Trattoria on the Hill
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (333)
Filter reviews
329 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gnocchi bread pizza salad shrimp roman gardens italian food a busy saturday night outdoor seating sauce portions tomato entrees crust neighborhood
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 24 February 2022

Came with a large group of friends, and everyone left satisfied and happy. Outdoor seating had a great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. The pasta was delicious with thick, flavorful sauce. Specifically, the eggplant parmesan amazing - thick slices, cooked soft and covered...with generous sauce. I can see how it's their specialty. I really liked how the gnocchi sauce was a slightly different take on the usual original marinara, more smooth and subtle. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant and will certainly dine here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Was in Cleveland overnight, and decided to go to Little Italy. Went about 2pm on a Saturday, and the staff was rude and short like we were bothering them. No one even cracked a smile. Asked if we had a reservation, which we didn’t but...there were two other couples upstairs and plenty of seating. Explained we had never been here before, and the waitress looked at us like we were aliens. I guess I would have expected her to say what was most popular, or what her favorite item was, but she just stared at us. The food was good, but I was very put off by the staff.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

We had reservations for a Tuesday night dinner. We were told the outdoor seating was on a first come basis, but we didn't have an issue finding a table. The service was excellent. The food was served hot. The pasta was good, but the eggplant...was just ok, but a large portion. The veal piccata was tasty and the pasta was good, but it seemed like a small ratio of pasta to veal. The chicken alfredo was good. Bread in bread basket wasn't anything special. The calamari was delicious. The caprese was enough to share with the 3 of us. We did not have dessert at the restaurant, but my husband took a piece of cheesecake to eat at the hotel later. He was disappointed in the quality. For the price of the meals we have had better Italian meals elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

We had dinner on a busy Saturday night, on the back patio. All of the entrees were excellent. We are still talking about the eggplant Parmesan.a couple weeks later. The service was attentive and friendly and we really enjoyed eating outdoors. Will be back soon!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021

Service was great. Food was good, and reasonably priced, good all the way around and would definitely recommend this restaurant. Should my daughter decide attend Case Western, we'll most definitely be returning to this restaurant. A large out door seating are in back but we...ate inside. Ordered breaded calamari for appetizer and it was excellent. Caesar salad was fine. The chicken parmigiana was very good. Thought the marinara on that and on the linguine with sausage was very "tomato-ey" and tinny (is that word, does that make sense?), like crushed tomatoes from a can. It was good but by itself wouldn't bring me back. Frutti di Mare - that was definitely a different story - it was excellent. My 13 year isn't a big fan of seafood dishes or tomato sauces. She devoured this. The portion was more than generous, came brimming with scallops, calamari, and shrimp. Sauce was light and fresh tasting. Deserves a repeat performance. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We escaped the fun madness of the street feast in Little Italy for a table inside the restaurant. When I called earlier in the week to ask for reservations they said they weren’t taking any, but I had asked about gluten-free options and they said...there were many. Unfortunately for us there were no gluten-free options on their reduced feast menu when we went. I enjoyed a wonderful eggplant Parmesan, I thought it was fantastic. My girls enjoyed the pasta and meatballs, unfortunately my wife had to find food elsewhere. The staff was friendly enough. The noise level was extremely high, which made it a bit difficult to hear conversation at the table….like “ where do you think mom went to find food?” All was good, they let her eat it with us.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

This restaurant wasn't our first choice, but when there was over an hour wait at our original choice, we stopped in here and was seated right away. Could have been a bad sign, but I thought the food was very good. I really enjoyed the...pasta sauce on my chicken parmesan and pasta. It was a little spicy -- and I don't like spicy food, but it was sooo good.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

my wife really wanted good Italian while we were on vacation. so a week late, today, we had some really good Italian. Trattoria Roman Gardens I watched her eat a whole plate of Beef Ravioli. demolished it. my sons had fettuccini alfredo and pizza respectively....also some fried cheese and a caprese salad. just really really good italian food. you can also follow me on instagram - @best_bite_by_shawn or Shawn BellesMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Came in with wife and adult son. Food was as good as last visit 9 months ago. Son got the shrimp and gnocci which was excellent! Wife and I got the linguini and cavatelli with meatballs- also very good. Sauce is a little acidic fo...me. Meatballs like mama used to make . Prices significantly higher than last visit and than listed on Trip Advisor- like 25% higher. Would return but lots of other places are great as well in Little ItalyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

We visited trattoria twice in the past couple weeks. Excellent food. The lobster ravioli was incredible. The calamari was crisp and tender. The sauce is the best. We talked to the chef/owner and he told us how difficult it is with people not wanting to...work-they are putting in so many hours. Hang in there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle
324 reviews
.64 km away
Glidden House
810 reviews
.88 km away
The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland - a DoubleTree by Hilton
1,831 reviews
1.53 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland University Circle/Medical Center
53 reviews
1.66 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Presti’s Bakery & Cafe
631 reviews
.06 km away
Mia Bella Restaurant
650 reviews
.02 km away
Corbo's Bakery
173 reviews
.03 km away
244 reviews
.15 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall
516 reviews
1.02 km away
Cleveland Museum of Art
3,507 reviews
1.15 km away
Lake View Cemetery
1,017 reviews
.57 km away
University Circle
294 reviews
1.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Trattoria on the Hill

Yes, Trattoria on the Hill offers takeaway services.

Yes, Trattoria on the Hill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Trattoria on the Hill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5