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Alto Cucina

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3531 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505
+1 814-835-3900
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Erie Pa is a tough town to make it in, not matter what the business. Restaurants, are probably the worst. Because our local economy seem to be in a constant state of struggle, upper scale restaurants are a tough sell. We have skipped Alto Cucina for years because of reviews that focus on it being over priced. When friends wanted... More 

Thank TravelinChris2015
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The patio in season is a romantic atmosphere when they have soft live music. The food is good and sure to please. Check the menu online to see what appeals to you. Good service and fine dining.

Thank kathrickl
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were seated on the deck too close to the band so we moved our tables ourselves. The server was good but we waited a bit too long for meals. Out of six of us five had good dinners. I feel the food was overpriced. In the end we received our bill with a 20 percent tip added to the... More 

1 Thank sparbok
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have ate here at least three times this summer. We have always had great service and great food. The menu is unique for an Italian themed restaurant. My husband is a traditionalist when it comes to Italian food, where I love to try something different without so much cheese. What a wonderful selection from the menu to the specials.... More 

Thank sweetwhirled2003
Palmdale, California, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

While on vacation we ate here with friends. Upon entering we were greeted by a grumpy male server who ushered us to the bar to wait for a table. The bartender was the only one who was very personable and made good drinks. When we were finally seated on the patio we were hoping that our server (a female) and... More 

1 Thank Sue H
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The service, dinner and outside deck made for a perfect evening on a summer night in Erie. The specials were unique and delicious. The new menu addition -- pork cutlets with cherries and spinach ravioli was spectacular. Highly recommended any time of the year.

Thank travelThecountry78
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Quaint renovated older building (formerly the Aviation Club) with intimate dining areas on the main level and a larger more open room on 2nd floor. Location is great with lots of free parking behind the restaurant. The menu is pretty diverse with nothing but fresh ingredients, being prepared by a very creative chef. The restaurant has a nice bar area... More 

1 Thank kingfit100 .
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Visit this place for a wedding. Great place to relax with friends and family. Good food excellent staff.

Thank Vasif A
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Let me start by saying, I so badly wanted to love this restaurant. My wife and I have been eager to try it since it reopened and after making a date of the Millcreek Brewing Company for happy hour, our travels led us to Alto Cucina. We requested and received outdoor seating. We first entered through the interior of the... More 

3 Thank Drew F
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329 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Alto Cucina is in an old house, formerly the Aviation Club. They have kept old classic feel, especially in the highly polished wood paneled bar. The house is on wooded hill and, with only a small sign, it is easy to miss...but don't be deterred! The food is fresh and very well prepared. Meatballs like grandmother made, if she was... More 

1 Thank YpsilantiFoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3531 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-835-3900

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