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“Michael Symon gem”
Review of Lolita - CLOSED

Lolita
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Professor Ave
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Having visited Symon's restaurant Lola a few years ago and not finding it to be that great, we decided to go to his other Cleveland restaurant, Lolita. What a difference! We went for happy hour on a Tuesday. The bar was full so we sat at a table. We began with the mussels. They were cooked to perfection. We then ordered the polenta. Delicious! We ordered the beet salad and the roasted chicken with root vegetables. Again, fabulous. The atmosphere was as good as the food. Located in an older building the decor was wonderful. Overall we had a great dining experience. The only negative is that it was a bit hard to find, but any time in Cleveland we would definitely return to Lolita.

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Thank jwf2523
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Another awesome restaurant from Simon. We sat at the bar for dinner due to its overwhelming popularity but had great service and even better food. Had a beautiful gnocchi with a couple drinks.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

On the Sunday after Christmas we didn't make a reservation....place was jammed but they were able to accommodate us. Loved the shaved root sales and our creative cocktails. Shared a mushroom pizza and steak with my husband. Both were delicious although very salty.

Even Betters: we had to ask for bread with our salad and were not offered a second piece. We also had to had for parmesan cheese and peppers for our pizza. Steak was great but very salty and overpriced relative to the other menu items.

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Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We are huge Lola fans. This is not Lola's. Rustic charm but limited menu. Do not order spicy pork rinds - very poor. Mussels good. Entree - scallops good but strip loin massively over seasoned. Mine came out tepid temperature. Expected more. Service not close to what you get at Lola's.

Thank Phantom58
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

It had been many years since we last dined here. After snagging a reservation on Open Table at the last minute on a Saturday night, we came away highly impressed. What strikes you most about Lolita is the intensity of flavor. The menu is limited, however everything we've ever had here was memorable. My husband and I shared the smoked pork appetizer as a starter. He devoured his perfectly prepared steak after giving me a small bite to try. I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops. The potato and brussel sprout side dishes were amazing too. Our only regret was being seated at a table near the entrance due to the chill. That aside, we immediately booked another reservation in two weeks so that we can share this tasty experience with our adult children during the holidays.

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Thank bbmuller
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