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.

TJ's on the avenue

7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5405
+1 440-953-5959
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic rolls” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
“salads” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5405
Write a Review
Reviews (159)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a longtime favorite local restaurant. We go here to get our spaghetti and meatball fix. Salad and rolls to die for. Always great food and service.

Thank dawsonvld2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite Italian restaurant , I love the Chicken Parmesan. The endless warm bread and salad are also good. The only complaint is that the tables are packed in the restaurant, so, you end up sitting sometimes uncomfortably close to your neighbors.

Thank darla31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were late arrivals for dinner having driven that day from Iowa to Mentor, OH. The restaurant stopped serving at 9:30 and we arrived at 9:22. We were graciously welcomed despite our lateness and dinner was served with a smile. We enjoyed the Chicken Bruschetta...More

Thank kdadams2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love TJ's. Great food and service. Great salads, rolls, pasta, meatballs & chicken Madison. One of our favorite places. Great value too.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to TJ's since they opened years ago. Always a wonderful meal, always wonderful service. 13 of us had an early dinner to celebrate a college graduation. Had called on short notice (Friday, 5/19) for reservations on Sunday 5/21..incredibly lucky they could accommodate...More

1  Thank thekel2015
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Consistently good food. Bread at the table. Great version of Italian dressing. Seafood Alfredo is a favorite, but all meals are good!

Thank Smittythepiper
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Restaurant is charming ,not too big but great in character ! The salads are cold with great cheese on top! (ASK FOR IT )and the hot bread pieces are perfect with the salad. I LOVE the chicken Tosca, lightly breaded ,thin and crisp. Add...More

1  Thank teachk36
Reviewed 12 April 2017

TJ's is my boys favorite restaurant. One loves the spaghetti and meat sauce, the other loves the Alfredo with grilled chicken. They have the best garlic bread around. I like the Taste of Italy because its a sampler of 3 dishes. Friends love their chicken...More

Thank Wheels44094
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The best chicken parmesan I've had in a long time love the sauce. Enjoy the casual dining experience and very reasonably priced

Thank George W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Been coming here for years.The fresh homemade rolls to pasta to unlimited soup or salad is great. I love the Chicken Marsala. I have had this dish in many restaurants and this is how it should taste! Perfect every time. The lasagna is great with...More

Thank mikeandbarb1342
Nearby Restaurants
Melt Bar & Grilled
172 reviews
.64 km away
Noosa Bistro
83 reviews
.26 km away
BRAVO Cucina Italiana
54 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
217 reviews
2.20 km away
Eastside Relics
13 reviews
3.10 km away
Classic Park
55 reviews
5.38 km away
Historic Kirtland
60 reviews
3.08 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do they have take out?
8 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from MarzMan88 | Property representative |
Absolutely! Call us at (440)953-5959 to place an order!
James R
Early bird hours
12 November 2016|
Response from MH19620 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure
James R
Early bird time
12 November 2016|
Response from Fran G | Reviewed this property |
Early afternoon
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7485 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060-5405
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: +1 440-953-5959
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing