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Arrabiata's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #305 of 1,875 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner with friends on Thursday at 6pm 11/9 at this crowded, busy and extremely noisy restaurant. This was our third time here and found it very uncomfortable sitting at undersized table for 4 with little room on the table for our food, had to remove bread plates to have room for entrees. Tables so close that you can't get up without disturbing your neighbor. Waitress having hard time getting between tables (management apparently trying to get every dime out of the limited space). Don't go here if you are looking for a comfortable dinner with some quiet conversation. As for the food, 3 of us found the meal below average (for our third time), maybe because we ordered from the "early bird" menu this time, though no excuse on past visits. My wife chose Veal Cannelon ($14.00) which she said was tasteless, couldn't taste any veal only cheese, and didn't finish it. I ordered Veal Marsala ($13.00) while my friend's wife had Chicken Marsala ($13.00). Watery sauce over spaghetti and a small piece of veal in my case-chicken in hers, both of us found it tasteless kind of like fast food Italian at the mall. Our friend's husband on the other hand loved the Chicken Cacciatore ($17.00 from the regular menu) and has had it each of our prior visits (of course he raves about a hot dog from a street vendor) and it was his suggestion we have dinner here again. Never again, this was strike 3 in my book. However, our server 84 Gabriell was a spot of sunshine, very attentive in this hectic restaurant and should be commended.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a small, welcoming red sauce Italian restaurant in Mayfield Heights. Full bar, ample parking. A lower price menu available until 6:30- full meal most under $20.00. Can also share regular entrees for a $3.00 charge. Service quite good. No complaints.
5 of 6 very happy with dinner. Mussels and pasta a bit disappointing.

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Thank JKaufman804
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We go here about once a month and are never disappointed. The drinks are good, the food outstanding especially the Chicken Aribbiata.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

“Good morning, Cleveland!” or should I say evening. We arrived in Cleveland in the late afternoon after a day of travel. I am not Italian but I equate Italian food with comfort food. When you are in a strange town, you always know you will find things you like at an Italian restaurant. Arrabiata’s is no exception. The décor is warm and inviting. There is a full bar and it is kid friendly.

The house wines were good; we each had two glasses. The Wedding Soup and Pasta Fagioli had the flavors that you wanted. On a cold spring day they warm you up for the meal. The dinners come with a house salad, your choice of dressing. The Veal Marsala is a good choice. The portion is large. The same is true for the pasta. If you are traveling you have to send back what you cannot eat.

The price was average but not cheap-eats. Don’t let that hold you back.

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Thank mcahill6912
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great menu and wine list. Try the Chicken Oscar or the Antipasto entree. Both were outstanding. The house Pinot Grigo was delectable.

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