CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northeast Ohio has, of course, great restaurants. But there are some special ones that, if you live here, you have to venture to at some point in your culinary travels. In a way, they’re the ones that fit our foodie moods. Some are special fine-dining affairs, others are comfort-food classics. Some serve pizza while others make grilled cheese special. From hot sauce to hot dogs, these should be on everyone’s list to try. Bon appetit!
Aldo’s Restaurant, 8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, 216-749-7060: Enthusiastic appreciation for well-executed Italian classics and an ever-changing menu of fresh dishes (especially seafood) make this small, noisy spot the place for a cheerful evening. $$-$$$, major credit cards accepted. Cuisine: Italian. (Joe Crea, cleveland.com)