CLEVELAND – Every year, our A-List Dining Guide covers a variety of restaurants whose reputations have remained consistent through the years. But among them are the Cleveland Classics – amazing dining experiences you can count on year after year.
The best part is the array of cuisine found within this elite group. Steaks? We have them. Fine-dining Italian? Of course. Seafood? You bet. The common theme is consistency that helps define Cleveland’s dining scene.
This group earned its way onto our list with its dishes, of courses, but also with what comes with the entire experience – service, wine lists and ambiance. If you haven’t tried them in a while, now’s a good time to put them on your plate, so to speak.
Aldo’s Restaurant — Cleveland Classic
Aldo’s, 8459 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn, 216-749-7060. Opened more than two decades ago by the late Aldo Zappa and family, the cozy Brooklyn spot is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in town. Aldo’s features a diverse menu that ranges from Abruzzesse favorites to classic southern Italian fare, pizzas and their specialty, seafood. $$-$$$. All major credit cards. Cuisine: Italian. (Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer)