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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “The 5 Dishes that Made Me: Bill Fitts, Executive Chef at Lolita

I can't count the number of great dinners he fixed at home, especially holiday dinners! He's always loved to celebrate holidays with a a feast to please everyone. He had his private art show in Akron at the age of 13 which was well recieved by many people he had never met. Now for years he uses his creative abilities to create dishes that many people enjoy. Needless to say, I'm very proud of my son and choices he has made in his life especially marrying his beautiful wife Pam. If you want a terrific food experience visit him at Lola's in Cleveland. This is just a beginning of the success he will have in his life. That's my son Bill and I love him very much!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by William S. Fitts on 08/14/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “80-Year-Old Jaworski Meats Keeps Polish Meat Market Tradition Alive and Well

Jaworski's is absolutely amazing and if you've never been there, you're doing a disservice to yourself. I would have never thought ox tail soup would be something I'd drive far to get, but I do for theirs. Stop in, you will not regret your decision. Or maybe you will, because then you'll have to keep driving back there all the time!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 08/14/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “How Does One Learn to Build a Better Bar, Especially a Cocktail Bar in Cleveland?

are we to understand that nathan and will are in a romantic relationship? it seems like the author was hinting at a certain mutual attraction between the two men. maybe i'm reading too deeply into the subtext, but I'm pretty sure that "will" and "nathan" are in love with one another. cheers, gentlemen, and best of luck in all of your future endeavors!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by onlooker on 08/14/2015 at 2:27 AM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

These comments are hilarious, that's something I was wondering myself, why do they keep mentioning how often they eat out?? We get it, you have money to blow... As far as M(ichelle), she's genuinely a great lady but if any of you "loyal patrons" saw what goes on behind the scenes in any of her husbands establishments, you'd feel like fools & never go back. They treat their employees very poorly and know how to sucker those of you who keep coming back, by calling you VIPs. I imagine that people who need to go out to dinner that often, must really not know a thing about food or they would be cooking real food in their own kitchens instead of being bamboozled by the ambiance of this franchise. I have heard comically terrible reviews of pacos as well, but hey, to each their own. If you feel important by paying that much for barely average food then mangia! I'd be hoping for the success of the Adams if they were even half as loyal to you as you are to them.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by myhumbleopinion... on 08/09/2015 at 3:57 AM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

I eat out at least 25 times per week. At least 10 of those meals each week are at M. It is amazing-- Definitely better than olive garden. I have lived in the Cleveland area for over 60 years. M will be around for a long long time with great success! I believe it might even outlast the times of mankind. I mean if we are taken over by some other beings, M is one of the few things they will probably keep. They might adjust the menu a bit for their own tastes though.

18 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by an honest review on 08/08/2015 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Suzy Pacifico, Server at Guarino's for Half of Its 100 Years

What a lovely tribute!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Ziebro on 08/08/2015 at 1:15 AM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

All the Burntwood concepts are good but the food is always a let down. Again, a great restaurant needs more than a great looking room. The service, food and value have to be there. They are opening a new location it seems every other week and NONE are any good. Sorry, I have tried them all, even in Rocky River........Just not good.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim K on 08/07/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Bad food, bad service

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Marla on 08/07/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Why does each positive comment mention how many times per week the commenter eats out? Seems a little...odd.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by I eat out 4 times per week on 08/06/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

We visit M Italian 3-4 times a month and eat out several times a week. The aesthetics of the restaurant are beautiful. The inside - outside bar is fabulous. If you are looking for a quite, intimate dinner, this isn't the place. However, if you are looking for great atomsphere, energy and a place that makes you feel you could be in a fun NYC or Chicago bar (while in Northeast Ohio), M Italian fits the bill. The bartenders pour a very nice drink and despite a huge crowd, do a great job remembering what we like every time we stop in. The salads are a little sparse, but the pizzas and the pastas are great Yes, people who usually show up make an effort to put on nice clothes and look put together. That is a good thing. Despite the authors opinion, M Italian will do well for a very long time. It is in a great location and has the kind of energy that keeps people coming back.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Kirsten on 08/06/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Its no secret that Mr. Trattner has it out for Mr. Adams. It just one has the power of the pen. Wish we knew the entire story.

6 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Donnie on 08/06/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

I have been to M about 7 times and am thoroughly impressed. We've lived in Chagrin for 40 years and eat out about 5 times per week. M's food is very tasty and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. It'll be a success for many years to come.

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by LWH on 08/05/2015 at 11:43 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

M Italian won't last 2 years in Chagrin Falls. The food is average at best. You can't charge top dollar for average food. If you want really good pizza & authentic Italian cuisine travel 5 minutes down Chagrin Blvd. to Flour. Flour's wood burnt pizzas are 100 times better than those flatbreads (called pizzas) that M Italian serves. M Italian is just as bad as The Burntwood restaurants.

25 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Michael H. on 08/05/2015 at 8:27 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Let me add, they don't turn on the air!!!!!
On a warm night a few Saturday's ago it was miserable. Plus the food was marginal at best

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by allworld on 08/05/2015 at 6:06 PM

Re: “TASTES LIKE CHICKEN

I now live in Maine but I'm originally from the Barberton area. Just reading this article is making me crave the food from these places. Having grown up on them I really wish that they could find a way to ship the chicken to other places in the country. That is truly how good the chicken is! I have been unable to find anything even close to the delicious taste of the chicken there and, believe me, I have searched everywhere. I think what I'll probably do is try to research recipes for Serbian style chicken and I will have to resort to making my own. I truly hope that my own experiment will turn out to be remotely close to what the restaurants in Barberton have to offer. Although I am not really that excited about deep frying fried chicken in lard it is absolutely worth the taste if it turns out to be even close, even if I only do it as a treat every once in awhile :-)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by shannonh on 08/05/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Sorry, but it is a new restaurant. We go there at least 4x
a week. Like any other restaurant, you will like some items better than others, depending on your taste.
They will be adding new menu items as time goes by.
We eat out 7 days a week and thoroughly enjoy M.
You failed to mention their salmon is superb, as is their
bolongese pasta, their strip steak, exceptional,salads desserts are wonderful!The staff is overly accommodating . The view is wonderful. You forgot the
Rolls Royce and Bentley in the Hollywood mix atmosphere. Remember if you made the wrong choice of food today... You will eat again tomorrow!!
Give M another try and express your issues with a manager, they will very likely fix any issue you may have.And No I'm just a patron of M,not in any way connected to the restaurant. Just be kind.

15 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Vincie on 08/05/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Ate there twice. The food is terrible. Olive Garden is 5 star compared to M Italian. I wouldn't feed it to my dog.

18 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by John S. on 08/05/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

Sounds like I will and can spend my money elsewhere...thanks for the review

10 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Cleveland in Cleveland on 08/05/2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “M Italian Mails in Standard Italian-American Fare in Chagrin Falls

If you don't know the restaurant's name, that is such a confusing headline at first.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by gwanner on 08/05/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Suzy Pacifico, Server at Guarino's for Half of Its 100 Years

Great restaurant with really good people working there.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bud Hilf on 08/05/2015 at 11:22 AM

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