October 10, 2010 at 10:27 AM Leave a comment

We’ve tried to dine at Chinato a number of times, but unfortunately found it fully booked. After the new restaurant buzz had died down, we simply forgot. Luckily, the idea of lunch at Chinato popped-up on a beautiful Friday afternoon. We arrived LATE and the place was surprisingly empty. According to the hostess, the lunch crowd had already gone and we had the place to ourselves. Regardless, we were made to feel welcome and treated with excellent service in a friendly, congenial manner. None of this would matter however, if not for superior food and Chinato has that in spades. We love the other Zack Bruell restaurants and this edition measures up well.

Michele started with the tomato-bread soup, a rich flavorful start followed by skate wing alla Milanese, conversely light and delicate. Jeff began with the arugula salad with the surprising addition of julienne pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and roasted turnips! The addition of goat cheese and balsamic made this a real treat. Amarone (dry Italian red wine) braised beef served over creamy polenta and spinach was a different choice for him, but fully enjoyed. Together we shared the creamy and tasty Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake.

Deep down inside, we knew this would be a wonderful meal. Meal after meal after meal at Parallax, Table 45 and L’Albatros has raised the bar for Cleveland dinning. Chinato easily joins this illustrious crowd and we couldn’t be happier. Try it. We know you’ll enjoy the diverse and interesting menu selections.

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