The Oldest Restaurant In Cleveland Has A Truly Incredible History

Guarino’s Ristorante in Little Italy was established in 1918, and has been run by the same family ever since. It’s a Little Italy (and Cleveland) classic. Its history is one of illegal trade and celebrity schmoozing. Nowadays, it remains a local favorite, serving up authentic Italian cuisine with great drinks and a side of true Cleveland history.

Like all history, there are facts and fictions about Guarino’s Restaurant. And like everything that has survived for almost 100 years, there’s tales and truths. But unfolding the mystery (and history) of this restaurant is all part of the fun! The family and workers are more than happy to share a story or two about the history of the restaurant.

Find Guarino’s Rastaurant in Little Italy at 12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106.