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  • Zack Bruell’s Chinato translates Italian very nicely: Restaurant Review

    By Debbi Snook, The Plain Dealer

    Chicken saltimbocca has been reimagined by Zack Bruell, with all the flavor and none of the dull construction.

    “Dreaming of Florence, Italy? Step into Chinato on East Fourth Street in Cleveland where one panoramic wall provides the passport. A cityscape mural — sprawling, vintage view with river, bridges and domed churches — glows with so much yummy, golden-hour light you might want to hold onto something to steady your imagination.

    Fortunately, the food also transports.

    Chinato is not a replication of food in Italy. Or what we might think is food in Italy. As we know from L’Albatros, chef-owner Zack Bruell’s updated French bistro in University Circle, ethnicity is meant to be deeply dug, polished and properly framed for today’s customer. But that sounds dry. His approach to flavor also can be bada-bing, bada-boom.”

    Read the full story on Cleveland.com.

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    Mon - Weds 11am - 10pm
    Thurs & Fri 11am - 12am
    Sat 4pm - 12am


    216 298 9080


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    2079 E. 4th St.
    Cleveland OH, 44115