Last night, we celebrated my parents' 50th birthdays with dinner and drinks.
My husband and I went to Chinato a few months ago and I knew right away that it'd be the perfect place to celebrate this occasion.
Even with Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood, Chinato is serving the most authentic Italian food I've had in the city.
Just like our first visit, we had a great experience. Our server, Jeffrey, was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, offering great recommendations for each course.
We started with a shared appetizer called: Involtini of Eggplant stuffed with ricotta and shrimp. Thin sheets of eggplant wrapped around perfectly-cooked shrimp and seasoned ricotta cheese, covered in tomato sauce. It was the perfect start to the meal.
We each ordered a different entree to be able to try a wide selection from the menu, including:
Pappardelle with creamed cauliflower, pecorino and peperoncini
Beef Braised in Amarone with creamy polenta
Ravioli with pork, veal, zucchini and shiitake mushrooms with melted butter and parmesan
Venetian Style Calves Liver with dried figs
Veal Breast with salsa verde and polenta
After a delicious meal, we ended with chocolate, cherry and lemon gelato and the most delicious almond panna cotta I've ever tasted.
We will definitely be back again, and I hope you try it soon.