Category Archives: Baricelli

osteria di valerio & al

Despite living a few blocks from Osteria for two years (and routinely returning to the area¬†since moving), and always on a personal quest for really good Italian food and willing to try just about anything, I’ve never made it to Osteria. There’s no good answer as to why. I’ve never heard anything negative about the […]

q&a with christopher di lisi

Chef Christopher DiLisi is the head chef at Baricelli Inn. We had the pleasure of meeting him a few months ago when he demoed his delightful local peach soup at Gourmets in the Garden, part of the summertime favorite ¬†Wade Oval Wednesdays in University Circle. After, we went to dinner at Baricelli where I posted […]

a very good wednesday in cleveland (university circle and baricelli inn)

A few weeks ago I saw tweet offering a link to a recent study. I never bothered to click on the link because I was having a good day and didn’t feel like being aggravated by said reporter’s clear lack of research or obvious preconceived and incorrect perceptions of my city. The study in question […]

cinco de mayo: happenings and recipes

I honestly have no idea where the times goes. I realize just how cliche that sounds and that everyone says that. But seriously, how is it that I’m writing a post for Cinco de Mayo when I feel like it wasn’t that long ago when I wrote last year’s post and was sitting upstairs at […]

go fish

Today kicks off the search for great fish fries in our area. If you have a favorite, please share. We like American Tavern in Solon and The Colony in Cleveland Heights. For a slight twist, check out Baricelli. Every Friday throughout Lent, get a three-course, prixe fixe dinner for $30. The menu includes: Soup or […]

q & a with brandon chrostowski

Brandon Chrostowski just might be one of the most interesting people in Cleveland. I am not the jealous type, but I am definitely envious of his career path – a trained chef, sommelier, and now a fromager at L’Albatros. If you like cheese (or at least want a very good meal), head to L’Albatros to […]


Last month, my husband was promoted to VP where we work. While he appreciates it, titles have never really mattered to him and he isn’t one that likes a lot of attention directed his way. As his very proud wife, I was not about to let this go with just a pat on the back. […]

more cleveland chatter

In response to yesterday’s post about the LA foodie, Adam over at Positively Cleveland sent me a few news stories from national food editors at various dailies. The Convention (wisely) has been putting forth much effort towards the local food scene and brought in 10 national food and wine editors to experience Cleveland first-hand. The […]

my kind of friday

Every Friday from October 31 until November 28, head to Baricelli for flight of bubbles and a trio of cheese for $30. Baricelli is known for its outstanding cheese selection, easily the best in Cleveland. And how fun to pair it with a flight of premium champagnes. Note to Baricelli – please revisit this Friday […]

tuesdays @ baricelli

You may recall that this past spring, Baricelli offered a special prix fixe, three-course meal on Fridays during Lent. The restaurant is at it again, this time with Tuscan Tuesdays, a $30 prix fixe meal starting next Tuesday and lasting every Tuesday throughout summer. Enjoy your choice of the following, either inside or on that […]