Category Archives: Baricelli

chef news

A lot of exciting happenings for our local chefs over the past couple weeks. Here’s a recap: Terra MadreThis year’s class has been selected to attend the food extravaganza in Torino, Italy. I remember Dominic Cerino talking about his experience a few years ago and sharing his memories. It sounds like an amazing food journey. […]

opening (very) soon: tartine bistro

A new restaurant and wine bar is opening this Monday in Rocky River that promises to bring something truly unique to Cleveland. Tartine Bistro & Wine Bar is described as a cross between Bar Cento and Market Avenue Wine Bar, only more quaint than Cento and with a more extensive food menu than the wine […]

patio weather is here (plus other updates)

Tis the season to head back outside to eat, and restaurant owners are wasting no time in getting their patios in tip-top shape. Here are a few of the ones that I’ve heard are already open. I’m sure there are others, so please share. Momocho. This place boasts a very cute and intimate patio. It’s […]


I’m Italian. Not part or even half, but 100 percent. Growing up, we rarely ate Italian out because no one could cook as well as my mom or grandma. My school lunches consisted of veal cutlet sandwiches or left over ossobucco. Regardless of the situation, sauce never came from a jar, breadcrumbs were always scratch […]

fish specials at baricelli

Beginning February 8, Baricelli will offer a prix fixe three-course fish menu every Friday throughout Lent. For $22, you will receive: chowder, lentil soup or salad rainbow trout, salmon or shrimp fettuccine creme caramel or trio of sorbets That’s really a great deal and definitely worth checking out, whether you participate in Lent or not.

wine bars

For the January issue of Cleveland Magazine, I wrote a brief article highlighting some of the area’s wine bars. Included in the roundup were: 806 Bistro, 87 West, North End, Royal Vine and The Fairmount Wine Bar. The article briefly touches on each bar’s atmosphere, food offerings and pairing suggestions. If you’re a wine drinker, […]

january wine dinners

Baricelli Inn Louis Jadot 2005 burgundy tasting presented by Marc Dupin of Maison Louis Jadot, features the spectacular 2005 vintageof Jadot burgundies in five courses. 7 p.m., January 29. $95 per person. 216 791 6500 Grovewood Tavern Fourth annual “Big, Fat Cab” wine dinner. Rare opportunity to try some of the best Californian cabs specially […]

q & a with chef paul minnillo

Of all the talented chefs in Cleveland, Paul Minnillo is perhaps the most celebrated. I’ve yet to find a better patio, with a better atmosphere and more tempting wine and cheese offerings than at The Baricelli Inn (the bucatini is a must, too). 1. The top 5 spices that are a must in every kitchen? […]

getting back to basics: part 3

The customers at Carrie Cerino’s have literally been dining there for years and years. If a customer ordered the chicken marsala in 1972, they expect the exact same taste and dish in 1987, 1994 and 2007 – and that is exactly what they would get. These dedicated elderly customers have been the backbone per se […]

getting back to basics: q & a with dominic cerino

If you would have told me back in January that I would be anticipating my next visit to Carrie Cerino’s, I probably would have laughed. Not only have I converted into a supporter from a culinary standpoint, but am now a believer in its future and have grown to embrace its past. I was fortunate […]