Guarino's - Italian in Cleveland
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Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio is home to some of Cleveland's best restaurants and cultural institutions. Guarino's Restaurant is proud to be recognized as Cleveland's oldest restaurant. They've been open since 1918 and have never closed, never drastically remodeled, and never changed their commitment to high-quality Italian-American dining at affordable prices. Their family has kept it Cleveland's oldest restaurant cooking for 100 years and are proud to welcome you to spend an afternoon or evening here..
Founded as a speakeasy during the prohibition era, Vincenzo Guarino used to serve liquor in coffee cups along Mayfield Road, and his wife affectionately referred to as "Mama Guarino" did all the cooking in the basement kitchen- which still exists today. The family lived upstairs and in the rear of the building, which although is now fully occupied for the uses of the restaurant, still strongly resembles home.