Dining Out: Restaurant Reviews

Incorvaia’s Bene Italiano Brings 40 Years’ Experience To A New Table

Incorvaia’s Bene Italiano is one of the Franklin Park area’s newest restaurants, and it’s already making a big impression. A recent Sunday night saw a steady stream of customers, all of whom— including a walk-in party of 12— were easily accommodated thanks to the ample dining room and plenty of wait staff at the ready.

Riverside Dining At H2O Cafe

A new addition to the downtown scene, the Cafe behind Imagination Station might be easy to miss without taking a stroll along the Maumee River. H2O Cafe is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy the summer weather, offering cocktails, tasty appetizers, desserts and sandwiches that will keep you coming back for more. There

Golden City Offers Four Decades Of Experience Serving Chinese Cuisine

Golden City, A Point Place treasure, in operation since 1965, has been owned by four generations of the Wong family. Jimmy Wong took over operations four years ago after his aunt’s retirement, and he has 30 years of memories from working in the restaurant. Wong proudly showed us the original menu — early patrons might

Nagoya’s New Take On Traditional Cuisines

Mel and Barb Ayers created Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi to present their favorite aspects of Asian fusion as a fine dining experience in Northwest Ohio.

Exemplary Italian Food & Relaxing Atmosphere At Biaggi’s

Exemplary Italian food and a relaxing atmosphere at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano in Perrysburg’s Levis Commons.

Ventura’s Mexican Food And Margaritas In friendly Surrounds

Ventura’s mexican food and margaritas in friendly surrounds.

Fowl & Fodder—Healthy Dining, Locally Sourced

Everybody, it seems, makes healthy-eating resolutions this time of year. How well we fulfill those good intentions depends a good deal on how much we challenge our taste buds. Cottage cheese, while a wholesome choice, is about as exciting as, well, cottage cheese.

Tradition Tastes So Good at Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery

Ah, that pita. Deservedly a customer favorite, this pillowy treat arrives at your table hot and fresh from that stone oven, accompanied by a dish of seasoned olive oil. Losing yourself in this simple perfection, might make you forget that you still have an entrée coming!

Holy Cow! Smokey’s Heavenly BBQ

Just a brief trek over the High-Level Bridge from Downtown Toledo, Smokey’s Barbecue Roadhouse represents an East-side outpost hosting some of Toledo’s best barbecue. Couple the outstanding food with its fastidious service, and Smokey’s shines a paragon of barbecue excellence.

Sebastiano’s Italiano—Italian Classics with a Spin

The Sicilian-inspired restaurant snuggled into a strip mall across from the Stranahan Theatre has been a Toledo staple for more than 15 years—first under Sebastiano and Helene Caniglia, then for the last five years with Jonathan and Sarah Sagaser, at the helm.

Comfort Food With A Cuban Beat At Displaced Chef

It’s in a small corner of Perrysburg, but the Displaced Chef packs a big wallop of Latin flavor and hospitality.

Pocco Piatti: Small Plate — Big Flavor

The name of Poco Piatti, means “small plates” – providing with diners the perfect opportunity to share delicious appetizer-size portions around the table with family and friends; A refreshing and interactive way to enjoy a meal, instead of each diner selecting their own entrée, the “Big Plate” option is always available for those who want a more traditional experience.

The Cinnamon Stick—More Than Pie

Dining Out: The Cinnamon Stick offers choices other than pie.

Big City Taste: Manhattan’s Revitalizes Uptown Adams Street

Manhattan’s Pub and Cheer on Adams Street in Uptown opened in December, 2002 and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Toledo native, Zach Lahey, the restaurant’s owner and general manager explains, “For almost ten years, it was a major struggle to keep the doors open, to really find our place in the micro-neighborhood (Uptown) that we’re in.”

Glendale Garden Cafe Prepares For Move

Perhaps the oldest of all restaurant mantras is to treat your customers as if they were family. But for Candice and Mustafa Ilgin, spouses and owners of Toledo’s Glendale Garden Cafe, that philosophy extends beyond rhetoric and into action. For over two decades, they have hosted their customers like family— and, they explain, their clientele has reciprocated.

Grandkids Eat Free!

These local restaurants offer discounted or free meals for kids!