Stancato's Italian Restaurant - The Taste You'll Remember

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Three Generations Meeting Customers' Needs
Learn About the Best Cleveland Italian Restaurant's Traditions

The story of Stancato's Restaurant makes it one of the most unique Italian restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio. It goes all the way back to 1938, when Pasquale Stancato began peddling his homemade sandwiches and coffee to hungry workers on the streets of Cleveland. While renting a room on West 14th Street from Sabastian "Sam" and Domenica Commerata, Pasquale met and fell in love with their daughter, Angela. On July 4, 1939, Angela and Pasquale eloped. Through hard work, determination and the steady business of Republic Steel, the couple's catering company, Pat's Box Lunch, became quite prosperous. Together, they raised five children -- Peter, Paul, Patricia, Perry and Patrick - all of whom participated in the family's booming business.

As adults, the four Stancato brothers decided it was time to branch out into the restaurant business to create one of the best Cleveland restaurants. They opened Stancato's Spaghetti and Steak House in March, 1971. Over the years, many things changed: Peter, the oldest brother, is now deceased; Paul left the restaurant to run banquet halls; Patrick and Patricia now live in Ft. Myers, Florida; and Perry became the sole owner of Stancato's Restaurant in 1996.

But one thing always remained the same: Stancato's commitment to the highest quality food and service and that are a couple of reasons why it is one of the best Cleveland restaurants.

Perry Stancato and his wife Lorraine, one of the first employees of Stancato's Restaurant, spent their lives honoring the family tradition begun by Pasquale and Angela. Working seven days a week, they built the restaurant's stellar reputation: for great food and the kind of hospitality that turns customers into friends. Stancato's Restaurant is the place to be. Meanwhile, the couple raised four children of their own: Perry Jr., Meredith, Matthew and Aaron.

In May 2000 Perry was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Sadly, Perry Sr. was called home to Jesus in February of 2001, leaving a tremendous hole in his family and at the restaurant to which he was so devoted. His legacy lives on, however, in his children, who remember that the love of food plus the love of people is the recipe for which Stancato's is most famous.

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Restaurant Hours

11:30AM - 9PM

Monday - Thursday
11:30AM - 10PM

Friday - Saturday
11:30AM - 11PM

Reservations available for both Lunch and Dinner for parties of five or more.

Lounge Hours

Open 7 Days

Carry Out Hours

9AM - 9PM

Monday - Thursday
9AM - 10PM

Friday - Saturday
9AM - 11PM

Off Premise Catering Hours

7 Days a week, 24 hours

Call 440-886-6242

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