8072 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

About Us

Matteo’s Italian Restaurant is located in the Grand Pacific Junction of Olmsted Falls. Matteo, meaning Gift of God in Italian, is our owner’s family name. The Matteo family originated in the Abruzzo region near Rome, which boasts the best cuisine found in Italy. This is where our long standing family custom of creating quality Italian cuisine began.

Since opening in late March of 2015, Matteo’s has been getting rave reviews for the food and service.

Grandma Matteo's oringal recipes have been enriched to create an exclusive variety of dishes.  Matteo's presents a little bit of home in every bite!

We are pleased to share our tradition of family, good friends and great cuisine with the Historic Grand Pacific Junction and Olmsted Falls Community.

Testimonials / Reviews

6/12/2018 -  "Another wonderful evening in what has become one of our favorite restaurants...our son’s birthday was a great celebration because of the consistently wonderful food and service. Special thanks to our amazing mixologist/server extraordinaire Kixksy!!"

4/3/2018 - "We have had many private parties at Matteo’s over the last two years. The owner (Tom) is professional and accommodates for any occasion. The staff are friendly and attentive. The environment is kid friendly and the food is great. I will continue to recommend Matteo’s to friends and family."

3/6/2018 -"I walked in a little nervous. As a 19 year old with older parents I was worried how a new place would sit with them. It's not that their picky it's that their stomachs are picky for them. We were seated and waited a little while before our waitress came and took our orders. She was INCREDIBly friendly and helpful answering all the questions my mom asked. Dinner took awhile that's standard with a good Italian cuisine. In the meantime, she gave us fresh, warm bread with a delicious house sauce similar to an Italian dressing.

My parents got veal cutlet sandwiches with sauce on the side while I got the Pizza Fruiti De Mar. The veal was well cooked, crispy, not greasy at all! The sauce that came with it was a little bitter for my parents taste but coming from an Italian family that loves their sauce on the sweeter side, you may take our words with a grain of salt. The pizza was excellent and the lobster Sherry was a wonderful complement to the mozzarella cheese and shrimp.

For dessert, I got the cassata cake, my mom got the cannolis, and my dad got the chocolate mousse cake. The cassata cake was light, delicious, and not overly sweet. The cannolis were INCREDIBLE! My mom said they tasted like my Nana's (my great grandma) which is one of the highest compliments a restaurant could ever achieve. The chocolate mousse cake was very rich and full of cocoa so it wasn't my cup of tea but my dad thoroughly enjoyed it.

All in all an amazing experience and we'll definitely be coming more often"

1/10/2018 - "So much to say about this place. It's cute, and the atmosphere is amazing. The staff is ultra responsive and very kind. The bar is quaint but delivers a step above the normal small town establishment. Nestled in the historic area it's easy to miss but worth the visit.

The food is amazing, the staff is friendly, and the drinks are top notch. I highly recommend this stop for a casual dinner or a quite date."

7/27/2017 -"Came here as I was headed to the airport from a business meeting and had a nice lunch that included a Cesar salad and Chicken Parm sandwich. Delicious food and nice atmosphere with great prices.

I don't find a lot of marinara sauce I like at restaurants as I can make better, but this sauce was flavorful. Cesar dressing was good too. Would definitely come back."

1/24/2017 -"Brought a group of coworkers here for a lunch recently, and had a very pleasant experience.  Our server was a lot of fun...very outgoing, bubbly and had a nickname for everyone in our party (we had fun with that!).

Once seated, our table was immediately brought out several baskets of warm bread and an Italian-seasoned dipping sauce that was quite pungent.  We placed drink and meal orders while we enjoyed the bread.  I ordered my favorite Italian dish...chicken parmigiano which came with a side dish (I chose pasta) and a soup or salad.

The soups and salads were brought out as a first course.  The wedding soup was light and flavorful...full of veggies, tiny meatballs and acini de pepe pasta.  Really solid.

Then came the main dishes.  The chicken parmigiano came with three (small) pounded breasts that were lightly breaded and fried then topped with fresh tomato slices, marinara sauce and melted cheese.  It came with a side of spaghetti pasta and all flavors were delicious.  The red sauce was just slightly tangy, but bright and fresh at the same time. Dipping the remaining bread in the red sauce sealed the deal for me.

Service was great and efficient, food was very tasty and the atmosphere quaint and comfortable.  I'm sure we will be back!"

7/12/2016 - Tracy was visiting from Godgrey, Illinois and found Matteo's on Yelp. Her review after visiting "We are from out of town, found this place on Yelp, and it is a gem. In a nice neighborhood, can eat in the dining room or the bar, and the food was yummy!  The house salad is fantastic, our entrees were great, and the service was outstanding.. Highly recommend!"

6/17/2016 - Tina is a repeat Matteo's vistor who commented "After my third visit to Matteo's, I felt I had to give my review. I experienced consistently friendly and attentive staff and delicious food. Two things stand out for me and will be the reason for coming back.  First is the fresh, homemade pasta. Not too many restaurants do this. There is definitely a difference in the taste and texture. And their sauce is wonderful. I wish I could figure out how to copy theirs and make it at home. Past restaurants have had a difficult time lasting in this spot in Grand Pacific Junction. I encourage people to try Matteo's so we can keep this gem in Olmsted Falls.

5/1/2016 - Rochelle from Columbia Station visited Matteo's and went to Yelp and posted the following "My husband and I just left Matteo's. I'm not sure what a previous reviewer was referring to when he said the restaurant was too bright. It's a lovely restaurant with beautiful linens on the tables. I have been in some restaurants that were so poorly lit you couldn't read the menu. In any event, my husband and I both had a martini and they were great. My husband had a veal dish and I had the small plate of lemon chicken that came with either a cup of soup or a salad. I opted for the wedding soup which was truly homemade and delicious.  The lemon chicken perfect over angel hair pasta. Not too lemony. The owner stopped at our table twice to make sure everything was good. They have a nice bar area as well.  We will definitely be back."

4/24/2016 - Matteo's has hosted several parties (see our book a party page) for Candice and her and her guests had a great time. She posted the following review "I hosted a bridal shower for my daughter yesterday at Matteo's. What a fabulous experience. I can't praise them enough. The shower guests were raving about the food which was delicious. The service was exceptional. We ordered 37 meals and they were served quickly and nearly everyone was served at the same time. The lemon chicken was a big hit. I had the lasagna and I can't wait to return to Matteo's for more. The restaurant is beautiful and super clean. The owner, general manager, and the event planner, Sarah were all in attendance and checking on us regularly. Guests were overheard saying that it was one of the nicest bridal showers they had ever been to. Thanks Matteo's!!

2/4/2016 - Kathleen just moved to Cleveland from Oregon and had the following comments "Yummy food - everything we had was delicious!  But equal in excellence was the service.  Warm, welcoming, well-executed.  One of the best meals I have had since moving from Portland, OR.  The cherry on the cake was our super-wonderful bartender.  I would go there for a glass of wine just to see her."

1/18/2016 - K.M posted a review about their first visit "My wife and I visited Matteo's for the first time this past weekend and were blown away. Probably the best Italian food I've ever had (although I will admit, I am not an Italian food connoisseur). We started out with the bruschetta which was good. It was definitely more interesting than the typical "bread and sauce" junk you get at most places. Nice, complex flavors. My wife had the Italian mac and cheese which was tasty, especially on a cold evening. I had the Pollo Matteo's. It was cooked perfectly and the lobster sherry sauce was amazing. So good that I just put the leftovers on my salad for lunch the following Monday! The garlic mashed potatoes were good, but I'll probably opt for the mac and cheese next time. I also had the mushroom soup of the day, which was also excellent. Service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. As I said, I'm not much of an Italian food fan, but I'll certainly be returning!

1/10/2016 - Tracy is a local Olmsted Falls resident and she had the following comments "What a great night out at Matteo's! The atmosphere is quaint, the staff is very friendly and the service was excellent. Our courses came quickly. The bread and oil was warm and fresh, all our dinners were piping hot and delicious. The portions were very healthy, even on the small plate portions. I had the Italian Mac n'cheese and it was delicious! The gooey Asiago and Romano cheese sauce mixed with chopped spinach, artichokes and crispy bacon was out of this world. The only thing keeping me from adding a 5th star was the hostess leaving us by the hostess stand for 10 minutes on a slow night. Thank you for a lovely evening Matteo's!"

10/3/2015 - Jason visited Matteo's and posted the following review "First and foremost I don't like Italian food, it all tastes the same and it's always the same menu; that being said Matteo blew my mind. The bread and dipping sauce you get is DELICIOUS. I started with the clams and mussels which I found to be a very generous serving. My dinner was the spaghetti and meatballs, so good, my only complaint was I wish there was a little more sauce, but that's my own fault for not asking for more because I like my spaghetti with a crazy amount of sauce. Trust me on this, get extra meatballs because they're that good. I had the Italian wedding soup instead of salad. Matteo touts this soup as the best you've ever had, it was OK. Desert was cassata cake. Once again very good. Drinks were awesome. The service was stellar even with how busy it was, our waitress was always smiling. Can't wait to go back!

9/22/2015 - Elaine from Brunswick had the following comments "We had reservations at 6:30 on a Saturday evening.  We were quickly seated upon arrival, and taken to a table upstairs.  We were then promptly greeted by a great server, with a sweet personality. She brought bread which was tasty, along with a dipping sauce, which was like Italian dressing with peppers in it.  Not really a fan, but she quickly brought butter upon asking.  The food took ample time, came out hot, and tasty.  I order Veal Matteo, with spaghetti, the veal was not paper thin, not tough, perfectly breaded, and along with tasty red sauce and HOMEMADE spaghetti pasta!  My daughter enjoyed the small portion lasagna, enough for her to take some home, and my husband enjoyed the meatballs and penne.  I ordered tiramisu to go for only $5, it was delicious as well.  I'll be back for sure.

8/25/2015 - Linda went to the Matteo’s website, clicked on the contact us button and sent the following email: “Brought 6 in on 8/22. Had the best time and the food was fantastic. Still talking about the experience. We will be back, we had a blast. Thank you for the great service and the exceptional dinner!”

8/22/2015 - Daniel P. from North Ridgeville gave Matteo’s a 5 Star rating and wrote on Yelp “Went to dinner tonight with my husband and son. Second time back to this great find. Eggplant parmigiana was great, lasagna was great (had that the first visit), meatball sandwich looked great. My son said it was great.  Portions are perfect. I had left overs to bring home for lunch. The only suggestion I would add is make the salads a little bigger. Many people enjoy a good salad before the meal.  It was still delicious. Service was spot on. Can't wait to come back for a third visit. Truly is a great find”

7/16/2015 - J.B. from Cleveland posted this comment on Yelp – “Went to Matteo's tonight for the first time with a party of eight. The prices are very reasonable, we had a variety of dishes from veal parmesan to swordfish to cačciatore, all were excellently prepared and all were very generous portions. Salads and pasta sides were also very good and also very generous portions. Nice selection of drinks and wine. The service was excellent, Hope is a great waitress, and Lance a very good general manager of the restaurant who visited the table and helped make sure everything went very smoothly. Everyone agreed that we would definitely go back.”

Party Room

Matteo’s also has a private party room that has hosted several parties since opening.

Becky choose Matteo’s private party room to have her husband Joe’s birthday party. This is what Becky had to say about the party: “I wanted to thank you and your staff for such a wonderful night!  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and hospitality!  Michelle was the best and everyone never ran out of anything. I can't thank you enough for all your help in setting this up!  The food was phenomenal as always and it couldn't have gone more perfectly.  We will definitely book with you guys again!”

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We are located 500 yards north of Bagley on Columbia on the left side right before you get to the railroad tracks.

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