It is our family tradition to go to Little Italy in Cleveland every year for Easter. Italian Easter as we call it. We go the weekend before Easter to avoid the crowds. We aren't Italian. It makes sense to us! We go because the food at all these restaurants is incredible, amazing, divine- you get the picture. Our favorite is Trattoria on the Hill. From the spaghetti to the ravioli to lasagna, gnocchi, chicken parm and more- they have it all. Then we cross the street to Corbo's Italian Bakery for cannoli (they make the best I have ever eaten), cookies, brownies, cake and gelato. I mean come on!
Little Italy is on the east side of Cleveland right near the campus of Case Western. It is a beautiful drive, and you truly feel like you have stepped onto an Italian street. If you have never ventured up there- go. If you haven't been in awhile- go back. Wear stretchy pants, and always, always take the cannolis!!!!