Best First Date Spots Around Cleveland

October 12, 2011 6:16 PM

First dates can be nerve-wracking, but these popular Cleveland date spots are perfect for keeping the conversation going smoothly. – LeeAnn Mullen

Trattoria on the Hill

12207 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-2700

A cornerstone of Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood, Trattoria on the Hill is a romantic Italian restaurant that is an ideal dinner destination for couples new and old. Low lighting, soft Italian music and a warm, inviting atmosphere make the restaurant just romantic enough without overdoing it. Traditional Italian entrees like fettuccini Alfredo, ravioli, chicken parmigiano and veal marsala are available, as are a variety of imported Italian wines by the bottle that are perfect for sharing. Trattoria on the Hill is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 781-7625

For those looking for something other than a traditional dinner date, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ideal. Four floors of one-of-a-kind displays, which include things like Michael Jackson’s signature glove and Elvis Presley’s car, make excellent conversation fodder and provide ample opportunity for those on first dates to get to know each other better. The Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Boneyard

5900 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44124
(440) 995-0500

A combination of a laid-back restaurant and a playground of games of skill, The Boneyard offers patrons the chance to fill up on affordable American fare in a playful atmosphere, and then follow their meals with an hour or two of fun and games where they’ll be able to win prizes for their efforts. Lovers of Skee-Ball, video games and skill cranes can play their favorite games while sipping cocktails and getting to know their date in a casual setting. The Boneyard is open daily from 11 to 2:30 a.m.

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