From five-star fine dining and a romantic micro-winery to a punk bar that’s home to Cleveland’s best non-commercial jukebox. Authentic Italian, Chinese and Mexican to old-fashioned Americana diners with burgers and shakes. There’s something for everyone in Painesville.

Groceries (3)

La Hispana

351 North State Street

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Hours: 7 days a week 8:00am-10:00pm

Phone: (440) 354-0454

La Casita

484 N State St

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La Mexicana Grocery & El Señor’s Tacos

Everything on your grocery list…
2009 Business of the Year – Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce

If Jimmy Buffett was from Cleveland, he’d write a song about Painesville’s 2009 Business of the Year. La Mexicana is a tropical treasure that will help you escape the winter blues. Who ever thought that going to the grocery store would make you feel like you were on vacation?

Five reasons to check out La Mexicana

1 – The Most Authentic & Delicious Mexican Food in Ohio

Home to El Señor’s Taqueria (literally Taco Stand), La Mexicana offers a delicious bilingual menu full of Mexican treats. Don’t take our word for it. Mark, Northeast Ohio’s premier restaurant blog, stopped by to sample the tacos and exclaimed, “Sweet mother those were so good!”

2 – One Stop Party Shop

Whether you’re looking for last minute party supplies, a piñata for your daughter’s birthday, or some drinks to warm your toes, your first stop should be La Mexicana. Home to Washington Street Beverage, a state liquor store, you’ll find a full selection of liquor, beer, and wine.

3 – Fresh Produce, Meats & Baked Goods

La Mexicana is one of Ohio’s largest ethnic grocery stores and boasts a bakery, butcher shop, and a diverse produce section that includes everything from your traditional carrots and apples to more exotic things like prickly pears. Be sure to try the Pan Dulce (Sweet Bread) fresh from the bakery. It goes great with coffee or hot chocolate.

4 – Put Some Spice in Your Life

There are spice sections. And then there are SPICE SECTIONS. Whether you’re looking to add a small dose of flavor to your dish or you’re looking for five-alarm heat, the friendly English-speaking staff at La Mexicana can help you make the right spice selection (and save you from gustatory catastrophe). The store also features a full stock of cooking supplies and ingredients including oils, flour, pasta, and everything else you need to cook your favorite dish.

5 – An Adventure to Remember

When was the last time you told your friends about your trip to the grocery store? It may seem a little intimidating to visit La Mexicana, but the friendly English-speaking staff will make your visit a rewarding cultural experience. You’ll find what you need at La Mexicana Grocery and you’ll probably find something new you want to try too.

La Mexicana Grocery Store is open 8am to 10pm every day (Monday-Sunday) and is located at 170 East Washington Street in Painesville.

170 East Washington Street

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Hours Monday – Sunday 8am-10pm

Phone: (440) 354-3896

Washington Street Beverage

174 E Washington Street

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Phone:(440) 354-4601

Bakeries (4)

Gartman Model Bakery

30 N. State St.

Hours: Mon- Fri 6:30am -5:30pm, Saturday 6:30am-5:00pm

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Phone: (440) 357-6883

La Mexicana Grocery & El Señor’s Tacos

170 East Washington Street

Hours Monday – Sunday 8am-10pm

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Phone: (440) 354-3896

T & T Bakery

252 East Erie Street

Hours Mon-Wed 6:00am-5:00pm, Thurs 6:00am-3:30pm, Fri 6:00am-5:00pm, Sat 6:00am-4:00pm

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Phone: (440) 352-9742

Yvonne’s Family Restaurant & Sweet Shop

25 S St. Clair Street

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 9:00am-9:00pm

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Phone: (440) 867-2903

Restaurants & Bars (20)

Bada-Bing! Pizza

Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, wings, subs or salads, Bada Bing Pizza has something for everyone! You’ll taste the made from scratch difference in everything from the homemade meatballs to pizza dough. Offering take out and delivery or enjoy your meal in the quaint dining room. Stop in today to try some of the best pizza around or have it delivered right to your door!

36 S State St.

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Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday: 11am – 10pm Saturday: 12pm-10pm Sunday: 4pm-8pm Monday: Closed

Phone: (440) 352-4200

Bistro 70

Meal Services: Lunch & Dinner
Features: Carry-out, Live Music, Catering, Happy Hour
“My husband and I just had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Bistro 70 this evening. Everything we ordered was excellent, from the crabcake appetizer to the pineapple upside down cake. This is the City of Painesville’s best kept little secret.” – Corkyhart
“Bistro 70 is a great find. The food is excellent – fresh pastas with great ingredient combinations. Very nice ambience – it’s an intimate setting perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion.” – Leroy2DaBeroy
“If you are looking for a great place to eat and are near Painesville, I highly recommend this restaurant!”– JoJo (

70 N Saint Clair Street

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Phone: (440) 352-7070

Local Tavern Fish Bar

Local Tavern’s Fish Bar is a fun and exciting place with a seafood concept. We will feature classic items from the land & the sea with our LT flare!

11 Chester Street

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Phone: 440-392-6022

China House

Accepts Credit Cards & Cash
Delicious Hunan, Szechuan & Cantonese cuisine for eat in or take out.

160 Main Street

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Hours: 10:30am-10:30pm

Phone: (440) 639-1880

Flavors-Around-The-Square (F.A.T.S.)

Meal Services: Breakfast & Lunch
Features: Carry-out available

52 South St. Clair

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Phone: (440) 350-3657

Green Lake Chinese Restaurant

Meal Services: Breakfast & Lunch
Features: Carry-out available

141 Richmond Street

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Phone: (440) 354-8008

Jimmy’s Deli (Italian/American)

Meal Services: Breakfast & Lunch
Features: Catering
“Simply Good Food”
With the same work ethic instilled by my family, my staff and I promise that we will continually strive to provide you with an enjoyable experience and a satisfying meal. We want to accommodate your comfort and tastes and will comply with any dietary restrictions that you may have. I will be happy to prepare any selection to your liking.
Operating a family business takes hard work, sacrifice and an uncompromising attention to detail. I dedicate my efforts here to my family for instilling those qualities in me. We hope it shows in your meal!

50 North State Street

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Phone: (440) 357-1388

Liberty Tavern

The Liberty Tavern is the local bar that is “home-base” for the neighborhood. They serve beer, liquor and have great food. One of my favorites are the wings that are sold at a great price. A very close second are the burgers. Liberty Tavern has the neighborhood bar feel similiar to “Cheers”. When I was their the bartenders were great, the customers friendly and a place where many were engaging in a bowling challenge. I would recommend this bar to anyone that wants to get a beer and burger and meet the neighbors!

450 Chester St.

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Phone: 440-354-5094

Nemeth’s Lounge

“Best Non-Commecial Jukebox in Cleveland” – Scene Magazine

Nemeths Lounge is Lake County’s greatest hole in the wall bar! We offer a wide selction of imports and microbrews as well as your old standby domestic beers. We also turn out the finest custom cocktails around! We pride ourselves on our cheap prices and quality drinks! Like draft beer? Forget it. We’ve got nothing on tap! Into music? We’ve won awards cause of the fine selection on our jukebox! Like that gansta rap stuff? Forget it. You won’t hear that here. You will here the finest punk, indie and stoner rock! Like live music? We do shows featuring the finest local and national talent! Like to shoot pool? Forget it, don’t expect that here! No pool tables! We do have a freakin’ dart board though! Wanna run a tab? Forget it. Cash only and no tabs! Even if you want to pay at the end of the night, no tabs!

40 North State Street

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Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:00pm-1:30am Friday 12:00pm-2:30am Saturday 2:00pm-2:30am

Phone: (440) 352-1429

Perkins Restaurant

Meal Services: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Fifty years after its beginning as a single pancake house in Ohio, Perkins continues to offer guests personalized service and high quality food at a great value.

“Our family goes to Perkins regularly, and on occasions when I don’t feel like cooking we come to Perkins for a good home cooked meal… I think that this establishment serves the best pancakes in Lake County. The sandwiches and dinner platters are excellent as well… Stop in, you won’t be disappointed.” – diva216

700 Mentor Avenue

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Phone: (440) 354-6644

Rider’s Inn

Rich in the tradition of the Western Reserve, our restaurant serves traditional American fare in our beautifully appointed dining room or fireplace room. Delight in dishes prepared from original 19th century recipes, as well as traditional beef, chicken, lamb and duck. Be tempted with luscious desserts.
Features: Wi Fi Hotspot, Private Baths, Outdoor Patio, Live Entertainment, Full Service Restaurant, Fireplace, Eleven Suites, Banquet Facilities Available for Groups Up to 125 People, Tuesday night open mic.

“I must say that you will enjoy a wonderful evening visiting with friendly guests, listening to very skilled musicianship from time to time and a well made cocktail! If you enjoy an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication and beautiful surroundings of an old Home–This is definitely your cup of tea! Also a fabulous bed and breakfast–BTW-The food is always great and you may be SO happy that you may make this your “home away from home”!- Ms. Sheri (

792 Mentor Avenue

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Hours: Lunch is served 11:30am- 4pm Mon-Sat – Dinner is
served 4:30-9pm Sun-Thurs & 4:30 -11pm (or later) Fri-Sat

Phone: (440) 354-8200

Sidewalk Café (American/Greek)

Meals Served: Breakfast & Lunch
Features: Custom Ordering Available, Carryout

1 South State Street

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Hours: 7 days a week, 6-00am-4-30pm

Phone:(440) 352-0222

Silvestro’s Depot Cafe (Italian)

2009 Nominee for Best Italian –
“This is the best little restaurant around! The food and service are tremendous. Portions are great – there’s always enough left to take home – and the prices are very reasonable. The home-made bread is very good, you get your food fast, and it’s a relaxing environment. It’s also a family-owned place, and it feels like it! Out of all the great places to eat in NE Ohio, this ranks among the best. If we didn’t get a coupon from them when we moved to the area, we would have never known about it… we’re so happy we found it!‎” – Chad (
“What an outstanding establishment for food and drinks and just plain old conversation. Highly, highly recommend it. It’s kinda been a “best kept secret” due to it’s unique location. But the locals will all tell you it’s also a one of a kind find! Absolutely the best prime rib and lobster in OHIO!!!!!!!!”- Harshall
“I have been to Italian restaurants all over the country and only one place in Little Italy NYC has come close to the Depot. One of the best (and biggest) lobster tails I have ever had and the veal or fillet with their “Silvestro” sauce is nothing short of amazing.– Dustin L.

470 Railroad Street

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Phone: (440) 354-4475

Stadium Lounge

The Stadium Lounge is a great place to come hang out with friends! Come have a drink, eat a burger, and play a game of pool!

450 Chester st.

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Hours:Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 am, Sat – Sun 9:00 am – 2:30 am

Phone:(440) 354-5094

Your Vine or Mine?

“Your Vine or Mine is a charming winery/wine bar in the downtown Painesville square. It’s really a hidden gem. With antique furniture and well thought out decorative details, Your Vine or Mine serves as the perfect spot to spend an evening with friends sampling some of their many wines. But if you’re more ambitious, you can bottle your own wine, selecting one of the many delicious recipies used in house.”
– Roxanne O.

154 Main Street

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Hours: Tues-Thurs 4:00pm-10:00pm, Fri & Sat 4:00pm- 11:00pm, Sun- private bottling, Mon- by appointment

Phone: (440) 639-588