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23800 Detroit Rd. (Clague Rd.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mosaica Restaurant Restaurant Review

: This would be an unusual restaurant anywhere in the Cleveland area, but it is especially so on the far Westside, where there simply isn’t much else. Mosaica has obviously spent a lot in creating the look and feeling of Mediterranean antiquity, featuring exposed walls with bas relief nymphs and minotaurs and angel murals, vaulted ceilings and a dancing fountain. Appetizers include sautéed foie gras with port-poached pear and Maytag blue cheese; ahi tuna tartare with marinated cucumber and frizzled leeks and wasabi cream; and poached lobster with corn pudding, arugula and sherry vinaigrette. A nice and reasonably priced salad is the roasted beet salad, with apple slaw, leeks and Gorgonzola croutons. Entrées include the usual steaks and other grilled meats, but among the more interesting dishes are skate wing with pole beans, banana fingerling potatoes and apple-bacon vinaigrette; and our favorite, crisp duck with cabbage and apples and maple-black pepper sauce. Pasta bowl entrées feature Cleveland’s best locally made noodles, from Ohio City Pasta. No one should really have room for dessert after a meal here, but Mosaica’s large dessert menu includes some spectacular ones, like pineapple upside-down cake, served warm with house-made vanilla ice cream and macadamia nut crisp; and the star of the show, chocolate graffiti---layers of rum-soaked chocolate sponge cake and chocolate crème fraîche mousse, covered with a bittersweet chocolate glaze and served with chocolate, caramel and raspberry sauces. Or you can just start with that and then see if you need anything else.


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