cleveland cleveland.com 13 Jan, 2021 12:30 am

New Italian restaurant Bar Italia opening at Lindey’s Lake House location in Lakewood

New Italian restaurant Bar Italia opening at Lindey’s Lake House location in Lakewood
For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019.

Bar Italia is located in the former Lindey’s Lake House location at 15625 Detroit Ave.com) LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019.It turns out the rumors were true with Lindey’s Lake House being renamed and rebranded Bar Italia, which is expected to open later this month.“Honestly, COVID killed us,” said Next Cool Restaurants (NCR) CEO Rick Doody, the restaurateur behind Cedar Creek Grille, 17 River Grille and Lindey’s Lake House.

What we realized is while the Lindey’s Lake House menu doesn’t lend itself that well to carryout, what was working were the pasta dishes we added to the menu during the shutdown.“What we also learned was while Lindey’s Lake House in The Flats on the water does extremely well, the concept never really worked in Lakewood,” Doody said.

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