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“Mario Marotta at Cafe Aroma does everything top notch. His Southern Italian cuisine is the best In Cleveland and he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He truly cares about people.”




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I was in Cleveland for a business meeting and Mario catered a dinner for us. He served us appetizer’s himself which were so tasty. The dinner was delicious and his service was impeccable.


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Mario prepared a seven course meal for my dad’s 85th birthday. Each course was prepared to perfection. Having the place to ourselves and the ability to bring our own wine was wonderful. I highly recommend Mario for your special event.


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I took a cooking class with Mario along with another group of ladies, Mario was great, presentation, awesome food, and a great host a Chef. I will come back for another class or hire him as a private chef. Thank you Mario


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Mario- I totally forgot to respond to this but we all have been raving about what a speactaular dinner you had for us! Thank you so much again for everything and we’ll for sure be in touch soon! Thanks,



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Thanks again for another incredible dinner.   Will call agin soon for another more “adult” evening…Cheers!


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Mario, we had a GREAT time.  I’m definitely interested in coming to more classes and will be getting a hold of you about possibly booking 8/15 on the boat (need to run by my fiance).  Thanks again and I posted a good review on Living Social.


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Mario- Thank you SO much for such a great evening last night! We definitely enjoyed ourselves and we can’t wait to do it again. I have already talked to cousins of mine and they are in too. I want to do it after we have the baby so that I can enjoy wine and espresso Read the full article…



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Mario is the best hands down!!!!! We took his cooking class and were blown away. This was the best birthday present ever to my boyfriend we had a great experience and left so satisfied. The food he had us cook and cooked for us was delicious and so easy and fresh. We will never forget Read the full article…


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Thanks ,Mario the food was fantastic and everyone enjoyed very much. Leslie and Shawn


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Mario, It was lovely spending the evening enjoying your wonderful hospitality and dinner! THANK YOU!! Juyne & Rob


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Thank you for all the excellent food, service and company. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Paul and Kevin


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Once again, many thanks for the fantastic dinner on New Year’s Eve and also for inviting us to your house to ring-in the new year! We had a lot of fun. Richard


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Dear Mario, I wrote you a Thank You note, but did not have an address to send it to. I wanted to thank you for the astronomical gastronomical experience that you created for me and my sisters! We are still talking about how wonderful it was. I don’t think my stomach will ever be as Read the full article…


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CAFE AROMA, 20545 Center Ridge Road (Penthouse Floor), Rocky River; mario.ehost.com/wp/, 440-570-9817 – Still looking for a spot for a private gathering? Chef Mario Marotta, (you’ll remember him for his many years at Aroma restaurant in Avon Lake) offers a room for up to a dozen guests to gather – including BYOB privileges and four- Read the full article…


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…thank your for such delicious food and a wonderful time. I believe all of the women had a great time and I hope to continue doing this once a year with MOPS. You are a fantastic host! Amy


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Mario, We had a blast! My dad loved it! We are already planning a boat trip for over the summer and thinking of different groups we can bring to do classes! It was so much fun and of course the food was delicious! Amanda


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If you want to have a amazing meal and at the same time supporting local small business well you have to try Cafe Aroma.Chef Mario works Very hard to give an amazing experience .Chef Mario made breakfast today a Ham & Cheese Omelet with fresh fruit and Croissant Delicious  I saw he was making 5 cheese Read the full article…


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Thanks for helping Mario, your catered meal was outstanding it was absolutely delicious, thanks again.



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I hired Mario for a corporate event at the Global Center for Health Innovation. We launched our new web based transition of care company at the CMSA trade show. We hosted an event for 350 case managers and hospital administrators and was one of ten caterers that attended. He made some incredible, authentic italian appetizers Read the full article…


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Mario prepared a 90th birthday meal for my mom and our family. The food was wonderful and Mario made the day very special for mom. We all thank you very much. Noreen


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Had lunch for 3 at Mario’s new Café Aroma 10/28/14, 20545 Center Ridge, penthouse floor, Rocky River. As always Mario prepared excellent dishes for the 3 of us. He is opened from 8-3:30 for breakfast and lunches. I thought the prices were overly reasonable and the portions generous. As an 11 year fan of Mario’s Read the full article…


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Just wanted to say thank you to Mario. He catered a vegetarian feast for us and everything was excellent. We highly recommend the stuffed mushrooms and loved the great customer service! Mary


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Mario gave my wife and I the best dinner we have EVER HAD for our first anniversary! He’s so great with conversation and we enjoyed every second! Can’t wait to see him again. Joe


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Got to say the corned beef and brie was the bomb…….the best I have ever had….never would think to use brie…….soup past good…….by the by, what spices did you use on the peppers and onions…..promise I will not tell anyone….they were fantastic……….. Kindest Personal Regards


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Mario helped us create a wonderful dinner celebration for our parent’s 40th anniversary. Coming from an Italian family that is used to doing all the cooking for an event, having Mario cook and serve was a great way to celebrate. He was amazing! He was able to plate hot meals for our entire party and Read the full article…


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Chef Mario took great care of us in catering a farewell party for my mother when she passed away recently. Mario created a wonderful buffet dinner for 35 people with several courses of fresh entrees and delicious seasonal vegetables and side dishes along with a scrumptious lemon blueberry cake for dessert. All at a very Read the full article…


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Your cooking class program is authentic, original, and local. All our guests really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for having us. Luca


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Thank you so much for catering my graduation party. With so many true Italians as guests, the food was very appreciated and fresh. They really enjoyed it. Ciao and Grazie’ Gino


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Mario – Everything was delicious! Loved the sangria…drank and ate leftovers all day Saturday. See you soon. Thanks, Rory


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Mario catered a wonderful dinner party in our home. He did not miss a detail and the food was spectacular ! Megan


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The appetizers and meal for our dinner party was wonderful from beginning to end. Mario recommended some terrific food combinations, the service was great, and the food was absolutely delicious. Mario, thank you again for such a great experience. I can’t say enough good things and have been shamelessly promoting you ever since. Grazie! Kindra


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Mario, Friday’s rehearsal dinner was enjoyed and appreciated by all and more than lived up to your promises. All the food was delicious and leftvers appreciated by college-aged granddaughters. Special thanks to Molly, who was the best example of perfect charm and efficiency. Many of the family commented on how efficient and charming she was Read the full article…


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Thank you for making my family birthday dinner so special. Your thoughtfulness was sincerely appreciated. The bottle of wine was delicious!


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Mario, Thank you for the wonderful job you did for my sister’s wedding. Everything was wonderful. The food was delicious and your overall presentation was impressive. Your assistant was pleasant and professional which added to the party. I hope to be able to recommend your services to many of my friends. You should be proud Read the full article…


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A big thank you to Chef Mario for a wonderful dining experience! Chef Mario graciously opened his home to a group of seven women. He taught us how to make a fabulous Italian dinner with three delicious courses. All of us are still talking about the crepes! Chef Mario has a great personality and truly Read the full article…


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Our group thoroughly enjoyed a cooking class with Mario! We learned so much, and had so many laughs…thank you, Mario for giving us such a great experience! Robyn