Buccis Italian Restaurant and Catering Cleveland OH

For the past 50 years, the Bucci family name has become synonymous with hospitality in the Greater Cleveland area. Make our family's traditional recipes a tradition with your family at any of our unique  locations.

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Bucci's JBella

12201 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio

Ph: 440-238-0200

Hours of Operation

Mon: 4:00pm - close
Tue - Fri: 11:30am - close
Sat: 4:00pm - close
Sun: 3:00pm - close


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Private party inquiries please contact:
Karen Reddy Ph. 440-238-0200
Email: Karen@Buccis.net


Daily Specials
Please join us for our famous Happy Hour.
Food and Drink Specials, 4:00pm - 7:00pm Mon - Fri in our Bar area.


Buccis J•Bella

Bucci’s J•Bella, in Strongsville, is an Italian restaurant and part of the Bucci' legacy. “We’ve always been known as a neighborhood restaurant that caters to families, and that’s no different here,” Joe Bucci explains. “Our focus is on food. Every item on the menu is a signature item. We make all of our own sauces, stocks and salad dressings. And nearly every item on our menu has been created from a recipe that originates from my mother or my aunt.”

The Legendary Parmesan is one of them. “This recipe hasn’t changed once in 40 years,” Joe smiles. Choose from veal, chicken or eggplant and your Legendary Parmesan comes breaded with J. Bella’s house-made breadcrumbs, homemade sauce, melted provolone cheese and served on a huge platter. That’s another thing J. Bella’s is known for—the heaping portions. Plan on taking home some leftovers.

The interior of J. Bella is simply magnificent. An indoor pergola has been carefully draped with climbing grape vines. Twinkling lights peek warmly from between the leaves. Rich hues of brick red and taupe define the color scheme inside, which has also been carried from the walls, to the floor and out to an expansive patio.

Mammoth 24-foot sliding glass doors offer inside guests an unencumbered view of the happenings outdoors. On balmy days, the sliders are opened to let the outside—in. 

“Even if you’re inside, you feel like you’re dining alfresco because of the wide open space the doors create,” says Jackie Bucci, Joe's daughter. Beautiful stone colored tables and chairs continue the color scheme outside and rich burgundy umbrellas are centered on the tables to shield guests from the sun. J. Bella's hosts summer BBQs, clambakes, and features relaxing entertainment on the outdoor space.

No matter how stuffed you are, every meal at J. Bella should be topped off with their amazing homemade cannoli. “We make the best,” Joe insists. They start with homemade cannoli shells filled with a rich ricotta cheese and nut filling. The ends of each tube—you get two with an order—are coated with toasted slivered almonds and the plate is garnished with a fresh, sliced strawberry. A delicate dusting of powdered sugar puts the finest finishing touch on an extraordinary experience.

And extraordinary experiences are what the Bucci family is all about. Come give us a try at 12201 Pearl Road in beautiful Strongsville Ohio.


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French Onion Soup
Classic gratinee with melted provolone.


Crispy risotto balls with roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella and spicy arrabiatta sauce.


Garlic Shrimp Bella
Shrimp with tomatoes and scallions in a garlic-white wine sauce over crostini.

Bucci's Signature Garlic Toast
Baked Italian bread with fresh garlic butter & melted provolone.


Stuffed Hot Peppers
Banana peppers stuffed with Italian sausage, oven roasted, served with Bucci's tomato sauce.


Tomato Bruschetta
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze and homemade crostini.

Crispy Calamari
Lightly floured and served crispy with marinara and sweet chili dipping sauces.
Pepperanata - also available


Louie's Meatballs
Tomato sauce and garlic toast.




Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad
Fried goat cheese and flat leaf spinach, crisp pancetta, sweet onion & basil vinaigrette.


Strawberry Salad
Mixed greens, candied pecans, strawberries, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese and sweet and sour celery seed dressing.


Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, house made dressing.

Bucci Chop Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken, applewood bacon, avocado, provolone, olives, eggs, and tomatoes.


Tuscan Salad
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, roasted red peppers, feta cheese, calamata olives, artichoke hearts and grape tomatoes tossed in Italian dressing.


Sweet & Spicy Chicken
Chicken tossed in sweet & spicy glaze, mixed greens, tomato, colby0jack cheese with bleu cheese dressing.

Add to any salad:

Meatball Grilled Chicken Salmon Steak Ahi Tuna


Grilled Chicken Caprese
Grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, plum tomatoes, pesto and balsamic on a ciabatta roll.


Flat Iron Steak & Fries
Open faced with mushroom & onions, garlic crouton.


Knife & Fork Meatball Sub
Baked with tomato sauce and provolone cheese.


Bucci Burger
Ground sirloin, toasted roll, sliced tomato, red onion and pickle.
With Cheese $10


Meat, cheese or combination served in tomato sauce.


Roseanne's Cavatelli
Iron Chef famous pasta dumplings in tomato sauce.


Bucci family recipe - baked and served bubbly hot.


Tortellacci Carbonara
Jumbo tortellacci stuffed with beef & veal in romano pancetta cream sauce with sweet peas.

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo
Fresh pasta, shrimp and sea scallops in our classic parmesan romano cream sauce.


Meatballs, Italian sauce or meat sauce


Pappardelle alla Vodka
Wide pasta ribbons with vodka infused blush sauce.


Gnocchi Bolognese
Potato dumplings in a rosemary, red wine, vegetable tomato meat sauce.


Specialty Dishes: Roseanne's Cavatelli
Michael Symon
grew up with plenty of memorable meals. But on Food Network TV Show, "The Best Thing I Ever ate", he reminisces about Bucci's and its Cavatelli. The pillowy dumplings made with ricotta and tomato sauce take Michael back, but diners keep returning for the classic Bucci lasagna baked to bubbly perfection.

From the Food Networks "The Best Thing I Ever Ate"



Pork Osso Buco
12 hour slow roasted pork shank, natural demi, served with Tuscan potato mash.


Baked Cod Milanese
Lemon butter, toasted bread crumbs, risotto and seasonal vegetable.


10 oz. NY Strip
Served with roasted potatoes, crispy onion rings.


Jumbo Scampi
Lemon, sherry wine, garlic butter sauce, served with baby spinach and parmesan risotto.

Filet of Salmon
Served with parmesan risotto and seasonal vegetable, prepared choice of blackened, balsamic glazed or oven seared.


Pork Chop Milanese
12 oz bone-in, Italian breaded pork chop, pounded thin and topped with tomato - mozzarella caprese, served with side of pasta.


Filet Mignon
Rosemary demi glace, Tuscan potato mash and seasonal vegetable.


12 oz Grilled Pork Chop
Marinated and seared, served with sauteed spinach and roasted potatoes.
Single - $18
Twin - $26

Chicken Marsala
Sauteed breasts of chicken with mushrooms, in marsala wine sauce served over angel hair pasta.


Baked with tomato sauce and topped with melted provolone cheese served with pasta.
Veal  /  Chicken  /  Eggplant



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