What if the best ethnic cuisine from the Lorain International Festival were available in a restaurant?
Owner Jim Trinter launched a restaurant with that idea in 1996 a few doors down, changed the name to Martino’s International Café, then in the fall of 2013 he moved it to the current site in Vermilion.
Trinter brings to the table a German background – with bratwurst, pierogies and sauerkraut – and adds Hungarian chicken paprikash, Italian veal Parmesan, and Slovakian cabbage rolls to the menu alongside Hearthland old fashioned meatloaf and Southern country fried steak.
International beers, wines and cocktails are available, as are desserts such as old fashioned apple pie, Italian tiramisu, New York style cheesecake, and German chocolate cake. Also Martino’s offers daily specials, such as wiener schnitzel on Mondays, or Chesapeake Benedict on Fridays.
Carol Harper enjoys sampling dishes across Northeast Ohio. Image credit: Martino’s International Café. A gyro and more are available at Martino’s International Café at 4415 Liberty Ave in Vermilion.