The Clark/Fulton neighborhood is a funky sister to Ohio City. It’s a vibrant, diverse community, scattered with ethnic shops, restaurants, night clubs and churches, a culture and entertainment destination. Housing styles are plentiful and varied, and residents enjoy close proximity to the city and easy access to major highways. Neighborhood landmarks include MetroHealth Medical Center, Jones Home/Applewood Center and Johnny’s on Fulton.
Johnny’s on Fulton has been in business close to 80 years. The restaurant was opened by Joe Satasuso’s grandmother, Louise, under the name Louise’s Garden. In the early ’50s, she gave the restaurant to her sons John and Eugene—a coin toss decided the restaurant’s namesake— and Johnny’s on Fulton was born. And though the name, atmosphere and menu have changed over the years, the restaurant has always been known for excellent Italian food, friendly service and its welcoming neighborhood feel.
For the last 30 years, Satasuso and his brothers have owned Johnny’s on Fulton. “Clandestine, small, very much a neighborhood spot,” he says. It’s also delightfully upscale, a place corporate types go to impress out-of-town clients and local couples celebrate special occasions.