Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Help! Pizza edition

Hello friends - I'm looking for pizza recommendations for the east side, whether Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Little Italy, or wherever. Tips?

Grassy Ass

14 comments:

Russ said...

Vincenzo's in Little Italy #1 (get the white pizza), and Mama Santa's has a cheap charm. I actually like Dewey's at Cedar-Lee and I believe it's an Ohio chain.

matt said...

Master Pizza on Mayfield in Mayfield Hts is worth the drive...it's a couple of blocks away from SOM Center Road, and is a good sit-down joint owned by a good friend of mine, Mike LaMarca, who I went to high school with.

Highly recommend their grub.

CC said...

and the least helpful comment award goes to...

i don't know about the east side; i don't venture past downtown due to the fact that i usually get lost in university circle and end up crying and punching the steering wheel:). however, now i am craving sunnyside pizza from bar cento! i'm not sure about their pizza, but la dolce vita in little italy has great food all around.

AK said...

Try
Geraci's Restaurant
- www.geracisrestaurant.com
2266 Warrensville Center Rd, Cleveland - (216) 371-5643

bonnjill said...

About.com has a page on Cleveland's Best Pizza Places. I've also heard good things about Valerio's in Little Italy and Marotta's in Cleveland Heights.

Stephanie said...

If you go to Alesci's on Mayfield Road, you can buy packs of pizza dough, 2 for a dollar, then make your own at home in about 20 minutes.

Can't be beat.

thatgirl said...

Angelo's on Madison in Lakewood. And, you're across from My Mind's Eye, so you can hit up a good record store too!

Russ said...

Scrathc "Vincenzo's", that's downtown. I meant "Valentino's" in Little Italy on Murray Hill. Killer.

Also down Mayfield, maybe in Lyndhurst, is Tasty Pizza which has average pie but a wide range of bottled beers and beverages which can be fun.

Heard great things about Geraci's but haven't had pizaa there -- one thing to mention is to bring cash as "In God They Trust All Others Pay Cash".

Roger Zender said...

I'm still looking for a good take-out / delivery pizza place on the east side, so if you find one, keep me posted.

Right now, the best i've found is Geraci's. Very fresh, but no delivery.

matt said...

Tasty Pizza is very good, I'll agree...I actually think the 'za is pretty good.

Roger - Master Pizza delivers

Any of ya'll that go there, ask for Mike (the owner) and tell him that Matt The Warlock sent you....and he'll charge you double....or at least give you a better table :-)

http://masterpizza.net/

Heidi said...

I think a lot of it depends on what style of pizza you like. If you prefer a chewy crust Master Pizza is good, as is Deweys. If you like a thin crust, Valentino's is great. Geraci's is popular with many but I don't like the thick chunks of tomato in the sauce. Pizazz by John Carroll is another good option. I'm fond of their white pizzas. http://www.pizzazzpizza.com/. Enjoy your quest!

A Girl About Cleveland said...

Mama Santa's is overrated. They put something funky in their sauce (stewed green peppers, or something vile like that)

Valentino's is OK in Little Italy, and I also really like Trattoria's pizza (Can you tell where I live yet?)

Seconding Angelo's in Lakewood. Not really on the East Side though, I think.

Kelly and José said...

I think Mama Santa's is overrated too. . .

Have you been to Guy's Pizza on Coventry? They also have GuyZones (aka calzones) that are not only HUGE but pretty much amazing.

-Kelly

Brian said...

Geraci's has the best pizza on this side of town (ideal combo of killer crust and stellar sauce), but it's a touch pricey, no delivery and they only take cash. Perfect place for a date, not so much if you don't want to leave the casa.

I feel bad throwing out a chain, but Hungry Howie's in South Euclid is top-notch. Flavored crust and they have green olives, so.