Cleveland isn’t known as a pizza destination like New York and Chicago, but it can hold its own with some of the tastiest pies out there. Here are 10 pizzas in the Cleveland area that you just have to try.
The first time I had Angelo’s Pizza they were catering an event for a release party for a local magazine I helped work on. It was their baked potato pizza and it was love at first bite. This pizza had such a light crisp to its crust, and the flavor was so good. This pizza is filling, too. Just a slice or two and it feels like you ate a whole pizza.
Ohio City & Collinwood
We were excited to learn this pizza joint was coming to Ohio City with their yummy pies that are baked in front of you within 60 seconds. They also have a very tasty homemade soft serve ice cream I highly recommend.
Citizen Pie Roman Cafe
Roman-inspired Pizza al Taglio (pizza by the slice, as their website translates) is one of the more unique pizzas on my list. There’s a very specific process they use to bake their pies and its result is one truly unique tasting pizza. There are layers and a light crispness to its texture and a collection of expected and unexpected flavors. A great spot to grab a slice for lunch while hanging out downtown.
Il Rione Pizzaria
Gordon Square Arts District
Il Rione Pizzaria set in a cool, industrial building that has a simple pizza concept. They make a certain amount of dough each day because their process requires a set amount of time. This also means they will sell out and could possibly sell out if you are waiting to order later in the evening. It’s that good. There are three sauces and a handful of topping choices along with a few suggested combos. Don’t sleep on the salads, they are also quite tasty.
Harlow’s Pizza… you go there for the very Instagramable look to be delighted in how good their pizza is. Their menu is simple and they bake your pie in front of you in their big oven.
Well known for their gigantic slices of pizza, Crust is a Tremont stable with delicious pizzas and other Italian fare. (Not kidding about the gigantic slices-they are almost the size of a pizza pie themselves!)
Edison’s Pizza Kitchen
Edison’s is a great pizza spot in Tremont with yummy pies and is dog-friendly. (sorry no picture at this time 🙁 )
Lakewood, Multiple Ohio locations
Simple pizzas, tasty salads. The best part is watching them make the pizzas while you wait for a table.
Vero Pizza Napoletana
Ohio City and other locations
They specialize in New Haven style pizza, or apizza, but we just get their white sauce with sausage and it’s :chefs kiss:. They have great garlic knots, too.
So that’s it, my list of 10 pizzas in Cleveland you have to try. did I list one of your favorites? Am I missing one that should be on this list? Let me know in the comments.