Cleveland January 03, 2018
9 Cleveland Pizza Parlors You Simply Must Try In 2018
The New Year has officially arrived, and many of us have set out with a goal of trying new things in the area. One of the tastiest ways to kick off the year is with a visit to a local pizza parlor, which Cleveland is overflowing with. However, if you are looking for the absolute tastiest pizza in town, you can’t just guess until you discover it. That could take an entire lifetime! Fortunately, Clevelanders and visitors alike have narrowed down your search. Locals rave about these tasty places, and you will, too:
1. Saucy Brew Works, 2885 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland
This charmer is brand new to the Cleveland foodie scene, and it's quickly becoming a closely-guarded secret. Its fantastic brews and New Haven-style pizza pair perfectly with the welcoming brewpub atmosphere. This incredible pizzeria should definitely top your 2018 bucket list, as you've never experienced pizza like this before.
2. Cleveland Pizza Company, 8311 Washington Street, Chagrin Falls
At this charming pizza shop, you're treated like you're part of the family. Everything is made for you, exactly how you want it. Order a pizza, subs, wings, salads, or a number of additional selections off of an impressive menu.
3. Vincenza's Pizza & Pasta, 603 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland
If you've never been to Vincenza's, the time has come. This petite pizzeria has long been a fixture in Downtown Cleveland, and it is easy to see why. The business is characterized by speedy service, mouth watering authentic New York style slices, and an affordable menu. Be patient during your visit — as one of Cleveland's best pizza parlors, this place tends to get kind of busy.
4. Citizen Pie, 15710 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
At this neighborhood favorite, wood-fired pizza is the name of the game. The storefront is petite but welcoming, decorated in intriguing pop art. After your visit, you'll probably want to explore Collinwood's charming Waterloo Arts District.
5. Crust, 1020 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland
If there is one Cleveland neighborhood that's famous for unique eats, it's definitely Tremont, and Crust is a perfect addition to the community. Specialty pizzas with unusual toppings attract adventurous eaters, and the incredible aromas and flavors of traditional pizzas delight everyone else. If you ever find yourself in Tremont, swing by, grab a slice, and wash it down with a cold craft brew.
6. Athens Pizzeria, 4341 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland
This little pizza shop may not look like much, but there is a reason it's been serving the community for more than a decade. Delicious dough, generous toppings, and an impressive serving size make this pizza a Cleveland classic.
7. Rascal House, 1836 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Rascal House has been a Cleveland staple since 1980, and if you've never tried their food, this year is your year. It started as a college town pizzeria and has grown into a local landmark. To this writer, Rascal House pizzas taste like music. As they are open late (close at 4 a.m. on the weekends!), I often found myself at this landmark after shows at the old Peabody's Concert Club. You may want to make this your own after-concert tradition if you ever find yourself in Downtown Cleveland until the wee hours of the morning.
8. Geraci's Restaurant, 2266 Warrensville Center Road, University Heights
This family-operated pizza parlor has been serving Greater Cleveland since 1956. As a casual Italian eatery, this charming restaurant specializes in traditional dishes and local favorites alike. With just one bite, you'll understand why this pizza is one of Cleveland's most cherished traditions.
9. Pizzazz on the Circle, 20680 John Carroll Boulevard, Cleveland
Just across the street from John Carroll University is a Cleveland classic that you must check out. Pizzazz whips up some of the best pizza in town, and they've had 30 years to perfect it! Pizzas, calzones, and other Italian favorites are re-imagined with a uniquely Cleveland twist.
Cleveland is a flavorful town, overflowing with unique eats in chic places. However, locals know that you can never go wrong with a good Cleveland-style pizza.
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