Best Pizza Places in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH is a city known for its dizzying array of food choices.  Some of the best restaurants in the region are located here.  When it comes to pizza, Clevelanders are very discriminating.  No matter where you live in the city, there are a handful of pizzerias that stand out from the east side to the west side.  In an effort to recognize Cleveland’s finest, we here at the Cleveland Leader have compiled this directory of the best pizza places the 216 has to offer.  Many of these establishments are award-winning and internationally recognized.

This was a hard collection to assemble and if we missed your favorite place we apologize.  We divided them up by regions so you can find a great place for a slice on your side of town.  A good indicator of how good a pizza place is how old the menus look. Not entirely a fool-proof method, but many will agree that is most effective.  Many of the best pizza places in the city are family owned and operated.  Without further ado, here are The Best Pizza Places in Cleveland.


Rascal House Pizza

A Cleveland State institution Rascal House Pizza has been feeding Clevelanders since 1980.  One of the most decorated pizzerias in the city, Rascal House has since opened up several locations around town so you don’t have to travel downtown or enroll at Cleveland State University to enjoy a slice.

1836 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115


Captain Tony’s

New York Based Captain Tony’s has been a downtown lunchtime destination for many years. You can enjoy authentic New York  slices without hopping on a plane.  Their huge slices make you feel like you are in one of the 5 boroughs.

1405 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44114



Recently winning awards for “Best Pizza in the World” and “Best Pizza in America”  PIZZAFIRE has brought its unique approach to pizza to Cleveland with many locations.  With Non-GMO ingredients, this pizza is guilt-free. One bite and you will see why Lebron James invested in this chain.

236 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44114


Pizza 216

One of the newest pizzerias in town, Pizza 216 has made alot of noise.  Its Brick Oven baked pizza has been winning the hearts of Clevelanders almost as fast as its pizza is cooked, which by many estimates is 3-5 minutes.

401 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114



Sainato’s at Rivergate

Since 1972 Sainato’s has been a Flats fixture.  In addition to great pizza, their entire menu can be delivered to your door, even the beer! That fact alone makes this pizza place a top pick by downtown dwellers.

1852 Columbus Rd Cleveland, OH 44113


Dante’s Inferno FLATS

From its humble beginnings in a food stand at Progressive Field, Dante’s Inferno has some of the best pizza and craft beers in the city and is one of The Flat’s hottest destination for late night eats.

1059 Olde River Rd Cleveland, OH 44113




Pizzabogo has become one of the most beloved pizza places in the area.  Fresh ingredients, wide variety of pizza pies and of course Buy One Get One…or two Pizzas free makes for an undeniable combination.  Pizzabogo is very active with local schools and fundraisng ventures for local charities.

13434 Cedar Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Angela Mia

With a new location in Richmond Heights in addition to its original location in East Cleveland, Angela Mia has been held in high regard since 1968.  Arguably the best pizza in the city, Lifelong eastsiders will fight you over this. Seriously.

15811 Euclid Ave East Cleveland, OH 44112


728 Richmond Rd Richmond Heights, OH 44143


Master Pizza

One of Cleveland’s first pizza chains, Master Pizza has been a Mayfield Heights favorite since 1955.  In 2013 Master Pizza captured the award for One of the Top 5 Pizzerias in the World at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas. Over the last few years, Master Pizza has seen a resurgence with over a dozen locations open with more planned for 2018.

6643 Mayfield Rd Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


Beach Club Bistro

In addition to delicious pizza, Beach Club Bistro is one of Euclid’s best restaurants and lounges.  With over 70 bourbon selections and a plethora of specials, BCB has many reasons for you to visit.

21939 Lakeshore Blvd Euclid, OH 44123


A Touch of Italy

In addition to outstanding pizza and Italian cuisine, “The Touch” has been a Shaker Heights favorite for over 34 years.  Recently remodeled, A Touch of Italy has one of the area’s more festive lounges. Plenty of offerings and drink specials help Keep  A Touch of Italy packed every weekend.

16822 Chagrin Blvd Shaker Heights, OH 44122


Teresa’s Pizza

With locations in University Heights, Mayfield Heights, Maple Heights andWarrensville Heights, Teresa’s Pizza has become one of the area’s fastest growing pizza chains.  Maybe it’s the secret family pizza sauce or  Grandma’s italian dressing!  Whatever it is, Teresa’s has been a force on this side of town.

2165 S. Taylor Rd University Hts, OH 44118


6010 Mayfield Rd Mayfield Hts, OH 44124


23018 Emery Rd Warrensville Hts, OH 44128


6142 Dunham Rd Maple Hts, OH 44137


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Angelo’s Pizza

Angelo’s is known citywide as the best pizza in the city.  People from all sides of town flock to Lakewood for its award-winning slices and Italian culinary fare. Angelo’s is this author’s personal favorite due to the pizza, the service and the atmosphere.

13715 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107


Roman Fountain Pizza

A Lakewood pizza deity, Roman Fountain has been serving up slices since the 1950’s.  Pizza lovers continue to patronize Roman Fountain due to its commitment to excellent pizza.

15603 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107

Danny Boy’s Pizza

Technically, Danny Boy’s is in Rocky River but since 1991, it has grown to several locations due to its great food, service and throwback environment to the Rat Pack Era. Danny Boy’s has multiple locations and continues to grow.

20251 Lake Rd Rocky River, OH 44116


Tomori’s Pizza

Tomori’s has become one of the area’s most loved pizza places in just two years. Called by many as “The Best Pizza within 100 miles of Cleveland” Tomori’s is authentic Sicilian pizza made with fresh ingredients that are worthy every penny.  In addition to outstanding pizza, Tomori’s subs have been called “perfection” by fans and critics alike.

15621 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH 44107




Marsella’s Pizza

Marsella’s has been a Parma favorite for many generations.  Stop by if you are in the area for a slice or a whole pie.

7425 York Rd Parma, OH 44130



From Grandpa Stancato’s pushcart to the 21st century, Stancato’s has grown to become one of Parma’s premier Italian restaurants. As a testament to the quality of its cuisine, you can take their pizza sauce home as it is sold in over 200 retail locations.

7380 State Rd Parma, OH 44134


Fratello’s Pizza

If you want classic Italian food, Fratello’s is the place for you. They have served Parma residents for many moons. They also cater for parties and large groups.

7021 West 130th Street Parma Heights, OH 44130


Paisano’s Pizza

One of Parma Height’s best pizzerias.  They many specials that keep residents calling every week. By far one of the highest rated pizza places in the area.

6230 Stumph Rd Parma Heights, OH 44130



Little Italy


One of Little Italy’s best, Valentino’s has made it reputation by serving top notch pizza prepared in its stone oven.  Clevelanders have been flocking to this pizzeria for a long time.

21971 Murray Hill rd Cleveland, OH 44106


La Pizzeria

Using Grandma Giselle Tavernini’s recipe which helped her run her pizzeria in Western Pennsylvania for over years, Bill and Kelley Salerno have continued the family traditon at La Pizzeria.  Grandma Giselle would definitely be proud.

2188 Murray Hill Rd Cleveland, OH 44106


Mamma Santa’s

Arguably the most authentic Italian pizzeria in town.  Since 1961 Mama Santa’s has been a Little Italy staple started by Guido and Nancy Scafidi whose mother Santa’s Sicilian recipes have been the foundation of this family business.

12301 Mayfield Rd Cleveland, OH 44106



Biga Wood Fired Pizzeria

Family owned and operated, Biga has transformed an old Little Caesar’s into what is one of the area’s most frequented pizzerias.  Serving wood fired pizzas along with local and Italian wines and beers.

9145 Chillochothe Rd Kirtland, OH 44094



Revolution Pizza

In addition to serving great pizza, Revolution Pizza donates a portion of its sales to local charities every month.  It doesn’t get any better than that., unless you get your pizza for free.

1075 East 305th Street Willowick, OH 44095


The Wild Goose

Boasting the largest selection of craft beers in Downtown Willoughby, The Wild Goose also has perhpas the best pizza.  With several distinctive pies, The Wild Goose is worth the trip to Lake County as it is one of the most popular spots on Erie Rd.

4144 Erie Rd Willoughby, OH 44094


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Capp’s Pizza

Capps is one of the fastest growing pizza companies in the area with 5 locations. They can cater your next party, meeting and/or gathering.

34080 Chardon Rd Willoughby Hills, OH 44092


Bedford/Walton Hills/Solon

Mama Jo’s Pizza and Wings

One of the best pizza places in Solon.  They have been a top choice for parties and meetings in the area for many years in the area.

32975 Aurora Rd Solon, OH 44139


Zeppe’s Tavern and Pizzeria

Zeppe’s has been serving some of the area’s best pizza for years and they have live entertainment weekly.

25780 Miles Rd Bedford Heights, OH 44146


Antonio’s Real Italian Pizza

With 14 area locations, Antonio’s is one of the oldest names in Pizza in the Cleveland Area.  Since 1967, Antonio’s has been the gold standard for pizza in the city of Cleveland for generations.

34146 Aurora Rd Solon, OH 44139


Gionino’s Pizza

With 44 locations and counting, Gionino’s Pizza has consistently made great pizza by focusing on the basics which is quality and value.

703 Broadway Ave

Bedford, OH 44146


33637 Solon Rd Solon, OH 44139


Avon Lake

Coleone’s Restaurant

Proclaimed by residents as Avon Lake’s best pizza.  Coleone’s serves a full menu along with full bar.  They also are very active with local charities and schools.

375 Lear Rd Avon Lake, OH 44012


Pizza Cutter

Pizza Cutter has been serving Avon Lake since 1982.  With numerous specials, it is plain to see why they are Avon Lake’s most famous pizza.

33501 Lake Rd

Avon Lake, OH 44012



Sorrento-Ristorante has been one of the premiere pizzerias and Italian restaurants in the area.  This is due to quality food, faith and commitment to excellence.

5223 Detroit Avenue Sheffield Lake, OH 44054


Broadway/Slavic Village

Arcade Pizza

Arcade Pizza has been in business for over 40 years.  Fresh ingredients, family and being open late have contributed to Arcade’s continued success.

5319 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44127



Citizen Pie

Citizen Pie is the realization of a dream of its owner Vytaurus Sasnaukas, a native of Lithuania who grew up during the Soviet occupation.  After many years and many miles traveled, “V” has been able to give Clevelanders his many offerings of pizza which were birthed overseas and now Cleveland is the beneficiary of some of the best pizza in the city.

15710 Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110


Messina Pizzeria and Bakery

Since 1990, Messina has been a Collinwood fixture.  In addition to having three generations of family in the food business, Messina’s is committed to maintaining Collinwood history through highlighting neighborhood news and accomplishments in addition to having seating from an old pew from the old Holy Redeemer Church.


Mike & Abby Sweeney


Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!


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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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