Pizza 216 Review – Cleveland Brick Oven Restaurant & Craft Bar

After closing for a few months, one of Cleveland’s best pizza spots is back and better than ever! They reopened and have made changes to the interior, but not to the delicious pizza, so fans old favorites, will still be their favorites.

Brick-oven pizza is delicious and not something you can always get everywhere you go. Pizza 216 sets itself apart due to this detail and is what makes it a Clevelander favorite.

The newly remodeled interior is fresh and modern with dark walls and bar that makes it feel upscale and trendy. It has a full bar, a large seating area and a nice ambiance that customers will enjoy from the moment they walk in, to the moment they leave.

This restaurant is placed right in the heart of the downtown East 4th street neighborhood and is well within walking distance of the Q, the House of Blues, Progressive Field and more. It makes it a great place to stop in before or after the game thanks to their late hours.

They have a full menu for both lunch and dinner. The lunch menu is broken down by Salads, Personal Brick Oven Pizzas and Build Your Own Pizzas. Some of the highlights include, the “Spinach Salad” (apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, pickled onions, tomato, bacon & goat cheese served over spinach with chipotle vinaigrette) for $12, the “Margherita 216” (original red sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, pecorino romano) for $9 and the “Spicy Pie” (local sausage, cheese blend, spicy red, mushrooms, pepperoncinis) for $9.50.

For dinner, the menu is much larger. It is broken up by Salads, More Than Just Pizza, Brick Oven Pizzas and Build Your Own Pizzas. Predictably, the pizzas are the same as what is featured for lunch so the big difference is the More Than Just Pizza section. This section has all kinds of Italian and American favorites, like “Wild Mushroom Risotto” (arborio rice cooked in housemade chicken stock with a blend of wild mushrooms, truffle oil & parmesan cheese) for $16, the “Italian Nachos” (Ohio City pasta cut and fried into chips topped with cheese sauce, pepperoni, sausage and pepperoncinis) for $12 and the “Pasta 216” (our rotating selection of fresh locally made pasta and made from scratch sauce – ask your server about this week’s special) for $18.

Overall, this is a great place to go to with friends or family to enjoy a NY slice in Cleveland. Pizza 216 is close to pretty much everything, so it will always be on your list of top picks and within reach. Dinner has the better selections, so it’s better to stop by then and with the facility being larger you don’t always have to wait in a long line to get served.

Pizza 216 is open Monday through Thursday 11 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 2 am and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.

Stop in the downtown location at: 401 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114. Call the restaurant at (216) 741-7992.

Pizza 216 Cleveland Review
5 (100%) 8 votes
Mike & Abby Sweeney

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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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