The Best Pizza in Cleveland

The OpenTable Team

As the second-largest city in the state of Ohio, Cleveland has a vast history, particularly in regards to its proximity to the major lake and river systems. Acting as a historic port on the southern shore of Lake Erie, The Forest City was built by many immigrant groups which have heavily influenced the city’s cuisine today.

In the Greater Cleveland area, cuisines from Italy and Eastern Europe have become staples, including dishes such as rigatoni, stuffed cabbage rolls, perogies, and of course, pizza. Today, diners can enjoy many local restaurants, bakeries, and pizzerias. When looking for the best pizza in Cleveland, foodies are spoiled for choice. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. To get seated at one of the city’s favorite pizzerias, book a table at any of the following pronto!

Restaurants:Flour - Italian Kitchen, Dante Next Door, Johnny's Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary Italian
Neighborhoods:Moreland Hills, Cleveland West

Flour - Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Moreland Hills
2,361 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
When it comes to the best pizza in Cleveland, Flour dishes up wood-fired pies and other classic Italian dishes, served with a modern twist. The restaurant itself has an industrial,Read more
94% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Dante Next Door

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Cleveland West
317 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
Warm and cozy, Dante Next Door is the place-to-be for pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and paninis, as well as for weekend brunch. Throughout the restaurant, there’s plenty of eye-catchinRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cleveland / Akron / Canton
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Johnny's Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Cleveland West
619 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
First opening their doors in the 1920’s, under the name Louise’s Garden, Johnny’s Bar has become an iconic dining hotspot. Serving up Northern Italian delights, Johnny's Bar is knoRead more
100% recommended
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Bar Cento

$$$$·Italian·
Ohio City
853 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
Known as the spot to come for late, yet high-quality eats, Bar Cento dishes up modern Italian bistro specialities, all of which are inspired by mouthwatering European classics. TheRead more
100% recommended

Lago East Bank

$$$$·Italian·
The Flats
655 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
With Sicilian roots, the chef at Lago offers pizza lovers a truly delicious experience. Focusing on fresh, nutrient-dense creations, the dishes at this local hotspot showcase the dRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Cleveland

Vaccaro's Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Bath
857 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Family owned since 1956, Vaccaro's Trattoria has become somewhat of a Cleveland landmark. Over the years, they have built up a dedicated following of foodies, and today, they contiRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Ken Stewart's Tre Belle

$$$$·Italian·
Bath
479 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Known for their simple, yet dynamic menu, Ken Stewart's is known for their entrees driven by their wood-fired pizza oven. Not only do they source local ingredients, but they also pRead more
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Valenti's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Broadview Heights
147 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
As they say at Valenti's Italian Ristorante, “experience the taste of Italy in the heart of Broadview Heights.” Here, they serve diners homemade Italian dishes, inspired by traditiRead more
96% recommended
Kid Friendly in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
965 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
As soon as diners walk in La Dolce Vita, they notice the relaxing vintage setting, casual vibe, and sidewalk tables. Known for their quality, yet reasonably priced dishes, this is Read more
95% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

Tomato Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Hudson
985 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Once known as The Red Tomato, Tomato Grill is located in the heart of downtown Hudson. Offering a combination of both contemporary and classic cuisines, this beloved eatery focusesRead more
98% recommended
Healthy in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

D'Agnese's at White Pond

$$$$·Italian·
Akron
949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Offering guests an elegant dining area, complete with white tablecloths, as well as a buzzing bar, D'Agnese's Trattoria and Cafe is the place-to-be for any occasion. Located directRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Akron

Pizza 216

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
41 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
For those used to speciality NYC pies, Pizza 216 is the spot to visit in Cleveland. Here, diners will not only enjoy pizza, but also craft cocktails, small plates, and local draft Read more
94% recommended
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Moe’s Tavern & Brewing

$$$$·Brewery·
Downtown Cleveland
20 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Cozy
When diners are in the mood for a relaxed, fun evening out, Moe's Tavern & Brewing is certainly the place to visit. Although Moe's is known as one of the best bars in Cleveland, thRead more
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Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

$$$$·Italian·
Cleveland West
290 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
When it comes to pizza and wine, Jo Jo Carloni's is the local hotspot. Here, diners can expect traditional, yet modern Italian cuisine and a rustic setting, decorated with both wooRead more
93% recommended
Italian in Cleveland

BRIO Tuscan Grille - Westlake - Crocker Park - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Westlake
709 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
BRIO is a warm and relaxing Italian eatery, serving dishes inspired by Tuscany. Located just two blocks west of South Park Mall, it is easily accessible and valet parking is availaRead more
84% recommended
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