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The Best Pizza in Cleveland

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!

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The OpenTable Team
11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Flour - Italian Kitchen, Dante Next Door, Johnny's Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary Italian
Neighborhoods:Moreland Hills, Cleveland West
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Flour - Italian Kitchen

$$$$
Italian
Moreland Hills
4.7
2802 reviews

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, yet chic vibe, featuring a large dining area and ample lighting. Sourcing as many seasonal, homegrown products as possible, the dishes at Flour are fresh and vibrant. While diners can enjoy anything from crispy calamari to seared duck breast, the wood-fired pizzas at Flour are what they’re known for. While they offer numerous pizza options, including their classic bufalina margherita, pizza lovers can add a wide range of toppings to customize their pie, including arugula, egg, anchovies, prosciutto, and more.


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Dante Next Door

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Cleveland West
4.7
422 reviews

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-catching artwork and architectural details that make the space feel both interesting and inviting. Once again, diners can choose from various classic Italian dishes. However, for those searching for the best pizza in Cleveland, no pizza lover could pass on their artisan creations. Each 10-inch pizza is hand-tossed, featuring everything from salmon to wild mushrooms. There’s even a spaghetti and meatball pizza — something that’s challenging to find anywhere else.


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Johnny's Bar

$$$$
Italian
Cleveland West
5.0
626 reviews

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 known for its inviting atmosphere and overall memorable dining experience. Most importantly, Johnny’s is known to have some of the best pizza in Cleveland. Diners can begin their meal with house-smoked trout, escargot, or stuffed veal, followed by one of many authentic Italian delights. Although they have continued to change their menu over the years, one thing is certain — diners will always be served a quality meal in an atmosphere that makes them feel right at home.


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Lago East Bank

$$$$
Italian
The Flats
4.4
946 reviews

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 difference that quality ingredients make. Passionate about food and family-fun, this dining establishment is proud to serve innovative cuisine in a memorable atmosphere. When it comes to their unique menu, diners can start with a range of antipasti dishes, including their wagyu beef carpaccio or stuffed peppers, made with house sausage. Although there are a variety of classic Italian delights to choose from, their pizza is the real deal. Whether diners are in the mood for truffles, beef short rib, asparagus, or smoked mozzarella, Lago has it all. That is why they're one of the top places to enjoy the best pizza in Cleveland.


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Vaccaro's Trattoria

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Bath
4.7
1029 reviews

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 continue to offer some of the best pizza in Cleveland. Their menu is full of unique creations, including their eggplant fries, spicy stuffed banana peppers, as well as their apple and candied nut salad. With dozens of homemade pasta options to choose from, there is truly something for everyone. However, for those in the mood for pizza, this is the place-to-be. Their famous pizzas are topped with everything from steak to hand-cut pepperoni, oil-cured tomato to zucchini and squash. Their menu list is also extensive, offering the perfect pairing for any chosen dish.


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Ken Stewart's Tre Belle

$$$$
Italian
Bath
4.6
660 reviews

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 pick fresh herbs from their on-site garden. Proudly owned and operated by family, their goal is to offer diners a warm, relaxing experience, showcasing quality food and wine. To start, diners are spoiled for choice. Their Italian nachos are always a hit, as well as their organic chicken parmesan "pizza" — served with candied basil and truffle honey. Each day, they create a pizza du jour, offering a new experience each and every time. They also serve a vegan pizza that is made with a cauliflower and rice flour crust. Whether diners are meat lovers, vegan, or vegetarian, there's an incredible type of pizza available for everyone to enjoy.


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Valenti's Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Broadview Heights
4.3
307 reviews

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 traditional family recipes. Not only do they offer an authentic dining experience, but their wine and cocktail lists are also carefully curated.Those who love classic Italian food will be pleased to see menu options that include arancini, calamari, baked olives, and veal parmesan. However, pizza lovers rejoice when they try Valenti's classic pizza options, including their margherita or carne pizza, which includes pepperoni, sausage, two types of fresh cheese, and basil. Although pizza lovers come for a few slices, they often also stay for dessert. With options such as cannoli and tiramisu, it's tough to pass on such sweet delights.


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La Dolce Vita - Cleveland

$$$$
Italian
Little Italy
4.7
1097 reviews

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 the spot to grab some of the best pizza in Cleveland. While they do offer a wide selection of pasta and other entree dishes, it is their pizzas that have diners coming back for more. For those who love vegetables, there are options that feature ingredients such as spinach, artichoke, mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, and more. In comparison, meat lovers will be pleased to know that they can order pizzas which feature everything from classic pepperoni to veal sausage.


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Tomato Grill

$$$$
Italian
Hudson
4.7
1143 reviews

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 focuses on a family-fun atmosphere and fresh food. The space itself is warm and inviting, featuring high ceilings and colorful decor. Their menu is extensive, offering starters that range from crispy ravioli to IPA-steamed mussels. When it comes to pizza, diners can either build-their-own or choose from a selection of gourmet options. Their Cajun chicken pizza is a fan-favorite, as well as their spinach pizza and pizza arrabiatta, complete with banana peppers, olives, onions, cherry peppers, and spicy red sauce.


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D'Agnese's at White Pond

$$$$
Italian
Akron
4.7
1253 reviews

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 directly off the exit of I77 and White Pond Drive, diners can either sit indoors, relaxing in their lounge; or may head outdoors to enjoy their meal on the patio. While they offer a wide range of dishes at D'Agnese's, including seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes, their pizzas are always an excellent choice. Those who love pizza can choose from a wide selection of authentic, yet modern creations, including their chicken BLT, complete with white sauce, marinated chicken, bacon, tomatoes, mozzarella, provolone, and greens. There are also a number of additional toppings available, such as artichokes, goat cheese, and sausage.


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Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

$$$$
Italian
Cleveland West
4.7
474 reviews

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 wood and brick. All ingredients are locally-sourced, fresh, and of the highest quality. To start, guests can enjoy a wide range of Italian classics. Their crispy artichokes are always a great choice, as well as their clams and stuffed eggplant. For pizza, be sure to try their seafood deluxe pizza, as it's unlike any other. there are also options to order gluten-free or thine-crust cauliflower options. With side dishes like Italian broccoli, fettuccine Alfredo, and sautéed spinach, it's easy to please everyone at your table.


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