Cleveland, OH 44106
Family-owned Mamma Santa’s offers homemade Sicilian cooking, including some of the best pizza in Cleveland. It has been rated No. 1 in an AOL readers’ poll and won other recognition, including the 2007 Best Cheap Eats Award, Best Italian Food Award and Best Pizza Award by CitySearch Cleveland. The restaurant and pizzeria is located in Cleveland’s Little Italy. Its features include its old-world décor, cheap wine and inexpensive pizzas. Mamma Santa’s is popular with students at close-by Case Western University. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
2266 Warrensville Center Road
University Heights, OH 44118
Geraci’s has been featured on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” That has drawn people from as far as Toronto to check out the family-owned restaurant that has thrived under the same owners for more than 50 years. Fans praise the crust and homemade sauce, as well as the hearty slices of pepperoni. Its friendly service also gets high points. But it doesn’t take credit cards, meaning patrons better make sure to have enough cash on hand. Geraci’s is open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
20251 Lake Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
Danny Boy’s has been the recipient of numerous pizza awards, including the 2010 Best Pizza by WKYC Channel 3 and Metromix. The pizza joint prides itself on its food, nostalgic atmosphere and swinging music. This isn’t your ordinary pizzeria. Patrons can expect a variety, including BBQ Chicken Pie, the Chicken Alfredo Pie and the Downtown Mac-N-Cheese Pasta Pie. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
13715 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Angelo’s Pizza, a pizza wars winner of 98.5 WNCX, has been declared the Metromix’s Best Pizza 2011 and received the 2010 Silver Spoon Award from “Cleveland Magazine.” Choices are plenty with 22 different kinds of pizza, all bound by a handmade daily crust. Toppings range from the usual, such as pepperoni and sausage, to the unique, including zucchini, red peppers, spinach and steak. Among the specialty pizzas is a baked potato pizza made with a butter sauce, mashed potatoes, bacon, provolone, Monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses, and red onion. Dining room hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Delivery/pickup hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.