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CLEVELAND, Ohio — There’s no better cure for a case of cabin fever than a good pizza.

Dining in restaurants is banned until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis, but you can most likely still get a slice from your favorite local pizza shop. Pizza, after all, was made for take out or delivery.

Luckily, Cleveland is a great pizza town. Picking a pizza place is almost as difficult as deciding what toppings to get. We’re here to help with 15 places to get an awesome pie in Northeast Ohio.

Note: Some shops have multiple locations that might be closer to your delivery zone.

Angelo's Lakewood
The Margherita pizza and the Plain Cheese pizza are two of the more popular pies at Angelo’s in Lakewood. (David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)


13715 Madison Ave, Lakewood, (216) 221-0440

An election night favorite in the cleveland.com newsroom, this west side shop has been slinging pies for nearly 40 years.

A Slice Above

8788 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, (440) 826-1300

Considered by many local residents as the best pizza shop in the ‘Ville, the Vegetable Patch Pizza was mentioned in Thrillist’s list of best pizza places in Cleveland.

Antonio’s Pizza

1100 West Royalton Road, Broadview Heights, (440) 877-1233

Antonio’s has been a favorite of pizza lovers in the western suburbs for more than 50 years. Their stand at Parmatown was, wait for it, legendary.

Bar Cento Pizza
The Sunnyside pizza at Bar Cento is made with organic eggs, provolone, pancetta and cracked black pepper. (Peggy Turbett/ The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer

Bar Cento

1948 West 25th St., Cleveland, (216) 274-1010

The Sunnyside, featuring house-made pancetta, mozzarella, black pepper, and runny eggs, was recognized as the best pizza in Ohio by Zagat and Food Network.

Capri Pizza

18340 Bagley Rd, Cleveland, (440) 243-2999

Perhaps the best New York-style pizza this side of the Hudson, Capri’s large and thin slices are meant to be folded.

Citizen Pie

15710 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, (216) 417-2742

One of the best crusts in Cleveland: fluffy and a little bit charred on the outside, thin, but with just the right amount of bite on the inside.

Crust pizza
Crust offers a 32″ pizza, featuring slices that weigh more than a pound each. (David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)The Plain Dealer


2258 Professor Ave, Cleveland, (216) 583-0257

Known for their huge slices, Crust was named cleveland.com’s best pizza in Cuyahoga County in 2016 and 2019.

Danny Boy’s

20251 Lake Road, Rocky River, (440) 333-9595

Danny Boy’s deep-dish pizza is one of the best this side of Chicago.


2266 Warrensville Center Road, University Heights, (216) 371-5643

In operation since the mid 1950s, Geraci’s pepperoni pizza has achieved iconic status in Cleveland’s east side suburbs.

Il Rione
Il Rione Pizzeria has one of the best thin crusts in the city. (David Petkiewicz, Cleveland.com)The Plain Dealer

Il Rione Pizzeria

1303 W. 65th St, Cleveland, (216) 282-1451 (no delivery)

Their Margherita Pizza with Calabrian Chiles was included in cleveland.com’s list of 50 Best Things to Eat in Cleveland in 2019.

Luigi’s Restaurant

105 N Main St, Akron, (330) 253-2999

This cash-only dive is an Akron classic. Besides pizza, don’t miss the salad, which is basically a bowl of fresh cheese with a side of lettuce. What’s not to like?

Mama Santa’s

2305 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, (216) 231-9567

Little Italy is full of authentic pizza joints, but Mama Santa’s nearly 60-year-old Sicilian pizzeria is arguably the most beloved.

Noce Gourmet
Noce offers an extensive selection of imaginative specialty pizzas. (David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)The Plain Dealer

Noce Gourmet Pizzeria

125 Main St, Chardon, (440) 279-0303

Diners love Noce for its unique baguette-like crust– light, crispy, and flaky on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside.

Ohio Pie Co.

1315 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, (330) 741-4117

Owner Nick Robson has taken everything he loves about the pizza he grew up with to introduce Ohio Style Pizza, a round, square-cut pizza with a not-too-thin/not-too-thick crust and finished off with a swirl of his own signature sauce.

Primoz Pizza

3790 W 117th St, Cleveland, (216) 688-0511

Primoz has a variety of specially pizzas inspired by local tastes and ingredients. Try the Old Memphis Barbeque Pizza, named one of the Best 50 Things To Eat in Cleveland last year.

What are you some of your favorite pizza spots for takeout or delivery? Email me and I’ll add them to this list with your comments.

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