Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pizzeria Cerino in Seven Hills

Last night, "R" and I were out running errands and had no plan for dinner. With our stomachs rumbling, we found ourselves near Seven Hills. Suddenly, "R" zoned in on trying Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino for the first time, and we were off.

The restaurant is located in a small plaza, so parking was very easy and free. Immediately, I was struck by how warm, cozy, clean, and new the restaurant looked. If the food was half as good as the place looked, then we were in for a treat.

We were seated right away, and immediately our server came over to take our drink order and to deliver a huge basket of fresh focaccia bread. It was so soft, and lightly salted. I couldn't get enough! Seriously, we took the leftover bread home in our to-go box because it was that good.

We decided to share an order of the Parmesan Zucchini Planks with hand-breaded zucchini served with marinara and lemon aoili ($6.95).
They were large, and the order included six. I do wish that the zucchini was cut a tad thicker, because it was a little lost in the breading. However, it was fried food, so of course it was tasty overall. I liked having the two options for dipping, but the lemon aoili was my favorite.

Of course, we had to order pizza. So we went with one of the hand-tossed specialty pizzas--- Wild Mushroom with white sauce, three types of mushrooms, roasted red peppers (only on half), ricotta silata, mozzarella cheese, and Italian parsley ($11.95 - $21.95 depending on the size).
The crust was relatively thin, with a great crisp to it while maintaining some doughy softness. This is exactly how I personally like my crust. We also added roasted garlic for $2 extra. The mushrooms had great flavor, and I really liked this combination of toppings. Overall, a pretty darn good pizza.

While I still haven't found a pizza place that makes it quite like my favorite from back home, Pizzeria Cerino might just be up there in terms of top spots that I've been to around Cleveland. I will most certainly be back. They have an extensive menu of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers, and more. The desserts were awfully tempting as well! We also poked our head over in the bar area on the other side of the wall, and it looked like a great place to settle in with a bottle of wine and a pizza.

Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino
7305 Broadview Road
Seven Hills, OH 44131


bonnjill said...

Two excellent choices. I love their margherita pizza. Simple yet delicious.

Anonymous said...

Next time you are in olDd brooklyn try Dinas on 58th and memphis, Dinas delight is what made me keep going back

Bite Buff said...

Thanks for the comments!