Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Pizzazz

20680 N. Park Blvd. (Warrensville Rd.) Send to Phone
216-321-7272 | Menu
A favorite college hangout, Pizzazz offers freshly made pizza and pasta entrées.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Features

* Click here for rating key

Pizzazz Restaurant Review

: A casual crowd gathers at this East Side Italian joint, which serves everything from salads with a tasty house dressing to pastas, sandwiches and calzones. To the left of the open kitchen, pizzas are turned out at a rapid pace for students of nearby John Carroll University. You'll also find co-eds populating the roomy, booth-laden dining room. Meanwhile, to the right, a sleek tavern area buzzes, as draft beer flows and a handful of professor-types debate the topic du jour. The menu is fairly extensive, but the pies are what bring in the masses (up to 600 on a busy night). Five sauce options are available, including red, white, pesto, Diablo (roasted hot peppers and shallots) and Rosie’s (ground red bell peppers in red sauce, topped with Asiago); combine them with over 30 toppings for a nearly endless variety. Outside of the pies, there are burgers, sandwiches and tacos to be had. The cheddar bacon burger, while out of place in an Italian joint, is a tasty choice.



2017 RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.