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14523 Madison Ave. (Belle Ave.) Send to Phone
Players offers upscale pizza, pasta and modern American cuisine served in a welcoming neighborhood bistro-style setting.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Players on Madison Restaurant Review

: Players is many things to many Clevelanders. It's a comfortable bistro that also serves fine food from chef Anthony Romano sans pretension (though the prices are a bit high). It's a pizzeria that dishes up elegant entrées. It's a hip, local haunt with both indoor and outdoor seating that makes a great special-occasion destination. Start with either the tuna tacos served with a spicy Thai chili crème fraîche or the fried green tomato drizzled with a citrusy herb dressing. Entrées include a study of mushrooms --- mushrooms done three ways --- as well as molten, blue cheese-encrusted beef tenderloin. If you’re craving pizza but not feeling creative enough to build your own, choose from the nearly endless list of sizes, toppings and bases. Choices such as the pizza tropicale, a spicy number made with chorizo, black beans, cheddar and jalapeños, will make you never want boring old pepperoni again. The wine list is thoughtfully written and innovative cocktails are a must. Desserts are worth the calories, especially the homemade donuts.

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