Families can agree on eating pizza for dinner, even if they're divided about whether the moon is a satellite or the earth’s malformed twin. Settle sibling rivalries with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino in Seven Hills.
Chef and owner Eddie Cerino began his culinary career at a young age in his grandmother's kitchen, and now crafts traditional recipes and original creations that blend his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America with her standard of hospitality and quality. Cruise through the menu before selecting an order of the rigatoni alla bolognese ($7.95 half, $10.95 full) or the shrimp piccata, in which shrimp and capers receive styled angel-hair updos with the firm hold of a buttery white-wine sauce ($10.95 half, $15.95 full). Hand-tossed specialty pizzas, such as Dante's Inferno, lead adventurous mouths into an underworld of flaming flavors with arrabbiata sauce, hot peppers, sausage, and a sprinkling of goat and mozzarella cheese ($11.95 for a 9"). Alternatively, patrons can construct their own pie ($7.95 for 9"), with additions ($1.25–$2.25) such as structurally sound wild mushrooms, basil-pesto mortar, or sun-dried-tomato roofs.
The exposed brick walls of the casual, contemporary interior showcase art from members of the Cleveland Photographic Society.
Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino
Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino serves fresh Italian dishes crafted with the fusion of family recipes and modern culinary experience. Owner Eddie Cerino's passion for food began in his grandmother's kitchen, where he would watch her prepare meals for friends and family. He took in the aromas and witnessed how, like receiving a paycheck delivered by puppies, her dishes would brighten guests' spirits. When forging his pizzeria's menu, Eddie combined his family's cherished recipes with techniques and flavors he discovered over the course of his career. Today, guests indulge their cravings with entrees prepared under the direction of a Cerino family member, such as gourmet pizzas topped with wild mushrooms and sausage and butternut-squash ravioli in a butter-sage sauce.