CLEVELAND, Ohio – Food & Wine magazine has ranked Ohio the ninth best pizza state in the country, citing a slew of restaurants including Greater Cleveland spots Geraci’s, Harlow’s, Il Rione and Mama Santa’s.
The ranking is a timely look at pizza, a sector of the restaurant industry that held up well during the pandemic, with its delivery distribution already established at a time when the takeout model was being embraced and enhanced.
“Pizza-wise, this is as balkanized a state as you will find, each city and region very much into their own style,” writes the magazine’s David Landsel.
Says the magazine about the four places:
“In Cleveland, there are pan-style pizzas topped with a provolone at institutions like Geraci’s in University Heights, now over a half-century old, or Mama Santa’s, in the city’s Little Italy. … At some point, however, you’ll be happy to snap back