Take a delicious trip down memory lane at Pizzeria Angie's

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With a roaring fireplace, galvanized steel pots of succulents, and seasonal flowers on every table, Pizzeria Angie’s is a place where you want to come in and stay awhile. The oversized wall words “Pizza Over Everything” say it all and have become a fave selfie background. This spring, Kevin (right) and Ashley Frederick became the new owners along with Kevin’s parents Kathi and Steve. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Laura Briedis

Cleveland is a burg best known for its nods to tradition, especially revolving around food and sports.

One of the latest resurrections from the past is Pizzeria Angie’s in North Royalton, which was reopened this spring by the Frederick family.

“People fondly remember coming to Angie’s Pizza back in the 1970s,” says Chef-Owner Kevin Frederick, who bought the charming eatery in partnership with his parents, Kathi and Steve, and his wife, Ashley. “We wanted to retain all that was great from the original—such as the classic dishes and secret recipes for the sauce and dough—and infuse it with a fresh, homey décor, ending up with an inviting place for date nights or family meals.”

With a roaring fireplace, galvanized steel pots of succulents, and seasonal flowers on every table, this is a place where you want to come in and stay awhile. The oversized wall words “Pizza Over Everything” say it all and have become a fave selfie background.

Kevin’s many years in the restaurant business, working under other local chefs, have taught him lessons in serving up dishes and curating an atmosphere that people love.

“We arranged our large flatscreen televisions around the restaurant to show something for everyone, from sports to HGTV to the Disney Channel,” he says.

This month’s specialty pizza is the wildly popular Oktoberfest Pizza, which features a garlic butter base topped with sauerkraut, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, mini pierogis and bratwurst.

Kick off Thanksgiving Early
Kevin is the kind of chef who follows his creative streak wherever it takes him. For instance, this month it’s the wildly popular Oktoberfest Pizza, which features a garlic butter base topped with sauerkraut, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, mini pierogis and bratwurst. (The only thing missing is an oompah band.)

Next month, as an homage to your favorite meal of the year, don’t miss Thanksgiving Pizza, topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Other specialty pizzas served daily include Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken, New York White, Meat Feast, Buffalo Chicken, Veggie Deluxe, Fiesta and Aloha. Or you can build your own pizza from a variety of tantalizing toppers.

All of the pizzas are fired on a two-tiered oven with rotating conveyor belt that creates the just-right 10-minute bake for crusts and toppings.

A dieter’s delight is Pizzeria Angie’s generous house salad and homemade Italian wedding soup. Top it off with a glass of pinot grigio.

In the baked sandwich department, Kevin says two of their most popular are the signature meatball sub and chicken parmesan.

Spaghetti, chicken parmesan, calzone and stromboli round out the scrumptious meal selections.

De-Lish Cauliflower Crust, Gluten-Free Dishes
“Our five salads are very popular with health conscious eaters, as is the cauliflower crust available with our pizzas,” he says. “Ashley and I are big gardeners, so many of the herbs and vegetables come from our own backyard.”

The weather is heading south, so that means it’s soup time. Kevin loves creating different flavors, from homemade Italian wedding soup to chilis.

With so many businesses and schools nearby, Kevin reports they also serve a bustling lunch crowd. For under $10 you can enjoy a house salad or soup of the day along with any sandwich, pizza or pasta.

Kevin likes to keep things local, and that includes his beer and wine list, from Great Lakes Brewing Company and Saucy Brew Works to wines from Michael Angelo’s.

With Browns games and holiday parties on the docket, he says they are also doing more catering. Enjoy pizzas, wings, pastas and salads to please any crowd.

And look for five-course beer dinners and wine tastings—bringing in local breweries and wine companies—this fall and winter.

Pizzeria Angie’s is located at 6120 Royalton Road in North Royalton. Carryout and delivery are also available. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-9 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Just call 440-237-2440 or visit PizzeriaAngies.com for more information. Check out their Facebook page for fun photos of their dishes.

Categories: Westside Food & Dining