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Pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms as prepared at Cipriani's in Medina on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer)

At Cipriani's in Medina, casual Italian fare at moderate prices

Pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms as prepared at Cipriani's in Medina on Wednesday, Oct. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer)

Wild mushroom pizza at Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino, 7305 Broadview Road, Seven Hills, 216-236-6007. Quality Italian fare, perfect pizzas, modest prices and a comfortable atmosphere have patrons flocking to Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino in Seven Hills. -- Bob Migra

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Wild mushroom pizza at Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino, 7305 Broadview Road, Seven Hills, 216-236-6007. Quality Italian fare, perfect pizzas, modest prices and a comfortable atmosphere have patrons flocking to Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino in Seven Hills. -- Bob Migra

Hay and Straw, which combines spinach pasta and fettucini with cream, pancetta, mushrooms and herbs, is one of the many wonderful pastas at La Campagne, 27337 Detroit Road (just west of Dover Center Road), Westlake; 440-871-1771. Rarely have I found Italian food as lusty and nuanced.

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With a menu that changes daily, based on what looks good in the market, the approach to offerings at La Campagna restaurant in Westlake gives fresh meaning -- and greater substance -- to the phrase "chef's whim.

Belly Bites at Crop Kitchen. (Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer)

Crop Kitchen: Cool, casual comfort food in Cleveland's Uptown neighborhood (Photo Gallery)

Belly Bites at Crop Kitchen. (Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer)

Romito's Pizza, in Independence, was second up of the 15 finalists named in NEO's Best Pizza contest. Kristel Hartshorn and Joe Crea sampled the cheese pizza and the sausage-pepperoni pizza. Photo by David Petkiewicz / NEOMG

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Romito's Pizza, in Independence, was second up of the 15 finalists named in NEO's Best Pizza contest. Kristel Hartshorn and Joe Crea sampled the cheese pizza and the sausage-pepperoni pizza. Photo by David Petkiewicz / NEOMG

Athens Pizzeria, 8801 Dennison Ave., Cleveland; 216-961-6176 - Athens two west side Cleveland shops have a long following for their pizzas, as well as appetizers and entrees such as chicken and seafood platters and gyro dinners.

The 15 best pizza shops in Northeast Ohio? Your complete 'NEO's Best: Pizza' guide, with photo gallery & videos

Athens Pizzeria, 8801 Dennison Ave., Cleveland; 216-961-6176 - Athens two west side Cleveland shops have a long following for their pizzas, as well as appetizers and entrees such as chicken and seafood platters and gyro dinners.

Sokolowski's serves up pierogi, paprikash and other comfort favorites in Cleveland, OH

Sokolowski's serves up pierogi, paprikash and other comfort favorites with a delicious side of Cleveland nostalgia

Sokolowski's serves up pierogi, paprikash and other comfort favorites in Cleveland, OH

Maine Lobster Pizza at Georgetown, 18515 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-221-3500. Imaginative appetizers, well-prepared entrees, welcoming service add up to an entertaining evening at Georgetown in Lakewood.-- Joe Crea

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Maine Lobster Pizza at Georgetown, 18515 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-221-3500. Imaginative appetizers, well-prepared entrees, welcoming service add up to an entertaining evening at Georgetown in Lakewood.-- Joe Crea

The Great American Pizza Co. in Brunswick was third in line for tasting Kristel Hartshorn and Joe Crea sampled the cheese pizza and the Bismark and a Chicago style deep dish pizza. Photo by David Petkiewicz / NEOMG

The 15 best pizza shops in Northeast Ohio? Your complete 'NEO's Best: Pizza' guide, with photo gallery & videos

The Great American Pizza Co. in Brunswick was third in line for tasting Kristel Hartshorn and Joe Crea sampled the cheese pizza and the Bismark and a Chicago style deep dish pizza. Photo by David Petkiewicz / NEOMG

Soppressata Pizza at Lolita, 900 Literary Road, Cleveland (Tremont); 216-771-5652. Michael Symon's restaurant tempts with cool, hip vibe and fabulously satisfying food. Lolita features spectacular house-cured meats, pizzas and, well, more meat. Symon is unapologetically "meat-centric. Lolita remains true to Lola's casual-yet-chic roots and its Mediterranean-inspired menu, with moderate prices. -- David Farkas

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