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New, But Seasoned, Pizzeria Opens in Lakewood

Zappitelli’s Pizzeria, with locations in Painesville and Mentor, opened its doors in Lakewood last week.

There’s a new pizzeria in town, but folks on the east side have known about it for nearly three decades.

, with sister locations in Painesville and Mentor, opened its doors in Lakewood last week.

The store, at 14201 Madison Avenue, was set to open its doors last Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — but the customers wouldn’t wait.

Owner Adam Carroll said Zappitelli’s reputation helps.

Several pizza joints have tried their luck at the location in recent years — most recently .

That news doesn’t discourage Carroll.

“We’re not wasting any time,” he said. “I know we’re going to be busy.” 

The menu boasts such offerings as a pizza with pretzel dough crust, wheat crust pizza and a pizza topped with lasagna. There’s also traditional pizza — with lots of toppings.

“We tried to make this location a little different,” Carroll said. “East-siders aren’t really known for their culinary creativity. We wanted to take this classic, really good, Italian-American food from our sister restaurants — big portions and low prices — and try some new stuff.”

Zappitelli’s also features other staples such as spaghetti, sandwiches and salads.

The store already employs 15 people, including Carroll’s mom, Laureen Solomon.

“We don’t feel that you have to spend a lot of money to get fine dining,” he said. “Come in, make yourself at home and we will make you something good.” 

Zappatelli’s also delivers.

Hours: Open at 11 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

Address: 14201 Madison Avenue.

Phone: 216-227-ZAPP (9277).

Linda Pasquarelli Bosworth December 16, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Found you flyer/menu on the counter at my bank, what a great find. I am from the east side and Zappitelli's was my "go to" favorite. Thrilled you are on the west side and will be ordering tomorrow! Welcome to Lakewood!
Adam J Carroll December 31, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind words. Zappitelli's is a mainstay on the East side, and we're so very grateful that we can bring it out West! Our food truly is fantastic, the portions are huge and fun is had by all who enter. We're here to stay, and to be able to do that we are going to need your input on your likes and dislikes, as we redesign our regular & catering menu to Lakewood's needs! Stop in, call or e-mail us - we want to hear from you. We are very much looking forward to 2012 in Lakewood! Health and Happiness to All!! Adam & Mom
molly vaughan January 27, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I work at a school on the near east side and love my students. Some days I leave with a broken heart....and a hungry stomach after late hours. I would have settled for nasty cold pizza by the slice. Adam had me sit, the staff brought me a drink, and he made a fresh pretzel crust, pepperoni pizza, and brought it to me on a plate with silverware. Changed my night and I am going to bed happy. Thank you soooooo much and welcome to the neighborhood!
joel vopat March 02, 2012 at 03:47 AM
the pizza and place is super my kids wont eat pizza any other place zaps is great they will win the spag and meatball silver spoon award what a great sauce
joel vopat March 02, 2012 at 03:49 AM
stopped their tonight for that thick pepperoni they make never tasted anything bettter period thanks zappitelli

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